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Class/Workshop, Children
(Online) Zaniac Zoom Class
Join Alex Zerbe for this one-of-a-kind experience! A professional performer for over 20 years, Alex has appeared on America’s Got Talent and performed for more than 2,500 schools nationwide. Alex will give you a crash course in juggling, balancing, and beatboxing as well as some easy-to-learn magic tricks, sight gags, and funny faces. This class is super low-key and extra silly. Note: Class will run via Zoom. Participants will receive a confirmation email with instructions to join the Zoom meeting.
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A cappella, Acoustic, Bluegrass, Folk, Americana/Roots, Family/Child, Special Event, Open Mic/Music
(Virtual) Arbutus Open Mic
The Arbutus Acoustic Open Mic is the 2nd Monday of every month from 7-9 pm. Arrive between 6-6:45 to sign up to perform. Our Open Mic Night is a chance for acoustic music lovers and practitioners to share with the community and gain valuable experience and support. This event is all ages, open genre and all acoustic. Starting Monday Jan 13, 2020 the Arbutus Open Mic will be located at Percival Place (formerly Ben Moore’s Cafe).
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Talks/Lectures
(Virtual) Grit City Think & Drink - From Black Lives Matter to Black Wives Matter: Exploring How Pornography Has Sexualized Social Justice Movements
FROM BLACK LIVES MATTER TO BLACK WIVES MATTER: EXPLORING HOW PORNOGRAPHY HAS SEXUALIZED SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENTS with Dr. Carolyn West, UW Tacoma. In the summer of 2013, after George Zimmerman's acquittal for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the movement began with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter (BLM). Porno producers quickly created the video “Black Wives Matter” and declared that “Civil rights have never been this dirty.” In solidarity with the BLM movement, pornography companies called for “an end to racist marketing practices and films that rely on stereotypes and ignorance.” Using a content analysis of more than 6,000 front and back covers of adult DVDs featuring Black performers, in this Think&Drink Dr. West will explore the racist tropes that have been depicted in pornography during the past 20 years. Grab your favorite beverage while we have a PG-13 rated discussion of the implications of turning contemporary social justice movements into X-rated material. Dr. Carolyn West is Professor of Clinical Psychology at UWT where she teaches courses on the Psychology of Black Women and Sex Crimes and Sexual Violence. Dr. West also has written extensively on racism in sexualized media. In 2018 she produced the documentary “Let Me Tell Ya’ll ‘Bout Black Chicks: Images of Black Women in Pornography,” which has been screened at international conferences. She also has worked as an expert witness in domestic violence/sexual assault cases, delivered keynote addresses, conducted workshops, and created innovative training materials to educate and equip professionals with the skills to provide culturally sensitive services to domestic violence and sexual assault survivors of color. She can be reached at www.DrCarolynWest.com.
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Class/Workshop, Education
Academic & Career Road Mapping
With growing class sizes, students and families are always searching for additional academic support. The course is designed to assist students and families in navigating the college process by developing academic and career road maps for high school and beyond. This workshop is an affordable approach to help students envision their futures and help them develop a college-going and career mindset. Students learn about different learning institutions, careers and apprenticeship options and how to pay for them.
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Class/Workshop, Education
Academic & Career Road Mapping
With growing class sizes, students and families are always searching for additional academic support. Course is designed to assist students and families in navigating the college process by developing academic and career road maps for high school and beyond. This workshop is an affordable approach to help students envision their futures and help them develop a college-going and career mindset. Students learn about different learning institutions, careers and apprenticeship options and how to pay for them.
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Class/Workshop, Children
Adventure Kids Yoga (Virtual)
Roar like a lion, hiss like a snake, find your balance in mountain, root down and rise up like a tree! Adventure Kids Yoga will use imaginative play and storytelling to cultivate holistic health and expose kids from a young age to the benefits of yoga. Namely, cultivating strength and balance, and practicing techniques for relaxation and deep breathing. Kids will feel empowered in a creative, caring, small group environment and go on a new adventure every week.
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Class/Workshop, Children
Adventure Kids Yoga (Virtual)
Roar like a lion, hiss like a snake, find your balance in mountain pose, root down and rise up like a tree! Adventure kid’s yoga will use imaginative play and storytelling to cultivate holistic health and expose kids from a young age to the benefits of yoga. Namely, cultivating strength and balance, and practicing techniques for relaxation and deep breathing. Kids will feel empowered in a creative, caring, small group environment and go on a new adventure every week.
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Rock,Classical,Metal,Chamber Music
Apocalyptica
Since 1996 and the release of their debut album, "Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos," Apocalyptica -- graduates of the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Finland -- have been developing a style that is tough to put a name to... 'Heavy Cello Mayhem'? 'Rock'n' Resin'?! ... The possibilities are vast, but whatever the latest tag, the fact remains that never before had a group of classically-trained cellists, metal fans to a man, attempted to fuse together the seemingly disparate worlds of classical music & hard rock ...of Prokofiev & Pantera ... Shostakovich & Slayer ... to seek out the middle ground between the mosh pit & the orchestra pit, the dinner jacket & the denim jacket, whilst being 100 percent respectful to both camps.
www.apocalyptica.com
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Rock,Classical,Metal,Chamber Music
Apocalyptica
Since 1996 and the release of their debut album, "Apocalyptica Plays Metallica by Four Cellos," Apocalyptica -- graduates of the prestigious Sibelius Academy in Finland -- have been developing a style that is tough to put a name to... 'Heavy Cello Mayhem'? 'Rock'n' Resin'?! ... The possibilities are vast, but whatever the latest tag, the fact remains that never before had a group of classically-trained cellists, metal fans to a man, attempted to fuse together the seemingly disparate worlds of classical music & hard rock ...of Prokofiev & Pantera ... Shostakovich & Slayer ... to seek out the middle ground between the mosh pit & the orchestra pit, the dinner jacket & the denim jacket, whilst being 100 percent respectful to both camps.
www.apocalyptica.com
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Class/Workshop, Children
Babysitting Class
This course is designed to prepare 11-15 year olds for the responsibility of safely caring for infants and children. A dynamic, interactive, activity-based program provides the participant with numerous hands-on learning experiences. This course includes instruction in CPR, first aid techniques, problem solving methods, and supervision. Don’t forget to wear comfortable clothing and a mask.
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