SB'S Karen Correia Da Silva will be performing in East Van tonight as part of HELLRAISER II at the Rio Theatre and Independent Art House: a collective display of the Vancouver art scene's vitality, and a commitment to keeping independent art venues and theatres in our communities.
A Fundraiser for the Rio Theatre and in support of ALL Vancouver independent venues.
TWENTY-SIX BANDS/PERFORMERS! + COMEDY, IMPROV, THEATRE, DANCE, SPEAKERS & MORE!
Sponsored by CITR 101.9 FM and STORM BREWING
Saturday, APRIL 14
SHOW: 7 pm – 1 am
(doors open at 7 pm, short film program at 7.30pm)
19+ NO minors!
(the Liquor Board makes this so...sorry kids!)
(suggested $5 to a million bucks - whatever you can afford;
NO ONE will be turned away for lack of funds!)
HELLRAISER II: 'By ANY Means Necessary' - A Night of Cabaret, Agitprop, Interactive Theatre, Comedy, Music, Dance and HELLRAISING in Five Acts
Aunts & Uncles
Stolen Organ Family
The Unrest Cure
The Institute for the Study of Advanced Musical Research
So You Think You Can Sleep
Tha Barley Boyz
Ridley & Harrison
+ SPECIAL GUESTS
THEATRE / PERFORMANCE / BURLESQUE /
POLEDANCING / SPOKEN WORD / POETRY /
INSTALLATIONS / PARTICIPATORY INSANITY
Dance Troupe Practice
Gloria and Audrey's Happy Hour Reunion Tour - Kat Single-Dain and Meris Goodman (Members of the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret)
Danielle Lee Williams
Karen Da Silva
The Family Compact
FILMS + VIDEOS
Luciana D'Anunciacao, Dance Troupe Practice
Dave Chokroun, The Institute for the Study of Advanced Musical Research
'Baked' - Amir Tedros, Che Buffel, Kevin Heintz
Kajin 'Jah Goink' Goh
ORGANISATIONS / SPEAKERS
Vancouver Renters Union
Food Not Bombs
Harley James Rosenthall (Dubgee)
The HELLRAISER nights are a series of fundraisers to help our friends at the Rio survive LCLB Licensing Hell ( http://youtu.be/
HELLRAISER II is all about mixing live musical acts with BIG audience participation, theatre, comedy, and activism. Think Agitprop & Provocation turned WAY up to RED: Brechtian antics mixed with Theatre of the Absurd in a Political Cabaret format. This will be a Radical Revue --- a smorgasbord collective gathering where Musical Performers, Street Bands, Megaphoners, Stripteasers & Actors are invited to move beyond the stage, spilling through the entrance and onto the sidewalks.
We have invited all performers to make wildly creative use of any dimension of the Rio Theatre, from the balconies to the bathrooms to the lobby and entrance, in the aisles as well as on their fabulous stage and screen. There'll also be ad hoc antics, body painting, costumery (the audience is invited to dress up), free-roaming improv, queer-friendly kissing booths, musical numbers, sing-a-longs, and random surprises.
Now that the Rio is banned from technically screening movies, we're turning April 14's HELLRAISER II and the Rio itself into a Real LIVE Action Movie, with You right in the centre of everything!
Come Raise Some HELL on April 14! Don't let East Van (or any Van) slide down that slippery red-tape slope to sucking completely because of a Killjoy Politbureacrat Dictatorship! This is OUR Community! Show up, dress up, & let's make sure the Rio and all our cherished venues continue to thrive --- without conniving interference --- and by ANY MEANS NECESSARY!