Stream Team: Week of August 20
Thursday, August 20
Sharon Bala In Conversation w/ Ian Williams; Music and Word featuring Stan Dragland, Jenina MacGillvary, Anakana Schofield & special guests
Aug 20 @ 3pm PDT / 6pm EDT
The 17th annual Writers at Woody Point festival kicks off virtually and spiritually from Woody Point, Newfoundland with a selection of authors and musicians.
FAST ROMANTICS Worldwide Album Release Party! Streamed Live From the Dakota Tavern in Toronto
Aug 20 @ 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT
The indie-rock sextet celebrates its new release Pick It Up with a live show from the famed Dakota Tavern, with special guests like Dave Monks and Lenny Bull on the bill too
Songs For Teachers w/ Von Bieker
Aug 20 @ 6:30pm PDT / 9:30pm EDT
A note to teachers from Von Bieker: “I can't give you what you deserve, but I can give you a night of heartfelt folk music and community. I can give you a night ‘out,’ even in the midst of a pandemic.” If you’re an educator this show’s for you.
Krystle Dos Santos - Mainland Concert Series
Aug 20 @ 7pm PDT / 10pm EDT
The Vancouver based Krystle Dos Santos—comparisons evoke Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill—offers neo soul and R&B in support of Black Lives Matter. Mainland Concert Series is an online interactive concert series brought to you by Side Door and Rogers.
Friday, August 21
Tom Power In Conversation w/ Ken Dryden; Trad Session featuring Anita Best, Sandy Morris, Des Walsh & Charlie Payne with special guest appearances
Aug 21 @ 3pm PDT / 6pm EDT
q host Tom Powers chats with a hockey legend among other delights from the Writers at Woody Point festival this evening.
Le Mo Nay—Julie Masi and Steve Soucy
Aug 21 @ 7pm PDT / 10pm EDT
Fresh takes on jazz standards and old school R&B and 80s pop come at you live from the Ryga Arts Festival in Summerland, BC.
Saturday, August 22
Gerry William Author Reading: The Black Ship & The Woman in the Trees
Aug 22 @ 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT
A member of the Splatsin Indian Band in Enderby, BC, Gerry William reads selections from two of his novels, The Black Ship and The Woman in the Trees. Part of the Ryga Arts Festival.
Fawn Fritzen Matinee Release Concert: HOW TO SAY SORRY AND OTHER LESSONS
Aug 22 @ 1pm PDT / 4pm EDT
How to Say Sorry and Other Lessons describes Fritzen’s “path to self-actualization.” This event will combine live performance with footage from the original 2019 show that was recorded to become this album. There’s a late show too if that’s more your flavour.
Short Play Competition Readings
Aug 22 @ 2:30pm PDT / 5:30pm EDT
The Ryga Arts Festival presents five short plays in its annual competition tonight, offering “the joy and adventure of new writing.”
Shelagh Rogers In Conversation w/Jesse Thistle; Writers in the Wild
Aug 22 @ 3pm PDT / 6pm EDT
Veteran broadcaster Rogers interviews Thistle about his memoir From the Ashes, and writers read from Gros Morne National Park in tonight’s show from Writers at Woody Point.
Jim Byrnes Live with Simon Kendall
Aug 22 @ 7pm PDT / 10pm EDT
Award-winning blues musician Jim Byrnes—his most recent LP is Long Hot Summer Days—will be joined by Simon Kendall for a night of music live from the Ryga Arts Festival.
Sunday, August 23
New Voices : Jamie Fitzpatrick w/ Eva Crocker, Douglas Walbourne-Gough and Heidi Wicks; Music by The Secrets
Aug 23 @ 9:30am PDT / 11:30am EDT
The Writers at Woody Point literary festival offers readings from fresh Canadian perspectives with live music from The Secrets.
Distance Dialogue: Anne Michaels & david sereda
Aug 23 @ 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT
The Writers at Woody Point Novelist and poet Michaels and singer-songwriter sereda for a Distance Dialogue, exchange words and music “in a sustained, charged, intimate conversation…providing profound ways to reflect on mortality and connection in perilous times.” Part of the Ryga Arts Festival.
Kane Miller - Presented by The.Victoria.House
Aug 23 @ 4pm PDT / 7am EDT
The singer-songwriter Miller will play songs from his base of Lakefield, Ontario, providing tunes that are “intimate and organic, a combination of warm instrumentation and well crafted-lyrics that quickly hook the heart of the listener.”
Gordon Grdina - Mainland Concert Series
Aug 23 @ 7pm PDT / 11pm EDT
The Juno-award winning guitarist will play some of his faves in support of Black Lives Matter Vancouver. Mainland Concert Series is an online interactive concert series brought to you by Side Door and Rogers.
Monday, August 24
HØRNS Presents: Folk Off 2020 (Online Festival)
Aug 24 @ 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT
An online folk festival out of New Mexico, the genre-spanning lineup features HØRNS, August James, Doug, DH Scott, Jolynn Alarid, and special guests GRAL Brothers. Proceeds will go to ABQ Healthcare for the Homeless.
Tuesday, August 25
HEALING NITE (Pilot Run)
Aug 25 @ 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT
This is the inaugural edition of HEALING NITE, “a place for collective exploration of consciousness” for those “who are curious to deepen their mindfulness practices.” A guided meditation and discussion.
Wednesday, August 26
David Sikula Trio
Aug 26 @ 7pm PDT / 10pm EDT
The Vancouver-based Sikula and his band perform live from Vancouver jazz spot 2nd Floor Gastown. The menu includes jazz classics, tunes from the American songbook and original compositions with a deep sense of swing, immediacy, warmth, and connection