MEGAPHONE & HOPE IN SHADOWS BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER
Tuesday November 3, 7am – 9am
Vancouver Public Library Central Branch, 350 W. Georgia
Join Megaphone and Hope in Shadows for their annual Breakfast Fundraiser at the Central Library Branch. The breakfast brings together vendors, staff, board, supporters and community partners to recognize the accomplishments of the magazine and calendar vendors, and to talk about the organization’s goals. This year’s keynote speaker is wonderful Judy Graves, who was the City of Vancouver’s homeless advocate for more than three decades. Emcee is Pat Kelly, co-host of the CBC Radio One satirical show This is That. Plus: the presentation of the second annual Vendor of the Year Award! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.megaphonemagazine.com/events.
HEALTHY AGING THROUGH THE ARTS
Tuesday November 3, 11:30am – 12pm
Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer
After nine years of exploring the art of puppetry with seniors, facilitating artists Sharon Bayly and Maggie Winston found themselves searching for a new style of puppetry for this year’s project. This year the Strathcona Seniors’ Puppeteer group made a simple style of marionette puppet, with a papier mache head, feet and hands, a single rectangle of fabric, three strings and a crossbar! They will share a story on the theme of wishes…what we wish for ourselves, our family, our communities and our planet…what we wish for the future to live happily and peacefully together. All ages welcome.
COAST SALISH PROTOCOL IN THE ARTS
Tuesday November 3, 2pm – 4pm
VIMAF/W2 Media Hub, 3rd floor, 877 E. Hastings
Are you working in the arts and want to learn about Coast Salish protocol? Want to make “territorial acknowledgements” mean something? Learn about opportunities for non-Coast Salish artists to explore reconciliation and redress, while promoting Coast Salish culture and identity here in the Unceded Territory. Speakers: Charlene Aleck (Tsleil-Waututh), Khelsilem (Squamish), Columpa Bobb (Sto:lo/Tsleil-Waututh), and Irwin Oostindie (Dutch Settler). Presented by Heart of the City Festival and Coast Salish Cultural Network. Refreshments.
SUPER COOL TUESDAY
Tuesday November 3, 6pm – 7pm
InterUrban Gallery, 1 E. Hastings, entrance on Carrall
Super Cool Tuesdays, also known as Contemporary Arts 101, is a drop-in speaker series involving local and visiting artists in conversation with SFU students, faculty, and residents of the DTES. Super Cool Tuesdays fosters informal conversations about art and art practices, addresses a range of social and political topics, and responds to the interests and concerns of the members of the DTES community. Todays’ speaker is Columpa Bobb (Artistic Director, Urban Indigenous Theatre, Winnipeg), special guest of the Heart of the City Festival. Super Cool Tuesdays is a community program organized by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Space is limited.
CARNEGIE CABARET COFFEE HOUSE
Tuesday November 3, 6:45pm – 9:45pm
Carnegie Theatre, 401 Main
Listen or participate in one of the longest running regular community music programs in the neighbourhood. You will be awed by the range and diversity of talented musicians in the Downtown Eastside. Open mic and featured performers. Sign up at 6:45pm and show your stuff. Coordinated by singer/guitarist Steve Edwards. Basic musical instruments provided. You may even entice a backup band to accompany you. Musicians and singers of all styles and skill level welcome!
1975-2055: ART AND COMMUNITY
Tuesday November 3, 7pm – 9pm
UNIT/PITT Projects, 236 E. Pender
Representatives of five community-driven arts organizations in the Downtown Eastside present their perspectives on the last and the next forty years and ask: looking at the past, what kind of future do we want to build? What would a future that takes into account cultural diversity, community history, and social and environmental justice look like? What is the role of the arts and of community in building this future?
Panelists: Michael Clague (Community Arts Council of Vancouver), Andrea Creamer (SFU’s Office of Community Engagement), Keith Higgins (UNIT/PITT Projects), Terry Hunter (Vancouver Moving Theatre/Heart of the City Festival) and Cecily Nicholson (Gallery Gachet). Moderator: Mariane Bourcheix-Laporte (UNIT/PITT Projects).
An open invitation to discuss the history of arts and community; present a reflection on the challenges that are faced by community arts organizations in the Downtown Eastside; and elaborate a framework to sustain the communities and practices driving these organizations. Co-presented by UNIT/PITT Projects (part of 2055 public programs) and the Heart of the City Festival.
CARNEGIE TV DOWNTOWN VARIETY SHOW
Tuesday November 3, 8pm – 9pm
Shaw Cable 4
See Monday November 2 for description.