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Spartacus Books

57 Varieties (music, poetry)
Third Tuesday of the month at 8pm

Hosted by Rowan Lipkovits

684 E. Hastings St
Vancouver, BC

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  • Submitted by Rowan Lipkovits
  • Last updated: August 10, 2009

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday, Dec 20
  • Tuesday, Jan 17
  • Tuesday, Feb 21
  • Tuesday, Mar 21
  • Tuesday, Apr 18

the Butchershop presents the "57 Varieties" unplugged open stage / variety show. On the third Friday of every month Spartacus Books is the new site of Vancouver's only unplugged open stage / variety show, limited only by your imagination! Hosted by Rowan Lipkovits on his wild accordion, his goal is to achieve in any given night such a diversity of genres and styles that the event lives up to the ketchup-y tally in its name. While we get our fair share of poetry-spoken word and acoustic guitar-slinging, the event also solicits performances that might not fit in other venues -- everything from choreographed dance to improv to the impromptu performance of short guerrilla plays to clowning, puppet shows, and the conducting of a cellphone orchestra! 8 'til 10 pm. No amplification, no sign-up -- do what you want, when you feel. By donation / Pay-what-you-can.
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Rowan Lipkovits (5/2006)