Heart of the City Festival 2012


Monday, October 22nd, 2012 — 11:31am PST
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The 9th annual Heart of the City Festival start this week, hosting over 80 events at 25 Downtown Eastside Venues from October 24th to November 4th. Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood is filled with history, diversity, and culture which this festival celebrates through artist showcases, workshops, discussions, art talks, walks, and more.

The theme for this year’s festival is “Voices from the Heart”:

The Downtown Eastside is the heart of the City, the founding neighbourhood where Vancouver began, and is the home of choice for thousands of the City’s residents; this year’s Festival reflects the essence of the Downtown Eastside – its local artists and diverse art forms, history, people and cultures. The Festival takes inspiration from the words of Downtown Eastside poet and historian Sandy Cameron:

“Each of us has something to tell, something to teach. We speak the language of the heart – here – in the Downtown Eastside – the soul of Vancouver.”

There are so many events to chose from so to get your started, here are the Top 14 Picks that have been listed online:

Singing History
Date: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 7:30pm
Location: Carnegie Theatre (401 Main)
Tickets: Free

Howling Comedy
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012 at 7:00pm
Location: Gallery Gachet (88 E Cordova)
Tickets: Free

Festival Art Stroll
Date: Friday, October 26, 2012 at 5:30pm
Location: Oppenheimer Park (488 Powell)
Tickets: Free

Barrio Flamenco: Flamenco for the People
Date: Friday, October 26, 2012 at 7:30pm
Location: Carnegie Theatre (401 Main)
Tickets: Free

Survival, Strength, Sisterhood: Power of Women in the Downtown Eastside
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 4:00pm
Location: Carnegie Theatre (401 Main)
Tickets: Free

Film, Talk, Unplugged: Joe Keithley and Bloodied But Unbowed
DDate: Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 7:45pm (film) and 9:00pm (performance)
Location: Carnegie Theatre (401 Main)
Tickets: Free

Two events featuring Evelyn Lau, City of Vancouver Poet Laureate:
1. Dream of Words: Poetry and Music
Date: Sunday, Ocotober 28, 2012 at 2:00pm
Location: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (578 Carrall)
Tickets: By donation to the Garden
2. Eat Rice, Talk Story
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 7:30pm
Location: Chinese Cultural Centre Museum (555 Columbia)
Tickets: Free

The Wayne Lavallee Band
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 7:30pm
Location: InterUrban Gallery (1 East Hastings)
Tickets: Free

TinPan Chef: A Cooking Competition and Food Forum
Date: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 12:30pm
Location: Carnegie Theatre (401 Main)
Tickets: Free

Building: a Social Writing Evening
Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 7:00pm
Location: Dunlevy Snackbar (433 Dunlevy)
Tickets: Free

DTES Front and Centre: Ballads, Blues & Rock ‘n Roll
Date: Friday, November 2, 2012 at 7:30pm
Location: Carnegie Theatre (401 Main)
Tickets: Free

Kutz & Dawgs, a new Hip Hop Musical
Date: Friday, November 2, 2012 at 8:00pm
Location: Russian Hall (600 Campbell)
Tickets: From $5 to $20

Dal Richards Combo & Carnegie Jazz Band with special guests
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 8:00pm
Location: Ukrainian Hall (805 East Pender)
Tickets: From $2 to $20

Ukrainian Hall’s Community Concert, Supper & Community Dance
Followed by supper and a pay-what-you can dance at 7:30pm
Date: Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 3:00pm (concert)
Location: Ukrainian Hall (805 East Pender)
Tickets: $20 (concert)

Festival guides are available for download in PDF format and at several locations around town. Follow the Heart of the City Festival on Facebook and Twitter for more information. You can also make donations to the festival online.

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