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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

February 2018

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

29
Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night)
8pm
30
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
31
Koi Presents: Salon des Refuse
8pm
01
Jazz 'n' More Open Mic
7pm
02
Koi Presents:Scott McKay w/ Guests & The Carter Felker Trio
7pm & 9:30pm
03
Koi Presents: Denise Valle ft. Ann Taylor & Neon Trap Tour
7pm & 9:30pm
05
Female Songwriters Circle
8pm
06
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
07
The Red Hot Hayseeds w/ Amy Nelson
8pm
08
Jazz Feature Band: Rua and the Beanstalk
8pm
09
Carolina Slim & Andrés Gonzalez (Jazz) & Jess and Rob (Live Music)
8pm & 9:30pm
10
The Gramercy Riffs w/ Guests
8pm
12
Expressions: Spoken Word
8pm
13
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
14
Koi Presents: Buy My Valentine? Charity Fundraiser
8pm
15
Jazz Feature Band: The Dylan Wiest Fellowship
8pm
16
Koi Presents: Bardic Groove & Private Party
8pm & 9:30pm
17
The Angela Wrigley Trio (Jazz) & The Rondel Roberts Band w/ B*Les
7:30pm & 9:30pm
19
Closed for Holiday
20
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
21
Mayowa & Benji Cash (live music)
8pm
22
Jazz Feature Band: The David Dallas Group
8pm
23
Koi Presents:Songwriters Circle & Timeboy w/ Jason Famous & Le Fame
7pm & 9:30pm
24
Flamenco Jam! & Johnny and the Stray Hearts w/ Guests
7pm & 9:30pm
26
Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night)
8pm
27
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
28
Koi Presents: Jay Ross CD Listening Party
8pm
01
Jazz 'n' More Open Mic
7pm
02
Regular Dinner Service
03
Regular Dinner Service
Monday 29 Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night) 8pm
Tuesday 30 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 31 Koi Presents: Salon des Refuse 8pm
Thursday 1 Jazz 'n' More Open Mic 7pm
Friday 02 Koi Presents:Scott McKay w/ Guests & The Carter Felker Trio 7pm & 9:30pm
Saturday 03 Koi Presents: Denise Valle ft. Ann Taylor & Neon Trap Tour 7pm & 9:30pm
Monday 05 Female Songwriters Circle 8pm
Tuesday 06 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 07 The Red Hot Hayseeds w/ Amy Nelson 8pm
Thursday 08 Jazz Feature Band: Rua and the Beanstalk 7pm
Friday 09 Carolina Slim & Andrés Gonzalez (Jazz) & Jess and Rob (Live Music) 8pm & 9:30pm
Saturday 10 The Gramercy Riffs w/ Guests 8pm
Monday 12 Expressions: Spoken Word 8pm
Tuesday 13 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 14 oi Presents: Buy My Valentine? Charity Fundraiser 8pm
Thursday 15 Jazz Feature Band: The Dylan Wiest Fellowship 8pm
Friday 16 Koi Presents: Bardic Groove & Private Party 8pm & 9:30pm
Saturday 17 The Angela Wrigley Trio (Jazz) & The Rondel Roberts Band w/ B*Les 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Monday 19 Closed for Holiday
Tuesday 20 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 21 Mayowa & Benji Cash (live music) 8pm
Thursday 22 The David Dallas Group 8pm
Friday 23 Koi Presents:Songwriters Circle & Timeboy w/ Jason Famous & Le Fame 7pm & 9:30pm
Saturday 24 Flamenco Jam! & Johnny and the Stray Hearts w/ Guests 7pm & 9:30pm
Monday 26 Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night) 8pm
Tuesday 27 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 28 Koi Presents: Jay Ross CD Listening Party 8pm
Thursday 1 Jazz 'n' More Open Mic 7pm

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

Kendall Rodney Bilan

Kendall Rodney Bilan has been sketching floral designs for years, in notebooks and on scraps of paper. In 2015 he suffered from a concussion and when laying down in the evenings he would often see vivid mandalas that would move and unfold in front of him.

By the end of 2015 he began painting mandalas and expanding on the drawings he'd done earlier. Every mandala is completely unique, and begins with no preconceived design other than colour scheme. Working layer by layer he creates balance between space and form feeling out what the painting is asking for. He finds the process of creating these paintings therapeutic and restorative; each piece is an expression of love and compassion.

Kendall Rodney Bilan

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.