WOMEN’S ZINE WORKSHOP SERIES
Thursday November 12, 2pm – 4pm
EWMA Studio, 800 E. Hastings
Also Thursday October 22, 29, & November 5
See page Pre-Festival Events for full workshop description.
Film & Panel
IN THE LAND OF THE HEADHUNTERS
Friday November 13, 7pm
Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, SFU Woodward’s, 149 W. Hastings
Film screening and panel discussion: “In the Land of the Headhunters” (from CBC), the first feature film made in BC, and the oldest existing feature film made in Canada, celebrates 100 years. Edward Curtis, an ethnologist and photographer, made the film in 1914 in collaboration with the Kwakwaka’wakw (formerly Kwakiutl) people of northern Vancouver Island. The film was the first feature made with an entirely indigenous North American cast, and mixed drama and documentary to record the traditions and rituals of the Kwakwaka’wakw people.
THE LOST OPERAS OF MOZART
Saturday November 14, 4pm – 5pm
Sunday November 15, 7pm – 8pm
Carnegie Theatre, 401 Main
Join City Opera Vancouver and Artistic Director Charles Barber for a sneak preview of a ‘new’ Mozart opera. In his early 20s, Mozart began three operas that he never finished. Two are Italian comedies and one is a German singspiel. City Opera Vancouver invites you to a concert performance of this wonderful music, one year before the fully-staged production opens at The Playhouse. The music is wonderful and completely unknown. How often do you get to hear a Mozart premiere? Please join us. Made possible by the generous underwriting of the BC Arts Council, BC Gaming and the Government of British Columbia.
IN CONCERT: DALANNAH AND OWEN OWEN OWEN
Saturday November 14, 8:30pm, doors open at 8pm
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Woodward’s, 149 W. Hastings
Tickets $10, go to sfuwoodwards.ca
The reviews are in and they’re all like this –
“Dalannah Gail Bowen reveals herself as a master of phrasing; her voice is like an instrument unto itself. The quality is consistently high … it’s amazing what you’ll hear in Owen Owen Owen’s bass excursions. [The new CD] ‘Been Around a While’ takes risks, and as a result it’s a magnificent album that will bring lots of joy to listeners.” – Rocktimes (Germany)
Together, Dalannah and Owen were the first British Columbia act to make it to the finals at the recent International Blues Challenge held in Memphis. Dalannah and Owen Owen Owen – blues and jazz-tinged – Dalannah’s expressive, powerful vocals and Owen’s masterful bass lines promise for a fabulous evening.
VANCOUVER JAPANESE LANGUAGE SCHOOL & JAPANESE HALL FOOD BAZAAR
Sunday November 15, 12pm – 3pm
Japanese Hall, 487 Alexander
Come early to the popular semi-annual Japanese feast and eat, eat, eat! VJLS & JH volunteers work feverishly over many days to make and serve a wide variety of menu items, hot, fresh, seasonal and affordable. This fundraising event is always popular, with children’s games corner, door and raffle prizes, and a silent auction.
At 1pm, for a Festival treat, the Strathcona Chinese Dance Company teens, children and toddlers will perform traditional Chinese dances. Strathcona Chinese Dance was founded in 1973 by Mimie Ho as a recreational dance program to promote Chinese dance art in Canada. Since then, the company has blossomed into a world renowned folkloric dance troupe and the Heart of the City Festival is honoured to present this highly-regarded local dance company.
Tuesday November 17, 6:30pm
District 319, 319 Main
Tickets by sponsorship
SWITCH, the 4th annual fundraiser for the Community Arts Council of Vancouver, supports the nurturing of art and culture in the Downtown Eastside. This magical evening brings together patrons of the arts and Downtown Eastside artists. Proceeds go to the Community Arts Fund that provided funding this year to projects from Thursdays Writing Collective, Raincity Housing, Chinese Cultural Centre Museum, and Strathcona Community Centre. This year, SWITCH honours the legacy of Yulanda Faris who gave enormous support to the CACV in their work to engage people in community arts. To learn about Sponsorship Opportunities or to find out how you can support community arts, go to www.cacv.ca/switch
EASTSIDE CULTURE CRAWL
November 19 to 22
The 19th Annual Eastside Culture Crawl is Vancouver’s four-day visual arts, design and crafts festival. This event involves more than 20,000 people visiting artists in their studios in the area bounded by Main Street and Victoria Drive north of First Avenue to the waterfront. The Eastside Culture Crawl Society provides opportunities for the public to engage with member artists through the ongoing creation of events and programming that support the growth of Eastside artists. For more information go to culturecrawl.ca
Saturday November 21, 1pm – 4pm
Carnegie Theatre, 401 Main
Now that we’ve caught up on our sleep and put everything to bed, this is an opportunity to say thank you! Artists, audience members, crew, staff, volunteers, community partners, fellow organizers – there are so many of us who put on the Festival in one capacity or another and we want to get as many of us in the Theatre as we can and say “That’s a wrap! Another Festival under our belts and wasn’t it fun!” Join us for music, videos, photographs, entertainment, conversations and ideas for future festivals, refreshments and more! Count yourself invited; see you there!