World Refugee Day Documentary Screening: Human Flow

YMCA Newcomer Connections and the Saint John Free Public Library are marking World Refugee Day by presenting a FREE screening of Human Flow, a film by Ai Weiwei. Join us after work at the library’s central branch, 1 Market Square, and learn more about this global crisis.

The Saint John Newcomers Centre will start the evening with an opportunity for community discussion and networking ahead of the screening.

Check out the trailer for Human Flow here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVZGyTdk_BY

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Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact.

Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey. Human Flow is a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice: from teeming refugee camps to perilous ocean crossings to barbed-wire borders; from dislocation and disillusionment to courage, endurance and adaptation; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. Human Flow comes at a crucial time when tolerance, compassion and trust are needed more than ever. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?

Uptown Events This Weekend! (November 10th – 13th)

Friday, November 10th:

Sea Dogs vs Baie-Comeau
7pm @ Harbour Station

Perspective
7:30pm @ Black Box Studio Theatre

Dan Hendricken
8pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

T.G.I.F Party with Del
10pm @ Callahans Pub

Stephen Lewis
11pm @ Peppers Pub


Saturday, November 11th:

Remembrance Day Ceremonies
10:15am @ Harbour Station

Remembrance Day
12pm @ New Brunswick Museum

Dan Hendricken
8pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Strange Grooves
9pm @ Five & Dime

Steve Haley/Klarka Weinwurm/Wrote/Richard Laviolette
9:30pm @ Taco Pica

Dance Party Saturday Night
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub

Country Fuel
11pm @ Peppers Pub


Sunday, November 12th:

Oh, Canada, We Sing For Thee!
7:30pm @ Imperial Theatre


Monday, November 13th:

A day of Remembrance, lest we forget.

 

 

Uptown Events This Weekend! (October 27th – 29th)

Featured Event:

Tenant Pumpkin Carving Contest
All Weekend @ Market Square Atrium


Friday, October 27th:

Jeff McEnery
8pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Scientists of Sound + Math Class
10pm @ Peppers Pub

T.G.I.F Party with Del
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub


Saturday, October 28th:

The Nature of Art
10am @ New Brunswick Museum

Heroes’ Beacons 1st Pumpkin Carving Contest
12pm @ Heroes’ Beacon

24th Annual Germain Street Open
2pm  @ O’Leary’s Pub (3pm Kickoff)

Ian MacDonald Live
7pm @ Taco Pica

Sea Dogs vs Val-D’or
7pm @ Harbour Station

Jeff McEnery
8pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Gentle Path’s Halloween Howl
8pm @ Saint John Trade and Convention Centre

Hallowe’en at Market Square
9pm @ Market Square Atrium

Costume Gala by NH Global Model Management
9pm @ CLUB REWIND

Ghost Town Get Down
10pm @ Kent Theatre

Dillon Ryan + Adam Washburn
10pm @ Peppers Pub

Dance Party Saturday Night
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub


Sunday, October 29th:

Freaks Welcome Here
1am @ Foundations AfterHours

Man in the Moon
11am @ Saint John Free Public Library

Sea Dogs vs Rouyn-Noranda
3pm @ Harbour Station

Uptown Events This Weekend! (October 20th – 22nd)

Featured Event:

Multicultural Festival of Colours 2017
All Weekend @ Diamond Jubilee Cruise Terminal


Friday, October 20th:

Tom Petty Birthday Bash
4:30pm @ Five & Dime

Tracey MacDonald
8pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Black and White Party
9pm @ Club Rewind

Yamantaka//Sonic Titan + Whoop-SZO
10pm @ Peppers Pub

T.G.I.F Party with Del
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub


Saturday, October 21st:

The Nature of Art
10am @ New Brunswick Museum

Uptown Jazz Ball
7pm @ Five & Dime

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Chicoutimi
7pm @ Harbour Station

Sister’s Back to School Catechism: The Holy Ghost & Other Terrifying Tales
7:30pm @ Imperial Theatre

Tracey MacDonald
8pm @ Yuk Yuk’s

Alice in Chains/Nirvana Tribute Show
10pm @ Peppers Pub

Dance Party Saturday Night
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub


Sunday, October 22nd:

Man in the Moon
11am @ Saint John Free Public Library

At Home Chez Nous
2pm @ Saint John Arts Centre

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Cape Breton
2pm @ Harbour Station

Saint John Jewish Film Festival
7pm @ Saint John Jewish Historical Museum

Uptown Events This Weekend! (October 13th – 15th)

Featured Event:

Fashion Feeds
All Weekend @ NWH Modelling


Friday, October 13th:

Gallery Hop
4pm @ Various Galleries

Celebrate UNB Oktoberfest Style
6pm @ Market Square Atrium

Claire Lynch Band
7:30pm @ Imperial Theatre

Friday Night Comedy
7:30pm @ Club Rewind

Swingirls
8pm @ BMO Studio Theatre

My Son The Hurricane + Guests
10pm @ Peppers Pub

T.G.I.F Party with Del
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub


Saturday, October 14th:

The Nature of Art
10am @ New Brunswick Museum

Saint John Sea Dogs vs Moncton Wildcats
7pm @ Harbour Station

Connection Dance Works & Darryl Tracy: With Far Arms & All The Patsys
7:30pm @ Imperial Theatre

Joel LeBlanc Trio: Life The Bandstand
8pm @ BMO Studio Theatre

The Fabulously Rich: Tragically Hip Tribute
10pm @ Peppers Pub

Dance Party Saturday Night
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub


Sunday, October 15th:

Man in the Moon
11am @ Saint John Free Public Library

 

Uptown Events This Weekend! (October 6th – 9th)

Friday, October 6th:

“RUMOURS” The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show
7:30pm @ Imperial Theatre

T.G.I.F Party with Del
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub

The Hypochondriacs + Murder Murder
10pm @ Peppers Pub


Saturday, October 7th:

The Nature of Art
10am @ New Brunswick Museum

Saint John Seadogs vs. Blainville-Boisbriand
7pm @ Harbour Station

A Tribute to Elvis in Concert
7:30pm @ Imperial Theatre

ER & The Other + Ornament & Crime
10pm @ Peppers Pub

Dance Party Saturday Night
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub


Sunday, October 8th:

Queen Square Farmers Market
9am @ Queen Square

Man in the Moon
11am @ Saint John Free Public Library


Monday, October 9th:

Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

 

Uptown Events This Weekend! (September 29th – October 1st)

Featured Event:

Fog Lit Festival
All Weekend @ Various Locations


Friday, September 29th:

Artist Talk with Andrew Reed Miller
5:30pm @ ArtsLink NB

Soiree Poésie with Jesse Mea & Roland Bourgeois
7pm @ Five & Dime

T.G.I.F Party with Del
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub

Sugar Bomb – Motown Tribute
10pm @ Peppers Pub


Saturday, September 30th:

Culture Days 2017
10am @ New Brunswick Museum

Science Literacy Month
10am @ New Brunswick Museum

RDT’S
7pm @ Blackbox Studio Theatre

Kaha:Wi Dance Theatre: Re-Quickening
7:30pm @ Imperial Theatre

The Tortoise The Hare & The Millionaire
10pm @ Peppers Pub

Dance Party Saturday Night
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub


Sunday, October 1st:

Queen Square Farmers Market
9am @ Queen Square

CIBC Run for the Cure
11am @ Marco Polo Cruise Terminal

Roast Battle – Quarterfinals!
4pm @ McGill’s

Uptown Events This Weekend! (September 22nd-24th)

Friday, September 22nd:

T.G.I.F Party with Del
10pm @ Callahans Pub

Foodland + Adam Washburn + Guests
10pm @ Peppers Pub


Saturday, September 23rd:

Science Literacy Month
10am @ New Brunswick Museum

Saint John Seadogs vs. Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
7pm @ Harbour Station

Nothing But a Necktie
10pm @ Peppers Pub

Dance Party Saturday Night
10pm @ Callahans Pub

Fiesta Latina
10pm @ Taco Pica


Sunday, September 24th:

Queen Square Farmers Market
9am @ Queen Square

Drama and More Drama
2pm @ Saint John Arts Centre

Uptown Events This Weekend! (September 15th-17th)

Featured Event:

XOSecret Theatre: Landline
All Weekend @ Imperial Theatre


Friday, September 15th:

T.G.I.F Party with Del
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub


Saturday, September 16th:

Touch a Truck
10am @ Long Wharf

Science Literacy Month
10am @ New Brunswick Museum

Dive Into Fitness Day
12pm @ Canada Games Aquatic Centre

Intro to Wheel Spinning
12:30pm @ Good Fibrations

Rocmaura Gala 150
5pm @ Trade and Convention Centre

DFO + Electric Spoonful + Lionsault
9pm @ Peppers Pub

Barbra Lica Live
9pm @ Five and Dime

L3D’s DJ’s
9pm @ CLUB Rewind

Dance Party Saturday Night
10pm @ Callahan’s Pub


Sunday, September 17th:

Queen Square Farmers Market
9am @ Queen Square