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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

November 2017

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

30
Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night)
8pm
31
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
01
"The Doorway" NFP Fundraiser
6:30pm
02
Jazz Open Mic
8pm
03
DMK presents: JHNN M4A Remix Release Party
10pm
04
Koi Presents: Mason Jenkins w/ Mademoiselle and Sarah Christine
8pm
06
Classical Revolution
7pm
07
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
08
Koi Presents: Blake McLeod w/ Kendall Rodney Bilan
8pm
09
Jazz Feature: DZPC
8pm
10
Koi Presents: Angela Wrigley (jazz)
7pm
11
Koi Presents: SELCI w/ Guests
8pm
13
Expressions: Spoken Word
8pm
14
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
15
Koi Presents: Mason Brooks w/ Rotary Park
7pm
16
Jazz Feature Band: The Faye Luther Quartet
8pm
17
Koi Presents: Vocal Jazz Showcase & Indie Electronic Night (live music)
7pm & 9:30pm
18
Koi Presents: Songwriters Circle with Dan, Quinn and Wyatt
8pm
20
Koi Presents: Method Sessions
7pm
21
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
22
Koi Presents: The Harley's Songwriters Circle
8pm
23
Jazz Feature Band: Bruce Nelson & Co.
8pm
24
Koi Presents: Classical Guitar Night & The Ellen Froese Band w/ Wyatt Louis
7pm & 9:30pm
25
Koi Presents: Silver Moss, John David, Wolfa
8pm
27
Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night)
8pm
28
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
29
Koi Presents: Heather Adam & Robert Adam
8pm
30
Jazz Feature Band: The Genevieve Phillips Quartet
8pm
01
Koi Presents: The Mitch Belot Band w/ Guests
9:30pm
02
Toast 'n' Jam!
8pm
Monday 30 Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night) 8pm
Tuesday 31 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 01 "The Doorway" NFP Fundraiser 6:30pm
Thursday 02 Jazz Open Mic 8pm
Friday 03 DMK presents: JHNN M4A Remix Release Party 10pm
Saturday 04 Koi Presents: Mason Jenkins w/ Mademoiselle and Sarah Christine 8pm
Monday 06 Classical Revolution 8pm
Tuesday 07 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 08 Koi Presents: Blake McLeod w/ Kendall Rodney Bilan 8pm
Thursday 09 Jazz Feature: DZPC 8pm
Friday 10 Koi Presents: Angela Wrigley (jazz) 7pm
Saturday 11 Koi Presents: SELCI w/ Guests 8pm
Monday 13 Expressions: Spoken Word 8pm
Tuesday 14 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 15 Mason Brooks w/ Rotary Park 8pm
Thursday 16 Jazz Feature Band: Faye Luther Quartet 8pm
Friday 17 Koi Presents: Vocal Jazz Showcase & Indie Electronic Night (live music) 7pm & 9:30pm
Saturday 18 Koi Presents: Songwriters Circle with Dan, Quinn and Wyatt 7pm & 10pm
Monday 20 Koi Presents: Method Sessions 7pm
Tuesday 21 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 22 Koi Presents: The Harley's Songwriters Circle 8pm
Thursday 23 Jazz Feature Band: Bruce Nelson & Co. 8pm
Friday 24 Koi Presents: Classical Guitar Night & The Ellen Froese Band w/ Wyatt Louis 8pm
Saturday 25 Koi Presents: Silver Moss, John David, Wolfa 8pm
Monday 27 Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night) 8pm
Tuesday 28 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 29 Heather Adam & Robert Adam 8pm
Thursday 30 Jazz Feature Band: The Genevieve Phillips Quartet 8pm
Friday 01 Koi Presents: The Mitch Belot Band w/ Guests 9:30pm
Saturday 02 Toast 'n' 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

Jay Robinson

I started my art career in the winter of 2011 in the middle of Manitoba, Canada. While living in a very old character home in a small town, I set up a studio and I was drawn to learn the human form. I started drawing female nudes and a few feeble rough amateur style portraits, abstract acrylics and doing custom art installations, selling and giving away my work.

While living in Nelson, BC the following year, I set up shop at farmers markets and festivals showing my work. A great honour was bestowed upon me by a request to show at Artists without Borders. This featured over 100 artists from the Kootenay area and also upper US. It showcased in Creston and all over the region for three weeks in the summer of 2012.

I lost the urge to draw again until the summer of 2014. Slowly picking up pencils and drawing nudes again. I created an Instagram account and Facebook under my artist name generating a small fan base. It was one of the Instagram friends that would change my art career forever.

In June 2015, I went on a life changing trip to Europe, visiting the Louvre, and many other museums through Amsterdam, Prague and Paris. I also had the honour of donating my time to a 6mx2m wall acrylic and canvas mural in Amsterdam. This piece was based on pointillism, capturing the very essence of what the client was looking for in that space.

During the Production of Loveland YYC- the World Peace of Art show in Oct 2016, I decided to attend Momentum Business School to promote my art business.

l am grateful to have my first own art show during November 12-Dec 10/17 at Cafe Koi located at 1011 1st St SW, Calgary AB.

Raven Moonstone

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.