What’s On East Van: October 26th Edition

26 Oct


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.

Makers Market – Ellis Building – October 26th

In case you missed it, the Eastside Flea moved from The Ellis Building to Eastside Studios at 550 Malkin Avenue which means it left a great space for markets at the Ellis Building.  So a Makers Market is now hosting what appears to be monthly markets on Friday nights.  There official launch is this Friday, October 26th and there’s a line of local handmade small batch goods. We see our friends at Sriracha Revolver will be there. This is a family friendly event that happens from 5:00 to 10:00 pm. Admission is free.

Trick Or Treat On Hastings Sunrise – October 27th

This Saturday you are invited to Trick or Treat on Hastings Street between 12:00 and 3:00 pm.  Visit businesses along the East Hastings strip with your costume and receive a treat (or a trick!).

All Souls Night – Mountain View Cemetery – October 27th

All Souls Night is an opportunity to commemorate the dead.  You are invited to tea and memory making at Mountain View Cemetery between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm this Saturday evening. Light a candle for someone you’ve lost.

Drive-In Movies – River District – October 27th

River District in SE Vancouver is hosting their last weekend of free drive-in movies.  This weekend they are showing Frankenweenie at 7:30 pm followed by It at 9:30 pm. For tickets visit, Picatic.com.

Book Launch & Signing – The Plant-Based Foodie Cookbook – October 27th

Brad Hill creator of a series of Foodie cookbooks will be on hand to launch his newest cookbook The Plant-Based Foodie Cookbook at Riley Park Farmers Market this Saturday. He will be on hand from Noon – 2:00 pm along with delish plant based eats.

Parade Of Lost Souls – To Be Announced – October 27th

The iconic East Van event the Parade of Lost Souls happens this Saturday night. This all ages community event celebrates the Day of The Dead and features a roving parade, live music, art installations, dance performances including flash mobs all of which happens from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Following the parade there is the After Party which this year happens at The Wise Hall. For more details, visit their website Parade of Lost Souls. Great opportunity to try out that scary make up/costume. If you wish to be in the parade meet at the Britannia Library at 7:00 pm.

Hastings Sunrise Pumpkin Patch – Hastings Elementary School – October 28th

You are invited to check out the 3rd Annual Hastings Sunrise Pumpkin Patch Festiva at Hastings Elementary School. Choose a pumpkin for your Jack-O-Lantern, share some food, enjoy a live bluegrass band, and take part in fall-themed festivities and decorations from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm . Costumes encouraged. Pumpkins are by donation.

Pumpkin Carving – Strange Fellows Brewing – October 28th

Strange Fellows Brewing, 1345 Clark Drive, invites you to come down Sunday afternoon to do some pumpkin carving between 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Everything is supplied including the pumpkins. All by donation with proceeds to go the Vancouver Food Bank.

Beetlejuice – Rio Theatre – October 28th

Now THIS is a movie to watch on the big screen.  The Rio Theatre will be showing Beetlejuice Sunday at 5:30 pm and being rain is expected might be a perfect Sunday afternoon thing to do.  Tickets $12, we suggest getting advance tickets.

 Japan Food Fair – Vancouver Buddhist Temple – October 28th

If you love Japanese food (and who doesn’t really), you may wish to make your way down to the Vancouver Buddhist Temple this Sunday, October 28th. They will be hosting a Japan Food Fair and Fall Bazaar from Noon to 2:00 pm. Lots of great eats and great prices. Happens at 220 Jackson Avenue in Strathcona.

Comedy, Entertainment & Live Music

If it’s live music you are after, the Libra Room on The Drive has a regular line up of music. Tangent Café hosts live jazz Sunday nights  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Saturday, Pat’s Pub has live jazz Saturday afternoons from 3-7 pm, no cover.

This weekend there is only one Farmers Market this Saturday. That is Riley Park (10 am – 2 pm). Trout Lake is now closed for the season, but Hastings Park Farmers Market kicks off NEXT weekend, November 4th. To see more of what’s on in East Vancouver, check our Event Listing.

Image Credit: June Hunter

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