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What’s On East Van: May 3rd Edition

3 May

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

Classic Gin Cocktails – Everything Wine Vancouver – May 3rd

Want to learn how to make great gin cocktails? The Everything Wine store located in River District in SE Vancouver has a great set up for small workshops. Not to mention these classes are education and fun. This Friday, they will be leading a class where you will learn a little gin history and then learn to make 5 classic gin cocktails. Cost is $25. To register and learn more visit Everything Wine Vancouver.  

Trout Lake Farmers Market – John Hendry Park – May 4th

The largest and much loved Trout Lake Farmers Market kicks off this Saturday, May 4th at 9:00 and continues to 2:00 pm.

Movie ‘Green Book’ – Rio Theatre – May 4th

Did you catch Green Book which won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Actor Mahershala Ali? If not, you can watch it on the big screen at The Rio Theatre this Saturday afternoon. The movie is a true story of a working-class Italian-American bouncer from the Bronx  who becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist who tours the US in the 1960s.  For advance tickets, visit Rio Theatre.

Verses Festival of Words – Various Locations – To May 4th

Verses, The Festival of Words continues this weekend at various locations in East Van this Friday and Saturday. To see the remaining events, visit Verses Festival of Words.

Noor Student Showcase – Havana Theatre – May 4th

Noor Dance Company is hosting a student showcase of bellydancing at Havana Theatre this Saturday night.  Performances will include the instructors as well as the students.  Tickets are $18 and the fun kicks off at 7:30 pm. For tickets, visit Showpass.

June Hunter Studio Sale – 2785 Parker Street – May 4th & 5th

East Van artist, June Hunter, is hosting a Studio Sale this Saturday and Sunday.  In case you forgot, Mother’s Day is coming up May 12th and June has lots of beautiful items on hand that would make a perfect gift for mom.  June’s studio is located at 2785 Parker Street (one block west of Renfrew – between Hastings St. and First Avenue).  Sale happens from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Got Craft? – Maritime Labour Centre – May 4th & May 5th

Got Craft? Spring Edition is at the Maritime Labour Centre this weekend with 85 local makers.  We hear this market almost half of the vendors are new, so expect a whole new selection of local handmade goods. Event runs 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $3. For advance tickets, visit Eventbrite. Hint: Free Swag Bags for the first 50 paid attendees.

Cinco De Mayo Fest – Trout Lake Community Centre – May 5th

This Sunday Trout Lake Community Centre is hosting a family friendly Cinco De Mayo Fest from Noon to 3:00 pm. There will be Mexican music by Son De Maple, arts and crafts and an on theme food truck. The event is free, but registration is requested.

Pastry Weekend – Beta 5 Chocolates – May 4th & 5th

Love fresh pastries? Beat 5 Chocolates are featuring their greatest hits this weekend and they include 3 amazing pastries. You’ll have to try for yourself. They are available as of 10:00 am Saturday 413 Industrial Avenue.

21st Century Flea Market – Croatian Cultural Centre – May 5th

Lots of great finds at this weekend’s 21st Century Flea Market at the Croatian Cultural Centre. Event happens 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

LIVE MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT & COMEDY

Looking for more live music, did you know The Heatley in Strathcona regularly features live music?  Every Sunday they offer bluegrass music with brunch 11 am – 3 pm.

Also 7 days a week, you will find live music at the Libra Room on The Drive. Tangent Café hosts live jazz Sunday nights  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Saturday, Pat’s Pub has live jazz Saturday afternoons from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, no cover.

Looking to shop local? Be sure to check out one of the farmer markets happening this weekend. Saturday is Riley Park Farmers Market 10 am – 2 pm and Trout Lake Farmers Market from 9 am – 2 pm at John Hendry Park.  To see more of What’s On in East Vancouver,  check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those on a budget and in Vancouver, who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

What’s On East Van: April 5th Edition

5 Apr

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

Bonfire Nights – Fundraiser For Aunt Leah’s Place – April 5th

A group of talented musicians are hosting an inaugural Bonfire Nights Fundraising event in support of Aunt Leah’s Place on Friday, April 5th. My Blue Dirt Girl trio, Sarah Wheeler and Reid Jamieson will perform at The Notional Space, 1523 Pender Street.  Luppolo’s Brewing Co. will be donating some craft beer for the evening along with special camp mugs. Doors open at 7:30 pm, music kicks off at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $20 and available through Brown Paper Tickets.

Old Time Dance Party – Wise Hall – April 5th 

Professor Bango and The Estro-Jennies bring a night of square dancing with lessons on the spot this Friday night to the Wise Hall.  Everyone is welcome. Doors open at 8:00 pm, dancing starts at 9:00 pm.  Tickets are $17.50 online and $25 at the door.

Movie ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – Rio Theatre April 5th & April 7th

If you missed this Oscar winning movie Bohemian Rhapsody celebrating the music of Queen and their lead singer Freddie Mercury played fabulously by Rami Malek, you are in luck. The movie is showing twice this weekend, Friday and Sunday nights. For tickets, visit Rio Theatre.

The Tashme Project: The Living Archives – Firehall Arts Centre 

The Tashme Project: The Living Archives is now on at the Firehall Arts Centre until April 13th. The Living Archives traces the history and common experience of the Nisei (second generation Japanese Canadians) through childhood, internment in Canada during the Second World War, and post-war resettlement east of the Rockies. This production is an embodiment of Nisei character, language, spirit and story, and brings to light a part of Canadian history.

5th Annual Beer Bash – Britannia Community Centre – April 6th 

This Saturday, Britannia Community Ice Rink plays host to the 5th Annual Beer Bash. This is a fundraiser for BASH – Britannia After School Hockey. 100% of the proceeds going to kids playing hockey.  Outside of watching some great hockey with 5 teams battling it out, you will find 25 local craft breweries serving cans/tastings on the rink concourse. Tickets are $25.

BC Distilled Main Event – Croatian Cultural Centre – April 6th

BC Distilled happens for the 6th year this Saturday at the Croatian Cultural Centre. The event is an artisan distillery festival, so lots of tastings available by great local makers. The Main Distilling Event happens Saturday night from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Tickets are $70.

Documentary – A Perfect 14 – Rio Theatre – April 7th

This documentary explores the world of plus size models fighting to reshape the fashion industry and shake the tree as to what defines beauty.  A Perfect 14 shows this Sunday afternoon at the Rio Theatre 3:30 pm. A Q&A follows with the filmmaker. For tickets, visit the Rio Theatre.

Anthology: Sci-Fi Sundays – Havana Theatre – April 7th 

A new show from Instant Theatre starts this Sunday. Anthology explores the farthest reaches of the galaxy, mix in a little drama, some adventure, maybe a cautionary tale and who knows what may come.  Tickets are $12. To purchase advance tickets, visit Showpass.

LIVE MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT & COMEDY

Looking for more live music, did you know The Heatley in Strathcona regularly features live music?  Every Sunday they offer bluegrass music with brunch 11 am – 3 pm.

Also 7 days a week, you will find live music at the Libra Room on The Drive. Tangent Café hosts live jazz Sunday nights  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Saturday, Pat’s Pub has live jazz Saturday afternoons from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, no cover.

Looking to shop local? Be sure to check out one of the farmer markets happening this weekend. Saturday is Riley Park Farmers Market 10 am – 2 pm. Sunday is Hastings Park Farmers Market also 10 am – 2 pm.  To see more of What’s On in East Vancouver,  check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those on a budget and in Vancouver, who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

Terminal City Tabletop Convention At The Croatian Cultural Centre March 30 & 31, 2019

25 Mar

BoardGame1The 6th Annual Terminal City Tabletop Convention happens at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, this weekend. The event features some 350 games set up in almost 13,000 square feet of gaming space.  If you are unfamiliar with a game, there are Game Stewards on hand to explain the concepts.  If you get hungry, food trucks will be on hand both days including Urban Wood Fired Pizza and Chickpea on Saturday and Kafka’s Coffee & Tea and Bandidas Taqueria on Sunday.  Event happens Saturday from 9:00 am to midnight and Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. It does appear spots are selling quickly. Costs is $25 – $60 and kids under 10 are free. There is also a Kids Corner available with a selection of games aimed for kids aged 4-8 years of age.  Note, you must be 18+ to play and a Canadian citizen to compete in this convention.

Bridal Swap Is At The Croatian Cultural Centre March 10th

19 Feb

BridalSwap2019Planning a wedding? Trying to stay on a budget? If you’ve answered yes to both these questions, you may wish to check out The Bridal Swap happening at the Croatian Cultural Centre Sunday, March 10th. If you are unfamiliar with this unique concept, it brings together past brides, brides to be, decorators, wedding planners and craft artisans all under one roof.  For brides to be, you have the opportunity to purchase gently used items from past brides and past brides have the opportunity to sell items from their weddings which could include the ‘dress’ and wedding décor including centerpieces, candles, linens, glassware and vases and much more.  So instead of buying all new, it’s a great opportunity to re-use and repurpose items. The Bridal Swap will also have on hand an array of artisans offering handmade items or services for your wedding day including photographers, jewellery, cakes, wedding favours, flowers, invitations and so on.  The Bridal Swap takes place on Sunday, March 10th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  Tickets are available through Eventbrite with the following options which include early access to get first dibs on dresses and decor:

Early Bird Access for WEDDING DECOR:
$25.00 plus tax (gets you early access at 12:00 pm to get First Dibs)

Early Bird Access for WEDDING DRESSES:
$25.00 plus tax (gets you early access at Noon to get First Dibs)

Pre-Purchased General Admission:
$15.00 plus tax (access at 1:00pm)

Tickets at the Door:
$20.00 plus tax (access at 1:00pm)

 

What’s On East Van: January 4th Edition

4 Jan

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some 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.

Old Time Dance Party – Wise Hall – January 4th

If you love to square dance, or want to learn, Friday night the Wise Hall is the place to be. Tappalachian String Band provides the tunes while Paul and guest caller Sean Fenstemaker teach and call all the moves right on the floor. Everyone is welcome. Tickets are $17.50 in advance or $25 at the door.

Body Soul Spirit Expo – Croatian Cultural Centre January 4th – 6th

The Body Soul Spirit Expo happens this weekend Friday to Sunday at the Croatian Cultural Centre.  Having checked this out last year, there are lectures and workshops that run all day on a variety of topics.  Lots of exhibitors with an array of products and services surrounding wellness, alternative therapies, healing arts, intuitive arts, metaphysics, aromatherapy and much more.  If you are curious about something, this is a great place to ask questions and gather information. For tickets, visit Body Soul Spirit Expo.

East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz – The York Until January 6th 

Last weekend to catch the East Van Panto at The York Theatre. This is a whole lot of fun for all ages.  We highly recommend this for a fun night out, or if you prefer a matinee. Tickets available via The Cultch.

Baba Yaga & The Black Flower – Vancouver Puppet Theatre – January 5th

Looking for something to do with the young ones indoors?  Vancouver Puppet Theatre is offering two shows this Saturday at 2050 Scotia Street at Noon.  First up is Baba Yaga & The Black Flower with marionettes and next is Kind Heart using shadows. Tickets are $10 at the door.  For more info, visit Vancouver Puppet.

Lord Of The Rings Trilogy Marathon – Rio Theatre – January 5th & 6th

If you are a Lord Of The Rings fan, you may wish to check out the movie marathon happening at the Rio Theatre this Saturday and Sunday. The first part Saturday kicks off at Noon sharp but doors open at 10:30 am. It is recommended to come early to grab a good seat. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. To purchase advance tickets, visit The Rio Theatre.

Comedy, Entertainment & Live Music

Looking for live music, Libra Room on The Drive has a regular line up of music. Tangent Café hosts live jazz Sunday nights  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Saturday, Pat’s Pub has live jazz Saturday afternoons from 3-7 pm, no cover.

We are back to two farmer markets this weekend. Saturday is Riley Park Farmers Market 10 am – 2 pm. Sunday is Hastings Park Farmers Market also 10 am – 2 pm.  To see more of what’s on in East Vancouver including local events for New Year’s Eve, check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events which includes a free showing of the movie Black Panther at the Britannia Community Centre this Sunday.

Image Credit: June Hunter

Make It! 10 Year Anniversary Market At The Croatian Cultural Centre September 21st and 22nd

19 Sep

MakeItSeptember2018Make It! has been part of the handmade revolution for the last 10 years in Vancouver.  As such, they are celebrating with a throwback style Make It! at the Croatian Cultural Centre this Friday & Saturday.   You can expect to find many local makers including a few of our favourites: Beth & Olivia, Sarah Mulder Jewellery, The Lemon Square, The Branch and Vine and East Van’s Sriracha Revolver. As this event kicks off on Friday night, you will also find a bar with $5 drinks, music and food trucks for a fun shopping experience.  Also on hand, will be a charity silent auction with items donated by various participating Makies. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Union Gospel Mission. This Make It! Market happens Friday, September 21st from 5:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday, September 22nd from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Tickets for admission are $3.00 for advance purchase on Eventbrite or $5 at the door. Children under 12 get in free.

Croatia Days Festival At The Croatian Cultural Centre June 15 & 16

13 Jun

CroatiaDays2018It’s cultural festival season in Vancouver and what a privilege it is to live in a community that encompasses so many different ethnic and cultural enclaves. This weekend, come down to the Croatian Cultural Centre for some food, beer, folk dancing and of course, soccer!

Croatia Days Festival begins Friday, June 15th starting at 5:00 p.m. There will be a men’s futsal tournament and an outdoor barbeque with local and Croatian beers available for purchase. At 9:00 p.m. the bar will open for a pub night with live music and entertainment! For the main event on Saturday, June 16th, starting at 10:00 a.m. there will be cultural displays and food offerings from the various regions of Croatia, vendor stands from local Croatian businesses as well as a petting zoo and face painting station for kids. Up until 4:00 p.m. there will also be a lineup of Croatian dance groups who will be showcasing traditional Croatian folk dancing for festival attendees!

For all FIFA fans, head down to the Croatian Cultural Centre at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday for the pre-game party including food and beverages available for purchase where fans will be getting revved up for the Croatia vs. Nigeria game at 12:00 p.m. Wear your red and white checks and join the electric atmosphere while watching the game on nine jumbo projection screens and enjoying specialty imported beer from Croatia!

By Contributing Writer: Nicole Alivojvodic

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