Archive | October, 2019

Sara Bynoe’s Teen Angst Night Turns 19 At The Fox Cabaret November 22nd

30 Oct

TeenAngst19What is Teen Angst Night you might ask? Well it’s where brave souls of all ages get up on stage and share (ie. read aloud to an audience) embarrassing stories from teenage notebooks, letters, diaries and journals. And really who does not have funny and/or embarrassing stories from that time in life when hormones and emotions are at an all time high? Do you have a great embarrassing story to share?  If so, it could be YOU on stage for 19th anniversary celebration happening November 22nd at the Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main Street. And IF you are interested in participating, here are the requirements:

1- The work must be your own.
2- You must have written it between the ages of 10-19; and
3- You cannot be proud of the work you share. It’s best if you’re super embarrassed.

Ready to sign up? If yes, visit Sign Up. For putting yourself out there, you will get a free drink plus a ticket for a guest to accompany you.

If you prefer to come and listen to stories, best grab yourself an advance ticket which is a very reasonable $12 or you can snag a ticket at the door for $15.  Local comedian and actress, Sara Bynoe, who created Teen Angst Night will be hosting the evening’s anniversary celebration.

PNE Pumpkin Promenade November 1 At Hastings Park: Food Waste Diversion Project

29 Oct

PNEPumpkinPromenadeWhat do you do with your pumpkin after Halloween? There is of course composting, a very good option, but there is another option this year. The PNE is doing something very cool that reduces waste, does something positive for the environment and animals and is fun. On Friday, November 1st between 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm you are invited to bring your pumpkin(s) to a FREE PNE PUMPKIN PROMENADE at the Hastings Park Sports Court. All the pumpkins will be lit up and put on display. After the event, volunteers for Pumpkins For Pigs will round up all the pumpkins which will be delivered to local farms and made into treats for animals as part of a Food Waste Diversion Project. Tim Horton’s Kaslo will have hot chocolate and snacks on hand, but you are asked to bring your own cup.

NOTE: Pumpkins should not have black markings. If they do, you are asked to remove it with rubbing alcohol. All candles and dripped waxed must be removed prior to the event. Organizers will provide flameless candles.

Road Trip Episode of Me Love Bingo At The Russian Hall November 16, 2019

28 Oct

MeLoveBingoYou are hereby invited to a fun night out!  The Theatre Replacement, a local theatre company, is hosting their annual fundraiser Saturday, November 16th at the Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Avenue.   Come buckle up for a wild ride of Road Trip Episode Me Love Bingo! Kyle Loven will be hosting the event in a gold costume we hear for what is expected to be a campy night of games, amazing prizes, sweet tunes and zero speeding tickets. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the fun and games get under way at 8:00 pm.  Admission is $20, but note bingo papers are a separate purchase at the door for $15. Some great silent auctions will also be on hand to raise some funds. So go have some fun while supporting local art!   Tickets available through Eventbrite.

Photo Credit: Wendy D Photography

What’s On East Van: October 25th Edition

25 Oct

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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 Rocky Horror Picture Show With The Geekenders – Rio – October 25 & 27 

If you need your fix of the Rocky Horror Picture Show and want to do the time warp, you are in luck!  The Rio Theatre has a whole lot of options coming up starting with a late showing this Friday night at 11: 30 pm.  Note advance tickets are sold out, but we understand some tickets will be available at the door. But if you miss Friday’s showing, it happens again Sunday night at 10:00 pm.

Free Teen Swim (Grades 8-12) – Templeton Park Pool – October 25

If you know teens in Grades 8-12 who love to swim or just play in the water, Templeton Park Pool is hosting a free swim Friday night which includes pumpkins in the water, relay games and prizes.  Fun happens between 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm.

All Hallow’s Eve Costume Party – Strange Fellows Brewing – October 25

Want to ease into the Halloween fun, Strange Fellows Brewing, 1345 Clark Drive, is hosting an All Hallow’s Eve Costume Party this Friday.  DJ Alex will be spinning tunes, plus there will be a costume contest along with musical chairs, prizes and of course a special cask – Blackmail Stout with Chipotle.

Halloween Party – Libra Room – October 26

Looking to get decked out in your best Halloween costume?  The Libra Room, 1608 Commercial Drive, is hosting a Halloween party this Saturday night.  There will be a live DJ and prizes and best costume wins $250 cash prize. Nothing to sneeze at.

All Souls Night – Mountain View Cemetery – October 26

The 15th Annual All Souls Night begins this Saturday, October 26th at Mountainview Cemetery. This is an opportunity to commemorate those we’ve lost with personal memorial making, music and art.  This is a free family friendly event. Everyone is welcome to participate. Event happens rain or shine between 6:30 and 10:00 pm this Saturday.

Halloween House of Horrors – SE Vancouver – October 25, 26 & 27

If you are looking to get a head start into the Halloween spirit or maybe get your own decorating ideas, you are invited to take a wander through the Halloween House of Horrors at 2270 Skipper Lane in SE Vancouver. The hours are Friday and Saturday from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm and Sunday is an All Day Family Funday. Admission is by donation to the Vancouver Food Bank either cash or non-perishable food item.

Volunteers Needed  – Templeton Welcome Garden – October 26

Don’t have a garden of your own and want to get your hands dirty? Hastings Community Centre is looking for volunteers to help revitalize the Welcome Community Garden in front of Templeton Park Pool this Saturday.  You are invited to come meet other local residents while planting some indigenous plants. Coffee and tools supplied. You just need to bring yourself and a reusable coffee mug.  Gardening happens between 10:00 am and Noon.

The Best of Fringe – REPLAY – Havana Theatre – October 25 & 26

If you missed the Fringe this year, this is your last weekend to catch REPLAY, some of the best shows from the Fringe at Havana Theatre this Friday and Saturday.   To see which production is playing on which day/evening, visit Havana Vancouver which also takes to Showpass if you wish to purchase tickets.

Fright Nights – Playland – This Weekend

Fright Nights is on now almost nightly until October 31st at Playland. If you love being scared out of your wits, this if 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 It’s ONLY one market.  Trout Lake is done for the season, so it’s Riley Park Farmers Market at 30th & Ontario from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and/or Sunday, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is at Dude Chilling Park from 10:00 am to 2:00 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

World Premiere of Kuroko Comes To The Cultch November 6 to 17, 2019

23 Oct

kurukoThe acclaimed creator behind Empire of the Son and 1 Hour Photo, Tetsuro Shigematsu, brings Kuroko to the stage at The Cultch November 6 to 17, 2019. The production features Maya who is a hikikomori, an extreme recluse. She has spent the last 6 years in her bedroom exploring virtual reality.  One day she meets a mysterious player online who challenges her to the ultimate quest: saving her own father’s life. How? By visiting the scariest place IRL (In Real Life), Suicide Forest. For tickets, visit The Cultch.

The Halloween House Of Horrors In SE Vancouver

22 Oct

We find it amazing how there are very cool things happening just under our noses. One we learnt about last year is the Halloween House of Horrors that literally happens within walking distance from where ILiveInEastVan is based.  A Vancouver couple, Shawn and Trina Rundgren, married on Halloween in 2016.  They celebrate their anniversary a little different than most folks though. They started celebrating their anniversary with small Halloween themed family celebrations. With their love of Halloween, the event grew over the years to a haunted house decked out with actors and a few other surprises.  Everyone is invited to come share in the celebration.  In lieu of charging for admission, the couple raises funds and food for the Vancouver Food Bank.  If you want to share in the Halloween fun, bring your donation of cash/food to 2270 Skipper Place which is located in SE Vancouver below Marine Drive (between Victoria Drive and Elliott Street).  The Vancouver House of Horrors will be operating on the following days:

Friday, October 25th
Frightful Friday
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday, October 26th
Scary Saturday
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Sunday, October 27th
Family Funday Sunday
ALL Day

Thursday, October 31st
Halloween Night

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm 

As this is a residential neighbourhood with many young families, please be mindful of those that live in the area if driving through the area. There are limited sidewalks.  There is free parking on East Kent Avenue North between Elliott and Portside other than a short hill, it is easy walking distance to the event.  Lastly, please respect the hours they have posted.  And most importantly, have fun!   To learn more, you can check them out on Instagram @VancouverHorrorHouse.

All Souls Night At Mountain View Cemetery October 26 to November 1

21 Oct

AllSoulsNight2019You are invited to the 15th Annual All Souls Night happening Saturday, October 26th from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Mountain View Cemetery, 5455 Fraser Street.  This event is curated by artist Paula Jardine and Marina Szijarto and was created to provide opportunities for the public to commemorate their dead with a family-oriented community art event. The Celebration Hall will be open from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm for tea and personal memorial making. Artists and community members will come together to create a sanctuary for remembrance and reflection. You are encouraged to bring a lantern and candles as well as photos to create a memorial for a loved one in a gentle atmosphere. The event takes place rain or shine.  To learn more about All Souls Night and events that continue to November 1st visit a Night For All Souls.  We’ve set out a schedule of some of the events below. For more information, visit Night For All Souls.

The departed they visit us in dreams. They glide across
our memories like shadows over streams.
Inscription on a headstone at Mountain View Cemetery.

October 26th
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
All Souls Opening With Music, Tea, Flowers & Candles.

October 27th
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Tea & Personal Memorials In The Celebration Hall

October 28th and October 30th
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Quiet Night. Tea and personal memorials.

October 29th
7:30pm  – 8:30 pm
An Evening Dedicated to Remembering Victims of Hate
with the Vancouver Jewish Folk Choir

October 31st
7:30 pm -9:00 pm
An Evening of Beautiful Music • with harpist, Janelle Nadeau
A quiet refuge from the chaos of Hallowe’en. For all ages.

November 1st
8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Closing night procession to the shrines throughout the Cemetery.

All events are free. Donations are welcome.

 

What’s On East Van: October 18th Edition

18 Oct

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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.

Wood Themed Wall Art Event – Toso Wood Gallery – October 18

If you love the look of wood on your walls, then you may wish to check out this Wood Themed Wall Art Event happening Friday at Toso Wood Gallery, 3567 Commercial Street from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. The event features a number of local artists. Everyone is welcome.  If you can’t make it Friday evening, most of the work will be available to view over the next 2 weeks.

Banner Painting Workshop – Britannia Community Centre – October 19 

Looking to get creative, Britannia Community Centre is hosting a banner painting workshop with the theme of Flowers.  The workshop goes from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Cost is $20, all materials supplied. Call 604.718.5825 for more info or to register.

Linda Ronstadt The Sound Of My Voice – Rio Theatre – October 19

Another opportunity to catch this movie at the Rio Theatre that features Linda Ronstadt,   a rock queen in the 70s and 80s. She was a pioneer in a male-dominated industry and an early advocate for human rights. You are invited to view a film that follows the trajectory of her career and a few stops on the way.  The movie Sound of My Voice is playing this Saturday at 1:20 pm. For more info, visit the Rio Theatre.

The Best of Fringe – REPLAY – Havana Theatre – October 18 & 19

If you missed the Fringe this year, now is your catch to some of the best shows from the event during REPLAY happening at the Havana Theatre this Friday and Saturday.   To see which production is playing on which day/evening, visit Havana Vancouver which also takes to Showpass if you wish to purchase tickets.

Fright Nights – Playland – This Weekend

Fright Nights is on now almost nightly until October 31st at Playland. If you love being scared out of your wits, this if for you.

Harvestland – PNE Grounds – October 10 – 20

You are invited to Canada’s largest festival where you get to experience a ride on a tractor, play in the hay with animals, check out a pumpkin patch, explore a woodland labyrinth (think wooden maze) along with a Bavarian Village and all to all that, there will be rides. Admission for adults is $15.74, seniors and children (3 to 12) is $10.49. Family passes are available for $47.24 (2 adults and 2 kids). For tickets, visit Ticketleader.ca.

First Pick Home Décor – Heritage Hall – October 19 & 20

The inaugural First Pick Home Décor marketplace happens at the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, this Saturday and Sunday.  You will find over 30 local vendors with beautiful locally made items for the home. Event happens from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Admission is $3.

Take d Milk, Nah? – The Cultch – Until October 26th

Take d’ Milk,  Nah? Is at The Cultch now until October 26th that is if you can find yourself a ticket.  Many of the shows are sold out, but if can snag yourself a ticket, we hear it’s worth it.   The show touches on race, religion and nationalism, you know light topics!  For tickets, visit The Cultch.

East Van Opry – Rio Theatre – October 19

The East Van Opry is back at the Rio Theatre this Saturday, October 19th.  The event now in its 7th year features an eclectic mix of Vancouver’s musical talent. Some of those  performing include Lone Town Painters, Shirley Gnome & Paul Silveria with hosting duties by Charlie Demers.  Fun gets under way at 8:00 pm.  Tickets are $24 in advance or $28 at the door.

Introduction To Belly Dancing – River District Neighbourhood Centre – October 20

River District Neighbourhood Centre is hosting a fun relaxed introduction to belly dancing workshop this Sunday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Cost is $12 for drop in.  This is a beautiful bright space by the Fraser River. For more info, visit Eventbrite.

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

Parade of Lost Souls Looking For Volunteers For This Iconic Event Happening November 2nd

17 Oct

ParadeOfLostSouls2019If you live in East Van, we assume you must be familiar with this iconic East Van event celebrating The Day Of The Dead.  The Parade of Lost Souls is a favourite event. This an event by the people for the people. It is a grass-roots festival planned, organized and performed by, and for, the community which draws large crowds. With some creative direction from the folks at the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, The Parade of Lost Souls encompasses dance, art, music, installations, acting and much more.

This year the event happens Saturday, November 2nd with a Marine Theme. Think water. Hold your breath, float and glide on the waves of the water.

In order to put on a production of this magnitude, it requires a large number of volunteers.  The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret is on the hunt for volunteers. If you wish to see all they are looking for, check out this Call For Volunteers. Below we have set out some what they hope to see for this year’s event. But if you have a talent not listed you wish to share that fits with their theme, drop them a note, they’d love to hear from you. Contact is Kat Single-Dain by email at katsingledain@gmail.com:

  1. Performers: Clown/Busker
  2. Social Media Savvy Publicist
  3. Umbrella Jelly Fish Lead Artist
  4. Runner For The Day of The Parade
  5. Installation Crew
  6. Set Decoration Crew
  7. Makers/Builders
  8. Costume Designer
  9. Parade Ambassadors
  10. Information Booth Attendants
  11. Stage Assistants/Ushers
  12. Hospitality Crew

Want to know more, visit the Parade Of Lost Souls and, of course, mark your calendar for Saturday, November 2nd.

Day Of The Dead Tequila + Mezcal Tasting At Everything Wine October 31st

16 Oct

DayOfTheDeadIf you are looking for something very adult to do this Halloween we’ve got one idea for you. Everything Wine Vancouver, located in the new River District Town Centre in SE Vancouver, is hosting a Day of The Dead Tequila and Mezcal Tasting on Thursday, October 31st.  This is your chance to learn about the history of these two spirits and the process of these iconic spirits and traditions from Mexico. If you didn’t already know mezcal is made from the heart of the agave plant. We hear it’s been pretty much made the same way for the last 200 years.  We expect his to be another fun informative class in a great space in store.  Cost for the tasting class is $35 and it begins at 6:30 pm.  To grab your ticket(s), visit Everything Wine Vancouver.

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