East Village Weekly Round-Up (Sept 18-24)


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!

Beakerhead Community Beacon: The Mayan Portal

Get ready for the mash-up of arts, science and engineering that is Beakerhead! Come check out The Mayan Portal at C-Square, one of three Community Beacons around Calgary.

When: On every day until September 22
Where: 4 St & 7 Ave SE
Cost: Free

CureFest Candlelight Vigil

Join CureFest Calgary at sunset to light a candle in honor of kids who have or who are fighting cancer. Come together to raise awareness and help give a voice to childhood cancer. Bring your own candle or buy a “Natasha Thursdays” candle at the event.

When: Thursday, September 19 at 7:30pm
Where: The Rise at St. Patrick’s Island
Cost: Free

Alberta Spotlight: Beach Season with Selci

The National Music Centre is pleased to present electro-soul duo Beach Season with alt-pop singer-producer Selci as part of the Alberta Spotlight series.

When: Friday, September 20 at 8:00pm
Where: Studio Bell (850 4 St SE)
Cost: $15, $10 for NMC members

Steve Hill at the King Eddy

JUNO award-winning blues artist Steve Hill hits Calgary’s legendary blues stage. A solo artist and one-man band, Steve Hill invites listeners into a world of musical madness in the form of blues and rock ‘n’ roll.

When: Saturday, September 21 at 8:00pm
Where: 438 9 Ave SE
Cost: $20 advanced tickets, $30 at the door

CrushCamp Grand Opening

Celebrate CrushCamp's newly opened location in East Village with free classes, special offers and guests, plus a CrushCamp 101 class for newbies. It's a great day to bring a friend, try out a SKILLMILL, and meet some of the team.

When: Sunday, September 22 from 9:00am-1:00pm
Where: 530 6 Ave SE
Cost: Free

Introduction to Steaming & Latte Art with Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters

It’s true, making really exceptional coffee takes time, commitment and training, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it yourself at home! Learn how to steam milk to produce creamy micro-foam, then master the basics of pouring latte art.

When: Monday, September 23 at 6:00pm
Where: 530 6 Ave SE
Cost: $125

CIFF: Inception

To celebrate their 20th Anniversary, the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF) is highlighting some of the great movies that have been made in Alberta over the past 20 years. In partnership with Calgary Public Library, CIFF will be hosting five free community screenings at the Central Library, including Inception (2010) on September 24.

When: Tuesday, September 24 at 1:00pm
Where: 530 6 Ave SE
Cost: Free (reserve your ticket in advance)

Brynn Parker