Artspeak. Bauhaus Wine Club.Vancouver World Music Festival Launch Party. Frank Nitt. M.I.A Fridays. This Week In Gastown.

“Milman Parry’s Waiting Room Rhapsody” by JULIAN HOU

Exhibition runs until May 20

The Guild of Rhapsodes, a wandering band of orators was most prominent in classical Greece between the 4th to 6th centuries BC. Rhapsode is translated as ‘singer of stitched words’. The craft of the guild conjures up the spectre of Milman Parry, the renowned scholar of epic poetry. Parry’s study of Homeric epic poems and his defence of oral traditions was significant in his argument against the idea of single authorship and questioning of whether so much weight and emphasis be placed on the ‘original text’. The work and craft of the guild required of them to carry a collective responsibility in ensuring the transmission of oral histories in the form of epic poetry. Acting as custodians of these stories, the cultural values and norms within these narratives were mediated through the bodies of the guild.

Bauhaus Wine Club

There are still a few spots remaining in April’s wine club dinner, celebrating Italian Brunellos and Amarones alongside an Italian-inspired menu. The dinner is $130 in addition to the cost of the wines, and all with an unbeatable education in what makes these wines so special. This is a night you don’t want to miss. Click below reserve your spot!

Vancouver World Music Festival Launch Party
Guilt & Co.

Thu. April 6, 2017

Doors 7pm
Show 7.30pm
Tickets $15

Join us for a night of music from around the globe, featuring Celtic Fiddle, Flamenco, Electro-Cumbia, and more as we celebrate the diversity of our city! Let the the celtic tunes of award winning duo Mark Sullivan and Andy Hillhouse take you away. Then sip a glass of vino or a cocktail and get transported to Spain with Toque Flamenco, one of Vancouver’s finest flamenco ensembles. DJ Su Commandante will be spinning Electro-Cumbia and world beats between sets.

Frank Nitt – Distinguished Curse Words EP Release Party
@Alexander Gastown

Thursday, April 6th
Doors at 9pm

with performances from Frank Nitt
Moka Only
Potatohead People

Tickets available online for $10 (plus s/c) at
Ticketweb Direct link

MIA Fridays – Free w/RSVPM


MIA Fridays returns this Friday, April 7th!
Two rooms of music from all your local faves!

Ketafere Numatic Nostalgix Marcus James
Ma Baddmanner
So Sus NDVR Sherv1 SearaMann

Free w/ RSVP via:
Presented by Devo Entertainment & Are you MIA