The Christmas in Inglewood festivities continue this weekend, folks! Shop local and one-of-a-kind, while enjoying free parking, live tunes from The Heebee-Jeebees, and plenty of cheer in Inglewood's 80+ independent shops and boutiques!
Here's the deal on the free parking:
For the third consecutive year, the Inglewood BRZ and the Calgary Parking Authority are bringing their Holiday Parking Elves back to Inglewood! On Sat, Dec 7 and Sat, Dec 14 between 10am-4pm, the CPA will be providing complimentary 2-hour parking sessions to visitors in the CPA lots at 9 Ave & 11 St, and 9 Ave & 12 St SE. Please note that payment is still required for on-street parking in Inglewood on these dates, but that Sunday street parking is always free! There is also plenty of side-street parking available in and around the neighbourhood.
See you soon for the best (and most accessible!) local Christmas shopping around!
Libations, congeniality, neighbours, friends, family, shopping, dinner, live music.....
Due to that pesky June flood, Rouge Restaurant, Calgary was forced to cancel its Hotchkiss Brain Institute fundraiser 'Rouge & White.' But alas, the bash has been rescheduled for Oct 30 as 'Rough et Noir' - a slightly darker twist on the original, but just as delicious. The spooky event will feature Chef Michael Smith and all you can eat and drink of Rouge's famed cuisine for $150. Call 403.531.2767 to book your reservation!
Following the success of the first event on June 14, the July 12 Night Market is slated to be better than ever. From 6pm to midnight, dozens of local vendors will be set up along 10 Ave. S.E. with trunk shows, fresh food and one-of-a-kind wares. See you there! www.finditcalgary.ca
Running 6pm-midnight on Friday June 14, July 12, August 9 and September 13 at 10 St. and 9 Ave. S.E., the Night Market will feature street food, live music, trunk sales and an art market.
See you Friday, July 12th for Night Market #2!
For ten days every second March, Calgary becomes a hotbed of masks, puppetry and all things animated at the International Festival of Animated Objects (IFAO). The sixth biennial Festival will run March 8-17 at half a dozen venues in Inglewood & Ramsay, bringing the world’s leading practitioners of 21st century puppetry to Calgary audiences.
In addition to stage performances, the festival includes a lecture series, workshops, an exhibition and film screenings, exposing Calgarians to the world’s leading practitioners of 21st-century puppetry.
For more details or sponsorship opportunities, check out www.animatedobjects.ca.
Break the January blues with a trip to the Bleak Midwinter Festival! Kids' Animation Show takes place on Sat, Jan 19, and the awesome-fun evening Variety Show is Feb 23, both at 7pm at Lantern Church. Admission is by donation and all proceeds will go to charity. For more info, email email@example.com!
Tickets selling out fast ...(for other great live music in Inglewood our Arts and Culture page and scroll to Live Music Venues)
Eight amazing years in the making, the time has come for the Calgary Folk Music Festival to blow open the doors to its stunning new space at 1215 12 Ave. S.E. known as Festival Hall.
All are welcome to attend the grand opening bash on Jan. 26 from 2-11pm, as live music fills all 3 floors of the state-of-the-art performance, music and art space.
For the full list of grand opening artists and happenings, visit calgaryfolkfest.com or call 403-233-0904. See you on the 26th!
It's cold outside....but enough with the couch surfing! Looking for a cozy, fun evening out in January? How about dinner at one of Inglewoods 25 restaurants, cafes and pubs, followed by a show at one of Inglewood's 8 live music venues (more live music venues in Inglewood than any other one neighbourhood in Alberta!)...
Inglewood is home to more than 65 independent, locally-owned shops and restaurants surrounding 9 Ave. S.E. – Calgary's 'original' Main Street, including:
• 17 clothing stores and boutiques
• 25 restaurants, wine bars, cafes and pubs
• 16 art galleries, studios and creative spaces
• 15 furniture and housewares stores
• 11 antique and collectibles shops
• 8 live music venues
• Dozens of Calgary's most beloved amenities, parks and public spaces, including the Calgary Zoo, Harvey Passage, Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, Bow Habitat Station, Nellie Breen Park, Inglewood Farmer's Market, new river pathway system, ICA outdoor skating rink, Inglewood swimming pool and more!
Calgary's famed country fair-themed street festival returns to Inglewood on August 3, 2013, with more food, culture, shopping & fun than you can handle! See you on the 9th Ave. strip next summer!!
The 2nd Annual Hoedown for Ward 9! On Weds, July 4 from 5:30-8:30pm, bring yer cowboy boots on down to Crossroads Market for great food, drink, friends and live music from the T. Buckley Band. Tickets are $35 at eventelephant.com/ward9hoedown. Yeehaw!
Espy Experience: On Sat, July 7 from 9-11am, in partnership with the Inglewood Wine Market, Spolumbo's, Starbucks, The AREA & Craft Beer Market, Espy presents #bikiniespy and the Charity Gourmet Stampede Breakfast! The first 250 guests can eat for free with a donation to Special Olympics Calgary! To guarantee your spot among the first 250 people, make your donation and get your ticket in advance at Espy, or visit espyexperience.com/bikiniespy.
Galleria: Cowboy Culture Exhibition & Sale... Presenting photographic images by Brian Ewing, who will have his work on display in the Dragonfly Gallery from July 6-18, & be in attendance on July 7-8 and 14-15, with refreshments served.
DaDe Art + Design Lab: Sat, July 7, 1-3pm - Tip Your Hat 2012. Live and silent auction of artistically altered cowboy hats. Proceeds raised will go towards This Is My City Art Society's programming, supporting those facing or at risk of homelessness in Calgary. www.thisismycitycalgary.ca
Jacqueline Suzanne's Bistro: Because it's not Stampede season in Cowtown without a Two Course Prime Rib Dinner... Tues-Sun evenings from 5pm onwards for $30/person. Includes a choice of soup or salad and a generous portion of Tripe 'A' Alberta Prime Rib. Reservations are recommended - 403-266-1005.
Just when you thought our 'hood couldn't get much greener, we're thrilled to announce the pending arrival of Calgary's first business district streetside recycling program.
Thanks to the collaborative efforts of many fantastic, forward-thinking people, including the City of Calgary, Nestle Waters and artist Michael Perks of Little Monkey Metal Works, our new hand-built green bins are sure to be the talk of the town! Stay tuned for more details...
On Thurs, July 5, The Rouge & White Garden Party hits Inglewood's famed Rouge Restaurant, featuring fantastic food, friends & fundraising for the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. Get your tickets while supplies last!
CALGARY’S FAMED COUNTRY FAIR-THEMED FESTIVAL RETURNS ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 4
It just wouldn’t be summer in the inner-city without the one-day outdoor celebration known as Sunfest! On Saturday, Aug. 4, Calgary’s original main street will come alive with the sights, sounds and country fair flair of Inglewood’s annual street festival.
Stretching four lively blocks along 9 Ave. S.E., the historic neighbourhood’s one-of-a-kind shops, prized boutiques and award-winning eateries will spill into the streets with promotions, displays and giveaways, while street performers, artist demos and a street-side fashion show round out the action-packed day of family-friendly fun that more than 30,000 people took part in last year. Adding to the country fair feel will be a vintage car show and the return of the main attraction from 2010 – the Sunfest Celebrity Pie-Eating Competition!
Sunfest 2012 promises to be an action-packed Saturday in the Inglehood. Hope to see you on the 9th Ave. strip on Aug. 4! www.InglewoodSunfest.com
Emerging Alberta artists will steal the spotlight as Esker Foundation grand opening exhibition gives voice and opportunity to young Alberta artists
All eyes will be on a select group of 44 emerging Alberta artists as the focus of the Esker Foundation’s grand opening exhibition, The New Alberta Contemporaries, on display at the new Inglewood gallery from June 15 – August 29 in the stunning new Art Block building on 9 Ave. S.E.
Following the grand opening event, Esker has planned a dynamic lineup of art exhibitions that are free of charge to visitors, and the gallery will offer a regular and ongoing program of educational and ancillary events such as lectures and artist presentations to accompany the exhibitions.
For the third consecutive year, dozens of Inglewood’s finest eateries, shops and boutiques are teaming up to welcome the women of Calgary to the neighbourhood-wide party known as ‘Ladies Night.’
On Thursday, May 10 from 5-9 p.m, all are invited to cruise the kitschy streets of the city’s most historic neighbourhood to take advantage of great spring promotions, pricing, demos, freebies and festivities!
WHAT: Inglewood Ladies Night 2012 – 40 stores, 1000's of deals, one night only! Ladies Night returns to the many restaurants, shops and boutiques of Inglewood, with fantastic shopping deals and plenty of fun to be had by all.
WHERE: 9 Ave. S.E. & surrounding streets & avenues
WHEN: Thursday, May 10, 5-9 p.m.
BRING ON THE HOLIDAY CHEER – CHRISTMAS IN INGLEWOOD IS BACK WITH A BANG!
(And sleigh rides, ice carving, live music, shopping deals, freebies and more...)
A community-wide Christmas tree hunt, hay rides with Santa, celebrity ice carving, live music and caroling, holiday shopping deals, hot chocolate, cookies, giveaways and plenty of holiday cheer… yes indeed, Christmas in Inglewood is just over a week away!
ESCAPE GENERIC GIFT GIVING AND MALL MADNESS - MAKE YOUR WAY TO INGLEWOOD, WHERE CRAFTSMANSHIP, ORIGINALITY AND SUSTAINABILITY ARE TOP OF THE LIST!
Environmentally-conscious Calgarians can feel good about the gifts they give when they shop at Inglewood’s many amazing, locally-owned antique shops and consignment stores. Chose from an enormous array of local artisan merchants selling their handmade wares, or from shops that specialize in supporting local and fair trade.
More than 80 independently owned merchants, selling everything from one-of-a-kind clothing and accessories to fabulous housewares and home furnishings, handmade artisan works to delightful food and drink – all packaged as perfect stocking suffers or Santa-sized gifts!