I am hoping that you are having a good day and finding moments of laughter here and there. Speaking of laugher, the other day, I was on my laptop working on some school-related things on the back deck of our house while our large black cat named Owl was lying on her back underneath the barbeque. Only the bottom half of her torso and her legs were sticking out from under the bbq. I was just about to grab my camera and take a picture of her with the intention of posting it on Facebook with the caption, “In her former life, she was a car mechanic”, but alas, she rolled over and moved entirely under the bbq before I had the chance. She’s pretty hilarious and she made me laugh. She insists that she is much better at relaxing than I am…..
Onto music news! I’m having a house concert on Saturday, May 24th at our place in Vancouver. If you are interested in coming, email me to reserve seats. I only have a few spots left so please only email me if you are sure you can make it. (firstname.lastname@example.org). More details are below. I hope you can join us….that is, if you live in the vicinity. On the “house concert” note, if you would be interested in booking me for a house concert, contact me at the above email address and if I’m on tour somewhere near you or we live within a couple of hours of each other, that would be cool! House concerts are fun and relatively painless to pull-off. And, they are a great way to have a house party.
The first screening of Heal Myself is happening on June 20th in Ajax, Ontario. At this screening, audience members will be able to give Carla, the filmmaker (www.emptycupmedia.ca), some feedback about the film so that she can improve the film with further edits. There will be a cocktail hour along with a Q&A and I will be there as well. (www.healmyself.ca). More details are below. This event is a private event for major funders and soon, Carla will be booking further screenings and submitting it to various film festivals. Stay tuned!
Other than, all of this, I am busy working on my Master’s Degree, figuring out what my school year will look like next year in terms of research, courses and work; and I’m organizing what I am doing for the summer. Sometimes, I feel so busy, I need to watch and learn from Owl….unfortunately, I am not able to squeeze myself under the bbq! One of the ways I do like to relax is going hiking. Yesterday afternoon, I did my first spring hike (a short one but well worth it!) of the year with a friend to Dog Mountain on the north shore mountains here in Vancouver. It has a stunning view of the city at the top and a pair of Ravens always come by for a visit.
I hope you are all well in your lives. I am hoping to see some of you on my travels.
As such, I will leave you with a list of my upcoming shows. Please join me for a show!
Yours in music,
Upcoming dates: (www.katereid.net/calendar)
Saturday, May 24 – 8pm
Vancouver House Concert
doors at 7pm/show at 8pm
$20/person (Includes house concert plus appetizers + non-alcoholic bevvies. BYOB.)
Email me: email@example.com for the address and to reserve seats for this fun event!
Sunday, June 1 – all day
BC Government & Service Employees' Union Human Rights Conference
Westin Bayshore Hotel
1601 Bayshore Dr.,
I will the keynote performer at the BCGEU's Human Rights Conference this June in Vancouver.
Saturday, June 14 – 8pm
Prince Edward County House Concert
Andrew and Andy's house concerts are so fun that we're doing it again....for the fourth time! To reserve seats and for house address, email Andy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, June 20th, 2014 – 7pm
Heal Myself - The Documentary screening
St. Francis Centre, 1001 Ravenscroft Rd. Ajax On Canada
The first screening of Heal Myself - a documentary film by Carla Sinclair and Empty Cup Media about the power of music to transform. Music by yours truly. This first screening is a private screening for benefactors of the film. For more info, email email@example.com. Stay tuned for a screening in a town near you.
Saturday, June 28 – 8pm
Robert's Creek Pride
Robert's Creek, BC
More info coming soon!
Monday, June 30 – all day
Private wedding-Marika and Leonie
Congratulations Marika and Leonie!
Can you believe I actually got approved to perform the wedding ceremony for a Marika and Leonie? What a riot…I’m now a wedding singer and marriage officiant!)
Wednesday, July 1 - 7pm
Bush Pilot Room - Yukon Transportation Museum
30 Electra Crescent, Whitehorse, YT
To reserve tickets, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, July 3 – 7pm
Yukon House Concert
Marika and Leonie’s house
To reserve seats and for house address, email: email@example.com.
Thursday, July 10 - Sunday, July 13
Camp fYrefly Calgary - Artist-in-Residence
See Camp fYrefly Calgary website for details. (www.fyrefly.ualberta.ca/Calgary). I will be the Artist-in-Residence for Camp fYrefly, an amazing 4-day leadership camp for queer and allied youth in from July 10-13th in Calgary, AB.
Sunday, July 13 – 7-9pm
Calgary House Concert
Bonnie and Patti’s house
To reserve seats and for house address, email Bonnie: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, July 17
Opening for comedienne Suzanne Westenhoefer
WISE Hall 1882 Adanac St (@ Victoria Drive)
$26 advance via PayPal / $32 at door.
For info, email Pat: email@example.com.
For tickets, go to: www.soundsandfuries.com/concerts
Saturday, August 16 – all day
Red Deer Pride Festival
Red Deer, AB
Stay tuned, more infoto come!
Saturday, August 30
Lake Cowichan, BC
Stay tuned, more info to come!
Sunday, August 31
Private wedding-Beverly and Shannon!
Vancouver Island, BC
Congratulations Beverly and Shannon!
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