East Village Weekly Round-Up (Aug 28-Sept 3)


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!

Community Climate Conversation

'Community Climate Conversations' (the CCCs) are a city spanning initiative by Calgary Climate Hub that brings a host of bonafide climate experts to Calgary communities. Citizens can engage with the experts and each other to discuss climate topics that resonate with them the most, from climate science to renewable energy to eco-anxiety.

When: Thursday, August 29 at 6:30pm
Where: East Village Music Pavilion
Cost: Free

EVNA Movie Night

The East Village Neighbourhood Association presents: Movie Night! Join EVNA on the King Eddy rooftop for Mrs. Doubtfire. Refreshments will be available for sale. Outside snacks and beverages are not permitted.

When: Thursday, August 29 at 9:00pm
Where: 438 9 Ave SE
Cost: Free admission

St. Louis Hotel Throwback Horse Racing

It’s your last chance to enjoy a Friday afternoon lunch of chicken and chips at the St. Louis Hotel this summer! Join Best of Calgary as they bring 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 30 from 11:30am-1:30pm
Where: 430 8 Ave SE
Cost: $35

Rock ‘n’ Roll Happy Hour with Howlin’ Pete

Peter Cormier of Peter and the Wolves is heating up Happy Hour at the Eddy! Get yer fill of rockabilly cool tunes with $7 pints and $8 cocktails at Happy Hour.'

When: Friday, August 30 at 4:00pm
Where: 438 9 Ave SE
Cost: Free admission

Central Library Tour

Did you know that the Central Library was recently named as one of TIME Magazine's 100 Greatest Places of 2019? Discover the unique and innovative elements of Central Library’s spaces, services, art and iconic architecture in a free public tour led by a volunteer guide.

When: Saturday, August 31 from 12:00-1:00pm
Where: 800 3 St SE
Cost: Free, but register in advance (limited drop-in spaces will be available)

Pride Parade

Come share in the outpouring of love and support within the LGBTQ2+ community and from its numerous allies. The parade and parade staging starts right here in East Village, so you’ll have the first close-up look at all the fun and fanfare!

When: Sunday, September 1 from 11:00am-1:00pm
Where: Parade starts at 3rd St & 6th Ave SE
Cost: Free

Scotiabank Backbeat presents: The Permanent Residents

Join local band The Permanent Residents at Studio Bell for an acoustic rock performance that's sure to get you grooving!

When: Sunday, September 1 at 1:00pm
Where: 850 4 St SE
Cost: Included with admission

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, September 2 at noon
Where: 553 Riverfront Ave SE
Cost: Free


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 creative flair to complete a beautiful finished painting. No experience is necessary to let your inner artist shine!

When: Tuesday, September 3 at 7:00PM
609 Confluence Way SE