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Masala Picks for Sep 23 - 26: OLIO | TimeRaiser | Oxfam | K'naan + Much More!!

Sat Sri Akaal Vancouver Peeps!!

In this EoM / VO edition of offbeat event listings M!G!H! + team takes the full jalabi. Honestly OLIO festival this year is HUGE while still staying independent + local. All the more reason to give it the top two spots! ALSO TONIGHT two amazing events to beat the rain: Shout Out for Social Justice and Timeraiser (see below).

1 & 2. OLIO Festival
Music | Art | Comedy | Film
Sep 23 - 26 | East side / Gastown | daily wristbands avail

Andriy and I went last year with an all inclusive pass and we had a hoot! It was such good value for an arts festival as it included so many diverse shows at so many venues- we tried to hit everything but probably just caught 25% of it. OLIO began last year by our DJ friend Jason aka M!G!H! (My Gay Husband) and friends and is definitely an East of Main endorsed event!
Olio Festival is a multi-media arts festival locally curated and self-financed by promoters & lovers of Independent Music, Comedy, Film & Art within the city of Vancouver.

3. K'NAAN 
Sat Sep 25 | Malkin Bowl | $35

Saw him when he was just starting out - raw, real and full of talent - and now he just knows how to throw down a performance! Being selected as one of the main Fifa World Cup 2010 artists has taken him to new levels, especially with his hit 'Wavin Flag'. Worth watching him outdoors for sure!

Other Offbeat Beat But Amazing Events THIS WEEK

Shoutout for Social Justice
TONIGHT!Thu Sep 23 | Rhizome | Free!

My friends at Oxfam (Anita, Scott et al) are organizing this fun open mic night - come out to watch or participate!

Timeraiser  
TONIGHT! Thus Sep 23 | Roundhouse | $20 or by donation
 
Okay ya'll have heard of a FUNDRAISER, but check this out... it's a TIMERAISER! Instead of donating $ for a cause, why not voluntary hours? Cool hannah! The organizers have got together 20+ artists to donate their amazing work, so come out and donate your time!
+ buy your tickets for both ASAP!
Accordion Noir Festival
Fri Sep 24 | Grandview Legion | $10 (or $8 if you do Critical Mass Bike Ride!)

with CREAKING PLANKS and MEZAMAZING and MARIA IN THE SHOWER! Yipeee ya yo! 

EarthSave
Sun Sep 26 7pm | Loving Hut | $18 for members
A meetup where you can eat & taste a huge array of healthy vegetarian food all night!

Coming Up
+ buy your tickets for both ASAP!
Vancouver Intl Film Festival Sep 30 - Oct 15

Pecha Kucha Night #13 Sep 30 - all-star line up of speakers!

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