Sled Island – June 20 – 23
This Music and Arts Festival features over 200 bands and 30 venues throughout Calgary. With a goal to open up the downtown core and fill it with all sorts of music and people, it brings Calgarians and visitors together over a mutual appreciation for good, thoughtful, and fun music. Head down to Olympic Plaza Friday evening to catch a performance by Grammy-nominated and Juno award-winning Feist, who is headlining the festival.
Runway Monthly – June 23
Calgary’s fashion community continues to impress with the Runway Monthly June Event. Taking place at 7:00pm at The Bank (125 8th Ave SW), it’s the fashion addict’s monthly fix. Get inspiration with four runway shows by Apiana Que, Chantel Traub featuring Nuage 9 Accessories, Cherry Chic, and Malika Rajani. While there, check out the trunk sale where you may just be inclined to pick up a few pieces from your favourite local designers and boutiques.
The Greek Festival – June 23 – 24
Do you love Greek culture and Greek food? Then check out The Annual Greek Festival taking place this weekend at the Hellenic Community Centre (1 Tamarac Cr. S.W). This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Hellenic culture in a fun atmosphere. Come together with friends and enjoy the music, dance, and authentic wine and food.
Cyclepalooza – June 23 – July 2
Cyclepalooza, a community-driven, do-it-yourself bicycle festival, will be taking place over the next ten days at various locations throughout Calgary. It will bring together people of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels who share a passion for cycling. Don’t be shy – grab your wheels and take part in a variety of bike-related events. Check out their website for a full calendar of events.
Now Open: Caffe Rosso – Victoria Park
Local coffee house Caffe Rosso has just opened its third location in Victoria Park (11th Ave and Olympic Way SE). Serving a selection of the world’s best coffee, they specialize in fine espresso drinks. They also offer baked goods and an assortment of lunch choices. We suggest trying one of their made-to-order paninis. Whether in for a quick lunch or to lounge, the friendly staff and comfortable decor will make you feel right at home.
Now Open: Olives
Olives has re-opened its doors in Calgary’s Victoria Park (11th Ave and Olympic Way SE) in the base of the Arriva Condominiums. Specializing in Mediterranean cuisine and utilizing local ingredients, Chef Kevin Cooper has developed a brand new menu that’s sure to have your mouth watering. We suggest sharing several dishes from the tapas menu such as the eggplant parmesan, and the bowl of cornichon and cipollini.
Photo courtesy Caffe Rosso