What’s On East Van: May 11th Edition

11 May


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

Classical Guitar Open Mic Night – Café Deux Soleils – May 11th

Do you own or play a classical guitar? You are invited to an open mic night at Café Deux Soleils tonight, May 11th. You are welcome to come play in a casual setting.  If you are interested in performing, just drop them a note you are stopping by.  Show kicks off at 8:30 pm.

Bears – The Cultch – May 11th – 13th

A political play about pipelines, Bears, is on at The Cultch this weekend.  It is a multi-disciplinary dark comedy is about the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline.  This is an Indigenous-led play told through dramatic storytelling and choreography, with an eight-person chorus, enchanting projections, and an evocative electronic soundscape.  The production has only a short run. If you wish to catch it, tickets can be purchased online at The Cultch.

Playland – May 12th & May 13th

Playland is now open on the weekends from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. until June 22nd.  For more info, tickets and pricing, visit Playland.

23rd Annual Stone Soup Festival – Britannia Community Centre – May 12th

A great free community event happens this Saturday, May 12th at Britannia Community Centre from Noon – 5 pm.  The 23rd Annual Stone Soup Festival happens which celebrates food, art, the environment and community.

Grow A Great Organic Garden – Italian Cultural Centre – May 12th 

The Italian Cultural Centre is hosting a workshop for aspiring gardeners on Saturday, May 12th.  Shauna MacKinnon will lead this workshop and teach you how to grow a veggie garden using organic practices.  Cost is $25 per person. All ages are welcome to this workshop and kids under 12 are free. To learn more about Shauna or to register, visit the Italian Cultural Centre.

Hammer and Tong Present the East Van Showcase – Rio Theatre – May 13th 

Check out film students from all over BC that will compete in the first ever Student Showdown at the Rio Theatre Sunday evening.  Students from SFU, UBC, Capilano and Vancouver Film School will be featured along with some international shorts. Event kicks off at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.

Put Yourself First Without The Guilt – Trout Lake Community Centre May 16th

The City of Vancouver and Trout Lake Community Centre are hosting a FREE interactive workshop for women on May 16th.  If you are feeling stressed, overwhelmed and underappreciated, you are invited to attend to learn more to how make more time for yourself.  Workshop happens from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Space is limited. To register, visit City of Vancouver.

Live Music, Comedy & Entertainment

Did you know a live poetry slam happens every Monday evening at Café Deux Soleils? Some Mondays they open it up to youth. To learn more visit, Vancouver Poetry Slam. Don’t forget, Havana Theatre has a full line of late night comedy and more happening in the great space tucked in the back of the restaurant. To see what’s happening there check out Havana Events. Two farmer markets this Saturday, Riley Park and Trout Lake. To see more of what’s on in East Vancouver, check our Event Listing.

Image Credit: June Hunter


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