What’s On East Van: August 23rd Edition

23 Aug

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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.

The Fair At The PNE – Now to September 2nd

The Fair at the PNE is on daily from 11:00 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, August 27th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm is the last one.  If you are looking from some smooth sounds, Smokey Robinson will be hitting the summer concert stage Friday night at 8:30 pm.

Summer Series – Grandview Park – August 23rd

Commercial Drive BIA is hosting a Summer Series event tonight in Grandview Park.  There will be balloon twisting, face painters and a caricature artist plus refreshments from Super Valu.  The Lego Movie will be shown at dusk, note which is happening earlier these days.

Serate in Piazza – Italian Cultural Centre – August 23rd

This Friday at the Italian Cultural Centre, you are invited to Serate In Piazza. They are hosting an evening of outdoor music and dancing.  Food including sausages, pasta, beer, wine and gelato are available for purchase.  The event happens between 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  In the event of rain, the festivities move indoors. Music and dancing is free, food available for purchase.

The Zoo Story – Havana Theatre – August 23rd and 24th 

The Rusted Cage Theatre Lab presents a renowned classic story of human disconnection and class division.  The story follows Peter and Jerry who you observe meeting on a sunny Sunday morning in the park. Both suffer from loneliness, so what happens?   You can find out this weekend at Havana Theatre. Tickets are $25 and available through Showpass.

Tomato Festival Tasting & Potluck – Riley Park Community Garden – August 24th

If you haven’t checked out the Riley Park Community Garden it’s a great time to do that this weekend. At the same time you can check out the Riley Park Farmers Market that happens 10:00 am to 2:00 pm right next to it, if you haven’t already. The Community Garden will be hosting a Tomato Festival Tasting & Potluck between 12:30 and 1:30 pm.

August Seed Library Pop Up – Britannia Library – August 24th

If you are a gardener, you may want to check out the seed pop up and start planning your fall garden. They will have annual, biennial and perennial seed varities for fall and winter planting.  You are also invited to donate seeds as well. Stop by between 2:00 and 4:00 at the Britannia Library.

Tinder Tales – Fox Cabaret – August 24th

Who doesn’t have a funny dating story right? This Saturday night, local funny woman Jo Dworschak (Story Story Lie) will be hosting Tinder 💔 Tales at the Fox Cabaret. Comedians will be sharing their own ridiculous dating stories and yes, some will be x-rated. Event happens at the Fox Cabaret. Tickets are $15 online or $18 at the door, if available.  Doors open at 7:00 pm and show gets under way at 8:00 pm. For tickets, visit Eventbrite.

Live Music With The Sonny Landreth Band – Rio Theatre – August 24th

If you love blues music, you may wish to check out this event happening  Saturday night at the Rio Theatre. The Canadian Pacific Blues Society along with One Stop Rock Shop present well known slide guitarist Sonny Landreth.  Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door. For more info, visit The Rio Theatre.

Artful Sundays – Napier Greenway – August 25th 

Artful Sundays continue this Sunday between Noon and 5:00 pm. Expect some great local talent, live music, workshops and artisans. The event is free to attend. The Napier Greenway is located just outside the Britannia Community Centre/Library.

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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