Saturday, April 27, 2013

This weekend: Joe rocks for votes, Sean rocks the boat

This isn't normally where you'd go for entertainment listings. But it's election time and think of this as an "edification listing."

DOA's Joe Keithley, a B.C. cultural icon, is performing a solo acoustic gig for Vancouver-Point Grey NDP candidate David Eby April 27 from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. at Saint James Community Hall, 3214 W. 10th Ave., Vancouver. Admission for the "Dance for a Change" is $15. 

Eby is not scheduled to be jamming with Joe, but the man who seeks to unseat Premier Christy Clark will not be performing any Bon Jovi covers. (Obscure reference to the 2011 leadership convention.)

Joe lost to two-time world champion wrestler Chris Wilson for the Coquitlam-Burke Mountain nomination to run against Liberal Doug Horne, but he is volunteering for the party during the campaign. 

If you miss Joe then, he'll be doing a 
fundraiser for Vancouver-False Creek NDP candidate Matt Toner at Go Studios, 112 E. 3rd St., Vancouver on May 3 from 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

(Is your party holding a fundraising party during the 2013 election? Regardless of your party, send me the info and I'll mention it here.)

On April 28, Sean Holman will screen his new documentary "Whipped: The Secret World of Party Discipline" at 7 p.m. in the Vancouver Public Library's Alice MacKay Room. Suggested donation is $5. 

I saw the premiere at the University of B.C. on April 26 and it is a shocking look at how B.C. is governed. It is a must-see that will cause you to question the state of our democracy (or lack thereof). 

It was great to see Holman back in B.C., rousing the rabble like he does so well. This province's loss is Alberta's gain. The former Public Eye Online proprietor is an assistant professor of journalism at Mount Royal College in Calgary. 

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