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What’s On East Van: March 23rd Edition

23 Mar

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out lots more cool events for the upcoming week.  Beyond the week, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

Butcher – The Cultch – Till March 31st

Not for the light of heart, this stage thriller is on now at The Cultch till March 31st. If you missed our contributing writer’s review Nicole Alivojvodic check out Butcher to see what this psychological crime thriller is about.

Blackbird – Backspace – March 21st to April 1st

A play dealing with some poignant subject matter is happening at Backspace, 1318 Grant Street.  The production touches on the relationship of Una, a 12 year old girl, and Ray a 40 year old male. The two had a sexual relationship for which Ray served a sentence, changed his name and began a new file, but Una tracked him down and confronted him, but the question is what does she want?  The play features a great line up of local talent including local musician Rodney DeCroo.  Tickets are $15 and available through Eventbrite.

Made On Salt Spring – Heritage Hall – March 23rd to 25th

This weekend over 40 artisans from Salt Spring Island will be at the Heritage Hall with a wide variety of offerings including pottery, jewellery, food, woodwork and much more.  The event kicks off Friday afternoon from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and continues Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and again Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Tickets are $5 at the door, kids under 12 are free.  For the early birds, swag bags for the first 25 people through the door each day. To learn more, visit Made On Salt Spring.

Vancouver Gem & Mineral Show – PNE Forum – March 23rd to 25th 

Vancouver Gem & Mineral Show is happening at the PNE Forum this weekend. There will be a wide array of offerings including crystals, gems, minerals, gems, Native art, hand carved stone and much more. To learn more, check out Vancouver Gem & Mineral Show.

Greyhaven Bird Sanctuary Open House – March 24th

Greyhaven Bird Sanctuary is hosting their last Open House at this location before they need to move. You are invited to stop by and meet a variety of exotic birds including macaws, amazons and cockatoos.  These exotic birds are available for adoption, so if you might be interested, this is a great opportunity to check things out. This is a free event happening from Noon to 4:00 pm, but registration is requested through Eventbrite.

History Walk With James Johnstone March 24th

Last weekend to catch historian James Johnstone who will another history walk in East Vancouver this Saturday, March 24th. To learn more or reserve your spot, visit History Walks In Vancouver.

Zumba & Beer – Andina Brewing – March 25th

If you love Zumba and beer, you best get over to Andina Brewing this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Andina Brewing will be hosting in collaboration with Zumba Vancouver a high energy Zumba class followed by a flight or glass of beer. Cost is $20. To register, visit Zumba Vancouver.

Live Music, Comedy & Entertainment

If it’s burlesque you are looking for, the Rio Theatre has you covered. The Geekenders are hosting a show Friday and Saturday night. Love listening to live jazz? Tangent Cafe on Commercial Drive has the Elliot Freedman Group playing this Sunday starting at 6 pm. The Winter Farmer Markets continue this weekend with Saturday’s being held at Nat Bailey Stadium from 10 am to 2 pm and Sunday at Hastings Parking 10 am to 2 pm.  To see more of what’s on in East Vancouver, check our Event Listing.

Image Credit: June Hunter

Blue Dirt Girl Production Presents A Chautauqua At Backspace March 5 & 6

1 Mar

BlueGirlDirtMarch6You are invited to check out a very cool event that’s happening this weekend. A Chautauqua is happening this Saturday at Backspace, 1318 Grant Street. Yes, it’s a little off the beaten path in East Van. Entry is from the back alley. What is A Chautauqua? Think of a traveling tent-show “Chautauquas used to move across America” and produce “popular talks intended to edify and entertain, improve the mind and bring culture and enlightenment to the ears and thoughts of the hearer.” – Robert Pirsig

This weekend Blue Dirt Girl Production brings together live music by Nohearums and blue dirt girl conversations with a human library, Javayoga, dance artist Donna Redlick’s dance video and Sophie Yendole poetry. Along with entertainment, there will also be a show and sale which include Erland Kirste’s carved wood spheroids, Sarah Campbell’s jewelry, artwork by Chris Blades and Blake Williams Art, Charmian Nimmo’s Tuxedo Cat pottery and Kiki Yee’s photography.  For libations, Strange Fellows Brewing, will be supporting this event and if you bring a receipt from a receipt Strange Fellows beer purchase, you receive a $5 discount on your ticket price. Tickets are $20 and available at the door or you can obtain tickets in advance by emailing e: bluedirt@gmail.com. The event takes place Saturday, March 5th 8:00 pm to midnight and carries on Sunday Noon to 4:00 pm. Note, Saturday evening ticket is good for Sunday attendance. Sunday’s attendance is by donation.

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