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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: Dec 9 / Jan 13 / Feb 10 / Mar 10 / Apr 14 / 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: Jan 13 / Feb 10 / Mar 10
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: Dec 2 / Jan 6 / Feb 3 / Mar 3 / April 7 / 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.


ARTIST CALL:
The Poets' and Artists' Extravaganza is being launched on Tuesday, December 2nd at 7:00 p.m. Holy Wow Poets is seeking artists to create works inspired by poems. Poems by local Holy Wow Poets will be placed in a large basket and artists choose one at random. The Theme is "Essence of Love". Artists will have two months to collaborate with Poets to create a work (all mediums accepted) that reflects the content of the poem. On Tuesday, February the 3rd, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The Poets and Artists' Extravaganza showcase will take place. Contact Hélène Levasseur at (604) 467-2357 or email her at frogs@telus.net for more details or to register.




 
Philosophers' Café at The ACT
Thursdays: Jan 22 / Feb 26 / Mar 26 / Apr 23 / May 28
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.



January 22: How Valuable Is Green Space to Our Lives?

What does it mean to us to have natural areas an accessible part of our lives, and how are we affected by their presence? To what degree do we accept that development (and the accompanying loss of forested areas) is inevitable, and what arguments might be put forth to protect green spaces and the landscapes we may love? 

Moderator: Zuzana Vasko

 

February 26: Things Are Getting . . .

…better? Life expectancy is increasing, social prejudices are lessening, Western democracy should be responsive, technology still promises unimagined advancement, etc. Or…worse? Overpopulation, climate change, raw material depletion, growing social inequality, changed ethics, continuing armed conflict, etc.

Moderator: Mike Shields

 

March 26: Take All You Can Get While You Can Get it?

How should one behave at a "banquet"? Criticism of corporate feels pervasive—except among newly promoted executives (and shareholders). Every aspiring politician promises "change" but nothing ever seems to. Sentiment about appropriate taxation and benefits appears to vary with age/earning power. Is greed good (for you)?

Moderator: Mike Shields

 

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: Dec 16 / Jan 20 / Feb 17 / Mar 17 / Apr 21 / 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: Jan 27 / Feb 24 / Mar 24* / Apr 28 / 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.

* Join us March 24th for a special St.Patrick's Day celebration!