From Studio Bell to hot spot eateries, from urban plazas to the library, there’s always something happening somewhere in East Village. We’ve rounded up our top picks of this week’s events, programs, classes and more. Don’t forget to check the calendars of our community partners for other goings-on in the neighbourhood!
Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 10:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
Where: #190, 615 - 6 Ave SE
Experience history and fantasy combined like never before with the latest book by internationally bestselling author, Guy Gavriel Kay. ‘A Brightness Long Ago’ is a masterful new novel set in a vivid world evoking early Renaissance Italy and offering an extraordinary cast of characters whose lives come together through destiny, love, and ambition.
When: Thursday, May 23 from 7:00 - 8:30pm
Where: 800 3 St SE
Cost: $20 at wordfest.com
It’s time to get ROLLING! Join the East Village Neighbourhood Association at their summer Bike Clinic, where you can learn proper bike cleaning, basic maintenance, safety checks, and how to secure your bicycle. The session will be run by Rath Bicycle. Afterward, join in for a friendly bike ride around the river, led by Bike Calgary!
When: Saturday, May 25 from 1:00 - 4:00pm
Where: Crossroads (next to the EV Community Garden)
Hot on the heels of his induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame alongside his ex-bandmates in the Barenaked Ladies, NMC is pleased to present legendary Canadian rocker Steven Page.
When: Saturday, May 25, 8:00pm
Where: 850 4 Street SE
Cost: $35, $45 at the door
Know someone running in the marathon this year? Or maybe you just missed your calling as a cheerleader early on in life. Join EV residents, EAST Crew, and friends of the community at the East Village Spirit Hub as we root for runners. Doesn't matter which 'hood you're from - everyone is welcome to join! BassBus will supply great music to get the runners (and cheerers) pumped up, and we'll have coffee and snacks to keep you on your cheering A-game.
When: Sunday, May 26, 7:00am - 1:00pm
Where: 553 Riverfront Ave SE
Head over to the King Eddy for a chill afternoon of live tunes (and a side of all-day Southern brunch) with #YYC singer-songwriter, Justine Vandergrift.
You never know who’s coming for brunch—each week, Justine will team up with a local talent as a special guest on the Eddy’s legendary stage.
When: Sunday, May 26, 11:00am
Where: King Eddy, 438 9 Avenue SE
Step up your culinary skills with this hands-on pasta-making class! You’ll learn about the basic ingredients needed to make delicious ricotta gnocchi and how to shape your pillowy, fluffy gnocchi. Everything you make you will be ready to take home to cook or freeze. This is a beginner class.
When: Sunday, May 26, 2:00pm
Where: Raw Canvas, 609 Confluence Way SE
The Brewer’s Apprentice – East Village’s 48-tap growler bar – hosts custom tasting events for up to 10 people. Contact them to book your group and receive 10% off all growler and crowler fills after your tasting.
Where: 448 8th Ave SE
Cost: Contact The Brewer’s Apprentice for pricing