East Village Weekly Round-Up (July 3-9)

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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!

Child Minding at the Central Library

Every day this summer, caregivers can participate in Library programs and services while their children are cared for. This service is led by the YWCA, with support from the Government of Alberta, Culture and Tourism, Career and Employment Information Services (CEIS), and the Calgary Public Library Foundation.

When: All summer (please note that child minding times vary – check the Calgary Public Library website)
Where: 800 3 St SE
Cost: Free (register in advance online)

Jammin’ on the Island

Are you a basement guitarist? Do you jam with YouTube more than your pals?  Are you a garage band that wants to play with a whole lot of ukuleles? All acoustics are welcome at this jam session with the Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners! Runs every Thursday in July at Confluence Plaza on St. Patrick’s Island.

When: Thursday, July 4 at 6:00pm
Where: St. Patrick’s Island (east end, next to the parking lot)
Cost: Free

Everything II | Lee Su-Feh (dance performance)

Everything is one immigrant’s way of acknowledging the indigenous territory on which she dances. In this solo work, the dance comes out of a negotiation between what the dancer carries and the surface on which she dances. Using Daoist ritual objects such as I-ching sticks, incense and spirit paper, the dancer surrenders to the inherent nature of each object – the weight, the energy and the tasks attached to each of the objects – and the body is called into a dance that connects the human body to the elements.

When: Thursday, July 4 at 7:00pm
Where: RiverWalk Plaza (608 Confluence Way SE)
Cost: Free

Stampede at the King Eddy: All-Day Get Down

From July 5-14, King Eddy will be transformed into a swingin' Stampede saloon. So whether you're warming up for a night of boot stompin' or winding down from a day on the midway, come kick it at Calgary’s legendary live music venue!

When: Friday, July 5 from 11:00am-4:00pm
Where: 438 9 Avenue SE
Cost: No cover

Market Collective Summer Takeover at the St. Louis

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. This event is family-friendly.

When: Friday from 2:30-7:00 (time changed for Stampede Parade), Saturday & Sunday from 11:00-5:00
Where: 430 8 Ave SE
Cost: Free admission

Urban Bark Meet-Up

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.

When: Sunday, July 7 at 10:00am
Where: Meet at the East Village Experience Centre (553 Riverfront Ave SE)
Cost: Free

Mandala Monday at Raw Canvas

Raw Canvas by Paint Parti offers painting, tapas and drinks for a night of fun! Follow step-by-step instructions by the instructor or mix in some of your own artistic flair to create a finished painting. No painting experience is necessary to let your inner artist shine!

When: Monday, July 8 at 7:00pm
Where: 609 Confluence Way SE
Cost: $45

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 July 9. Grab your pal or partner and enjoy a special $10 admission per person from 5pm to 8pm.

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, July 9 at 5:00pm
Where: 850 4 St SE
Cost: $10