Telepathy, Rock the Square, and Street Dance: September’s events

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This month’s Fourth Friday’s is part of Culture Days! There are tons of fabulous events happening this month. You don”t want to miss them.

Self-Made Instruments and Telepathy in Improvisation: A Public Talk and Discussion with Tomomi Adachi

@10 Carden (10 Carden Street), 8 pm – 10 pm
Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice presents a dialogue with one of Japan”s most dynamic and innovative performers, Tomomi Adachi. From his punk style choirs to his work with self-made electronic instruments, to his furious solo vocal performances, Tomomi is a leading creative force in contemporary music, theater, and performance poetry. His presentation will kick off the 2013-2014 season of the ICASP”s Thinking Spaces group; a group, open to the general public and occurring every other Friday, that meets to discuss critical issues in music, art, improvisation and related themes. For our kick-off event, Tomomi will discuss his self-made electronic instruments and his newest project, The People”s United Telepathic Improvisation Front. He will share examples of his work and we”ll leave plenty of time for questions and discussion. For more information on Tomomi, see www.adachitomomi.com.

This event is FREE and open to the public

For more information: www.improvcommunity.ca or 519-824-4120 x53885


Drop-in Yoga Class

Students of all levels are welcome to join in this drop-in class on the fourth Friday of the month from 5:30-6:30 pm. Focus is on breathing and moving with awareness through specific warm-ups to open the body in preparation for the yoga poses being taught. Benefits of poses and modifications for different abilities will be offered.

This class reflects the yoga teaching on self-less service, and is often referred to as Karma Yoga. Teachers give freely of their time, and all funds raised through the “pay-what-you-can” donations ($5-$10 recommended) are given to support charitable needs within our community. Taught by various teachers.


Ghost Walk of Guelph

Spend an hour exploring the darker side of the Royal City.  Walk departs @ 7:45pm from Guelph Train Station.  Adults $10.  Students and Seniors $8.  Space is limited.  Please reserve your spot by emailing [email protected] or visit ghostwalkofguelph.com.  An eerie evening awaits….

Opening night – guelPhonography mobile photography exhibit; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Opening reception for the Guelphonography: Redialled photo exhitit. This event at Ed Video features the work of 20 mobile phone photographers selected by organizers of the 2nd Annual Guelphonography Mobile Photography Contest. Photos will be on display at Atmosphere Cafe during the months of October and November.


Rock the Square

Join us for a variety of hands-on art activities from 6-10pm with Necessary Arts and the Guelph Arts Council, live performances by Guelph Youth Council members (Saturday), and more!


Street Dance

City of Guelph (1 Carden Street); 7-7:30pm and 9-9:30pm

Experience the high energy performance of Gadfly Dance Company, Canada’s celebrated urban dance ensemble. Blending hip hop, House dancing, Waacking and Bboying these dazzling dancers give new meaning to the art of street dance.


Monoprinting with Water-Soluble Crayons; 6-8pm

Come join us at Wyndham Art Supplies and the Guelph School of Art studio (125 Wyndham St. N.) for some fun and easy printmaking. Learn how to make a monoprint using mylar and Neocolor (water-soluble crayons) from Caran D”Ache. This is a wonderfully expressive and inexpensive way to get creative. Suitable for all ages and skill levels. No previous art experience is necessary. Drop in activity, pre-registration is not required and it”s FREE!


Kitchen Party

Guelph Civic Museum (52 Norfolk St.), 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Kick up your heels to some cracking jigs and reels with Riverside Celtic College. Enjoy great live music and ceili dancing with the brilliant Kitchen Party Trio and caller Kari Kokko! Free admission, with extended museum hours from 5 – 10 PM.


Debate 1: Grassroots vs Institutions

@ Guelph Youth Music Centre (75 Cardigan St.) Musagetes Guelph Café – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Of the many things that create a rich, critical and vibrant arts scene, which contributes more, grassroots initiatives or big institutions?

Grassroots: Pablo Helguera (New York), Brad McInerney (Guelph)

Institutions: Andrew Hunter (Hamilton), Julie Dawn Smith (Guelph)

Moderator: Deirdre Logue (Toronto)


Musical Performance

RED BRICK @ 8pm. Bronwen McCann plays at our 8 Douglas Street location.
https://soundcloud.com/bronwen-mccann

Bio – Brynn (Bronwen McCann) is a local singer-songwriter that classifies
her style by the genre, “pop-folk” with some jazz influence. She has just
released her first album “Bloom” and has been performing her music locally
throughout the year since placing 2nd in the Fergus Annual Song-Writing
Competition in Fergus, Ontario.