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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

September 2018

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

03
Closed for Holiday
04
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
05
Koi Presents: Zaynab Wilson w/ Guests
8pm
06
Jazz Open Mic
8pm
07
Koi Presents: Ross More (Comedy) w/ Robert Adam
7pm
08
Koi Presents: Too Soon Monsoon
7pm
10
Regular Dinner Service
8pm
11
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
12
Koi Presents: Speaker Series
6pm
13
Handecuff Presents: Ccomedy & Music!
8pm
14
Koi Presents: October Poppy & Wired to the Sky
7pm & 9:30pm
15
Koi Presents: Resonance Vol. 4
10pm
17
Expressions: Spoken Word
8pm
18
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
19
Koi Presents: Bella White w/ Friends
8pm
20
Jazz Feature Band: Manhattan Beach Allstars
8pm
21
Koi Presents: Del Suelo (touring) w/ Mossy Raven (touring)
7pm
22
Raw Star Entertainment Presents Artist Appreciation Awards 2018
8pm
24
Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night)
8pm
25
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
26
Koi Presents: Birdplay (Jazz)
8pm
27
Koi Presents: Odder than the Otters w/ Squanto and Octoduck
8pm
28
Closed for Private Event
6pm
29
Motion 2018: A Glam Affair
6pm
01
Female Songwriters Circle
8pm
02
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
03
Koi Presents: TBA
8pm
04
Jazz Open Mic
8pm
05
Koi Presents: TBA
8pm
06
Koi Presents: Godfrey & Tod
7pm
Monday 03 Closed for Holiday 8pm
Tuesday 04 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 05 Koi Presents: Zaynab Wilson w/ Guests 8pm
Thursday 06 Jazz Open Mic! 8pm
Friday 07 Koi Presents: Ross More (Comedy) w/ Robert Adam 7pm
Saturday 08 Koi Presents: Too Soon Monsoon 7pm
Monday 10 Regular Dinner Service 8pm
Tuesday 11 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 12 Koi Presents: Speaker Series 8pm
Thursday 13 Handecuff Presents: Ccomedy & Music! 8pm
Friday 14 Koi Presents: October Poppy & Wired to the Sky 7pm
Saturday 15 Koi Presents: Resonance Vol. 4 7pm & 9:30pm
Monday 17 Expressions: Spoken Word 8pm
Tuesday 18 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 19 Koi Presents: Bella White w/ Friends 8pm
Thursday 20 Jazz Feature Band: Manhattan Beach Allstars 8pm
Friday 21 Koi Presents: Del Suelo (touring) w/ Mossy Raven (touring) 7pm & 9pm
Saturday 22 Raw Star Entertainment Presents Artist Appreciation Awards 2018 8pm & 9:30pm
Monday 24 Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night) 8pm
Tuesday 25 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 26 Koi Presents: Birdplay (Jazz) 8pm
Thursday 27 Koi Presents: Odder than the Otters w/ Squanto and Octoduck 8pm
Friday 28 Closed for Private Event 6pm
Saturday 29 Motion 2018: A Glam Affair 6pm

Music Events

    • Female Songwriters Circle
    • First Mondays of the Month 8pm
    • Voluntary Cover & All Ages
    • Koi and Local Drop Magazine are collaborating to present a new monthly event, focusing on showcasing the amazingly talented women that we have in our city. Each series will highlight four local female songwriters.

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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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    • Lounge Nights
    • Fridays & Saturdays (Varies) 8pm
    • Voluntary Cover & All Ages
    • Evenings with local DJs and musicians performing their work to the Calgary music scene while you sip cocktails and take in the sounds. Come for your listening pleasure!
    • 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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    • Showcase
    • Wednesday, Friday, and Saturdays
    • Voluntary Cover & All Ages
    • These events features local artists from the community, from singer songwriters and jazz vocalists to hip hop performers. Artists are given the stage to perform or ‘showcase’ 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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    • DJ Events
    • Fridays & Saturdays (Varies) 10pm
    • Cover May Apply & 18+
    • Deep frequencies, fun vibes. Let that fire loose on these nights dedicated to a curation of electrnoic music.Local 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

Samantha Charette

Samantha Charette is a visual artist from London Ontario and recent Bachelors of Fine Art graduate from the University of Alberta in painting and printmaking.

Currently working and residing in Calgary Alberta, her interests include female identity and representation, and constructions and deconstructions of identity using a visual vocabulary of layered and complex portraiture.

Recent initiatives include working with the City of Calgary in public art projects, solo and group gallery exhibitions, and studio residencies with the Alberta Collage of Art and Design and Calgary Allied Arts Foundation.

Samantha Charette

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.