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Parade Of Lost Souls October 28, 2017

16 Oct

ParadeofLostSouls2017The Parade of Lost Souls is back for another year on Saturday, October 28th. This iconic East Van event is one of our favourites in part because of the all out collaboration and community effort it takes to put this event together.  For those not familiar with the Parade of Lost Souls, it is a community-driven event celebrating Dia de Muertos (The Day of the Dead). The event includes a parade somewhere in the heart of East Van that includes performance art, live music, interactive art installations and lost souls. The Day of the Dead is a time for celebration, for ceremony, for reflection and renewal.  The Parade of Lost Souls was initially conceptualized and produced by the Public Dreams Society for over 25 years. The parade now carries on under the direction of The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret.  Kudos to The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret for keeping this East Van tradition alive and well. For those planning this year’s costume, this year’s theme is Alter Ego.  Who or what is your alter ago?   Do you have an alternative personality?  Bring them out to play on October 28th.

This year’s parade will be held on Saturday, October 28th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The location will be revealed at midnight on October 27th on the Dusty Flowerpot website as well as the Dusty Flowerpot Facebook page. If you are interested in participating in this year’s events, we invite you to check out one of our favourite features the Thriller Flashmob. There will be dance workshops taking place at the Britannia Community Center leading up to the event.  There are 3 workshops currently scheduled on October 19th, 21st and 22nd.  Following the Parade, for all of those souls that want to keep the party going, the Lost Souls After-Party will be taking place at The Legion on Commercial Drive from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am. The after party will feature a number of musical performances. Tickets are available in advance through Brown Paper Tickets and they are expected to sell out. So if you wish to bring your ghoulish self to dance, be prepared to pick up your tickets pronto.

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What’s On East Van: October 13, 2017

13 Oct

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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 features events for the month and beyond.

Dakota Group – Fall Inventory Sample Sale – October 11 – 13, 2017

Looking to stock on some fall clothes? Dakota Group is having a Sample Sale this weekend at 1951 Glen Drive, Suite 173. Includes Matt & Natt footwear and handbags, Hudson Jeans and more.

Oktoberfest – The Alpen Club – October 13 & 15, 2017

Want to get your fill of German beer and food along with some live music? Oktoberfest happens again this weekend at The Alpen Club. Pull out those lederhosen and dirndls and get ready to dance.

The Goblin Market – York Theatre – On Now Till October 14, 2017

This is the last weekend to catch The Goblin Market. This stunning performance based on the play by Christina Rosetti will take your breath away.  This show has the wow factor. Tickets are available through The Cultch.

Voting Day – City of Vancouver By-Election – October 14, 2017

This Saturday, October 14th is voting day in the City of Vancouver’s by-election. This vacant seat is filling the chair left by Geoff Meggs who left to work in provincial politics with Premier John Horgan.  There are some fresh faces running who wish to make a difference in our civic landscape.  If you wish to know who is up for this vacant Council seat, Vancouver is Awesome, has a quick rundown on each candidate.  Whomever you decide to vote for, as always, we encourage you to have your say.  Polls are open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm To find out where to vote, visit City of Vancouver

Fall Record Convention – Heritage Hall – October 15, 2017 

A semi-annual record convention is happening at Heritage Hall this Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is $30.  You will, of course, find tables packed with records, CDs and more.
The Drive Season 2 Premiere – Rio Theatre – October 15, 2017
This locally produced show premieres its second season this Sunday at the Rio Theatre. Advance tickets are $13 or $15 at the door. Screening begins at 7:00 pm.  The show’s premise features 6 roommates living on Commercial Drive facing the realities of adulthood.

Thriller Flashmob – Britannia Community Centre – October 19, 2017
The Parade of Lost Souls is coming on October 28th. With it comes a host of great workshops at Britannia Community Centre. One of them is the Thriller Flashmob. Learn the dance moves and participate in the Thriller Flashmob during the event Saturday, October 28th.  This is one of 3 classes, the next classes follow on October 21st and 22nd.
 
Entertainment, Comedy + Live Theatre

Friday is the last chance to catch the films from the 36th Annual Vancouver Film Festival at the Rio Theatre. This Sunday, Cafe Deux Soleils hosts live music by Travis James with Portraits of Us. Show begins at 8:00 pm. For something a big different, local talent Rodney DeCroo performs with Mark Davis and Sarah Wheeler  on October 19th at Hidden City 651 East Hastings St. Show begins at 9:00 pm.   To see more of what’s on, check our Events Listing.

Cooking Classes Around East Van This Fall

11 Oct

Now that cooler temperatures are here, it’s time to get cozy with some great food.  We love spending time at cooking classes learning new dishes this time of year. We have been scouting around and have found a great selection of classes and have set out our favourites below. Whether you are a beginner, seasoned cook or vegan cook, we hope you’ll find something that piques your interest and taste buds.

Modern Peruvian – Gourmet Warehouse – November 16, 2017

Chef Shelome Bouvette hosts this demonstration cooking class at Gourmet Warehouse November 16th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. You will learn how to make some classic Peruvian dishes with a West Coast modern twist.  Cost is $79 and yes, you get to eat what’s made plus shop in store the day of your class with a 10% discount. To register, visit Gourmet Warehouse. Menu For this class includes:

•Chicha morada
•Pisco sour
•Classico ceviche
•Locra de Zapallo empandas-
•Chulpe de Mariscos

Easy Every Day French Dinner – Kensington Community Centre – October 26, 2017

Chef Valentine of Tartine Maple will be conducting this demonstration cooking class at the Kensington Community Centre on Thursday, October 26th.  The cost is $60 and registration is through the City of Vancouver.  In this class you will learn to make an easy French dinner that you can cook for guests or that special someone or for yourself, you’re worth it. In this class you will learn to make:

•“Salade Lyonnaise” with soft boiled egg and warm bacon
•Herb Crusted Salmon
•Chocolate Mousse

Vegan Cheesemaking – Italian Cultural Centre – October 12, 19, & 26, 2017

Chef Karen McAthy, founder of Blue Heron and author of The Art of Plant-Based Cheesemaking, leads this 3 part series vegan cheesemaking class being held at the Italian Cultural Centre beginning October 12th. Cost is $160 for a series of 3 sessions   You will learn how to make cultured fresh vegan cheese. Note, there’s homework for this class, so bring a notebook and be prepared to learn.  To register, visit the Italian Cultural Centre. Some of what you will be learning includes:

• About lacto-fermentation and culturing (differences, how it works, etc.)
• The role of microbes in creating flavor and texture in plant-based cheesemaking
• The difference between cultured and non-cultured plant-based cheeses
• How to start and grow some key plant-based lactic acid cultures safe for use at home
• How to choose a plant based medium for cheese making
• Basic aging method for at home plant-based cheesemaking

Holiday Side Dishes – Gourmet Warehouse – November 26, 2017

If you have your main dishes down cold, but want to add some new side dishes to your holiday menu, Caren McSherry, owner of the Gourmet Warehouse is leading this demonstration cooking class on Sunday, November 26th. Cost is $79 and you will learn some delish dishes from Caren’s new cookbook “Starters, Salads & Sexy Sides”:

•Roasted butternut squash with crispy halloumi cubes
•Whole roasted cauliflower
•Jacket roasted sweet potato with crispy chorizo and creamy herbed feta
•Whipped rutabaga with crispy shallots
•Wild and mixed mushroom saute

To register, visit Gourmet Warehouse. Bon appetit! VeganCheese

 

 

 

 

What’s On East Van: October 6, 2017

6 Oct

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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 features events for the month and beyond.

The Goblin Market – York Theatre – On Now Till October 14, 2017

A well known poem, Goblin Market, by Christina Rosetti forms the basis of this performance and what a performance.  To say contemporary circus doesn’t quite do it justice, it is so much more. The art, the music, the athleticism of the performers, the sexuality, the sisterhood. It’s something to see. We highly recommend seeing this show. Tickets are available through The Cultch.

Oktoberfest – The Alpen Club – October 6 & 7, 2017

Want to get your fill of German beer and food along with some live music? We suggest you check out Oktoberfest at The Alpen Club. Pull out those lederhosen and dirndls and get ready to dance.  Event happens Friday and Saturday night kicking off at 8:00 pm.   If you can’t make it this weekend, the festivities carry throughout the month on Fridays and Saturdays.

 Vancouver Mural Festival: Official Guided Tours – October 7, 2017

Check out some of the amazing street art in Mount Pleasant and False Creek Flats this Saturday. The guided tour connects you with the beauty that is their work but also some background about the artist’s vision, medium and creative process for each piece. Tour kicks off from Kafka’s Coffee & Tea on Main Street. Tickets available from Eventbrite.

Vancouver Rare Book, Photograph & Paper Show – Heritage Hall – October 7&8 2017

The Vancouver Rare Book, Photograph & Paper Show happens October 7th & 8th at the Heritage Hall. Expect some of Canada’s top dealers in collectible, antiquarian and rare material including maps, photographs and interesting paper items.

Drive-In Movie – River District – October 7, 2017

This Saturday is a last in a series of Drive-In Movies being held in SE Vancouver along the Fraser River. River District hosts this double feature movie event with a 7:00 pm showing of Cars 3 after which follows a 9:15 pm showing of Baby Driver. Cost is $20 per carload for one movie, $30 per carload for both movies.

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market – Dude Chilling Park – October 8, 2017

This is the last market of the season at Guelph Park/Dude Chilling Park. Perfect spot to stock up for delish eats for Thanksgiving dinner.  Market runs from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Entertainment, Comedy + Live Theatre

The 36th Annual Vancouver Film Festival continues until October 13th. The Rio Theatre is one of the venues hosting and has a great line up of films. To see more of what’s on, check our Events Listing.

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Artisan Markets This Fall In East Van

3 Oct

FallLeavesColourAre you a fan of shopping local? Do you support small business enterprises in your community?  When you shop local, you support those around you that help create the fabric that is your community.  This fall there are few local events featuring local artisans and makers you may wish to check out. We’ve set out a few below hat we’ve come across. If you know of more, drop us a line and we’ll add them to our list.

EASTSIDE FLEA – Harvest Market
Friday, October 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm
October 21 & 22, 2017 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Ellis Building, 1024 Main Street

You are invited to check out a great line up of vendors with everything from new to vintage. Friday night is a bit different set up in their full market on the weekend. It features a select group of artisans as well as craft beer & drink specials, pinball and DJs to round out the evening.  Saturday and Sunday is the full market experience with 50 vendors and food trucks on hand. To learn more visit them at Eastside Flea.

2nd ANNUAL FALL HARVEST MARKET
October 28, 2017
Croatian Cultural Centre
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm

Whether you are shopping for yourself, or that birthday gift or some early Christmas shopping, the 2nd Annual Fall Harvest Market is a great opportunity to support local makers.  Elemental Trends is hosting this event featuring over 30 vendors.  To keep an eye on which vendors will be on hand visit them on Facebook at Elemental Trends.

THE ARTISAN’S EVENT
October 29, 2017
Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Another back to back opportunity to shop local.  The Artisan’s Event happens Sunday, October 29th featuring over 35+ local makers and artisans. Admission is by donation. To learn more about the vendors, visit them at The Artisan’s Event.

What’s On East Van: September 29, 2017

29 Sep

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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 features events for the month and beyond.

Africa With The Masters – Wise Hall – September 30, 2017

You are invited to learn African dance styles and/or drumming traditions this Saturday at the Wise Hall. The event is a part of Culture Days happening throughout the Lower Mainland and is a free event, but pre-registration is required. To learn more or to register, visit Culture Days.

Drive-In Movies – River District – September 30, 2017

River District in SE Vancouver is again hosting Drive-In movies this Saturday. The double feature kicks off with Despicable Me 3 and is followed by War For The Planet of Apes.  Cost is $20 per carload for 1 movie and $30 for a car load for both movies. Gates open at 6:30 pm.

Goblin Market – York Theatre – October 3 – 14, 2017

Two sisters from New Zealand perform a trapeze circus act along with music and spoken word to the poem The Goblin market. The performance delves into sisterhood, sexuality and much more. The performances take place at the York Theatre. Tickets are available at The Cultch from $22.

Mandy Rushton Sings With Sean Allen – Cottage Bistro – October 4, 2017

Love Broadway musicals?  You may wish to stop in and check out singing sensation Mandy Rushton who will be performing with pianist Sean Allen on Wednesday, October 4th at the Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street. They will be performing songs from musicals, The Great American Songbook and a bit of pop to mix things up.  Cost is $15 per person. Show gets under way at 8:00 pm.

Workshop “Fall Pies” – The Uncommon Café – October 4, 2017

If you are looking to learn to make some delish fall pies, The Uncommon Café is hosting a delish workshop Wednesday, October 4th. In this class Valentine of Tartine & Maple Cuisine will teach you how to make your pie dough from scratch. After which, you will learn how to make a pecan pie and an easy Pear Tart with puff pastry.  You will also make your very own Apple Pie with lattice top. Cost of class is $59. You can register at Eventbrite.

Entertainment, Comedy + Live Theatre

On now at the Firehall Arts Centre is Feasting For Famine which features one man’s journey through the extremes of body building and health fitness.  Looking for plain fun, The Dirty Betty Show is happening at Café Deux Soleils Friday, September 29th.  Looking to check out some neat movies? The 36th Annual Vancouver Film Festival is on now until October 13th. The Rio Theatre is one of the venues hosting and has a great line up of films this weekend. To see more of what’s on, check our Events Listing.

What’s On East Van: September 22, 2017

22 Sep

 

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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 features events for the month and beyond.

Tango Lessons – Italian Cultural Centre – September 22, 2017

Looking for a perfect date night?  How about a tango lesson at the Italian Cultural Centre. This is currently a weekly event happening on Friday nights until the end of October. Classes run from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Cost is $20 per person per class, or you can register by the month at a cost of $60.

Comedy With Debra DiGiovanni – York Theatre – September 23, 2017

One of Canada’s funniest female comedians will be at the York Theatre this Saturday night.  This is where you’ll find us. Tickets are a very reasonable $25 if you can still snag yourself a ticket. We recommend you do.

Affordable Concert Series: Big Easy Funk – Rio Theatre – September 23, 2017

The Big Easy Funk Ensemble along with guests Disco Funeral and Subscura are performing at the Rio Theatre this Saturday. The show features sounds from the 60s funk legends to funk, jazz and blues. This event is part of the Affordable Concert Series, it is just that affordable. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. To learn or buy tickets visit, the Rio Theatre.

Benefit Concert For Aunt Leah’s Place With Blue Dirt Girl At The Notional Space

You are invited to listen to the sounds of Blue Dirt Girl tonight at the Notional Space at 1523 E Pender Street.  If you don’t know it, Blue Dirt Girl is the latest musical project of singer, songwriter, guitarist, and Vancouver indie artist, Kathryn Sutherland. The Notional Space show will feature blue dirt girl’s trio along with craft beer by Luppolo’s Brewing. They will be raising funds for Aunt Leah’s Independent Lifeskills Society which helps event children in foster care from becoming homeless and assists mothers in need.  To reserve your spot email: bluedirtgirl@gmail.com.

Clothing Swap – Wise Hall – September 24, 2017

Do you have clothes, books, shoes, craft supplies, jewellery, accessories you’d like to rehome? Maybe pick up a few new items in the process. Clothing Swap happens this Sunday at the Wise Hall from 12-3 pm.  Drop off is 12:30 – 1:00 pm, cost is $10. Come back between 1-3 pm and shop. All eras, sizes, mens, women’s and children.  For more information visit the Wise Hall.

Walk For Reconciliation – Strathcona Park – September 24, 2017

The first-ever Reconciliation Expo will be held Sunday, September 24th.  The event begins at 10:00 am with a 2 km walk that starts at  650 Cambie Street and travels to Strathcona Park.   After the walk, there are a host of activities lined up for the day at the Expo that continues till 3:00 pm. The event will include community booths that include information about reconciliation, cultural activities as well as presentations by community groups.  Along side the events, there will be an area dedicated to local artisans and it will be a great opportunity to experience local Indigenous art and culture as well as musicians and dance groups.

Jazz Night With Dylan Cramer Quartet – Italian Cultural Centre – September 27, 2017

Dylan Cramer performs with his swinging quartet at the Italian Cultural Centre.  A buffet is available from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm. The concert starts at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $35 for dinner and $15 for concert only.

Entertainment, Comedy + Live Theatre

If you are looking to take in some interesting theatre, we recommend checking out Feasting For Famine which runs for a brief period at the Firehall Arts Centre September 27 to 30, 2017. The show features one man’s journey through the extremes of body building and health fitness  If you missed the sold out show Draining The Swamp during the Vancouver Fringe Festival, it has been held over at Havana Theatre until September 23rd. You have a chance to catch it.  To see more of what’s on, check our Events Listing.

 

 

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