Past Events

February 22nd, 2020 to March 1st, 2020

Pender and Carrall Street




Curated by a different artist each month
December 7th, 2019 to March 8th, 2020



Guided informal group listening to recordings and talks



December 6th, 2019 to December 7th, 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 20th, 2019




NOW Society Online workshops

Facilitated and Curated by Lisa Cay Miller

We are pleased to offer these online improvisation workshops, free to NOW Members, as a way to gather safely and make music together.



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 to October 26th, 2019

Pender and Carrall Street

October 21st, 2019 to November 19th, 2019
Western Front

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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



October 19th, 2019

Pender and Carrall Street

The NOW Society announces our listening station at 8EAST.

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October 17th, 2019 to October 18th, 2019

Pender and Carrall Street

Naloxone Training Session with Trish Dribnenki-Pennock and Vancouver Coastal Health Nurses.

An overdose prevention and response trainging session to educate people how to use naloxone. Open to NOW volunteers, musician partners, staff and members and the NOW Board of Directors. Register here (registration limited to 18). FREE. Refreshments follow the workshop.




June 20th, 2019 to June 21st, 2019

8 East Pender St. (x street Carrall)

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Indigenous Women Dancing Stories of Transformation

A weekend of performances and events focusing on women in the arts, and dance works by contemporary Indigenous female artists.
Curated by Olivia C. Davies and supported through The Dance Centre’s Artist-in-Residence program.

Mariaa Randall (Australia) + Cheyenne Rain LeGrande (Canada)

Thursday June 20 | 7pm
8EAST, 8 East Pender Street, Vancouver, BC