Past Events

April 10th, 2020 to June 11th, 2020


March 2nd, 2020 to May 31st, 2021

Pender and Carrall Street




A Social Space for New Culture    Music Art Ideas




February 22nd, 2020 to February 29th, 2020

Pender and Carrall Street




Curated by a different artist each month
February 13th, 2020

Skwachàys Lodge

31 West Pender St.


8 East Pender St.



Concerts, talks and story-sharing events, pairing emerging DTES Small Arts Grants recipients and Indigenous Artists with NOW Society Musicians.



February 8th, 2020

Pender and Carrall Street

Neighborhood Stories, a NOW Society informal talk series at 8EAST
From 12 to 1:30 pm, on the second Saturday of the month.
Our Next talk will be on Saturday February 8 at 12 pm
360 Riot Walk: Video Walking Tour of the 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver
An informal talk with Henry Tsang
December 6th, 2019

East Pender and Carral Streets




Resonating Reconciliation Listening Session Party


Presentations of three Residential School Survivor Documentaries
from First Nations Radio Documentary Producers with improvised musical and visual responses.


November 28th, 2019 to December 19th, 2019




NOW 2020 Spring workshops

Facilitated and Curated by Lisa Cay Miller


Wendesdays Online 6 - 7pm, April 29 - June 17

April 29 Lisa Cay Miller
May 6 Douglas Ewart
May 13 Lan Tung
May 20 Aram Bajakian
May 27 Douglas Ewart
June 3  Qiu Xia He
June 10 Aram Bajakian
June 17 Elisa Thorn



November 1st, 2019 to November 9th, 2019
Various Venues




Trading Places: Un Échange is a vibrant residency program begun in 2016 that takes place in Montréal and Vancouver two of Canada’s foremost centers of improvised music. The Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, Music on Main, the NOW Society, Suoni Per Il Popolo and the Western Front curate in collaboration, providing  support for artistic practice and opportunities for growth through cultural exchange.


Trading Places: Un Échange est un programme de résidence dynamique qui a débuté en 2016 et qui se déroule à Montréal et à Vancouver, deux des principaux centres de musique improvisée au Canada. La Coastal Jazz and Blues Society, Music on Main, le NOW Society, Suoni Per Il Popolo et le Western Front organisent en collaboration un soutien à la pratique artistique et aux opportunités de croissance par le biais d'échanges culturels.

October 25th, 2019

Pender and Carrall Street

October 21st, 2019 to November 18th, 2019
Western Front

303 8 AVE E




Workshops Mondays 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the Western Frtong

October 21 - with James Meger
October 28 - with Dakota Bear
November 4 - with Elizabeth Millar and Sam Shalabi
November 11 - Rehearsal with Ben Brown and Peggy Lee


November 7, 5:30 - 11pm @8EAST: Trading Places: Un Échange Marathon
November 18, 8pm @ Western Front: Workshop Concert