Archive | February, 2019

What’s On East Van: February 22nd Edition

22 Feb

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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.

Comedy With Ed Hill – Havana Theatre – February 22nd & 23rd

Havana Theatre hosts some unique comedy this Friday and Saturday night. An emerging young comic, Ed Hill, takes the stage for 2 shows on Friday and Saturday night.  Ed, originally from Taiwan, has performed all over the world has received numbers Best Comedian accolades as well as being named Comic to Watch in 2018.  Tickets are $12. To catch this talent while ticket prices are still reasonable, visit Showpass.

James Johnstone History Walk – Strathcona – February 23rd

James Johnstone is back offering his East End History Walk this Saturday, February 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.

JFL Northwest Presents Nicole Byer – Rio Theatre – February 23rd

Looking for some comedy this weekend? Nicole Byer is performing two shows this Saturday night at the Rio Theatre.  Nicole is an actress, comedian and writer who hosts the baking show Nailed It currently on Netflix.  She also has a sitcom loosely based on her life. This weekend’s show is called Why Won’t You Date Me?  Sounds like a fun night of comedy. Tickets are $26.50, shows at 7:00 pm and 9:30 pm.   For tickets, visit the Rio Theatre.

Eastside Flea – 550 Malkin Avenue – February 23rd and 24th

Looking to do a bit of wandering this weekend? Why not check out the Eastside Flea happening this weekend in Strathcona. Lots of cool vintage finds, a bar and some cool vendors to check out, or just hang out with friends and food trucks at the ready in case you get hungry.  Happens Saturday and Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

7th Annual Oscar Party – El Camino’s – February 24th

El Camino’s is hosting their 7th Annual Oscar Party this Sunday, February 24th. Festivities get under way as of 3:00 pm which the red carpet madness gets under way.  The awards ceremony doesn’t begin until 5:00 pm.

Community Skate – PNE Agrodome – February 24th

It hasn’t quite been cold enough to skate on local rinks, but you can grab your ice skates and head to the PNE Agrodome this Sunday.  A Community Skate will be happening from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Cost is $3 for adults 19+, Senior 65+ and Youth 13-18 $2.50, Child 3-12 $2.00 and 2 years and under free.  Reminder, you do need to bring your own skates & helmets. Rentals will not be available.

Red’s Annual Garage Sale/Swap Meet – Trev Deely – February 24th

If you love motorcycles and tinkering with them, then you likely already know about this event. In case you don’t, the Trev Deely Dealership at 1875 Boundary Road is hosting Red’s Annual Garage Sale and Swap Meet this Sunday.  It’s an indoor event with space for up to 65 vendors. The sale happens from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. If you are looking to see if they have any spaces left, you can contact: tdhd@trevdeeley.com.

BYOB Bike Sale – Trev Deely – February 24th

Now if the Swap Meet above isn’t enough to entice you over, we do hear there will be a BBQ happening on site with proceeds going to charity.  AND their parking lot will play host to BYOB Bike Sale.  Bring your bike to sell, all makes and models welcome. For more info, visit their BYOB Bike Sale Facebook page.  Event happens 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

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 3-7 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 including local events for New Year’s Eve, check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those watching their wallet and well who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

Hot Honey Brown Returns To The Cultch March 15 to 30, 2019

20 Feb

HotHoneyBrown4This March, the production Hot Honey Brown returns to The Cultch.  This smash hit from Australia took the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by storm with a group of six sassy women who know how to make some noise and defiantly smash stereotypes.  This production is part of the evolution of our changing cultural landscape as it relates to women.  The #metoo campaign shook the tree, we think Hot Honey Brown lends voice to some of the empowerment that comes from stepping out of the shadows and speaking up. See a production that speaks with sass along with hip hop, dance, poetry, comedy, circus, song and striptease to push boundaries and defy labels.  Last year, an extra week was added due to popular demand for tickets. So if you wish to see this production, we recommend grabbing your tickets sooner vs. later. Tickets start at $22 and are available online at The Cultch.

What people are saying about Hot Honey Brown:

★★★★★

Is it empowering, exuberant, rousing, fun? Hell, yes! It’s also the show that the world needs right now!”
The Globe and Mail

★★★★★
Gleefully challenges stereotypes of sex and race with a full grin, bared
chest and raised middle finger.” 

Edinburgh 49

★★★★★
It’s gobsmacking the talent and message this show has to offer: how it challenges
everyone to review their views, and inspires everyone to rock the boat

Theatre Press

★★★★★
A powerhouse performance of passion and poignancy” 
Broadway World

★★★★★
Unapologetic, almost aggressively graceful and fabulously fierce…”
Theatre People

 

Bridal Swap Is At The Croatian Cultural Centre March 10th

19 Feb

BridalSwap2019Planning a wedding? Trying to stay on a budget? If you’ve answered yes to both these questions, you may wish to check out The Bridal Swap happening at the Croatian Cultural Centre Sunday, March 10th. If you are unfamiliar with this unique concept, it brings together past brides, brides to be, decorators, wedding planners and craft artisans all under one roof.  For brides to be, you have the opportunity to purchase gently used items from past brides and past brides have the opportunity to sell items from their weddings which could include the ‘dress’ and wedding décor including centerpieces, candles, linens, glassware and vases and much more.  So instead of buying all new, it’s a great opportunity to re-use and repurpose items. The Bridal Swap will also have on hand an array of artisans offering handmade items or services for your wedding day including photographers, jewellery, cakes, wedding favours, flowers, invitations and so on.  The Bridal Swap takes place on Sunday, March 10th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Tickets are available through Eventbrite with the following options which include early access to get first dibs on dresses and decor:

Early Bird Access for WEDDING DECOR:
$25.00 plus tax (gets you early access at 12:00 pm to get First Dibs)

Early Bird Access for WEDDING DRESSES:
$25.00 plus tax (gets you early access at Noon to get First Dibs)

Pre-Purchased General Admission:
$15.00 plus tax (access at 1:00pm)

Tickets at the Door:
$20.00 plus tax (access at 1:00pm)

 

Neighbourhood Grants Are Now Available For Up To $500 For Community Projects

18 Feb

NeighbourhoodSmallGrants2014Do you have an idea for a community project that brings people in your community together? It could be something small such as getting a group together to make ‘kids playing here signs’ for your street, maybe a beautification project, hosting a picnic, maybe a tea party or BBQ for your block? We encourage you to consider applying for a Neighbourhood Small Grant. If you have not heard about this program, it is worth looking into. Speaking from experience this program is a great way to get to know your neighbours and build community. You can apply for grants of up to $500 for projects in your community. The aim of the program, which is funded by the Vancouver Foundation, is to connect and engage people within the community in which they live. Neighbours can get together and make an application for a variety of events. Some examples of past events include neighbourhood block parties, clean up campaigns, ethnic cooking classes, emergency preparedness plans, community gardens or an outdoor movie night. This is not for adults only, kids and teens are encouraged to get into the act.  The ideas are only limited by your imagination. Once your application is submitted, it is reviewed by a Resident Advisory Committee made up of residents in your neighbourhood. Note, you need two people from different addresses to apply for the grant in the same neighbourhood. Applicants are advised in late May/early June if they receive funding and are asked to have their projects completed by November 2019.  To apply for a grant, visit Neighbourhood Small Grant.  Note, the site is available in several different languages. Application deadline is April 9, 2019.  To learn more, check out the video “How To Apply” which shares other people’s ideas

What’s On East Van: February 15th Edition

15 Feb

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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.

Leg Up! – Moberly Arts Centre – February 15th & 16th

Dezza Dance and Moberly Arts and Culttural Centre have partnered with emerging dance artists to bring you Leg Up!.  Five choreographers bring their high energy performance to the stage this Friday and Saturday night at the Moberly Arts Centre, 7646 Prince Albert Street. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. To get advance tickets, visit Dezza Dance.

The Gravel-Aires & The Bottom Shelf Bourbon Trio – Café Deux Soleil – Feb. 16th

Café Deux Soleils hosts some great live music this Saturday night with The Gravel-Aires and The Bottom Shelf Bourbon Trio. They will be featuring roots, blues, bluegrass and folk music.  Cost is $5-$10 at the door. Show gets under way at 9 pm.

Documentary ‘Free Solo’  – Rio Theatre – February 16th & 18th

Oscar nominated documentary FREE SOLO comes to the Rio Theatre this weekend for 2 showings.  This is a stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of the free soloist climber who prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock, the 3,000 foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park without a rope. We hear this is an edge-of-your seat thriller.  Free Solo shows Saturday, February 16th at 12:15 pm and Monday, February 18th at 3:20 pm.

Free Family Fun – Britannia Community Centre – February 18th

You are invited to the Britannia Community Centre for an afternoon of free family fun.  Lots on offer with ice-skating, kids craft zone, face painting, balloon twisting, hot drinks and treats.  Activities take place between 1:00 and 3:30 pm.

Family Day Celebration  – Trout Lake Community Centre – February 18th

Aiyacarumba Trout Lake Community Centre has a whole rang of free activities planned for Family Day this coming Monday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  There’s an Art Lab, Cooking Demonstration, Tai Chi Demonstration, Dance Performances, crafts and much more. To see all that’s on, visit their Schedule of Events.

 Much Ado About Nothing – The Cultch 

Much Ado About Nothing Set in a mesmerizing theatrical world evoking Colonial North Africa, this serious and sublimely ridiculous story of soldiers in love and women confined by tradition—is a bold and playful romp through the extremes of desire and ambition, loyalty, and redemption. This the last weekend to catch the all female cast is part of The Cultch’s Femme Series.

Nasty Women Comedy – Biltmore Cabaret – February 18th

JFL Northwest presents Nasty Women Comedy this Monday evening. This  is an improv group consisting of some of Vancouver’s top female comedians.  A show that will leave you feeling fired up. Show gets under way at 8:30 pm

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 3-7 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 including local events for New Year’s Eve, check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those watching their wallet and well who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

Oh Man! Is Coming To The Drive Coffee Bar March 1st & 3rd, 2019

13 Feb

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Jo Dworschak, creator and producer of Story Story Lie, has put together a multimedia monologue about a mom trying to overcome her fear of men before having one.  With some assistance from TJ Dawe, a respected playwright, actor and director, Jo Dworschak has put together this autobiographical production which features some problematic relationships with men in her family life, to learn she’s pregnant and having a boy.  Her Production Oh Man! has won Best Solo Show at the Montana Fringe Festival.  Jo bills this show as “humorous, heart warming and the perfect night out for the parent”.  The production is coming to an intimate venue this March at The Drive Coffee Bar on Friday, March 1st and Sunday, March 3rdTickets are $12 and available through Eventbrite or at the door. Show kicks off at 8:00 pm.

Plant-Based Boutique Now Open On Commercial Drive

12 Feb

PBB6Did you catch the Pop Up Plant-Based Boutique on The Drive for 2 weeks this past December? If not, you are in luck. They are back in this bright beautiful space for the next 6 months. The Plant-Based Boutique is located at 1206 Commercial Drive (at Williams Street) across from Grandview Park.  Their focus is on health, wellness and self-care which is 100% plant-based. They have curated products from across North America which include skin care, organic oils for the face and body, candles, plant-based cookbooks, soaps and much more. They are also now serving organic tea and snacks and have added a seating space in store.   You can catch them daily from Noon to 7:00 pm.  Stop by and check out this great space.

 

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