The ROOTS Party
Aug
18
9:00 PM21:00

The ROOTS Party

Dance night at the Anza Club.

The Roots Party centers its music selection on highly danceable traditional beats from around the globe, and features a dance performance and a complimentary dance lesson.    Be ready to move your body to Soca, Salsa, Reggae, Samba, Coupé-Décalé, Dancehall, Bhangra, Merengue, Punta, Reggaetón, Middle-Eastern, Soukouss and many more rhythms.

The Roots Party echoes what Tropical Fever used to be back in the day!

Dress to sweat!

https://www.facebook.com/therootsparty/

 

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Aug
25
9:00 PM21:00

Africa Dance

Come out and move your body to the incredible beats of DJ Diallo.

Let us share with you the best and the latest vibes from Africa and the Caribbean

This event runs the last Saturday of every month, great music & great people

$13 at the door

 

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Goundwerk - Listening Party
Aug
29
7:30 PM19:30

Goundwerk - Listening Party

These monthly meet-ups are for anyone interested in new electronic music and underground dance music that is made in Vancouver: producers, fans, creatives in related fields, or the curious :)
It's a great place to connect and meet new friends and industry people
Starting with a keynote at 8pm, then listen to brand new tracks made by producers in attendance

Invite your friends, we'd like to see this community continue to grow!

Doors: 7:30pm
Keynote: 8:00pm
Pay: what you can
19+ with ID
ATM on site

What is a Listening Party?

Our listening party series is a monthly gathering where we come together in a casual setting to listen to music which has been submitted by local artists leading up to the event. Each event we gain knowledge from a keynote speaker on a range of topics relevant to pushing the music scene forward in Vancouver. These events are informal affairs, not simply for producers, but anyone who enjoys and appreciates local music.

What Is Groundwerk?

Groundwerk Vancouver is a group of electronic music enthusiasts passionate about showcasing local arts and nurturing community. Our goal is to host events that serve as a hub for our community to grow by encouraging creativity, sharing knowledge, creating mentorships and fostering new connections between both newcomers and veterans in Vancouver's music scene.
Visit us at groundwerkvancouver.com

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The ROOTS Party
Sep
1
9:00 PM21:00

The ROOTS Party

Dance night at the Anza Club.

The Roots Party centers its music selection on highly danceable traditional beats from around the globe, and features a dance performance and a complimentary dance lesson.    Be ready to move your body to Soca, Salsa, Reggae, Samba, Coupé-Décalé, Dancehall, Bhangra, Merengue, Punta, Reggaetón, Middle-Eastern, Soukouss and many more rhythms.

The Roots Party echoes what Tropical Fever used to be back in the day!

Dress to sweat!

https://www.facebook.com/therootsparty/

 

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Goundwerk - Listening Party
Sep
26
7:30 PM19:30

Goundwerk - Listening Party

These monthly meet-ups are for anyone interested in new electronic music and underground dance music that is made in Vancouver: producers, fans, creatives in related fields, or the curious :)
It's a great place to connect and meet new friends and industry people
Starting with a keynote at 8pm, then listen to brand new tracks made by producers in attendance

Invite your friends, we'd like to see this community continue to grow!

Doors: 7:30pm
Keynote: 8:00pm
Pay: what you can
19+ with ID
ATM on site

What is a Listening Party?

Our listening party series is a monthly gathering where we come together in a casual setting to listen to music which has been submitted by local artists leading up to the event. Each event we gain knowledge from a keynote speaker on a range of topics relevant to pushing the music scene forward in Vancouver. These events are informal affairs, not simply for producers, but anyone who enjoys and appreciates local music.

What Is Groundwerk?

Groundwerk Vancouver is a group of electronic music enthusiasts passionate about showcasing local arts and nurturing community. Our goal is to host events that serve as a hub for our community to grow by encouraging creativity, sharing knowledge, creating mentorships and fostering new connections between both newcomers and veterans in Vancouver's music scene.
Visit us at groundwerkvancouver.com

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Sep
29
9:00 PM21:00

Africa Dance

Come out and move your body to the incredible beats of DJ Diallo.

Let us share with you the best and the latest vibes from Africa and the Caribbean

This event runs the last Saturday of every month, great music & great people

$13 at the door

 

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The ROOTS Party
Oct
13
9:00 PM21:00

The ROOTS Party

Dance night at the Anza Club.

The Roots Party centers its music selection on highly danceable traditional beats from around the globe, and features a dance performance and a complimentary dance lesson.    Be ready to move your body to Soca, Salsa, Reggae, Samba, Coupé-Décalé, Dancehall, Bhangra, Merengue, Punta, Reggaetón, Middle-Eastern, Soukouss and many more rhythms.

The Roots Party echoes what Tropical Fever used to be back in the day!

Dress to sweat!

https://www.facebook.com/therootsparty/

 

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The ROOTS Party
Nov
10
9:00 PM21:00

The ROOTS Party

Dance night at the Anza Club.

The Roots Party centers its music selection on highly danceable traditional beats from around the globe, and features a dance performance and a complimentary dance lesson.    Be ready to move your body to Soca, Salsa, Reggae, Samba, Coupé-Décalé, Dancehall, Bhangra, Merengue, Punta, Reggaetón, Middle-Eastern, Soukouss and many more rhythms.

The Roots Party echoes what Tropical Fever used to be back in the day!

Dress to sweat!

https://www.facebook.com/therootsparty/

 

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Nov
24
9:00 PM21:00

Africa Dance

Come out and move your body to the incredible beats of DJ Diallo.

Let us share with you the best and the latest vibes from Africa and the Caribbean

This event runs the last Saturday of every month, great music & great people

$13 at the door

 

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Goundwerk - Listening Party
Nov
28
7:30 PM19:30

Goundwerk - Listening Party

These monthly meet-ups are for anyone interested in new electronic music and underground dance music that is made in Vancouver: producers, fans, creatives in related fields, or the curious :)
It's a great place to connect and meet new friends and industry people
Starting with a keynote at 8pm, then listen to brand new tracks made by producers in attendance

Invite your friends, we'd like to see this community continue to grow!

Doors: 7:30pm
Keynote: 8:00pm
Pay: what you can
19+ with ID
ATM on site

What is a Listening Party?

Our listening party series is a monthly gathering where we come together in a casual setting to listen to music which has been submitted by local artists leading up to the event. Each event we gain knowledge from a keynote speaker on a range of topics relevant to pushing the music scene forward in Vancouver. These events are informal affairs, not simply for producers, but anyone who enjoys and appreciates local music.

What Is Groundwerk?

Groundwerk Vancouver is a group of electronic music enthusiasts passionate about showcasing local arts and nurturing community. Our goal is to host events that serve as a hub for our community to grow by encouraging creativity, sharing knowledge, creating mentorships and fostering new connections between both newcomers and veterans in Vancouver's music scene.
Visit us at groundwerkvancouver.com

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The ROOTS Party
Dec
1
9:00 PM21:00

The ROOTS Party

Dance night at the Anza Club.

The Roots Party centers its music selection on highly danceable traditional beats from around the globe, and features a dance performance and a complimentary dance lesson.    Be ready to move your body to Soca, Salsa, Reggae, Samba, Coupé-Décalé, Dancehall, Bhangra, Merengue, Punta, Reggaetón, Middle-Eastern, Soukouss and many more rhythms.

The Roots Party echoes what Tropical Fever used to be back in the day!

Dress to sweat!

https://www.facebook.com/therootsparty/

 

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Goundwerk - Listening Party
Dec
26
7:30 PM19:30

Goundwerk - Listening Party

These monthly meet-ups are for anyone interested in new electronic music and underground dance music that is made in Vancouver: producers, fans, creatives in related fields, or the curious :)
It's a great place to connect and meet new friends and industry people
Starting with a keynote at 8pm, then listen to brand new tracks made by producers in attendance

Invite your friends, we'd like to see this community continue to grow!

Doors: 7:30pm
Keynote: 8:00pm
Pay: what you can
19+ with ID
ATM on site

What is a Listening Party?

Our listening party series is a monthly gathering where we come together in a casual setting to listen to music which has been submitted by local artists leading up to the event. Each event we gain knowledge from a keynote speaker on a range of topics relevant to pushing the music scene forward in Vancouver. These events are informal affairs, not simply for producers, but anyone who enjoys and appreciates local music.

What Is Groundwerk?

Groundwerk Vancouver is a group of electronic music enthusiasts passionate about showcasing local arts and nurturing community. Our goal is to host events that serve as a hub for our community to grow by encouraging creativity, sharing knowledge, creating mentorships and fostering new connections between both newcomers and veterans in Vancouver's music scene.
Visit us at groundwerkvancouver.com

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Dec
29
9:00 PM21:00

Africa Dance

Come out and move your body to the incredible beats of DJ Diallo.

Let us share with you the best and the latest vibes from Africa and the Caribbean

This event runs the last Saturday of every month, great music & great people

$13 at the door

 

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Jul
28
9:00 PM21:00

Africa Dance

Come out and move your body to the incredible beats of DJ Diallo.

Let us share with you the best and the latest vibes from Africa and the Caribbean

This event runs the last Saturday of every month, great music & great people

$13 at the door

 

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Membership Appreciation Night
Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

Membership Appreciation Night

The sun is out in full effect which means it’s the perfect time for another Members Appreciation Day at the Anza! We’ll have the grill going with free burgers and our good friends at Bridge Brewing Company will be on hand to offer up some samplings of their delicious brews. Stick around for Open Mic and enjoy a whole night of Anza fun!

Just remember, to take advantage of the free goodies you need to be a member and with memberships only $10 per year and a burger thrown in how can you say no?! Membership forms are available at the bar!

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Goundwerk - Listening Party
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Goundwerk - Listening Party

These monthly meet-ups are for anyone interested in new electronic music and underground dance music that is made in Vancouver: producers, fans, creatives in related fields, or the curious :)
It's a great place to connect and meet new friends and industry people
Starting with a keynote at 8pm, then listen to brand new tracks made by producers in attendance

Invite your friends, we'd like to see this community continue to grow!

Doors: 7:30pm
Keynote: 8:00pm
Pay: what you can
19+ with ID
ATM on site

What is a Listening Party?

Our listening party series is a monthly gathering where we come together in a casual setting to listen to music which has been submitted by local artists leading up to the event. Each event we gain knowledge from a keynote speaker on a range of topics relevant to pushing the music scene forward in Vancouver. These events are informal affairs, not simply for producers, but anyone who enjoys and appreciates local music.

What Is Groundwerk?

Groundwerk Vancouver is a group of electronic music enthusiasts passionate about showcasing local arts and nurturing community. Our goal is to host events that serve as a hub for our community to grow by encouraging creativity, sharing knowledge, creating mentorships and fostering new connections between both newcomers and veterans in Vancouver's music scene.
Visit us at groundwerkvancouver.com

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Nautilus: Deep End Music
Jul
18
8:00 PM20:00

Nautilus: Deep End Music

Since the decline of record stores there has been a social abyss within the dj culture. We've no longer had a place to meet by chance, trade glances, share passions, and awkwardly socialize about our common obsessions. We're hoping to bring some of that back with a casual night of deep modern music, great dj's, darts, pool, drinks, and a variety of heads with a common bond of soul searching through non mainstream music.

Join us every 1st and 3rd Wednesday downstairs at the ANZA club. 
$3-10 sliding. Open decks 8-10. Residents 10-2.

This is crew neutral and genre neutral, with 30+ residents on rotation playing Liquid DnB / Roots Dubstep / Deep House / Trip Hop and more.
No bangers. No LOUD stuff. A social environment first and foremost.

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Celluloid Social Club
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Celluloid Social Club

The Celluloid Social Club (CSC) is a monthly, independent short film screening and networking event held at the ANZA Club in Vancouver, BC, running since Nov 1997. Each film is followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. People party and network after the screenings. Tickets minimum $5 cash at the door. Doors open 7:30 PM. Show starts 8:00 PM. ANZA Club, #3 West 8th Avenue at Ontario St, Vancouver, BC, Canada. No minors. Prizes galore. Produced and Co-Founded by Paul Armstrong. Hosted by David C Jones.

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The ROOTS Party
Jul
7
9:00 PM21:00

The ROOTS Party

Dance night at the Anza Club.

The Roots Party centers its music selection on highly danceable traditional beats from around the globe, and features a dance performance and a complimentary dance lesson.    Be ready to move your body to Soca, Salsa, Reggae, Samba, Coupé-Décalé, Dancehall, Bhangra, Merengue, Punta, Reggaetón, Middle-Eastern, Soukouss and many more rhythms.

The Roots Party echoes what Tropical Fever used to be back in the day!

Dress to sweat!

https://www.facebook.com/therootsparty/

 

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Open Dex
Jun
30
9:00 PM21:00

Open Dex

 

Every Saturday the ANZA club hosts an open dex night downstairs for all you bedroom (and established) DJ's to come down and play your records on a big system. Most electronic styles are welcome, be it house, techno, breaks, drum n' bass/jungle, prog, ambient, hip hop etc.. Just show up, usually anytime before 10 is good, and sign up for any 1/2 hour slot thats still available (4 in all) - always first come, first serve. There is NO COVER, just the mellow ANZA vibe. If you're not feeling like a super amped up night on the town, but want to get out of the house - come down, have a cold one, and enjoy an eclectic mix of music that you probably don't get exposed to all that much.

With our (now rotating) hosts -- Zareh, Jimmy Kicks, Ryan, Fame Nights & Mighty Mac! Open Dex has been a staple in the underground electronic music scene for 15 years and is organized by 5 hosts who are also supported by a number of involved and active volunteers. We don't have a ton of rules but there are some basics that everyone should know.

1 - 10:00 pm to 12:00 am is the "open dex" portion of the evening.

2 - 12:00 am to 2:00 am is the "host / guest" portion of the evening.

3 - Open Dex slots are 30 minutes long.

4 - Only the host for the night handles the sign-up of the DJ's. Host regularly arrive around 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Please do not sign-up before the host arrives.

5 - You must be at the ANZA to sign-up! No phoning in your sign-up and no reservations. Signing up is on a first come first serve basis. If there are a number of people who are waiting for the host be civil and honest with who arrived first.

6 - Everyone gets a chance to play. Everyone who has signed up gets the full 30 minutes to play. Even if their experience is limited. Please try to be supportive to new DJ's who are just beginning.

7 - It is frowned upon for DJ's to sign-up early, leave the ANZA and then come back right before their set starts only to leave quickly after. Open Dex is meant to be a social environment for the community to get together and support electronic music and the people playing/dancing to it.

8 - Sound levels - The hosts are responsible for the level (loudness) of the sound for the night. The ANZA is a lounge setting and blasting it in the reds @ 10:00 pm is not needed. If the Anza Staff ask for it down or the Host comes up and turns it down... don't turn it back up!

9 - In order to accommodate the large number of DJ's that would like to participate @ Open Dex, DJ's may only sign-up for two Saturday's in a row.

The bar and storage areas in the ANZA.

1 - DJ's and guests are not permitted to go behind the bar or in the storage areas without the permission of the bar staff (for the bar) or the host (for the storage area). The ANZA club is a business and the DJ's are not considered staff. 2 - DJ's who are playing for that night receive two drinks @ staff prices.

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Jun
30
9:00 PM21:00

Africa Dance

Come out and move your body to the incredible beats of DJ Diallo.

Let us share with you the best and the latest vibes from Africa and the Caribbean

This event runs the last Saturday of every month, great music & great people

$13 at the door

 

View Event →
Goundwerk - Listening Party
Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Goundwerk - Listening Party

These monthly meet-ups are for anyone interested in new electronic music and underground dance music that is made in Vancouver: producers, fans, creatives in related fields, or the curious :)
It's a great place to connect and meet new friends and industry people
Starting with a keynote at 8pm, then listen to brand new tracks made by producers in attendance

Invite your friends, we'd like to see this community continue to grow!

Doors: 7:30pm
Keynote: 8:00pm
Pay: what you can
19+ with ID
ATM on site

What is a Listening Party?

Our listening party series is a monthly gathering where we come together in a casual setting to listen to music which has been submitted by local artists leading up to the event. Each event we gain knowledge from a keynote speaker on a range of topics relevant to pushing the music scene forward in Vancouver. These events are informal affairs, not simply for producers, but anyone who enjoys and appreciates local music.

What Is Groundwerk?

Groundwerk Vancouver is a group of electronic music enthusiasts passionate about showcasing local arts and nurturing community. Our goal is to host events that serve as a hub for our community to grow by encouraging creativity, sharing knowledge, creating mentorships and fostering new connections between both newcomers and veterans in Vancouver's music scene.
Visit us at groundwerkvancouver.com

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Copy of Open Dex
Jun
23
9:00 PM21:00

Copy of Open Dex

 

Every Saturday the ANZA club hosts an open dex night downstairs for all you bedroom (and established) DJ's to come down and play your records on a big system. Most electronic styles are welcome, be it house, techno, breaks, drum n' bass/jungle, prog, ambient, hip hop etc.. Just show up, usually anytime before 10 is good, and sign up for any 1/2 hour slot thats still available (4 in all) - always first come, first serve. There is NO COVER, just the mellow ANZA vibe. If you're not feeling like a super amped up night on the town, but want to get out of the house - come down, have a cold one, and enjoy an eclectic mix of music that you probably don't get exposed to all that much.

With our (now rotating) hosts -- Zareh, Jimmy Kicks, Ryan, Fame Nights & Mighty Mac! Open Dex has been a staple in the underground electronic music scene for 15 years and is organized by 5 hosts who are also supported by a number of involved and active volunteers. We don't have a ton of rules but there are some basics that everyone should know.

1 - 10:00 pm to 12:00 am is the "open dex" portion of the evening.

2 - 12:00 am to 2:00 am is the "host / guest" portion of the evening.

3 - Open Dex slots are 30 minutes long.

4 - Only the host for the night handles the sign-up of the DJ's. Host regularly arrive around 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Please do not sign-up before the host arrives.

5 - You must be at the ANZA to sign-up! No phoning in your sign-up and no reservations. Signing up is on a first come first serve basis. If there are a number of people who are waiting for the host be civil and honest with who arrived first.

6 - Everyone gets a chance to play. Everyone who has signed up gets the full 30 minutes to play. Even if their experience is limited. Please try to be supportive to new DJ's who are just beginning.

7 - It is frowned upon for DJ's to sign-up early, leave the ANZA and then come back right before their set starts only to leave quickly after. Open Dex is meant to be a social environment for the community to get together and support electronic music and the people playing/dancing to it.

8 - Sound levels - The hosts are responsible for the level (loudness) of the sound for the night. The ANZA is a lounge setting and blasting it in the reds @ 10:00 pm is not needed. If the Anza Staff ask for it down or the Host comes up and turns it down... don't turn it back up!

9 - In order to accommodate the large number of DJ's that would like to participate @ Open Dex, DJ's may only sign-up for two Saturday's in a row.

The bar and storage areas in the ANZA.

1 - DJ's and guests are not permitted to go behind the bar or in the storage areas without the permission of the bar staff (for the bar) or the host (for the storage area). The ANZA club is a business and the DJ's are not considered staff. 2 - DJ's who are playing for that night receive two drinks @ staff prices.

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The ROOTS Party
Jun
16
9:00 PM21:00

The ROOTS Party

Dance night at the Anza Club.

The Roots Party centers its music selection on highly danceable traditional beats from around the globe, and features a dance performance and a complimentary dance lesson.    Be ready to move your body to Soca, Salsa, Reggae, Samba, Coupé-Décalé, Dancehall, Bhangra, Merengue, Punta, Reggaetón, Middle-Eastern, Soukouss and many more rhythms.

The Roots Party echoes what Tropical Fever used to be back in the day!

Dress to sweat!

https://www.facebook.com/therootsparty/

 

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Open Dex
Jun
16
9:00 PM21:00

Open Dex

 

Every Saturday the ANZA club hosts an open dex night downstairs for all you bedroom (and established) DJ's to come down and play your records on a big system. Most electronic styles are welcome, be it house, techno, breaks, drum n' bass/jungle, prog, ambient, hip hop etc.. Just show up, usually anytime before 10 is good, and sign up for any 1/2 hour slot thats still available (4 in all) - always first come, first serve. There is NO COVER, just the mellow ANZA vibe. If you're not feeling like a super amped up night on the town, but want to get out of the house - come down, have a cold one, and enjoy an eclectic mix of music that you probably don't get exposed to all that much.

With our (now rotating) hosts -- Zareh, Jimmy Kicks, Ryan, Fame Nights & Mighty Mac! Open Dex has been a staple in the underground electronic music scene for 15 years and is organized by 5 hosts who are also supported by a number of involved and active volunteers. We don't have a ton of rules but there are some basics that everyone should know.

1 - 10:00 pm to 12:00 am is the "open dex" portion of the evening.

2 - 12:00 am to 2:00 am is the "host / guest" portion of the evening.

3 - Open Dex slots are 30 minutes long.

4 - Only the host for the night handles the sign-up of the DJ's. Host regularly arrive around 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Please do not sign-up before the host arrives.

5 - You must be at the ANZA to sign-up! No phoning in your sign-up and no reservations. Signing up is on a first come first serve basis. If there are a number of people who are waiting for the host be civil and honest with who arrived first.

6 - Everyone gets a chance to play. Everyone who has signed up gets the full 30 minutes to play. Even if their experience is limited. Please try to be supportive to new DJ's who are just beginning.

7 - It is frowned upon for DJ's to sign-up early, leave the ANZA and then come back right before their set starts only to leave quickly after. Open Dex is meant to be a social environment for the community to get together and support electronic music and the people playing/dancing to it.

8 - Sound levels - The hosts are responsible for the level (loudness) of the sound for the night. The ANZA is a lounge setting and blasting it in the reds @ 10:00 pm is not needed. If the Anza Staff ask for it down or the Host comes up and turns it down... don't turn it back up!

9 - In order to accommodate the large number of DJ's that would like to participate @ Open Dex, DJ's may only sign-up for two Saturday's in a row.

The bar and storage areas in the ANZA.

1 - DJ's and guests are not permitted to go behind the bar or in the storage areas without the permission of the bar staff (for the bar) or the host (for the storage area). The ANZA club is a business and the DJ's are not considered staff. 2 - DJ's who are playing for that night receive two drinks @ staff prices.

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ANZA LIVE
Jun
14
10:30 PM22:30

ANZA LIVE

The Third Edition Showcase is Headlined by Sidney Weich. Our grand prize gives the choice of either the Marketing Package or the Artist Development Package from Nimbus School of Recording & Media and the headlining slot (and door profit!) at our following Anza Live event where they will also will be featured on Pacific Sound Radio. 2nd prize is a video done by donation byOne Song Series, and 3rd place is $100 in rooms and rentals at off peak hours at Soundhouse Studios. Thanks to our sponsors Locals Lounge andCity Soundcheck. The door is on a sliding scale $5-$15 and partial proceeds go to the lovely folks at Music Heals Canada.

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Jun
12
6:30 PM18:30

BCMC Social

The BCMC is a group of like-minded individuals who participate in outdoor activities. The club was established in 1907 and on February 15th, 2014 reached a new milestone of 900 active member accounts. The club organizes mountaineering, rock climbing and back country skiing trips throughout the year. The BCMC holds monthly socials, offers courses to members and represents the interests of mountaineers and back country skiers in British Columbia.

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Open Dex
Jun
9
9:00 PM21:00

Open Dex

 

Every Saturday the ANZA club hosts an open dex night downstairs for all you bedroom (and established) DJ's to come down and play your records on a big system. Most electronic styles are welcome, be it house, techno, breaks, drum n' bass/jungle, prog, ambient, hip hop etc.. Just show up, usually anytime before 10 is good, and sign up for any 1/2 hour slot thats still available (4 in all) - always first come, first serve. There is NO COVER, just the mellow ANZA vibe. If you're not feeling like a super amped up night on the town, but want to get out of the house - come down, have a cold one, and enjoy an eclectic mix of music that you probably don't get exposed to all that much.

With our (now rotating) hosts -- Zareh, Jimmy Kicks, Ryan, Fame Nights & Mighty Mac! Open Dex has been a staple in the underground electronic music scene for 15 years and is organized by 5 hosts who are also supported by a number of involved and active volunteers. We don't have a ton of rules but there are some basics that everyone should know.

1 - 10:00 pm to 12:00 am is the "open dex" portion of the evening.

2 - 12:00 am to 2:00 am is the "host / guest" portion of the evening.

3 - Open Dex slots are 30 minutes long.

4 - Only the host for the night handles the sign-up of the DJ's. Host regularly arrive around 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Please do not sign-up before the host arrives.

5 - You must be at the ANZA to sign-up! No phoning in your sign-up and no reservations. Signing up is on a first come first serve basis. If there are a number of people who are waiting for the host be civil and honest with who arrived first.

6 - Everyone gets a chance to play. Everyone who has signed up gets the full 30 minutes to play. Even if their experience is limited. Please try to be supportive to new DJ's who are just beginning.

7 - It is frowned upon for DJ's to sign-up early, leave the ANZA and then come back right before their set starts only to leave quickly after. Open Dex is meant to be a social environment for the community to get together and support electronic music and the people playing/dancing to it.

8 - Sound levels - The hosts are responsible for the level (loudness) of the sound for the night. The ANZA is a lounge setting and blasting it in the reds @ 10:00 pm is not needed. If the Anza Staff ask for it down or the Host comes up and turns it down... don't turn it back up!

9 - In order to accommodate the large number of DJ's that would like to participate @ Open Dex, DJ's may only sign-up for two Saturday's in a row.

The bar and storage areas in the ANZA.

1 - DJ's and guests are not permitted to go behind the bar or in the storage areas without the permission of the bar staff (for the bar) or the host (for the storage area). The ANZA club is a business and the DJ's are not considered staff. 2 - DJ's who are playing for that night receive two drinks @ staff prices.

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Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

LiveWire

💃 This February, LiveWire presents The Burying Ground, coming to grace the stage with some ‘20s/30s style foot-tapping blues! 

Woody Forster - Guitar, Vocals
Devora Laye - Washboard, Saw, Vocals
Bonnie Northgraves - Trumpet
Joseph Lubinsky-Mast - Bass

"Authentically delivered, rustic old-timey, country blues, and swinging jazz flecked, folk music... I will look forward to anything The Burying Ground offer up from here on in. While they may be devoted to the precious music of a long gone golden era, they still have an awful lot to offer the present and future, as music this good is evidently timeless."
--David Morrison, Folk Radio UK

You don’t have to dance to come and enjoy the music, but beginner dancers are always welcome to join the fun! No partner required, and make sure you come for the lesson at 8:00. 

The Anza is a 19+ venue with beer and a nice wooden dance floor and comfy booths to sit in. Wear whatever shoes you’d like to dance in - no bare feet or socks. 

7:30 - Doors are open!
8:00 - Dance Practica hosted by Michael Bean
8:00 - First-Timer Beginner lesson by Bex Winnick
9:00 - 11:30: Dance with the Burying Ground! 

The evening will start with a dance practica. During the practica we circle up and share our names, some stretches, and intentions about what we’d like to learn in our dancing. Then the floor will open for dancers of all levels to mingle, practice, and share moves and concepts that they’re working on. 

During the practica, Bex will take aside a small group of the first-time fusion dancers and introduce you to the basics! 

Price: $12 to $20
Pay-what-you-can
Cash only (ATM at venue)

Or get in FREE by volunteering 1 hour at the door. Sign up at the volunteering post in the discussion below!

Extra money we bring in will be used to hire more inspiring musicians for future events, and to help pay DJs and organizers.

Accessibility: There are a few steps to the door and staircases to the bathrooms.

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Open Dex
Jun
2
9:00 PM21:00

Open Dex

 

Every Saturday the ANZA club hosts an open dex night downstairs for all you bedroom (and established) DJ's to come down and play your records on a big system. Most electronic styles are welcome, be it house, techno, breaks, drum n' bass/jungle, prog, ambient, hip hop etc.. Just show up, usually anytime before 10 is good, and sign up for any 1/2 hour slot thats still available (4 in all) - always first come, first serve. There is NO COVER, just the mellow ANZA vibe. If you're not feeling like a super amped up night on the town, but want to get out of the house - come down, have a cold one, and enjoy an eclectic mix of music that you probably don't get exposed to all that much.

With our (now rotating) hosts -- Zareh, Jimmy Kicks, Ryan, Fame Nights & Mighty Mac! Open Dex has been a staple in the underground electronic music scene for 15 years and is organized by 5 hosts who are also supported by a number of involved and active volunteers. We don't have a ton of rules but there are some basics that everyone should know.

1 - 10:00 pm to 12:00 am is the "open dex" portion of the evening.

2 - 12:00 am to 2:00 am is the "host / guest" portion of the evening.

3 - Open Dex slots are 30 minutes long.

4 - Only the host for the night handles the sign-up of the DJ's. Host regularly arrive around 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Please do not sign-up before the host arrives.

5 - You must be at the ANZA to sign-up! No phoning in your sign-up and no reservations. Signing up is on a first come first serve basis. If there are a number of people who are waiting for the host be civil and honest with who arrived first.

6 - Everyone gets a chance to play. Everyone who has signed up gets the full 30 minutes to play. Even if their experience is limited. Please try to be supportive to new DJ's who are just beginning.

7 - It is frowned upon for DJ's to sign-up early, leave the ANZA and then come back right before their set starts only to leave quickly after. Open Dex is meant to be a social environment for the community to get together and support electronic music and the people playing/dancing to it.

8 - Sound levels - The hosts are responsible for the level (loudness) of the sound for the night. The ANZA is a lounge setting and blasting it in the reds @ 10:00 pm is not needed. If the Anza Staff ask for it down or the Host comes up and turns it down... don't turn it back up!

9 - In order to accommodate the large number of DJ's that would like to participate @ Open Dex, DJ's may only sign-up for two Saturday's in a row.

The bar and storage areas in the ANZA.

1 - DJ's and guests are not permitted to go behind the bar or in the storage areas without the permission of the bar staff (for the bar) or the host (for the storage area). The ANZA club is a business and the DJ's are not considered staff. 2 - DJ's who are playing for that night receive two drinks @ staff prices.

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