RAILTOWN: THE GHOST TERMINUS
Sunday October 30, 10am (est. 2 hours)
Meet at NW corner of Jackson and Alexander
$10; pay-what-you-can for local residents
Once considered as the site for a major railroad terminal, Railtown today is an eclectic mix of warehouses, studios and housing. On this tour we will explore this curious bit of the city and its quirky history. John Atkin is a civic historian and author who has explored Vancouver like few others. With his deep knowledge of urban planning and his love of architecture, John leads a fascinating tour that is layered with offbeat insights into the city’s architecture, history and neighbourhoods.
DTES MARKET PHOTO BOOTH
Sunday October 30, 10am – 4pm
DTES Market, 501 Powell
Back by popular appeal! Come and sit for a photo-portrait to put on your wall, share with your friends, or send to a dear relative. With the wonderful photography of Tom Quirk, you will walk away with a photo of yourself. Bring a friend and take a photo together, or bring your whole family for a family photo! All welcome!
HEART OF THE CITY FESTIVAL SNOOKER TOURNAMENT
Sunday October 30, 11am; sign up at 10am
Carnegie Centre Pool Room, 401 Main
Games, fun, prizes! The Carnegie Pool Room hosts a sixteen-player, single-elimination Snooker Tournament. Sign up at 10am with referee Al H. in the pool room. First come, first serve. The day ends when the game is finished. First, second and third place prizes! Pool room open to the public. For further information ask Al or contact Sindy, Carnegie Volunteer coordinator 604-606-2708. Everyone welcome!
STORIES OF SHARED TERRITORY
Sunday October 30, 12:30pm – 2pm
Carnegie – 3rd floor Gallery, 401 Main
In anticipation of the return of Co-op Radio to their home at Columbia and Hastings, two storytelling programs will present a live program of stories. Join storytellers Erika Thorkelson and Jo Dworschak from the Storytelling Show (on air Sundays at 9pm -10pm) and Story Story Lie, along with storytellers representing Terminal City Tales (on air Tuesdays at 2pm – 2:30 pm). All programs can be heard on Co-op Radio 100.5FM
WE CAN’ T AFFORD POVERTY – PRINT WORKSHOP
Sunday October 30, 1pm – 4pm
WePress Community Makerspace, #202 – 268 Keefer
Free, but limited to 6 people
This free public workshop for all ages uses traditional printing techniques to create posters for the We Can’t Afford Poverty Campaign. Using the original printing press from the old Woodward’s Department Store, workshop participants will learn first hand how to lay out type and print their own message. The workshop will be led by WePress Collective members. Due to the small printing space, participation will be limited to six people, first-come first-serve.
HASTINGS STREET BAND
Sunday October 30, 1pm & 2pm
Starts at InterUrban Gallery, 1 E. Hastings
It’s music in the streets! Join the Hastings Street Band and their upbeat New Orleans-style jazz and blues. Led by multi-instrumentalist and composer Brad Muirhead, the band is composed of enthusiastic Downtown Eastside-involved amateur and semi-pro musicians playing with professional musicians from across Vancouver.
DTES MUSIC THEATRE SHOWCASE Part One
Sunday October 30, 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.
See Saturday Oct 29 for full event details.
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).
Sunday October 30, 4pm – 5pm
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Woodward’s, 149 W. Hastings
The Festival is thrilled to present the premiere of Metamorphose, a community-engaged dance production by Karen Jamieson Dance and the Carnegie Dance Troupe that explores transformation, creation and imagination through dance. The piece has developed over the last three years and is presented in partnership with the Carnegie Community Centre and SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement.
WEPRESS OPEN HOUSE & LETTER PRESS DEMO
Sunday October 30, 4pm – 6pm
WePress Community Makerspace, #202 – 268 Keefer
Join We Can’t Afford Poverty and WePress at their community art-space in Chinatown and check out their letterpress, large type collection, 3D printer, and industrial sewing machine. There will be demonstrations on how to use all the equipment and, of course, snacks, great conversation and a chance to meet all sorts of people. WePress is an accessible community art-space that welcomes diverse groups of people including those marginalized by class, sexuality, gender, race, culture, disability, mental health, and addictions.
CLASSIC HALLOWE’EN MOVIE FEST
Sunday October 30, 6pm – 10pm
Evelyne Saller Centre, 320 Alexander
The Evelyne Saller Centre has an exciting evening of a spooktacular classic film planned to thrill you this Hallowe’en. Enjoy special Hallowe’en treats. Door prizes! Everyone welcome, but not suitable for children.