Coming up next week at SFU Vancouver:
Thursday, December 17: Après Paris: A COP21 Debrief
Time: 12:30pm Place: Rm. 7000, Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St. Cost: Free with registration.
The purpose of this event is to translate what COP21's outcomes mean for provincial and national climate policy now and into the future. While unpacking the results of the UN's latest and arguably most important climate conference will take some time, there will (hopefully) be a number of tangible and immediate results for climate and energy concerns in both BC and in Canada.
Panelists include Merran Smith, Executive Director of Clean Energy Canada, Bryan Buggey, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Sector Development at the Vancouver Economic Commission, and Jennifer Allan, Team Leader of International Institute for Sustainable Development.
December 10-19: Bah! Humbug! 2015
Time: 7:30pm Place: Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Tickets $29. $15 for students and seniors.
Bah! Humbug! returns for a sixth year featuring Juno-Award Winning musician Jim Byrnes as Ebenezer Scrooge. Don't miss this festive, seasonal Woodward's tradition!
With a script that is fine-tuned annually in response to the current issues affecting Vancouver’s DTES, Bah! Humbug! is Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol reconceived: a modern-day, sushi-loving Ebenezer Scrooge owns a pawn shop on Vancouver’s Hastings Street, where he is timing Bob Cratchit’s late arrival to work on his iPhone.
December 17-19: Saudade: Rise or Fall
Time: 8pm Place: Studio T, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Tickets $25. $10 for students.
Saudade is a interdisciplinary performance inspired by the post-war Berlin in Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire (1987) and the futuristic dystopia of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner (1982). Both films investigate – through textures, sprawling landscapes, duration of light – a timeless longing. The replicants in Blade Runner long for more life as they approach finite expiration; the angels in Wings of Desire long for the finite and vulnerable experience of living.
Thursdays, November 19 – December 24: Woodward’s Community Singers Workshops 2015
Time: 6pm Place: 131 West Hastings St. at PHS Woodward’s, 10th floor. Entrance is two doors east Goldcorp Centre for the Arts entrance at 149 West Hastings St. Cost: Free. No registration required.
This is a free, drop-in, non-auditioned weekly community choir. All voices are invited to join us in song. Together we sing music from gospel, folk, popular, and contemporary traditions. It's informal, fun, playful and profound.
We're a friendly gang of welcoming people who live or work in the area, go to school at SFU or come from around the city to gather here and enjoy the community we build through music.
Thursday, December 17: Water Issues in an Era of Climate Change
Friday, December 18: Officers of Parliament
Saturday, December 19: Art Salons – Kim Beom