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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

May 2017

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

01
Classical Revolution
8pm
02
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
03
Koi Presents: The Samm Bailey Band
8pm
04
Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic
8pm
05
Koi Presents: Henry White & Disconet 2 (DJ)
7pm & 10pm
06
Koi Presents: Strings Attached - Simply Acoustic
8pm
08
Expressions: Spoken Word
8pm
09
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
10
Koi Presents: Chinook Music School
7pm
11
Jazz Feature Band: Ben Isenstein & Co.
8pm
12
Koi Presents: Self-Portrait Vol 2 (live music) & Obvi (music/DJ)
7pm & 10pm
13
Notorious: Hip Hop Improv
8pm
15

16
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
17
Koi Presents: The Get Down YYC (live music)
8pm
18
Feature Band: Madi Allen & The Hill
8pm
19
Koi Presents: Mita and Friends & Galactic Funk (DJ)
7pm & 10pm
20
Koi Presents: DZPC (live jazz) & Bang Bang with B*les/The Suede (live music)
8pm & 10pm
22
Closed for Holiday
23
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
24
Koi Presents: Chinook Music School
7pm
25
Feature Band: Adam Charles Wilson
8pm
26
Koi Presents: Kev's Classics & Safe & Sound (Hip Hop)
7pm & 8:30pm
27
Koi Presents: In Bloom (live music)
8pm
29
Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night)
8pm
30
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
31
Koi Presents: Zonnis!
8pm
01
Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic
8pm
02
Koi Presents: Faye Luther & Co (jazz) & DMK Italo Break (DJ)
7pm & 10pm
03
Koi Presents: Gus Moberg Trio & Gypsy Jazz
7pm & 9:30pm
Monday 01 Classical Revolution 8pm
Tuesday 02 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 03 Koi Presents: The Samm Bailey Band 8pm
Thursday 04 Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic 8pm
Friday 05 Koi Presents: Henry White & Disconet 2 (DJ) 7pm & 10pm
Saturday 06 Koi Presents: Glenn Dickson 8pm
Monday 08 Expressions: Spoken Word 8pm
Tuesday 09 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 10 Koi Presents: Chinook Music School 7pm
Thursday 11 Jazz Feature Band: Ben Isenstein & Co. 8pm
Friday 12 Koi Presents: Self-Portrait Vol 2 (live music) & Obvi (music/DJ) 7pm & 10pm
Saturday 13 Notorious: Hip Hop Improv Comedy 8pm
Tuesday 16 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 17 Koi Presents: The Get Down YYC (live music) 8pm
Thursday 18 Feature Band: Madi Allen & The Hill 8pm
Friday 19 Koi Presents: Mita and Friends & Galactic Funk (DJ) 8pm
Saturday 20 Koi Presents: DZPC (live jazz) & Bang Bang with B*les/The Suede (live music) 8pm & 10pm
Monday 22 Closed for Holiday
Tuesday 23 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 24 Koi Presents: Chinook Music School 7pm
Thursday 25 Feature Band: Adam Charles Wilson 8pm
Friday 26 Koi Presents: Kev's Classics & Safe & Sound (Hip Hop) 7pm & 8:30pm
Saturday 27 Koi Presents: In Bloom (live music) 8pm
Monday 29 Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night) 8pm
Tuesday 30 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 31 Koi Presents: Zonnis 8pm
Thursday 01 Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic 8pm
Friday 02 Koi Presents: Faye Luther & Co (jazz) & DMK Italo Break (DJ) 7pm & 10pm
Saturday 03 Koi Presents: Gus Moberg Trio & Gypsy Jazz 7pm & 9:30pm

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

Larock Images

Look in the mirror and what do you see? People fascinate me. Through my artistic expressions, either acrylic paintings or pen and ink drawings I want to capture everyday, common place images and turn them into works of art. The differences between all of us (and the similarities) are what draws my eye, causes me to ask questions and to learn. I look forward to requests for commissions from friends, family and strangers for inspiration since I am fascinated with what memories are important to others and what they consider worthy of becoming 'art'. For over 20 years I have been artistically capturing people within their own moments in time and making the common unique. My style had grown exponentially over the last few years. The recent knowledge I have gained regarding the mediums I use has opened many more doors for my expression of emotion. Textures and blacklights are now popping up in my portfolio of work as I explore the world of acrylic painting. Colour and patterns are coming alive with my pen and ink work. I am living life in a constant state of education, facinated by the people, places and things that surround my part of the world. Talk to me. Tell me about you... because YOU are a work of art. We all are.

I recently discovered the art of book folding. Please take a look at my album... as I can not explain it as well as photographs can. All my books remain intact... there is no paper waste when I create them. Each page of these second hand books is folded to create an image along the side... easily personalized for any occasion.

I encourage you to check out my work and send me some feedback. Or if you have an idea let me know!

Larock Images

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.