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
A
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

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