Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I Heard it From a Friend... Who Heard it From a Friend....

The 5th Annual

CALGARY

BLOW-OUT!



7 Events Over 3 Days!

Thursday July 2 to Saturday July 4



This dangerously explosive festival, benefit, and launch for Filling Station Magazine and NoD Magazine once again puts the spotlight on Calgary’s innovative writing & arts community with

7 exciting events featuring readings, performances, concerts, art, film, and more!



TICKETS: $5 per Performance Event, $8 per Exploding Concert, or $20 Festival Pass. Available Now at Megatunes, Pages Books on Kensington, and Sloth Records!


BLOW-OUT SCHEDULE 2009



Event A: Flywheel Throwdown & NoD Magazine Launch!

Thursday July 2, 7:00 PM, FREE

Pages Books on Kensington

1135 Kensington Road N.W.

(PLEASE NOTE EARLIER TIME!)

Performers: Eva Gonzalez, Kye Kocher, John Creary, Andrew Barbero, Stephanie Davis,

Lesley Battler, Dale Herrington, Kim Tan MacNeal,

Jani Krulc (Guest Artist! Montreal)

Hosts: Ian Sampson & Ian Kinney



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Event B: The Show Ain’t Over Performance Event

& Filling Station Issue 45 Launch

Friday July 3, 7:30 PM, $5

Arrata Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW

A fast-paced night of poetry, fiction, film, and performance!

Performers: Ian Kinney, Samantha Warwick, Helen Hajnoczky, Paul Kennett, Eric

Moschopedis & Samuel Garrig├│ Meza, Nikki Reimer (Guest Artist – Vancouver)

Host: Andrew Wedderburn



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Event C: Exploding Concert!

Friday July 3, 9:30 PM, $8

Arrata Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW

Bands: The Beija Flor with Dolly Sillito



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Event D: Independent Press & Arts Fair

Saturday July 4, 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 PM, FREE

Arrata Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW

Participants: Small pressers and artists hawk handmade books, glossy mags, zines, broadsides, CDs,

art objets, handicrafts, and other enticing you-name-its.



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Event E: Blow-Out Art Show & Sale

Ongoing throughout the Festival

Reception: Saturday July 4, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, FREE

Arrata Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW

Participants: Challenged to find new ways to present their work in Arrata’s no-nails heritage space,

local artists show both art and ingenuity!

Music by: Kaley Kinjo



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Event F: Til the Fat Lady Sings Performance Event

Saturday July 4, 7:30 PM, $5

Arrata Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW

An exciting mix of fiction, poetry, film, and theatre!

Performers: Colin Martin, W. Mark Giles, Ian Samuels, Swallow a Bicycle,

Jon Paul Fiorentino (Guest Artist - Montreal)

Host: Jen Kunlire



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Event G: Exploding Concert!

Saturday, July 4, 9:30 PM, $8

Arrata Opera Centre
1315 - 7 Street SW

Bands: Clinton St. John with The Ogden Owls



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CONTACT: Laurie Fuhr, Managing Editor, Filling Station Magazine 403.999.2566 blowout.fs@gmail.com


ABOUT BLOW-OUT & FILLING STATION MAGAZINE: Since 1996, Filling Station Magazine has been an innovative locally-based non-profit literary and arts magazine with national distribution. Blow-Out started in 2004 to celebrate the diverse literary and arts talent in Calgary.



SPONSORS: Filling Station gratefully acknowledges ALBERTA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS, ARRATA OPERA CENTRE, CALGARY ARTS DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS, CJSW RADIO, NoD MAGAZINE, PAGES BOOKS ON KENSINGTON, PK SOUND, STEAMWHISTLE, & all our volunteers!