What: In 1976, Canadian stuntman Ken Carter pointed a rocket car south, over the St Lawrence Seaway, aiming to land on a bed of roses in the US. Thirty years later, musician Mark Haney celebrated this grand folly on a concept album for solo double bass. Now filmmaker John Bolton is honouring both of them, with this gonzo musical docudrama, in a splendid, defiant ode to art, arcana, and the spirit of adventure.
Where: VIFF Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver
When: Wednesday, December 7, at 6:30; also screening on Thursday, December 8 at 8:45 pm
Tickets: On VIFF, $12 for adults or $10 for students
What: You’d be hard pressed to find another singer who’s ever worked as hard as American soul/R&B legend Lee Fields, who’s been making soul and funk anthems since 1969. Now he’s on tour to support his latest release, Special Night.
Where: The Imperial – 319 Main St, Vancouver
When: Wednesday, December 7, doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm
Tickets: At Red Cat Main St, Red Cat Hastings St, Zulu, and Highlife record stores.
What: Considering getting backyard chickens? trying to convince your loved one to embark on this new hobby? At this workshop, you’ll learn the basics, including Vancouver’s four-hen bylaw, coop construction/setup, and chicken health.
Where: Homestead Junction – 649 E Hastings St, Vancouver