What’s On East Van: October 18th Edition

18 Oct


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

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