Ukrainian Hall Community Concert & Supper

Community Celebration
Sunday November 6, 3pm, Supper follows
Ukrainian Hall, 805 E. Pender
Tickets $25. For advance tickets contact 604-254-3436

The festival ends on a high note at the East End’s historic Ukrainian Hall with lively music, invigorating dance and colourful costumes at the Ukrainian Hall Community Concert & Supper. This annual favourite, produced with the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians, features the Barvinok Choir and the award-winning Dovbush Dancers. Special guests include Zeellia, Vancouver’s own Slavic soul band led by Beverly Dobrinsky; the delicate tones of the Vancouver Chinese Music Ensemble led by Jirong Huang; and the Lil’wat family performance group Tzo’kam, led by Russell Wallace. We look forward to the unique and original collaborations to be presented by this afternoon’s special guests. Immediately following the concert is the always-delicious traditional Ukrainian Supper.


Barrio Flamenco: Flamenco for the People

Music & Dance
Wednesday November 2, 7pm – 9:30pm
Carnegie Theatre, 401 Main
Celebrate the spirit of the Downtown Eastside with an unforgettable evening of live flamenco music and dance!

Barrio Flamenco (1), pro and community, Heart Festival 2013, Mark Montgomery photo

photo by Mark Montgomery

Flamenco is an art form by and for the people, danced and played with spirit, ferocity, laughter and tears; full of pain yet also joy. ‘Barrio’ refers to the vibrant and tight-knit neighbourhoods in southern Spain where flamenco originated.

Hosted by flamenco dancer, singer and teacher Kelty McKerracher, Barrio Flamenco features some of the most compelling flamenco dancers, singers and musicians in the city, alongside the Downtown Eastside Flamencos. Featured this evening are guitarist Peter Mole, dancers Liat Harlev, Elvira Yebes, Elen Ghulum, young favourite Sophia Ludwig, and many more!

On the night of Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead, when the divide between this world and the spirit world blurs, join us for this exciting juerga (flamenco party) to laugh, play, pray, cry, enjoy and stamp your feet!

An annual venue-packed favourite; come early. Olé!


Sunday October 30, 4pm – 5pm
Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU Woodward’s, 149 W. Hastings
The Festival is thrilled to present the metamorphose-kjd-appearing-in-photo-carnegie-dance-troupe-dancer-deborah-charlie-photo-chris-randlepremiere 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.