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Saturday November 3

Television
FEARLESS TV #11
THE FIRST BEST OF FEARLESS TV SPECIAL
Saturday November 3, 3am – 4am
Shaw Cable 4
Rebroadcast of Wed October 31, 8pm program

Video Premiere
BRINGING SHADOWS INTO LIGHT (2007)
Saturday November 3, 12pm – 2:30pm
Carnegie Community Centre Theatre
401 Main

Addiction happens in all communities and social classes: it is everyone’s problem – a symptom of larger social challenges and issues. We all have a part in this story. In Bringing Shadows Into Light, filmmaker Cease Wyss takes us on a community’s journey to face today’s growing tidal wave of addiction. Along the way, she encounters the creativity, talent, courage and humanity of the unique inner city community of the Downtown Eastside. For over two years, hundreds of people from different backgrounds and cultures shared stories and images to help create a giant-screen shadow play. Directors, composers, designers and over seventy Downtown Eastside involved artists and residents joined this journey into the shadows, to shed light on the roots of addiction and recovery. Before the screening of the documentary, Aline Lafleme and Daughters of the Drum will sing a song to honour Cease Wyss and her work. A Squamish media artist, educator, curator and activist whose work weaves itself thorough a variety of communities, Cease was assisted in the project by editing and story consultant Patty Fraser. The screening will be followed by archival footage of We’re All In This Together: The Shadows Project. Discussion to follow, the filmmaker will be in attendance. Presented in cooperation with Cease Fire Productions, the Roundhouse Community Centre and Vancouver Moving Theatre. Free

Music in the Streets
POCO LOCOS
Saturday November 3, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm
Starts at Main & Hastings
The streets of the DTES will fill with the wonderful Latin-American music of Poco Locos featuring Alfredo Flores, Michel Goycochea and David Botten. Listen for the rhythms, tunes and panpipe airs of these favourite DTES community musicians. You’re in for a treat! Courtesy of the festival.

Film
A SAFER SEX TRADE (2006)
Directed by Carolyn Allain
Saturday November 3, 2:30pm
Carnegie Community Centre Theatre
401 Main
Carolyn Allain’s directorial debut offers insight into the complex issue of the sex trade by examining the lives of three women with entirely unique experiences as prostitutes: a former survival sex worker, a highly paid escort and an established Madam. This paradoxical and surprising story has unparalleled access and is put into sharp relief in Vancouver where Robert Pickton stands trial for the alleged murder of 26 women, most of whom were working in the sex trade. The documentary was co-written by Allain and David Ray, and produced by their independent film company Cheap and Dirty Productions of Vancouver in association with CBC Newsworld and in partnership with RDI and ATPN. The filmmaker will be in attendance after the screening for questions. Running time: 48 minutes. Free

Talk and Special Treat!
STAND UP FOR MENTAL HEALTH
Saturday November 3, 3:45pm
Carnegie Community Centre Theatre
401 Main
Join David Granirer with Downtown Eastside’s own Paul Decarie, as they share their ongoing experiences with Stand Up For Mental Health. In David’s course, mental health consumers turn their problems into comedy, then perform their acts at conferences, treatment centres, psych wards and for various mental health organizations. People with mental illness are always being told what they can’t do, in Stand Up For Mental Health they get to prove what they CAN do! You saw this hit group recently featured in the CBC documentary Cracking Up! Be prepared for a special comedy treat. Free

Video Premiere
SUMMER DREAMS (2007)
Saturday November 3, 5pm
Carnegie Community Centre Theatre
401 Main
A video of Summer Dreams of the Downtown Eastside a multi art-form poetry experience recorded live at the Carnegie Theatre and edited by members of the FEARLESS TV cluster of the DTES Community Arts Network. A documentary of a Neighbourhood Small Grants project as presented in the summer of 2007 by poet and DTES resident Richard Tylman. Featuring among other great DTES poets and musicians, the powerful and moving words of Bud Osborn, Diane Wood and Richard Tylman. Running time: 60 minutes. Free

Theatre
GRAVITY
Closing night
Saturday November 3, 7:30pm
Chapel Arts, 304 Dunlevy
Information: www.urbanink.ca. $20/$15 Unwaged tickets: pay what you can


Poetry
DTES POETS WITH BUD OSBORN
Saturday November 3, 7pm – 9:30pm
Carnegie Community Centre Theatre
401 Main
We are pleased to present local poetic treasure and community activist Bud Osborn as he joins other DTES poets in an evening of poetry and prose. Projected images by visual artist and muralist Richard Tetrault. Downtown Eastside writers meet on the first Saturday of the month to share their voices and read original poetry, plays, prose and work-in-progress. Sign up for a 10 minute spot at the Open Mic. With Mistress of Chaos, host, poet and artist Diane Wood. Free


Theatre/Comedy
DTES COMEDY and A DOWNTOWN EASTSIDE ROMEO & JULIET
Saturday November 3, 8pm
also Fri Nov 2, 8pm
Russian Hall downstairs, 600 Campbell
For description see Fri Nov 2. Free

Art Exhibit
DIVINE INSPIRATION, DEITIES, FAIRIES, SPIRITS AND FATES Portraits by St. Even
Opening Saturday November 3
10pm – 12:30am
November 3 to 30
radha yoga & eatery, 728 Main
A mixed media show of portraits from St. Even’s Divine Reflections series, focusing on recognizable spiritual archetypes, www.divinereflections.ca. The opening will feature DJs in a fusion of art and technology. For more information 604-605-0011 or
www.radhavancouver.org