Notable Now Calgary: September 26, 2014

W is for Workshop
You know what they say: it’s all about location, location, location, and that’s exactly what Workshop Kitchen and Culture has going for it. Located in the magnificently old and charming Theatre Junction Grand building, this is a brand new dining and drinking spot for all crowds out there. If you’re not a fan of the status quo then make your way down to 608 1st Street SW and grab a seat. Downtowners will love this place for lunch and anyone hitting a theatre production in the evening will welcome a new place to grab pre-performance cocktails.

W seems to be a real theme this week, and here’s one more establishment that should be on your radar. Located in the U of C’s Aloft hotel, W XYZ Bar is the perfect place to mix, drink and mingle. This loft-inspired space has everything including beer, fine wine and a great atmosphere for a game of pool or casual hang out with friends. If you live in the NW or have started taking night classes on campus, make sure to stop by and see what it’s all about.  

Doors Open YYC
This one’s for the curious cats out there and the lovers of any behind-the-scenes tour. Doors Open YYC takes place over the course of the entire weekend (September 27-28) and across every quadrant of the city, giving the public access to the inner workings of some pretty cool operations. From learning how Fiasco makes such delicious gelato to how C-Trains are fixed when they break, and even how the Alberta Children’s Hospital saves kids’ lives daily, there’s a lot to take in. Plan out your visits on the event website here:

The Calgary Folk Music Festival is here to do just that. On October 2nd you’re invited to festival hall to seek help from a panel of people who have been around the block a few times and have some words of wisdom to share. Heartland’s Michelle Morgan, Calgary Herald’s Mike Bell, and radio host Chris dela Torre will be there to answer questions and help resolve the biggest dramas and dilemmas in your life. Don’ t miss out on this truly bizarre event.

Atelier of Arts
Tara Somers and Erika Voith are the beauty and the brains behind the artist-run centre Atelier of Arts. On Thursday, October 2nd these talented ladies are throwing a party called Last Redemption. This will be your last chance to purchase art by the talented Miss Voith before she leaves for Europe to display her work in London, Vienna and Prague. If you’re in need of some classical pieces to decorate your walls, don’t wait. This party runs from 8pm to 11pm; to RSVP, contact

The PARKLUXE fashion show is one of the best things happening in October. This year, the fun and fashion goes down at the Riverwalk Plaza in East Village on October 4th with designers like Caitlin Power, Laura Siegel, Malorie Urabnovitch, Workhall Boutique and Paul Hardy design. The opening reception starts at 7pm followed by two seated runway shows and a pop-up shop to follow. Tickets are still available are selling fast as this is a hot pick for many Calgary YPs, trendsetters and people about town.



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