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

Scottish Comedian Gary Meikle At The York Theatre August 17th

27 Jul

Scottish comedian Gary Meikle takes the the stage at the York Theatre Friday, August 17th.  In case you haven’t heard of him, Gary Meikle is a viral sensation and winner of the Scottish Comedy Award and will be back for a second tour in Canada. His new Surreal! show delves into life over the last 12 months. Tickets are $35 and are now available through The Cultch.

Firehall Arts Centre Presents Music In The Courtyard

19 Jul

The Firehall Arts Centre and the Vancouver Independent Music Centre present the third season of Music in the Courtyard series from Saturday, July 30th to Sunday, September 4th. The performances will take place outdoors in the courtyard at The Firehall Arts Centre at 280 East Cordova Street. Performances will be held in the afternoons and evenings with ticket prices ranging from $15 to $25 per show.  The event features a wide variety of music styles including Latin, blues, guitar, experimental electronic and much more. We’ve set out a list of the upcoming performances below. For more information and to grab your tickets, visit Firehall Arts Centre.

Saturday, July 30th – 8:00 pm
The Noodle Connection

Sunday, July 31st – 7:30 pm
Niho, Fito, y Marlin

Friday, August 5th – 7:30 pm
Don McGlashan

Saturday August 6th – 7:30 pm
Murray Porter Band

Sunday, August 7th – 3:00 pm
x/o

Friday, August 12th – 7:30 pm
Michael Red + Tsimka

Saturday, August 13th – 7:30 pm
Curtis Clear Sky & Constellationz

Sunday, August 14th – 3:00 pm
Serenata Mexican

Friday, August 19th – 7:30 pm
Kutapira

Saturday, August 20th – 7:30 pm
The Fugitives

Sunday, August 21st – 3:00 pm
Public Dreams

Sunday, August 28th – 3:00 pm
Omianan featuring Thad Bailey-Mai

Friday, September 2nd – 7:30 pm
Saxophilia

Saturday, September 3rd
7:30 pm
Matt Cook-Contis & Eagle Ex Machina

Sunday, September 4th – 3:00 pm
Whelming

46th Annual Powell Street Festival July 30 & 31

14 Jul

You are invited to come celebrate Japanese Canadian art and culture at the 46th Annual Powell Street Festival happening July 30th and 31st.  Festivities will take place in Oppenheimer Park and Paueru Gai (the Powell Street area) from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm. There will be 3 stages set up showcasing contemporary and traditional artists, community food vendors and crafters offering Japanese delights and designs. You can expect to catch live performances by violinist-extremist Kytami & Phonik Ops, stirring Butoh by Kokoro Dance set to the sublimely edgy music of jo passed, an exhilarating combination of Onibana Taiko with vocals from opera singer Teiya Kasahara, Hiromoto Ida’s ICHIGO-ICHIEH NEW THEATRE solo show Homecoming 2020 and much more.  To learn more about all the events taking place during the 46th Annual Powell Street, visit them online at Powell Street Festival.

Outdoor Zumba Classes At Trout Lake Mondays Until August 15

12 Jul

Looking for some outdoor options for exercise this summer? If so, Trout Lake Community Centre is offering outdoor Zumba classes until August 15th. Classes happen every Monday from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm.  Latin rhythms including Salsa, Merengue and Cumbia along with some easy to follow moves will get you moving.   Classes are designed for all fitness levels.  Drop in $14.70, to register for the full series, visit City of Vancouver / Vancouver Parks & Recreation.

Photo: Trout Lake Community Centre

Trout Lake Outdoor Summer Evening Concert Series

8 Jul

The Trout Lake Outdoor Summer Concert Series is back for another year starting Wednesday, July 13th and happens weekly until August 24th. The concerts are free and are held on the East side of the Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Drive. In the event of rain, concerts are moved indoors.

We’ve had the opportunity to take in some of the concerts and have to say it’s a perfect way to spend a summer evening. Bring a blanket, your friends, family, kids or the dog or all of the above and a picnic and you are set.  If you aren’t able to organize a picnic, some food trucks will be on hand. Concerts begin at 6:30 pm and continue till 8:30 pm.

For those that love the lantern processions around Trout Lake, take note. On the very last concert of the summer, August 24th, there will be a lantern procession along with performers and musicians around Trout Lake between 8:00 and 9:00 pm.

 July 13
JESSE WALDMAN

July 20
THE SWINGIN’ DOORS

July 27
KAYA KURZ

August 3
VOSTOK

August 10
SOUTH VAN BIG BAND

AUGUST 17
MARIACHI TABASKO


AUGUST 24

VOC SWEET SOUL GOSPEL CHOIR

6-8 pm

AUGUST 24
Lantern Procession
THE CARNIVAL BAND
8-9 pm

Note: Performances are subject to last minute changes.

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