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UBC’s first-ever RAP KARAOKE, March 29

UBC’s first-ever RAP KARAOKE drops on Tuesday, March 29! Print out this flyer and bring it to The Pit for 2 for 1 admission.

If you want to do a rap, email to request the instrumental. Check out the Facebook event for more details. See you there!

Acoustic Cartography: Re-listening Vancouver

In conjunction with the UBC Department of Geography and SFU School of Communication, Western Front New Music presents an afternoon of audio works created by geography and communications students, generated from field recordings made throughout the Lower Mainland.

A panel discussion with UBC professor Gerry Pratt and others will contextualize the works from the respective disciplines of acoustic ecology and urban geography.

April 10 at the Western Front, Admission is free!
Performances – 2-3:30 pm, Panel – 3:30 – 5 pm

The Arts Report – Mar. 23rd 2011

Evelyn Strange

Evelyn Strange is a theatre production that combines the mystique of film noir with the extravagance of Wagnerian Opera. It’s a dark comedy that has elements of Mad Men and also hearkens back to Hitchcock films. On the show today we have the director, Becky Shrimpton.

Playing at the Havana Theatre from Mar. 23rd – Apr. 3rd, tickets $15/$18 are available at the door or here.

Impulse Improv Festival

And right on UBC campus we have IMPULSE, a five-day improv festival that gathers over 60+ performers from campuses all around Canada to UBC. With lots of local and national hilarity, you can join the performers themselves and learn how to improv through the workshops that are also available.

From Mar. 23rd – Mar. 26th at the Vanier Ballroom and Scarf 100 Auditorium, the first night is free, otherwise it’s $5 at the door and the festival passes are $8 at the door.

Jesus Hopped the “A” Train

Jesus Hopped the “A” Train is a theatre show that depicts two prisoners subjected to solitary confinement at Riker’s Island for 23 hours a day. There is Lucius Jenkins awaiting his capital punishment and Angel Cruz who is accused of murder that he doesn’t believe was a crime. Robert Olguin (who plays Angel) talks about his steller review in the Georgia Straight that compares him to Al Pacino!

Running from now until Apr. 2nd at Pacific Theatre, tickets and more info can be found here!

The show will also include:

… a multimedia project, The Last 15 Seconds, that enacts a fictional conversation during the series of co-ordinated attacks in Anman, Jordan between Syrian-American filmmaker Mustapha Akkad and a suicide bomber. This is playing at Firehall Arts Centre from Mar. 23rd – Apr. 2nd so click here for more info!

…. Health Nutz, a six-episode tv series about a professional hockey player inheriting a Juice Bar will appear on APTN HD on March 22. We have producers, Jason Friesen & Dasha Novak, talking about the show!

… George Orwell’s 1984 is reenacted for the stage as a co-production between The Virtual Stage and Studio 58 at the Cultch. The story about a dystopian world with an over-oppressive government, The Big Brother, is being adapted by Andy Thompson and we have him chatting about how the advent of television allowed him imagine his production. Get your tickets here!

…Plus, musical robots! Yes, Prof. Andrew Schloss of the University of Victoria will be in town as part of the The Sonic Boom Festival of New Music coming March 24-27 to Western Front. He’ll tell us what these robots will look like and how he’ll be able to play instruments scattered all over the auditorium.

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This FRIDAY, MAR 25th CiTR is a proud sponsor of AKRON/FAMILY at the BILTMORE. Experimental folk rock and psychedelia galore!

Opening up is New Jersey’s

Doors at 8PM.
Tickets $15 in advance from Red Cat, Zulu, and Ticketmaster.

CiTR Presents: A Night at the Waldorf! Wednesday, March 23rd

Hey everybody!

We have some very special news, Wednesday March 23rd will be the first time we have our spectacular new monthly event at the Waldorf Hotel! Make sure you come out and enjoy.




w/CiTR DJ Luke Meat and Pop Drones

Doors are at 930 and we will keep the party going until 1am! Entrance for CiTR and CJSF members is only $3 and it is only $5 for everyone else.

RSVP on the facebook event page so yea don’t forget about it and for any further details.

see you there!

SAVE THE WHALES! A benefit concert for Said The Whale and MusiCounts, March 24

Said The Whale’s trailer was broken into while on tour in Sacramento, CA. Thousands of dollars worth of gear and clothing were stolen, including Tyler and Ben’s guitars, Spencer’s cymbals and two glockenspiels.

This show will raise funds for Said the Whale and a portion of proceeds will also be donated to MusiCounts, a Said The Whale-approved charity that supports music programs in schools all across Canada.

Here’s the lineup:
When Spencer Schoening isn’t touring around the world with Said The Whale, he plays in an intriguing psychedelic band. Aubrey Ellefson, Joel Reid and Simon Marmorek will be performing as a trio.
Longtime friends and collaborators Ben Rowley and Theo Milloy are joined by Jun Choi, Derek Rohde and Sam Romero to produce unquestionably Canadian indie rock.
Mind of a Child is the result of the childish minds of four North Vancouver musicians – singer/guitarist Oliver Browne, bassist Brendan Steele, drummer Max Ley and keyboardist Kevin Holman.

Admission by donation, minimum $10 at the door, 19+ with ID, doors 8pm, Facebook event
The Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac

DiSCLOVER St. Paddy’s Day Party TONIGHT at the Biltmore!

Join us for green beer and hip-hop, a killer combination if there ever was one.


DJ Brad Winter

Jubes (Jules Andre Brown)

Rico Uno (Blastramp Thursdays, Glory Days, Sunday Reggae at Republik, Happy Ending Fridays at Fortune)

Girlfight (Andy Dixon and Michael Lapointe, of Gold Standard and formerly of House Party)

$5 before 10pm, $7 after 10pm.

Facebook event here.

The Arts Report – March 16th 2011

Drop In/Drop Out: Video Arts Expo

An exhibition of projector art, this Video Arts Expo invites artists to BYOB or ‘bring your own beamer’ (beamer as in video projector). With 40+ projections from Vancouver artists, this gallery of light, colour and movement is an enlightening experience on the emergent video arts. We’ll have on the show the curator of the exhibition, Mairin Cooley, talk about the transformation of media arts.

Drop In/Drop Out: Video Arts Expo will be happening on Mar. 18th at W2 Storyeum starting at 5PM. Tickets are only $5 at the door.

Pilgrimage with the Leprechauns

As St. Patrick’s Day looms around the corner, we all begin looking for and dressing like leprechauns. But on today’s show, Tanis Helliwell, a leprechaun linguist and spiritual teacher, will discuss her first experience with the elusive spirits she calls ‘Elementals’. Her new sequel, “Pilgrimage with the Leprechauns”, will showcase her mystical group tour in Ireland where leprechauns plays tricks on everyone.

Spend an evening with the author, an irish musician, Denise Hagen, and Lloyd the Leprechaun on Mar 17th from 7:30 – 9:30! Get more info and tickets here.

Wild Honey

On the campus, we have the production of Wild Honey, an adaptation of a play by the Russian playwright, Anton Chekhov. The director, Brian Cochrane joins our show to talk about the interesting backstory to the manuscript of the play and what Wild Honey is all about.

The production will be on from Mar. 16th – Mar. 26th at the Frederick Wood Theatre at UBC. For more information and tickets, click here!

The show will also include:

… a feature on the Vancouver International Dance Festival. Kokoro Dance is a fusion of Eastern and Western dance traditions and in “Essence, Music of Amber, I Sing – The Body” they explore the boundaries between body and soul–a collaboration with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. It’s already sold out on Mar. 19th, so get your tickets for the dance on Mar. 18th!

…festival director, Benton Roark talking about The Sonic Boom Festival. An annual festival about experimental contemporary music in its 11th year, the festival not only has shows but also lectures, free master classes, artists-in-residences and exhibition. This year, the renowned composer, R. Murrey Schafer, will be the composer-in-residence. The festival will be happening from Mar. 24th – 27th at the Western Front!

…artistic director, Dr. Charles Barber of City Opera Vancouver is taking on a $250 000 project to construct a new chamber opera about an US marine in Iraq War and how this significant donation stands out from the current cuts to arts funding in BC.

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UBC LipDub, March 26

On Saturday March 26, 2011, over one thousand university students, high-school students, and community members are coming together to rock out and show off their special skills — all while lip-synching the words to Pink’s “Raise Your Glass” and Marianas Trench’s* “Celebrity Status” (*possible guest appearance).

This event is called UBC LipDub. Filmed on the Vancouver UBC Campus on from 12:00pm – 7:00pm.

What is a LipDub?
LipDub is a style of YouTube video with a tendency of going viral.
A huge group of students and community members rockin’ out to an awesome song for a day.
This will all be filmed in a single shot.

Why has UBC decided to do a LipDub?
Bring together students to interact with peers they likely never would have met.
Promote UBC globally, while strengthening the bond with our community locally.
Raise some serious coin for charity by collecting pledges from companies and organizations.

The LipDub will be filmed on March 26 from 12pm-7pm, but if you would like to participate SIGN UP HERE.

For more information about UBC LipDub, check out the website.


This THURSDAY, MARCH 17th, CiTR is a proud sponsor of DESTROYER at the COMMODORE BALLROOM.

On tour with his latest album Kaputt, the Vancouver native will be playing alongside guests THE WAR ON DRUGS and BLACKOUT BEACH.

Doors at 8PM.
Tickets $20 in advance from Red Cat, Zulu or Ticketmaster.
Brought to you by SWAK.