RANDOM ACTS OF POETRY 17th Oct 2020 - 24th Oct 2020 - DefSup presents, the annual Random Acts of Poetry performance project! RAP will take place as two activities: an outdoor afternoon event on Sat. Oct. 17th & an indoor evening event on Sat. Oct 24th. Sat. Oct. 17th, 12:00- 3:30pm: Enjoy an outdoor series of Random Acts of Poetry performances. Enjoy listening to original poetry and short prose, by spoken word performers and singer-songwriters/musicians. The performances will take place in picturesque downtown north parks and nearby urban areas. Meet us at any, or all, of the performance locations, or tour with us as we walk from place to place, all socially distanced. Performances in each location, are max. 20 min. in duration. No pre-registration is required, to attend this outdoor, socially-distanced performance series. Schedule: Featured performers: Betty Carpick, Jana Rae Yerxa, Taina Maki Chahal, Renee Terpstra, Nolan Schmerk (aka Solomon/hip hop) & more TBC. 1) Outside Calico Coffee House: 12pm-12:30 PM (316 Bay St./next to The Hoito stairs) 2) Hillcrest Park: 1:00-1:30 PM Go for an awe-inspiring walk, and find us performing near the lake-facing sidewalk or in the main field. 3) Waverley Park – Pavilion: 2:00-2:30 PM Find your sweet spot to listen, amongst the tall friendly trees in this heritage park. 4) “Graffiti Art Alley”- Cooke St.: 3-3:30 PM Go for an art walk and enjoy poetry in front of Die Active Art Collective’s colourful murals. (Enter Cooke St, across from St. Paul Roastery @ 11 St. Paul St.- TBay’s home of excellent roastery coffee. __________________________ Saturday October 24th, 7 – 10pm Pre-registration required ( Eventbrite ) An indoor Open House event, featuring a series of short, Random Acts of Poetry performances. Enjoy original spoken word, poetry, prose, singer-songwriters and musicians. All taking place at the new location of Definitely Superior Art Gallery (DefSup), 115 N. Cumberland, in the gallery’s Cinema 3. Those attending are also invited to see our inaugural contemporary art exhibition, 2020 Future Vision in our main gallery, featuring works by 40 regional/ national/ international artists. Schedule and Performers TBA. Pre-registration is required (*viaEventbrite) to attend this indoor, socially-distanced performance series, following Local/Ontario maximum attendance Covid-19 restrictions for indoor public gatherings. Those attending the event are required to socially distance & wear a mask as per the local health unit mandatory mask order (w/ limited exceptions) and provide contact tracing info (discarded after 30 days) ———————- What is the Open House Series? In answer to these unique times and the evolving landscape of arts presentation, DefSup has developed the brand new “Open House Series”. A few times a year, DefSup will host a variety of multidisciplinary happenings , Live @ Defsup. This is an opportunity for artists to present new works in a professional contemporary setting, with a live audience. Expect to experience spoken word, poetry, art, music, performance and more, Live @ DefSup. Each event will have a “Feature” presentation and an “Open Mic” or hands on component. Events are currently capped at 50 attendees, registered and contact traced through Eventbrite, and social distancing/mask regulations followed. We offer a safe venue that is all ages, accessible and admission by donation. Let’s continue to support the arts and artists, engage and connect with their new creations. What is Random Acts of Poetry? The 15th annual Random Acts of Poetry (RAP) on October 17th and 24th, 2020, will feature a diversity of poetry performances. Featuring spoken word performers and singer-songwriters/musicians, wearing their iconic bright orange “poetry construction crew” coveralls. This poetry outreach performance project, promotes literacy, art and poetry (“creative literacy”) in places where people live their everyday lives. … It’s Poetry Construction Season!!!