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W2 Belongs 2 Me Community Meeting at La Casita Restaurant in Vancouver

A Happy New Year W2 Belong 2 Me Community Meeting at  La Casita Restaurant in Vancouver

17 AHA MEDIA at W2 Belongs 2 Me in Vancouver

Culture spaces in Vancouver are under attack. Let’s get together to shake down some ideas, build bridges to unite the arts community in the face of gentrification, and shake it on the dance floor with Dunks (http://thefunkhunters.com/), Willisist + Eradik (http://Shahdjs.com/), and DJ Don Chow!

Door proceeds support the #W2Belongs2Me Legal Fund! Support a community-run project that needs our love right now as they push back a City eviction notice. With the closure of the Waldorf as we know it, come out and show some love for Vancouver’s independent culture spaces.

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ENTRY: Roll 2 Dice for cover – roll a 12, get in free!

SCHEDULE:
-8pm VANCITY CULTURAL SURVIVAL – Panel on what can be done for 3 key Vancouver independent culture spaces, wth panelists and discussion.
-9:30pm ART’S BIRTHDAY – Come for the cake! It’s an annual global celebration on Jan 17 recognizing the birth of art! Hosted by DJ Don Chow (http://www.facebook.com/teahousemusic).
-10:30-2:15am DICE SPECIAL hosted by Dunks (http://thefunkhunters.com/) with special guests Willisist + Eradik (http://Shahdjs.com/), Don Chow ++ More

THE PLAN:
We get things started at 8pm with a Panel Discussion on Vancouver’s Cultural Spaces, and we’ve invited experts on the subject to talk about The Red Gate (proposed new home on Industrial), W2’s struggle for respect in the Woodward’s complex, and The Waldorf Hotel’s sell-off by their landlord to Solarra developer. What can be done to support these vital Vancity cultural institutions, and where to from here more united!

This is followed by a birthday party! And on this sombre information and ideas-generating night, we’re not just celebrating any old birthday party – it’s Art’s Birthday! Performances from a variety of older and newer Vancouver legends provoking #NoFunCity by showing how critical emergent and dynamic culture is, the people and spaces.

Then the evening goes off the hook with the Waldorf’s Thursday night full of funk and funk-inspired beats from a cast of Vancouver DJs and cultural promoters who contribute to Vancouver’s dynamic arts community. Hosted by Dunks.

OTHER ART’S BIRTHDAY EVENTS ON JAN 17:
http://transmissionarts.org/event/2p9vqb
http://arsacustica.wordpress.com/
http://www.banffcentre.ca/event/6008/arts-birthday-party/?d=2013-01-17+21%3A00&r=120

OTHER LINKS:
http://www.creativetechnology.org/events/dice-waldorf-fundraiser-for-w2belongs2me
#W2Belongs2Me video: http://youtu.be/S1Orpu6Vjn4
http://www.cbc.ca/onthecoast/episodes/2013/01/09/east-vans-waldorf-hotel-closes-1/
http://www.change.org/petitions/gregor-robertson-deny-rezoning-of-the-waldorf-hotel-site-to-condo-development#share

https://www.facebook.com/events/310927259006910/?fref=ts

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