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Open Mic + Wooly Bears Old Time Square Dance

An open mic in Vancouver where you can see real local talent just chilling. With Alex Maher hosting, it’s always a jam with some of the city’s best musicians and MC’s getting up to rock out with each other. The likes of DNA6, Quest Poetics, Mario Vaira, Dosia, Aspire, Just to name a few!

These guys will blow you away with looped beatbox tracks, layered with catchy guitar riffs, backed up with screaming sax solos and featuring real freestyle MC’s…

– Be there early to sign up… (before 9pm)
– Music usually starts around 10pm

– $3 Cover – and don’t forget your ID!


~~~~Wooly Bears Thursday Squares~~~~~
---- Flatfooting and Jam: 7:00PM ---- Dance: 8:30-11:00 ----

The Woolys are BACK and ready to attack with a whole new season of square dancing!

We have added a NEW FEATURE; every square dance will now start off with a flatfooting workshop! Show up right at 7, and learn how to do some fancy steppin. Try and wear some kind of shoes that can make some sort of tapping noise (NOT grippy rubber hiking soles).

If you'd rather jam than dance, bring your stringed instrument, and head to the upstairs jaming parlour from 7 till close!

Everyone can show up to hang out at 7:00, but the main square dance will start at 8:30. Come learn to dance and get yer blood movin - no experience or partner necessary! All of the dances are easy to learn and taught on-the-spot by the caller. Bring your friends, or come alone to make some new ones.

This dance is queer and trans friendly. Be any gender, dance with all genders.

You can ask anyone to dance, and you can say "no" to anyone for any reason. If someone rejects your dance invitation, please be gracious. If anyone is making you uncomfortable or harassing you, either talk to them directly, or go talk to the door volunteer or the Anza Club security guard (usually right outside the entrance door).


Cost: $12 cash only (ATM onsite)

Want to get in free? Volunteer for an hour at the door! Comment below or message us to reserve a spot. 7:00, 9:00, and 10:00 hour-long shifts are still available.

--> Special Group Deal <--

(coming soon)



Venue Accessibility:

Entrance has a couple stairs just inside the door. 
Bathrooms are in the downstairs lounge, access by staircase.
OR, for bathrooms you can go outside, go around the corner, and enter the downstairs lounge through a street-level entrance.

Dance Accessibility:

If you have a physical disability that makes it hard to dance let us know; the callers have a lot of patterns up their sleeves and we can find some dances that work for you. We’ve called squares with people in wheelchairs before and it's a lot of fun!

Earlier Event: September 26
Paper Jam/Blues Jam
Later Event: September 29