Calgary Nightlife, Arts & Culture

Calgary Nightlife

Atlantic Trap & Gill 510 Heritage Drive SW. Classic Pub with an East Coast twist. 14 large Tv’s plus a 15 foot giant screen for sports. One pool table, 3 VLT’s, full upscale pub menu. Open at 11:30am 7 days a week. Live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 403-287-8811. www.atlantictrapandgill.com

Bamboo Tiki Room 1201 1 St SW. Attached to the popular Drum and Monkey pub, a hot spot for DJ’s and dancing. Feels like a great party in your parents’ 1970s rumpus room. Thursday Live Music. Tahiti Treat Fridays, House & various dance music with Jon Delirious and Guests. Mojo Saturdays with DJ Rob Faust spinning the best Soul, R&B and Funk. 403-261-6674. www.drumandmonkey.ca

Black Swan 10455 Southport Rd SW. Large dance floor featuring Top 40, Dance, R&B, Beats etc. Tues. Open Mic 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm. Sat – DJ & dancing. 9:30 pm – 2 am. No cover. 403-271-8776. www.blackswanalehouse.com

The Blues Can 1429 9 Ave SE. Located in historic Inglewood. Intimate atmosphere with great acoustics and a very good line of site to the stage. Live Music EVERY Night from 8:30~9 pm to 12:30~1 am with an extra show on Saturday afternoons from 3-7 pm. Featuring Touring Blues Acts on weekends and local blues, rock & rockabilly during the week. 403-262-2666. www.thebluescan.com, info@thebluescan.com, www.facebook.com/thebluescan

Bookers BBQ Grill + Crab Shack 316 3 St. SE. Converted century-old warehouse commited to an authentic Southern experience. Transforms into a house of blues with live music every Fri-Sat starting at 10 pm. No cover. 403-264-6419. www.bookersbbq.com

Bootleggers Sports Bar / Grill 3444 32nd Ave NE. Featuring 52 42” HD flat screen LCD TV’s, a large projector screen, 6 different satellite feeds, 25 VLT’s, foosball, 2 pool tables with free pool every Monday night, and Karaoke 6 days a week, Bootleggers is truly “Entertainment With Impact!” M-Su 10am-2 m, Holidays 10am-12am. 403.291.0507 www.bootleggers.ca

Broken City 613 11 Ave SW. Calgary’s Sub-Culture Live Rock Venue. Wed – Fri Live Bands (indie, rock, metal, punk, whatever) 9pm – late. Sat- Jazz Jam 3pm-6pm and hip-hop 9pm – late. Sunday is Karaoke night 9pm – late. Mon – Stand up comedy 8pm – late. Tue – Punk Rock Bingo 9pm – late. Minors allowed til 9pm. 403-262-9976. www.brokencity.ca

Café Blanca 240 Riverfront Ave SW. A creative coffeehouse serving specialty coffee including siphon coffee; using direct-trade beans that have been carefully sourced and locally roasted. Live Music: Local artist every Wednesday night 6:30 pm-9 pm. 403-460-2002. www.cafeblanca.ca

Comedy Cave 9206 Macleod Tr. S. Modest club located in the Travelodge on Macleod Trail featuring local stand-up comedians and from across North America. 403-287-1120. www.comedycave.com

Commonwealth Bar & Stage 731 10 Ave SW. Old warehouse converted to a revelrous night destination in Calgary’s downtown. Two distinct floors of sound with a vintage fashion-forward aesthetic. Open Th-Sa 7pm-2 am, Su 7pm-12am. 403-247-463. 403-247-4663. www.commonwealthbar.ca

Dickens Pub. 1000 9 Ave SW. Dedicated live music venue bringing local and international acts to Calgary 7 days a week. Entertainment ranges from rock, metal and punk to folk, indie and electronic. Fun and warm atmosphere. Gamer Sundays every week: board games, video games and more. 403-233-7550. www.dickenspub.ca

The Dog & Duck Public House. 5340 2 St SW. Cosy retreat in an ld white house akin to real English Pubs. Live Music: Local bands every Friday night 9pm – 1am and Open Jam every Sat Night 8pm – 12am. 403-253-2489. www.thedogduckpub.ca

Elbow River Casino. 218 18th Ave SE. Featured on the Bayou Stage each Fri and Sat 9:30pm to 1 am live music such as classic rock, R & B, blues, pop etc. 403-289-8880. www.elbowrivercasino.com

Fionn MacCool’s Authentic Irish Pub. 255 Barclay Parade SW (at Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire). Wed – East Coast Kitchen Party 9pm.   Sat – Various-east coast/rock 9pm. Casual dress, no minors. 403-517-6699. www.fionnmaccools.com

Gohan Sushi Lounge 815 15 Ave SW. Check out their “Body Sushi” the first Friday of every month! A unique space and atmosphere with multi spectrum LED lights, comfortable couches, booths, 8 LCD TV’s, Big Projector and patio. Entertainment ranging from DJ’s, Live Bands, Comedians and much more. Fri-Sat – 10 pm – 2 am. Dress Code in effect. Check website for extra events. 403-984-9184. www.GohanSushiLounge.com

HiFi Club 219 10th Ave SW. In Music We Trust. 3500 sq. foot space blurring the lines between live music venue, dance club and art gallery. Clean and sleek with a custom audio system, HiFi regularly plays host to leading local acts and some of the most influential international artists. https:/www.facebook.com/hificlub. 403-264-9779. www.hificlub.ca

The Horny Toad Saloon 7746 Elbow Drive SW. Friendly little neighborhood pub & restaurant, cool and comfortable. Karaoke Thur 9pm – 1am. Sunday Jams, 5pm – 9pm, bring your instruments! Live Music on specific weekends usually at beginning of month, check website. 403-212-0304. www.hornytoadsaloon.com

The King’s Head Pub & Eatery 9116 Macleod Trail SE. Calgary’s Best Live Entertainment Venue! Calgary’s Greatest Original and Cover Bands every Thursday Friday and Saturday! Music starts 9pm-12am on Thursday and 10pm-2am on Friday and Saturday. Also come check out Punk Rock Bingo Every Sunday starting at 6:00pm 403-259-0111. www.thekingsheadpub.ca

Knoxville’s Tavern 840 9th Ave. Calgary’s newest hottest Country bar is the bar your mother warned you about! 840 9th Ave is hosting the biggest parties year round and even bigger for Stampede. Tuesday-Industry Night, Friday-Fireball Fridays and Saturdays is Girls Night Out with priority entry and no cover for ladies until 12 am. 8pm-2am. 403-398-7623. www.knoxcalgary.com

Ironwood Stage and Grill 1229 9 Ave SE.
ironwoodLocated in charming Inglewood in the historic Gary Theatre. Live Music 7 nights a week with mixed genres. Wed open Mic night 8pm. Alternating Saturday afternoons 18 piece jazz band 2-4 pm and blues jam 1-5pm. Reservations recommended as shows usually sell out. Cover. Sun-Thur show starts at 8pm and Fri-Sat 9pm. 403-269-5581. www.ironwoodstage.ca

Lobby Lounge at the Blackfoot Inn 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE. An intimate spot for catching up with friends or unwinding with colleagues. Oversized windows, outside patio, grand piano and live music weekdays add to the full lunch, dinner and drink menu. M-F 11:30 am-11 pm. Sat 5 pm-10 pm. Closed Sun. 403-252-2253. www.blackfootinn.com

Lolita’s Lounge 1413 9 Ave SE. Vintage 1940’s style venue featuring songwriters, comedians and performers of all genres (burlesque, magic, comedy, theatre). Fri – Latin Jazz 9pm – 1am. Sat – Carly’s Angels (female impersonation show running for 11 yrs). Sun- singer-songwriter Joe Nolan, acoustic, blues, folk. Other entertainment varies weekly, check website. 403-265-5739. www.lolitaslounge.ca

Lord Nelsons Pub & Grill 1020 8 Ave. SW. Located adjacent to the Holiday Inn Express this low-key, casual pub offers a variety of Live Bands every week. Top 40’s to Blues, Metal to Hip Hop. Music starts from 9-10pm ‘til close. Days vary, call for info. Dance floor. 403-232-6704. www.lordnelsonsbarandgrill.weebly.com

Mikey’s Juke Joint & Eatery 1901 10 Ave SW. “Music Matters at Mikey’s”. Laid back, downtown joint featuring live music daily, hosting well-known musicians such as Steve Pineo, Tim Williams and Joel Fafard. A celebration of music! 403-245-8833. www.mikeysjukejoint.com

morgansMorgan’s Pub on 17th 1324 17 Ave SW. New talent with Wednesday night and Saturday afternoon open jam. Mon – Tue features the Beat Brothers with the Lush dancers. Thursday-Saturday featuring Calgary’s best cover bands and Showcase Sundays featuring a variety of different genre’s. 403-244-6670. www.morganspubcalgary.com

Murrieta’s Bar and Grill 200, 808 1st St. SW. Laid back West Coast sophistication fitting perfectly in the historic 1890s Alberta Hotel building. Pianist Wed through Fri and Sunday from 5:30 – 8:30 pm as well as live bands ranging from R&B to Funk to Classic Rock & Jazz, Fri and Sat. 10 pm – 1 am. 403-269-7707. www.murrietas.ca

Murmur Nightclub 6307b Center St SW. “Hear what all the murmur is about” The ultimate nightclub with phenomenal DJ’s , best light show and in class bottle service. Dress to impress. Fri – Sat 9 – 2:30 am 403-301-4447. www.murmurcalgary.com

The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club 109 7 Ave SW. Annually recognized as one of Calgary’s Best Live Music Venues and one of the Top 50 Live Music Venues in Canada according to the CBC. Featuring original, independent live music varying from local to national bands and international touring acts. Genres range from country, folk and rockabilly to rock and punk. Every Fri – Sat 10 pm. Free Show every Fri 5pm – 9pm. Occasional weekday show. Call or check website for full listings. 403-532-1911. www.thepalomino.ca, www.myspace.com/thepalomino, www.twitter.com/ThePalomino

Ranchman’s Cookhouse and Dancehall 9615 Macleod Tr S. Hottest Canadian Country Acts on the main stage Thur-Sat 9pm. Tues. Night Jam 8:00 pm/Sat afternoon Jam 4:30 pm to 8pm. Dance lessons Mon-Fri 7pm – 8:30 pm. For more information visit www.ranchmans.com

Regal Beagle Your Neighborhood Pub. 3 locations:
5308 17 Ave. SW. Karaoke – Sat – 9pm-1am. 403-457-4313.
180 94 Ave SE. Karaoke – Thu – 9pm-close. Music Trivia – Fri – 8pm-close. Acoustic Jam – Mon – 9pm-close 403-640-7775.
410 14 St NW. Karaoke- Fridays – 9pm-1am. 403-283.6678.

Republik 219 17 Ave SW. This Calgary Indie institution features live bands and weekly DJs. Club OMFG every Friday, Experience three rooms of tunes! Electro, House, Dubstep, Trance, Hip Hop. Facebook.com/Omfgcanada 403-541-1100. www.therepublik.ca

Rose & Crown Traditional Pub 1503 4 Ave. SW. Lively, traditional British pub & restaurant. “Calgary’s Best Live Music on the Guinness Stage” Thur – 8pm – close, Fri-Sat. 9:30 – close. All genres, check website for entertainment line up. 403-244-7757. www.roseandcrowncalgary.ca

Standard 111 7 Ave SW. standard

Experience the new standard in Calgary’s nightlife. This unparalleled oasis is more than just a hot nightspot and meeting place… it’s a three level mecca for the social elite. With exclusive VIP bottle service, cutting edge events, Standard caters to the exquisitely sophisticated professional. You will find the hottest mainstream top 40 hits on the dance floor and sexy vocal house playing in the O bar lounge. Be sure to dress to impress. Fri-Sat 9 pm-2 am. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. http://www.standardyyc.com“>www.standardyyc.com

St. James Corner Irish Pub 1219 1 St SW. Authentic Irish Pub. Live bands Saturdays 9:30 pm – 1:30am featuring East coast covers and Celtic rock! Small dance floor. No cover. 403-262-1157. www.stjamescorner.ca

The Trop 1501 34 Ave SW. . In the heart of Marda Loop a relaxed upscale location featuring every weekend some of the city’s hottest local talent on their corner stage. 403-457-6227. www.thetrop.ca

T.C. Bar & Kitchen 922 Centre St NE. Salsa, Reggaeton, Bachata, Meringue and more! DJ dancing in a comfortable lounge atmosphere. Fri – Sat 9pm to close. 403-669-5543. www.tropicalcorner.ca

V Lounge by Earls at Banker’s Hall 315 8 Ave SW. Calgary’s only Vodka lounge. Sleek and stylish contemporary design. With an ever-growing vodka list, modern yet classic cocktails, a vibrant, buzzing atmosphere. DJs – Thurs – 8pm-2am. Fri-Sat – 10pm-2am. 403-265-3280. www.theplacetov.ca

Verns 622 8th Ave SW. Open for more than twenty years offering a great venue for up and coming local and traveling bands. Tues Comedy Night 8-11pm. Live music Friday, Saturday and Sunday,  9pm -2am from Blue grass to death metal. Check their facebook page for performances. 403-237-8376, facebook.com/verns

Vintage Chophouse and Tavern 320 11 Ave. SW. Chic New York style tavern offering live blues and classic rock Friday and Saturday evenings 10pm-1am. Small dance floor, no cover, no minors. 403-262-7262. www.vintagechophouse.com

Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club 3218-18 Ave. SE. Located in the Elbow River Casino this stand-up comedy club features local, national and international comedians with a focus on Canadian talent. Dinner theatre and private bookings available. 403-258-2028. www.yukyuks.com

Arts and Culture

Alberta Ballet 341 17 Ave SW. One of the country’s leading ballet companies with a repertoire consisting of traditional ballets and commissioned works performed in a contemporary way each season. Performances in Calgary, Edmonton and tour performances abroad. Season: Sep to May. 403-245-4549. www.albertaballet.com

Calgary Opera 1315 – 7 St SW. Professional opera company performing at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Special presentations in other venues. 403-262-7286. www.calgaryopera.com

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra 205 8 Ave SE. Live music at the Jack Singer Concert Hall. Over 65 concerts from Classical Giants, Rock N’ Roll Hits and Family Favourites. 403-571-0849. www.cpo-live.com

Epcor Centre For The Performing Arts 205-8 Ave SE. Five theatres World-class concert hall Over 1800 performances and events yearly: live theatre, dance, children’s events, experimental theatre, meetings, weddings, sports events/competitions, award ceremonies and concerts. 403-294-9494. www.epcorcentre.org

Jubilations Dinner Theatre Calgary Westbrook Mall, 1002-37 St. SW. 3 act musical comedies and non-stop laughs! Modern Family Vacation – Nov 13 – Feb 14; Star Warz – A Galactic Rock Comedy – Feb 19 – Apr 24; Michael Jacksons Back From The Future – Apr 29 – Jun 26; Hey, Pretty Woman! – Jul 1 – Sep 4. 403-249-7799. http://www.jubilations.ca/“>www.jubilations.ca

Lunchbox Theatre 160, 115 9 Ave SE. Over 35 years of lunchtime theatre. Lunchtime and evening performances under one hour in length. Season: Sep to May. 403-265-4292. www.lunchboxtheatre.com

Mount Royal Conservatory 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW. One of Western Canada’s largest performing arts conservatories. Celebrating 100 years in 2011 and continues to present student and faculty performances throughout the year. 403-440-6821. www.mtroyal.ca/conservatory

Theatre Calgary 222 9 Ave SE. Dramas, comedies and musicals. One person shows to large musicals with live orchestra. Six annual productions. Matinees. Tickets: 403-294-7447. 403-294-7440. www.theatrecalgary.com

One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre 2 flr., 225 8 Ave SE. Presenters of live theatre, dance, music and other interdisciplinary work for 25 years. Toured North America, Australia, Asia, Mexico and Europe. Based in the Big Secret Theatre in the Epcor Centre for Performing Arts. 403-264-3224. www.oyr.org

Theatre Junction Grand 608 1 St SW. Contemporary live arts including local, national and international theatre, dance and music. Western Canada’s oldest theatre in the heart of downtown Calgary. Season: Sep to Apr. 403-205-2922. www.theatrejunction.com

Vertigo Theatre 161, 115 9 Ave SE. Live productions. Mystery theatre. Y Stage productions for children (6-12). Families. Children’s shows. Calgary Tower location. 403-221-3707. www.vertigotheatre.com

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