East Village Weekly Round-Up (May 8-14)


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!

Yves Jarvis with FOONYAP at the King Eddy

Catch Calgary-via-Montreal avant-garde talent Yves Jarvis at the King Eddy. FOONYAP is a classically-trained violinist and vocalist with an incomparable sound. 

When: Wednesday, May 8 at 8:00pm
Where: 438 9 Avenue SE
$12 advance tickets, $15 at the door

Think Big: A Night Out With Your Brain

The Anxious Brain: How do we know when we’ve crossed the line from managing our anxiety to being overwhelmed by it? Join Think Big host Jay Ingram and experts from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and The Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education as they explore this question and share the latest research and treatments for anxiety disorders.

When: Friday, May 10 at 6:00pm
Where: 300 8 St SE
Free with library membership (advance registration required)

Fort Calgary Presents: BLACK & WHITE MOVIE NIGHTS

May Feature: King Kong (1933)
Join Fort Calgary in the Burnswest Theatre for a night at the movies! Grab some popcorn and a cocktail at this licensed event, and enjoy a classic black and white movie in Fort Calgary’s newly renovated theatre.

When: Friday, May 10 at 7:00pm
Where: 750 9 Ave SE

Loft 112’s 5th Birthday

It has been five wonderful years since Loft 112 officially opened their doors. Come celebrate with a hands-on collage postcard activity, readings from authors and poets, an open mic jam, and cake and refreshments!

When: Saturday, May 11 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Where: 535 8 Ave SE
Cost: Free

YYCFoodTrucks Spring Frenzy - Take 2

After being snowed out at their Spring Frenzy in April, YYCFoodTrucks is hosting a redo day this Saturday, May 11! Head over to C-Square for your favorite food truck eats, live music, and giveaways.

When: Saturday, May 11 from 11:00am-7:00pm
Where: 4th St & 7th Ave SE
Cost: $5, free for seniors and kids under 14

Mothers Day Painting Class at Raw Canvas

Treat your mom to a fun and relaxing painting session at Raw Canvas this Mother’s Day! Mom gets a glass of wine or mimosa included with her painting experience. Complimentary pastries and snacks will be provided, and brunch is available to order at an additional cost.

When: Sunday, May 12 at noon
Where: 609 Confluence Way SE
Cost: $49

East Village presents: $10 Date Night at Studio Bell

The National Music Centre is pleased to offer extended hours and discounted rates for visitors to Studio Bell on May 14. Grab your pal or partner and enjoy a special $10 admission per person. Studio Bell is the perfect after work date night destination with five floors of exhibitions to explore, interactive activities, memorabilia from four Canadian music halls of fame, and new temporary exhibitions celebrating iconic Canadians.

When: Tuesday, May 14 from 5:00pm-8:00pm
Where: 850 4 Street SE
Cost: $10

Printed Word: The Salon Series with Carole Bondaroff and Lee Kvern

In 2017, Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 initiated Print(ed) Word to explore book inspired relationships: art from text, artist with writer, art book and reader. The result was a collaboration between a selection of twelve Alberta printmakers and twelve writers. Print(ed) Word is a collection of 12 handmade artist books now on permanent display at new Central Library. Join the authors and artists for a series of presentations on their writing, art and the process of collaborating to make their book.

When: Tuesday, May 14 from 7:00pm-8:00pm
Where: Central Library (300 8 St SE)
Cost: Free

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