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Lobby Nights

Lobby Nights @ The ACT

Enjoy free evenings of music, creativity and exchange of ideas presented by our community partners.

Join us 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. select weeks for After-Hours @ The ACT.

Tuesdays: Songstage with Ivan Boudreau
Tuesdays: Spin In with the Whonnock Weavers
Tuesdays: Holy Wow Poets
Thursdays: SFU Philosophers' Café
Tuesdays: Golden Ears Writers
Tuesdays: Celtic Jam with Nigel Tucker

Songstage with Ivan Boudreau
Tuesdays: May 12 / Jun 9
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) and the Vancouver Regional Writers Group presents Songstage at the ACT. Songstage is an open mic session where songwriters get to perform their original songs in front of an audience.

Canadian musician and songwriter, Ivan Boudreau, hosts the evenings' mix of eclectic musicians & facilitates discussion on the art and craft of the songwriting process and how to develop live performance skills.

Spin In with the Whonnock Weavers
Tuesdays: TBA
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The Whonnock Weavers and Spinners Guild host a free spin-in Tuesday nights at The ACT, celebrating fibre arts of all kinds. Knitters, weavers, spinners and other fibre artists are welcome, as well as anyone interested in learning about fibre arts. Bring your own supplies and join in the conversation! (Those who are new the fibre arts are welcome to come out and ask questions, but this is a sharing not a teaching environment.)

Holy Wow Poets
Tuesdays: May 5 / June 2
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Come and discover the gifts of listening, the gift of affection, the gift of laughter, the gift of written notes as well as the gift of compliments.

Share your poetic flair or simply sit back and relax over a poetic main stream of steeping tea or coffee... listening to exciting and invigorating Poems and Songs.

For more information visit: http://www.meetup.com/holy-wow-poets/

Please note that the dates listed for the Holy Wow Poets in our Season Brochure are incorrect. The correct dates are listed above.

Philosophers' Café at The ACT
Thursdays: May 28 / June 25
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

"Imagine the impossible and discuss the improbable" with SFU's Philosophers' Café.

Guest moderators host informal public discussions on various topics, stimulating dialogue and passionate exchange of ideas.


April 23: Baby Boomers vs. Generation X vs. Millennials

Following "The Greatest Generation" have been a "Me Generation," an "MTV Generation" and a "Peter Pan Generation," Are these stereotypes at all accurate and/or what can be learned from their application? What future implications do they portend?

Moderator: Mike Shields


May 28: Sex

In notable contrast to other "human needs," sex is (relatively) ignored, scandalized, worshipped and demonized. Given diminishing religious doctrine, public sex education, women's liberation, the pill, obvious marketing manipulation, Internet porn and social lifestyle tolerance, is a new perspective due?

Moderator: Mike Shields


June 25: The Future of Religion?

Most religions (divinely inspired or not) explained natural phenomena and provided spiritual guidance. Yet (arguably) science and social networks now better address these concerns. As the Pope now acknowledges the Big Bang theory and "radical Islam" recruits disaffected westerners to jihad/sharia law (but two examples), what does "our" future hold?

Moderator: Mike Shields


Golden Ears Writers
Tuesdays: May 19 / Jun 16
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
If your artistic medium is the written word, join Golden Ears Writers for a series of adult events and workshops designed to build and nurture our local writing community. With a different focus each month, adults are invited to go to www.facebook.com/goldenearswriters for monthly details.

Celtic Jam with Nigel Tucker
Tuesdays: May 26 / Jun 23
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Come join Nigel and his band of merry musicians in the spirit of Celtic muse. Bring your instruments, voice or even just your ears as no experience is necessary and only the love of music required.