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April 2018

Verses Festival of Words – At the WISE April 22nd to April 26th

April 22 - April 26
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada

Join us for Verses Festival of Words For more information please check out http://www.versesfestival.ca https://www.facebook.com/VersesFestivalofWords/ https://versesearlybirdpass2018.brownpapertickets.com/

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Jangle & Shout: HullaVerses Remixer

April 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada

A literary afternoon delight! Music and words from many of the artists performing throughout the festival, including a selection of Hullabaloo performers featured from our youth events. Bear witness to festival highlights as we celebrate their creative minds in one shared space, where participating artists and organizers, established and up-and-coming, meet, mingle and make merry. This is an All Ages Event. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3382480 Featured performers include: Ronnie Dean Harris Moe Clark Emilee Nimetz Jillian Christmas Fernando Raguero Johnny MacRae Rabbit Richards…

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Verses Festival of Words presents Buffy Sainte-Marie and Special Guests

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada

Call resistance an act of love, name activism as belief in restoration, trust as resilience, music as medicine; there is alchemy in the work of Buffy Sainte-Marie. Utilizing a generous body of work spanning half a century, Buffy Sainte-Marie reminds us that the truest wealth we can accumulate is in community, story, connection and truth. Through word and song she moves us to look our own reflections in the eye and raise our voices to meet this mission. Bending her…

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Verses Festival of Words presents – Moe Clark – Masterclass: “Looping Landscapes”

April 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada

“Spoken word performance and looping pedal workshop exploring body and voice as landscape. Add new dimension to your spoken word poetry and written works. Combine your poetry with sounds, songs, and performance tools to create works that are stage-worthy and audience approved. Moe Clark will take you on a journey through her process of transforming a simple page poem into a full-spectrum spoken word performance poem with layers, loops, and creative vocal dimensions. Everyone is invited to bring a poem…

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Verses Festival of Words‎ – 2018 Van Slam Team Finals featuring Christopher Michael!

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada

2018 Van SlamTeam Finals is part of Verses Festival of Words again!#VSFestival18 Celebrate the 22nd annual Van Slam Finals Night with visiting feature Christopher Michael. Vancouver’s top nine slam poets of the season compete for a spot on this year’s team to represent Van Slam at major tournaments and festivals across North America. Poets gain points by ranking in the top four at Van Slam throughout the year to qualify for this playoff event. "Christopher Michael has been rocking Texas…

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Verses Festival of Words‎ – Vancouver Story Slam Invitational Verses 2018 Edition

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:45 pm
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada

A special invitational edition of the Vancouver Story Slam storytelling show just for Verses Festival of Words! Ten storytellers share original short stories in a competition for cash and prizes. 50 audience members will receive voting ballots to select the night's winning storytellers. Vancouver Story Slam is Canada's longest-running live monthly storytelling competition. New participants are always welcome; profits from the monthly show go to the VSS annual writing scholarship. Produced by Susan Cormier and hosted by Bryant Ross. This…

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Verses Festival of Words‎ – Mashed Poetics

April 25 @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada

We acknowledge this event is taking place on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. Mashed Poetics is a night of Spoken Word and Music mash up. Mashed Poetics has been a part of the Verses Festival of Words since its inception and we're happy to be a part of the 2018 edition. This year we are featuring Couldn't Stand the Weather by Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble. We have 8 poets writing new work based…

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The Fugitives – Vancouver Album Release Show

April 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada

Live at the WISE and Verses Festival of Words is proud to present The Fugitives album release Show for "The Promise of Strangers" . PLUS Introducing the Verses Festival of Words "Little Death Match" (a 17 syllable slam) with past Haiku Death Match champions Erin-Brooke Kirsh, Fernando Raguero, RC Weslowski and Andre Prefontaine. Doors: 8pm Ages: 19+ Price: $12 Advanced, $15 at the door. Tickets online: https://m.bpt.me/event/3381197 The Fugitives, established in 2007, have released four records, which have been nominated for multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards and a…

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An Evening with Delta Jackson Unplugged with Special Guests Fionn

April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada
$15.00 - $20.00

Doors at 8:00, show at 8:30. Canadian singer-songwriter Delta Jackson, originally from Vancouver, performs at The Wise Hall (with special guests) in support of her highly anticipated debut Double EP release distributed by AWAL on April 20th. She performs songs from this release in an intimate and unplugged setting. “Where pop and folk meet alternative country in a melodic way” The first EP was recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World studio in England produced by drummer Jeremy Stacey (Sheryl Crow,…

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May 2018

Impromptu Rock Choir

May 1 @ 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 18, 2018
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada

Impromptu Rock Choir is a very informal, fun #instantchoir.  The group post songs that they are singing next and sometimes songs that they have recorded! Impromptu Rock Choir members have great fun singing contemporary & classic rock, pop and indie songs each week in three different venues. The group meets Tuesdays at The Wise Hall in East Van, Wednesdays at St James Community Square in Kitsilano and selected Mondays at the Eagles Club in North Vancouver. The events run as…

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Rosie & The Riveters with The Yardbird Sweethearts

May 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada
$10.00 - $15.00

Rosie & the Riveters never planned to get political. But opening a newspaper or watching the news these days made it impossible to see the status of women around the world and stay silent. The result is Ms. Behave - a collection of gritty,sultry, vintage-inspired folk anthems that paint a portrait of a woman’s voice in a man’s world. The band wrote over 40 songs in a cabin in Northern Saskatchewan before travelling to Toronto to collaborate with heavy-hitting Canadian…

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Square Dance

May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada

Beginner friendly square dancing - all the moves taught and called by Paul Silveria, with live music. Doors at 8pm Opening set of music at 8:30 Square Dance starts at 9 All genders and orientations welcome! Come to watch or come to dance, bring a partner or find one there. $15 online, $20 at the door 19+ Wheelchair access through the back alley - please tell door security if you need assistance.

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Antonio Larosa at The Wise Hall

May 5 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada

Having spent the last year and a half touring and honing in his musical craft, Antonio Larosa presents a wonderful evening of music. Featuring a full band and brass section comprised of some of the finest musicians in Vancouver. The night includes music from Antonio's debut album "Steadfast", your favourite songs from the past, and Antonio's new unreleased original music. The Show kicks off with the wonderful vocal stylings of Rowen Porter. TICKETS $20 https://antoniolarosawise.brownpapertickets.com/ Fully Stocked Cash Bar! Doors…

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Rogue Folk Club | Hornby Blues With Rick Fines, Samantha Martin, Paul Pigat, and David Vest.

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada

Hornby Blues With Rick Fines, Samantha Martin, Paul Pigat, and David Vest. https://www.rickfines.ca/ http://samanthamartinmusic.com/ http://paulpigat.com/ http://davidvest.ca/ Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm Tickets available at roguefolk.bc.ca, Tapestry Music Vancouver, and Highlife Records. _________________________________________________________ The Hornby Island Blues Workshop takes place every spring. They invite a dozen or so of the finest Canadian blues and roots musicians around to share their knowledge and inspiration with some lucky students. We thought - why not catch some of these great players, singers and all-round entertainers, and get…

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Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada

http://www.screamingchicken.net

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New date: Polyrhythmics with Coco Jafro at The Wise Hall, May 12

May 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada

The Rickshaw and The Wise Hall present: Polyrhythmics at The Wise Hall & Lounge with guests Coco Jafro Date: May 12, 2018 Doors: 8:00 pm Ages: 19+ Price: $17.50 + s/c adv Tickets online: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1607029?utm_medium=bks Tickets in stores: Red Cat Records, Red Cat Records - Hastings,ZuluRecords Store, Highlife Records All previously purchased tickets will be honoured. Previous ticket-buyers will have until Friday, March 9th to refund their tickets at point of purchase. POLYRHYTHMICS Rich with bold brass and hypnotic percussion, Polyrhythmics' latest album, Caldera, showcases the…

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Venezuela in Vancouver: An evening of Latin Jazz and Afro Caribbean Music

May 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada
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Petunia & The Vipers LAST SHOW OF THE SEASON in the Hall!

May 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada
$10.00

The WISE is extremely proud to present Petunia & The Vipers every Monday in the Lounge all winter long! Join us every week for a rip-roaring good time with fine friends, great music, and a hearty selection of local craft beer. There's no better way to pass the time during the rainy season. Mondays are the new Fridays! Tell your friends! 10.00 Suggested Minimum Music from 8-11PM 19+ A man rooted in as much talent as mystery, Petunia is a…

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Great Shakin’ Fever II: A Tribute to Ray Condo

May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 11:59 pm
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada
$15.00 - $20.00

LIVE at The WISE is extremely honored to present Great Shakin' Fever II: A Tribute to The Legend Ray Condo. The East Van legend may be gone but he is far from forgotten. On Thursday, May 17th, 2018 come down to The Wise Hall & Lounge to celebrate the incredible and iconic music of the one and only Ray Condo. The roster of talent boasts Paul Pigat, Slim Sandy, Jimmy Roy, Stephen Nikleva, Steve Taylor, and Joseph Lubinsky-Mast (plus a few special mystery guests. Who could they…

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The Slow Dance Tour with Damian McGinty

May 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada

Join Irish singer, songwriter, and actor Damian McGinty in spring 2018 for The Slow Dance Tour, his biggest solo tour to date, showcasing music and behind-the-scenes insights from his upcoming EP of original songs. This tour will be fans’ first opportunity to hear these songs live! https://damianmcginty.ticketleap.com/slowdancevancouverca/

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FIESTA MEXICOLOMBIANA

May 26 @ 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada

Caravan World Rhythms and Las Estrellas de Vancouver present a super duper Fiesta!! Join us at the WISE Hall on May 26th for an exciting concert featuring three very distinct groups playing the music of Mexico and Colombia… Mariachi, Son Jarocho, Huasteco, Vallenato and Cumbia. Get ready to dance to these vibrant groups and later dance the night away to the tropical selections of DJ Marc Fournier. http://caravanbc.com/2018/03/fiesta-mexicolombiana/ Tickets Son del Monton – from Guanajuato, Mexico. Visiting on a cultural…

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June 2018

GLAM SLAM X

June 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada

The crowd will be roaring as muscled women and men in tights fly from the top rope, enthralled as burlesque beauties bump and grind, and shocked as the soap opera unfolds. GLAM SLAM takes the action and melodrama of classic professional wrestling, smashes it together with an East Van attitude and adds a sexy twist. https://glamslamx.brownpapertickets.com/

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Covenant Festival IV Denouement – Sangre de Muerdago + guests

June 26 @ 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada

After the dust has settled and the blood has dried, raise yourselves from the tomb one last time to truly close the Covenant Festival IV working together. Returning from the mysterious Galician forests, SANGRE DE MUERDAGO graces North America with their breathtaking heathen folk music. As a part of their worldwide Folklore da Medianoite Tour, it is our privilege to host this magickal evening. Complementing the procession will be a rare appearance by sinistral minstrels NIGHT PROFOUND and the enigmatic…

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September 2018

Ryley Walker With Guests

September 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The WISE Hall (upstairs), 1882 Adanac
Vancouver, BC Canada

Timbre Concerts Presents: On Sale Friday April 6th, 2018 at 10am! RYLEY WALKER With Guests Tuesday September 25th, 2018 @ THE WISE HALL   19+/No Minors Doors 8:00pm, Show 9:00pm Tickets $15.00 (plus appl. s/c) advance available online at www.ticketweb.ca Ticketweb link: https://www.ticketweb.ca/event/ryley-walker-the-wise-hall-tickets/8292135?pl=timbre Also available at Red Cat Main St, Red Cat Hastings St and Zulu From Chicago singer-songwriter and musician, on tour to support his latest release "Deafman Glance" (out May 18th). Ryley Walker Online: Website: http://ryleywalker.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ryleywalkerjams/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryleywalker Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ryleywalkerchi/ Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55I8CvHH1U4 Video (New Audio): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLCqziQsbz4

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