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Improv Karaoke at 8EAST
December 7, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed, Dec 7, 2022 8EAST Improv Karaoke
Improv Karaoke Jam
Free, drop-in, in-person jam session.
Open to improvising musicians of all genres and experience levels.
Meet and play with other musicians in new randomized ensembles.
– Sign up/set up at 6pm
– Music 7-10pm
Bring your instruments and smiles!
On-site drum set and piano available.
Co-hosted by Andrea Wong, Spencer Schoening, Mike WT Allen, and Matthew Ariaratnam
~ 8EAST ACCESS STATEMENT ~
Please do not come to the live event if:
• You have experienced any signs of being unwell in the last 5 days;
• You have been in contact with anyone suspected of having or who has COVID-19 in the last 5 days.
8EAST ventilation: open windows and door, three air purifiers, updated HVAC system with UV lights. Mask wearing is recommend inside 8EAST and in the Chinese Cultural Centre washrooms. Masks and Hand Sanitizer will be available.
The 8EAST social space for new culture is a project of the NOW Society, located on the Territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and səlil̓wətaʔɬ Peoples, in Chinatown in Vancouver.
We recognize that access is an ongoing and evolving discussion, and acknowledge that this statement may be insufficient. Please do not hesitate to contact us with suggestions.
We are committed to making 8EAST a safer, welcoming and more accessible space. We present events at 8EAST with conditions to keep our communities as safe as possible. We do not tolerate discrimination based on age, gender, neuro a-typicality, disability, place of origin, cultural background, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. We do not tolerate racism. We do not tolerate sexual agression, assault, or harassment which can inlude unwanted touch or comments that objectify or sexualize.
Concerns can be addressed, discussed or expressed anonymously by emailing [email protected]
Restrooms will be available to the public. A wheel chair accessible gender neutral washroom is available. Wheelchair seating is easily accommodated. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist.
The 34 inch wide main entrance to 8EAST has a threshold of approximately 0.5 inches high. There is no door automation. There are no ramps or stairs to navigate. Internal floors are smooth concrete. Outdoor plaza events are held in a 30ft square area on concrete pavers, some are uneven. Provided seating, wooden stackable chairs without armrests, is easily movable to create equitable seating location accommodations.
8EAST has a wheelchair accessible, non-gendered toilet on site with a door width of 35 inches. Additional toilets are located in the adjacent hallway. They are not wheelchair accessible. If you are attending an event with food and have specific allergies, please contact [email protected] Service animals are welcome.
GETTING THERE AND PARKING:
8EAST is located within 50 meters of buses 004, 007, 019, 022, 209, and N19 on Pender Street. Stops for buses 003, 008, 014, 016, 020, N8, N20, and N35 are located within 250 metres on Hastings Street. Stadium–Chinatown SkyTrain Station is approximately 400 metres away.
General metered street parking is available on surrounding streets. A passenger drop-off zone without a curb is located within 50 metres at 531 Carrall Street. For Accessible Parking locations consult: https://vancouver.ca/streets…/accessible-parking.aspx.
There is a bike rack on the SW corner of Pender and Carrall Street across the street from 8EAST. It is possible to view the bike rack while inside 8EAST and also while on the 8EAST Plaza. Covered bike parking is available at the Main Street – Science World Skytrain Station. From the Main Street – Science World Station, one can take the #3 bus from Main Street – Science World Skytrain, then walk West down Pender to 8EAST (c. 5 mins) or one can ride one skytrain stop to Stadium – Chinatown and walk Northwest to 8EAST (c. 5 mins). Walking to 8EAST from the Science World Skytrain Station would take approximately 15 minutes (directions here).
The closest Bike Locker to 8EAST is located at VCC Clark (more information here). From the VCC Clark Station on can take trains to Stadium – Chinatown Skytrain Station and walk NorthWest to 8EAST. Learn more about the Bike Parkade program here: https://www.translink.ca/…/bike-and-ride…/bike-parking. Learn more about the Bike Parkade program and how it works: https://vancouver.ca/streets…/accessible-parking.aspx
We gratefully acknowledge that 8EAST is located on the Traditional and unceded Indigenous lands of the the
xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and səlil̓wətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh Nations.
We are grateful for support from:
Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council,
British Columbia Association for Charitable Gaming and the City of Vancouver