Archive | June, 2022

First Saturday Open Studios Saturday July 2nd

28 Jun

First Saturday Open Studios is a monthly artist-run event in which artists in Vancouver and North Vancouver open their studios to the public. It is a great opportunity to speak to artists directly, ask questions about their work, learn techniques, see work in progress and, of course, buy artwork directly from the artist. The next First Saturday event is this Saturday, July 2nd from 12:00 to 5:00 pm.   To see a list of all the artists that will be open, we invite you to visit Next Open Studios.

Photo Credit: First Saturday Open Studios

The Britannia Plaza Market Returns This Summer

20 Jun

The Britannia Plaza Market is an outdoor event that takes place just outside of the Britannia Community Centre and is back for another year.  The market will run every Wednesday from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm from June 22nd to October 5th.   The market will also run every Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm from June 25th to September 10th.

You are invited to stop by and check out some local producers, artists and makers which will showcase a variety of items each week including fresh produce, homemade treats, artisanal goods and much more. 

WEDNESDAYS
3:00 – 7:00 pm
June 22 – October 5

SATURDAYS
12:00 – 4:00 pm
June 25 – September 19

If you are interested in being a vendor, you are invited to reach out to the organizers at britanniacraftfair@live.ca.

The Comic Strippers Return To The York Theatre September 9th

18 Jun

If you are looking for some light hearted fun, then you are in luck. The Comic Strippers return to the York Theatre September 9th for another night of laughs. This is a 19+ show featuring a fictitious group of male strippers played by a cast of improvisational comedians.   They sing, dance and gyrate and aim to be sexy, but ending up being funny. They are semi undressed and completely unscripted which makes each show unique as they banter with the crowd during each performance.   To purchase your tickets for a fun night out, visit The Cultch.   

Here’s what others are saying about The Comic Strippers:

“Extremely Funny!”
UK FRINGE REVIEW

“The show is suitable for both men and women. An entertaining ride where anything goes.”
RIP IT UP MAGAZINE

“One of the most hilarious shows I’ve ever seen.”
VANCOUVER SUN

Collingwood Community Policing Centre Hosts Movies In The Park This Summer

17 Jun

Collingwood Community Policing Centre is back to hosting outdoor movies in various parks in East Vancouver this summer.   Movies kick off at dusk, but are postponed in the event of rain.  We haven’t seen a schedule of the movies posted yet, but will update that information here.  For now, we’ve set out the date and which parks the movies will be shown in.

  • Gaston Park – Friday, June 17
  • North China Creek Park – Friday, June 24
  • Slocan Park – Saturday, July 2
  • Trout Lake – Friday, July 8
  • Collingwood Park – Friday, July 15
  • Kingsgate Mall – Saturday, July 16
  • Gaston Park – Friday, July 22
  • Kensington Park – Friday, July 29
  • Robson Park – Friday, August 5
  • Riverfront Park – Saturday, August 13
  • Brewers Park – Friday, August 19
  • Killarney Park – Saturday, August 20
  • Grandview Park – Friday, August 26

Free Outdoor Yoga In Sunrise Park

16 Jun

If you wish to get out in the fresh air and take in some yoga, you may wish to head to Sunrise Park this summer.  Organizer and instructor, Ruby Wong, along with two other certified yoga instructors will hosting outdoor classes every Tuesday at 7:00 pm from July 5th to August 23rd. You can participate in free outdoor yoga at Sunrise Park which is located at Windermere and East 3rd Avenue. To register, visit them online at Sunrise Park Yoga or email them at sunriseparkyoga@gmail.com.

Movie Under The Stars Now July 13th in River District

9 Jun

If you had been looking forward to last week’s Movie Under The Stars in River District hosted by Wesgroup Properties, Prospera Credit Union and River District Physio, you may have heard it was postponed due to rain. The event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, July 13th.   They will be showing the movie Black Panther at dusk (approximately 10:00 pm).  The cost is $10 per person which includes a goodie bag filled with snacks. Admission is free for kids under the age of 12.  For those attending, you are asked to arrive early to claim your spot. The location of the event will be 3302 North Arm Avenue which is the current location of the River District Sales Centre. You are asked to bring your own blankets and/or chairs.  Proceeds from this event will be donated to South Vancouver Family Place.    To purchase your tickets for Movie Under The Stars, visit Eventbrite.

DAUB Warehouse Sale June 17 & 18, 2022

8 Jun

DAUB, a local handmade, small-batch activewear and wardrobe basics clothing company, hosts its second in-person warehouse sale ever. They will be offering 20 – 75% off on beautiful designs Friday, June 17th and Saturday, June 18th at 1282 Franklin Street, Vancouver, BC.

At the DAUB Warehouse Sale, you’ll find leggings, tank tops, sports bras, cozy bamboo sweatshirts and sweatpants, tee-shirts and jackets perfect for yoga.  DAUB clothing is made in Canada clothing with a focus on quality one-of-a-kind pieces. Since its beginnings in 2010, many items have been hand-dyed in the Vancouver studios and locally made. DAUB is designed to inspire confidence, comfort and movement.  For the early birds, you will be able to find samples starting from $10.

The DAUB Warehouse Sale runs Friday, June 17th from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday, June 18th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at 1282 Franklin Street (at Clarke Drive – north of Hastings before Powell).  To learn more and check out all their designs, visit them at DAUB.

Greek Summerfest on Boundary July 7-10 and July 14-17, 2022

7 Jun

Greek Summerfest on Boundary is back for its 36th year.   If you haven’t checked this event out, it is a true culinary experience you don’t want to miss.   Along with great food, there is lots of great entertainment by local performers.  Food includes souvlaki, BBQ lamb, spanakopita the ever delicious Greek donuts (loukoumades) one must try.   Greek Summerfest on Boundary takes place at 4541 Boundary Road at 29th Avenue, close to Moscrop Avenue on the Burnaby side.   This year we hear there is also a To Go option for food. To learn more, visit them online at Vancouver Greek Summerfest.

Photo Credit: Greek Summerfest on Boundary

Made In The 604 Spring Market At The Heritage Hall June 12th

6 Jun

Made In The 604 returns to the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, on Sunday, June 12th. Their Spring Pop Up Market features over 40 local vendors with a variety of items.    The market runs from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is free.  

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