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Alberta

6 European pastry shops to visit in Calgary

By Anna Rybnickova

Whether you have just returned from that romantic trip in France, have a sweet-tooth craving, are feeling blue from the autumn rain or just want to explore what the different European tastes have to offer, these suggestions for European-style bakeries (and more) will satisfy your pastry needs.

1. RUSTIC SOURDOUGH BAKERY & DELI

Located on the liveliest vein in the city, Rustic Sourdough Bakery & Deli has been serving the Calgary community for over 40 years. It offers sourdough bread and buns — popular throughout Central and Eastern Europe — as well as cakes and pastries. It also has a deli section, where the customers can purchase 80 types of meat, 40 different kinds of cheese and a wide selection of groceries imported from Europe. If you want to explore European cuisine, this is the place to go.

1305 17 Ave SW, rusticsourdoughbakery.com

2. LA BOULANGERIE BAKERY CAFÉ

This cute little café in the indie heart of Calgary is the perfect place to go when you’re feeling blue and need a little cheer-up. It lets you indulge in French-style pastries and cakes, tarts, crêpes and various sandwiches and soups. The place welcomes you with the warm, sweet smell of freshly made pastries and wraps you in a homey atmosphere. When the weather permits, you can also sit outside on a little patio and watch the hustle and bustle of Calgary life.

2435 4 St SW, la-boulangerie-calgary.com

3. EUROPEAN BAKERY & DELI

This European bakery in the very centre of Calgary offers sweet and salty Eastern European and Balkan pastries. You can enjoy a fresh burek and quevap or poke around and explore the shelves stacked with imported goods from various European countries. The bakery also makes numerous cakes and tarts and many different types of bread. The attached deli offers a variety of meats and the wonderfully friendly ladies at the counter are sure to make your visit even more pleasant.

515 17 Ave SW, europeanbakerydeli.com

4. ÉCLAIR DE LUNE

This sweet French pastry shop located in Calgary’s northwest offers all that your sweet tooth might crave and more. The owner is a biomedical engineer by education but his passion for baking led him on a path to opening his own bakery. Crunchy, flaky croissants, éclairs and tarts are awaiting you!

1049 40 Ave NW

5. YANN HAUTE PATISSERIE

Tucked away just off Fourth Street, the colourful yellow and white house looks inviting even from a distance. Therein resides the France-trained chef Yann Blanchard, who got his experience and love for French pastries while working in his parents’ bakery in France. Once you enter, you will be surrounded by the sweet smells of various macarons, cakes, les petits gateaux and other treats just waiting to melt on your tongue.

329 23 Ave SW, yannboutique.com

6. MANUEL LATRUWE

Manuel Latruwe is a Belgian style pastry shop located in downtown Calgary. The owner, born and raised Belgian Manuel Latruwe, developed a knack for baking at an early age and transported his love over the ocean to Calgary. You will be greeted by a relaxed atmosphere in which you will be able to enjoy Belgian waffles, tarts, cakes or specialty croquet sandwiches.

1333 1 St SE, manuellaruwe.com

Hot Art Round-Up: Sep 12 – 15

By HOT ART YYC

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

A Closer Look Tour: Niitsitapiisinni: Our Way of Life
Glenbow Museum: 1 – 2 pm

Sonja Neven: Magic Circles – Revealing Wonder
Jill Nuckles – Small Conversations
Blackboard Gallery, opening reception 5 – 8 pm

Shifting Shelter by Vessna Perunovich
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, opening reception 5 – 8 pm

Attila Richard Lukacs – Your Name Here
Herringer-Kiss Gallery, opening reception 5 – 8 pm

Closing Reception MFA Graduates Exhibitions
Nickle Galleries, 5 – 8 pm

Alberta Craft Council Artist Showcase Reception
cSPACE, 5 – 8 pm

Barbara Milne: Ambient Light
The Edge Gallery, 6 – 8 pm

Andrew Mirth – Tales from the Oort Cloud
New Edward Gallery, Thursday & Friday 7 – 10 pm, Saturday 2 – 6 pm

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

Small Paintings in September
Webster Galleries, through September 28

Gallery Tour with Vessna Perunovich and Magda Gonzalez-Mora
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, 11 am and 2:30 pm

Fare Trade Fundraiser: 2 cents cart // Teresa Tam
CommunityWise, M:ST Performative Art: noon – 2 pm

Ghost Stories YYC – Group Art Show
Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, 5 – 9 pm

Inglewood Night Market
Friday and Saturday, 5 – 11 pm

2019 Autumn Members Exhibition
Artpoint, 5 – 9 pm

YYC Fright Fest 2019
Eau Claire Market, Friday – Sunday

In Bloom or in Doom / Adrian Gor
Alberta Printmakers, 7 – 9 pm

Reza Rezaï / Mehmoon
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, 7 – 11 pm

Only the Losers: Roy Caussy
Stride Gallery, 8 – 11 pm

Michèle Pearson Clarke / Suck Teeth Compositions
The New Gallery, 8 – 11:30 pm

Friday the 13th Adult Private Party
New Motion Gallery, 8 pm – midnight (ticketed)

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

Farmers Market Saturdays
cSPACE King Edward, 10 am – 3 pm

Paper Crafters Yard Sale
Thorncliffe Greenview Community Association, 9 am – 2 pm

New and Used Art Supply Sale
New Motion Gallery, 10 am – 3 pm

Angela Morgan: salt of the earth, peppering the sky
Gibson Fine Art, opening reception 10 am – 1 pm

Reza Rezaï: Artist Talk
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, 1 – 3 pm

Moonlight Market
East Village Calgary, 3 – 10 pm

Halloween Pet Parade & Costume Contest
Eau Claire Market, The Fright Festival: 5 – 6 pm

Saturday MASS Screening Series
Globe Cinema, 7 pm

Shona Rae and the Bona Fides New Music Release Party/Fundraiser for Elephant Artist Relief Society
Mikey’s on 12th, 9 pm – midnight

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

Barbara Sternberg’s Untitled #1 (sun vision)
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, 8 – 10 pm

Hot Art Round-Up: Sep 5 – 8

By HOT ART YYC

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

Fall Artist Launch: Lowell Scott
Zero Issue Brewing, 3 – 8 pm

2019 Honens Festival: Duo 19:21
Stephen Avenue Walk, 4:30 – 5:30 pm

Free First Thursday Night
Glenbow Museum, 5 – 9 pm

Good Things Come in 3’s Opening Night
Parkdale Community Association, 5 – 10 pm

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

Art Exhibition Open House
1404- 20 Ave NW, Friday (noon – 8 pm) Sat (10 am – 8 pm) Sunday (10 am – 6 pm)

2019 Honens Festival: 176 Keys
Stephen Avenue Walk, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Open Studio
Nvrlnd.yyc, 5 – 9 pm

Sondra Meszaros: Camoufleurs
Jarvis Hall Gallery, 6 – 8 pm

Shaping Alberta
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 7 – 9 pm

ALIEN – Femme Wave 2019 Festival Fundraiser
Globe Cinema, 8 pm – midnight

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Farmers Market Saturdays
cSPACE King Edward, 10 am – 3 pm

Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre presents: Clothing Sale
Inside Out Theatre, Eau Claire: Saturday & Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm

Coming Up Next – Exhibition Opening
cSPACE: 2 – 4 pm

Susanne Aaltonen: From Mustasaari
Paul Kuhn Gallery opening reception 2 – 5 pm

Modern Times Redux
The Grand, 7 – 10 pm (ticketed)

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Passport to the Arts in the Garden
1124 – 15 St NW, 10 am – 4 pm

Calgary Red & White Calgary Comic Card & Toy Expo Fall 2019
McMahon Stadium, 10 am – 5 pm

Hot Art Round-Up: Aug 29 – Sep 1

By HOT ART YYC

THURSDAY, AUGUST 29

BUMP Artist Talk / Workshop / DJs / with Contemporary Calgary
Contemporary Calgary, 7 – 10 pm

Not funny, too expensive — Publication Launch
CJSW, 8:30 – 10 pm

Bike-In Cinema! Ahomapénî
Sunalta Community Centre, 9 – 11 pm

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30

Movie in the Park: Beautiful Losers – BUMP Festival – August 30
Beltline Urban Murals Project, 4 – 11:30 pm

Artist Reception
Arts Commons, 7 – 10 pm

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31

Farmers Market Saturdays
cSPACE King Edward, 10 am – 3 pm

Say Yes to the Press! Letterpress Day at A/P! (ticketed)
Alberta Printmakers, 11 am – 5 pm

ICB Alley Party feat. Sango, Jubilee, Lou Phelps : BUMP Festival
Inner City Brewing Company, 2 – 10 pm

Artist Trading Cards Trading Session
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, 5 – 7 pm

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Rocky Horror Picture Show at Calgary Pride
Globe Cinema, 11:30 pm – 2 am

Hot Art Round-Up: Aug 26 – Sep 1

By HOT ART YYC

THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

A Closer Look Tour: Niitsitapiisinni: Our Way of Life
Glenbow Museum, 1 – 2 pm

GlobalFest and OneWorld Festival
Elliston Park, 6 pm

Milky Way Nights August, 2019
Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, Thursday – Saturday, 10 pm – 2 am

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 23

Open Studio with Anj Fermor
cSPACE, 6 – 8 pm

Calgary Night Market
Bridgeland Riverside Community Association, 5 – 11 pm

Balancing Art and Political Statements in Artistic Practice: Artist Talk with Marja Helander
Esker Foundation, 6:30 – 7:30 pm (free registration)

The Alley Party
The GRAND, 7 pm – 1 am (ticketed)

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 24

Farmers Market Saturdays
cSPACE King Edward, 10 am – 3 pm

Tent Sale
New Motion Gallery, starts at noon

Awareness Project 2.0
McHugh House, 9:30 am – 2 pm

Carlan Savage-Hughes / Sweet Nothings
The New Gallery, 7 – 10 pm

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 25

Contemporary Kids / “Dérive” Drawing & Painting with Cody + Ali
Millennium Park, 1 – 3 pm (ticketed)

Hot Art Round-Up: Aug 15 – 18

By HOT ART YYC

THURSDAY, AUGUST 15

A Closer Look Tour: Niitsitapiisinni: Our Way of Life
Glenbow Museum, 1 – 2 pm

Artist Talk “Laughter Increases the Pain Threshold” : Ashley Bedet
Contemporary Calgary, 6 – 8 pm (ticketed)

What’s the Best Dog You Ever Had? – Exhibition by Brandan Doty
New Edward Gallery, Thursday & Friday (7 – 10 pm), Saturday (2 – 6 pm)

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 16

The RCM Wonderland Sculpture Performance
Wonderland Sculpture Calgary, 11 am – 2 pm

The Wanderers
Studio Vazquez-Mackay, 6 – 9 pm

CineMusic Live: Destroy All Planets
Central Memorial Park,EMMEDIA Gallery: 7 – 10:30 pm

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 17

Farmers Market Saturdays
cSPACE, 10 am – 3 pm

Calgary Comics + Pop Culture Swap/Shop
Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association, 10 am – 3 pm

Marketspot Mid Summer Reception
MarketSpot YYC, Chinook: noon – 4 pm

Kwento’t Litrato – Photos & Stories of Migrant Life in Alberta
cSPACE King Edward, 5 – 8 pm

Saturday MASS Screening Series
Globe Cinema, 7 – 10 pm

Hot Art Round-Up: Aug 8 – 11

By HOT ART YYC

THURSDAY, AUGUST 8

Bacterial Landscapes
Thesis exhibition by University of Calgary Department of Art MFA candidate Eve Provost Chartrand
Sheldon M. Chumir Centre, through September 25

The Saprotrophic Body
Thesis exhibition by MFA candidate Eve Provost Chartrand
University of Calgary Department of Art Little Gallery, Art Building 604 opening exhibition 4 – 8 pm

Art Calgary at the Calgary Central Library
Calgary Central Library, through August 31

Artist Talk and Beading Demonstration with Alberta Rose/Ingnuk
Contemporary Calgary, 6 – 8 pm

Salon Series: Tia Halliday
Glenbow Museum, 7 – 10 pm

Disparate Worlds at the End of the World at Calgary Fringe
ArtPoint Gallery and Studios Society, Thursday 7:15 – 8 pm, Saturday 3:45 – 4:30 pm

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9

Eveline Kolijn: The Ocean Inside
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, through Sept 13

Gabe Leonard at Editions Gallery – Calgary
Editions Art Gallery, 5 – 9 pm

Inglewood Night Market – August 9th 2019
5 – 11 pm

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12

Farmers Market Saturdays
cSPACE, 10 am – 3 pm

Tenth Annual Art in the Garden
3443 Kerrypark Rd SW, Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

Bangarang
Nvrlnd.yyc, 11 am – 5 pm

Bring The Heat: a graffiti jam hosted by the Wallnut Art Society
Barbecues Galore (Calgary North), noon – 8 pm

In the Open Air – Opening Reception
Leighton Art Centre, 2 – 4 pm

Open Studio + Meet TENDR
Arts Commons, 6 – 8 pm

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 11

Cinematic Sunday: Nick Cave AS IS
Glenbow Museum, 1 – 2:30 pm

The Brutal Tour 2
Contemporary Calgary, 1 – 3 pm

Hot Art Round-Up: Aug 1 – 3

By HOT ART YYC

THURSDAY, AUGUST 1

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Cultural History Collection
Glenbow Museum, 2 – 3 pm

Free First Thursday Nights
Glenbow Museum, 5 – 9 pm

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2

A Lecture on Eric Harvie: The Founder of Glenbow
Glenbow Museum, 10 – 11 am

The Ocean Inside | Eveline Kolijn
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, Aug 2 – Sept 13

Disparate Worlds at the End of the World at Calgary Fringe
August 2 – 10

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 3

Farmers Market Saturdays
cSPACE, 10 am – 3 pm

Seconds Pottery Sale
Galleria Inglewood, through August 11

Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony 2019
Olympic Plaza, 8 – 10 pm

Smokey Dogs – Halie Finney
Stride Gallery, noon – 11 pm

Hot Art Round-Up: Jul 25 – 28

By HOT ART YYC

THURSDAY, JULY 25

Acadia’s Garden & Art Tour
Acadia Community Garden, 5 – 8 pm

Creative Action Lab
Crescent Heights Community Association, 7 – 9 pm

 

FRIDAY, JULY 26

Summer Takeover at St. Louis
Market Collective, Friday – Sunday

Movie in the Park: Isle of Dogs – A Wes Anderson Film – July 26
Central Memorial Park, 4 pm – midnight

Calgary Night Market
Bridgeland Riverside Community Association, 5 – 11 pm

Bridgeland Outdoor Market
235 – 8A Street NE, 5 – 11 pm

Only the Beginning Art Reception
Wellspring Calgary (Fountain Court), 5 – 8 pm

 

SATURDAY, JULY 27

Farmers Market Saturdays
cSPACE, 10 am – 3 pm

Acadia’s Garden & Art Tour
Acadia Community Garden, 5 – 8 pm

Handblown Glass Sale and Extraordinary Glassblowing!
Bee Kingdom, 11 am – 4 pm

Elena Bushan: Solo Exhibition
CF Chinook Centre, 4 – 9 pm

ATC Calgary Trading Session
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, 5 – 7 pm

 

SUNDAY, JULY 28

Painting in Rotary Park // Village Days
Rotary Park (617 – 1 St NE) 11 am – 1 pm

What do I say to strangers: Exhibition Tour with Shauna Thompson
Esker Foundation, 1 – 2 pm

Emote
EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, 7 – 10 pm

Hot Art Round-Up: July 19 – 20

By HOT ART YYC

FRIDAY, JULY 19

Summer Takeover at St. Louis
Market Collective, Friday – Sunday

A/P’s 30th Anniversary Opening Reception & Fundraiser
Alberta Printmakers, 7 – 10 pm

Movie in the Park: Isle of Dogs – A Wes Anderson Film
Central Memorial Park, 4 pm – midnight

 

SATURDAY, JULY 20

3rd Annual Garage Sale!
Kensington Art Supply, 9 am – 4 pm

Equinox Vigil Farewell Garage Sale
714 – 23 Ave NW, 9 am – 3 pm

Workshop – Jessie Rose Vala and Stephen Nachtigall
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, 3 – 6 pm

50th Moon Landing Anniversary Party | Adults Only Night
TELUS Spark, 7 pm – midnight

Hot Art Round-Up: July 4 – 7

By HOT ART YYC

THURSDAY, JULY 4

Free First Thursday Nights
Glenbow Museum, 5 – 9 pm

 

FRIDAY, JULY 5

Western Oasis | Calgary Stampede 2019
BMO Centre, Halls D & E

Queen B Studio popup artist
John Fluevog Shoes, July 5 – 9

Summer Takeover at St. Louis
Market Collective, East Village Calgary (Friday noon – 7 pm, Sat & Sun 11 am – 5 pm)

Carrie Allison / These Threads Hold Memory
The New Gallery, 8 pm – midnight

 

SATURDAY, JULY 6

Artist-Run Pancake Breakfast
Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, 9:30 – 11:30 am

Friendraiser Event!
Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, 9:30 – noon

Farmers & Makers Market at cSPACE
10 am – 3 pm

Hazel Meyer: The Weight of Inheritance
University of Calgary, 10:50 am – 12:20 pm

Art Blow Out Sale
New Motion Gallery, noon – 4 pm

Outdoor Performance: Dribble – Julie D. Mills
Stride Gallery, 4 – 6 pm

FreshFaces, G’DDY UP!
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, through August 24

Cache: curated by Kevin Kanashiro
Herringer Kiss Gallery, through August 31
Opening Reception Saturday, July 6 from 2 to 5 pm. Curator and Artists’ Remarks at 3:30 pm.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 7

Stampede Sunday in Inglewood
8 am – 5 pm

Hot Art Round-Up: June 27 – 29

By HOT ART YYC

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

History Happenings: Unpacking Métis Culture(s)
Lougheed House, 5:30 – 9:30 pm (ticketed)

Land Acknowledgment Artwork Unveiling
BCA (7904 43 Ave NW): 6 – 8 pm

Hand Pic’d 2019
VIVIANEART, opening reception 6 – 9 pm

Images from the Edge with Paul Zizka
The Camera Store, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

PechaKucha Night Calgary #38: Craft
Tool Shed Brewing Company, 7:30 – 10 pm

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

Summer Takeover at St. Louis
Market Collective, East Village Calgary (Friday noon – 7 pm, Sat & Sun 11 am – 5 pm)

CSIF 40th Anniversary Party + AGM
cSPACE, 6 – 11 pm

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 29

Farmers & Makers Market at cSPACE
10 am – 3 pm

RESIN8 II Art, Jewelry….
Loft 112, 11 am – 9 pm

Blown Glass Sale & Demonstrations
Bee Kingdom, Saturday and Sunday noon – 4 pm

Living the creative life
Studio Vazquez-Mackay, 5 – 10 pm

Summer 2019 Launch Party
Glenbow Museum, 7:30 – 10 pm