Loading…

Friday Night Live

Life. Stories. Music

Remembrance Day

FNL was on November 10th this year. Devon More came to help us recognize Remembrance Day by performing her one woman show “Berlin Waltz”.  Through music, story, and video projections, Devon took us through her journey as she searched for the Berlin Wall – on bicycle. Devon’s mixture of both personal reflections of her journey […]

What Do You Do On Friday Night?

What do you do on a Friday night after a long draining week?  Sitting at home in front of the TV is an option but there is another option available every Friday night and that is FNL. No stress getting there as it is just around the corner in Lynn Valley, free parking, complimentary pizza, […]

Shawn Bullshields – Hallelujah!

We were so delighted to have Shawn Bullshields join us again at October 20th’s  Friday Night Live.  Shawn is a well-known busker at Granville Island, who has an inspiring personal story along with a beautiful, grounded, humble presence.  His story telling through music speaks directly to my soul. When everyone at FNL was singing along […]

Les Finnegan – our ”Friday the 13th” guest – I wonder.

Well, Friday the 13th is often the ‘spooky/creepy/no-good-news’ Friday.  Not so with our guest Les Finnegan!  Of course, Les was a remarkable musician.  But more than that, he is a remarkable human being   At FNL, we explored all the ‘Friday the 13th’lore’ that is in the world now.  Yikes!  The state of international relations.  […]

October 6th – Thanksgiving FNL

Reflecting on our FNL of October 6th, featuring our wonderful friend and guest Trent Savage, I am inspired by how lives interconnect, and how we can be changed by serendipity.  FNL sound guy, Len,  originally met Trent when Len was teaching photography at the same school Trent was teaching aboriginal studies.  Trent happened to audit […]

FNL Makes The News

This week, Friday Night Live was featured in an article in the North Shore News. It features a picture of our pianist Matt and excerpts from an interview with production team member, Shauna Grinke. It is worth the time to read the article Here is a link to the article  

Opening Night Success

Opening night of a new season always makes me a little nervous, but this year even more than most. Why? Well we made some changes this year. First of all, we changed the start time. Doors now open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8:00pm. Even I got a little confused around that one, […]

Good Friday was Better Than Good

The Good Friday FNL was really eventful!  Nyla Carpentier taught everyone some sweet pow wow dancing moves, and then we got ready for JCS movie-watching and sing-a-long.  Of course, you can’t have a movie without popcorn.  Apparently the steam from our popcorn machine sets off the fire alarm, though.  FNL guests (and the nearby homes) were ‘treated’ to the sounds […]

Matt’s Incredible 24 hour Piano Marathon

March 10th FNL featured FNL piano player Matt Grinke, interviewed by his brother, Joel Grinke.  And this improvised piano/interview segment kicked off another 22 1/2 hours, where Matt performed every genre of music in a one-man piano marathon.  Yep, he was joined by friends – blues and jazz players, musical theatre singers, and Grandma bringing […]

Will Shelfox Magically Steps In

Our fabulous magician friend, Joel Eddingtonrecently returned from Nicaragua … sick.  His spirit and his mind wanted to do FNL on March 6th, but his body had other ideas. So, Joel introduced us to his fabulous magician friend, Will Shelfox, who agreed to sub in for Joel on March 6th.  Long story short – the sold-out […]