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DICE Waldorf Fundraiser for #W2Belongs2Me

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DICE Waldorf Fundraiser for #W2Belongs2Me

Time: January 17, 2013 at 8pm to January 18, 2013 at 2:15am
Location: Waldorf Hotel
Street: 1300 block East Hastings
Event Type: fundraiser, birthday, party
Organized By: #W2Belongs2Me
Latest Activity: Jan 19, 2013

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Culture spaces in Vancouver are under attack. Let's get together to shake down some ideas, build bridges to unite the arts community in the face of a passive City and aggressive developers / gentrification, and shake it on the dance floor with Dunks (http://thefunkhunters.com/), Willisist + Eradik (http://Shahdjs.com/), and DJ Don Chow! 

Door proceeds support the #W2Belongs2Me Legal Fund! Support a community-run project that needs our love right now as they push back a City eviction notice. With the closure of the Waldorf as we know it, come out and show some love for Vancouver's independent culture spaces.

ENTRY: Roll 2 Dice for cover - roll a 12, get in free!

8pm  - ROLLING The DICE: Protecting Vancity Cultural Spaces - Panel on what can be done for 3 key Vancouver independent culture spaces, wth panelists and discussion. 
9:30pm ART'S BIRTHDAY - Come for the cake! It's an annual global celebration on Jan 17 recognizing the birth of art! Hosted by DJ Don Chow.
10:30-2:15am DICE SPECIAL hosted by Dunks with special guests Willisist + Eradik, Don Chow, and more.

We get things started at 8pm with a Panel Discussion on Vancouver's Cultural Spaces, and we've invited experts on the subject to talk about The Red Gate (proposed new home on Industrial), W2's struggle for respect in the Woodward's complex, and The Waldorf Hotel's sell-off by their landlord to Solterra Development. What can be done to support these vital Vancity cultural institutions, and where to from here more united!

This is followed by a birthday party! And on this sombre information and ideas-generating night, we're not just celebrating any old birthday party - it's Art's Birthday! Performances from a variety of older and newer Vancouver legends provoking #NoFunCity by showing how critical emergent and dynamic culture is, the people and spaces. 

Then the evening goes off the hook with the Waldorf's Thursday night full of funk and funk-inspired beats from a cast of Vancouver DJs and cultural promoters who contribute to Vancouver's dynamic arts community. Hosted by Dunks.


More about #W2Belongs2Me: http://youtu.be/S1Orpu6Vjn4

Comment Wall

Comment by Jen Castro on January 19, 2013 at 1:49pm

Thanks for all the support. Looking forward to connecting soon.


Comment by W2 Woodwards on January 16, 2013 at 4:47pm

Still image from Ariadne’s Thread (2009) by Sarah Shamash


Comment by W2 Woodwards on January 16, 2013 at 4:31pm



East Side Divide
Art’s 1,000,050th Birthday Film Program

Ariadne’s Thread

This experimental short film takes its name from the Greek myth wherein Ariadne falls in love with Theseus who seeks to kill the Minotaur in Daedalus' labyrinth. From one architectural maze to another, the red thread leads the viewer on a journey that weaves in and out of a dream like state, in and out of an occasionally intrusive present reality.
Direction, Camera, Editing: Sarah Shamash
Running time: 12mins
Completion date: February 2009
Sarah Shamash is a media artist born in 1977 in Vancouver, where she currently lives and works. Informed by cinema, her research and process based practice engages socio- and psycho- geographies through the exploration of specific places, people and mapping strategies that convey personal and experiential knowledge through everyday life. Her work has been exhibited internationally since the 2000’s. 

Aljidar (The Wall)
A short experimental film about the apartheid wall that has been built by the Israeli government in Palestine, tearing apart the West bank and isolating many into ghettos. The film was shot in London, England.
Written & Directed by: Dima Alansari
Running time: 9min 30 sec
Completion date: 2005
Filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist Dima Alansari was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1977 and has produced numerous videos, shorts, documentaries and TV projects including Storm from the South, an intimate glimpse of the six critical days before the first Kuwait elections where women were allowed to participate and run for office for the first time in their history. Dima currently lives and creates in Vancouver and is currently working on Wajd: Music, Politics & Ecstasy, a documentary about Arab -Ottoman music and its delicate relationship with Islam and the state. 


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