Monday November 2

Workshop & Interactive Exhibit
Monday November 2, 11am – 2pm
Carnegie 3rd floor Gallery, 401 Main
Also October 30 & 31

See Friday October 30 for full workshop description.
Train of THought, Ruth Howard, Liz Rucker, and puppets, Liam Coo (19) _A0A1324 NEEDS CROPPING

Monday November 2, 1pm – 3pm
Gallery Gachet, 88 E. Cordova

Join the Expressive Arts group for a fun, open and inclusive arts class. This group began as a program of the West Coast Mental Health Network, and there are now about thirty participants who meet on a drop-in basis every Monday afternoon to paint, make collages, use mark-making tools and participate in print-making and/or sculpture. No previous art experience is necessary to participate. This program operates on the belief that engaging in creative activities is physically and emotionally healing. Art materials provided, instruction (if needed and desired) and support in an inclusive, accessible and safe atmosphere. If you are interested in attending, please call 604-687-2468 for more info.

Monday November 2, 1pm – 1:30pm
Carnegie Theatre, 401 Main

Women Rock is a fun, encouraging, and accessible forum for women from the Downtown Eastside to learn to play rock music instruments and to collaboratively write their own songs. Funded by the non-profit Instruments of Change and led by multi-instrumentalist and artist facilitator Geetha Subramaniyam, these women meet each Monday, at the Carnegie Centre, from 1-4 pm. They showcase their creative work at the end of each 12-week session in a Carnegie Theatre performance. This diverse group of budding musicians is thrilled to be invited back to the Heart of the City Festival to share their passion for music with their community. For more information go to

Cultural Sharing
Monday November 2, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Carnegie Centre Gym, 401 Main

This cultural sharing event is led by Ian Bee with the pow wow drum group Starchild, and features dancers in regalia. The musicians and drummers will teach different styles of music and dance, and share protocols that take place during a Pow Wow. Open to the public; everyone welcome.

Monday November 2, 2pm – 4pm
Carnegie 3rd floor Gallery, 401 Main

Time to Flourish! Transform the humble bottle cap into beautiful art! Your creations will be used to decorate the children’s playground at Oppenheimer Park.

Monday November 2, 3pm – 4pm
Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell

In the Downtown Eastside, Latin Americans celebrate Day of the Dead with pageantry, music, love and humour. We throw a party and invite the dead to join us for a while before returning to “the other side.” Music by Alfredo Flores, Jose Alberto, Alarcon Cruz, Ovidio Gonzalez and Jesus Cristobal. Hot chocolate and cookies. Bring flowers, candles and photographs for the ofrenda (altar) to honour our murdered and missing friends. Share in a celebration of their life, and maybe tell a story or two about them. In collaboration with WATARI and Vancouver Public Library. Everyone welcome.

Cultural Sharing
Monday November 2, 5pm – 7:30pm
Carnegie Theatre, 401 Main
See below for ticket information, Free

Joe Chatsis, Tom Quirk photo TERRY's FAVOURITE, NEEDS CROPPING IMG_0961Culturally specific events bring a sense of belonging and camaraderie to an otherwise isolated and disenfranchised Aboriginal population. Carnegie’s weekly Cultural Sharing Program, now in its twenty-seventh year, offers First Nations people from across North America an opportunity to share cultural events such as Pow Wows, cultural trips, singing and drumming, and to make arts and crafts. The Cultural Sharing program invites you to share this Aboriginal Feast with them.

The Carnegie kitchen is cooking up a delicious menu for the feast, and the Festival presents singers and drummers from the Coast Salish Territory and beyond. Harmony of Nations will open and close the feast. Other guests include the pow wow drum group Starchild; Joe Chatsis will do a hoop dance; and Columpa Bobb, a special visiting artist from Winnipeg, will share stories about Raven. Our emcee is Ian Bee.

Admission is free, but you will need a ticket for the dinner. Tickets are available on a first-come first-serve basis at the Cultural Sharing group on the afternoon of Monday October 26. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door of the Theatre on a first-come first-serve basis.

Monday November 2, 6:30pm
St. James’ Anglican Church, 303 E. Cordova
Everyone welcome

All Souls’ Day Mass features the St. James’ Choir singing Tomás Luis de Victoria’s beautiful Renaissance setting of the Requiem Mass, with special devotions for the faithful departed. Here is a chance to remember passed friends and family. If you have names of the departed you would like read aloud as part of the service, please submit by Wednesday Oct 28 to the church office at 604-685-2532 or Everyone is welcome.

Exhibit & Reception
Monday November 2, 7:30pm – 9pm
Carnegie 3rd floor Gallery, 401 Main
Exhibition November 2 to November 30

Join Columpa Bobb, Ruth Howard, Kelty McKerracher and Savannah Walling as they share stories, images and video from their journey across Canada on the national Train of Thought (Spring 2015). This evolving community arts journey, produced by Jumblies Theatre with over 95 partners, visited over 25 Canadian cities, towns and First Nation communities. Included in tonight’s reception is a 25-minute video on the TRACKS: 7th Canadian Community Play & Art Symposium, which launched the Train of Thought. Edited by Brian Ley, the video features excerpts from the symposium opening in Stanley Park, The Big House cultural sharing feast, and words from Indigenous and settler/immigrant artists on their experiences collaborating to create art with, for and about their communities.

Monday November 2, 12midnight (Tues Nov 3, 12am)
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CarnegieTV logo - white backgroundRecorded earlier this month in the Carnegie Theatre, the Carnegie TV Downtown Variety Show is a not-to-be-missed-stay-up-late-to-watch-hour of local music, story, poetry and magic featuring Brad Muirhead and Friends, Dalannah Gail Bowen and Owen Owen Owen, Bob Sung, Merlin the Magician, Steve Edwards, Mike Richter, Les Nelson, Diane Wood, Muriel Williams and host Mr. Sam Snobelen. Produced and recorded by Carnegie TV, a team of DTES involved community members working with Sid Chow Tan.