Tag Archives: Commercial Drive

Got Craft At The Croatian Cultural Centre November 19 & 20, 2022

1 Nov

Got Craft is back for the upcoming holiday season that is just around the corner.   Got Craft will be hosting an in person market for 2 days at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3350 Commercial Drive, on Saturday, November 19th and Sunday, November 20th. from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The market will feature 95 local makers and small shops, a mini makers area with kidpreneurs aged 5-13 years old, plus food carts by Nami Vietnamese and the Brownie Bakers.   You can expect to find a wide variety of items perfect for gift giving including clothing, fashion accessories, bath & body products, home goods, greeting cards, jewellery, food & drink, ceramics, art prints and much more.   Tickets for the market are $5 and available online. Kids aged 12 and under are free.  For those that aren’t able to shop in person, Got Craft is also hosting a Holiday Virtual Market from Wednesday, November 16th to Sunday, November 27th.  Visit Got Craft Holiday Virtual Market for more details. 

Nightmare Before Christmas Market At The Croatian Cultural Centre October 8 & 9

5 Oct

If you are looking to shop for the wacky, weird and the wonderful, you may wish to check out the Nightmare Before Christmas Market happening this weekend at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive.   The event will host 79 vendors that celebrate Halloween handmade style. Along with a variety of vendors, you can also expect to find crafts for kids, face painting as well as performers. Admission is $3 for adults if you purchase tickets online and $4 at the door. Free entry for those 13 years of age and under.  The event runs Saturday, October 8th from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday, October 9th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Stop by to get into the Halloween spirit.

Photo Credit: Toni Cuenca

Improv Against Humanity At Cafe Deux Soleils September 30th

6 Sep

Improv Against Humanity is back! The improv group The Fictionals will be taking the stage at Café Deux Soleils on Friday, September 30th to showcase their unique and well honed improvisational talent.   Along with lots of laughs and a fun night, there will be some epic prizes to be won including the Most Horrible Person in Vancouver. Will you be crowned?  You are invited to come check out all the great local talent. Tickets are $10 at the door – cash only. Show gets under way at 9:00 pm.

Photos: The Fictionals

Italian Day In Grandview Park Sunday, August 28

6 Jul

The Italian Day Festival Society is set to host a village style Italian Day festival celebrating Italian culture and heritage on Sunday, August 28th. This year the event will take place in Grandview Park meaning Commercial Drive will not be closed down to traffic as it has in past years.  Some side streets will have traffic closures around the area of Grandview Park in order to facilitate vendors and those attending the celebrations.   All the fun favourites will be back including live music, fashion show, wine and beer court, contests, activities areas for children and, of course, delicious Italian food and many food trucks.  The festivities kick off at Noon and continue until 9:00 pm.  For more information, visit www.italianday.ca.

The Britannia Plaza Market Returns This Summer

20 Jun

The Britannia Plaza Market is an outdoor event that takes place just outside of the Britannia Community Centre and is back for another year.  The market will run every Wednesday from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm from June 22nd to October 5th.   The market will also run every Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm from June 25th to September 10th.

You are invited to stop by and check out some local producers, artists and makers which will showcase a variety of items each week including fresh produce, homemade treats, artisanal goods and much more. 

WEDNESDAYS
3:00 – 7:00 pm
June 22 – October 5

SATURDAYS
12:00 – 4:00 pm
June 25 – September 19

If you are interested in being a vendor, you are invited to reach out to the organizers at britanniacraftfair@live.ca.

One Night Stand At The York Theatre April 9, 2022

1 Apr

An unforgettable night of comedy comes to the York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive, Saturday, April 9, 2022. One Night Stand happens across Canada and features some of the best stand up comics for one night only.   What makes this event unique is that all proceeds from ticket sales are donated to Rose Charities Ukraine Emergency Fund. This fund directly supports children and families caught up in the current crisis in Ukraine.

Vancouver’s show happens at the York Theatre and features lots of great local talent including Charlie Demers, Peter Kelamis and Jane Stanton among many others. There will be two performances on April 9th, 6:00 pm and 9:30 pm. Ticket prices range from $25 – $100.  For more information on the line up and to grab your tickets, visit The Cultch.

Havana Theatre Hosts Weekly Comedy Cocktail Hour

18 Sep

If you like to mix your comedy with your favourite cocktails, then Havana Theatre invites you to join them Saturday nights for Improv Cocktail Hour. We hear Vancouver’s best improv comedians get dressed up to bring you laughs, Vegas style. You are invited to come relax in casual sophistication and let their performers whisk you away with hilarious scenarios as you sip your Pina Colada or Pink Gin. They comedy is expected to make you forget your troubles. Shows will be happening weekly on Saturday nights at 10:00 pm. Tickets are $20 and available through Showpass. Hint: Best to purchase in advance, as shows do sell out.

The Britannia Plaza Market Continues Until October 21st

10 Sep

After a successful run this summer, the Britannia Plaza Market which is located outside of the Britannia Community Centre and near the Britannia Library, continues until October 21st. You are invited to stop by this Saturday, September 11th from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm and check out some local producers, artists and makers. The outdoor markets will then continue on Thursdays ONLY from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm until October 21st. Stop by support local artists, makers and growers.

Sat            12:00 pm – 4:00pm    Sep 11
Thu           3:00 pm – 7:00pm      Weekly until Oct 21

The Smoke Show Comes To Havana Theatre July 27 – August 7 (SOLD OUT)

15 Jul

The Havana Theatre on Commercial Drive will play host to a jaw dropping dance cabaret July 27 – August 7. Under the direction of creator and choreographer, Jen Oleksiuk, you can expect an evening of splendid awkwardness, joyous sexuality and wild seduction. The Smoke Show combines enticement and humour in the form of an interactive dance cabaret inspired by modern and classic genres. You can expect to see influences from Motown, fosse, jazz, rock and burlesque. We are hearing this cabaret is one of Vancouver’s best kept secrets. To purchase your ticket, visit Showpass.com. Note, this show is 18+ years of age.

Britannia Plaza Outdoor Market This Summer

8 Jul

The Britannia Plaza Market outside of the Britannia Community Centre and Britannia Library is back this summer. For the months of July and August, you can stop by on Thursdays between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm to pick up some fresh produce, bread, eggs and baked goods. We hear Fractal Farms will be a regular staple on hand for Thursday’s market. On Saturdays, stop by between Noon and 4:00 pm to check out a variety of offerings from local artists and makers. The markets we understand will be held weekly throughout the summer months. We invite you to stop by and support your local artists, makers and growers.

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