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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

June 2018

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Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

28
Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night)
8pm
29
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
30
Koi Presents: Chinook Music School
7pm
31
Jazz Feature Band: The Dennis Kwok Trio
8pm
01
Koi Presents: The Sean Croal Group & Vagrant Souls w/ Guests
7pm & 9:30pm
02
Koi Presents: Wyatt Louis Band w/ Wuhu and Campaign Launch Party
8pm
04
Female Songwriters Circle
8pm
05
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
06
Rochelle Reonal - Artist Reception
7pm
07
Jazz Open Mic!
8pm
08
Koi Presents: Hot Club Jazz Jam!
9pm
09
Koi Presents: Uni w/ Ty Conlin & Diego Molina and Grand Design Events: Resonance
8pm & 10pm
11
Expressions: Spoken Word
8pm
12
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
13
Koi Presents: Joe Vickers + Seth Anderson
8pm
14
Jazz Feature Band: The Caity Gyorgy Quartet
8pm
15
Koi Presents: Bebe Buckskin, Silver Moss, Buddy Wolfleg
9pm
16
Koi Presents: Czarkologie & Give a F*ck Political Art Show
7pm & 9:30pm
18
Koi Presents: Corey Gulkin and Wyatt Louis
8pm
19
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
20
Koi Presents: Harry and the Gondolas w/ Johnny and the Stray Hearts
8pm
21
Jazz Feature Band: Ben Isenstein
8pm
22
Koi Presents: The Corey Hotline "Please Hold" Album Listening Party
8pm
23
Koi Presents: Fitness w/ Guests & The Rondel Roberts Band
7pm & 10pm
25
Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night)
8pm
26
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
27
Koi Presents: LaLa Lauren's ShowCase
7pm
28
Jazz Feature Band: The Dylan Wiest Trio
8pm
29
Koi Presents: Songwriters Jam!
7pm
30
Koi Presents: Flamenco Jam! & Scott Siskind w/ Chelsea Whyte
7pm & 9:30pm
Monday 28 Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night) 8pm
Tuesday 29 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 30 Koi Presents: Chinook Music School 8pm
Thursday 31 Jazz Feature Band: The Dennis Kwok Trio 8pm
Friday 01 Koi Presents: The Sean Croal Group & Vagrant Souls w/ Guests 7pm & 9:30pm
Saturday 02 Koi Presents: Wyatt Louis Band w/ Wuhu and Campaign Launch Party 7pm & 9:30pm
Monday 04 Female Songwriters Circle 8pm
Tuesday 05 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 06 Rochelle Reonal - Artist Reception 8pm
Thursday 07 Jazz Open Mic! 8pm
Friday 08 Koi Presents: Hot Club Jazz Jam! 8pm & 10pm
Saturday 09 Koi Presents: Uni w/ Ty Conlin & Diego Molina and Grand Design Events: Resonance 8pm & 10pm
Monday 11 Expressions: Spoken Word 8pm
Tuesday 12 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 13 Koi Presents: Joe Vickers + Seth Anderson 8pm
Thursday 14 Jazz Feature Band: The Caity Gyorgy Quartet 8pm
Friday 15 Koi Presents: Bebe Buckskin, Silver Moss, Buddy Wolfleg 9pm
Saturday 16 Koi Presents: Czarkologie & Give a F*ck Political Art Show 7pm & 9:30pm
Monday 18 Koi Presents: Corey Gulkin and Wyatt Louis< 8pm
Tuesday 19 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 20 Koi Presents: Harry and the Gondolas w/ Johnny and the Stray Hearts 8pm
Thursday 21 Jazz Feature Band: Ben Isenstein 8pm
Friday 22 Koi Presents: The Corey Hotline "Please Hold" Album Listening Party 8pm
Saturday 23 Koi Presents: Fitness w/ Guests & The Rondel Roberts Band 7pm & 10pm
Monday 25 Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night) 8pm
Tuesday 26 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 27 Koi Presents: LaLa Lauren's ShowCase 7pm
Thursday 28 Jazz Feature Band: The Dylan Wiest Trio 8pm
Friday 29 Koi Presents: Songwriters Jam! 7pm
Saturday 30 Koi Presents: Flamenco Jam! & Scott Siskind w/ Chelsea Whyte 7pm & 9:30pm

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.