East Van Choir Collective – Wish Fundraiser
Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

East Van Choir Collective – Wish Fundraiser

Three East Van rock choirs. One annual fund rasier! Proceeds go to WISH drop-in center, a resource for women in the DTES. 

***Kingsgate Chorus****
*******ESCHOIR**********
*********MPRIS************ 

All-original arrangements of songs by Sufjan Stevens, Hiss Golden Messenger, Sylvan Esso, Sade, This is the Kit, and more! 

Followed by a set of dancing tunes by DJ Pancakes. 

DOORS at 7:00, MUSIC at 8:30

Tickets available at Red Cat (Hastings AND Main street), High Life, and online
https://www.ticketfly.com/event/1595221-keep-it-all-year-proceeds-vancouver/


19+ (sorry no minors)

There will be the traditionally magnificent raffle, featuring incredible prizes from local businesses. BRING CASH FOR RAFFLE TICKETS!

WE LOVE SINGING FOR YOU!
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Space Odyssey: The SAD Mag Space Issue Launch
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Space Odyssey: The SAD Mag Space Issue Launch

  • H.R. MacMillan Space Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

From the cozy confines of your favourite local place to the far reaches of the galaxy, join us for an exploration of that majestic, magical, mind-bending concept of SPACE in the latest edition of SAD Mag. We’re going on a cosmic journey together to celebrate this new issue and we want you to join us! 

Our 24th issue features work from more than 60 Vancouver artists, writers, and film photographers, exploring the topics of outer space, personal space, creative space, contested space, shared space, and taking up space. And what better place to celebrate this issue than a party at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre? 

We’ll have your Friday night favourites - live music and cheap drinks - plus some astronomical (and astrological) delights, hot-off-the-presses magazines, and some special surprises.

More details on performances, exhibitions, and surprises to come! Get your tickets for a galactic good time now!

Featuring performances by Prado and Devours!

Presented in partnership with the Vancouver Art Book Fair.

Tickets are $12 in advance / $15 at the door!

 

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ArtBreakers
Oct
14
to Oct 15

ArtBreakers

  • Creekside Community Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The ArtBreakers Market is a two-day exhibit of 20+ professional artists with original and printed work for sale. 

The ArtBreakers Market is hosted and organized by the ArtBreakers Illustration Society – a non-profit group founded by four artist friends: Laura Bifano, Graeme McCormack, Tim Mack, and Tessa Riecken. ArtBreakers was created to provide illustrators and designers with an event and community that is their own. The ArtBreakers Market aims to showcase some of the best image-makers in Vancouver city and invites the public to meet some of the industry pros who don’t always go to the cons.

This event is free to the public.

www.artbreakers.ca

 

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Friday The 13th: Part II
Oct
13
7:00 PM19:00

Friday The 13th: Part II

Friday the 13th is back this Fall! This time with even more gore and talent. Artists Mitchell Villa and Christian Whiticar bring the terror back to life with new large scale paintings. For Part II, Alysha Farling joins the crew with sculptural extremities and creepy characters. Catch all the bloodshed next month on Friday the 13th at The Ellis Building.

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Disposable Camera Project
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

Disposable Camera Project

The Disposable Camera Project is back! We gave disposable cameras to some of our favourite artists in the city, and we’ll be sharing the best photos at the Remington Gallery & Studio on September 22.

Underwater spaces, political spaces, domestic spaces and outer spaces—the Disposable Camera Project returns with an issue-themed show on, you guessed it, SPACE.

Join us for cheap beer, sweet tunes provided by No Fun Radio, and the gorgeous work of nine local artists and photographers. Prints will be for sale, with all profits going directly to the artists, and admission to the show is free.

Co-curated by Megan Jenkins and Helen Wong.

Featuring works by:
Ben Skinner
Cole Nowicki
Alex Waber
Monika Waber
Kyleia Suh Gallagher
Flory Huang
Rich Moore
Rachel Samson
Steve Kim

All proceeds of work sales will go directly to the artist.

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PechaKucha Night Vol. 43
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

PechaKucha Night Vol. 43

PechaKucha Night is a fun and informal event where people can meet, inspire and get inspired, based on a format that is fast-paced and fun.

Tickets for the event will go on sale on Thursday, Aug. 17th at 10am through Picatic. They sell out fast, so act quickly! picatic.com/PKNVAN43

HOST:
Caroline Boquist - WALRUS

SPEAKERS:
Ben Z Cooper - Partner & Creative Director , Hfour
Conrad Brown - Principal, Knauf and Brown
Doug Stephen - Chef & Owner, Merchants Workshop
Joanna Riquett - Founder & Editor in Chief, Hayo Magazine
Joost Bakker - Principal, Dialog Vancouver
Kelty Miyoshi McKinnon - Principal, PFS Studio
Pennylane Shen - Owner, Dazed & Confucius Consulting
Ravi Pankhania - Curtain Maker, Cloth Studio
Tierney Milne - Freelance Designer & Artist
Rachel Kelly, Michelle Lazar, and Mitchell Ballentine - Co-Organizers,lipservice yvr

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Aileen Bahmanipour: Technical Problem
Sep
9
to Oct 14

Aileen Bahmanipour: Technical Problem

Technical Problem is an exhibition of mixed media drawings by Vancouver-based, Iranian-born artist Aileen Bahmanipour that explores cyclical political power and cultural identity.

Bahmanipour’s work draws from Iran’s mythic history such as the story of King Zahak contained in the national epic poem Shahnameh written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE. Zahak was cursed by the kiss of the devil with two snakes that grew out of his shoulders. According to the legend, he began beheading the youth of Iran to feed their brains to his snakes. Fearful of being bitten by the snakes, Zahak sacrificed the future intellectual life of an entire nation.

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Sandeep Johal: Rest in Power, Studio Series: Vanessa Lam
Sep
8
to Sep 30

Sandeep Johal: Rest in Power, Studio Series: Vanessa Lam

Gam Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of drawings and paintings by Vancouver artist Sandeep Johal. Rest in Power will open on the second evening of Swarm, a two-night event organized by participating artist-run-centres in Vancouver to launch their programming season. 

This exhibition features new works from Johal's recent project Rest in Power, a body of work dedicated to twelve women from various cultural backgrounds whose murders have impacted her deeply. Johal stresses the distinction between identifying the women’s passings as murders and not only death, to emphasize the inherent daily threat of violence faced by women across the world. The women featured in Rest in Power suffered domestic abuse, honour killing, and femicide. The title serves to restore their power in the afterlife, and in turn resurrect their memories in peace. 

Gam Gallery is also pleased to present a selection of new works by mixed media Vancouver artist Vanessa Lam in our ongoing Studio Series. Lam’s works investigate the dynamics of form, space and the unconscious through collage and mixed media painting. She refers to Abstract Expressionism in her work through gesture and automatic painting. 

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SAD Comedy Volume 5
Jun
23
8:00 PM20:00

SAD Comedy Volume 5

Clever and inspiring words to make you feel comfortable yet excited about a comedy show featuring people who will, based on all available evidence, be hilarious and thought-provoking because they are sensitive and smart and most of all VERY FUNNY.

COMICS
Sean Yap Sei-Been Devlin
Amber Harper-Young
Alain Williams
Katie Nordgren
Ava Julien
Emma Cooper

HOST
Jackie "did that weird thing with lipstick last time" Hoffart

Doors at 8pm show at 8:30pm

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