East Village Weekly Round-Up (Sept 25 - Oct 1)

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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!

Campers Village Outdoor Expo and Festival

On September 27th, 30 of your favourite outdoor brands will descend onto St. Patrick's Island for the Campers Village Outdoor Expo & Family Festival. There will be games & contests, over $10,000 in prizes, free hot dogs, free product demos, education stations, scavenger hunts, ultimate campsite set-up tours, and more.

When: Friday, September 27 from 5:00-9:00pm
Where: The Rise at St. Patrick’s Island
Cost: Free

Fort Calgary Presents: Black & White Movie Night

September Feature: The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Join Fort Calgary in the Burnswest Theatre for a night at the movies! Grab some popcorn and a cocktail at this licensed event, and enjoy a classic black and white movie in Fort Calgary’s newly renovated theatre.

When: Friday, September 27 at 6:00pm
Where: 750 9 Ave SE
Cost: $15

The Hat East Village Open House

Want all the fun of living in EV without the commitment? Leasing for The Hat East Village – our neighbourhood’s first purpose-built rental project – is now underway! Stop by their open house this weekend to check out the suites, building amenities and views. The leasing team will be on site to answer any of your questions, and bites and bevvies will be aplenty!

When: 11:00am-5:00pm on Saturday, September 28 & Sunday, September 29
Where: 611 7 Ave SE
Cost: Free

Doors Open YYC

On September 28 and 29, explore some of Calgary’s most intriguing and beloved sites through the 8th annual Doors Open YYC. During these days, buildings in all quadrants of the city open their doors – free of charge – to the public to provide special tours and behind-the-scenes experiences. 2019 East Village locations include the St. Louis Hotel, Central Library, the Castell Building (former Central Library and current home of UCalgary’s School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape), and Alt Hotel.

When: Saturday, September 28 & Sunday, September 29
Where: East Village and all over the city
Cost: Free

Bookmark Unveiling at Loft 112

Join poet Rosemary Griebel on September 28th as Alberta’s first Bookmark is unveiled for her poem, “Walking with Walt Whitman Through Calgary’s Eastside on a Winter Day,” which is set in East Village.

A one-of-a-kind Canadian innovation, Project Bookmark Canada is a nation-wide trail of the country’s literature, encouraging residents and visitors to read their way across Canada.

When: Saturday, September 28 at 1:00pm
Where: 112 - 535 8 Ave SE
Cost: Free

Alberta Culture Days featuring the Calgary Civic Symphony

Enjoy FREE activities at Studio Bell with the Calgary Civic Symphony on September 29 in celebration of Alberta Culture Days.  

Music lovers of all ages can bang a drum, strum a harp, learn all about orchestras AND hear a special Culture Days performance.

When: Sunday, September 29 at 11:00am and 1:00pm
Where: 850 4 St SE
Cost: Free

Central Library Tour

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: Monday, September 30 from 12:00-1:00pm
Where: 800 3 St SE
Cost: Free (register in advance)

$20 Tuesdays 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 creative flair to complete a beautiful finished painting. No painting experience is necessary to let your inner artist shine!

When: Tuesday, October 1 at 6:30pm
Where: 609 Confluence Way SE
Cost: $20

Brynn Parker