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Ping-Pong at Public Disco! 100in1day!
12:30 PM12:30

Ping-Pong at Public Disco! 100in1day!

Our Pink table will be set up all day to join in for a second round of Public Disco fun in Alley Oop. Rally in the alley! (。・ω・)ρ┳┷┳゚σ(・ω・*)

VIA PUBLIC DISCO: Save the date! We're popping-up in Downtown's vibrant Alley Oop laneway for 100In1Day Vancouver!

We're bringing you our most acclaimed lineup yet with sets from Niña MendozaNeighbourWabi Time and Ryan Wells.

Public Disco is a series of open air dance parties in reimagined urban spaces ranging from plazas and parking lots to back alleys around Vancouver. Check out #PublicDisco on social media for photos from our last 6 events!

The space we will be activating is a bright and colourful laneway at Granville & Pender that was transformed by the Downtown Business Improvement Association and HCMA Architecture to help provide a new space for events and social interaction in the heart of the city. Learn more

Our dance floor is a safe space for people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, abilities and sexual orientations to express their identity and set their body free on the dancefloor. We encourage vibrant self-expression, mutual respect and social engagement. When you step into this space, know that you are among friends. Our community is your community. Don't forget to look out for one another.

For those that need a little help adding some sparkle to their look we have a free biodegradable glitter and face painting station manned by professional makeup artist Jena jac.

Public Disco at Alleyoop will feature ping pong from frida&frank, children's toys, places to sit and dancing accessories for play. Bring the whole family!

This event is made possible thanks to the generous support of Downtown VancouverViva Vancouver and Evergreen BC.

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winteraction: Dance through Downtown
8:00 PM20:00

winteraction: Dance through Downtown

Mission: Operation D.A.N.C.E.
Objective: Create Smiles in Downtown Vancouver.

Join the Party4Health team in creating spontaneous dance parties throughout Vancouver's central core, in the most sneaky of fashions.

This event is apart of winteraction! A full day of Winter Activations in downtown Vancouver, on January 27, 2017. Mark your calendars!

#Timeforwinteraction #winteraction

🎈 Party Values 🎉

Active Engagement: We are in the here and now.
Natural Euphoria: We get high off each other, not off alcohol or drugs.
Inclusion: We invite people to join, instead of judging.
Mindfulness: We behave respectfully and courteously.
Leave No Trace: We respect the community in which we party.

Drugs and alcohol are illegal in public spaces. At this event, we ask you to refrain from alcohol or drug consumption. Caffeine is OK. The whole premise of Party4Health is to design events that make people feel naturally high.

Hell yea to Guayakí Yerba Mate!

By reading this and dancing with us, you assume complete responsibility for your personal safety. You acknowledge that dancing in large groups of people carries inherent risks, and you accept these risks. The risks include, but are not restricted to: tripping/falling, collision with objects/people, and hypothermia. WE ARE NOT YOUR CHAPERONES and ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SAFETY.


Party4Health is the future of partying: partying for reasons of benefiting our interpersonal skills, physical and emotional health, and relationships. We are a group of social innovators that leverage partying to promote health and community. We are creating a more engaging, inclusive, and exhilarating alternative to conventional party and entertainment culture. 

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Rowdy and healthy since 2016.

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winteraction: Hot+Noisy Chinatown Mahjong Social
3:00 PM15:00

winteraction: Hot+Noisy Chinatown Mahjong Social

2018 CNY Edition of Hot+Noisy Chinatown Mahjong Social on Sat January 27 features:
- Fai Chun writing 手寫揮春
- Paper-cutting 剪紙
- Make your own lion heads for procession to Keefer Triangle! 

Play-Teach-Learn Mahjong and other Chinese games・齊來參與麻雀耍樂及各種遊戲
BYOPP (Bring Your Own Poh-Poh)・誠邀你的家人和長輩
Community free play。No gambling・免費公眾活動。不含賭博成分

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POP! a Rainy Day Refuge
11:30 AM11:30

POP! a Rainy Day Refuge

Looking for something to do on a rainy day in Vancouver? Get out of your bubble and come check out ours! 

Join us on Saturday, January 27 for a day of free activities taking place in a G I A N T B U B B L E that will blow you away! 

POP! is a one-day public event brought to life through a partnership between the CityHive Youth Hubs, frida&frankVancouver Design Nerds, and Viva Vancouver as a part of winteraction

winteraction is a seasonal celebration of connection and play! Events will be taking place across Vancouver and North Vancouver on January 27 in a collaborative effort to combat social isolation and seasonal affective disorder in the wintertime. 

Check out the winteraction events page to find out more about what will be happening across the Vancouver and North Vancouver: 

11:30-1:45 | Design Jam by Vancouver Design Nerds
We live in a rainy city, and indoor space for public events can be hard to find, but that doesn’t have to stop community engagement outdoors, just because it’s wet! Over the last few months, we’ve been prototyping possible forms for this bubble structure, currently featured at POP! Now we want to hear from you! How might we scale this bubble platform for various installments around town, with strategic partners, to make a real splash? Join us for an exciting and condensed design jam as we ideate on possibilities to bring change to our communities. 

2:00-4:00 | Public Spaces Storytelling by the Civic Engagement Youth Hub
What role do public spaces have in our lives? They are often spaces of conflict and avoidance but also cooperation, sharing and relationship building. Come and join CityHive as we celebrate youth storytellers who have a story/experience/complaint/insight about our parks, community centres, libraries, and other public spaces! Warning: youth may share stories that may make you laugh, cry, cringe, inspire you, or any combination of the above! After the sharing of stories, CityHive’s Civic Engagement team will facilitate a public conversation/activity about the past/present/future of our public spaces and their role in our lives so be sure to stick around.

4:30-6:30 | Live performance by Soft Fit and Big Zen

This event would not be possible without all the lovely help and hands of many:
-Lighting by Hfour
-Poster by Joyce Liao + Jessica Broomfield
-Ping-Pong by frida&frank

We would like to respectfully acknowledge that the land this event takes place on is the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.

#winteraction #timeforwinteraction #vanbubble

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winteraction: Open Science Network
11:00 AM11:00

winteraction: Open Science Network

  • 1657 Charles Street Vancouver, BC, V5L 2T4 Canada (map)
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Poppers in the Park

Grandview Park (1657 Charles St, Vancouver)

11:00 to 3:00

Come see what happens when a little chemistry happens in a film canister. 

The Open Science Network participates in science outreach events throughout the region.  We will be participating in a Community Science Celebration at Britannia Community Centre with a variety of hands on science related activities.  The indoor activities will include math puzzles; a microscope with different specimens to examine; a plasma ball; and other interactive displays.  Outside, we will have some Alka-Seltzer poppers to demonstrate the principles of pressure and chemical reactions.

The goal of the day is to bring together people to learn a little about science, encourage active participation in science and bring out a sense of wonder.  We look forward to the opportunity to do an outdoor activity as the majority of the events we attend are indoors.

#winteraction #timeforwinteraction

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winteraction: The Raincoat Project
10:00 AM10:00

winteraction: The Raincoat Project

Presented by Iva Jankovic
The Raincoat Project is a celebration of Winter fashion and
the power of bad weather to bring people together. The
project consists of three oversized, yellow PVC rain- coats
with the words “come on in” painted on them. Hung just
above eye-level, these jackets invite passersby to huddle in
close and share in a superbly instagrammable moment
crowned by a memorable selfie. It invites them to reenact
childhood memories of playing in the rain and embrace the
beautiful contrast of colours against the dreary backdrop of
our often rainy city. The hope is that visitors will leave
feeling slightly more enthusiastic about the fun of Winter
weather, having enjoyed themselves, and perhaps having
met someone new. The display will take place between
10am and 5pm on January 27th, in the outdoor space in
front of the North Vancouver City Hall. The coats will be
hung from trees using a system of ropes and a structural
support to keep the jackets open. The hashtags
#winteraction and #timeforwinteraction will be painted on
the jackets, encouraging the public to post their pictures
and share the excitement about Winter over social media!

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Sparkle Party 4: Holiday Soiree for Changemakers
to Dec 9

Sparkle Party 4: Holiday Soiree for Changemakers

For the 4th year, Transformation Projects is happy to host Vancouver's solution-seekers, change-makers, truth-speakers, art-makers and justice-keepers under one giant umbrella of celebration, snacks, tea, art, dance and friends. Come in your sparkliest! 

All the Folks: We made this party for you. 

WHEN: Friday Dec 8th @ 9PM - 2AM
WHERE: 326 W 5th Ave (Corner of 5th / Alberta St) 
Unceded Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-waututh Territory, Vancouver, BC. 
DRESS: Sparkly! Sequins ! ie. whatever makes you feel FAB·U·LOUS.
FOOD: Your Ticket includes: Veggie pot-pies, cheese plates, + savoury snacks (as long as you dont arrive too late). 

This building will host the friendliest and funkiest dance floor. Upstairs will be a Gong Fu Cha Tea Tasting lounge hosted by local Teajays. Annnnnddddd a rad Photobooth. Check out last year's results here. 

A New Friendship Generator Environment (patent pending): Featuring "actually connecting with folks" powered by very tasty food, very groovy and sublimely chill tunes and vibey lighting. 

11PM-2AM SaunaBus Environment: Hosted by BC Mobile Sauna Society. Towel rentals avail, tea is served. Sauna: A respectful, safe, quiet, happy cozy warm space for you and your crew as you traverse the party-scape. 

TICKETS: $26 General Admittance, $22 w/ Your Organization’s Discount Code, $16 for Elders, Students. 

You can buy a general addmission ticket or - get a discount code from an organization. An organization can either sponsor tickets for their staff or pledge to sell a block of tickets at $22ea to their staff (you set your own goal). We provide you with a unique promo code to share with your people. Email us for info on the discounted ticket blocks:

ORGANIZATIONS PARTYING TOGETHER (so far):  CityStudio, Social Venture Institute, Radius Social Impact SFU, Social Change Institute ... Aaaaaannnnd yours? ASK:

ACCESSIBILITY: Gender-diverse accessible washrooms. The West Building now has wheelchair accessible washrooms on the ground floor. Do not hesitate to contact us with any further questions on accessibility:

TRANSIT: The Beaumont Studio is 2 blocks from the Olympic Village SkyTrain Station (stop 980).

SPARKLES: An eco-sparkle company based in Denmark. You can get Bio-degradable (made from Eucalyptus Trees) sparkles here.

CONTACT: Adrian Sinclair or Andrea Curtis: // 778.837.8889

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Meet the Public Space Makers
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the Public Space Makers

As part of the Lumiere Vancouver, join the City of Vancouver for a speaker series on public space in the Lumiere tent in Jim Deva Plaza!

As Vancouver evolves, it’s important that we take a hard look at how our public spaces function. Who are Vancouver’s public space makers? What kind of public spaces do we need in Downtown Vancouver? How can we better program and enjoy our public spaces year round?

This event will bring together some of Vancouver’s top public space activators for a fun and creative speaker series on the topic of public life in a rainy city. Don’t forget to dress warm! The event will be moderated by Jenniffer Sheel, City of Vancouver's Manager of Street Activities.

6:00pm - Eleanor Arkin and Haley Roeser, frida&frank
6:15pm - Alexandra Kenyon, HCMA Architecture + Design
6:30pm - Adrian Sinclair and Andrea Curtis, Transformation Projects
6:45pm - Ellie Niakan, Lead of Integral Light Studio Canada
7:00pm - Wil Aballe, Wil Aballe Art Projects - WAAP/Curator, Lumiere Vancouver
7:15pm - Mitchell Reardon, Vancouver Public Space Network
7:30pm - Anthonia Ogundele, Director, Hogan's Alley Trust
7:45pm - Stuart Ward and Ben Cooper, Hfour Studio
8:00pm - Victor Quezada, Lighting Artist, AES Engineering
8:15pm - Tessica Truong and Veronika Bylicki, CityHive

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frida&frank at Kids In the Hall
1:00 PM13:00

frida&frank at Kids In the Hall

Kids in the Hall is back, and is bigger +  better than ever!  

Saturday, November 18th, 1-4PM

North Vancouver City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver


The theme for this year is Welcome to the City!

This FREE event includes:

  • International Snacks
  • Multilingual greeters and event navigators
  • Interactive and communal art projects
  • ping-pong from frida&frank
  • dance party by DANCEPLAY
  • Police car and backhoe
  • Lego room
  • Build-a-Park
  • Button making
  • Bike rodeo
  • Performances
  • Prizes and swag
  • Info (and coffee!) for parents
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Ping-Pong Party On!
to Nov 18

Ping-Pong Party On!


After a day full of Culture Crawl activites, join us at MakerLabs for a night of good tunes, good times, and table tennis! 

stellar Djs for the evening include:
a la mode

beer provided by good company lager


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Wintertime at Vernon/Adanac!
3:00 PM15:00

Wintertime at Vernon/Adanac!

In partnership with VIVA-Vancouver, frida&frank will be acting as stewards of Vernon/Adanac throughout the months of November and December

With this role comes great fun and responsibility! Come talk to us about ideas you have for the space and any events you'd like to make come to life!

This is also the time for us to work on our winter-focused activations, looking at how we can embrace the rain! (Clip-in covering coming to the space soon ☺ )

We will be at the space every other week for the upcoming months. Come play ping-pong and say hi!

November 14, 28

December 12

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Mosaics Continued!
10:00 AM10:00

Mosaics Continued!

  • 1209 Adanac St Vancouver, BC, V6A 2C8 Canada (map)
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Thanks again to everyone who came out and made this piece of art come to life! We loved doing it so much that we are going to do it again. 

We are back from Amsterdam and still have a bunch of materials from the previous mosaic event, so we would like to invite you to come out and invite all your creative friends. This time it there will be no specific design guidelines so come and explore your own mosaic potentials! 

Hope to see you there! 

all the love, 


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