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What’s On East Van: November 3, 2017

3 Nov


Lots happening in East Van this next week.  Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out cool events for the upcoming week. Beyond the week, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and futures events for the month and beyond.

Girls Like That – Templeton Secondary School – November 2 – 10, 2017

Growing up a girl is frought with pitfalls, in the digital age they have become land mines.  Girls Like That showcases what it’s like growing up a girl in this technological age, but there are many other messages hidden in this production for everyone.  If you are a woman, any age, you should see this. Tickets are a very reasonable $10 and available through Eventbrite. The cast features high school students from the Lower Mainland including several from Templeton Secondary School. This is about as real as it gets. See it.

Icons Vintage Market – 1024 Main Street – November 3, 2017

Love vintage? Head over to ICONS Vintage Market this Friday, November 3rd at the Eastside Flea, 1024 Main Street. The event features vintage clothing, vinyl records, housewares, music, unique finds, food and drink specials along with pinball and a DJ.  Doors open at 6:00 pm. Admission is $3. This is an all ages event.

Square Dance – Wise Hall – November 3, 2017

If you always wanted to learn how to square dance, now’s your chance.  Professor Bango, Paul Silveria, is hosting an evening at the Wise Hall this Friday. This is a beginner friendly event. Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door. 

Take Flight – Arts Factory – November 4, 2017 

You are invited to come celebrate 21 years of art creation at Eastside Culture Crawl’s 2017 launch party and benefit this Saturday. The first part of the evening is a reception with cocktails and appetizers and the first to get your hands on our 2017 program guide. At 8:30 pm, they open the doors to the public opening of the LIT Preview Exhibit  featuring 2017 Culture Crawl artists. 

East Van Opry – Rio Theatre – November 4, 2017 

Lots of local talent packed into the East Van Opry happening Saturday night at the Rio Theatre.  This event now in its 5th features country music and much more. Tickets are $24 in advance or $28 at the door.

Winter Farmers Market – November 4 & 5, 2017

Vancouver Farmer Markets kick off their winter markets this weekend.  Saturday’s market is at Nat Bailey Stadium from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Sunday’s market at Hastings Park on the PNE centregrounds also from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.  Come out and support your local growers and makers

Big Top Tuesday – Libra Room – November 7, 2017

Starting Tuesday, November 7th, Big Top returns to their famed weekly residency at The Libra Room. Music kicks off at 8:00 pm and winds down at 11:00 pm. 

Entertainment, Comedy + Live Theatre 

This Friday, Rio Theatre is hosting Fairytale Burlesque.  If you looking for a movie to check out to say indoors, the Rio is showing V For Vendetta with Natalie Portman this Sunday at 6:00 pm. Fets Whiskey Kitchen on the Drive is hosting a Whiskey Dinner this Sunday. To see more of what’s on, check our Events Listing.

Image Credit: June Hunter

Keep The Wise Alive August 9th

8 Aug

KeepWiseAlive2 The WISE Social and Athletic Club was created in 1958 as a members’ club for expatriates from Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England. It  was incorporated as a non-profit society in 1961 and purchased its home on Adanac in 1963. The WISE has hosted many events over the years including weddings, fundraisers, theatre, yoga, concerts and more recently home to some regulars like the Eastside Flea and Screaming Chicken Burlesque Society.

The Wise Hall is located at 1882 Adanac Street just off Venables next to some residential areas, so there is delicate balance between supporting a historic part of Vancouver and noise concerns from neighbouring residents. The Wise Hall has been working hard to address the concerns and will be holding a fundraiser to help them achieve their goals.   This Friday, August 9th, they will be holding a fundraiser “Keep The Wise Alive” which will feature The Odds, The Palomars, Big Top and the Screaming Chicken Burlesque Society.   Also on hand, a silent auction with prizes from Red Cat Records, Perryscope Concerts, Trees Ironworks, Feldman & Associates concert tickets and much more. Tickets are available for $25 in advance at Brown Paper Tickets or $30 at the door.    The venue has been an institution in East Van for over 50 years.  As such, the Vancouver Heritage Foundation will be dedicating a Places That Matter plaque to the Wise Hall at this Friday’s fundraiser. Come out and help Keep The Wise Alive!

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