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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

January 2017

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

02
Closed for Holiday
03
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
04

05
Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic
8pm
06
Koi Presents: Blake McLeod & Mason Jenkins
8pm & 9pm
07
Koi Presents: Classical Guitar Night
8pm
09
Classical Revolution
8pm
10
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
11
Koi Presents: Corinda Chandler
8pm
12
Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic
8pm
13
Koi Presents: Hayden McHugh's Album Release
8pm
14
Notorious: Hip Hop Improv Comedy
8pm
16
Expressions: Spoken Word
8pm
17
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
18
Koi Presents: Chinook Music School
7pm
19
Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic
8pm
20
Koi Presents: Triomeegos (live jazz) & Galactic Funk (DJ)
7pm & 10pm
21
The Dunders: Instrumental Jazz Jam
8pm
23
Canon Comedy Night (stand-up comendy)
8pm
24
Singer-Songwriter Open Mic
8pm
25

26
Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic
8pm
27
Koi Presents: Colin Carbonera & Heather Adam
8pm & 9pm
28
Dueling Guitars Duo (live music) & Treemendus House (DJ)
7pm & 10pm
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
Delicious Food and Drink as Always
Monday 02 Closed for Holiday
Tuesday 03 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Thursday 05 Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic 8pm
Friday 06 Koi Presents: Blake McLeod & Mason Jenkins 8pm
Saturday 07 Koi Presents: Classical Guitar Night 8pm
Monday 09 Classical Revolution 8pm
Tuesday 10 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 11 Koi Presents: Corinda Chandler 8pm
Thursday 12 Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic 8pm
Friday 13 Koi Presents: Hayden McHugh's Album Release 8pm
Saturday 14 Notorious: Hip Hop Improv Comedy 8pm
Monday 16 Expressions: Spoken Word 8pm
Tuesday 17 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Wednesday 18 Koi Presents: Chinook Music School Performance 7pm
Thursday 19 Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic 8pm
Friday 20 Koi Presents: Triomeegos (live jazz) & Galactic Funk (DJ) 7pm & 10pm
Saturday 21 The Dunders: Instrumental Jazz Jam 8pm
Monday 23 Koi Presents: Canon Comedy (stand-up comedy) 7pm
Tuesday 24 Singer-Songwriter Open Mic 8pm
Thursday 26 Jazz ‘n’ More Open Mic 8pm
Friday 27 Koi Presents: Colin Carbonera & Heather Adam 8pm & 9pm
Saturday 28 Dueling Guitars Duo (live music) & Treemendus House (DJ) 7pm & 9pm
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

Music Events

    • Bring Your Own Vinyl
    • Fridays (Varies Monthly) 8pm
    • No Cover & All Ages
    • A music sharing throwback, run in an open mic format (open tables). For the aspiring and established DJ or general music junkie. Bring your records, any genre.

    • 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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    • Downbeat: DJ Showcase
    • Fridays (Varies Monthly) 10pm
    • Cover May Apply & 18+
    • An evening of energizing vibes from local DJ talent to bring the week to a close and gear up for the weekend ahead. Nights include Galactic Funk, Techno Tao, and Subchakra's Temple.
    • 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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    • 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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    • 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

Aaron Peterson

Aaron Peterson was born and raised in Calgary AB. Originally starting out in art doing sketches and influenced by graffiti culture he became interested in abstract and surrealist movements in painting. Primarily self-taught Aaron was a member of the Art point studios and gallery society in the Ramasy area of Calgary for a few years.

Over the last couple years Aaron has focused more on music releasing several instrumental albums under the artist name Amplified as well as experimenting with video and animation. He continues to produce music, video, paint and explore elements of graphic design.

Aaron Peterson

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.