East Village Weekly Round-Up (Sept 11-17)


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!

Beat Beethoven

Can you beat Beethoven?! Run Calgary and Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra have partnered again to bring you the second annual Beat Beethoven event on September 12! Finish an 8km run or 4km walk along the Bow River before CPO completes 50 minutes of Beethoven's best music.

When: Thursday, September 12
Where: RiverWalk Plaza
Cost: $95

Moonlight Market

Moonlight Market is an unforgettable night market experience highlighting street-food inspired eats, artisan goods, as well as unique and local artists carefully curated by Love Notes.

When: Saturday, September 14
Where: Riverfront Lane and C-Square
Cost: Free

Beakerhead Community Beacon: The Mayan Portal

Get ready for the mash-up of arts, science and engineering that is Beakerhead! Before their Spectacle event on Sept 21, get a taste of what's to come at The Mayan Portal, one of three Community Beacons around Calgary.

When: September 14-22
Where: C-Square (4 St & 7 Ave SE)
Cost: Free

Terry Fox Run

The 39th annual Terry Fox Run in Calgary is on September 15th at Fort Calgary! This great event includes live music, activities, BBQ after the race, and more. Registrants can walk, run, or ride the route. Four-legged canine friends are welcome on the run route and in the outdoor plaza of Fort Calgary.

When: Sunday, September 15
Where: 750 9 Ave SE
Cost: Free to register, donate what you can!

The YYScene presents: Songsmith Sundays with Justine Vandergrift

Sunday plans? King Eddy’s got ’em! Calgary singer-songwriter Justine Vandergrift returns to host Songsmith Sundays with a rotating cast of musical guests. Even cooler: each of these sessions will feature on an upcoming podcast from the series.

When: Sunday, September 15 at 1:00pm
Where: 438 9 Ave SE
Cost: Free

HIGH Fitness at the EV Experience Centre

It’s the last HIGH Fitness class of the season! Class is first-come, first-served with a capacity of 30 participants. Bring good sneakers and a water bottle.

When: Monday, September 16 at noon
Where: 553 Riverfront Ave SE
Cost: Free

LGBTQ2+ Basics

Explore the language, context, and history of the queer community along with tools to help develop new relationships both personally and professionally. This Calgary Public Library program is in partnership with the Calgary Queer Arts Society.

When: Tuesday, September 17 from 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Central Library (800 3 St SE)
Cost: Free

Brynn Parker