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Koi is a blend of passionate people pooling their skills to provide urban Calgary with a forward-thinking environment, serving delicious and nutritious food, creating unique communities, and supporting local art, music, and culture.

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Music Calendar

October 2017

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

02
Classical Revolution
7pm
03
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
04
Koi Presents: Blake Ferris w/ Chelsea Wyte and Taylor Bennett
8pm
05
Jazz: Open Mic
8pm
06
Koi Presents: Travis James w/ Danielle Dayton & DJ Zach Blach and Friends
7pm & 10pm
07
Koi Presents: Mister and Mystic
8pm
09
Closed for Holiday
10
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
11
Koi Presents: Chinook Music School
7pm
12
Jazz Feature Band: Carolina Slim
8pm
13
Koi Presents: Long Jon Lev Band & Ben Tremlay and Friends (live music)
7pm & 10pm
14
Koi Presents: Yvette w/ Brother Mose and Anthony Kameka & Subchakra's Temple
7pm & 10pm
16
Expressions: Spoken Word
8pm
17
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
18
Koi Presents: Rhonda Louise
8pm & 9:30pm
19
Jazz Feature Band: The Colin Adhikary Band (CKS)
8pm
20
Koi Presents: Tyra Whitson
8pm
21
Koi Presents: Selci (Winnipeg) w/ Jodie B & WUHU
9pm
23
Koi Presents: Method Sessions
7pm
24
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
25
Koi Presents: Johnny and the Stray Hearts w/ Guests
7pm
26
Jazz Feature Band: Shadoplay ft. Teresa
8pm
27
Koi Presents: The Fragments & Czarkologie
7pm & 9pm
28
The Palmer Squares & Vantablac Sol w/ Local Artists
8pm
30
Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night)
8pm
31
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
01
"The Doorway" NFP Fundraiser
6:30pm
02
Jazz Open Mic
8pm
03
DMK presents: JHNN M4A Remix Release Party
10pm
04
Koi Presents: The Corey Hotline w/ Mademoiselle and Sarah Christine
8pm
Monday 02 Classical Revolution 8pm
Tuesday 03 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 04 Koi Presents: Blake Ferris w/ Chelsea Wyte and Taylor Bennett 8pm
Thursday 05 Jazz Open Mic 8pm
Friday 06 Koi Presents: Travis James w/ Danielle Dayton & DJ Zach Blach and Friends 7pm & 10pm
Saturday 07 Koi Presents: Mister and Mystic 8pm
Monday 09 Closed for Holiday
Tuesday 10 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 11 Koi Presents: Chinook Music School 8pm
Thursday 12 Jazz Feature Band: Carolina Slim 8pm
Friday 13 Koi Presents: Long Jon Lev Band & Ben Tremlay and Friends (live music) 7pm & 10pm
Saturday 14 Koi Presents: Yvette w/ Brother Mose and Anthony Kameka & Subchakra's Temple 7pm & 10pm
Monday 16 Expressions: Spoken Word 8pm
Tuesday 17 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 18 Koi Presents: Rhonda Louise 8pm
Thursday 19 Jazz Feature Band: The Colin Adhikary Band (CKS) 8pm
Friday 20 Koi Presents: Tyra Whitson 8pm
Saturday 21 Koi Presents: Selci (Winnipeg) w/ Jodie B & WUHU 9pm
Monday 23 Koi Presents: Method Sessions 7pm
Tuesday 24 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 25 Koi Presents: Johnny and the Stray Hearts w/ Guests 8pm
Thursday 26 Jazz Feature Band: Shadoplay ft. Teresa 8pm
Friday 27 Koi Presents: The Fragments & Czarkologie 7pm & 9pm
Saturday 28 Koi Presents: The Palmer Squares & Vantablac Sol w/ Local Artists 8pm
Monday 30 Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night) 8pm
Tuesday 31 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 01 "The Doorway" NFP Fundraiser 6:30pm
Thursday 02 Jazz Open Mic 8pm
Friday 03 DMK presents: JHNN M4A Remix Release Party 10pm
Saturday 04 Koi Presents: The Corey Hotline w/ Mademoiselle and Sarah Christine 8pm

Music Events

    • Classical Revolution
    • First Mondays of the Month 8pm
    • Voluntary Cover & All Ages
    • Classical Revolution Calgary is live chamber music, made up of a collective of passionate musicians. Both professionals and part-timers unite for a hosted jam session with one thing in mind, bring chamber music to the people.

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    • Expressions: Spoken Word
    • Second Mondays of the Month 8pm
    • Voluntary Cover & All Ages
    • Hosted by passionate spoken word artists, Expressions is a spoken word night built around the fusion of music and poetry in a calm and humble setting.

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    • Galactic Funk
    • Fridays (Varies Monthly) 10pm
    • Cover May Apply & 18+
    • An evening of energizing funky vibes from local DJ talent to bring the week to a close and gear up for the weekend ahead. Come get your dance on!
    • Haven: The Jam!
    • Last Monday of the Month 8pm
    • Voluntary Cover & All Ages
    • Haven presents a night of live music in an open jam format. Come down and enjoy an evening where a large collection of musicians and vocalists will perform their inspirational art.

    • Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic/Feature Band
    • Thursdays 8pm
    • Voluntary Cover & All Ages
    • Hosted by talented jazz musicians, this evening has a warm and welcoming open mic on the first Thursday with musical hosts to sing or accompany. The remaining Thursdays of the month feature jazz themed bands. You will find piano, percussion, saxophone and more. You never know who might show up, so come down and enjoy an evening of soulful music.

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    • Notorious Improv Comedy
    • Second Saturday of the Month 8pm
    • Voluntary Cover & All Ages
    • Freestyle Rap. Improv comedy. It doesn't get any fresher than NOTORIOUS. Fast paced, in yo face comedy based entirely on audience suggestions. Featuring: Notorious Improv Group & Friends.

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    • Showcase
    • Saturdays (Varies Monthly) 8pm
    • Voluntary Cover & All Ages
    • This monthly event features two artists from the community, from singer songwriters and jazz vocalists to hip hop performers. Artists are given the stage to perform or ‘showcase’ one hour of their original material.
    • Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
    • Tuesdays 8pm
    • No Cover & All Ages
    • Hosted by local musicians, this open mic is for both emerging and experienced singer/songwriters who are looking for a unique and welcoming venue to present their original material. Enjoy all sorts of genres and styles as some of Calgary’s most talented take the stage.

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    • Subchakra's Temple
    • Fridays (Varies Monthly) 8pm
    • Cover May Apply & All Ages
    • Deep frequencies, heavy feels. Let that fire loose on this monthly night dedicated to a curation of music focused on bass culture. A mix of local and national artists.

    • Toast ‘n’ Jam
    • Saturdays (Varies Monthly) 8pm
    • Voluntary Cover & All Ages
    • This monthly open mic features a variety of musical co-hosts with a pre-determined set list for everyone to join on the mic or the band. Bring your instruments and clear those throats!

Visual Art

Koi wants to encourage new, emerging graphic and photographic artists who desire the opportunity to share their creativity with the public. We have incorporated dedicated, illuminated art walls in our room design to feature and enhance the artist’s work. We provide this wall space free of charge to the exhibiting artist. Koi also hosts openings or receptions for exhibiting artists.

If you are interested in displaying your work in our space, contact: info@cafekoi.com.

Current Artist

Jay Robinson

Jay Robinson takes his inspiration from the tactile experience of day-to-day life, especially being and feeling in nature. His photomanipulation pieces represents the unfiltered, visceral presence of the world, before the mind gets a chance to think about it and separate it into 'things.'

As a baby experiences its world as no other than itself, so we too can reach out with the senses and experience ourselves in the world, and in each other. This way we can live and relate from a unitive perspective, with integrity, beauty, peace, and deliciousness.

Jay Robinson

Food

From sautéed sirloin to ginger-fired prawns, we offer unique Asian-fusion dishes that blend the culinary flavours of China, Korea, and Japan. We also offer options for those that prefer vegetarian, vegan-friendly, and gluten-free dishes.

With over one hundred pounds of freshly-cut vegetables making its way into our dishes every day, we whole-heartedly believe that food is delightfully flavourful when it’s fresh and prepared as you order it.

For catering and special events, contact us at (403) 206-1564 or info@cafekoi.com.