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In the House Festival showcases music, dance, magic and more in homes and backyards of East Van

Buckman Coe and band. Photo by Diane Smithers as part of Modo’s Community Partnership with the 10th annual In The House Festival. 

Modo is proud to serve as transportation sponsor to the 10th annual In the House Festival, a 2-day extravaganza of music, dance, magic, comedy, burlesque and circus all taking place in the intimacy of someone’s home!

Thirteen houses open up their doors and yards to the East Van festival’s 20 spectacular shows. There’s something for everyone, so don’t miss out on this fabulous community building event!

As part of our Community Partnership, Modo is presenting sponsor of East Van Represent, a showcase of three local musical acts sure to get your foot tappin’ and your hands clappin’. The show is Saturday, June 8 at 7pm and features Glittering Kingdom, Blackberry Wood and Melissa Bandura performing at 1115 Semlin Drive. Join us!

Curious to meet the tight community who produces and supports this beloved festival year after year? Join the free community potluck on Sunday, June 9. Bring a delicious dish to share, plus a plate, cutlery and drinking container to limit waste (they’ll have some on hand for those who forget!). Please note: this is a strictly alcohol-free event.

Learn more about the In The House Festival and buy tickets at We’ve posted the full schedule of events below.

via In The House Festival:

In the House = creation, culture + community!
In the House = friendships, flabbergastation + fabulousness!   

Date: June 7- 9, 2013

Time: Box office opens at 5 pm on June 7 and noon on June 8 + 9.

Community potluck is from 11:30am-1:45pm on June 9.
Address: Various houses around Napier and Victoria. Box office will be on Napier just east of Victoria. Community potluck will be on Lily St.
Tickets: To purchase tickets on line, go to or visit Highlife Records (1317 Commercial Dr).

Friday, June 7th, 2013

7-8:45 pm

The World in Music:
Take a musical trip around the world.
Orchid Ensemble
Robin Layne

Voyage to India:
Experience the beauty of India through music and dance.
South Asian Arts
Neeraja Aptikar
Mandala Arts

9-11 pm

Cabaret Capers:
Comedy, music and shadow puppetry – perfect ingredients for a cabaret!
Maria in the Shower
David C. Jones
Flying Pig Puppet Co.
Erica Mah + The Sargasso Season

Decadent Eccentric:
It’s an unlikely match of fusion bellydance and contact juggling, but dang it works and it’s gorgeous and exciting!
Chris Murdoch

Saturday, June 8th, 2013

2-3:45 pm 

Worlds of Dance:
Dances from around the world weave themselves around contemporary dance in this unique dance showcase.
Afifa Lahbabi
Now or Never Crew
Samar Oriental Dance Ensemble
Mascall Dance 
Matthew Waldie
Meredith Kalaman
African Stages
Sirens of Song:
Sit down, relax, and drown yourselves in these lovely voices.
Yvette Narlock
East Van Morrison 

4-5:45 pm

Musical Stirrings:
Let the deep timbers and the passionate vocals of these groups stir your soul and mesmerize your mind.
Cameron Gunn + The Crafty Crows
Ben Rogers
High Society

Strings Attached:
A string… a simple thing, but create an instrument out of it and all of a sudden the complexities unfold. Listen as the harp, sitar, violin, viola and cello show you the magic that can come out of such a complex simple thing.
Mohamed Assani

7-8:45 pm 

Ain’t No Sittin’ Down:
Come prepared to dance, cause once you hear these beats and rhythms, you won’t have the choice. You’ll be up and boogying in no time flat!
Tonye Aganaba
Sounds of Africa
East Van Represent:
Oh East Van. The talent you produce… Here’s a sampling just for you. Enjoy! (Venue: 1115 Semlin Dr)
Glittering Kingdom
Blackberry Wood
Melissa Bandura
8-10:30 pm
Shadow Jam
Shadowjam is a fully participatory event/workshop where everyone is a performer and everyone is the audience. It’s a magical blend of improvised musical jam, in-the-moment shadow puppetry, and spontaneous storytelling. We start by crafting shadow puppets together around a theme. Then we set up a sheet in the middle of the room, with an overhead projector and puppets on one side and musical instruments all around. Everyone is encouraged to try and responding with the whole picture in mind. Participants often describe it as a shared dream.

What to Bring? An open mind and willingness to participate. 
Optional: Bring a musical intruments, and any interesting objects you think would look good in the shadows.

This event is for Adults & Teens 10 yrs +
Mind of a Snail Puppet Co.
You, the audience 

9-11 pm

Sizzle and Spice:
Burlesque, magic and music… Prepare to be dazzled and gobsmacked, titillated and excited. This show will have you hooting and whistling, laughing and clapping. It’s hot, it’s sexy and it’s a huge bundle of fun! Adults only please.
Razzle Tassel Tease 
Travis Bernhardt
Chai Tea
Vaudeville Vagabonds

Instrumentally Electronic
It may start off as mellow magic, but soon you’ll be up to dance dance dance dance to some amazing beats as musicians blend live instruments with electronics including looping and turntables. Music accompanied by live visuals.
Cris Derksen
Michael Fraser
Rup Sidhu
Ben Z. Cooper
Sunday, June 9th, 2013

11:30-1:45: Free community potluck picnic to celebrate the 10th year anniversary for the In the House Festival! Come to Lily St. to share food, music and fun with your friends, family and neighbors. It’s a potluck, so bring your favorite dish to share. We will provide non-alcoholic beverages, but you can bring your own non-alcoholic beverage too if you want! This is an alcohol-free event, so please don’t bring beer, wine or other alcoholic beverages.

2-3:45 pm

Latin Fever:
Music from Cuba, Brazil and Peru will transport you to tropical climes. So strap on your seatbelts and take that trip around South America that you’ve always wanted to do. 
Matices Del Sur

Juggling Juggernauts:
Curated by Madskillz, this show will astound you with the juggling and prop manipulation exploits of these artists. Prepare to pick your jaw up from the ground! 
Yuki Ueda
Olivier Duveau
Sia Metta
Chris Murdoch
Alexander Grant
Dawn Monette
Ariel Anderson
Jason Stuart
Cameron Fraser
Alley ‘Oop

4-5:45 pm   

Children’s show:
This show is strictly for the kids! Well… parents can come too. The more the merrier really. But be prepared to revel in a whole ton of kidlet mayhem and fun!  
Stories on Wheels
Matthew Johnson

Comedy Central:
Are you ready to laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh and laugh? Don’t forget to bring a healthy amount of tissues to wipe up those tears of laughter. You’ll need them as these comics lay on the best medecine there is.
Jane Stanton
The Bobbers
Ivan Decker

7-8:45 pm

Touch of Celt:
Get your feet moving and tapping to the mad fiddling and swirling rythms of Celtic music and dance. You just won’t be able to stop! 
Jocelyn Pettit Band
Rakish Angles
Fiddle Stix

The Originals:
It’s our 10 year anniversary, and to celebrate it, we’re bringing back some amazing folks who performed at the very, very, very first In the House Festival all those years ago.
CR Avery
Body Narratives Collective
Naomi Steinberg
Crystal Precious

9-11 pm

Grand Finale: 
It’s a circus. It’s amazing. Need I say more? 
The Underground Circus 
Deanna Knight and the Hot Club of Mars

For more details on performers and schedules, please go to
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