Stream Team: Week of April 9
Here’s who you can catch live on Side Door this week.
Thursday, April 9
The innovative and outre Halifax live art company HEIST celebrates its fourth birthday with a fantastic voyage of live drag, dancing, and lip sync. Hosted by founders Aaron Collier and Richie Wilcox—of course in their respective Princess Edward and Abel T. Suckizone personas—the HEIST birthday show will be bookended by DJ sets with guests performing lip sync roulette (and dancing) in between. There’s a prize for best costume, so haul out your sequins.
8pm AST, $6
Two Vancouver institutions—Locals Lounge, a monthly music night at Railway Stage, and CreativeMornings, a monthly online breakfast meet-up for creatives—join forces to beam the Locals experience into your home. Tonight Ian Cromwell hosts Buckman Coe, the folk-soul artist who’ll play songs from his varied catalogue.
6pm PST, $6
An online arts festival hosted by blues guitarist Myc Sharratt out of Nanaimo, British Columbia, Live is But a Stream will feature performances by Sharratt’s buds with proceeds benefitting local food banks.
April 10-12, 6pm PST, $10
Saturday, April 11
Side Door’s co-founder reps his day job from his basement every Saturday afternoon as long as self-isolation is in place (“until the fog has lifted,” in his words). He’ll be taking requests and donating the proceeds to the Tri-Cities Transitions Society, which has been helping to support people and families experiencing intimate partner violence since 1975.
12pm PST, $6
Sunday, April 12
One of Canada’s most engaging and hilarious performers is on night two of a 9-week residency in his own house. Michel promises the location will change—“some days from my studio, some days from my van, the forest, the bonfire”—and encourages requests. “I would have never believed this could have felt so cool,” he says of last weekend’s inaugural gig. “Usually on stage, I stare into the darkness. But here, I see everyone up close, and a glimpse into THEIR life. It was very moving.”
3pm EST, $7
Thursday, April 16
Squamish Nation official spokesperson Khelsilem will speak to the issues surrounding reconciliation in Canada in “a candid and thought-provoking conversation about the realities, opportunities, risks, and roles each of us can play in reconciliation and beyond.” The event includes an opening performance by musician Salia Joseph of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Snuneymuxw First Nations. Proceeds will be donated to Kwi Awt Stelmxw, an organization dedicated to revitalizing the language of the Squamish people.
6pm PST, $6 suggested donation