Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Brass & Burlesque, Homelessness & Holidays

Here's a final reminder for the Party for HONK! show this Friday. Slide on down to see what we're up to the rest of the weekend.

Who: D. B. Buxton, Orkestar Slivovica, Girls on Top Risque Cabaret, Carnival Dancers, The Carnival Band, and you!

When: Friday, April 3rd. Doors at 9pm, show starts at 10, dance 'till 2 in the morning.

Where: The Fairview Pub (on Broadway between Oak and Cambie)

Why: 'Cause it's spring, the kiddies are getting out of school, and it's a great time to party. For those social advocates out there, it's also to help send us to the HONK! International Street Band Festival in Seattle next weekend.

There are only a few advance tickets left, so move quick! About 75 spots have been left as door sales, so don't be afraid to bring your buddies. Cover is $10 advance, $12 at the door.

Then on Saturday: Help us support the Grand March for Housing. The Carnival Band is leading two of the three parades which all convene at the Vancouver art gallery around 1:30pm. Meet us at the peace flame park (south end of the Burrard bridge) or Thorton Park (between Main Street Skytrain Station and the VIA Rail terminal) at noon to join in the mobile action. This event is being organized by the Citywide Housing Coalition, who are fighting to establish a permanent national housing program funded by all levels of government, as well as increases in minimum wage and welfare rates. Go to www.citywidehousingcoaliti for more information.

On Sunday, the Carnival Band is supporting one of the most well known forces in improving the conditions of the downtown east side: the St. James Anglican Church. This local procession for Palm Sunday will gather many of the local residents in a day of celebration. Feel free to join us and the powerful social wellness advocates of St. James as we seek to bring light to this too often troubled community.

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