ASSOCIATION OF UNITED UKRAINIAN CANADIANS COMMUNITY CONCERT & SUPPER for 8th Annual Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival in Vancouver on Sunday Nov 6, 2011
ASSOCIATION OF UNITED UKRAINIAN CANADIANS COMMUNITY CONCERT & SUPPER
Sunday November 6, 3pm
Ukrainian Hall, 805 E. Pender
The festival ends on a high note with the annual AUUC concert and supper at the Ukrainian Hall. The AUUC is pleased to present their season opening concert for the closing afternoon of the Festival. The concert offers a welcoming atmosphere of Ukrainian traditions, lively music, invigorating dance and colourful costumes. Featuring all of the Hall’s performing arts groups: the Barvinok Choir led by choral director Beverly Dobrinsky; the Vancouver Folk Orchestra – one of the oldest and largest folk orchestras in Vancouver; and the award-winning Dovbush Dancers.
Special guests include: William Nahanee (Kwel-a-s-nexw), Ingrid Gurvan, and Ingrid’s daughters Shaquinni and Sabrina who offer a traditional Squamish Greeting of the day in song and dance; Doug Masuhara and the Seymour Youth Taiko Drummers present the powerful beats of taiko; and fifth-generation Chinese Canadian Todd Wong brings a cultural fusion to his accordion playing, and is joined by Andy Fielding, an accomplished accordion player with the folk orchestra. The crowning jewel of today’s concert is a musical tribute to The Milestones, a group Gary Cristall has called “the finest folk music ensemble in BC in the sixties.” Harry Hoshowsky, a musician with the Vancouver Folk Orchestra was also a member of this music group. We look forward to presenting a music tribute to Harry and The Milestones! After this cultural feast, we gather downstairs for a delicious traditional Ukrainian Supper! Concert and supper $20. Be sure to book your tickets in advance for this very popular event. For tickets call 604-879-2089.
The 8th Annual
Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival
Wednesday October 26 – Sunday November 6, 2011
More than 100 events at over 30 locations throughout the Downtown Eastside
The Festival is thrilled to partner with the DTES’s AHA Media to provide social media coverage (video/photos/blog) of the Heart of the City Festival. AHA Media gives voice to our local community and provides services for individuals and organizations to share their news and special events on a broader scale through social media. Founded in 2008 by local artists April Smith, Hendrik Beune, and Al Tkatch, AHA Media previously collaborated with Fearless City Media and has an ongoing working relationship with W2Community Media Arts and various other organizations and individuals in the DTES community. The members of AHA Media describe themselves as “definitely not mainstream media”. Based in Vancouver’s DTES, their style is described as non-invasive and unassuming.
Say Hello to AHA Media as they visit the Festival events. They will be happy to chat with you. Stay connected to the festival with AHA’s links – see photos/videos of the festival events you attended; take in a festival event you missed; or follow one festival event while you are attending another!
Follow AHA MEDIA on Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and Flickr!
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Schedule at a Glance
Oct 28 to Nov 19
VIMY, Firehall Arts Centre
Sunday November 6
Note: daylight savings time change – fall back!
10:30am-12pm Powell Street Walking Tour, meet at SE corner of Powell & Jackson
11am Séance with Zombie Artists & Gentri-F**kation Tour, meet in Carnegie Theatre
1:30pm-4:30pm Fermenting Foods Cooking Class, Radha Yoga
3pm AUUC Community Concert & Supper, Ukrainian Hall
7:30-9pm Community Dance, Ukrainian Hall
Thursday November 10
1:30-4pm Making Art Through Dialogue, EWMA Art Studio
7:30pm Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival Opening Reception, W2 Media Café
Saturday November 12
7pm The Only Poetry That Matters Book Launch & Reading, W2 Media Café
Sunday November 13
12pm-4pm The New Frontier is Interactive Media Workshop, W2 Media Café
Monday November 14
1:30-3:30pm Grant Writing for DTES groups involved with Community Arts Workshop, W Room, 111 W. Hastings
7:30-9pm How To Make An Opera: the Annenberg Project and the War in Iraq, Carnegie Theatre
Thursday November 17
1:30-4pm Making Art Through Dialogue, EWMA Art Studio
Saturday November 26
12pm-9pm Community Arts – The Future Display & Celebration, Woodwards Atrium
December 2 to 4
Shadow Catch, Firehall Arts Centre
December 14 to 17
Bah Humbug! A Staged Reading of an Eastside Adaptation of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, Faye and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, SFU Woodwards
January 20 to 29, 2012
The Idiot, Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC
Top Festival Picks
8th Annual DTES Heart of the City Festival
With more than 100 events at over 30 locations throughout the Downtown Eastside scheduled over twelve days in this year’s Festival (October 26 – November 6), choosing what to see and hear becomes a delightful challenge. Here are our Top Festival Picks for 2011!
10. History and Social Walks: An always popular component of the festival, we are pleased to present a record number of walks this year to celebrate Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary:
• Powell Street Walking Tour: On this historical tour, Raymond Nakamura takes you back in time to the vibrant pre-war community of Japanese Canadians and Japanese immigrants who lived and worked in the area until their forced removal in 1942.
Meet at SE corner of Powell & Jackson. Sun Nov 6, 10:30am
All Walks: Visitors – $10, Locals – pay as you can
11. Ukrainian Hall’s Community Concert, Supper & Community Dance: The festival ends on a high note with three special events on one day at the Ukrainian Hall. Start your afternoon with the Association of United Ukrainian Canadians Community Concert, featuring the Barvinok Choir, the Vancouver Folk Orchestra and the Dovbush Dancers. Lively music, invigorating dance and colourful costumes beckon us. Special guests include Todd Wong who brings a cultural fusion to his accordion playing, and a musical tribute to The Milestones – “the finest folk music ensemble in BC in the sixties” – Gary Cristall. Immediately after the concert is a delicious traditional Ukrainian Supper followed by the Community Dance with the musical fun of Russell Shumsky (marimba, percussion), Bud Kurz (guitar), Kathleen Nisbet (fiddle) and dance caller Marlin Prowell. Grab your friends, neighbours, the whole family, and head on down to this toe-tappin’ heartwarming event.
Ukrainian Hall, 805 E. Pender. Sun Nov 6: Concert 3pm. Supper follows. $20
For advance sales contact 604-254-3436. Dance 7:30pm, pay as you can