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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

July 2017

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

03
Closed for Holiday
04
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
05
Koi Presents: Chelsea Wyte & Tim Gareau
8pm & 9pm
06
Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic
8pm
07
Koi Presents:Jacelyn Holmes (live music) & Keston at Koi (hip hop)
7pm & 9pm
08
Koi Presents: Gus Moberg/James Prescott Guitar Duo & Rondel Robert Band
7pm & 9pm
10
Classical Revolution
8pm
11
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
12
Koi Presents: Me & Nico Brennan Series and The Hills
7pm & 9pm
13
Jazz Feature Band: DZPC (Peter Streitman & Co)
8pm
14
Koi Presents: Berklee Springs (live band) & Hot Roots (DJ)
7:30pm & 9:30pm
15
Koi Presents: The Dennis Kwok Trio (jazz) & Morgan Orion/Thom Coombes (live music)
7pm & 9pm
17
Expressions: Spoken Word
8pm
18
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
19
Koi Presents: Pop Up Electric Cabaret
8pm
20
Jazz Feature Band: Ben Isenstein & Co.
8pm
21
Koi Presents: Hoot Owl Hootenanny & Summer House Party (DJ)
7pm & 10pm
22
Koi Presents: Jess & Robb EP Release and Firewood Poetry w/ Ann Taylor
7pm & 9pm
24
Koi Presents: Method Sessions
7pm
25
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
26
Koi Presents: Marina & the Specks w/ No Mothers (live music)
8pm
27
Jazz Feature Band: Genevieve Phillips Quartet
8pm
28
Koi Presents: The Hanne Kah Band (live music) and Safe & Sound (hip hop)
7pm & 9pm
29
Koi Presents: Toast 'n' Jam!
8pm
31
Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night)
8pm
01
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
02
Koi Presents: Wyatt Louis and Guests (live music)
8pm
03
Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic
8pm
04
Koi Presents: David Dallas Jazz Trio & Michelle Joly w/ Dereck Pulliam and Beth Arrison
7pm & 9pm
05
One BIG JAM Presents: One Little Jam
8pm
Monday 03 Closed for Holiday
Tuesday 04 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 05 Koi Presents: Chelsea Wyte & Tim Gareau 8pm & 9pm
Thursday 06 Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic 8pm
Friday 07 Koi Presents:Jacelyn Holmes (live music) & Keston at Koi (hip hop) 7pm & 9pm
Saturday 08 Koi Presents: Gus Moberg/James Prescott Guitar Duo & Rondel Robert Band 7pm & 9pm
Monday 10 Classical Revolution 8pm
Tuesday 11 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 12 Koi Presents: Me & Nico Brennan Series and The Hills 8pm
Thursday 13 Jazz Feature Band: DZPC (Peter Streitman & Co) 8pm
Friday 14 Koi Presents: Berklee Springs (live band) & Hot Roots (DJ) 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Saturday 15 Koi Presents: The Dennis Kwok Trio (jazz) & Morgan Orion/Thom Coombes (live music) 7pm & 9pm
Monday 17 Expressions: Spoken Word 8pm
Tuesday 18 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 19 Koi Presents: Pop Up Electric Cabaret 8pm
Thursday 20 Jazz Feature Band: Ben Isenstein & Co. 8pm
Friday 21 Koi Presents: Hoot Owl Hootenanny & Summer House Party (DJ) 7pm & 10pm
Saturday 22 Koi Presents: Jess & Robb EP Release and Firewood Poetry w/ Ann Taylor 7pm & 9pm
Monday 24 Koi Presents: Method Sessions 7pm
Tuesday 25 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 26 Koi Presents: Marina & the Specks w/ No Mothers (live music) 8pm
Thursday 27 Jazz Feature Band: Genevieve Phillips Quartet 8pm
Friday 28 Koi Presents: The Hanne Kah Band (live music) and Safe & Sound (hip hop) 7pm & 9pm
Saturday 29 Koi Presents: Toast 'n' Jam! 8pm & 9:30pm
Monday 31 Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night) 8pm
Tuesday 01 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 02 Koi Presents: Wyatt Louis and Guests (live music) 8pm
Thursday 03 Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic 8pm
Friday 04 Koi Presents: David Dallas Jazz Trio & Michelle Joly w/ Dereck Pulliam and Beth Arrison 7pm & 9pm
Saturday 05 One BIG JAM Presents: One Little Jam 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

James Lo Pinto

Look in the mirror and what do you see? Hello people of Earth-landia!

My name is James Lo Pinto AKA Frames AKA FrancoJames AKA Werdbird. At a young age I was inspired by the graphic design and photographs tied to skateboarding, and discovered that I had a knack to produce my own versions. I was quickly obsessed with the freedom of movement and open creativity tied to spray paint graffiti, and spent hours discovering different techniques in inspiring spaces.

Years have gone by and I continue to learn and stumble upon new skills that have advanced my work. Studio space and experience have encouraged a greater focus on abstract design and mixed-media, such as incorporating fine woodwork. Continuing progression with a serious set of goals, I hope that my work and my involvement in the community encourage people to find my creations fascinating.

James Lo Pinto

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.