Vancouver, BC - Extravagant Signals is a seven night cultural mash-up that celebrates the vitality of Vancouver’s indie arts communities. For one week in June, Gallery 1965 will host shows by a group of artists which includes Juno-winning musicians, ballroom dance instructors, poetry slam champions, folk singers, internationally touring tap dancers and local accordion lovers. The performances will run alongside “Found in Translation”-- an exhibit of new paintings and sculptures by local artist Oli K.
It’s a uniquely diverse line-up, with links to communities including The Accordion Noir Society, NoSchmo Music and the Vancouver Poetry Slam. Series curator and performer Barbara Adler brought together this rich pool of talent, which includes members of Fond of Tigers, Maria in the Shower, and Pugs and Crows alongside an eclectic and accomplished mix of dancers, word performers and songwriters.
Each night of the week highlights one or more unique artistic communities, making Extravagant Signals both a focal point and an intersection for a wide range of artistic passions. Whether it’s rooting for the ‘ugly ducklings’ of the musical world at the Underdog Instrument Open Mic, sinking into a night of experimental indie rock with Copilots, or learning how to social dance at the $5 Drop-in Dance Social, adventurous audiences will be rewarded with an unrepeatable experience.
When: June 15-22, 2013
Schedule: Full schedule at www.badler.ca
Where: Gallery 1965, 1965 Main St.
Tickets: Various; on sale starting May 15 at www.extravagantsignals.eventbrite.com
Extravagant Signals Calendar
Full schedule at www.badler.ca
Saturday, June 15: Extravagant Signals Opening
Found in Translation: paintings and sculptures by Oli K
Performances by Copilots and Proud Animal
Doors 8:00 PM. Music 9:00 PM. $7-10.
Sunday, June 16: Cheap to be Friendly $5 Drop-In Dance Social
Easy Mini Lessons in Swing, Waltz, Polka and More
Dancing from 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM. $10
Monday, June 17: Shapes in Sound
A night of live dance and music improvisation
featuring tap, contemporary and hip hop
with international tap dancer Susan Nase and members of Pugs and Crows
Doors 7:00 PM. Show 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM. $10
Tuesday, June 18: NoSchmo Presents @ Extravagant Signals
Modern jazz and improvised music featuring
Cat Toren Trio (New York/Vancouver) and Braveheart (Montreal/Vancouver)
Doors 8:00 PM. Music 9:00 PM. $10
Wednesday, June 19: SHHH! Poetry Slam
Featuring Champion poet and library fan Lucia Misch
10 of Vancouver’s finest loud-mouthed poets
compete in a battle of hushed voices and powerful whispers
with Zaccheus Jackson, Duncan Shields and more.
Doors 7:00 PM. Open Mic 7:30 PM. Slam 8:00 PM. $7-$10
Friday, June 21st: The Now & Then Variety Hour Summer Solstice Edition
A radio-themed vintage variety show hosted by Paul Silveria and Barbara Adler
Featuring singer songwriter Jess Hill
and other fine talents, in celebration of
Picknicking, BBQ Art, Hippies and Druids!
Doors 8:30 PM. Show 9:00 PM. $7-$10
Saturday, June 22nd: The Accordion Noir Society presents
The Underdog Instrument Open Mic
Featuring Jack Garton of Maria in the Shower
welcoming misunderstood instruments of all stripes
including banjos, squeezeboxes and even ukuleles
Doors + Sign Up 8:00 PM Show 9:00 PM $5-$10
Barbara Adler doesn’t faze easily. In her ten years of touring, she has told stories, performed poetry, and played her accordion all over North America and Europe. She’s appeared in every conceivable variation of bar, night club, high school, coffee shop, theater, folk festival, hockey rink, living room, elementary school classroom, and converted art gallery\church\tattoo-parlor. Quick-witted, warmly funny, and charmingly adventurous, Barbara Adler travels well.
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