What’s On East Van: August 16th Edition

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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.

Kiwassa Outdoor Community Market – Kiwassa Neighbourhood House – August 16th

The Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford Street (near Nanaimo and Hastings) is hosting another Community Market Friday, August 16th  from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  You can expect to find fresh produce, preserves, snacks, seeds, popcorn, activities for the kids. There will be some local artisans along with fresh local produce at very reasonable prices. Lastly, post market, Kiwassa’s Youth Program will be featuring an outdoor climate change film screening.  For more info, visit Kiwassa.ca.

Outdoor Summer Movie – Grandview Park – August 16th

The Commercial Drive BIA Society is hosting an outdoor movie this Friday night in Grandview Park. They will be showing Back To The Future at dusk, a mighty fine choice.  You are invited to bring your lawn chairs and blankets.

The Fair At The PNE – August 17th to September 2nd

The Fair at the PNE kicks off this Saturday at 11:00 am and goes till 11:00 pm every evening until September 2nd. In case you hadn’t heard, there are lots of free events with admission once inside the gates. Kids under 5 are free with an adult and children aged 6 to 12.  If you are looking for free gate admission dates, they are August 20 & 27, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. There is also a free gate admission for seniors 65+ on August 22nd from 11:00 am to late.  For more ways to save, visit Ways To Save at The Fair.

The Dude Is Back – Dude Chilling Park – August 17th

A bronze replica of “The Dude” has been created for Dude Chilling Park to replace the previous wood one that has seen better days.  There was quite a bit of work including fundraising by many to make this artistic endeavor happen. So this Saturday there will be a celebration from 12-4 pm to celebrate that the Dude Is Back. Expect hot dogs and bratwurst on the BBQ and live music by the Undercovers along with some Parks Board members on hand. You are invited to grab a blanket and come kick back and relax with The Dude.

Yeast Van Patio Party – 1216 Franklin Street – August 17th

The Yeast Van Brewery District Cooperative is hosting their first ever Patio Block Party at Container Brewing, 1216 Franklin Street this Saturday.  Tickets are $20 and include 2 drink tickets. Big Day BBQ will be on hand with eats and Dr. Alex will be spinning vinyl.  Lots of great local breweries will be participating in this event. To grab your ticket in advance, visit Eventbrite.

Outdoor Summer Movie – Riverfront Park – August 17th

The good folks at Collingwood Policing Centre are back at Riverfront Park in SE Vancouver near the Fraser River for an outdoor movie this Saturday night. They will be showing The Princess Bride at dusk.

Railtown Tailgate BBQ – Railtown Café – August 18th

If you love BBQ, this is the place to this Sunday. Railtown Café chefs and co-owners are hosting a big ass BBQ with loads of food between 11:00 am and 8:00 pm.  There also be some delish refreshments Lynchburg Lemonade and Railtown Ruby Sangri. Cost is $27 per person or $17 for the vegetarian option.  For tickets or more info, visit Eventbrite.

Biggest Dog Meet Up – Trout Lake – August 18th

The 7th Biggest Dog Meet Up happens at John Hendry Park at Trout Lake Beach this Sunday from Noon to 4:00 pm. This is a free event. Everyone is welcome to attend with a pup or not.  For those that don’t have a dog and are considering one, it’s a great opportunity to see a variety of breeds and chat with owners about what might be a good fit for you.

Comedy, Music & Entertainment & More 

Do you love cartoons? Miss those Saturday morning cartoons you used to watch as a kid. Do you know Storm Crow Tavern offers cartoons Saturday morning from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm whilst you enjoy breakfast/brunch?

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 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, no cover.

Looking to shop and support local? Be sure to check out one of the farmer markets happening this weekend. Saturday is Riley Park Farmers Market at 30th & Ontario from 10 am – 2 pm and Trout Lake Farmers Market from 9 am – 2 pm at John Hendry Park. Sunday, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is back in Dude Chilling Park from 10:00 am – 2 pm. To see more of What’s On in East Vancouver,  check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those on a budget and in Vancouver, who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

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