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Friday April 22nd - EVAC Japan Relief Film Series
Please join us for a second film night to raise funds for the survivors of the earthquake/tsunami and nuclear refugees of Fukushima. This time we are screening Hayao Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke (1997), an animated epic that depicts the fierce struggle between humans and spirits of the forest as well as internal contradictions within both sides. The film also asks the philosophical question of what it means to live in the midst of antagonism between human civilization and the natural world and suggests the way in which it can end. All donations collected at this event will go to Japan Family Farmers Movement (NOUMINREN).

Saturday April 23rd - Habermas Hole
10am - noon - Join EVAC artists and community members for a coffee and chat in our makeshift cafe as we take over the street and reclaim public space!

Saturday April 23rd - Drawing Jam
1-4pm PWYC drawing session, artists on site to give tips!

Sunday April 24th - EVAC Meeting - 6pm
EVAC members and interested participants meet to discuss events and operations. Location EVAC Lounge Room. Gallery is hosting FNB.

Sunday April 24th - Food Not Bombs - 6pm
Delicious, Free, Community Meal (vegan friendly)

Wednesday April 27th - Live Music on the Old East Studios Stage - 8:30pm
Jeff Andrew and Jess Hill wsg Jae Holdsworth
$5-10 Pay What You Can, All Ages

Thursday April 28th - Live Music on the Old East Studios Stage - 8pm
Layah Jane and Lindsey Burns
$5-10 Pay What You Can, All Ages

Friday April 29th - Live Music in the Gallery - 8:30pm
Ivan Klipstein (Auroratones) & Henry the Folklorist
$5-10 Pay What You Can, All Ages

Saturday April 30th - Habermas Hole
10am - noon - Join EVAC artists and community members for a coffee and chat in our makeshift cafe as we take over the street and reclaim public space!

Saturday April 30th - Art Workshop - 1- 4pm
Button Making! $5 for 3 buttons you can design and take home! All Ages!

Sunday May 1st - EVAC Meeting - 6pm
EVAC members and interested participants meet to discuss events and operations.

Wednesday May 4th - Improv Workshop - 7-9pm
We've recruited experienced improviser Lisa Amerongen, who has recently moved to London from Edmonton. Lisa has been improvising for over a decade, competing in the Canadian Improv Games and professionally at Edmonton's Rapid Fire Theatre. Come join in on the fun! All ages welcome, no past improv experience required. Donations appreciated.

Thursday May 5th - Film & Lit Group
Screening and discussion of "Finally Got The News" 7pm
A film about the Detroit workers revolution in the 1970's

Saturday May 7th - Habermas Hole
10am - noon - Join EVAC artists and community members for a coffee and chat in our makeshift cafe as we take over the street and reclaim public space!

Thursday May 12th - Film & Lit Group
Screening and discussion of "Robin Hood" 7pm

‘Nuisance’ Wildlife - A Photographic Exhibit Sponsored by www.peacefulparks.org - Reception Friday May 13th 7-9pm

Friday May 13th - Live Music in the Gallery - 8:30pm
Alicia Hansen & Lonnie in the Garden
$5-10 Pay What You Can, All Ages

Saturday May 14 - Habermas Hole
10am - noon - Join EVAC artists and community members for a coffee and chat in our makeshift cafe as we take over the street and reclaim public space!

Saturday May 14 - Art Workshop - 1- 4pm
Zine Making & Button Making! $5 for 3 buttons you can design and take home (Pay What You Can)! All Ages!

Saturday May 14th - Car Culture Discussion with Authors Yves Engler and Bianca Mugyenyi - A talk about the topics covered in their book "Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay"

Sunday May 15th - EVAC Meeting - 6pm
EVAC members and interested participants meet to discuss events and operations.

Thursday May 19th - Film & Lit Group
Screening and discussion of "Strike" - 7pm

Saturday May 21 - Habermas Hole
10am - noon - Join EVAC artists and community members for a coffee and chat in our makeshift cafe as we take over the street and reclaim public space!

Saturday May 21 - Art Workshop - 1- 4pm
Drawing Jam with the New School of Colour
All Ages!

Sunday May 22nd - Live Music in the Old East Studios Stage - 8:30pm
Banjo Corsorsium & opener tba
$5-10 Pay What You Can, All Ages

Thursday May 26th - Film & Lit Group
Screening and discussion of "The Take" - 7pm

Saturday May 28th - Bike Kitchen - 1-5pm
Bicycle repair skill sharing, tool sharing, part swap and tune-ups!

Saturday May 28th - London Bicycle Festival Art Show Reception -
6:30-9:30pm

Live entertainment, strange and unusual bikes, bike furniture, bike art, bike songs. The cycling enthuist and casual biker will enjoy this night immensly.

Sunday May 29th - Food Not Bombs - 6pm
Delicious, Free, Community Meal (vegan friendly)

Sunday June 5th - Live Music in the Gallery -8:30pm
Nick Faye, Jerry Stamp, The Bravest Ghost ,
All Ages $5-10 Pay What You Can

Wednesday June 8th - Bike Festival Film Screening of Le Cyc - 7pm
A graphic novel bike rock opera telling the story of a bicycle dystopia
All Ages $5-10 Pay What You Can ($8 for both Wednesday shows)

Wednesday June 8th - Live Music in the Old East Studios Stage -8:30pm
Zachary Lucky & Fisticuffs
All Ages $5-10 Pay What You Can ($8 for both Wednesday shows)

Friday June 17th - LADYFEST LONDON 2011! -7-11pm
Live Music, Art, Vendors & Performances
All Ages $5-10 Pay What You Can (all proceeds go to Women's Organizations: Hope's Garden & SACL)

Sunday June 26th - Food Not Bombs - 6pm
Delicious, Free, Community Meal (vegan friendly)

Wednesday July 6th - Live Music in the Old East Studios Stage- 8:30pm
Geoff Berner & Carolyn Mark
All Ages $5-10 Pay What You Can

Friday, July 1st - 8:30pm - $5-10 pay what you can - all ages
A Lyrical Revolution - Hip Hop & Beats

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=246432858706310
Artists from Southern Ontario are coming together to bring you an unforgettable lyrical revolutionary experience! Four acts will hit the stage with DJ T Gray keeping the beats consistent. - https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116918398395348

Test Their Logik: Revolutionary Hip Hop Artist Duo - Testament & Illogik (Toronto) No Big Deal: Hip Hop Trio - Rome Hill, C-Dox, Kode Red (Fort Eri)
Abrubt: Spoken Word/Hip Hop Artist (London)
Kahsenniyo: Spoken Word Artist (Brantford-Six Nation)
DJ T Gray: Beat Master (Sarnia) http://www.testtheirlogik.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/No-Big-Deal/177097932335758 http://www.myspace.com/569557398 http://www.myspace.com/thetruthinrevolution

**This will be the last Test Their Logik performance in London for 2011**

Saturday July 2nd - Habermas Hole and Drawing Jam
Free coffee, crayons and conversation!

Wednesday July 8th - 8:30pm - $5-10 pay what you can - all ages
Geoff Berner & Caroline Mark

https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154580524614749

Vancouver based klesmer punk rock performer Geoff Berner and the talented beauty Carolyn Mark will be gracing the Old East Studio Stage.

Geoff Berner sings about injustice, olympics, cops, wealth, poverty, luck, love and whiskey. He's quite a performer whose songs are guaranteed to make you think, laugh, lament and tap your toes. http://geoffberner.com/

An evening spent with Geoff Berner’s music is, in the words of the good Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, “a wild combination of menace, madness, and genius… fragmented coherence that wreaks havoc on the mind of any listener.” – Vue Weekly, Edmonton

“Cherish him, cherish him, for there really is no one like him. Fantastic.” — Billy Bragg

Carolyn has more of a alt country rock twang to her performance. Her voice is phenomenal. http://www.carolynmark.com/

"Some things are just meant to be. Birds are born to fly, politicians were born to lie, big fat guys with giant beards were born to ride their machines without getting hassled by the man, and Carolyn Mark was born to make music." - Mint Records

"Carolyn Mark is a headstrong singer with wanderlust and critical-thinking skills that she exercises in songs that never settle for easy answers." - Dave Heaton, PopMatters

"Really there’s no roots-country chanteuse as engaging as Mark, whose well-intentioned banter is capable of making even the sourest puss at a show crack a smile." - Exclaim

Saturday July 16th
Old East Village Street Party - All Ages - Music, Food, Fun!

In the street on Lorne Ave and Dundas Street Sidewalks & Alleyways
Stay tuned for details on this fun community event!

CALL-OUT: I <3 E.O.A. - We love our community and we want to show off works celebrating our 'hood. Photos, paintings, poetry and more depicting the Old East Village past and present, plus works by artists living East of Adelaide. Show happening mid September during the Share the Love Art Crawl.

Friday, July 22 @ 6:30pm - All Ages
City Art Centre Summer Show Opening Reception

With live music, poetry and more @ 8pm.
Art show is on display until August 12th, 2011


Saturday July 23rd & 30th - Habermas Hole and Drawing Jam
Free coffee, crayons and conversation!
10:30am - noonish - Morning Cafe, taking over the street (weather permitting)
1-4pm - Drawing Jam - Come make art with other local art enthusiasts.
Materials provided, free!

Saturday, July 30 @ 8:30pm - All Ages
Monster Fever, Lazu Lie, Mirimichi & Trenchfoot!

They're baaack. The monsters are once again
roaming the studio, hungry as always and
spitting rhymes (and occasionally blood) at us humans. They're demanding our respect, yo! http://www.monsterfever.net/

From Hamilton, joining Monster Fever will be electronic band Mirimichi http://www.myspace.com/miramichimusic

solo artist Trenchfoot http://www.facebook.com/pages/TrenchFoot/17265633945​7508?ref=ts

and the 5-piece groovy indie rock group: Lazu Lie http://www.myspace.com/laz​ulieband

The show will happen on the Old East Studios stage.
Cover is $5-10 PWYC. All Ages show. Doors at 8:30, show at 9pm.

Sunday July 31st @ 6pm - Food Not Bombs
All Ages - Everyone Welcome
Free Community Meal from Food Not Bombs
Delicious vegetarian meal with the neighbours. Eat and chat!

Friday, August 5th @ 9pm - All Ages $5-10 Pay What You Can
Ralf Wiggum & Wonderjunk
Live Music Show
ROCK AND ROLL AT EVAC $5-10 Pay What You Can
Ralf Wiggum is: Philippe Melillo: vocals, guitar, lyrics, music
Jonathan Charette (Lac Estion, Le Roi Poisson): drums, piano
Pierre-Alexandre Poirier Guay (Lac Estion, Le Roi Poisson): guitar
Simon Gosselin: bass

Driven by Philippe Melillo’s tortured mind, Ralf Wiggum shares some resemblance with bands from the post-rock grunge era such as Sonic Youth and The Pixies. Through pop and catchy melodies, the band also shows its love for dissonance, straightforward rhythms and epic moments. Yes, Ralf Wiggum is the name of the band.

And despite The Simpsons' big influence on the artists’ education and a small resemblance between the singer and the naïve little guy, there is no real connection between the two. By choosing to let people give what they want when purchasing an album, Ralf Wiggum shows that fans and the broadcast of its music are what matters the most. http://www.ralfwiggum.com/​bio_ang.php

Opening up the night is the incredible local band WONDERJUNK
Glam-Grunge
Members
Miss Annie Thing - Lead Vocals,
Guitar Jordie Bogart - Vocals, Lead Guitar
Raymond P. Tremblay Esq. - Vocals, Bass
J.C. Superstar - Vocals, Drums

Imagine if Hole, L7, 4 Non Blondes and Veruca Salt all donated their ova to David Crosby for fertilization. Add some new life to the grunge killers of the 90's and you've got WonderJunk! There is always a story behind everything. Why not write your own? WonderJunk does exactly that with every song. Lead vocalist Miss Thing takes the listener on a journey through the very centre of their soul with fearless, intense lyrics and a voice to match. With the help of Jordie Bogart's intense shredding on lead guitar, and the pounding rhythm's produced by drummer J.C., and bassist R.P. Tremblay Esq.; WonderJunk will command your attention, keep all the while, and leave you wondering WTF just happened to me?! http://www.wonderjunkmusic.com/

Come on out and have some fun with us!

Friday, August 19th, 2011
Christopher Miguel Rich - Acrylic on Photographs
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=197798590280265
- runs until September 9th

CALL-OUT: I <3 E.O.A. - We love our community and we want to show off works celebrating our 'hood. Photos, paintings, poetry and more depicting the Old East Village past and present, plus works by artists living East of Adelaide. Show happening mid September during the Share the Love Art Crawl.

I <3 E.O.A. Art & Music Show will be happening near the end of the month. If you have art related to the east village or if you reside/work/play in this neighbourhood, submit your art to us asap! We are looking for paintings, photos, sculptures, songs, poems, anything and everything that captures the EOA spirit. Drop art off thursdays or saturday afternoons or e-mail eastvillagearts@gmail.com to submit your ideas.

Regular fall schedule:

Monday and Tuesday Evenings 6-11pm - Safe Space
(Women's drop-in) Looking for volunteer experience?
Contact safespacelondon@gmail.com or check out Safe Space on Facebook

Wednesday Nights - Forest City Solidarity Network - Landlord withholding your rent? Employer pinching your pay cheque? The FCSN will assist you in standing up to these bullies who think they can steal what's yours. Want to get involved? E-mail forestcitysolidarity@gmail.com

Also, stay tuned for our upcoming free school workshops on Wednesdays, feat. films, book club and workshops to share our skills and knowledge! Got ideas, tell us!

Thursdays - Gallery Open 2-6pm

Saturdays - Drawing Jam 1-4pm
Come make some art! free materials!

Sundays - EVAC Meeting 6pm


EVAC's Halloween Bash
w Monster Fever, Robots!Everywhere!, Tyson & Gameboy! FRIDAY OCT 28th, Doors 7:30pm Music - 8pm - 10:30 + Afterparty $5 - 10 Pay What You Can
You are invited to join the party! Monster Night Out!
Creep on down to EVAC for a Halloween Hootenanny with musical guests Tyson & His Gamboy, Robots!Everywhere! and...you know, the beloved yet voracious monsters are back in town. MONSTER FEVER!

Monsters, Robots, Chiptunes and more. Dress up and rock out. This will be an early music show on the Old East Studios stage, starting at 8pm sharp and ending at 10:30. We will then move over to the EVAC gallery side for the after-party! *Fangs, fur and facepaint encouraged. * WARNING - If you don't disguise yourself, the monsters may resort to eating you. We've lost audience members in the past and...well if they think you're human, you're fair 'game'.

Tasty review: http://twowaymonologues.com/2011/08/12/monster-fever-coming-to-eat-you-soon/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww9PL7Nsz5Q

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Saturday October 29th - Drawing Jam
1-4pm
Drop in and make art! Everyone Welcome!
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October Art Show -
New School of Colour
Thurs 2-6 and Sat 1-4 Exhibit runs til Nov 9th
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Live Music in the Gallery - Fri. November 4th
Dan Henshall, Ben Somer & Gavin Slate
8pm - $5-10 Pay What You Can
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Drawing Jam - Sat. November 5th
1-4pm Drop in and make art!
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Mental Health Potluck - Saturday November 5th
5-7pm Facilitated discussion on socialization issues
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Thorn 'n' Thistle Art Show - Fri, November 11th 6:30 - 10pm Join us for an evening of art and music Paintings by Sarah Curran Exhibit runs until December 8th
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Live Rock Music in the Gallery - Wednesday December 7th
The DGB, The Thieving Birds & Jef-Something
8pm - $5-10 Pay What You Can
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Film & Lit Nights - Thursday December 8th - 7:30pm
Free Screening/Discussion of
Modern Times - Charles Chaplin
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EVAC Vendor's Fair - Friday December 9th - 6:30 - 10pm
Art, Gifts, Jewellery, Crafts, Photography & more. Buy local this holiday season!
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EVAC Vendor's Fair - Saturday December 10th - Noon - 5pm
Art, Gifts, Jewellery, Crafts, Photography & more. Buy local this holiday season!
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Some Day All of This Will Be Yours - 16mm Film Screening - Saturday December 10th 5:30 - 8pm Director in Attendance - Tar Sands Art Film
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Mental Health Potluck - Sunday December 11th (tbd)
5-7pm Facilitated discussion on socialization issues
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Film & Lit Nights - Thursday December 15th - 7:30pm
Free Screening/Discussion of
The Great Dictator - Charles Chaplin
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Art Show Opening - A Broken Poet: Selected Works of Hume - Fri, December 16th 6:30 - 10pm Drawings and more by EVAC member Geoff Hume Exhibit runs until January 13th
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Drawing Jam - Sat. December 17th
1-4pm Drop in and make art!
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Food Not Bombs Free Community Meal - Sun December 25th
4pm
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Independent Clothing Makers of London - Thursday December 22nd & 29th 7-9pm - Pay What You Can Sewing Workshop
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2012

Film & Lit night: 7pm - Godard's Tout Va Bien + political discussion
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Sunday January 29th - 6-7pm
FNB serving at EVAC
Food Not Bombs Volunteers: Food collection: Western Fair by 2.30pm Sat, Covent Garden Market by 10am Sat or Sun. To volunteer for food donation collection, food prep, serving & clean up crew contact: londonfoodnotbombs@gmail.com
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Monday January 30th & Tuesday January 31st
6-11pm - Safe Space London

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Wednesday February 1st
(Move Your Money Day)
Workshop on Consensus decision making- 6pm

The workshop will cover:
- Information on how consensus decision-making models can be applied effectively in a group like the GA
- It will cover the details of the process, the facilitation roles involved in the consensus decision-making, and how to use the process to make meetings more productive and mitigates some of the problems inherent in the decision-making system.
- It will explain the differences between consensus and voting
- It will also cover things such as active and effective participation such as note-taking, recording minutes, and starting each meeting with a recap of the minutes from the previous meeting.
https://www.facebook.com/events/256172131120633
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Thurs Feb 2nd 7pm - Film & Lit Night
Letter to Jane

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Saturday Feb 4th
Punk Show - The Syndrome + more
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Thurs Feb 9th 7pm -
Independent Clothing Makers of London

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Friday Feb 10th - Live Music Show - Sam Allen, Abigail Lapell & Matthew Maaskant.
http://londonfuse.ca/event/live-evac-abigail-lapell-matthew-maaskant-sam-allen
Abigail Lapell is returning to EVAC for a musical performance on Friday, February 10th, 2012. Back from a year-end European tour, Abigail is hitting the road playing some Ontario/Quebec shows.She'll have copies of her album Great Survivor available. http://www.abigaillapell.com/
Joining her from Toronto will be electronic/folk musician Matthew Maaskant. http://matthewmaaskant.com/
Opening up the night is local singer/songwriter Sam Allen. He's currently recording a new album which will be coming out later this year. http://samallenmusic.ca Doors are at 8:30pm, music starts at 9pm. Cover is $5-10 (sliding scale/pay what you can). This is an all-ages, alcohol free show. Coffee and tea will be available by donation. https://www.facebook.com/events/227098980705405
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Thursday Feb 16th - Independent Clothing Makers of London
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Friday Feb 17th - Art Show Opening - Art Shtuff
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Friday March 2nd - Live Music Show - Chris Altmann & "Uncle" Dan Henshall
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Friday April 20th 8pm Live Music Show - The DGB, Midnight Harvester & tba
EVAC favourites, The DGB have a rockin' acoustic set planned for us on Friday April 20th. Opening up the night is Midnight Harverster & another opening act to be announced. Doors at 8pm, show at 8:30. It's an early one, folks! All ages, $5-10 pay what you can sliding scale.
Midnight Harvester - http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Midnight-Harvester
THE DGB - http://www.thedgb.tk/
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Saturday April 21st - 1-4pm
Drawing Jam - Weekly art drop-in (free)
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Gallery Open - Sunday 11am - 4pm
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Sunday April 29th - 6-7pm
FNB serving at EVAC
Free Vegetarian Community Dinner
Everyone welcome to share a meal with us.
To volunteer for food donation collection, food prep, serving & clean up crew contact: londonfoodnotbombs@gmail.com
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Monday April 30th & Tuesday May 1st
6-10pm - Safe Space London

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Wednesday May 2nd
Activism workshop/meeting tba
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Friday May 4th - Live Music Show - Steve Gates, David Simard & opener tba
Steve Gates Cd Release With Special Guest David Simard! Fresh off a successful western Canadian tour, Steve Gates and his folk trio are ready for another tour. Compared to the Barr Brothers or Fleet Foxes, and receiving positive reviews from across the country. The tour, called 'The Planes, Trains & Automobiles Tour' because the band are using all methods of transportation which includes a sponsorship from VIA Rail.

Recorded in a makeshift studio in a Halifax apartment and produced by John Critchley (Dan Mangan, Elliott Brood, Graham Wright), “A Bee In Her Mouth” is Steve Gates’ debut full-length record. Recording sessions started the day after a public talk given by Daniel Lanois during which he inspired his listeners to be reckless and trust themselves in the studio.!

“one of the finest acoustic based albums I’ve heard this year. Steve Gates has got a winner on his hands” No Depression

“a captivating songwriter …Gates is the latest recording artist to emerge from Halifax with a bright future” The Record

David Simard Born on the Northern coast of British Columbia, David Simard now lives in a small rainforest in Saint-Henri, Montreal. Described as an avant-garde folk singer, David has been getting some due attention - his name appeared on the Montreal Mirror's list for “Best Country/Folk Act 2009" and, more recently, "Best Singer/Songwriter 2010". http://davidsimard.bandcamp.com/

Doors are at 8pm, music starts around 9pm. Cover is $5-10 (sliding scale/pay what you can). This is an all-ages, alcohol free show. Coffee and tea will be available by donation. https://www.facebook.com/events/161343427321692/
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Saturday May 5th - 1-4pm
Drawing Jam - Weekly art drop-in (free)
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Gallery Open - Sunday 11am - 4pm
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Friday May 25th 7-11pm - London Bicycle Festival Art & Music Showcase - CALL OUT FOR ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS Submit your bicycle related art/poetry/photos/performance to the be shown in the festival! E-mail eastvillagearts@gmail.com for more info.
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Saturday May 26th 1-5pm - London Bicycle Festival Bike Kitchen Pay What You Can bicycle repair and skill sharing workshop. Tools, demos and mechanics.
Contact evac to get involved, or bring your bike down to get it checked over.

Saturday May 26th 8:30 -11:30
Live music in the gallery by YouYourself&I
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Sunday May 27th - 6-7pm
FNB serving at EVAC
Free Vegetarian Community Dinner
Everyone welcome to share a meal with us.
To volunteer for food donation collection, food prep, serving & clean up crew contact: londonfoodnotbombs@gmail.com
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Friday June 22nd 7-11pm - Ladyfest London Launch Party! - CALL OUT FOR FEMALE ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS Submit your art/music to participate in the festival! E-mail ladyfestlondonxo@gmail.com for more info.
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Live Music Show
Friday January 18th, 8:30pm
Jeff Kahl & Mark Martyre

Join us on Friday January 18th for a night of musical storytelling with Mark Martyre in the EVAC gallery. Opening act TBA. Mark Martyre is a Canadian writer and musician. In September 2012 he released his latest, full-length album, ‘Down, Record’, to critical acclaim. Click here for all the details.

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Live Music Show
Friday February 1st, 8:30pm
Dan Henshall & Chris Altmann
Join us for an evening of country, Americana and folk music featuring travelling musician Chris Altmann as he revisits EVAC onroute to Nashville. Click here for all the details.

EVAC S.O.S. Open House
Saturday February 16th, 2013 at 7-9pm
The evening will feature an open mic stage featuring local musicians such as Jeff Kahl, Buttonfly Trio & Jef-Something.

There will be a silent auction featuring art, services, products and other cool things that fit the bill. So far we have some paintings, prints, photos, Oakley Sunglasses, a $40 TSC gift card, cooking classes and food for Lunch and Dinner for 4, bike repair vouchers up for bidding! We are accepting donations of items for the auction, so that's another way to support EVAC!

There will be yummy food and beverages available courtesy of Food Not Bombs London. For those who want to support EVAC, but cannot commit to a membership at this time, this is a great way to show your support. Attend, perform, donate, bid and come enjoy the gallery space! Everyone is invited to our open house from 7-9pm. The open house is all ages and alcohol free. Tell your friends!

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Live Music Show
Wednesday February 20th

Kate Rogers Band & The B(l)ackwood Honey Bees
8:30pm $5-10 Pay What You Can
Kate is unleashing her latest album ‘Repeat Repeat’, an eleven song collection that showcases just how diverse her years of recording have made her. A solid amalgamation of indie-pop, rock, folk and barren singer-songwriter, this album holds something for every listener, a ride that can take you from empowered and joyous to intimately revealing and vulnerable in just one sitting. Connecting to her listeners has always been something that comes naturally to Rogers, and only seems to be getting stronger with each new work she conjures up. Repeat Repeat is clearly no exception to that rule.

Stained Glass Kaleidoscope Workshop
Saturday March 16th - 1-4pm

Learn how to make your own stained glass kaleidoscope, using the copper foil technique, and take it home the same day. $75 (materials included) Please call 519-319-7927 to register with Narcise ♥

YArt Sale featuring musical guests
The Mohawk Lodge!
Saturday March 23th, 10am - 4pm

We'll be making it a sidewalk sale if the weather allows. Check it out to find some artsy odds, sods, things and stuff. There are a couple vendor spots available for featuring really neat arts/crafts/music related items. STICK AROUND FOR A SPECIAL AFTERNOON SHOW! At 3pm super rockin' Vancouver band Mohawk Lodge will pop by to play a live set before heading to CMW in Toronto. They are touring for their latest album Damaged Goods. We are excited to welcome them back! Have a listen to their tunes here.

Unbroken Treasures and Damaged Goods. The Rock Show YArt Sale of the year. The yart sale is free admission. The music portion at 3pm is $5-10 (or Pay What You Can)

Live Music Show
Friday March 29th
Jess Hill, Octoberman & The Abrahmson Singers
8:30pm - $5-10 Pay What You Can

Jess Hill is a unique singer-songwriter risen from the talented denizens of East Vancouver. She is a storyteller whose delicately constructed lyrical worlds captivate, standing firmly with her blues-draped compositions. Her music will smash your heart, pinch you in your sweetest nerves, give pause to the present and sing you to sleep all in one gently fierce moment. Jess invites the audience into her realm, engaging them with a voice like the sound of a well-rosined bow across your heartstrings, telling tales over her skillfully crafted guitar playing. She can pull a room of strangers into her palm, crushing them with stinging emotions and releasing them reborn into the night.

Vancouver native Leah Abramson — formerly of traditional folk bands Dyad, The Crooked Jades, and indie-rockers Octoberman — enlisted her friends in some of Vancouver’s best-loved bands (members of Fond of Tigers, Dan Mangan’s band, Headwater) to play her haunting folk-noir originals as The Abramson Singers.

Writing quirky, catchy and beautiful songs about topics such as truck drivers, old maids, the oil sands and the famous rebel Louis Riel, Leah is a heartbreaking storyteller and singer, hearkening back to simpler times, while embracing present concerns.

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Live Music: Larra Skye & Gareth Bush
April 5th, 2013

Larra Skye and band will be performing in London on April 5th to celebrate the release of the new album "Wishing Tree". Special guest Gareth Bush will perform an opening set. Doors open at 8:30 pm. Advance tickets $8 at Grooves Records in London or $10 at the door. LARRA SKYE http://www.larraskye.com/

 

Friday May 10th - Live Music in the Gallery
4 Bands from the Outer Limits play EVAC!

Psychedelic, experimental, fuzz, grunge...many shades of rock to hear Friday May 10th at EVAC.
One night, tons of tunes by The 'Rents, Gadarene Swine, Sexdwarf & Binary Forest. Doors at 8:30, show at 9pm. All Ages, $5-10 Pay What You Can
FULL DETAILS: http://londonfuse.ca/event/4-bands-outer-limits-play-evac
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Saturday May 11th - Live Music in the Gallery
Hot Dog and EVAC present: Aersol Constellations (2/3 Shearing Pinx) / Three Stooges (of the Nihilist Spasm Band) / Glass Towers of the Moon

Doors at 8:30, All Ages / $5-10 or PWYC
Preview Article: http://hotdoglondon.blogspot.ca/2013/05/saturday-may-11thevac.html
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Saturday May 18th - Yart Sale II & Bike Art Session
Vendors displaying Art, Odds, Sods, Things and Stuff while we make some art for the bicycle festival! Button-making, collage, stamps and more! Everyone welcome to drop in and participate.
Interested vendors e-mail eastvillagearts@gmail.com
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REGULAR HAPPENINGS - SPRING 2013

MONDAY Mornings 10-11am
East Village Storytime

Drop in to EVAC on Mondays, 10 - 11 am for a fun-filled storytime for babies, tots & preschoolers with their parent/caregiver. Linda will bring along her guitar and great picture books & share action rhymes, finger plays, and songs! Get ready to shake your sillies out! The 30 minute storytime will be followed up with an optional craft time. Coffee and tea available for $1. Bring your own snack to eat following storytime. This is a 6 week session and is drop in -- no registration required. Free! For more info, please email Linda at When: Monday April 22 - Monday May 27

LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Sunday March 31st @ 6pm
All Ages - Everyone Welcome
Free Community Meal from
Food Not Bombs

Delicious vegetarian meal with the neighbours. Eat and chat! E-mail londonfoodnotbombs@gmail.com
to get involved, or just come eat with us! Food Not Bombs on Facebook

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Coming Up Next - Stay Tuned
May 31st - Bike Art Show Launch 7-10pm
June 1st - Bike Kitchen 10am - 5pm
June 6th - Bicycle Film Fest 8-10pm

2014

Thursday October 23rd, 8:30 - 11:00pm
Live music show featuring Tanner James & Sean Hamilton

All ages - $5-10 PWYC
Tanner James is a folk singer/storyteller based out of Calgary on tour with fellow Calgarian, Sean Hamilton. You're in for a really fun duo set with plenty of harmonies and banter.
Londonfuse Event Page
Tanner: http://www.tannerjamesmusic.com/
Sean: http://music.cbc.ca/#!/artists/Sean-Hamilton
On stage in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEsnDwzHOwY

Wednesday October 29th, 8:30-11:30
Live music show featuring MONSTER FEVER,
Lexander James
+ one more special guest perhaps!
All ages - $5-10 PWYC
Our favourite human-consuming monsters are knocking down our door again to rap, rock and gnaw our socks off.
Londonfuse Event Page

Come on down to the EVAC gallery...if you dare to hear Monster Fever rap about eating humans and taking over the world!
www.monsterfever.nethttp://soundcloud.com/monsterfever

Lexander James will tap the cosmos and serve up an acid steeped resonate funk concoction that will make your bits feel nice and warm.
https://www.facebook.com/lexanderjams

Unified Fields - Art Show
Multimedia works by Melissa Parrott
Friday November 7th, 6pm - 8pm - Closing Party
Gallery also open Thursdays 1-5pm
London Fuse Event Page
http://www.melissaparrott.com

Friday, May 8, 4:00pm - 7:00pm Saturday, May 9, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Food Not Lawns Mother's Day Plant Sale
at The London Food Co-op
621 Princess Ave. (at Adelaide)

Please join us for a fundraising event to benefit Food Not Lawns London Canada. This volunteer-run sale of donated plants and auction items includes flowers, vegetable and house plants, seeds, red wiggler composting worms, gardening tools, and more. Not located at EVAC, but at the Food Co-op!
www.foodnotlawnslondoncanada.org
http://www.londonfoodcoop.org/

Sunday May 10th - 7:30pm Live music show!
Snaggle, Buttonfly & friends!
Join us for an energetic, riveting performance by Toronto's jazz fusion all-star band Snaggle! Doors 7:30 pm, music at 8 pm. Cover is $5-10 or PWYC. Coffee & tea available by donation. www.snagglemusic.com

Friday May 29th 7:30-9:30pm
Aesthetics Chess

A collaborative storytelling game played with a chess board and various minor pieces such as marbles and blocks. The game strips storytelling down to its most basic archetypical elements, while the board and the rules provide a structure which the players have to be increasingly creative to work within as the tale progresses. And when in doubt, it never hurts to introduce a dragon.

Saturday June 20th - 8:30pm Live music show! Bent By Elephants!
Experience Bent By Elephants' unique approach to songwriting, traversing a musical landscape from minimalist lines of melody to overlapping cacophonies. The live presence of the band has a fullness and acoustic breadth, in which various influences take aim to create a rhythmic folk, with warm blues inspired harmonies and orchestral layering. Doors 8:30 pm, music at 9 pm. Cover is $5-10 or PWYC. Coffee & tea available by donation. http://bentbyelephants.com/

Musicians, we are currently booking shows in our concert venue!
If you want to perform, just send us an e-mail.

East Village Arts Co-op
757 Dundas Street, EOA
eastvillagearts@gmail.com
http://www.eastvillagearts.ca

October 31st, 2015
Halloween show launch in our new space with BIKE THIEFS!

Saturday November 21st - 8:30pm
Live music show with
Common Cycles, River Groves & Jo Passed

From Montreal, neo-pop psych band Jo Passed will be playing a set for us. We are stoked. https://soundcloud.com/jopassed The ‘River Groves sound’ blurs the lines of indie and punk rock, drawing influences from garage rock and 1990’s alternative. It’s reminiscent of early 2000s indie bands like Bloc Party and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, but with a disheveled punk sneer and surprises at every corner.http://rivergrovesband.com/
All ages. $5-10 Pay What You Can
http://londonfuse.ca/event/12489

Thursday November 28th - 8:30pm Live music show with
Andrew Johnston, Westminster Park & Cat Clyde
Doors 7:30 pm, music at 8 pm. Cover is $5-10 or PWYC. Coffee & tea available by donation.

Friday Evenings 2015
Dungeons & Dragons

The geek shall inherit the earth!

December 2015 - EVAC Annual Holiday Vendor's Fair


SEE MORE PAST EVENTS

Habermas Hole

Drawing Jam - Saturdays 1-4pm

Improv Workshop

Bike Art Callout

Lyrical Revolution - Friday July 1st

Habermas Hole - Public Discourse Cafe

Geoff Berner & Carolyn Mark - July 6th

Carolyn Mark & Geoff Berner

Food Not Bombs - Last SUnday of the Month

City Art Centre Show

Monster Fever

Monster Fever

Chris Rich Art Show

I <3 E.O.A. Art Show

Monster Fever

Dan Henshall

Thorn & Thistle

Regular fall schedule:

Monday and Tuesday Evenings 6-11pm - Safe Space
(Women's drop-in) Looking for volunteer experience?
Contact safespacelondon@gmail.com or check out Safe Space on Facebook

Thursdays - Gallery Open 2-6pm
Sewing Workshops Thursdays 7-9pm

Saturdays - Drawing Jam 1-4pm
Come make some art! free materials!

Sundays - EVAC Meeting 6pm


Abigail Lapell

BD Willoughby

Chris Altmann

Hip Hop Open Mic

The DGB

Steve Gates

Ladyfest 2012

Mark Martyre & Jeff Kahl

Chris Altmann

EVAC SOS Open House

Kate Rogers Band, Blackwood Honey Bees

Kaleidoscope Workshop

YArt Sale wsg The Mohawk Lodge
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Abrahmson Singers, Octoberman & Jess Hill
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The 'Rents------------------------------------------------

Hot Dog presents Aerosol Constellations
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East Village Storytime
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Bicycle Film Fest

Tanner James & Sean Hamilton

MONSTER FEVER

Unified Fields - Multimedia Work by Melissa Parrott

River Groves & Jo Passed


FoodNotBombs Web Design: Melissa Parrott
Web Design by Melissa Parrott E-mail EVAC