Hot Jazz at the Carnegie


New Jazz Songs from the Downtown Eastside 
Friday October 25, 8pm – 10pm 
Carnegie Theatre, 401 MainHOTC_Carnegie Jazz band_crop
Hot Jazz at the Carnegie: Finger snappin’, toe tappin’, head boppin’ hot music with the Carnegie Jazz Band, comprised of enthusiastic amateur jazz musicians and premiere vocalist and Vancouver blues queen Dalannah Gail Bowen under the wonderful tutelage of multi-instrumentalist and composer Brad Muirhead. This special evening of hot jazz from the Downtown Eastside features new jazz compositions by members of the band and the community, including: Patrick Foley, Randy Morrison, Brad Muirhead, Mike Richter, Gerry Teahan and Gary Wildeman. Expect something different as each composition, just like our DTES community, is as unique as the composer! The band is also thrilled to welcome back special guest, veteran jazz trombonist Dennis Esson. Free

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Eastside Friday & Mosaic Reception


Resonance - Peggy Wilson photo

Peggy Wilson

Friday October 25, 7pm – 10pm 
EWMA Studio, 56 E. Hastings
Come join Enterprising Women Making Art (EWMA) in their newly-relocated studio in an evening that celebrates the rich culture and tradition of “women’s art” and features work by EWMA artists and artisans. EWMA celebrates the completion of the mosaic project “Telling Herstories of food in the Downtown Eastside” inspired by the multi-year project Making Art Through Dialogue Series. Ann Thorsteinsson and Bruce Walther, lead artists on the Mosaic project will attend the reception. Special musical guest for the evening, in their debut performance, is Resonance, a duo with singer and guitarist Peggy Wilson and vocalist Rose Eide. Everyone welcome to Eastside Friday. Free

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EWMA artisans 2 - Eastside Friday '12 - photo Tom Quirk

Belly Laughs, A Night of Comedy


Assaulted Fish. (l to r) Marlene Dong, Kuan Foo, Nelson Wong, Diana Bang


Friday October 25, 7pm – 9pm
Gallery Gachet, 88 E. Cordova


Paul Decarie

The Heart of the City Festival is tickled silly to present an evening of stand up and sketch comedy that celebrates the resilience and diversity of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The first half of the evening features comics from Stand Up for Mental Health with guest host Randy Goodchild and our local favourite funny guy Paul Decarie. What’s so funny about mental health? Come and find out!

The second half of the evening we are thrilled to welcome back Vancouver’s longest-running Asian-Canadian sketch comedy collective, Assaulted Fish (aka Diana Bang, Marlene Dong, Kuan Foo and Nelson Wong). With edgy writing and energetic performances, everything from birth to reincarnation is fair game for the comedy troupe. Assaulted Fish is delighted to celebrate its 10th anniversary with the 10th Annual Heart of the City Festival. Free

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The Stanza Project


Thursday October 24, 8pm – 9:30pm
Brickhouse Bar, 730 Main
Join the Downtown Eastside’s exciting Thursdays Writing Collective, directed by Elee Kraljii Gardiner, for readings from The Stanza Project, their sixth book of creative writing. The collaboration between this “vital conspiracy of writers” and Dutch architect MLP Proosten, is about architectural and literary space. The book is a record of their year of writing about architectural and literary space – how they intersect and influence our reading of the city. Books will be for sale. For more information: Free

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