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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 2018

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

02
Closed for Holiday
03
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
04
Koi Presents: Secrets of Summer
8pm
05
Jazz Open Mic
8pm
06
Koi Presents: Bebo Grove w/ Guests
7pm
07
Koi Presents: Augustine Yates Trio (jazz) & Resonance Vol. 2 (DJ)
7pm & 10pm
09
Female Songwriters Circle
8pm
10
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
11
Koi Presents: Improv Jazz Jam
8pm
12
Jazz Feature Band: Carolina Slim!
8pm
13
Koi Presents: 12 Muses Flamenco!
7pm
14
Koi Presents: Denise Valle w/ Selci & Alex Ginella and Mode
7pm & 9:30pm
16
Expressions: Spoken Word
8pm
17
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
18
Koi Presents: TBA
8pm
19
Jazz Feature Band: Ben Isenstein
8pm
20
Koi Presents: Robert Adam w/ Alex Ginella & Sweet Barry Wine and the Thunder
7pm & 9pm
21
Koi Presents: Mattie Leon & One Big Jam!
8pm & 9:30pm
23
Koi Presents: Shane Larmand w/ Guest
8pm
24
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
25
Koi Presents: Improv Jazz Jam
8pm
26
Jazz Feature Band: John Reid and Dennis Nassar
8pm
27
Koi Presents: Songwriters Jam! & 36? Future Womb
7pm & 10pm
28
Closed for Private Event
2pm
30
Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night)
8pm
31
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
01
Koi Presents: TBA
8pm
02
Jazz Open Mic
8pm
03
Koi Presents: Bardic Form
8pm
04
TBA
8pm
Monday 02 Closed for Holiday 8pm
Tuesday 03 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 04 Koi Presents: Secrets of Summer 8pm
Thursday 05 Jazz Open Mic! 8pm
Friday 06 Koi Presents: Bebo Grove w/ Guests 7pm
Saturday 07 Koi Presents: Augustine Yates Trio (jazz) & Resonance Vol. 2 (DJ) 7pm & 10pm
Monday 09 Female Songwriters Circle 8pm
Tuesday 10 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 11 Koi Presents: Improv Jazz Jam 8pm
Thursday 12 Jazz Feature Band: Carolina Slim! 8pm
Friday 13 Koi Presents: 12 Muses Flamenco! 7pm
Saturday 14 Koi Presents: Denise Valle w/ Selci & Alex Ginella and Mode 7pm & 9:30pm
Monday 16 Expressions: Spoken Word 8pm
Tuesday 17 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 18 Koi Presents: TBA 8pm
Thursday 19 Jazz Feature Band: Ben Isenstein 8pm
Friday 20 Koi Presents: Robert Adam w/ Alex Ginella & Sweet Barry Wine and the Thunder 7pm & 9pm
Saturday 21 Koi Presents: Mattie Leon & One Big Jam! 8pm & 9:30pm
Monday 23 Koi Presents: Shane Larmand w/ Guest< 8pm
Tuesday 24 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 25 Koi Presents: Improv Jazz Jam 8pm
Thursday 26 Jazz Feature Band: John Reid and Dennis Nassar 8pm
Friday 27 Koi Presents: Songwriters Jam! & 36? Future Womb 8pm
Saturday 28 Closed for Private Event 2pm
Monday 30 Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night) 8pm
Tuesday 31 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm

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.