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Lear Inc. – All Or Nothing At The Cultch September 17th & 18th

20 Aug

LearInc.Although we are still in the swing of summer, there is some interesting theatre coming up late summer.  One that caught our eye is the modern-day adaptation of William Shakespeare’s King Lear, Lear Inc. All Or Nothing. In this production, Lear is a 55 year-old C.E.O. of a multinational corporation who lives and dies by the principle of ‘all or nothing’. Lear disowns his youngest daughter, Cordelia, hands the reins of corporate power over to his eldest daughters, Goneril and Regan, and unleashes the merciless forces of instrumental reason and denial responsible for 21st-century social, familial and environmental crises. The production is only showing for 2 nights and tickets are reasonable at $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for student and youth.  So we suspect this one may sell out.  For tickets, visit The Cultch.

Deep Into Darkness At The Cultch August 13 – 25, 2019

7 Aug

DeepIntoDarknessYou are invited to dive into the mind of Edgar Allan Poe as he desperately searches for his lost love in this tragic dream within a dream. The Cultch presents Deep Into Darkness which explores the many corners of The Cultch 20+ rooms, 3 floors and countless tales in which you unravel the mystery of the chaotic descent into madness.   Deep Into Darkness kicks off August 13th and runs till August 25th. Tickets are $75 in advance or $85 at the door.  Note, we recommend you read the Show Warning if you wish to participate in this immersive theatre production. You will be standing/walking throughout the show and members wear masks during the performance. Also, this is an 18+ performance.  For more information or tickets, visit The Cultch. 

What’s On East Van: August 2nd Edition

2 Aug


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.

Vancouver Mural Festival – August 1 to 10, 2019

The Vancouver Mural Festival kicked off August 1st and continues to August 10th.  This is a great opportunity to check out some amazing murals around Vancouver. We understand there are at least 25 new ones popping up around the City.  The Festival also features a variety of events during the festival with a Pride Special happening this Sunday at 7 ½ Lane from 2:00 pm till the wee hours of the morning.   There are also some opportunities to run the murals.  To see a full run down of events, visit Vancouver Mural Festival.

Playland – Now Open Every Day

If you are looking to entertain the kids, Playland is now open every day from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm until The PNE Fair starts on August 17th. To learn more, visit Playland.

Outdoor Summer Movie – Gaston Park – August 2nd 

Collingwood Policing Centre is featuring another outdoor movie tonight this Friday night at Gaston Park located just a couple of blocks from the Joyce – Collingwood Skytrain Station.  They will be showing Monster in Paris and the movie gets under way at dusk approximately 9:00 pm. Note, rain does cancel these events.

The Muppet Movie – Rio Theatre – August 3rd

Looking for something to entertain the kids this weekend?  The Muppet Movie is showing at 1:00 pm at the Rio Theatre this Saturday.

43rd Annual Powell Street Festival – August 3rd & 4th

This weekend you are invited to celebrate Japanese-Canadian heritage at the 43rd Annual Powell Street Festival happening Saturday and Sunday. The event happens on Powell Street near Jackson from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm both days. For more info, visit Powell Street Festival.

Soul Folk Sunday – Café Deux Soleils – August 4th

James Villa and Hayley Lynn make their way up from Portland, Oregon for Soul Folk Sunday at Café Deux Soleils. Great way to spend a Sunday evening if you are staying in town for the long weekend. Doors open at 8:00 pm, music gets under way at 9:00 pm.

Buena Vista Social Club – Rio Theatre – August 5th

The Oscar nominated documentary about an American guitarist bringing together the Cuban folk musicians now in their 90s to record a Grammy Award winning CD in their native city of Havana.  We hear there is amazing concert footage and features gigs in Amsterdam and New York. The film not only features the music, but the life stories of the musicians of the Buena Vista Social Club. Movie shows at 6:20 pm Monday, August 5th.

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

Artful Sundays Return To The Napier Greenway August 11th to September 1st

24 Jul

Artful Sundays 2019 PosterArtful Sundays return to the Napier Greenway this summer.  If you aren’t familiar with this event, it is weekly outdoor visual art market which happens over 4 Sundays in the Napier Greenway.  It happens in a great community space by the Britannia Community Centre located at Commercial Drive & Napier Street. The first event kicks off Sunday, August 11th from Noon to 5:00 pm and for the next 3 Sundays following. We do know that a couple of personal favourites artisans will be at the August 11th event, BagItUpBy Kate to help you reduce plastic use while shopping and Perching Art Clay with some stunning pieces of jewellery. Each Artful Sunday brings a variety of local artists, workshops, artist demonstrations, live music and more.  Lots to do and see and it’s free to wander and take in the art that surrounds us.  The event takes place in the Napier Greenway at Napier Street & Commercial Drive from Noon – 5:00 pm each Sunday from August 11th to September 1st.

Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival – Call For Artists

23 Jul

CallForArtistsRenfrewRavineThe 17th Annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival happens September 14th. In advance of that, they have put out a call for artists who have an idea for an illuminated art installation.  They are looking to expand and diversify the art that is displayed at the 17th Annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival. The event celebrates the full moon and equinox. They are accepting proposals for art installations including lantern art, electronic art, land art and eco-art. No experience with outdoor installations necessary.  They are encouraging people from a variety of backgrounds to participate.  To learn more about their hopes and requirements for the event, visit Still Moon Arts Society.  Deadline for applications is Monday August 5th at midnight.  This is a great opportunity to be part of amazing community event.

Art, Bike & Beer Crawl – July 14, 2019

8 Jul

ECCArtBikeBeerCrawl2019This Sunday you are invited to participate in the 4th Annual Art, Bike & Beer Crawl.  This is a fundraiser for the Eastside Culture Crawl in which you explore East Van’s craft breweries while at the same time supporting local art.  Guests will be taken to 3 of the 9 participating breweries after which there will be a wrap tour at Strange Fellows Brewing with tastings, of course.  Tickets are $60 each or 2 for $100.  To purchase tickets, visit Eventbrite.

Kiwassa Community Market Friday July 5th

1 Jul
The Kiwassa Neighbourhood House, 2425 Oxford Street (near Nanaimo and Hastings) is hosting a Community Market this Friday, July 5th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  You can expect to find fresh produce, preserves, snacks, seeds, seedlings, coffee, activities for the kids along side local artisans one of which will be Jessica Woo of Perching Art Clay.  Check out some of these beautiful designs she’s created.
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