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The art and politics of the world's most imaginative circus troupe

Cirque du Soleil presentation of OVO. Photo by  Ed Schipul
Cirque du Soleil presentation of OVO. Photo by Ed Schipul

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Firdaus Kharas: Animating public service and social justice

Firdaus Kharas' The Three Amigos was a series of 20 short PSAs that stressed the value of condoms in the battle against AIDS.

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Music Review: Carole Pope returns with new album

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Grande dame of the Canadian art rock scene Carole Pope returns with a new album.

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The loss of public values at CBC begins with management

Photo: Paul Gorbould/flickr

Amanda Lang had her Leslie Roberts moment this week, as Roberts had his Peter Mansbridge moment a week before. Lang is CBC's "senior business correspondent" (titles matter to these people, Lang lovingly repeats hers). She was found taking money for speeches from banks she reports on.

MAWO's year-end film & cultural night!

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 7:00pm


Joe's Cafe (In large North Hall)
1150 Commercial Dr. @ William St
Vancouver, BC
49° 16' 26.2632" N, 123° 4' 10.308" W

Mobilization Against War & Occupation (MAWO) invites you to: 

SATURDAY December 13
Joe's Cafe (In large North Hall)
1150 Commercial Dr. @ William St
Vancouver, BC 

Films!  Live Music!  Poetry!

Wrap up 2014 with an evening of documentary films, rhythms and rhymes against war and occupation! Join Mobilization Against War & Occupation (MAWO) as we come together and reflect on the last year of organizing as the leading antiwar, anti-occupation coalition in Canada.

Dwellings Talk Series: Urban design

Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 2:30pm


ArtStarts Gallery
808 Richards Street
Vancouver, BC
49° 16' 48.0324" N, 123° 7' 4.6488" W

Each month, the Dwellings Talk Series invites you to join a conversation about the idea of "dwellings" from three distinct perspectives: urban ecology, housing matters and urban design. Engage in this knowledge exchange with the rest of our community and join the conversation after the talk.

WHERE: ArtStarts Gallery, 808 Richards Street
WHEN: The 2nd Saturday of every month, 2:30pm-3:30pm
WHO: Everyone! Admission is free!

StART Festival

Thursday, January 29, 2015 (All day) - Sunday, February 1, 2015 (All day)


Bus Stop Theatre
2203 Gottingen St.
Halifax, NS
44° 39' 11.7108" N, 63° 35' 5.8632" W

The StART Festival showcases brief original pieces by student artists working in a variety of disciplines. It runs Jan. 29-Feb. 1 and lives at the Bus Stop Theatre.

Submit your entry by Dec. 16 here.

Get more info here

Toronto book launch for Trish Salah's 'Lyric Sexology Volume 1'

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 4:00am


District Oven
842 College Street
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 15.5232" N, 79° 25' 23.3328" W

Join Another Story Bookshop and Roof Books to celebrate the launch of Lyric Sexology, Vol. 1

A book reading and signing with Trish Salah and special guests performance artist Coco Riot and poet Nayrouz Abu Hatoum

Sunday, December 7th @ 4pm, 
District Oven - 842 College St
Wheelchair accessible
Free - all welcome
416-462-1104 A decade of subversion

Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 7:30pm


900 Rue Ontario Est
Montreal, QC
45° 31' 8.3712" N, 73° 33' 48.9852" W


Projections insurgées présente:; une décennie de subversion
Lancement du DVD

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