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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 2017

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: Zonnis!
8pm
01
Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic
8pm
02
Koi Presents: Hudson Cole Trio & Linden Anthony (live music) & DMK Italo Break (DJ)
7pm & 9pm & 10pm
03
Koi Presents: Streetlights (jazz) & Gypsy Jazz
7pm & 9:30pm
05
Classical Revolution
8pm
06
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
07
Wildrose Presents: Japanese Beer Dinner
8pm
08
Jazz Feature Band: The Caity Gyorgy Quartet
8pm
09
Koi Presents: Self Portait Vol. 3 & Ben Tremblay and Friends (live music)
7pm & 9pm
10
Koi Presents: Notorious Hip Hop Improv & Brinunity (DJ)
8pm & 10pm
12
Expressions: Spoken Word
8pm
13
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
14
Koi Presents: Jamie Flynn & Co.
8pm
15
Jazz Feature Band: Esteban Herrera Trio
8pm
16
Koi Presents: Michelle Footz & Galactic Funk
7pm & 10pm
17
Koi Presents: Jacob Wutzke Jazz Trio & Heather Adam
7pm & 9pm
19
Koi Presents: Method Sessions
7pm
20
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
21
Koi Presents: Kyle Green & Silver Moss (live music)
8pm
22
Jazz Feature Band: Jacob Wutzke Trio
8pm
23
Koi Presents: Daniel Terence Robertson & Carly Reirson (live music)
7pm & 9pm
24
Koi Presents: Amber Ikeman & Clio Montrey
8pm & 9:30pm
26
Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night)
8pm
27
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
28
Koi Presents: Piper Hayes (live music)
8pm
29
Jazz Feature Band: Faye Luther Trio
8pm
30
Koi Presents: Valerie Aimee EP Release & Safe & Sound (hip hop)
7pm & 9pm
01
Closed for Holiday
Monday 29 Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night) 8pm
Tuesday 30 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 31 Koi Presents: Zonnis 8pm
Thursday 01 Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic 8pm
Friday 02 Koi Presents: Hudson Cole Trio & Linden Anthony (live music) & DMK Italo Break (DJ) 7pm & 9pm & 10pm
Saturday 03 Koi Presents: Streetlights (jazz) & Gypsy Jazz 7pm & 9:30pm
Monday 05 Classical Revolution 8pm
Tuesday 06 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 07 Wildrose Presents: Japanese Beer Dinner 8pm
Thursday 08 Jazz Feature Band: The Caity Gyorgy Quartet 8pm
Friday 09 Koi Presents: Self Portait Vol. 3 & Ben Tremblay and Friends (live music) 7pm & 9pm
Saturday 10 Koi Presents: Notorious Hip Hop Improv & Brinunity (DJ) 8pm & 10pm
Monday 12 Expressions: Spoken Word 8pm
Tuesday 13 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 14 Koi Presents: Jamie Flynn & Co. 8pm
Thursday 15 Jazz Feature Band: Esteban Herrera Trio 8pm
Friday 16 Koi Presents: Michelle Footz & Galactic Funk 7pm & 10pm
Saturday 17 NKoi Presents: Jacob Wutzke Jazz Trio & Heather Adam 7pm & 9pm
Monday 19 Koi Presents: Method Sessions 7pm
Tuesday 20 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 21 Koi Presents: Kyle Green & Silver Moss (live music) 8pm
Thursday 22 Jazz Feature Band: Jacob Wutzke Trio 8pm
Friday 23 Koi Presents: Daniel Terence Robertson & Carly Reirson (live music) 8pm & 9:30pm
Saturday 24 Koi Presents: Amber Ikeman & Clio Montrey 8pm & 9:30pm
Monday 26 Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night) 8pm
Tuesday 27 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 28 Koi Presents: Piper Hayes (live music) 8pm
Thursday 29 Jazz Feature Band: Faye Luther Trio 8pm
Friday 30 Koi Presents: Valerie Aimee EP Release & Safe & Sound (hip hop) 7pm & 9pm
Saturday 01 Closed for Holiday

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

James Lo Pinto

Look in the mirror and what do you see? Hello people of Earth-landia!

My name is James Lo Pinto AKA Frames AKA FrancoJames AKA Werdbird. At a young age I was inspired by the graphic design and photographs tied to skateboarding, and discovered that I had a knack to produce my own versions. I was quickly obsessed with the freedom of movement and open creativity tied to spray paint graffiti, and spent hours discovering different techniques in inspiring spaces.

Years have gone by and I continue to learn and stumble upon new skills that have advanced my work. Studio space and experience have encouraged a greater focus on abstract design and mixed-media, such as incorporating fine woodwork. Continuing progression with a serious set of goals, I hope that my work and my involvement in the community encourage people to find my creations fascinating.

James Lo Pinto

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.