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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 2017

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

30
Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night)
8pm
31
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
01
Koi Presents: Dark Time (live music)
8pm
02
Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic
8pm
03
Koi Presents: Long Jon Lev Band (live music) & Frandz Vol. 2 (DJ)
7pm & 9pm
04
Koi Presents: Ann Taylor & Saturn6Space (live music)
8pm & 9:30pm
06
Classical Revolution
8pm
07
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
08
Koi Presents: Daniel Jenkins & Friends (live music)
8pm
09
Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic
8pm
10
Galactic Funk (DJ)
10pm
11
Notorious: Hip Hop Improv Comedy
8pm
13
Expressions: Spoken Word
8pm
14
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
15
Koi Presents: Jeremy Gignoux Acoustic Ensemble (acoustic jazz)
8pm
16
Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic
8pm
17
Koi Presents: Darren Johnson (live music) & Subchakra's Temple (DJ)
7pm & 10pm
18
Koi Presents: Mitch Belot Band & Friends (live band)
8pm
20
Closed for Holiday
21
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
22
Koi Presents: Ben Tremblay and Friends (live music)
8pm
23
Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic
8pm
24
Koi Presents: Safe & Sound (Hip Hop)
8:30pm
25
Toast 'n' Jam! (live jazz)
8pm
27
Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night)
8pm
28
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
01
Koi Presents: Heavy Mountain (hip hop performance)
8pm
02
Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic
8pm
03
Koi Presents: Faye Luther Trio (live jazz) & Backspin w/ RCA (DJ)
7pm & 10pm
04
Koi Presents: Genevieve Phillips Quartet (live jazz) & Fake James (live band)
7pm & 9:30pm
Monday 30 Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night) 8pm
Tuesday 31 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 01 Koi Presents: Dark Time (live music) 8pm
Thursday 02 Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic 8pm
Friday 03 Koi Presents: Long Jon Lev Band (live music) & Frandz Vol. 2 (DJ) 7pm & 9pm
Saturday 04 Koi Presents: Ann Taylor & Saturn6Space (live music) 8pm & 9:30pm
Monday 06 Classical Revolution 8pm
Tuesday 07 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 08 Koi Presents: Daniel Jenkins & Friends (live music) 8pm
Thursday 09 Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic 8pm
Friday 10 Galactic Funk (DJ) 10pm
Saturday 11 Notorious: Hip Hop Improv Comedy 8pm
Monday 13 Expressions: Spoken Word 8pm
Tuesday 14 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 15 Koi Presents: Jeremy Gignoux Acoustic Ensemble (acoustic jazz) 8pm
Thursday 16 Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic 8pm
Friday 17 Koi Presents: Darren Johnson (live music) & Subchakra's Temple (DJ) 7pm & 10pm
Saturday 18 Koi Presents: Mitch Belot Band & Friends (live band) 8pm
Monday 20 Closed for Holiday
Tuesday 21 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 22 Koi Presents: Ben Tremblay and Friends (live music) 8pm
Thursday 23 Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic 8pm
Friday 24 Koi Presents: Safe & Sound (Hip Hop) 8:30pm
Saturday 25 Toast 'n' Jam! (live jazz) 8pm
Monday 27 Haven Party: The Jam! (live music jam night) 8pm
Tuesday 28 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 01 Koi Presents: Heavy Mountain (hip hop performance) 8pm
Thursday 02 Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic 8pm
Friday 03 Koi Presents: Faye Luther Trio (live jazz) & Backspin w/ RCA (DJ) 7pm & 10pm
Saturday 04 Koi Presents: Genevieve Phillips Quartet (live jazz) & Fake James (live band) 7pm & 9:30pm

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
    • Thursdays 8pm
    • Voluntary Cover & All Ages
    • Hosted by Deanne Matley and friends, this evening has the same warm and welcoming environment as our singer songwriter night with musical hosts to sing or accompany. They vary from the 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

Liam McCart

Liam McCart is an ever-changing artist based in Calgary, Alberta. Originally an Engineering Designer, he has always had intent to be creative and unique. His chosen medium for 2017 is oil-based nature paintings. A first for Liam, but as is every piece he creates with mixed media using recycled materials. A twisted look at reality will display nature growing wild.

Currently art hangs on the walls, but Liam’s goal is to design 3D sculptures for the City of Calgary. Incorporating ideas from local artists to create interactive art and abstract sculptures.

Liam offers private consultations in the Art capital of Calgary, Mission. Along with his roommate Raven Moonstone there are Paint Nights weekly and Art Displays 24/7. Find them on Facebook and start creating!

Liam McCart

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.