Archive | August, 2022

The 24th Vancouver Improv Festival Returns To The Cultch September 13-18

30 Aug

The 24th Vancouver Improv Festival returns to The Cultch September 13-18, 2022. Vancouver Improv Fest is one of North America’s longest running improv festivals, and celebrate spontaneity and collaboration through the art form of improvisation. This year’s festival features acts from Halifax, London (UK), Portland, Toronto and beyond. You are invited to check out one of the many performances lined, or attend a workshop which is open to improvisors of all skill levels. To see a full listing of shows and workshops, visit Vancouver Improv Fest. Tickets for the performances are $25 and available online at Vancouver Improv Fest.

Hot Honey Brown – The Remix At The York Theatre September 23 to October 8

29 Aug

The Cultch presents Hot Brown Honey—The Remix, the latest embodiment of the hit show Hot Brown Honey. Produced by Quiet Riot, in partnership with Kim “Busty Beatz” Bowers and Lisa Fa’alafi, Hot Brown Honey—The Remix plays the York Theatre, September 23 to October 8, 2022.

Steeped in the ‘Word of The Mother’ and packing a punch of Hip Hop politics, Hot Brown Honey is a world-renowned, award-winning production that spins tradition on its head, going above and beyond to challenge boundaries and embrace resilience. Equal parts theatrical masterpiece and social activism, a stellar posse of phenomenal World First Nations women smash stereotypes—through song, dance, beatboxing, striptease, comedy and spoken word—in an unapologetic celebration of our similarities and differences.

Hot Brown Honey played to sold-out houses at the York Theatre in 2018 and 2019. Cultch Executive Director, Heather Redfern enthusiastically expressed that the reason it is coming back for the third time is that, “it is that sensational of a show, and people have been asking to see it again…AND it’s the remix!”

Hot Brown Honey—The Remix brings back some familiar faces as well as a whole group of artists new to the York Stage. “We are bringing back everything you love from the original show but we are upping the anti with extra sweet treats!!” say The Honeys. “Including super talented new cast members, a whole lot of HBH original music mixed with a sprinkle of stupidity from our bros, the Hot Brown Homies, are just some of the surprises we have in store for you all.” Tickets starts from $49 and are on sale now at The Cultch.

What people are saying about Hot Honey Brown:

“It’s phenomenal – sexy, foot-stomping fun and radical consciousness-raising all at the same time.”
The Scotsman

“Hot Brown Honey is a loud, proud evening of consciousness raising; a series of lessons on race and gender that says you can have your revolution and dance to it, too” — Vancouver Sun

“…an all-female cabaret-style show from Australia that takes on gender, sexism, colonialism and race with a raucous glee..” The Guardian 

1st Annual Riverside Street Vibe Festival August 27

22 Aug

Wesgroup Properties presents the 1st Annual Riverside Street Vibe Festival happening Saturday August 27th in River District.  The event will feature live music, food trucks, local artisans and a beer garden. This inaugural event takes place between Boundary Road and Rivergrass Drive on East Kent Avenue North. For those driving, there is ample free shaded parking in the industrial area on Boundary Road a short walk away. To learn more about what vendors and food trucks will be on hand, visit Riverside Street Vibe.

Yeast Van Patio Party Brewery District August 27

18 Aug

Love a nice refreshing beverage on a hot summer day?  Then you may wish to head over to the Yeast Van Patio Party happening on Saturday, August 27th at Container Brewing, 1216 Franklin Street from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 17 + breweries are participating in the event as well as distilleries and meaderies. There’s a long list of local businesses offering refreshments including Andina Brewing, Luppolo Brewing, East Van Brewing, Callister Brewing, Odd Society Spirits, Strange Fellows, Storm Brewing, Parallel 49 Brewing, Off The Rail Brewing, Powell Brewing and many more. The Yeast Van Patio Party will have food trucks on hand as well as a live DJ with some tunes.   It’s a great way to spend a summer day.  Tickets are $25 each and include 2 12 oz drinks.   To grab your ticket, visit, Eventbrite.

20th Annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival This September

11 Aug

The Still Moon Arts Society in conjunction with the Renfrew Park Community Association presents the 20th Annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival this September. You are invited to participate in this free festival that offers a variety of activities. The event celebrates the full moon, harvest abundance and diverse cultural traditions. This year’s theme Resurfacing pays tribute to the lost stream systems of Still Creek.  The signature events include the annual Harvest Fair, Lost Streams Parade and Streamside Lantern Installation which features live music, dance, shadow puppets and eco-arts.  Also included in the festivities are workshops, youth performances, community veggie competitions and more.

Harvest Fair & Lost Streams Parade
September 10, 2022 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Slocan Park + Collingwood Park

The Harvest Fair is an all ages family friendly event that takes place at Slocan Park.  You can expect music, local artists, eco-arts workshops, games, community booths and the ever popular vegetable competition.  At twilight, a lantern parade with mystical characters will lead you along the routes of the Lost Streams to Collingwood Park.

Streamside Lantern Installation
Renfrew Park
September 17th, 2022 7:20 pm – 9:30 pm

The Streamside Lantern Installation is a magical walk through a transformed Renfrew Community Park which is filled with beautiful lanterns and illuminated art surrounded by live music.

To learn more about the events and workshops offered during the 20th Annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival, visit Still Moon Arts Society.

Fall Cooking Classes At Gourmet Warehouse

7 Aug

Gourmet Warehouse has just announced a great line up of cooking classes for the Fall season. If you haven’t already experienced one of their classes, it is a great way to spend an afternoon or evening with some like-minded food lovers. If you have participated, you know it’s a great way to pick up some knowledge and some great tips in the kitchen. Added bonus is after each cooking class all the participants are offered a 10% discount for purchases made the day of your class. We have set a few of their upcoming classes that caught our eye.  For a full line up of all the classes Gourmet Warehouse is offering visit Cooking Classes.

An Evening With The Acorn: Vegetables Re-Imagined – Sept. 21, 2022

Brian Luptak and Shira Blustein, award winning chefs, restauranteurs and authors, will be leading this demonstration dining event. Vegetables Re-Imagined will explore produce layering flavours and textures with impeccable plating, while showcasing vegetarian cuisine at its finest. You will learn some fresh takes on classic dishes. The menu for this upcoming class is set out below:

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• Seasonal Welcome Cocktail
• Panzanella Salad: Fresh-baked focaccia, basil vinaigrette, Klippers Organics heirloom tomatoes, smoked paprika & sunflower seed crumb, creamy basil purée
• Cucumber: Heirloom cucumbers, serrano & plum relish, charred serrano pepper vinaigrette, cucumber powder
• Charred Peach: Warm charred peaches, icy pineappleweed granita, candied pistachios, whipped ‘meringue’

Cookies with Lizzy: Spooky Sugar Halloween Treats – Sept. 25, 2022

Chef Lizzy Wong from Butter Baked Goods invites you to spend a Sunday afternoon learning how to colourfully decorate seasonal cookies using classic royal icing techniques on sugar cookies. You can expect to learn about consistency, colouring, piping techniques, flooding, and as well as some advanced techniques. Added bonus, each class starts with a delicious mimosa a nibble on baked goods and fresh fruit while Lizzie guides you through the class. Each attendee from this class will leave with delicious cookies to take home and share with your loved ones and of course armed with the knowledge to make more at home just in time for Halloween.

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• Witches Hats
• Cauldrons
• Drawn Icing Spiderwebs

Dumpling 101: Pinch Me I’m Dreaming – Sept. 28, 2022

Chef Deniz will be hosting this hands-on cooking class in which you learn about the perfect dough, decadent fillings and classic technique for dumplings. “Pinch Me I’m Dreaming” will also highlight regional stuffings and fillings from around the world and the variations on folds and pinches to create showstopping plates to impress any guest. Some of what you’ll learn to make is set out below:

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• Hand rolled Rotolo di Spinachi and Ricotta with Sage Butter
• Turkish Manti Dumplings with Lamb Merguez, Harissa Butter, Garlic Confit Yoghurt and Poached Egg
• Crispy Pork, Prawn, and Chive Dumpling with Sweet Soy and Scallion Oil
• Matcha Gelato

To see all the classes being offered and or to register, we invite you to visit GourmetWarehouse.ca.

Photo Credit: Gourmet Warehouse

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