Notable Now Calgary: July 11, 2014

Night Market Pop Up
On July 11th the Inglewood Night Market is back with a country theme. From 8pm to midnight you’ll get to hear a little country guitar and balladry while you shop, chat and browse. There will also a pop-up wine bar complements of Accelerator YYC and 5 Vine Wines and Spirits. Everything will kick off at 7pm and the market is open to everyone, but the pop-up patio requires tickets.

Get Funky
Get down with Goodfoot on July 12th at the Ironwood Grill. Stampede is just about over and this will be a welcome change from the festival grounds and bars in proximity. Goodfoot brings some serious funk with a horn section, an engaging stage presence, and jams that will get your grooving. Tickets are $15 at the door; make sure to arrive for 9pm. The Ironwood is also a great option for grabbing dinner or a snack before things get too crazy. 

Ardbeg TracTOUR
If you like a good spirit or cocktail, it seems like Scotch is the ultimate option. A nice glass of Scotch on the rocks or a smoky cocktail is totally sublime once you acquire a taste for it. Lucky for all you Scotch lovers, the Ardbeg TracTOUR will be in Calgary on July 12th at the National on 10th Ave SW. From 3 to 7pm you can sample this famously peaty Scotch in a few crafty cocktails and check out the Ardbeg tractor. RSVP to:

Romance Time
On July 18th you can impress that special someone in your life with your cooking skills in a romantic setting. Chef Thierry Meret will be leading you through an evening that will teach you and your sweetheart how to prepare a scrumptious three-course meal. Everyone will be provided with cooking supplies and aprons and you’ll also receive wine pairings to match each dish. The class runs from 6:30 to 9:30pm at the Cuisine and Chateau Culinary Centre and tickets are $119. To reserve your seat, click here.

Great Lake Swimmers
While it’s seriously unfortunate that Great Lake Swimmers won’t be playing at the Calgary Folk Fest this year, the good news is that you can catch them at Habitat on July 22nd. This folk outfit is on tour and tickets are only $22. If this is something you had marked on your calendar, then you’ll want to get tickets while they last. With plenty of banjo, violin and no shortage of vocal harmonies, you can consider this your Folk Fest warm up show. Just don’t plan on bringing your festival tarp to Habitat! 

National Patio
We can always use one more place to hang out in the summer months, so it’s perfect that National has just opened up a new location. Situated on Stephen Avenue, the new beer hall has taken over the space that previously housed WEST. This means patrons get to enjoy what is arguably the city’s best licensed outdoor space with an eye-catching view of the surrounding downtown. If you have an upcoming work event or birthday and want to try something new, look no further.


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Top photo courtesy National