August Recap/September in Forest Lawn

What a busy August we have had here at International Avenue! Here’s a brief recap of some of the events we were a part of this past month!

August Recap

Front Lawn Dances (Forest Lawn) – August 16th


artBOX on 17E played host to Day 2 of Springboard Performance’s Front Lawn Dances!

The group started at the Forest Lawn Calgary Public Library witnessing performances along the way, then ended up at artBOX on 17E for a big dancing celebration! Below is a video of the neighbourhood conga line taken courtesy of Springboard Performance!

CIES Summer Cultural Festival – August 25th


Our friends at CIES hosted their 5th Annual Summer Cultural Festival at artBOX on 17E on August 25th! There was live music, food, face painting, even henna!

Special thanks to ATB Financial, Calgary Public Library, and the Ethno-Cultural Council of Calgary for coming out to the event as well!

Antyx Arts’ Interactive Poetry Board for Beakerhead Mainstage – August/September

Kids jumping holding letters spelling out the word Beakerhead

Our friends at Antyx Community Arts, along with the youth of the Greater Forest Lawn community, were extremely hard at work for the last two weeks of August as they prepared an Interactive Poetry Board, which will be featured at Beakerhead’s mainstage on September 16th at Fort Calgary!

We strongly encourage everyone to come down on the 16th at 7pm to check them out!

GlobalFest Ticket Giveaway/Grand Finale


The International Avenue BRZ had the opportunity to partake in the Grand Finale of the GlobalFest celebrations on Saturday August 29th!

We would like to thank everyone who was able to come out to the celebrations this summer! Looking forward to next year everyone!

Upcoming Events

As summer comes to a close here on International Avenue, we start the preparations for our Fall events!

Eat a Pita Back-to-School Mobile App Special – Every Monday in September

Sign for Eat a Pita

Our friends at Eat a Pita have created a Monday Back to School Special that’s not just for students, but for EVERYONE who works, lives, plays, and visits International Avenue!

Every Monday in the month of September, if you buy 2 pitas and 2 drinks, you get a 3rd pita of equal or lesser value FREE! In order to get the deal though, be sure to download the International Avenue mobile app and scan the QR Code below!

The next time you take some friends or family members out for a meal on a Monday this September, be sure to visit Eat a Pita next time!

Korean Art Club Centre Events – Throughout September

Sign advertising for the Korean Art Club

Our friends from the Korean Art Club Centre located at #106, 4202 17 Avenue SE are hosting some free classes and events throughout the month of September, all of which are at the Korean Art Club Centre unless stated otherwise!

  • Sept. 12: Free Computer Basics Class, 12pm – 2pm
  • Sept. 17: Deadline for Korean Art Club Centre Art Contest
    • Anyone can submit a piece of artwork!
    • 1st prize: $1,000
    • Gold medal: $300
    • Silver medal: $200
    • Bronze medal: $100
  • Sept. 26: Korean Cooking Class, 11am – 2pm
  • Sept. 25 – 27: Alberta Cultural Day
    • Friday: 4pm – 7pm
    • Saturday: 11am – 3pm
    • Sunday: 6pm – 9pm (Grand finale celebrations)

For the latest news regarding the Korean Art Club Centre, be sure to join their Facebook group!

Honens Free Piano Concert – Wednesday September 9th


Honens is coming to artBOX on 17E with a free encore performance! All are welcome to join us at 12:30 to listen to a talent semifinalist featured in this year’s Honens Festival and Piano Competition

Around the World in 35 Blocks Food Tour – Saturday September 12th


The food tours are back! We will be busy hosting another Around the World in 35 Blocks Food Tour this coming Saturday! This tour will be featuring Green Cedars Food Mart and Illichmann’s Sausage Shop! For more Around the World in 35 Blocks dates, stay tuned to our website and social media!

Great in Greater Forest Lawn – October 6th


After a successful inaugural event, we are proud to present the return of Great in Greater Forest Lawn on October 6th at artBOX on 17E! Sponsored by The International Avenue BRZ, The United Way of Calgary & Area, and International Avenue Arts and Culture Centre.

Tickets for the ideas lunch are $10 and can be purchased online at EventBrite!

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We’ll see you along the Avenue!

– From your friends at the International Avenue BRZ