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

6th Annual Oppenheimer Park Community Art Show


Opening Reception & Procession
Opening: Thursday October 24, 5pm – 9pm
5pm Procession, meet at Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell
6pm Reception, Gallery Gachet, 88 E. Cordova
Exhibition October 24 to December 1

Oppenheimer Park proudly presents the community art exhibition Park-a-Palooza – Fun & Play – at Gallery Gachet. This show celebrates and explores both the creativity in the Oppenheimer community and the significance of the Park’s diverse programs from arts and recreation to cultural events and festivals. Over thirty-five artists are featured in this show, and many of the works symbolize playful aspects of the Oppenheimer Park community. Included are painting, drawing, print, sculpture, carving, mixed media and video works.

In addition, the exhibition will unveil Birds that Play, an art show featuring hundreds of birds painted at community art workshops at Gallery Gachet, Carnegie Community Centre, Evelyne Saller Centre and Oppenheimer Park. Curated by Carrie Campbell.

The opening night procession leaves Oppenheimer at 5pm and is led by Brad Muirhead and the hot stylings of the Hastings Street Band. They parade down the Hastings Street sidewalk to arrive at Gallery Gachet at 6pm, where the Harmony of Nations drum group will lead a traditional welcome. Free

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Magic, Music, & Mayhem

Wednesday October 23, 9pm – 10pm 
Carnegie Theatre, 401 MainAndy Kostyniuk 1 at DTES Poets '12 - photo Tom Quirk
We close the first day of the Festival with a refreshing evening of magic and music from a medley of Downtown Eastside involved artists. Tonight our guests include the charming songstress Michelle Richard; a visit from “Birdie Stewart” as performed by theatre clown Debbie Blair; a little bit of latin-jazzy- folk-rock with Michael Edward Nardachioni in his first Festival appearance; and original gentle song stylings performed by singer-songwriter Andy Kostyniuk, accompanied by cellist Scott Soucy who comes from a long line of musicians. Our host for the evening is Merlin, who will amaze you, wow you, and leave you in awe with magic. Don’t miss this medley of magic, music and mayhem. Free

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