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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

April 2017

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

03
Classical Revolution
8pm
04
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
05
Koi Presents: Honey & Pearls
8pm
06
Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic
8pm
07
Koi Presents: Neil Speers & Forrest Eaglespeaker
7:30pm & 9:30pm
08
Notorious: Hip Hop Improv Comedy & Chapel Sound Takeover (DJ)
8pm & 10pm
10
Expressions: Spoken Word
8pm
11
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
12
Koi Presents: Chinook Music School
7pm
13
Jazz ‘n’ More Feature Band
8pm
14
Koi Presents: Self-Portrait Vol 1 (live music) & Ben Tremblay w/ Friends (music/DJ)
7pm & 10pm
15
Koi Presents: Classical Guitar Night & Long Jon Lev
8pm & 9:30pm
17
Closed for Holiday
18
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
19
Koi Presents: Yves and The Talent (live music)
8pm
20
Jazz ‘n’ More Feature Band
8pm
21
Koi Presents: Hayden McHugh & Galactic Funk (DJ)
7pm & 10pm
22
Koi Presents: Quinn & Friends
8pm
24
Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night)
8pm
25
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
26
Koi Presents: Walkin On Sunshine Calgary Band
8pm
27
Jazz ‘n’ More Feature Band
8pm
28
Koi Presents: Safe & Sound (Hip Hop)
8:30pm
29
Toast 'n' Jam! w/ Cathy Ascroft & Co.
8pm
01
Classical Revolution
8pm
02
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
03
Koi Presents: The Samm Bailey Band
8pm
04
Jazz ‘n’ More Feature Band
8pm
05
Koi Presents: Henry White & Disconet 2 (DJ)
7pm & 10pm
06
Koi Presents: Glenn Dickson & Doug Paddock and John McRory Recital
7pm & 8:30pm
Monday 03 Classical Revolution 8pm
Tuesday 04 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 05 Koi Presents: Honey & Pearls 8pm
Thursday 06 Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic 8pm
Friday 07 Koi Presents: Josh Seymour Band 7pm
Saturday 08 Notorious: Hip Hop Improv Comedy & Chapel Sound Takeover (DJ) 8pm & 10pm
Monday 10 Expressions: Spoken Word 8pm
Tuesday 11 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 12 Koi Presents: Chinook Music School 7pm
Thursday 13 Jazz ‘n’ More Feature Band 8pm
Friday 14 Koi Presents: Self-Portrait Vol 1 (live music) & Ben Tremblay w/ Friends (music/DJ) 7pm & 10pm
Saturday 15 Koi Presents: Classical Guitar Night & Long Jon Lev 8pm
Monday 17 Closed for Holiday
Tuesday 18 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 19 Koi Presents: Yves and The Talent (live music) 8pm
Thursday 20 Jazz ‘n’ More Feature Band 8pm
Friday 21 Koi Presents: Hayden McHugh & Galactic Funk (DJ) 8pm
Saturday 22 Koi Presents: Quinn & Friends 8pm
Monday 24 Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night) 8pm
Tuesday 28 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 26 Koi Presents: Walkin On Sunshine Calgary Band 8pm
Thursday 27 Jazz ‘n’ More Feature Band 8pm
Friday 28 Koi Presents: Safe & Sound (Hip Hop) 8:30pm
Saturday 29 Toast 'N' Jam! 8pm
Monday 01 Classical Revolution 8pm
Tuesday 02 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 03 Koi Presents: The Samm Bailey Band 8pm
Thursday 04 Jazz ‘n’ More Feature Band 8pm
Friday 05 Koi Presents: Henry White & Disconet 2 (DJ) 7pm & 10pm
Saturday 06 Koi Presents: Glenn Dickson & Doug Paddock and John McRory Recital 7pm & 8:30pm

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

Larock Images

Look in the mirror and what do you see? People fascinate me. Through my artistic expressions, either acrylic paintings or pen and ink drawings I want to capture everyday, common place images and turn them into works of art. The differences between all of us (and the similarities) are what draws my eye, causes me to ask questions and to learn. I look forward to requests for commissions from friends, family and strangers for inspiration since I am fascinated with what memories are important to others and what they consider worthy of becoming 'art'. For over 20 years I have been artistically capturing people within their own moments in time and making the common unique. My style had grown exponentially over the last few years. The recent knowledge I have gained regarding the mediums I use has opened many more doors for my expression of emotion. Textures and blacklights are now popping up in my portfolio of work as I explore the world of acrylic painting. Colour and patterns are coming alive with my pen and ink work. I am living life in a constant state of education, facinated by the people, places and things that surround my part of the world. Talk to me. Tell me about you... because YOU are a work of art. We all are.

I recently discovered the art of book folding. Please take a look at my album... as I can not explain it as well as photographs can. All my books remain intact... there is no paper waste when I create them. Each page of these second hand books is folded to create an image along the side... easily personalized for any occasion.

I encourage you to check out my work and send me some feedback. Or if you have an idea let me know!

Larock Images

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.