ALL SAINTS’ DAY PROCESSION & HIGH MASS
Sunday November 6, 10:30am
St. James’ Anglican Church, 303 E. Cordova
A glorious All Saints Sunday Procession and High Mass will celebrate the Saints of Christendom with pageantry and traditional ritual, with incense, bells and inspiring music. Hear the full St James’ Choir singing Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Missa O quam gloriosum est regnum and his motet O quam gloriosum est regnum. Everyone welcome.
WHAZZAT? A WALKING TOUR OF CHINATOWN with Robert Sung
Sunday November 6, 11am – 1pm
Meet at courtyard of the Chinese Cultural Centre, 50 E. Pender
$10; pay what you can for local residents
Ever find yourself peering into an herbal medicine shop in Chinatown and asking “Whazzat? What’s in all those bottles?” We’ve found just the person to help us find the answers. Robert Sung conducts walking tours in Chinatown called “A WOK AROUND CHINATOWN” with a focus on the culture, symbols and philosophy of food and medicines, and how they relate to culinary trends. Join Robert for a tasty sampler of all things Chinatown – you may even try some of the unknowns. The walk will conclude with a no-host dim sum lunch.
HASTINGS STREET BAND
Sunday November 6
1pm Starts at InterUrban Gallery, 1 E. Hastings
2pm Starts at the Ukrainian Hall, 805 E. Pender
See Thursday November 3 for description.
DTES MUSIC THEATRE SHOWCASE Part Two
Sunday November 6, 3pm – 4pm
Shaw Cable 4
“Shamelessly promoting our friends and community!” Presented by ACCESS Television, community television in Vancouver BC that focuses on marginalized voices and produced by volunteers. This year, ACCESS TV broadcasts a wonderful re-edited broadcast of the DTES Music Theatre Showcase presented during the 2009 Heart of the City Festival on stage at the Russian Hall. Part One will broadcast Oct 24 (midnight), Oct 25 (8pm), Oct 29 (11pm) and Oct 30 (3pm). Part Two will broadcast Oct 31 (midnight), Nov 1 (8pm), Nov 5 (11pm) and Nov 6 (3pm).
See Monday October 31 for description.
UKRAINIAN HALL COMMUNITY CONCERT & SUPPER
Sunday November 6, 3pm, Supper follows
Ukrainian Hall, 805 E. Pender
Tickets $25. For advance tickets contact 604-254-3436
The festival ends on a high note at the East End’s historic Ukrainian Hall with lively music, invigorating dance and colourful costumes at the Ukrainian Hall Community Concert & Supper. This annual favourite, produced with the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians, features the Barvinok Choir and the award-winning Dovbush Dancers. Special guests include Zeellia, Vancouver’s own Slavic soul band led by Beverly Dobrinsky; the delicate tones of the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble led by Jirong Huang; and the Lil’wat family performance group Tzo’kam, led by Russell Wallace. We look forward to the unique and original collaborations to be presented by this afternoon’s special guests. Immediately following the concert is the always-delicious traditional Ukrainian Supper.
STREET BEATS CONCERT
Sunday November 6, 3pm & 5pm
Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews
This fall Instruments of Change led found object percussion workshops at several Vancouver community centres, for people of all musical abilities to make music in a fun and uninhibited way. With funding support from the City of Vancouver, this community-engaged arts project concludes with two performances by Vancouver’s first STOMP-inspired community percussion band as part of Music on Main’s Modulus Festival at the Roundhouse. Instruments of Change is proud to also partner with the Binners Project whose members used their keen eyes, ears and imaginations to find the most inventive objects possible in Vancouver’s back alleys for the percussion instruments used in this project.
ALL OUR FATHER’S RELATIONS (2016, 60min)
Sunday November 6, 4:30pm
Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas, 88 W. Pender
Tickets $6 plus $2 membership, available at www.vaff.org
The Vancouver Asian Film Festival presents the world premiere of the made-in-BC documentary film All Our Father’s Relations, in English with Chinese subtitles, directed by Alejandro Yoshizawa, and produced by Yoshizawa and Sarah Ling.
The film tells the story of a Musqueam and Chinese family, showing the shared history and often beneficial relationships of Chinese Canadians and First Nations along the Fraser River in British Columbia dating as far back as the 19th century. The documentary follows four elder siblings – Helen Callbreath, Gordon Grant, Larry Grant, and Howard E. Grant – whose father Hong Tim Hing came from Guangdong, China to the unceded territory of the Musqueam hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking people and met his wife, Agnes Grant.
The siblings reflect on their experiences growing up on the Chinese farms at Musqueam and in Vancouver’s Chinatown; on the impact of discriminatory government legislation; and visit the ancestral village of their late father for the first time. A Best Canadian Feature Award nominee.
Sunday November 6, 7pm & 9pm
SFU Woodward’s, 149 W. Hastings, Outdoor Courtyard off Cordova
See also November 5
Students $7, Seniors $10. General $15
See Saturday November 5 for description.