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Art on display by Artists Chris Blades and David Gowman
Date: ongoing Medium: Paintings and Mixed Media

Description: Christopher Blades has been active in the Vancouver area for the last 30 years. Blades' eclectic energies have touched upon video art, music video, sound, lighting, printmaking, painting and three dimensional work. The work has appeared in books, cd covers, television and film. His paintings are in corporate and private collections worldwide. Chris' limited edition prints have been collected by several Canadian Art museums including, the National Gallery in Ottawa, the Permanent Collection at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Maltwood Museum at the University of Victoria, Simon Fraser University, Camosun College in Naniamo, and the Touro College in New York City. www.cblades.com

Fire-Man: Mr. Fire-Man is an internationally celebrated painter, performer and instrument maker living and working out of Japantown in Vancouver, BC. Aside from creating portraits and landscapes in his signature style, he is the conductor and composer for the Legion of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra, an interactive performance project commonly seen at the Super Robertson Supper Show at the Railway Club on Wednesday nights.

Here is his blog:
and here is his contact:

Barking Spinx Presents Talking Pictures "invitational"
Date: May 1

Medium: Concert

-an evenig of musical exploration showcasing a selection of Vancouver's finest improvisors.



Time: doors 7:30pm

curtains 8:30pm

Tickets: $15/12 students and seniors

info at 604-683-8240

Chris Gestrin/ Keyboard

Torsten Muller/ Bass

Lan Tung/ Erhu

Jesse Zubot/ Violin

Bill Clark/ Trumpet

Ron Samworth/ Guitar

Dylan van der Schyff/ Drums



FirHall Arts Centre 6th annual BC Buds
Date: May 21 and 22

Medium: Theatre/Performance




Time: doors 6pm

curtains 7pm

Tickets: Free admission

Friday May 21:

7-7:30pm Zainab Musa Solo Performance

8-8:30pm Martin Gover & Heidi Taylor Theatre

9-9:30pm Chris Cook Theatre

10-10:30pm Hazel Venzon Solo Performance


Saturday May 22:

7-7:30pm Hazel Venzon Solo Performance

8-8:30 pm Zainab Musa Sol Performance

9-9:30pm Martin Gover & Heidi Taylor Theatre

10-10:30pm Chris Cook Theatre


The Firehall Arts Centre's 6th Annual BC BUDS returns in spring 2010 even bigger and better. The weekend of May 21st till the 23rd will showcase work from theatre, dance, music and interdisciplinary artists. This time around, the performances will take place not just at the Firehall Arts Centre but venues around the neighbourhood. As in past years, performances will take place in the theatre and non-conventional settings like offices, stairwells and basements.

BC BUDS allows established and emerging artists to present new and experimental work while giving audiences an opportunity to explore and experience the arts in informal and unorthodox settings. All performances are FREE.


Art Opening Fire-Man
Date: June 19

Medium: Art Reception with a performance from 8 to 8:45 by the LFM Horn Orchestra




Time: doors 7:00pm-10pm


Tickets: Free admission

Vancouver artist, Mr. Fire-Man brings a display of unique natural horns to the
walls of Ironworks Studio. Hand crafted from locally sourced natural materials,
these trumpets represent an eight year sculptural/musical exploration that began
in the woods of Roberts Creek and culminates with the orchestra called the
Legion of Flying Monkeys.

Each horn is crafted for a specific purpose, whether for playing into a
microphone on stage, or for ceremonial moments and parades. Thus, some are
simple hardwood branches made hollow, while others are built with complex bends
to accommodate mutes and tight spaces. Materials range from hardwoods like
empress, elderberry and cherry to obscure plant forms like the invasive giant
cow parsnip (an exceptional natural tube).

Mr. Fire-Man's band, the Legion of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra (LFM) performs
interactive shows for the Super Robertson Supper Show at the Railway Club and
other local events. More than an orchestra, the LFM expects the audience to
play along, sing, dance and willfully cross that barrier between observer and

Please be invited for the opening night, Saturday June 19th, 2010 from 7 to 10
(with a performance from 8 to 8:45 by the LFM Horn Orchestra).
Entrance is free. Drinks available.


CJBS presents Vancouver Jazz festival 2010
Date:June 25-July4

Medium: Jazz




Time: doors 7pm

Show 8 pm

Tickets: $15

Friay June 25:

8pm: Laura Crema/ 11pm: Mikko Innanen & Innkvissitio

Saturday June 26:

8pm: Chris Gestrin Trio/ 11pm: Plimley/Guy/Niggli

Sunday June 27:

8pm: Rumba Calzada/ 11pm: Gordon Grdina Trio with Fredrik Ljungkvist

Monday June 28:

8pm: Cambell Ryga Quartet/ 11pm: Michael Moore Quintet

Tuesday June 29:

8pm: October trio with Brad Turner/ 11pm: Nicole Mitchell-Lisa Cay miller-Peggy Lee

Wednesday June 30:

8pm: Oliver Gannon & Bill Coon/ 11pm: Plimley-De Joode-Bennink

Thursday July 1:

8pm: Boeren-Wilson-De Joode-Van der Schyff/ 11pm:Michael Moore-Dylan van der Schyff-Peggy lee

Friday July 2:

8pm: Houle-Smulovitz Duo with Lori Freedman/ 11pm: Inhabitants

Saturday July 3:

8pm: Brad Turner Quartet/ 11pm: The Michael Zilber Group

Sunday July 4:

8pm: Peggy Lee's Film in Music/ 11pm: Harris Eisenstadt


For detaled info on all the artists visit