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Don’t Stop Now- Bands Who Raise Money For Japanese Animals

Invite people, this is public, raise money for dogs. May 2nd, say goodbye to friends who are leaving (myself included), meet new people, fight the future. All Money Goes To IFAW, Raising Money for Animals in Crisis Throughout the World.

Ben Lai will be the Master of Ceremonies, wearing a suite, with DJs ANOIZE, Duncan’s Donuts and Cool World.

Bands include:

Rick White’s Hair (feat. Members of Apollo Ghosts, Fine Mist, Sebadoh, Crucial Taunt, Aids Patience and The Dr. Philharmonic)l, Fine Mist, Role Mach, Markus Naslund, Sciences, Soft Focus and Rec Centre.

24 Hours of Live From Thunderbird Radio Hell

well, we did it once back in 2009, so we’re crazy enough to do it again! join us Thursday April 28 starting @ 6PM straight through until Friday April 29 @ 6PM for what will be an incredible marathon of music! Live From Thunderbird Radio Hell (Thursdays 9-11PM) hatched this scheme to expose as many people as possible to the great local talent that exists in our city and the results will be pure magic, my friends! listen live at 101.9FM or on-line for all the excitement. why not come by in person and watch from the sidelines? if you’re in the UBC area, feel free to cheer on your favourite bands! here’s who will be playing (in order of appearance):

NO Band
Boogie Monster
Hallow Moon
Aunts & Uncles
Role Mach
Shearing Pinx
Inherent Vices
Evan Symons
Star Tropics
Matthew Klassen
Lazy Bear
Bleating Hearts
Moonshine Express
Slight Birching
Bertha Cool
Laura Barrett
Poolhall Gospel
We Hunt Buffalo
Half Chinese
Hospital Blonde
National Shield
Rick White’s Hair

tune in and support your local music scene!

Thank you to Tom Lee Music for sponsoring our backline!

The Arts Report! – Apr. 27th 2011

Podcast now available!

The Lawyer Show

An exciting synthesis between law and acting, The Lawyer Show is a fundraiser for Carousel Theatre for Young People and Touchstone Theatre. Lawyers display their theatrical talents on stage as well as raise money for local theatres. This performance will be ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’, a hilarious comedy set in ancient Rome where a slave, Pseudolus tries for freedom by helping his young master romantically win over the girl next door.

Showing from May 4th- May 7th at The Waterfront Theatre. Get more info here!

Year of Broken Glass
Another literature imbued week, we have a “Year of Broken Glass” about Francis “Ferris” Wichbaun’s journey across the Pacific Ocean to deliver a legendary glass fishing float to a mysterious collector as he faces conflict between two families of his wife and son and his girlfriend and daughter. Ancient legends and a romantic affair intermingle in this poignant tale.

A Spring Book Launch featuring readings from “A Year of Broken Glass” by Joe Denham, “Embouchure” by Kevin McNeilly, “Beautiful Mutants” by Adam Pottle and “And See What Happens: The Journey Poems” by Ursula Vaira at People’s Co-op Bookstore on April 28th on 7-9PM.

Burn and Dodge

A “Broken Telephone” game across the continent links together composers and dancers in Vancouver, Winnipeg and New York City to create their own interpretations of photos and music excerpts sent through the web. The result is a project that exhibits a myriad of dances and music that derived from a similar source.

See the project one night only(!) on May 5th at 7PM and pick up tickets here!

A Description of the Blazing World

‘A Description of the Blazing World’ by Michael Murphy is an integration of two narratives between Morgan Wells and a prophetic teenage boy. Morgan Wells, as an escape from the sadness from his separation from his wife, goes on an exploration of other Morgan Wells in Toronto as he tries to find the true recipient of letter from Paris that is addressed to a Morgan Wells. The teenage boy on the other hand finds a book, Margaret Cavendish’s ‘The Blazing World’, during a power outage in Toronto and sees it as an omen to the end of the world. Their unusual lives intertwine and create a story where two people try to find some sort of revelation in their city.

The novel was released on April 1st by Broadview Press and available here!

A Wake

After the sudden death of their infamous director, members of a formerly renowned theatre
company come together for his wake. His grieving widow welcomes the thespians to their country
house, but the mystery behind their strained relationships is revealed when old rivalries and
jealousies erupt, exposing a myriad of secrets and lies.

This new film opens on Friday, April 29, at the Fifth Avenue Cinemas in Vancouver. More info on Facebook.

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Straight outta Philly, the psychedelic folk outfit are touring to support their latest release “Smoke Ring For My Halo”.

Doors @ 8PM, Show @ 9:30PM.
Tickets $10 in advance from Red Cat, Scratch, Zulu, Highlife, Dandelion and Ditch (Victoria) Records.


The Arts Report — April 20, 2011

PODCAST NOW AVAILABLE: Click here to listen now!.

On today’s show…

Runners up in last year’s Peak Performance Project and now winners of Best New Group of the Year at the 2011 Junos, Tyler from Said the Whale talks to Adam from their tour bus somewhere in Alberta about their journeys around North American and admits to listening to Ke$ha.

Said the Whale and Tokyo Police Club are coming to the Commodore on Saturday, April 23. Get more info here.


A play that explores identity through clothing, Dress me up in your live has the cast in various states of undress to expose the stories behind the clothes. Theatre Replacement is bringing this play/art installation/fashion show to the Cultch and co-director Anita Rochon is on today’s show to give the details.

Dress Me Up In Your Love is at the Cultch from April 19-23 for $15, and you can get tickets here.


With sketches like “Bear Lift” and “Instances of Confusing Mime”, Vancouver comedy group Pump Trolley will be pumping mirth into the China Cloud Theatre. Their team of 8 writers/comedians will explore topics like the rise in genie-crime in the 1920’s as well as arctic seals (obviously). Nik and Ember are on today’s show to tell us how far they’ve come since the group’s founding in 2009.

Citizen Sketch is coming the China Cloud Theatre (524 Main St) on April 26. Tickets at the door, $5, and the show starts at 9pm. Check out

Putting local artists together with intimate small venues, PuddleCity Arts aims to develop a better creative scene in Vancouver. Founders Nathan and Marc are on today’s show and they’re always looking for more artists to promote so get in touch with them:

For more info, and to see their huge calendar of events, check out

This sensational comedy has toured all over, been turned into a feature film and rumour has it will be a musical on Broadway. But now it’s here in Vancouver: Mambo Italiano, a coming out story set amongst a traditional Italian immigrant family in Montreal. Joe Gallaccio plays the lead, Angelo, and he’ll tell us how the show has evolved since it first came out (no pun intended) in Montreal just after 9/11.

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Edge of Landscape
An investigation of Vancouver’s relationship to landscape.
Curated by Britt Galpen
April 9 – May 8, open weekends 10 am to 4pm

In the Near Future by American artist Sharon Hayes
An examination of the public protest through the use of slogans on placards and how they build a shared collective expression.

Beyond Guilt: The Trilogy by Israeli artists Ruti Sela and Maayan Amir
“…daring and mischievous blend of sex and politics and its jumbling of subject and author.”
April 8 – June 5, open Wednesday to Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

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Arts Report – Podcast error!

A ten minute section of the latest Arts Report podcast got recorded over somehow, with most of the Shane Koyczan interview being lost…

Luckily, the Arts Report is now on YouTube! You can get that interview and others from our channel:

Here’s the full interview with spoken word artist Shane Koyczan!

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6th Annual Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, May 5-8

Come celebrate of the one of the world’s brightest & most eclectic burlesque communities!

Rickshaw Theatre, May 5th & 6th
Vogue Theatre, May 7th

With fabulous special guests:
ROXI DLITE (Windsor, Ontario) – Miss Exotic World 2011: Reigning Queen of Burlesque as crowned by the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas!
SCOTTY THE BLUE BUNNY (San Francisco, CA) – International Cabaret Sensation and award winning burlesque host!
JUDITH STEIN (Nelson, BC) – Original burlesque legend & mistress of the stage!

For festival information and a full schedule, visit the festival website. Be sure to tune in to CiTR’s CabaRadio with Teddy Smooth and E-Rock for full festival coverage!

The Great Turning: An Un-Conference to Be the Change, April 30

Join hundreds of change agents and 40 community leaders to explore how we can create a sustainable future through action, innovation, and consciousness at The Great Turning: An Un-Conference to Be The Change. Engage with leaders from Greenpeace, Transition Town, Oxfam and many more for a day of inspiring broad vision talks and circle dialogues on all the ways we can build community resilience. There are many pieces to the puzzle of our emerging future, and your role is pivotal.

Be part of the dialogue on Saturday, April 30th, at the Maritime Labour Centre in Vancouver. For more details and to register, go to

Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Vancouver Chinese Garden Celebrates 25th Anniversary

2011 marks the Garden’s 25th anniversary since opening in 1986.

The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden is very pleased to have be able to connect cultures and communities for the past 25 years, and continue being an arts and cultural hub in the neighbourhood and the city. Watch for complimentary specials on the 25th day of every month. There are also blockbuster exhibits, community events, academic conferences and music and theatre productions lined up, plus contests and giveaways!

Show your Friends of CiTR Card or simply mention CiTR to receive $2 off regular admission. CiTR 101.9 FM is proud to be a year-long partner as the Garden celebrates its 25th anniversary.

Fresh Media Remixology #5: Digital Democracy, April 27

Media innovation plays an essential role in ensuring that the revolution unfolding in communication continues. More than ever before, there is opportunity to take an active role in shaping government and policy in this country. This months event will bring together media innovators, social change organizations and concerned citizens, to talk about social media and citizen engagement. The event will be an interactive dialogue on how we can use social media tools to engage citizens to vote in the upcoming elections, and more broadly in engaging Canadians in important local and global issues.

Jamie Biggar, Co-Founder, Leadnow
Emily Jubenvill, Get Your Vote On
Kevin Millsip, Co-founder and former ED, Check Your Head, Director and Co-founder, Next Up
Ajay Masala Puri, Co-Founder, Co-Lead at Coop Culture
Steve Anderson, National Coordinator,
Tara Mahoney & Fiona Rayher, Co-founders, Gen Why Media

Remixology after party hosted by Gen Why and Get Your Vote On. Come to the Waldorf to celebrate the death of apathy and the age of engagement with musical performances, spoken word, drink specials and dance party good times. Prove you voted (with a photo of yourself) in April 22nd, 23rd, or 25th Advance Polls and get in half price!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Doors 6pm | Talk 7pm
The Waldorf (1489 East Hastings Street, Vancouver)
$5 tickets in advance and $10 at the door
This will sell out — the Remixology series always sells out!

Find this event on Facebook.