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Like The Phoenix Rising The Parade Of Lost Souls Is Back October 30th

18 Oct

Like the Phoenix Rising, the Parade of Lost Souls is back for 2021 and this year’s theme is aptly named The Phoenix.

If you live in East Van, you likely know about this grass-roots festival. Creative direction comes from the folks at The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret. The event itself encompasses dance, art, music, installations, acting and much more.

You are invited to participate in this year’s Parade of Lost Souls on Saturday, October 30th which procession will be led by The Carnival Band who will be doing hourly processions at 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm from the Britannia Community Centre.  

Costumes are encouraged and the wilder the better.  And this year, you have an added opportunity for snagging yourself a great costume.  Friday, October 22nd and 29th from 3:30 to 6:00 pm The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret will be hosting an Open House at #141- 2050 Scotia Avenue where you will be able to purchase one of their many costumes. At the same time, if you wish to make alternations or get busy with a glue gun, you will have that opportunity. A sewing machine and craft making tools will be on hand.

For those familiar with the event, you may know there is usually a Lost Souls After Party which is tentatively going ahead this year at the Wise Hall. We invite you to stay tuned to their social media to see more details on this.

As always, The Dusty Flowerpot is open to volunteers assisting and performers and artists participating. To learn more visit The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret.

Upcoming Halloween Events In East Vancouver

23 Oct


Lots of fun events coming to East Vancouver for Halloween, that includes for the big kids and the wee ones.  We have set out a sampling of some of the events happening in East Van. This is by no means a comprehensive list.  If you have an event, you’d like to see included on the list, feel free to add a comment below, or email us directly at createveinvan@gmail.com:

HALLOWEEN COSTUME BALL, Telus World of Sciences, 1455 Quebec Street.  Party in the iconic sphere features two rooms of music on two floors and eight DJs. October 26th, tickets $45 – $55 and available at Twisted.ca.

MONSTER MASH COSTUME BASH III, Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street.   Music by Radio Clash (Clash cover band featuring Rich Hope & Billy Bones from VCMC), the James T Kirks and the Strugglers. October 26th, tickets $15 and available at BrownPaperTickets.com.

FRIGHT NIGHTS,  Playland, 2901 E. Hastings St.  Six haunted houses, 12 rides and a freaky sideshow, The Monsters of Schlock. On now until November 2nd (enter E. Hastings & Windermere), tickets $22 – 35 and available at FrightNights.ca.

DOOMS NIGHT & TIESTO, Pacific Coliseum.  Solid Events present its annual Halloween Massive with a 2 day extravaganza featuring an all-night and concert experience headlined by Tiesto. October 26th  and 27th Tickets available at TicketLeader.ca.

NO MEMES NO, Hot Art Wet City, 2206 Main Street.  Halloween party and group art show inspired by the internet. Guests are asked to dress up as their favourite meme. October 31st, tickets $5 – 10 and available at Eventbrite.ca.

PARADE OF LOST SOULS, A beloved East Van event, location announced at midnight October 26th. Expect a parade of wild costumes, giant puppets, live music and performance art created by local community members. Follow Public Dreams Society on their website, Twitter or Facebook for the latest details. October 26th 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Free.

FEDERICO’S SUPPER CLUB, 1728 Commercial Drive.  Encore 80’s Night Halloween Party with Mark Olexson and the A-Deez. October 31st. Two course meal for $40 (includes dinner, show fee concert & dancing) or $50 (includes 3 course meal, show fee concert & dancing).  To make your reservation T:  604-251-3473.


Sunset Community Centre:  Haunted House & Carnival (5+) – October 25th  6:30 – 9:00 pm. The Sunset youth volunteers are organizing a free family event for 5 years & up. Haunted House, carnival games, trick or treating & concessions.

Trick Or Treat in the East Village:  October 26th Sat. Noon – 3 pm.  Come dressed in your Halloween finest and trick or treat your way along the stretch from 2100 to 2800 East Hastings Street.

Renfrew Park Community Centre:  Children’s Halloween Event – October 26th 12:30 pm- 3:00 pm

Trout Lake Community Centre:  Halloween Party – October 27th 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Come jump in the bouncy castle, play Halloween games and make some pumpkin crafts.  Registration required for this event which will take place in the gym.   Cost is $4 per child and suitable for ages 3 and up.

River District Halloween Party: Princess, Pirates & Magical Creatures Party – October 27th 1:00 – 3:00 pm. River District is celebrating Halloween with a magical creatures, princess and pirate-themed party. Create tricked-out treat bags and crafts.  Come dressed-up in costume and win some goodies from the treasure chest.

Killarney Community Centre: Halloween Carnival October 27th,, suitable for ages 3 – 12.

Note: Pre-registration required for many of the community centre events.   

Happy Halloween!


Calling All Souls! Parade of Lost Souls & Dance Party Saturday, October 26th

21 Oct


Many will be pleased to hear that this much loved East Van event will carry on.  The Public Dreams Society and The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret will be co-producing this year’s event. Kat Single Dain co-founder of The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret will be at the helm as the Artistic Producer.   The Parade of Lost Souls is a community-driven parade inspired by Dia de Muertos (The Day of the Dead). In recent years, the parade has travelled around various parts of East Vancouver featuring performance art, interactive art installations and YOU lost souls. This is a transitional year for the parade and as such, this will be a smaller and cozier event. The parade takes place from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. In keeping with tradition, the parade’s location will be announced at 12:00 a.m. midnight on October 26th on the Public Dreams website as well as Twitter and Facebook.

For those that wish to carry on after the parade, The Parade of Lost Souls Dance Party returns to The Hangar, 577 Great Northern Way. The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret has joined forces with The Work Less party to bring you an event that will “rock the house and wake the dead”. You can expect some mischief, dancing, performers, musical acts including CR Avery, The Tailor, Briden, Manhai, Matty For Life and maybe a few ghosts in the air. The dance party gets under way at 9:00 p.m. and goes till 3:00 a.m. Tickets are available online only starting from $20 with donation options of $5 and $10 to help support this volunteer driven event. Note: tickets will not be available at the door. Come out and celebrate life! 

UPDATE: Secret location has been announced. The location of the Parade of Lost Souls will be Brittania School Yard – Football Field, 1001 Cotton Drive.

Photo Credit: Public Dreams Society



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