Sunday, June 29, 2014

Celebrating Mexican Writer José Emilio Pacheco - His works at the Vancouver Public Library

The Works of Mexican Writer José Emilio Pacheco available at The Vancouver Public Library

José Emilio Pacheco - photo source Wikipedia
Mexican writer, novelist, essayist, translator and poet José Emilio Pacheco (June 30, 1939 - January 26, 2014) who recently died was awarded with numerous literature prizes included the  Cervantes Prize, the highest award given to a Spanish language writer.
José Emilio Pacheco was a former profesor at The University of British Columbia UBC´s Hispanic and Italian studies department in Vancouver in 1968. Read this interesting article about Here.

The following are some of his works available at the Vancouver Public Library:
Las batallas en el desierto | Vancouver Public Library | BiblioCommons

Battles in the Desert & Other Stories | Vancouver Public Library | BiblioCommons

Selected Poems | Vancouver Public Library | BiblioCommons

Selected Poems | Vancouver Public Library | BiblioCommons

City of Memory and Other Poems | Vancouver Public Library | BiblioCommons

An Ark for the next Millennium | Vancouver Public Library | BiblioCommons

Don't Ask Me How the Time Goes by | Vancouver Public Library | BiblioCommons

Fondo de Cultura Económica has also available José Emilio Pacheco works.

José Emilio Pacheco Pinterest Board 

Detalle del libro LAS BATALLAS EN EL DESIERTO EDICION CONMEMORATIVA A TREINTA AÑOS DE LA PRIMERA PUBLICACIONFOTOGRAFIAS DE NACHO LOPEZ


Poema Alta Traición de José Emilio Pacheco






Friday, June 27, 2014

Roedde House Museum presents Summertime a Fashion Show - Vancouver

Roedde House Museum presents Summertime A Fashion Show June 28th, 2014 - Vancouver

Summertime

A  FASHION SHOW 

PRESENTED BY RENOWNED HISTORIAN 

IVAN SAYERS

 Dresses and Frocks For Sultry Summer Days and Warm Nights
Tea Party to Follow
June 28th, 2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$25.00
Roedde House Museum

1415 Barclay St. Vancouver, B.C.

By Roedde House Museum:
Join us for an unforgettable fashion show, followed by afternoon tea and treats in company of Vancouver's own Ivan Sayers.

Ivan Sayers, Vancouver's foremost fashion historian and consummate host, returns to Roedde House to present a live fashion show of irresistible outfits for the Summertime. The show will feature dresses and frocks for sultry summer days and warm summer nights!

Ivan Sayers is a fashion historian who specializes in the study of women's, men's, and children's fashions from 1650 to the present.

Sayers has one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of historic clothing in private hands in Canada. He has produced fashion shows, lectures, and exhibitions all over western and central North America.
For more information and to buy your ticket visit:
The Roedde House Museum also offer Tea & Tour on Sundays - a truly unique event featuring a guided tour of the house and an English tea service out of fine china cups for only $8. "We also have special music nights that we would love to highlight for your guests as entertainment options. "

Roedde House Museum 1415 Barclay St. Vancouver, B.C.
Roedde House Museum 1415 Barclay St. Vancouver, B.C.
Roedde House Museum 1415 Barclay St. Vancouver, B.C.

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival - David Lam Park Jazz Weekend in Yaletown

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival at David Lam Park
Vancouver Jazz Festival weekend at David Lam Park in Yaletown

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

David Lam Park Jazz Weekend

Saturday June 28, Sunday June 29 2014

Noon - 10 pm

Free to the Public

Yaletown

For more information visit:

Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2013 Pictures

TD  Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2013 - David Lam Park Jazz Weekend Yaletown - photo: MapleHouse.com
TD  Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2013 - David Lam Park Yaletown
Mazacote - TD  Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2013 - David Lam Park Yaletown


Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet - TD  Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2013 - David Lam Park Jazz Weekend Yaletown - photo: MapleHouse.com
Wil Campa y su Gran Unión - TD  Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2013 - David Lam Park Jazz Weekend Yaletown - photo: MapleHouse.com
TD  Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2013 - David Lam Park Jazz Weekend Yaletown - photo: MapleHouse.com
Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet - TD  Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2013 - David Lam Park Yaletown
Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet - TD  Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2013 - David Lam Park Yaletown
Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2011 Pictures
The Van Jazz Festival at David Lam Park represents the multiculturalism of Vancouver. One can experience all kind of music like Arabic, Jewish, Indian and even Cuban. This outdoor venue has presentations for a weekend and it always carry a big crowd.
 Bands like Rumba Calzada, Gordon Grdina's Haram, Jatta Road and Will Campa y su Gran Unión presented their shows on Saturday, the show continues all day Sunday from non to 8:45 pm.


Gordon Grdina's Haram presentation at Vancouver Jazz Festival 2011
Jaffa Road - Van Jazz Festival 2011 - David Lam Park - Yaletown
Will Campa y su Gran Union - Van Jazz Festival 2011 - David Lam Park - Yaletown

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Fete de La Musique - Make Music Festival in Vancouver

Make Music Vancouver 
MAKE 
MUSIC 
VANCOUVER
June 21 2014
Yaletown & Downtown Vancouver
June 25 2014
Gastown

The Summer Solstice is celebrated in Vancouver Twice!! with Fete de la Musique also known as Make Music Vancouver. Thousands of people gather on different impromptu stages at the streets of Gastown and Yaletown, and this year in different venues in Downtown Vancouver to see hundreds of local  bands and singers either amateurs or pros performing at this live free musical celebration at the longest day of the year June 21. This year Make Music Vancouver is celebrated in Gastown in June 25.

This Festival is celebrated worldwide in different countries and has been celebrated in Vancouver for the last two years with great success.

For more information visit:

Make Music Vancouver 2013  Photos

Violet Height - Make Music Vancouver 2013 - Gastown 

Anything But Band - Make Music Vancouver 2013 - Gastown 
Steam Clock - Make Music Vancouver 2013 - Gastown 
A band performing by the Statue of John "Gassy Jack" - Make Music Vancouver 2013 - Gastown 
South Fraser Community Band - Make Music Vancouver 2013 - Gastown 
Danny Echo - Make Music Vancouver 2013 - Gastown

Make Music Vancouver 2012  Photos

Make Music Vancouver 2012 Gastown

Make Music Vancouver Gastown - Melissa Endean
Make Music Vancouver Gastown

Make Music Vancouver 2011  Photos & Videos




Fete de la Musique - Make Music Vancouver


LIO performing at Make Music Vancouver

LIO performing at Inhale in Cordova St. Gastown - Fete de la Musique Vancouver
Sangre Morena at Sitar Powell St. Gastown - Fete de La Musique Vancouver
Sangre Morena - Fete de La Musique Vancouver
Gastown - Make Music Vancouver - Fete de La Musique Vancouver
Drummers Band - Make Music Vancouver - Fete de La Musique Vancouver
Danny Echo and band performing at Chill Winston in Gastown - Make Music Vancouver
Fete de La Musique Vancouver

Make Music Vancouver - Gastown - Fete de La Musique Vancouver

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Greek Day on Broadway


Greek Day on Broadway, Vancouver

GREEK DAY

On Broadway

Sunday June 22, 2014

11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Vancouver

Thousands of people attend each year the traditional Greek Day on Broadway in the Kitsilano neighboorhod . Hundreds of  souvlakies, gyros, roast lambs, greek salads, loukoumades are cooked for different food vendors as part of the celebration. There are also cooking demonstrations, different folk dancing groups, singers and bands.

The Greek Day is organized by the Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC. and as they mention in the Event Overview intend to promote the Vancouver Greek community's established presence during the last 100 years and incorporating its rich heritage spanning 2500 years of history.

For more information visit:
souvlakies at the Greek Day in Kitsilano Vancouver
Thousands of people attended last Sunday  the traditional Greek Day in Kitsilano and walked along West Broadway street where hundreds of  souvlakies, gyros, roast lambs, greek salads, loukoumades were cooked for different food vendors as part of the celebration. It was very hard not to try something as it was difficult to escape of the delicious aromas of the Greek food. There were also cooking demonstrations, different folk dancing groups, singers and bands.

The Greek Day is organized by the Hellenic Canadian Congress of BC. and as they mention in the Event Overview intend to promote the Vancouver Greek community's established presence during the last 100 years and incorporating its rich heritage spanning 2500 years of history.


Greek Folk Dance Group at the Greek Day in Kitsilano
A Greek God? - Greek Day in Kits
Sampling Feta cheese, olives and mini-rolls tasting provided by Krinos at the Greek Day in Kitsilano
Deep-frying loukoumades at the Greek Day in Kits
Loukoumades - Greek Day Kitsilano Vancouver

Greek Day in Kitsilano - Vancouver

Greek Day - Kitsilano

Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver

24th Annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival - Vancouver

Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival

June 20 - 22 2014

Free Admission

False Creek, Vancouver

The Annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver turns 26 this year.  Recognized as biggest and best the Festival is held June 20,21 and 22 on False Creek. There is a music stage, food vendors and entertainment at Creekside Commnity Centre. Admission is free. For more information visit Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival site. 

24th Annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival - False Creek Vancouver photo: MapleHouse.com
24th Annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival - False Creek Vancouver 
Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival - False Creek Vancouver
 Dragon Boat Festival -  Science World  - False Creek Vancouver
24th Annual Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival - False Creek Vancouver