Thursday, December 22, 2011

Friday, December30
9:00pm - 1:00am
Shanghai Restaurant (651 Somerset Street West)

Open Format was a monthly series presenting a changing roster of secret DJs mixing together music they love, freely and regardless of genre. It ran for the duration of 2011, and is closing with its final edition on Friday, December 30th.  Please join us and help celebrate endings and beginnings.

Admission is free but donations are requested, with the DJs of each night directing all monies to people and/or places in the community where it may be helpful.

All proceeds of CF will be split evenly between SITE Ottawa and Vancouver's PIVOT:

" effective mandatory health program, which has been in operation since 1991...deemed a necessary public health measure to prevent the spread of communicable diseases, primarily HIV and Hepatitis-C virus, and to minimize the risks associated with substance use in society. "

"Pivot's mandate is to use the law to address the root causes of poverty and social exclusion. Our name is metaphor for our approach to social change - by making the most tangible violations of human rights the focal point of our efforts, we exert maximum pressure in order to shift society toward greater equality and inclusivity."

Massive gratitude to those who made this series possible:

- Shanghai Restaurant, and Don in particular, who has been so welcoming and patient with us, and let us use their fine space and PA for the series, for free, and made us some nice little finger foodies and menus, and provided a space in which we could play this music.

- CHUO 89.1 FM, who sponsored the series with in-kind donation of radio ads that they kindly allowed us to make.

- Everyone who came out, donated money and ears and time and always created such a friendly, stimulating and open vibe at the OF nights.

- And lastly but importantly-- all the DJs who took part and donated their time and love of music. Without whom.

Stay tuned...from the ashes of OF perhaps something new for 2012...

Sponsored by CHUO 89.1 FM.