Friday November 4

Open House
Friday November 4, 10am – 5pm
Vancouver Police Museum, 240 E. Cordova, 2nd floor
See also November 5
Free admission

One of Vancouver’s most interesting attractions, the Vancouver Police Museum is located in the former Coroner’s Courtroom. Built in 1932, the building is a municipally designated heritage structure and houses an extensive collection relating to the history of policing in Vancouver. Here you will find exhibits about some of the city’s most famous criminals and the men and women who enforce our laws. Join museum staff for free forty-five minute guided tours at 11am and 2pm. For more information: 604-665-3346 or, or check out Facebook or Twitter. Everyone welcome.

Vancouver Police Museum - Women Police

Friday November 4, 11am – 3pm
Raven’s Eye Studio, 456 E. Hastings

See description Wednesday October 26

ABORIGINAL VOICES: Lee Maracle and Bev Sellars
Friday November 4, 1:30pm – 3pm
Carnegie Theatre, 401 Main

Celebrated writers and elders Lee Maracle and Bev Sellars read from their latest works. Lee Maracle, a member of the Stó:lō Nation, is the author of a number of critically acclaimed literary works and one of the first Indigenous female authors published in Canada. Her most recent works are Talking to the Diaspora, a poetry collection, and Memory Serves, a collection of oratories given over the span of twenty-two years. Bev Sellars was Chief of the Xat’sull (Soda Creek) First Nation in Williams Lake for more than twenty years, and now serves as a member of its Council. She continues to speak out on behalf of her community. Her first book, They Called Me Number One, won the 2014 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. Her most recent work is PRICE PAID: The Fight for First Nations Survival.

Community Celebration
Friday November 4, 4pm – 5pm
Carnegie Theatre, 401 Main

It’s been thirty years, do you believe it? Come help celebrate the Carnegie Newsletter’s 30th Anniversary! Thirty years of the best darn newsletter in town, edited by Paul R Taylor! To begin the afternoon, Les Nelson (Kwakaka’wakw) Carnegie’s new Elder-in-Residence, will welcome us. There will be poetry and readings from newsletter contributors. Come socialize over date squares and coffee. Winners of the Carnegie newsletter Writing Contest will be announced and awards given in the categories of Poetry, Essay and Memoir. A special guest is poet Maxine Gadd, a long-time favourite writer of the newsletter.

DTES FRONT & CENTRE: Scary Genius!
Friday November 4, 7pm – 9:30pm
Carnegie Theatre, 401 Main

dtes-front-centre-muriel-williams-festival-16-d-cooper-photoThe Downtown Eastside is alive with talent and the Festival brings together a genius evening of locals presenting something new and original; scary for them, exciting for us! Artists include: speaker and poet Stephen Lytton whose voice inspires sincere passion and grace; Carl MacDonald aka Mr. McBinner finds a new bit of musical humour from the streets to share; singer-songwriter Shannon Bauman, with original songs about healing and recovery; poet extraordinaire Muriel Marjorie Williams will soar with her words accompanied by Brad Muirhead on trombone and Gary Wildman on drums; for something rare – long-time Carnegie music program leader Steve Edwards will perform solo on his 12-string acoustic guitar; Chico Gibson and his guitar ‘Goldie’ rouse with a selection of R&B, funk and soul; and singer-songwriter Andy Kostynuik, accompanied by Scott Sousy on cello, sings of the urgency of free love, free drugs, and g*dd*mn freedom. Emcee for the evening is the fun and energetic Taninli Wright.

Exhibit & Reception
Friday November 4, 7pm – 10pm
Unit/Pitt Projects, 236 E. Pender
Exhibition November 5 to December 17

Atrum Fortuna takes coal as the material and metaphorical starting point for a series of works that concentrate on fortune, fate, self-determination, ruin and resistance. Many of the works in this exhibition are derived from locally sourced material and are often conceived of and completed onsite. Among others, these include: blades forged from railway steel, a large-scale eclipsed sun produced from town detritus, field recordings of the landscape, and structures produced for the observation of bats and humming birds. Corbin Union is Miruna Dragan, Jason de Haan, Kris Lindskoog, Warren McLachlan, Karly Mortimer, Jeremy Pavka, and Kylie B. Ward.

Friday November 4, 7:30pm – 9pm
InterUrban Gallery, 1 E. Hastings, entrance on Carrall

The Festival has the honour of presentingdalannah-bowen-tom-quirk-photo our own Dalannah Gail Bowen (Blues Hall of Fame) and her truly unique and powerful voice for an evening of blues, jazz and gospel. Songs of Love explores the wonderful world of love songs, featuring Dalannah with Grammy-nominated pianist Michael Creber and drummer Chris Nordquist. A not-to-be- missed evening of music with three extraordinary musicians.


Image by Julia Kreutz

Exhibit & Reception
Friday November 4, 8pm – 11pm
Gam Gallery, 110 E. Hastings
Exhibition November 4 to 26

Julia Kreuntz aims to describe our spirit through what we choose to hold and give symbolic reference. As ancient vessels describe culture centuries ago, this work illuminates the qualities of life that are ephemeral. Julia is a visual artist, curator and arts educator, and co-owns and curates at Gam Gallery. Tristesse Seeliger works in mixed media using painting and collage; her work disassembles and then reassembles maps that focus on shapes, textures and colour to recreate new territories. Tristesse has been an art teacher for seventeen years, and is a wife and mother of two children. Gallery hours: 1pm – 5pm Fridays and Saturdays.