What’s On East Van: November 1st Edition

1 Nov

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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.

PNE Pumpkin Promenade – Hastings Park Sports Court-November 1

If you missed the post that went viral on our Facebook page, the PNE is hosting a free event that has win win all over it.  Bring your Halloween pumpkins (minus markings, candles and wax) to Hastings Park Sports Court on Friday, November 1st between 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Organizers will provide flameless candles to display the array of pumpkins. After the event, volunteers will take the pumpkins to local farms to be used for food as part of a food waste aversion project.

Monster Merlot – Figaro Garden Centre – November 1

If you love gardening, you are invited to stop by Figaro Garden Centre this Friday between 3:00 and 6:00 pm to talk plants, bulbs, winter preparation for your garden, whatever garden wise and enjoy a glass of Merlot.

All Souls Night Closing Procession – Mountain View Cemetery – November 1

All Souls Night is an opportunity to commemorate those we’ve lost.  This Friday, November 1st concludes the event with a closing ceremony at Mountain View Cemetery between 8:30 and 9:30 pm. Bring a candle and a memory. This event is free and everyone is welcome to participate.

Winter Farmers Market Kick Off – Riley Park – November 2

Riley Park Farmers Market kicks off its winter season and celebrates 10 years with over 100 local farmers and producers at this Saturday’s market.  Stop by 30th and Ontario between 10:00 and 2:00 pm to support local.

Parade of Lost Souls – Britannia Public Library – November 2

The Parade of Lost Souls, an iconic East Van event and a personal favourite for many reasons, but one particular one is community involvement it takes to put on this production. It truly takes a village and the last few years The Dusty Flowerpot took over the festivities where the Public Dreams Society left off. Come celebrate the Day of The Dead and honour all those souls, past and present this Saturday, November 2nd.  The evening starts off with a procession from the Britannia Public Library at 7:00 pm. Wear your best costume, marine life is the theme this year, but get creative. Everyone does. All ages welcome. Festivities continue (we expect) around Britannia Community Centre during the event with various performances, music and flash mobs.

Parade of Lost Souls After Party – Wise Hall – November 2

Participants of the Parade of Lost Souls Festival gather together to redefine their ideas of community engagement; to reconnect with one another and celebrate the cycles of life and death. After the parade, the Wise Hall plays host to the Parade of Lost Souls After Party. Bring your costumes, marine themed if you can and partake in an East Van’s tradition. Fun kicks off at 9:00 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. Advance tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets.

Back To The 90s – Waldorf Hotel – November 2

If you love music for the 90s and dressing up, the Waldorf Hotel has the Halloween Party for you.  Tickets available through Eventbrite for $12.

Clocks Fall Back One Hour – November 2 – Midnight

Just a reminder clocks fall back Saturday night at midnight for Daylight Savings Time and possibly the last one.

Ilhan Saferali Quartet – Café Deux Soleils – November 3

Looking to end the weekend on a relaxing note, the Ilhan Saferali Quartet is performing at Café Deux Soleils on Sunday evening. This is a young and up and coming musical talent who has worked with Grammy and Juno award winning musicians.  He makes the rounds around Vancouver and this Sunday is a great opportunity to check him out on The Drive at Café Deux Soleils

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 farmers market happening this weekend. Saturday It’s ONLY one market.  Reminder, Trout Lake Farmers Market is done for the season, so it’s Riley Park Farmers Market at 30th & Ontario 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

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