Monday, February 27, 2012

Music: Bluesy Dance Party Bluesy Blues Party

Saturday, March 10, 2012
8:30pm until 3:00am
333 Clark, Vancouver, BC
Come and join us for an evening of music and dancing in a relaxed, underground venue. Doors at 8:30, music starts at 9 pm and goes to 2 am. Admission by donation - sliding scale $5. to 10. $4. drinks

The Usual Suspects are: Joni Miller (bass); KC Kelly (slide guitar); Craig Dibble (guitar); Rino Marrone (keys); Marty Eade (drums). 

Lucy and the Lucky 4 

musical guests are likely to occur

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Literary: Blood On The Tracks by S. Brian Willson

 7pm to 9pm Friday, Feb 24, 2012

Join S. Brian Willson on Friday Feb. 24th 7pm to 9pm at the store......... After serving in the Vietnam War, S. Brian Willson became a radical, nonviolent peace protester and pacifist, and this memoir details the drastic governmental and social change he has spent his life fighting for. Chronicling his personal struggle with a government he believes to be unjust, Willson sheds light on the various incarnations of his protests of the U.S. government, including the refusal to pay taxes, public fasting, and, most famously, public obstruction. On September 1, 1987, Willson was run over by a U.S. government munitions train during a nonviolent blocking action in which he expected to be removed from the tracks. Providing a full look into the tragic event, Willson, who lost his legs in the incident, discusses how the subsequent publicity propelled his cause toward the national consciousness. Now, 23 years later, Willson tells his story of social injustice, nonviolent struggle, and the so-called American way of life.

People's Co-op Bookstore
1391 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC
V5L 3X5
(604) 253-6442
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Heard On The Drive:

"Should I get dreads or just shave my head?"


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Film: "Stolen Memories" by Kagan Goh

World premiere caps 15 year saga to shed light on a darker page of BC history

Filmmaker Kagan Goh.

STOLEN MEMORIES is a detective story about local filmmaker Kagan Goh’s personal quest to return a photo album found in a flea market to its rightful owners, who were, as it turned out, a Japanese Canadian family displaced from their vancouver home during the Japanese internment. 

Kagan, aided by Mary Seki, his 70-year old detective sidekick, embarked upon a quest to find the rightful owners, find out what happened to them and return their lost photo album to them. 

"Documenting the search as well as redressing the wrongs of the past is a symbolic “homecoming” – coming home in terms of returning to a place of self-acceptance, belonging, wholeness and healing. "
The Commercial Drive based poet/film maker says.
"STOLEN MEMORIES reflects deeply rooted issues of prejudice which have affected the Japanese Canadian community throughout the last one hundred years, experienced not just by the family but by the Japanese Canadians who helped in the quest to return the ‘stolen’ photo album. The story is a microcosm within the macrocosm of the Japanese Canadian legacy."

15 years in the making, Stolen Memories is being broadcast live on OMNI Channel 8 at 9pm on Sunday, Mar. 4, but the public is encouraged to attend a special live screening of the documentary where Japanese Canadian community leaders will speak about the film’s impact.  A new photo album will be presented to the Kamitakahara family (the owners of the lost photo album) as a symbolic gesture of a new beginning for a new generation.

DOORS OPEN FOR OPENING RECEPTION AT 7.30PM hosted by the W2 Media Centre. Food and beverages provided.  
Stolen Memories will have it’s world television premiere on the OMNI Television network in BC Alberta and Ontario at 9 pm local time that same evening.

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Thursday, February 09, 2012

Tongue N’ Cheek - Sex, Dance and Spoken Word @ the Rio

A night of Powerful Poets and Sass-ational Burlesque! 
Erotic Spoken Word - Plus Dirty Haiku battle!! 
Friday Feb 10th 2012 Doors at 8pm show starts 8:30pm

"Three Slam Poet Giants - East Van, Portland, Oakland! Four Queens of Sweet Soul Burlesque!"

Renown Spoken Word artists give us their best Erotic Poetry while local Burlesque Stars perform the Art of Strip Tease. An Erotic Night for the senses; body, heart and soul!

CR Avery (Our Local East Van Heart Throb)
MIGHTY Mike McGee (Lover Boy from Portalnd USA)
Jamie Dewolf (Bad Ass King of Dirty Talk from Oakland)

The Seductions of Sweet Soul Burlesque:
Crystal Precious, Cherry on Top, Lola Frost and Little Miss Risk!

Live Music by The Broken Mirrors

Plus Dirty Haiku Battle!! Hosted by Jessica Mason Paul, featuring 8 local poets who battle to win the top CASH prize!!!

Produced by Shameless Lee Productions and The Vancouver Poetry Slam

Tickets $12 advance $15 at the door.
Dress in your best erotic outfit for eye candy inspiration ; )

1660 East BroadwayVancouver, BC V5N 1w1

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Friday, February 03, 2012

An Urgent Request From The Rio

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