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Lobby Nights

Lobby Nights @ The ACT

Come one, come all; bring the family, bring a friend, come by yourself and enjoy
laughter, music, creativity, exchange of ideas and the warmth and hospitality of our
FREE evenings of entertainment.

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

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

Songstage with Ivan Boudreau
Tuesdays: Jan 14 / Feb 11 / Mar 11 / Apr 8 / May 13 / Jun 10
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.

Songstage is supported by:

Spin In with the Whonnock Weavers – NEW!
Tuesdays: Jan 14 / Feb 11 / Mar 11
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: Jan 7 / Feb 4 / Mar 4 / Apr 1 / May 6 / Jun 3
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 as we are all special.

Welcome everyone to our monthly Recital. Bring your friends. 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/

Philosopher's Café at The ACT
Thursdays:  Sept 25 / Oct 23 / Nov 27 /
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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

Returning to The ACT for a third season of conversation and controversy, The Philosopher's Café is open to all participants.
For more information please visit: www.philosopherscafe.net

September 25: Private Property/Public Space
What are the social dimensions of private property?
Moderator: Nick Blomley

October 23: Should We/Government Increase Taxes to Underwrite Public Education
In decades past public schools seemed better funded and post-secondary education considerably more affordable – what, if anything, has changed and why?
Moderator: Mike Shields

November 27: Being Smart is Stupid?
BC’s Premier dropped out of three universities but is (consequently?) “able to communicate with people”. If millennials actually do face reduced career opportunities, are the costs of further education perhaps a “bad” idea? If we chose not to concern ourselves with esoteric distraction couldn’t we make more income and thus have more fun?
Moderator: Mike Shields

Golden Ears Writers
Tuesdays: Jan 21 / Feb 18 / Mar 18 / Apr 15 / May 20 / Jun 17
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 28 / Feb 25 / Mar 25 / Apr 22 / May 27 /
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.