Archive | October, 2016

Opening Of New Exhibit As The Crow Flies At The Cultch Gallery November 2

31 Oct

asthecrowfliesThis Wednesday, November 2nd, The Cultch Gallery, 1895 Venables Street, invites you to the opening of a new exhibit.   The Cultch Gallery will help celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Eastside Culture Crawl Society.  The Cultch Gallery will be mounting a multi-venue salon-style exhibition titled As The Crow Flies. It will feature 70 artists who have participated in the Culture Crawl over the last 20 years. Those chosen to have their work exhibited include Andrea Armstrong, Suzy Baker, Olga Campbell, Deb Chaney, Ben Z Cooper, Melanie Ellery, Bernadine Fox, Louise Francis-Smith, Ken Gerberick, Shannon Harvey, Tannis Hopkins, Jason Husmillo, Kari Kristensen, Bernie Lee, Dzee Louise, Marta Musa, Lisa Ochowycz, Ross den Otter, Sherri Rogers, Lori Sokoluk, Katrina Stock, Michal Tkachenko and Alex Waber. You are invited to attend the opening reception of this new exhibit which will be held from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday,  November 2nd.  The exhibit runs until November 20th and can be viewed from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday and 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturdays. Everyone is welcome to attend the opening reception.

The Artisan’s Event At The Heritage Hall Sunday October 30th

27 Oct

artisanseventIf you missed last weekend’s showcase of local talent, being Elemental Trends, you are in luck. This Sunday, October 30th is The Artisan’s Event at the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street. This event features some 35+ local artists and artisans and we have the rundown of those that will be on hand including:

 

A paper life
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HOY SOAP COMPANY
Bouquets by Mary
Bushel + Peck
Canvas Candle Companyjoyce-photosession-13
City Macaron
Darling + Bandit
Duoly Noted
Em’say
Franc Heart Collective
Homeworks Etc
Imake.it
Is It Bath Time Yet?
Janelle Anakotta
Judy Mojo Art
Legit Confections
Little + co.
LouLou Lollipop
Mally Designsjoyce-photosession-4
Malie Creations
Mesic Living Creations
Mitani Designs
Moo and the Bear
Nón Lá Designs
Oliver&Co
Sable Shortbread Company Ltd.
Ativo Skincarejoycephotosession-12
Sea To Sky Baby
Soap Sudsations
Stay Magical Studios
Tea Lani
Three Feet Below
Trae Designs
Tumble and Roar
Waggin’ Tails Barkery
West Coast Coaster
West Coast Leslie Designs
Wildflower Designs
With Love by Ash

The Artisan’s Event runs from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is by cash donation which funds support the Vancouver Food Bank. Stop by and shop local.

Photo Credit: Non La Designs

The Elephant Wrestler Comes To The Cultch November 1 – 5

26 Oct

elephantwrestlerlantern-robertcattoThe Cultch and Diwali Fest present the Canadian premiere of the award-winning  Elephant Wrestler at the Historic Theatre at The Cultch. The show has been earning rave reviews in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the U.S.  Indian Ink Theatre Company will be displaying their theatrical muscle in a tale bristling with mischief, mayhem, and the maddening magic of India. The story is inspired by a traditional Indian fairy tale in which The Elephant Wrestler follows a poor ‘chai-wallah’ (tea-seller) as he attempts to solve the interwoven mysteries of true love, tragedy and joy.  Kutisar is a dubious spiritual guide that is also a buck-toothed chameleon, channeling seventeen characters and leaping to multiple locations.  You can expect a romantic thriller which will dispense a unique brand of mystical wisdom add in some absurdity.  Expect to laugh, cry and be entertained as we hear the live soundtrack provided by his mute sidekick, Dave, is pretty amazing.  The show runs from November 1st to November 5th. Tickets are available online from The Cultch and start from $20.

What people are saying about The Elephant Wrestler:

“Rajan’s performance is a mesmerizing blend of showmanship and
charisma…impressive is the show’s bittersweet humour…
special mention must go to David Ward’s musical accompaniment” –

New Zealand Herald

 “Flawless…cleverly constructed, full of melodramatic
twists and humourous asides”

Sydney Morning Herald

“Sheer brilliance…a joy to behold”
Dominion Post

“Nothing short of genius” 
Time Out Singapore

Photo Credit: Robert Catto

Anna Olson Book Signing At Gourmet Warehouse November 1st

25 Oct

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If you love Anna Olson, you may wish to head down to Gourmet Warehouse on November 1st. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, Anna Olson is a professionally trained pastry chef among many other talents. She hosts Bake With Anna Olson on the Food Network and has written a new cookbook Bake With Anna Olson which has more than 125 recipes for booked goods from her popular Food Network Canada show.  On November 1st, you will have the opportunity to obtain a signed copy of her newest cookbook and meet Anna while sipping on a glass of wine or prosecco and nibbling on some sweet treats.  Tickets for this event are $45 and include a signed copy of her new cookbook. The event takes place at Gourmet Warehouse from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Tickets are available online and are non-refundable, but if you aren’t able to make it, you can send someone in your place.

Hot Glass Cold Beer Pairs Beer Tasting With Glassblowing October 29th

24 Oct

hotglasscoldbeerYou are invited to a Hot, Haunted & Hoppy Halloween event being held at the Terminal City Glass Co-Op.  Terminal City Glass Co-op is Canada’s first and only nonprofit glass arts co-op. They offer courses in glassblowing, flameworking, beadmaking and sandblasting to everyone and provide access to glassmaking equipment as well as resources for the development of emerging and established glass artists.  The event on October 29th is a fundraiser to help support the community building activities at the Co-op which includes artist slide shows, open houses and other events that promote glass as an art form.  Artists will demonstrate how to create pumpkins from molten glass, and will also blow glass into an actual hollowed-out pumpkin and create a fire-breathing glass jack-o-lantern. The event happens at their studios located at 1191 Parker Street on Saturday, October 29th from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  They will  be hosting a glassblowing workshop and a beer tasting which we presume will go in that order, or well things could get a little dangerous, just saying. The beer tasting portion of the event will feature 9 local breweries including Bomber, Callister, Faculty, Postmark, Powell Street, Steel & Oak, Steamworks, Storm and Strange Fellows.   Tickets for these evening of art, fun and beer are $55 with tickets available online from TerminalCityGlass.com.

The Pianist: A Concert Catastrophe At The York Theatre October 25 – November 6

20 Oct

pianist-4_credit-heli-sorjonenOne hears the term ‘pianist’ and you may think classical music, some tinkling of the ivories, well this is no ordinary piano performance. The Pianist is a mix of clowning mixed with contemporary circus along with catastrophic comedy. Add to that this all takes place in, around and under or maybe on a grand piano. The Pianist we hear glides through an impeccable high society performance which is being touted as utter ‘perfection’  This show is an all ages performance with tickets available for children (aged 18 years and under) for $20. Family packs are also available family packs available for $120 (for 2 adults and 2 children).  The show opens Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 pm and runs till November 6 with several matinees on October 29, 30 and November 6. Tickets are available from The Cultch.  

Here’s what people are saying about The Pianist:

“It would be no exaggeration to declare Thomas Monckton nothing short
of a genius… Imaginative, inventive, and immaculately performed,
this is clowning at its best.”
Broadway Baby

“Sensational, brilliant, absolutely amazing” 
Taranaki Daily News

“Something special… his ability to hold our attention and make us laugh
is a master class in clowning.” 
The Scotsman

“Amazing performance. Physical comedy at its best.”
ILiveInEastVan.com

Photo Credit: Heli Sorjonen

Winter Markets In East Vancouver  

19 Oct

Pumpkins & SquashVancouver Farmers Market host two great  markets during the winter months. We’ve set out the dates and times below, but both have some great additions to entice you to join them, rain or shine, in January and February.  Hastings Park is showcasing some new vendors that can only be found at Hastings Park including The Smallflower Gluten Free Bakery, Tempea Tempeh, North Pacific Kelp & Wild Foods, Cedar Isle Farms, Georels Smokehouse, Lita’s Mexican Foods.  This February Food Truck February is back at both markets, Nat Bailey Stadium and Hastings Park with the biggest line up ever of food trucks. Purchase a Food Truck Passport and get it stamped at each stop and you have the chance to win a Food Truck Golden Ticket which means a free food truck meal every week for a year!  Just a little extra entice to get out and support local.

Nat Bailey Stadium – November 5 to April 22 / 10 – 2

The biggest Winter Farmers Market is at Nat Bailey Stadium, 4601 Ontario Street on Saturday November 5th and runs each Saturday until April 22nd, 2017 save for December 24th and 31st. The market will run each day from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Hastings Park – November 6 to April 30 / 10 – 2

If you prefer heading to the farmers market on a Sunday, then be sure to check out the now popular market at Hastings Park.  This farmers market will run every Sunday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm until April 30, 2017 save for December 25th and January 1st.  The market is located on the PNE grounds by the Hastings Skatepark.

Photo Credit: Deborah Waller

Elemental Trends Fall Harvest Market At The Croatian Cultural Centre October 23rd

18 Oct

fall-harvest-frontIf you have some birthdays coming up or want to get a jump on Christmas.  Alright we know some of you don’t want to think about Christmas until after Halloween. Generally speaking, we are in that camp as well, but reality is that it’s just over 8 weeks away and once Halloween is behind us, time will fly by quickly. So for those that wish to get a jump start on things, you may wish to check out the Elemental Trends Fall Harvest Market happening at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, this Sunday, October 23rd. They will have over 30 vendors lined up including Wild & Raven, Art & Soul Collective, Mixers & Elixirs, Spiceworks Food Creations, Sable Shortbread Co., Blossom Jewellery, C Yarn Hut, Canvas Candle and Beth & Olivia to name just a few.  The market runs from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and there will be shopping totes for the first 50 people through the door. For those that get hungry, we hear some food trucks will be on hand including the Cycling Croissant. Hope to see you there.

Parade Of Lost Souls & After Party Happen October 29th

17 Oct

paradeoflostsouls2016The Parade of Lost Souls happens on Saturday, October 29th and is an iconic East Van event. For those not familiar with this event, The Parade of Lost Souls is a community-driven event celebrating  Dia de Muertos (The Day of the Dead). The event includes a parade in East Van as well as performance art, live music, interactive art installations and you lost souls. The Day of the Dead is a time for celebration, for ceremony, for reflection and renewal. The parade is for you and all the lost souls of the world. Bring your past and your present for a celebration of life and death.

This year’s parade will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The location will be revealed at midnight on October 28th on the Dusty Flowerpot website as well as the Dusty Flowerpot Facebook page (and pssst parade route is now set out below). If you are interested in participating in this year’s Parade of Lost Souls, we invite you to check out all the Thriller Flashmob Dance workshops taking place at the Britannia Community Center leading up to the event.  There are 3 workshops currently scheduled on October 20th, 22nd and 27th. The Parade of Lost Souls was initially conceptualized and produced by the Public Dreams Society for over 25 years. The parade now carries on under the direction of The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret. As the Parade of Lost Souls is a community driven event, it can only exist through donations from the community.  It costs over $20,000 to put on this parade each year, so we invite you to consider donating online to ensure this parade continues. Whether you participate in this event, or just come out and take in the spectacle, it really is something to see.

Following the Parade, for all of those souls that want to keep the party going, the Lost Souls After-Party will be taking place at The Legion on Commercial Drive from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am. The after party will feature performances by Leland Riiivr, The Tailor, Tripzy Leary, Helixza and include dancers Shannon Renae, Marley Skye, Kosmic Kitty, Kin Leung and Lotus.  Tickets are available in advance through Brown Paper Tickets and they are expected to sell out. UPDATE: The After Party is SOLD OUT.

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Halloween Events Happening In East Van For 2016

13 Oct

halloween-night2Lots of great events happening for Halloween this year in East Vancouver. We have set out a sampling of some of the events we’ve come across so far and will add to this list. Of course, if you are staying in this Halloween to hand out candy to the wee ones, Black Dog Video on Commercial Drive has you covered for Halloween movies. If you have an event, you’d like to see included on the list, feel free drop us a line at IliveInEastVan@gmail.com.

Parade of Lost Souls. This popular East Van tradition is back on Saturday, October 29th. The exact location will be announced at midnight on October 28th on the Dusty Flowerpot website. As in past years, you can expect a parade of wild costumes, giant puppets, live music by East Van’s own Carnival Band among others, a Thriller Flash Mob and performance art created by local community members. The Parade of Lost Souls will take place in East Vancouver on October 29th 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. This event is free and for all ages. Costumes are encouraged. For those wishing to carry on after the parade, there is an After Party at The Legion on Commercial Drive from 9:00 pm until 2:00 am. The after party will feature performances by Leland Riiivr, The Tailor, Tripzy Leary, Helixza and include dancers Shannon Renae, Marley Skye, Kosmic Kitty, Kin Leung and Lotus.  Tickets are available in advance through Brown Paper Tickets and are now SOLD OUT.

Fright Nights. Playland is hosting 7 haunted houses including a new Keepers Doll Factory, 15 rides and 2 live shows. Fright Nights is now nightly starting at 7:00 pm. until October 31st (enter E. Hastings & Windermere). Tickets are available online at FrightNights.ca and can be purchased for a specific night.

Rio Theatre. The Rio has you covered not only on Halloween Night, but days leading up to the big night starting with The Critical Hit Show Comedy Spooktacular on Wednesday, October 26th. On Thursday, October 27th, 28th and 29th  Geekenders hosted by Richard O’Brien hosts the Rocky Horror Show. Saturday’s show is followed by a personal favourite, the original Ghostbusters movie and a Halloween Party.  Sunday, October 30th, the Rio has a spooky good line up of movies with Blood Lions at 12:30 pm, followed by The Witches at 4:00 pm, then The Addams Family at 6:15 pm and finishing the day with Rosemary’s Baby at 8:30 pm. For Halloween, they are featuring Beetlejuice at 6:30 pm, followed by The Exorcist at 8:30 pm and finishing up the evening with, but of course, The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Edition at 11:30 pm. Advance tickets are available online.

Morgue-A-Rita Madness – Sips Cocktail Emporium is hosting a Halloween bash on Friday, October 28th with Gravely & Sons.  Tickets are $20 per person which includes 2 complimentary drinks as well as a ballot in their costume contest.

The Zombie Hotel At The Waldorf. This is a multi room affair featuring DJs, dancing and much more.

80s Halloween  Party – Federico’s Supper Club is hosting an 80s Halloween Party on Saturday, October 29th. The evening includes a 3 course dinner with a live music show by Mark Olexson and The A-Deez which sets the night up for dancing.

Halloween Drive-In Movie – River District in SE Vancouver is hosting a number of Halloween movies on the weekends of October 21st/22nd and October 28th/29th. You can load up the car (up to 8 people) for $20 and watch Beetlejuice, Scream, Hotel Transylvania 2, Alien, Edward Scissorhands, The Blair Witch Project, Monsters Inc. and Halloween. Gates open at 5:30 pm each evening and snacks and food trucks will be on hand. For more information or to purchase your advance ticket, visit River District.

Halloween On The Drive – There will be lots of free family fun on Commercial Drive on Monday, October 31st. The day starts off with an offering of FREE Margherita Pizzetta’s at Famoso from 12:30 to 4:30 pm, but note you must be under 12 years of age. From 4:30 to 6:00 pm, there will be trick or treating at a number of merchants on the Drive from Venables to 13th Avenue. To see which merchants are participating, visit TheDrive.ca. From 6:00 to 7:30 pm in Grandview Park, the Commercial Drive Business Society is hosting free family fun including face painting, balloon twisting, caricatures and photo booths for those that want pics on their costume. The night will be topped off with fireworks from 7:30 to 8:00 pm in Grandview Park.

Dia De Los Muertos – 33 Acres Brewing is hosting an evening to celebrate the Day of the Dead on Friday, October 29th. You are invited to dress up, bring you dancing shoes and an appetite, there will be tacos. Oh and live music from 6:00 to 11:00 pm.

Rocky’s Halloween Party – Rocky Mountain Flatbread is hosting a Halloween Party for families on October 3oth from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at their Main Street location.  They are planning to have monster face pizza making for $8.50 per child, creepy crawly candy bar, face painting and a few other surprises. Costumes of course are encouraged!

COMMUNITY EVENTS FOR THE WEE ONES:

Trout Lake Community Centre: Halloween Celebration – Saturday, October 29th 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  You are invited to come jump in the bouncy castle, play Halloween games, and make some pumpkin crafts. Lots more surprises planned for the wee ones. There is a cost of $4.00 per child.

Britannia Community Centre: Halloween Howl – Saturday, October 29th (1–8 years). You are invited to a FREE spooky community event with entertainment and ghostly games and, of course, tricks and treats.  Event takes place in Gym D from Noon to 2:00 pm.

Britannia Community Centre: Family Pumpkin Carving – Sunday, October 30th.  Come carve a pumpkin for $6.00 which includes 2 pumpkins for a family of 4, additional pumpkins can be purchased for $3.00. Pumpkins must be carved at the centre and children under 12 must have a parent or caregiver present. Registration is required prior to October 22nd.

Sunset Community Centre: Haunted Halloween – Friday, October 28th  6:30 to 9:00 pm.  Come check out their spooky haunted houses, crafts and trick or treating. This is a free event for all ages.

Renfrew Park Community Centre: Halloween Party – Saturday, October 29th. You are invited to an afternoon of games, crafts, costumes, treats and a bouncy castle from Noon – 3 pm. Cost is $5 per child.

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