April 09, 2024

In And Around The BLOX - April 2024

Come See Our New Space!

The BLOX Arts Centre has moved to 834 11 Ave SW, and we're inviting you to come check out our new space!

Bookings for the new BLOX Arts Centre are now open, so come on by on April 18 starting at 7:00 PM and see the space for yourself! 

Plus, there will performances from The Rifle Country Players and Morgan Le Fae.

For event bookings email bookings@thebeltline.ca

How to Prepare Your Business for a Drought

How your Business can support water conservation
Local businesses play an important role in our economy and can also make a difference in helping to conserve our water supply.
To find information for your business to visit calgary.ca/drought
This page offers businesses suggestions and resources to identify potential water-saving opportunities within their operations.
It is also recommend to look at The City’s Outdoor Water Restrictions Guide to become familiar with when and how water can be used, if outdoor water restrictions are enacted later this year.
Stay informed
As drought conditions evolve, The City will continue to keep the BIA and businesses informed. The next update will be provided in late April, but you can also visit calgary.ca/drought for the most current information.

An An Kitchen and Bar

We're excited to welcome a brand new business to the Beltline BIA! An An Kitchen and Bar offers a luxurious experience with both classic and fusion Vietnamese dishes. Welcome to the BLOX, An An!


What's Happening at the BLOX Arts Centre

Saturday, April 6th - Switch Blade

Saturday, April 13th - Citizen Rage 10-Year Anniversary

Thursday, April 18th - BAC Open House

Friday, April 19th - You Me & Zach, Tori Morley, Hungry Hollow and Brett Cassidy

Saturday, April 20th - Bands as (Fake) Bands, a Skipping Stones Fundraiser

April 25th - 27th - Kinkonauts Improv Comedy Show Week

Bands as (Fake) Bands, a Fundraiser for Skipping Stone

The BLOX is excited to announce our first-ever Bands as (Fake) Bands Fundraiser, in benefit of Skipping Stone!

Featuring Rebel Grrrlz as Sex Bob-omb, Layla June as The Blues Brothers, Friends First (members of The Corey Hotline, Lushings, The Suppliers and Cheer) as Josie and the Pussycats, The Hi-Tops as Tenacious D, Kid Cali as Dewy Cox, and Hot Astral Summers (members of Hot Little Rocket, Astral Swans and Summer Bruises) as Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars!

April 20 at the NEW BLOX Arts Centre (834 11 Ave SW), doors at 7:00 PM, entry by donation

Book Your Stampede Party at the BLOX Arts Centre!

We are now taking bookings for your 2024 Stampede party at the BLOX Arts Centre. Dates are filling up fast, so email bookings@thebeltline.ca to secure your spot!

Advertise with Sled Island!

There’s only TWO WEEKS left to book your ad space in the Sled Island 2024 program guide – a comprehensive booklet spanning over 70 pages featuring the festival schedule, artist bios, event details, community discounts, and all things Sled Island! ⁠

With 19,000 copies set to be printed and distributed across Alberta, your ad will reach a wide audience. Copies will be provided to festival attendees, artists, volunteers, and placed in venues and high-traffic spots throughout Calgary.

To learn more and book your spot, contact bianca@sledisland.com. ⁠

Booking deadline is April 14!

Upcoming Events at Lougheed House

Exhibit Opening & Artist Talk: Aeris Osborne

Restore & Revive: Featuring 10 Alberta Old Buildings opens on Friday,
April 5, and will run until Sunday, June 30. Join us on opening night
for our launch event to hear artist Aeris Osborne speak on her work
and get a first look at the new exhibit.

When: April 5, 5:30-7:30 pm

Price: Free!


Patricia Bovey at Lougheed House

Patricia Bovey will be giving a talk at Lougheed House as a part of
her book tour for her newest publication, “Western Voices in Canadian
Art” on Thursday, April 11th.

When: April 11, 6 pm

Price: Free, but registration is required