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!
Come celebrate the opening of our games park this Wednesday at The First Bounce! This space celebrates an active lifestyle for all ages in an inner-city environment. Beyond a full-sized basketball court for both regular and 3x3 games, The Bounce also includes hop-scotch, four-square, twister, snakes & ladders and outdoor ping-pong.
When: Wednesday, June 5 at 5:00pm
Where: 4th St & 8th Ave SE
Join lululemon Calgary on Global Running Day for a celebration of Calgary's run community. Whether you're a seasoned ultra runner, a regular road runner, or if this is your first time lacing those shoes up, this day is about you!
When: Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30pm
Where: Meet at Crossroads (just east of the Simmons Building)
Come one, come all, come all summer long! Between June and August, Market Collective will be set up at the historic St. Louis Hotel in East Village. Attendees can expect to see 13 local artisans, food trucks, art installations, DJs, and musicians.
When: June 7-9
Where: St. Louis Hotel (430 8 Ave SE)
Aerobics is back – bigger, better, HIGHer! Experience more than just a workout – HIGH has taken old school aerobics and made it modern, hip and even more fun. This class is first-come, first-served with a capacity of 30 participants. Classes will run on the deck of the EV Experience Centre every Friday from June 7 - September 13 (weather dependent).
When: Friday, June 7 at 12:00pm
Where: 553 Riverfront Ave SE
Good Earth is hosting a grand opening to celebrate with their new East Village neighbours! This event is open to the public and will include free brewed coffee all day, live music and prizes as well as food and beverage samples. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 3:00 pm.
When: Saturday, June 8 from 2:00-5:00pm
Where: 616 – 6th Avenue SE
Meet up with Rhonda from BARK every Sunday for a 45-60 minute walk around the neighbourhood, alongside a whole motley crew of four-legged (and two-legged!) friends. Treats will be available for both humans and doggos. From June 9th to September 15th.
When: Sunday, June 9 at 10:00am
Where: East Village Experience Centre (553 Riverfront Ave SE)
Join Calgary Public Library for a fun, gentle yoga class in the Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery. Beginners and students of all levels and experience are welcome. Presented in partnership with Yoga Shala Calgary.
When: Sunday, June 9 at 10:00am
Where: 800 3 St SE
Cost: Free, but advance registration is required
Venture over to C-Square every second Tuesday, where you’ll find up to 30 vendors offering produce, meats, breads, pastries, art, apparel and more!
When: Tuesday, June 11 from 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: 4th St & 7th Ave SE
Grab your pal or partner and enjoy a special $10 admission per person on June 11. 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, June 11 from 5:00pm-8:00pm
Where: 850 4 Street SE