Tag Archives: Performance Art

Calling All Souls! Parade of Lost Souls & Dance Party Saturday, October 26th

21 Oct


Many will be pleased to hear that this much loved East Van event will carry on.  The Public Dreams Society and The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret will be co-producing this year’s event. Kat Single Dain co-founder of The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret will be at the helm as the Artistic Producer.   The Parade of Lost Souls is a community-driven parade inspired by Dia de Muertos (The Day of the Dead). In recent years, the parade has travelled around various parts of East Vancouver featuring performance art, interactive art installations and YOU lost souls. This is a transitional year for the parade and as such, this will be a smaller and cozier event. The parade takes place from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. In keeping with tradition, the parade’s location will be announced at 12:00 a.m. midnight on October 26th on the Public Dreams website as well as Twitter and Facebook.

For those that wish to carry on after the parade, The Parade of Lost Souls Dance Party returns to The Hangar, 577 Great Northern Way. The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret has joined forces with The Work Less party to bring you an event that will “rock the house and wake the dead”. You can expect some mischief, dancing, performers, musical acts including CR Avery, The Tailor, Briden, Manhai, Matty For Life and maybe a few ghosts in the air. The dance party gets under way at 9:00 p.m. and goes till 3:00 a.m. Tickets are available online only starting from $20 with donation options of $5 and $10 to help support this volunteer driven event. Note: tickets will not be available at the door. Come out and celebrate life! 

UPDATE: Secret location has been announced. The location of the Parade of Lost Souls will be Brittania School Yard – Football Field, 1001 Cotton Drive.

Photo Credit: Public Dreams Society



A Call To Artists for Broadway East Art Walk, September 28th

2 Sep


A group of neighbours in the Mount Pleasant area have been leading a charge to create an Art Walk in the Broadway East area. A number of businesses along the Broadway corridor between Prince Edward and Prince Albert will be providing some exhibition space within or outside of their premises.  A small scale pilot Art Walk was held on June 8th with great success. So this September 28th, they will be doing a large scale Art Walk.  The goal of the initiative is to bring new life to this area while supporting the local arts with the theme being Art in Unexpected Places. They are looking for bold artists in a variety of mediums including: paint, short film, sculpture, performance, temporary installation, balloon artists, sidewalk chalk artists, eco artists, window painting/decoration, you name it. The field is wide open.   If are interested in submitting your art, submit your contact information and 1 – 2 samples of your work or a link to your portfolio to: broadwayeastartwalk@gmail.com with the subject line “Broadway East Art Walk”. Note: all ages are welcome, in any degree or ability.  Deadline for submitting your expression of interest is September 10th. 

If you are not an artist, but would like to participate in this fabulous event, they are also on the hunt for volunteers, drop them an email at the address above.

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