East Village Weekly Round-Up (August 21-27)

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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!

Catch the last weekend of Market Collective’s Summer Takeover in the St. Louis

When: Friday from 12:00-7:00pm, Saturday & Sunday from 11:00-5:00
Where: 430 8 Ave SE
Cost: Free admission

St. Louis Hotel Throwback Horse Racing

Enjoy a Friday afternoon lunch of chicken and chips at the St. Louis Hotel, just like it was 1985 again! This summer, Best of Calgary has brought back the George Stephenson tradition of imaginary horse racing. Enjoy a couple Village Brewery beers and a classic St. Louis meal of chicken & chips while placing your bets.

When: Friday, August 23 from 11:30am-1:30pm
Where: 430 8 Ave SE
Cost: $35

East Village Neighborhood Association Movie Night

The East Village Neighbourhood Association presents: Movie Night! Join EVNA at 5th St Square on August 23 for Shrek. Folding chairs will be provided, but feel free to bring your own. Popcorn will be available for free!

When: Friday, August 23 at 9:00pm
Where: 5th Street Square (urban plaza at 5th St & 7th Ave SE)
Cost: Free admission

Saturdays in C-Square

The National Music Centre (NMC)’s annual summer music series is back at C-Square with a roster of global sounds drawn from the local community. These free, family-friendly performances run each Saturday (weather permitting) from August 3 - 24.

When: Saturday, August 24 from 1:00-4:00pm
Where: C-Square (4th St & 7th Ave SE)
Cost: Free admission

Clinic Sport & Health's 1 Year Celebration

Clinic has officially been open for one year! To celebrate, Clinic is giving away a prize basket packed with East Village goodies. Enter to win by stopping by any time this week, or during Saturday's celebration.

When: Saturday, August 24 from 1:00-4:00pm
Where: 520 6 Ave SE
Cost: Free

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. From June 9th to September 15th.

When: Sunday, August 25 at 11:00am
Where: 553 Riverfront Ave SE
Cost: Free

HIGH Fitness at the EV Experience Centre

Aerobics is back! Bigger, better, HIGHer! This class is first-come, first-served with a capacity of 30 participants. Bring good sneakers and a water bottle. HIGH Fitness will run on the deck of the EV Experience Centre on Mondays until September 16 (weather dependent).

When: Monday, August 26 at noon
Where: 553 Riverfront Ave SE
Cost: Free

C-SQUARE TUESDAY MARKET

Venture over to C-Square for a market with up to 30 vendors offering produce, meats, breads, pastries, art, apparel and more!

When: Tuesday, August 27 from 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: C-Square (4th St & 7th Ave SE)
Cost: Free