BIG PRINT PROJECT CHINATOWN
Tuesday November 1, 11am – 3pm
Raven’s Eye Studio, 456 E. Hastings
See description Wednesday October 26
SOFT CENTRE: PERCUSSION AND RECORDER ENSEMBLE
Tuesday November 1, 11am – 1pm
Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell
Chime in, play a tune and jam on with Rudolf Penner in this acoustic music workshop. We’re preparing tunes for the HomeGround Festival in 2017. No musical experience? No problem! Everyone welcome.
HEALTHY AGING THROUGH THE ARTS
Tuesday November 1, 11:30am – 12pm
Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer
After ten years of exploring the art of puppetry with seniors, these senior artists have made lasting bonds with each other. In the spring of this year, facilitating artist Sharon Bayly and the seniors created simple rod puppets, with a panty hose stocking head! In this presentation, facilitated by Maggie Winston, the Strathcona Seniors’ Puppeteers will share an original story and a Cantonese song on the theme of friendship. All ages welcome.
INVISIBLE HEROES: WRITING FROM YOUR HEART
Tuesday November 1, 1pm – 2:30pm
Carnegie Learning Centre 3rd Floor, 401 Main
One year ago, the Carnegie Learning Centre launched the book Invisible Heroes: Aboriginal Stories from Vancouver’s DTES. This book is a collection of stories from people nominated as ‘Invisible Heroes’ in the community; aboriginal community members who are making daily positive contributions in many areas of neighbourhood life. The project group met for six months to explore storytelling and to reflect on personal journeys. Their stories document the personal and the political. This year, several of the project members welcome you to explore writing personal stories. We will share some of the approaches we found useful during the Invisible Heroes project and invite you to share your experiences with writing from the heart.
OPPENHEIMER PARK COOKBOOK
Tuesday November 1, 2pm – 4pm
Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell
Share a recipe or food memory for the Oppenheimer Park cookbook. We’ll try out some recipes together in our test kitchen, and develop some new ideas together. Everyone welcome.
Exhibition & Reception
WE CAN’T AFFORD POVERTY PRINT SHOW
Tuesday November 1, 4pm – 6pm
Carnegie 3rd Floor Gallery, 401 Main
Exhibition November 1 to 30
We will be presenting a series of block prints created at We Can’t Afford Poverty workshops with children, youth and adults over the past several months. The artwork focuses on the poverty crisis and on what we all need to create a better British Columbia for all. Bring your interests and ideas as we will also be creating new art pieces at the opening.
CARNEGIE CABARET COFFEE HOUSE
Tuesday November 1, 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. 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! Sign up at 6:45pm and show your stuff.
ALL OUR FATHER’S RELATIONS: Stories of Shared Chinese and First Nations Heritage
Tuesday November 1, 7pm – 8:30pm
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 578 Carrall
Come join us for an evening of storytelling about the intertwining heritage of First Nations and Chinese communities in BC, inspired by the exciting new documentary film All Our Father’s Relations from producer Sarah Wai Yee Ling and director Al Yoshizawa of Right Relations. Meet and speak with brothers Larry Grant and Howard E. Grant, key storytellers from the film; talk with the filmmakers; see select clips from the film; and hear from other notable local figures with stories of First Nations and Chinese shared history. Presented by the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden as part of the Heart of the City Festival, and in partnership with the Vancouver Asian Film Festival, Hapa-palooza Festival and Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia. For more info: http://vancouverchinesegarden.com
HOME: OUR WAY Women’s Writing & Movement Circle
Tuesday November 1, 7pm – 9pm
Firehall Arts Centre Studio, 280 E. Cordova
Free; This workshop is for people who identify as women
How do we define “home” and create safety and refuge in our dwellings? In this community dance and writing workshop for people who identify as women, we will share our definitions of home and explore movement grounded in unique personal expression. We will weave dance and storytelling improvisation and awaken the connectivity in our bodies and our words; tapping into experience, thought, feeling, memory and dream to find words to take from the body to the page and off the page into the body. Experienced and inexperienced movers and writers who want to play are welcome. Facilitators: Rosemary Georgeson (Coast Salish) & Olivia C. Davies (Metis-Anishnawbe). Presented in association with the Firehall Arts Centre.
DTES MUSIC THEATRE SHOWCASE Part Two
Tuesday November 1, 8pm – 9pm
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 full description.