.Thursdays 12:00 - 1:30 pm
(Music by Donation).
Itty Bitty Big Band : Krista Wallace (vocals),
Gord Hembruff (saxophone) Playing jazz standards, Beatles, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Cole Porter, and much more!
Stringz Aloud : Susan Vigneux (vocals),
Don Kellett (guitar)
Madeleine Roger - from Winnipeg!
Madeleine+( traveling as a 3 piece (acoustic guitar & vocals, + upright bassist, + a multi-instrumentalist group) presents her new album "Cottonwood" (Release date - Oct 26/18)
Madeleine co-produced and co-engineered her debut album Cottonwood (out Oct. 26) with Lloyd Peterson (The Wailin' Jenny's, The Weakerthans, James Keelaghan) at Paintbox Recording in Winnipeg. The album was proudly made with gender parity - half of the producing, audio engineering, musicians, and other artists identify as female. Written from Madeleine’s home in Winnipeg MB, and in a woodstove-heated cabin that her great-grandparents built in the Manitoba backwoods, Cottonwood combines the elegant storytelling of folk traditions with the grounded vibe of roots music. The album portrays her intuitive creativity; reflections on femininity and equality, the majesty of the wilderness, and the beautiful awkwardness of trying to love another person.
"Madeleine’s voice stays with you, reminiscent at times of a young Joni Mitchell." - Mojo
"World-class music." - The Winnipeg Free Press
Open Mic Night -- first 3 Thursdays of each month
Time : 6pm-9pm
Gallery Bistro serves light fare,
local Moody Ales, wine, pies, YUM!
Their music is packed with rhythm and pizazz, and an authentic songwriting style that catches listeners in the throat. Soaring harmonies, cheeky humour, wildly untrained dance moves, and an ease with winning over audiences as hard as stone or easy as pie, The Kwerks always bring an element of fun, but with musical chops that make you hunger for more.
“If the Barenaked Ladies were a married couple they’d be The Kwerks. — Jeff Bonner, Tractorgrease Multimedia & Café
Check this video out and see for yourself:
Next Jazz Jam is on Monday night - OCTOBER 22 7:30 to 9:30pm. Doors open at 7pm.
Come by our cozy Bistro - enjoy the energetic sounds of local jammers - while enjoying warm (and cool) food from our kitchen. We have delicious soups, scrumptious pies and other light fare available on Mondays! Beer on tap, wines and ciders also served.
A chance to talk about crucial and interesting issues with others
Usually held on the last Wednesday of the month.
Wednesdays, 1:30–3 p.m.
Moderator: Marilyn Medén
Knowledge and wisdom: what is the difference? How do we use both in our lives?
Ghandi’s lost shoe: how can a simple act benefit both the receiver and the giver? How is this accomplished?
We are very pleased that Michael Dunn will
be performing for our group : Gypsy Jazz Guitar
Biographies of the performers for Writers In Our Midst #11
Ananya Aravindan is a grade 12 student at Port Moody Secondary School. She loves writing, theatre, and travelling. Her goal for the future is to become a published author.
As a speaker, mothering coach, and multi-media creator, Joyelle Brandt works to dismantle the stigma that keeps childhood abuse survivors stuck in shame and self-hatred. She is the author of Princess Monsters from A to Z and co-editor of Parenting with PTSD, the groundbreaking anthology that breaks the silence about the long-term impact of childhood trauma so that parents can break the cycle of abuse. Joyelle will be reading selected poems from her work in progress, titled On the Body.
Chloe Cocking has lived in the Vancouver rainforest for most of her life. She writes urban fantasy, horror, fairy tales, and stern letters of complaint. She enjoys eating pie and sleeping. Fiction is the only legal outlet for her most of her impulses. Her published works include: “Saving Seeds” (a novel excerpt in anthology, 2014), Blood Rain (novel, 2017), and Fables, Fictions, and Fantasies (short story collection, May 2018). She blogs at www.chloecocking.com.
Michael Dunn is a musician and professional guitar maker with a lifelong love of music. He is fascinated with music's ability to invoke the complete range of human emotion, from ecstasy to despair. He has toured France as a musician and served an apprenticeship under two third-generation guitarmakers in Spain. Born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, he now lives with his wife Eleanore in Vancouver. He is the author of Strings: A Guitar Maker's Journey, which focuses on his early years of his career. His first work of fiction is called The Curse of The Moldavian Tango about a jazz musician who plays a mysterious gig in a castle that changes his life from then on.
Leesa Hanna is a writer and artist living in Port Moody, British Columbia. Inspired by the natural beauty of the West Coast of Canada, she works in many different mediums to parlay her thoughts—but the theme of her work remains the same: humankind’s connection to nature and to mother earth. Leesa has had poetry published by the online magazine, ‘the Story Quilt’. She has recently completed writing her first children’s chapter book, The BIG Adventures of Little O – A song for the salmon. Currently, she is illustrating this nature/fantasy novel, which portrays young ocean and forest creatures of the Pacific Northwest as they find kinship to mother nature while striving to survive and thrive in their changing environment. Her website is www.leesahanna.com
Patrick Jennings is a Vancouver-based photographer, author, poet, filmmaker and insatiable traveller. His words have been published and performed in a variety of media and venues, including a short story in Travellers Tales China: True Stories, several literary journals, and two stage plays, while his photographs have appeared on the AIDS Memorial Quilt, in advertising campaigns, films and television, books and magazines and as the cover art for a few telephone books and an Italian anthology of Jack Kerouac short stories. With his current blog, PixToWords.com, launched in 2015, Patrick combines his passions for photography and words, using his photographs as prompts for writing short stories, essays and poetry and now numbering over 1,500 posts, more than 1,400 of them poems. The exhibit, "Harmony in Word and Form," now appearing at the Gallery Bistro and extended through October 29th, displays selected photographs from the blog along with the words they inspired. Photographic themes of the often expansive imagery include landscape, travel, street, abstraction, fine art and digital art. The poetry and short stories accompanying each image span themes such as love and relationships, Eastern mysticism and spirituality, the beauty and wisdom of nature, social commentary, trauma and healing, whimsical story-telling and fairy tales.
Lozan Yamolky is from Kurdistan (present day Iraq). She immigrated to Canada with her family in 1995. She is in the process of publishing her third book of poetry. She published two poetry books: I'm No Hero (2016) and Counting Waves (2017). She was awarded by Writers International Network Canada Distinguished Poet Award on May 25th, 2018. Lozan is a freelance interpreter and lives in Vancouver.
Meet with other creative folks, share ideas, collaborate in artistic endeavours ; or perhaps get help on how to explore your artistic potential....
We meet every other Thursday for snacks/light lunch at the Gallery Bistro - from 1:30pm to 2:30pm.
You might want to come early (noon to 1:30) - to take in the Thursday Lunchtime music - while enjoying a bowl of soup - or sandwich and coffee.
These get-togethers are for artists across the creative spectrum -
Contact: Rose Kapp firstname.lastname@example.org
Next meet-up - Thursday, Oct 25
The Port Moody Ukulele Club usually meets on the 2nd Wed of every month at The Gallery Bistro. Next date will be Wed., Nov 14
Doors open at 5:30pm with time to order food and drinks, then playing from 6:30-8:30pm. Open to all skill levels.
The Port Moody Uke Night, has a suggested drop-in fee of $2-$5. The group uses the "Heritage Uke Club" Songbooks for their sing-a-longs on Wed nights. There are two new songs added each time - available through email. Attendees are invited to bring their own ukuleles, or use one of a limited number on loan. Contact Linda O'Connell for further info at email@example.com .
The last Sunday of the month is usually our Soup Making time -
from 5:30pm - 8:30pm
You can either book a full event (14 or 15 people) or join a
mixed group and meet new friends. The group is supplied with
all the ingredients, directions and - with the help of a guest chef - have fun making 3 big pots of hearty soup. Most of this is ladelled into containers, labelled (and delivered (by organizers) to Joy's Place - a safe house for women and their children in the Tri-cities.
After the soup is packaged - then the party changes gears - and its time for the group to
enjoy some of their soup, delicious salad and some wine - while relaxing and socializing.
To get more details or learn next opening dates: go to www.soupsisters.org/