Did You Know You can Play Bocce at Christine Klassen Gallery?

Posted by Justin Havre on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 9:19am

Bocce - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/artgoeshere/2742611677/

Bocce Nights have come back to Christine Klassen Gallery and provide an interesting type of event for all to enjoy. You may be used to the wine and cheese type of events held at other galleries, but this gallery is different. If you want to go bowling at an art gallery, the Christine Klassen Gallery is the right choice.

What is Bocce all About?

If you're not familiar with Bocce, it's very similar to lawn bowling. The court is usually on asphalt or a long soil type. It consists of two teams playing with the first throwing a smaller ball, which is called the jack. Then, the teams take turns bowling the bocce balls to get them as close as possible to the jack. After all have been thrown, the ball closes gains a point.

The Gallery has bocce set up for you to play with teams selected at random for networking. They often put novice placers with veterans. The indoor court was created with green high-pile carpet and lumber laid out on the floor. It's about 32 feet long by seven feet wide, which isn't regulation, but it's pretty close.

Food & Drink

Of course, the event includes plenty of great food and drink. Infuse Catering is responsible for bring in the Italian fare and the drinks range from cocktails to wine and even San Pellegrino.

The Art

The gallery is always showing different type of art and they provide plenty for you to enjoy. Whether you prefer abstract art or local artists, you will find it here. Some of the arts they have shown in the past have come from William Downey and Michael Schreiner: two local artists.


Bocce Nights are held monthly from 7pm to 9:30pm and the cost is $20 per person. The next two Bocce Nights are scheduled for May 27th and June 17th. The gallery can be found at 200 - 321 50 Avenue SE in Calgary.

Justin Havre is the top producing REALTOR® with RE/MAX First, Canada's very first RE/MAX brokerage. Calgary real estate is his passion; Justin specializes in Southwest & Northwest Calgary homes for sale. He can be reached at 403.217.0003 or contacted through this site.

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