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Top Vancouver events for Sept 15 - 18

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Part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, The Wild Horse Canyon Stage is open 7:00 p.m. till late every night of the festival. Stop by before, after, and between shows! Playing on Friday night, Mezamazing is an 11-piece act, emerging from various corners of the world. It is a celebration of life's multicolored paths. Hyenas DJs are members of the world/electronic musical act basketball. Thanks: Siavash

Concrete Park : opening event for the W2 Media Cafe
Sept 21 | 5-9 PM | Woodwards Atrium | Free

Hosted by W2 and The Hastings Set, "Concrete Park" is a celebration of urban culture taking place indoors in the heart of the DTES, reminiscent of old school park jams. This is a free event and an open invite to the Downtown Eastside and Downtown communities.

DJs will play to an open floor for dancers (Hip-hop and B-Boys) and a 1 on 1 open b-boy battle with prizes galore. City of Vancouver Mayor Gregor is going to drop down for a 6pm ribbon cuttin and some delish cake, yummy treats provided by W2 Media Cafe, Cariboo Lager and Salt Spring Coffee Co beverages will be consumed, and shwag given out.

Art Exhibitions @ Surrey - Opening Reception & Artist Talk
Sept 17 | 6.30-9 PM | Surrey Art Gallery [E. King George Blvd].

Surrey Art Gallery welcomes everyone to celebrate the opening of three new exhibitions that feature art about the interaction of languages and the activities of translation by eight contemporary Canadian artists/art groups.  Disscontinent is 2010 Sobey Art Award nominee Brendan Fernandes’ first solo show in the Lower Mainland. It features seven recent artworks that examine language and power, diaspora and cross-cultural communication.  Also launching Saturday night is Finding Correspondences and Dipna Horra: Dhunia – Part 1, proceeded by Brendan Fernandes’ artist talk @ 6:30pm. There will be refreshments and a late summer sound-mix of African raregroove music by guest DJ. The Exhibitions run from September 17–December 11, 2011. Thanks: Jordan.

SURVEILLANCE: Article 12 Screening & Panel Discussion
Thu Sep 15 | W2 Media Cafe | $5 adv / $10 @ door
Media Democracy Day Vancouver, OpenMedia.ca, and W2 Community Media Arts Society present the Vancouver premiere screening and panel discussion of "Article 12: Waking Up in a Surveillance Society". The government is about to bring through legislation that will force every phone and Internet provider to surrender our personal information to "authorities" without a warrant. (details at http://stopspying.ca/). Watch this new documentary about the state of invasive digital surveillance and stick around to talk about the Canadian context with our panel of experts.

CHUCK LOVE @ Electric Owl :: WE ♥ HOUSE :: Intimate Productions
Sat Sep 17 | Electric Owl | $12

A special night of HOUSE music featuring legendary CHUCK LOVE playing a special Live DJ Hybrid set (combines real instruments, vocals and DJ music)!

The FREE Print Show
Sat Sep 17 | Little Mountain Gallery | Free (duh)

The free print show is a one-night show, where every print in the gallery is free to the patrons of the show.

Country Celebration
Sept 17 | Campbell Valley Park, Langley | 10 AM – 5 PM | $2

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