Tuesday November 2

Puppet Presentation
Tuesday November 2, 12:30pm-1pm
Strathcona Community Centre
Seniors Lounge, 601 Keefer

Healthy Aging Through the Arts is a project for seniors interested in working with professional artists to explore their stories through art. The Strathcona Seniors group, led by performing artist Sharon Bayly, will present a work-in-progress puppet presentation. This year, using the style of toy theatre, the seniors will share their stories as they create new ones. Come and see what they’ve been busy with this year! Free

Tuesday, November 2, 6:30pm
St. James’ Anglican Church, 303 E. Cordova

The St. James’ Choir sings Missa pro defunctis by Tomás Luis de Victoria and the Russian Orthodox chant, Kontakion at this spiritual gathering to give thanks for all the departed, no matter who they were, or what they believed. Pray for all, especially for those who may not have had anyone to pray for them. You are welcome to come and remember all of your beloved ones who have moved on from this life. If you have names of the departed you would like read aloud during the prayers, please contact the church office by Friday October 29 at 604-685-2532. Everyone welcome

Tuesday November 2, 6:45pm-10pm
Carnegie Community Centre Theatre
401 Main

Participate in one of the longest running regular community music programs in the neighbourhood with open mic and featured performers. Sign up at 6:45pm and show your stuff. Basic musical instruments provided, you may even entice a backup band to accompany you. Musicians and singers of all styles and skill level welcome! Free

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Literary Salon
Tuesday November 2, 8pm
W2 Woodward’s Meeting Room, 250–111 W. Hastings
CHANGE in VENUE People’s Co-op Bookstore, 1391 Commercial 604-253-6442 WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE
Based in Nanaimo, artist and writer Peter Culley speaks about writer and poet Maxine Gadd, author of Backup to Babylon, in this event from the Respondency West series. Presented by the Kootenay School of Writing, www.kswnet.org. Free

Music & Dance
BARRIO FLAMENCO: Flamenco for the People
Tuesday November 2, 8pm
radha yoga & eatery, 728 Main, 2nd floor

Celebrate the creativity of artists in the Downtown Eastside with an unforgettable night of live flamenco music and dance to celebrate the power of people making art! Flamenco is originally an art form by and for the people, danced and played with ferocity, joy, laughter and tears. ‘Barrio’ refers to the vibrant and tight-knit neighbourhoods in southern Spain where flamenco originated. The evening, organized by Kelty McKerracher, features some of the most compelling flamenco artists in the city along with a mariachi performance in honour of Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead. Bring a photo, poem, or memory for the ‘Wall of Remembrance.’ As the divide between this world and the spirit world blurs, join us for an exciting juerga (flamenco party) to play, pray, laugh, cry, enjoy, and stomp your feet! (www.radhavancouver.org) Proceeds of the evening donated to EWMA (Enterprising Women Making Art) a program of ATIRA Women’s Resource Society, www.atira.bc.ca. Cash bar. Everyone welcome! Suggested donation $0-20 at the door

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Celebración Comunitaria
Martes 2 de noviembre de las 2pm en adelante
En el Parque Oppenheimer, 488 Powell

En el Centro Este de Vancouver, los latinoamericanos celebramos el Día de los Muertos con humor y mucha alegría. Hacemos una fiesta a la cual invitamos a nuestros muertos a que se nos unan antes de regresar al mas alla. Este año en colaboración con El Corazon del Festival de la Ciudad, Watari y el Parque Oppenheimer, queremos invitarles a que ustedes también se unan a esta celebración a partir de las 2pm en adelante. Traigan flores, fotografias de sus seres queridos para poner en el altar. Empezaremos con un rico almuerzo cocinado y servido por los voluntarios del Grupo Latino; después vamos a celebrar con musica e invitados especiales y nuestra querida Isabel Ramirez deleitandonos con su voz, su baile y su alegria, tambien tendremos piñatas y mucho más. Venga a divertirse con nuestros cómicos, satíricos anfitriones Mamá Muerte y el Doctor Enema. Invitado especial ‘Pepe’ Danza, un musico multi-talentoso! Terminaremos la tarde con una procesión en la cual estaremos recordando a quienes han muerto en estas calles luego regresaremos al parque para deleitarnos con un sabroso y calientito chocolate.  La admisión es completamente gratis. No se lo puede perder ¡¡¡¡¡Les esperamos!!!!!

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Community Celebration
Tuesday November 2, 2pm–8pm
Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell

In the Downtown Eastside, Latin Americans celebrate Day Of The Dead with pageantry, music, love and humour. We throw a party and invite the dead to join us for a few hours before returning to “the other side.” This year Watari Research Association, Oppenheimer Park and the Heart of the City Festival join together to present an afternoon of music and celebration. Bring flowers, candles, and photographs for the ofrenda (altar), noisemakers, costumes or musical instruments. The afternoon begins with a First Nations welcome and we’ll share some folk music with DTES residents, poetry with Lady Die and special guest, percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Joseph ‘Pepe’ Danza. Your hosts for the fiesta are Byron Cruz, Dr. Enema and folklorista Isabel Ramirez. We’ll end the afternoon with a piñata for the children. At 6pm Ross Barrett and the Carnival Band will lead us on a procession through the DTES to honour the lives lost on these streets, returning to Oppenheimer Park for hot chocolate. Everyone welcome. Free

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