Rhizome Cafe October Events

All events held at the Rhizome Cafe – 317 E Broadway, Vancouver.

The Rhizome is owned and run by a lesbian couple and has a number of great community events. This month, LQ recommends you check out ‘board games are so gay’, the speed dating for queer women over 35 , women musicians and women in municipal politics events.

One Cool Word Button-Making Fundraiser
Thursday, October 4th, 7:00Make your own buttons and enjoy acoustic music by local talent.  All to support One Cool Word, a local publication packed with art, writing and music from Greater Vancouverites.$5 at the door.  Button-making $2-$5. 

Art Opening:  People’s History of Canada Poster Project Launch
Friday, October 5th, 7:00Join the artists and organizers for discussion, music and celebration of the People’s History of Canada Poster Project.Free

Kate Reid Presents:  Women in the Round
Saturday, October 6th, 8:00Kate performs with Leela Gilday, Jess Hill, and Kate Polsky.$7-$10 sliding scale                

NOTE:  Rhizome’s Thanksgiving holiday hours—We will be closed on Sunday, October 7th and will reopen on Tuesday, October 9th at 4:00pm. 

Women in Municipal Politics
Thursday, October 11th, 7:00 COPE hosts a panel discussion on how to get more women involved in municipal politics.  Speakers will include Ellen Woodsworth, Sue Hammel, Loretta Woodcock, Fatima Jaffer, Meena Wong and Sharon Gregson. Free

Board Games are So Gay!
Friday, October 12th, 7:00pm We’re back for another round! Join us for a night of queer-friendly board games!  DJ Julie and friends will be spinning tunes.  Bring your favourite games or use ours.  A fundraiser for the film She’s a Boy I Knew.  $3-$5 suggested donation but no one turned away 

In Concert:

Blue Island Trio
Saturday, October 13th, 8:00 Foot-stomping Hawaiian bluegrass, blues-inflected melodies and a twisted rhythmic sensibility characterize this band’s music.  With Tim Tweedale on lap steel guitar, David Spidel on the double bass and Brendan Krieg on drums.$5 at the door. 

Canadian Premier:  Young, Jewish and Left
Thursday, October 18th, 7:00This new documentary film provides a fresh and constructive take on race, spirituality, Zionism, queerness, resistance, justice and liberation.  The screening will be followed by a short program of speakers and performances.  Presented by Jewish Anarchist Youth and Jewish Voice for Peace—Seattle. $5-$10 sliding scale, but no one turned away for lack of funds.

Spell-Off:  A Fundraiser for Towards Aboriginal Health and Healing
Friday, October 19th, doors open at 7:00A real, live spelling bee with judges, spellers, and cheering from the crowd!  All to raise money for Towards Aboriginal Health and Healing, a project of Vancouver Native Health—Positive Outlook and AIDS Vancouver.$5-$20 sliding scale, but no one turned away for lack of funds.

In Concert:  Navaz, East of West
Saturday, October 20th, 8:00Vocalist Neda Jalali, guitarist Eric Tompkins, and percussionist Saeed Moeini present an evening of Persian fusion—from Sufi chants to original compositions.$5-$7 sliding scale 

Art Opening:  Soliloquy—Paintings by Dafne Blanco
Thursday, October 25th, 7:00Join us for a celebration of Dafne’s art (see show description above). Lorena Jara Diaz will read from her poetry book project:  “Draft Notes for a Bolero” (Apuntes para un bolero).Free 

Café Rebelde:

Chile—The Barbarian Good Democracy
Friday, October 26th, 7:00La Surda Latin American Collective and the Coordinadora Café Rebelde present a panel and multimedia presentation onnChile’s current social, economic and political situation, including student and social movements and the struggle of the Mapuche people.  Followed by music and dancing.Free

Film Screening and Pirate Party:  Girl King
Saturday, October 27th, 8:00Strap on your swords, beards and corsets for a special screening of “Girl King,” a gender-bending pirate epic by local director Ileana Pietrobruno. Some mature content! Stay afterwards for a piratical party with rum specials and booty-shakin’ DJs. This is a fundraiser for a legal name change, with further proceeds going to trans community initiatives. $3-$5 sliding scale 

Workshops and Other Happenings 
In Our Meeting Room:  The People’s Media Group Wednesday, October 17th, 7:00pm
Join the People’s Media Group in our meeting room to discuss the topics the mainstream media avoids.  Bring laptops, interesting facts, newspapers, etc.Free

In Our Meeting Room:  Herstory Café—Visualizing Nursing in B.C.
Wednesday Oct 24th, 7:00Dr. Linda Quiney discusses issues involved in selecting images for a photographic history.  For more info: www.herstorycafe.ca Free 
Seamrippers Craft Socials
Every other Tuesday at 7:00 Bring a project to work on!  October 2nd—embroidery; October 16th—knitting; October 30th—Halloween animal hoods, tails and earsFree 

Intuitive Readings
Every Tuesday, 3:00 to 5:00 Roz Shakespeare and friends provide intuitive readings at Rhizome Café.  $20 for 20 minutes, $45 for 45 minutes.

 A Glimpse into November 
Queer Speed Dating/Friending Extravaganza!
Friday, November 2nd, registration at 6:30We’ll have two “tracks” going at the same time:  One for young queers looking to meet rad new folks; and one for queer women 35 years or older.  So much speedy conversation at one time, and all in a comfortable, non-threatening environment!  Save the date, and keep an eye on http://three-minutes.blogspot.com/ for more information. By donation