Boyle Street ARTS*NIGHTs featuring WORD*LAB

Boyle Street ARTS*NIGHTs featuring WORD*LAB

Boyle Street ARTS*NIGHTs at CO*LAB celebrate all the great talent our city has to offer. Featuring different musicians and artists each month, this event brings live performance, new media, and exhibition into our central communities, and also encourages community participation through an open stage and arts and craft activities!

Friday, February 25 7PM to LATE!

Dwennimmen (HOST)

Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton – Treaty 6) born poet and spoken word artist Shima Robinson embodies, with every poem, the ancient meaning of her chosen pen name. Dwennimmen is the name of an ancient African Adinkra symbol, which means strength, humility, learning and wisdom. It is no surprise, then, that this veteran of the Alberta poetry community uses a searing intellect and dynamic precision-of-language to create poetry which ushers her readers and listeners toward greater understanding and poignant reflection. For Dwennimmen, poetry has long been a compass, a salve, an anchor and guiding light. She uses the potential and force of poetry to uncover the full range of her cerebral, linguistic and spiritual fortitude. This is why her every poem and performance testifies to an emerging power and wisdom, an authentic, deeply human potency which she hopes to pass on to listeners and poetry-lovers around the world.

Cassia Hardy (LIVE MUSIC)

Cassia Hardy is a loudish musician and songwriter from amiskwaciwâskahikan. As the singer/guitarist for the rock band Wares, she has performed at festivals and clubs across north Turtle Island, sharing the stage with Ezra Furman, US Girls, and Cloud Nothings, among others. Her music is voltage controlled, dreamy and deliberate, not raw but worked to a fine point.

iHuman Youth Takeover Society (Youth Takeover)

CO*LAB is excited to partner with iHuman Youth Society to make space and to open our ears to what the youth has to say! Spots are is open to any youth who would like to share their work. 

Email steve@ihuman.org to sign up! 

Thank you to our past performers

Can’t make it or just feeling like staying home? No problem! You can watch CO*LAB PROGRAMMING online!