What’s On East Van: March 22nd Edition

22 Mar

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some cool events for the upcoming weekend.  Beyond the weekend, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

Vancouver Gem & Mineral Show – PNE Forum – March 21st – 23rd

The Vancouver Gem & Mineral Show kicks off at 1:00 pm on Friday and runs till the end of the weekend. There is a long list of exhibitors with a beautiful array of items.  Bonus is children 12 and under are free with a paying adult.

Hot Honey Brown – The Cultch – To March 30th 

Hot Honey Brown continues this weekend The Cultch. Don’t miss this wild ride from Australia that brings six sassy women on stage who are here to make some noise and smash some stereotypes.  Tickets start at $22 and are available online at The Cultch.

Jesus Christ: The Lost Years – Havana Theatre – March 22nd and 23rd

If you ever wondered what Jesus might have been up to between the ages of 13 and 30 well this weekend’s your chance.  Monster Theatre brings Jesus Christ: The Lost Years to Havana Theatre for a couple more nights this Friday and Saturday.  Tickets are available online $15-$20 through Showpass.

Musical Intergenerational Event – Trout Lake Community Centre – March 23rd

This Saturday morning, Trout Lake Community Centre is hosting a Musical Intergenerational Event for the whole family.  You are invited to come and dance and sing along to the music from 10:30 am to 11:45 am. This is an all ages event and cost is $1.00 per person.

East End History Walk With James Johnstone – 696 East Hastings St. – March 23rd

James Johnstone is back offering his East End History Walk this Saturday, March 23rd.  Tour starts at The Heatley, 696 East Hastings at 10:00 am and runs for 2 1/2 – 3 hours. Cost is $20 per person.  To reserve your spot, email James at historywalks@gmail.com.

Screaming Chickens Theatrical Society Monthly Taboo Revue – Wise Hall – March 23rd

The Screaming Chickens Theatrical Society are hosting their monthly burlesque variety show at the Wise Hall this Saturday night. This is a 19+ show.  Show gets under way at 9:00 pm.

Movie ‘A Star is Born’ – Rio Theatre – March 23rd

If you haven’t yet managed to see A Star Is Born, you get your chance this Saturday night at the Rio Theatre. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga blend their talents for this passionate story. Movie kicks off at 8:30 pm.  If you can’t make it Saturday, it shows again on Monday at 8:45 pm at the Rio.

Comedy, Entertainment & Live Music

Looking for more live music, did you know The Heatley in Strathcona regularly features live music?  Every Sunday they offer bluegrass music with brunch 11 am – 3 pm.

Also 7 days a week, you will find live music at the Libra Room on The Drive. Tangent Café hosts live jazz Sunday nights  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Saturday, Pat’s Pub has live jazz Saturday afternoons from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, no cover.

Looking to shop local? Be sure to check out one of the farmer markets happening this weekend. Saturday is Riley Park Farmers Market 10 am – 2 pm. Sunday is Hastings Park Farmers Market also 10 am – 2 pm.  To see more of What’s On in East Vancouver,  check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those on a budget and in Vancouver, who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

Cooking Classes At Gourmet Warehouse This Spring

20 Mar

 

The Gourmet Warehouse has another round of delicious cooking classes lined up this Spring. These classes are a great way to spend an afternoon or evening as the case may be and meet some like-minded food lovers. Personally, we also like the shopping after the cooking class as participants are offered a 10% discount for purchases made the day of your class. We have set a few of their upcoming classes that caught our eye.  For a full line up of all the classes Gourmet Warehouse is offering visit Cooking Classes.

Everyday Thai – Saturday, April 13th 11:00 am – 2:00 pm 

Chef Cindy Low will demonstrate how easy it is to prepare delicious and mouth-watering Thai dishes, from an everyday curry to exotic Tom Yum spaghetti with prawns. You will learn about lemongrass, curry pastes, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, and more. You are encouraged to come hungry. Here’s what you’ll learn to make:

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• Thai salad with kale, organic greens, carrots, apples, peanuts,
• Toasted coconut chips, chili lime dressing
• Tom Yum spaghetti with prawns – rice spaghetti, Tom Yum flavours, tomatoes,
Thai basil, prawns
• Thai yellow curry with chicken, seasonal vegetables, coconut milk
• Jasmine rice
• Mango coconut ice cream

Perfectly Seasoned ‘Exotic Flavours From Around The World’
April 25th 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Chef David Robertson of the Dirty Apron will teach you the perfect art of seasoning. He will feature an array of spices which we hear will take your dinner ideas to a whole new level. Delish menu includes:

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• Ling Cod Vindaloo with crispy curry leaves
• Mexican smoked chili and guava braised beef short rib with an avocado crema
• South Indian spiced pork tenderloin alongside lemon rice
• Burnt pineapple and cardamom ice cream

Easy Vegetarian – Thursday, May 9th 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Chef Mark Singson who was runner up in Season 6 of Top Chef Canada is going to be demonstrating some unique flavor combinations as well as plate presentations.  Food and fun re on the menu including these delectable dishes:

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• Singson’s signature hummus with fire grilled sourdough
• Oven roasted beet salad with fresh chèvre and lemon vinaigrette
• Medley of chickpeas and assorted vegetables served with potatoes and seasoned
fragrant rice
• Sweet traditional vanilla custard with apricots and warm coffee

Come hungry, you will get to eat everything that is made the day of the class. Again, after class, everyone has the opportunity to shop in store with a 10% discount on items purchased the day of your class. To register, visit Gourmet Warehouse.

Bon appetit!

Photo Credit: Gourmet Warehouse

Bonfire Nights – Indie Music Fundraiser April 5th At The Notional Space

19 Mar

BonfireNightsA group of talented musicians are hosting an inaugural Bonfire Nights Fundraising event in support of Aunt Leah’s Place on Friday, April 5th. If you aren’t familiar with it, Aunt Leah’s Place is a great local organization that has been working in the community for over 30 years. They do some amazing work with kids in foster care and young mothers.   On April 5th, My Blue Dirt Girl trio, Sarah Wheeler and Reid Jamieson will perform at The Notional Space, 1523 Pender Street.  Luppolo’s Brewing Co. will be donating some craft beer for the evening along with special camp mugs. The founder of Aunt Leah’s Place, Gale Stewart, will also be on hand with a talk about the impact of Aunt Leah’s Place in the community work of Aunt Leah’s Place. Doors open at 7:30 pm, music kicks off at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $20 and available through Brown Paper Tickets.

The Tashme Project: The Living Archives At The Firehall Arts Centre April 2-13, 2019

18 Mar

 

The Firehall Arts Centre brings an eye-opening, award-winning play The Tashme Project: The Living Archives to the Firehall Arts Centre April 2 to April 13, 2019.

Created and performed by Julie Tamiko Manning and Matt Miwa, The Tashme Project: The Living Archives traces the history and common experience of the Nisei (second generation Japanese Canadians) through childhood, internment in Canada during the Second World War, and post-war resettlement east of the Rockies. The Nisei, now in their 70s and 80s, were children at the time of internment and their stories of adventure and play are presented in sharp relief with the more common internment narratives of hardship and justice.

The Tashme Project: The Living Archives is created from twenty interwoven interviews with Nisei from Toronto, Hamilton, Kingston, Montreal, and Vancouver. The piece moves from voice to voice and story to story with fluidity and with a purposeful and constructed gracefulness. The actors portray the voices of both men and women interviewees as they seek a deep emotional and spiritual connection with the stories of their elders, breathing new life into these memories. This production is an embodiment of Nisei character, language, spirit and story, and brings to light a part of Canadian history that has been often kept in the dark. Tickets start from $25 and are available online at Firehall Arts Centre.

What people are saying about The Tashme Project: The Living Archives:

“…profoundly moving…”
Nikkei Voice

“A remarkable piece of verbatim theatre.”
Broadway World

“…Manning and Miwa…lovingly bring to life the hesitancy and frailty of these ‘living archives’.”
Montreal Gazette

What’s On East Van: March 15th Edition

15 Mar

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some cool events for the upcoming weekend.  Beyond the weekend, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

Hot Honey Brown – The Cultch 

Hot Honey Brown returns to The Cultch this Friday and runs for 2 weeks. If you missed this production the first time around, you won’t want to miss it this time.  This smash hit from Australia brings six sassy women who are here to make some noise and smash some stereotypes.  Tickets start at $22 and are available online at The Cultch.

Jesus Christ: The Lost Years – Havana Theatre – March 15th & 16th

If you ever wondered what Jesus might have been up to between the ages of 13 and 30 well this weekend’s your chance.  Monster Theatre brings Jesus Christ: The Lost Years to Havana Theatre Friday and Saturday nights.  Tickets are available online $15-$20 through Showpass.

Wood Market – 1278 East Hastings Street – March 16th

Salvage Vancouver is again hosting a Wood Market. If you are looking for reclaimed wood for projects and or renovations, definitely worth stopping by 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

First Pick Handmade – Heritage Hall – March 16th & 17th

First Pick Handmade is at the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street this Saturday and Sunday.  Expect to find 30 Canadian men’s and women’s fashion accessory designers. Event happens 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Admission is $3.00. To see the full line up of participating designers, visit First Pick Handmade.

The Vancouver Market – Wise Hall – March 17th 

The Vancouver Market happens at the Wise Hall this Sunday. Organizer, Nikki Herbert, no stranger to organizing East Van events brings a wide variety of vendors. Expect to find handmade, vintage and much more.  Admission is $2.00. Event happens 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

21st Century Flea Market – Croatian Cultural Centre – March 17th

The 21st Century Flea Market is back at the Croatian Cultural Centre this Sunday. 185 tables with a wide range of items including antiques, sports items, paintings, collectibles, toys, dolls, books and a whole lot more.  Event happens 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Admission is $5 at the door.

Comedy, Entertainment & Live Music

Looking for more live music, did you know The Heatley in Strathcona regularly features live music?  Every Sunday they offer bluegrass music with brunch 11 am – 3 pm.

Also 7 days a week, you will find live music at the Libra Room on The Drive. Tangent Café hosts live jazz Sunday nights  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Saturday, Pat’s Pub has live jazz Saturday afternoons from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, no cover.

Looking to shop local? Be sure to check out one of the farmer markets happening this weekend. Saturday is Riley Park Farmers Market 10 am – 2 pm. Sunday is Hastings Park Farmers Market also 10 am – 2 pm.  To see more of What’s On in East Vancouver,  check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those on a budget and in Vancouver, who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

The Vancouver Market At The Wise Hall Sunday, March 17th

13 Mar

The Vancouver Market March 17, 2019

A new market is coming to the Wise Hall on Sunday, March 17th called very simply The Vancouver Market.  The organizer behind the event is not new to organizing, Nikki Herbert has organized markets at The Astoria and currently organizes the Dark Eighties event. So might one just hear some 80s music at the Wise?  It’s certainly possible.  Drawing on her connections, Nikki will have a variety of vendors which include a good stash of vintage items plus handmade items by local artisans. Girls Rock Camp will be on hand selling instruments to raise funds for their programs. Always a great organization to support. Admission is $2.00 per person. Event happens from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm this Sunday. Being it’s St. Patrick’s Day, rumour has it that you might find a green leprechaun prancing about along with a few other unique surprises. Stop by and check it out in person.

First Pick Handmade At The Heritage Hall March 16th & 17th

12 Mar

FirstPickHandmade2019First Pick Handmade returns to the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, March 16th & 17th. This is a curated event showcasing 30 Canadian men’s and women’s fashion accessory designers.  First Pick Handmade will transform Heritage Hall into a 3,300-square foot pop up boutique department store. The event will feature long standing Canadian designers as well as new ones. To see the full line up of participating designers, visit First Pick Handmade.

First Pick Handmade was created and curated by Janna Hurtzig  who is the founder/designer behind Winterluxe Recycled Cashmere. Hurtzig has been part of Vancouver’s handmade scene since 1988 in a variety of roles including co-organizer of Shiny, Muddy Fuzzy.  First Pick Handmade happens this Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 pm each day. Admission is $3.00 at the door. Whether it’s to browse or buy, stop by and support our Canadian designers. 

“We’ve hosted three shows, and, in that time, we have already been noted in the Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver’s pick for sustainable shopping. I think we offer a really unique market experience in that we offer fashion and accessories only, and all handmade by local and Canadian designers.”

 Janna Hurtzig, First Pick Handmade Founder, and Curator. 

 

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