BIG PRINT PROJECT CHINATOWN
Thursday November 3, 11am – 3pm
Raven’s Eye Studio, 456 E. Hastings
See description Wednesday October 26
Thursday November 3, 11am
Admiral Seymour Elementary School Gym, 1130 Keefer
Project Soul is a crew of street-style dancers consisting of poppers, breakdancers, lockers and hip-hop dancers. They want to share their passion for funk-styles and hip-hop culture by educating youth about the positive aspects of these dance forms. They have successfully toured for the past six years and hope to keep inspiring youth with their high impact, energetic performance. Led by choreographer Kim Sato.
Please note: this school performance is for students, parents, and teachers only.
HASTINGS STREET BAND
Thursday November 3, 1pm & 2pm
Starts at Carnegie, 401 Main
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.
LEARNING CENTRE LIVE
Thursday November 3, 1pm – 3pm
Carnegie Learning Centre 3rd floor, 401 Main
Come out and enjoy a showcase of poetry, stories, skits and digital storytelling from the Carnegie Learning Centre. Student and tutors work together in this encouraging environment to bring learning to the people of the Downtown Eastside. This year we are presenting an original play, Learning on the Edge, written and produced by students and tutors in the Learning Centre. We will also show a brand new digital story about the Learning Centre called A Year in the Learning Centre.
WOMEN’S ART; WOMEN’S ISSUES
Thursday November 3, 3pm – 4pm
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, 639 Hornby
Pay what you can
A special treat for this year’s Festival! Enjoy a guided exploration and discussion of the themes in the current exhibitions at the Bill Reid Gallery. Judy Chartrand’s provocative ceramics present her own personal history and insights into racism and post–colonial relations. Clarissa Rizal and Sho Sho Esquiro use clothing to call attention to women as precious beings, intimately connected to family, history and territory. Both exhibits address contemporary themes related to life in the Downtown Eastside.
Thursday November 3, 3pm – 5pm
Evelyne Saller Centre, 320 Alexander
The Evelyne Saller Centre will host a Darts Tournament. Keep your eye on the dart board and score for prizes! Everyone welcome.
OPEN MIC: THE REMIX
Thursday November 3, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
UBC Learning Exchange, 612 Main
Join us for a festive mash-up of open mic, poetry and spoken word that celebrates our rich local talents. From open mic to live performances, including jazz piano, poetry, drumming and more – there’s something for everyone. All will be revealed on the night! Hosted by UBC Learning Exchange. Part of this year’s Heart of the City Festival – Living on Shared Territory. Sign up for open mic at 5pm, first come first serve.
SHARING THEATRE, SHARING CULTURE
Thursday November 3, 7pm – 9pm
DTES Neighborhood House, 573 E. Hastings
Join us for a conversation of how theatre contributes to the fabric of Vancouver’s Chinatown, where food and language intersect on Coast Salish territory. The evening begins with readings in English and Cantonese from Jovanni Sy’s play A Taste of Empire/食盡天下, translated into Cantonese by Derek Chan. Guests are Derek Chan, Bob Sung, Jovanni Sy and Andrea Yu. Hosted by Kathleen Flaherty. There will be dumplings! Presented in partnership with Playwrights Theatre Centre, Hua Foundation and DTES Neighbourhood House.
WOMEN IN THE ROUND
Thursday November 3, 7:30pm – 9pm
InterUrban Gallery, 1 E. Hastings, entrance on Carrall
Downtown Eastside’s own award-winning Dalannah Gail Bowen has been music-making for over forty-five years and has been an integral part of the DTES Heart of the City Festival since day one. Women in the Round features Dalannah with Andrea Menard, Renae Morriseau and Sandy Scofield singing traditional and contemporary songs, accompanied by Michael Creber on piano.
Thursday November 3, 9pm – 11pm
Live Broadcast Co-op Radio 100.5FM
As the 13th Annual DTES Heart of the City Festival nears its final weekend, there are still many great events to attend. Tune into this live broadcast and find out what’s happening. Host Jay Hamburger interviews Muriel Williams who shares original stories and poems, Robert Sung enlightening us on Chinatown and WHAZZAT? a walking tour, and Laura Barron, artistic director of Instruments of Change and facilitator of the Street Beats Concert reveals some background about the ground-breaking community music project. So sit back and enjoy a great night of radio!