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What’s On East Van: May 17th Edition

17 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.

The Day Trippers – Federico’s Supper Club – May 17th

The Day Trippers will be performing at Federico’s Supper Club, 1728 Commercial Drive, this Friday night.  If you love Beatles music, a great meal along with dancing, this Friday Federico’s Supper Club is the spot to be.

The Fitting Room – Havana Theatre – May 17th & 18th

The Victoria Fringe award winning production The Fitting Room finishes up it’s run this week at Havana Theatre. The play about four teens, a mom and a rabbi touch on the sudden death of a 13 year old after a dare. This poignant production received Victoria Fringe’s Best Overall Favourite and Bravest Awards. Tickets are $15-$20 and available through Showpass.com.

Nassim – The Cultch – May 17th & 18th

From Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour has brought an audacious theatrical experiment to the stage.  Each night a different performer joins the playwright on stage, while the script waits unseen in a sealed box. The show is partly autobiographical yet we hear powerfully universal. The show is a striking theatrical demonstration of how language can both divide and unite us. This production is getting rave reviews, just a few more days to catch it. For tickets, visit The Cultch.

Cat Video Fest 2019 – Rio Theatre May 18th

Love cats and/or cat videos?  You will want to check out Cat Video Fest 2019 this Saturday afternoon.  The event features a compilation of the latest and best cat videos including animations, music videos and random submissions.  This is a perfect feel good event, who doesn’t need a bit of that. Added bonus, it’s a fund raiser for VOKRA – Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association based in East Vancouver that does amazing work in the community.  Advance tickets are $12.50, or you can purchase them at the door $14.50.

Zero Waste Vegan Market – 520 Alexander Street – May 18th 

If you want to learn more about how to implement a zero waste lifestyle, you are invited to this free public event being held this Saturday at 520 Alexander Street. The market is hosted by Peace People Project and runs from 11 am 4 pm. You are encouraged to bring your own reusable bags and containers.

Pop Up Bakery – les amis du fromage – May 18th

Ritchie’s Bakery is back at les amis du fromage, 843 East Hastings St. this Saturday. Beautiful artisan breads and sweet treats available surrounded by an amazing cheese selection.  Pretty perfect. Pop Up happens from 11 am – 3 pm.

Baby Face Brass – Café Deux Soleils – May 18th

If you wish to take in some energetic live music this long weekend, you may wish to check out BabyFace Brass performing at Café Deux Soleils this Saturday night. BabyFace Brass is billed as Vancouver’s premier street jazz and party band.  Doors  open at 8 pm and music kicks off at 9 pm. Admission $10.

Eastside Flea – 550 Malkin Avenue  – May 18th & 19th 

The Eastside Flea is happening Saturday and Sunday at 550 Malkin Avenue from 11 am to 5 pm. Lots of great vintage finds along side local makers, food trucks and cocktails will be available for purchase. Admission is $2.00.

Vancouver Postcard Show & Sale – Hastings Community Centre – May 19th

A good old fashioned paper collection of postcards will be on display this Sunday at the Hastings Community Centre from 10 am to 4 pm.  You can expect to find vintage posters, stamps, historical photographs and more. Sounds like a pretty cool event.

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 at 30th & Ontario from 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

Italian Day Happens Sunday June 9th On The Drive

15 May

ItalianDayThe much loved Italian Day returns to Commercial Drive Sunday, June 9th.  This 14 block vibrant street party takes place on The Drive from the Grandview Cut to Venables.  The day is filled with food, entertainment, things to do and see and experience.  Grab some friends and stop at one of the many outdoor patios set up for the day for a bite and refreshment. Or take in one of the many food trucks lined up and down the stretch.  You will certainly not go hungry whilst you wander and take in all the sights and sounds.

Each year, Italian Day, hosts a theme, this year’s is community an important piece of Italian culture and heritage. This year’s festival looks to celebrate community and the common ground we all share and how together we can make a positive difference in our community.

Britannia Community Centre is again hosting a free family friendly activity. This year, local artists will help host a Friendship Bracelet Workshop from Noon to 4:00 pm in the Napier Greenway.  All materials are supplied. Everyone is welcome to stop by and participate.

Italian Day kicks off at Noon and the party runs till 8:00 pm. Just a reminder that vehicle traffic on Commercial Drive is blocked off, so it is best to take transit, walk or cycle in. For those cycling to Italian Day, we expect a Bike Valet will be set up again at 1st Avenue & Commercial, but this hasn’t been confirmed yet. We invite you come out and celebrate all things Italian. Italian Day represents the largest one day cultural street festival in Vancouver – and perhaps in Canada – drawing over 200,000 attendees of all cultures and ages.  Stop by and see some of the magic of this great street festival.

 

European Festival At The Alpen Club Sunday May 26th

14 May

EuropeanFestival.jpgThe 21st Annual European Festival happens Sunday, May 26th at the Vancouver Alpen Club (Victoria and 33rd Avenue).  This all day event is rich in culture and features live music and performances, lots of amazing food as well as an artisan marketplace which feature hand-made jellies, honey products, teas, ethnic instruments and much more.   This is a great opportunity to learn about the tastes and sounds of Europe without travelling very far. The European Festival kicks off at 11:00 am on Sunday, May 26th and runs till 6:00 pm. To see what performances they’ve got lined up, visit the Festival Schedule. Admission is $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door, the day of the event or  in advance through Eventbrite.

What’s On East Van: May 10th Edition

10 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.

Fraser Valley Cider Masterclass – Everything Wine Vancouver – May 10th

If you love cider, you may wish to check out the Fraser Valley Cider Masterclass at Everything Wine in River District.  You will get the opportunity to learn about and taste small batch ciders along with some treats.  Cost is $15 and event gets under way at 6:30 pm. To register, call T: 604.416.1672.

Artisan Pottery Sale – Trout Lake Community Centre  – May 10th and 11th

An Artisan Pottery Sale is happening this Friday & Saturday at the Trout Lake Community Centre. You just might find a beautiful gift for mom.  Sale happens Friday from 4:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

La Maison Lust Presents WET – Rio Theatre – May 10th & 11th

The Rio Theatre plays host to an exotic cabaret experience this Friday and Saturday night. Think a Little Mermaid Tale reimagined.  Show takes place at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door. For tickets, visit Rio Theatre.

Bake Sale – Trout Lake Community Centre – May 11th

Trout Lake Seniors are hosting a Bake Sale this Sunday, May 11th from 9 am – 3 pm. Stop by and pick up something homemade.

Stone Soup Festival – Napier Greenway – May 11th

The 24th Annual Stone Soup Festival happens Saturday from Noon to 5:00 pm in the Napier Greenway next to the Britannia Community Centre. This is a community event celebrating local food, sustainability, the environment and will feature artists, local vendors, live music and free soup. We’ll be there. Stop by and say hello.

EcoSew Workshop – Our Social Fabric – May 11th

Have some basic sewing skills?  Want to make some reusable cloth produce bags?  Our Social Fabric is hosting a half day workshop this Sunday which includes materials and instructions. Cost is $45. To learn more visit, Our Social Fabric.

Main Street Mixed Bag – Ellis Building – May 12th

Looking for some local gifts for mom, or maybe yourself? Main Street Mixed Bag happens this Sunday at the Ellis Building, 1024 Main Street, from 11 am to 5 pm. Varinicey Pakoras will be on hand if you get hungry while shopping.

Movie ‘Mamma Mia’ – Rio Theatre – May 12th 

Did you catch the last Mamma Mia! with the big wedding and Cher?! It’s playing this Sunday afternoon at 4:15 pm. A fun thing to do with mom for Mother’s Day after a leisurely brunch or before dinner. For tickets, visit Rio Theatre.

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 at 30th & Ontario from 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: 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

East Van Farmer Markets – Spring & Summer 2019

29 Apr

 

Spring is finally here which means lots of farmer markets around East Vancouver. If you’ve attended, you will know there’s always an amazing selection of fresh locally grown produce, handmade goods, artisans breads, locally made jams, cheese, free range and organic eggs and of course wineries, breweries as well as spirits.  Each market is unique and offers a little something different. Trout Lake hosted by Vancouver Farmers Market is the largest.  Mount Pleasant Farmers Market which is in Dude Chilling Park is a smaller market, but we love that it’s on a Sunday. Riley Park Farmers Market is next to one of the most beautiful community gardens we’ve seen and is now year round every Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The Italian Market at The Italian Cultural Centre we see is only being held once this summer on June 14th. This market features all things Italian including gourmet food items as well as the food trucks on hand.  The Main Street Farmers Market is a great afternoon market and perfect for those just leaving downtown for home, or a quick cycle from Mount Pleasant and the Olympic Village. We have set out below the dates when the markets begin and end for the Spring/Summer season. We encourage you to stop by one or all of these markets during the summer season and support local.

Trout Lake Farmers Market
9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Every Saturday: May 4, 2019 – October 19, 2019
Location: Lakewood Drive & E 13th Avenue

Main Street Station Farmers Market
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Every Wednesday: June 5, 2019 – October 2, 2019
Location: 1100 Block Station Street along Thornton Park across from the VIA Rail Station and near the Main St Skytrain Station

Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Every Sunday:  May 26, 2019 – October 27, 2019
Location: Guelph Street between 7th & 8th Avenues (on the paved play area between Mt. Pleasant Elementary and Guelph Park/Dude Chilling Park)

Riley Park Farmers Market
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Every Saturday: All Year Round
Location: 30th Avenue and Ontario Street

Italian Market
4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Friday, June 14, 2019 (1 Day Only)
Location: Italian Cultural Centre – 3075 Slocan Street

What’s On East Van: April 26th Edition

26 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.

Out Again At The Inn – Havana Theatre – April 26th & 27th

This Friday and Saturday, Havana Theatre plays host to an original comedy Out Again At The Inn.  Mary and Marie run a busy bed and breakfast with a bit of help from an always high neighbor. Mary and Marie host a jam making contest and their least favourite guests come to say.  It’s a recipe for things going wrong.  Catch the production Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $20 and available online through Showpass.

The Annual Animation Show of Shows – Rio Theatre April 26th & 28th

If you love animation, the Rio Theatre plays host to the Animation Show of Shows.  It will feature 15 thought-provoking, poignant, and very funny animated shorts from around the world. Films are being shown Friday night  at 6:15 pm and Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm. For tickets, visit Rio Theatre.

Family Yoga – Trout Lake Community Centre – April 27th

Trout Lake Community Centre is hosting Family Yoga this Saturday with live music from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Cost is $1.

Trev Deeley’s For The Animals – April 27th

If you love animals, you will want to stop by the Second Annual Trev Deeley Day For Animals happening this Saturday at the Trev Deeley dealership located at 1875 Boundary Road.  It’s a great opportunity to learn more about many of the local rescue organizations doing great work in the community. Event happens between 11:00  am to 3:00 pm.

The Vancouver Market – Wise Hall – April 27th

The Vancouver Market is back at the Wise Hall this Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Stop by and find vintage by Calico Vintage, handmade jewellery by the Burning Circle, cool handmade bags by Estylo and if you have been eyeing macramé plant holders, Four Knots will be on hand with a selection. Stop by the Wise, 1882 Adanac Street to see all that will be on hand.

Earth Day – Everett Crowley Park – April 27th 

Volunteers gather every year to plant trees in Everett Crowley Park in SE Vancouver. Everett Crowley Park is a 38-hectare large forested park and if you don’t know, was once a garbage dump. It is now Vancouver’s 5th largest park.  This Saturday you are invited to help plant one of a 1,000 trees from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will also be face painting for the kids and the opportunity to make your own chia pet courtesy of the folks at River District.

Hop Circuit – Yeast Van – April 28th

Hop Circuit returns to Yeast Van this Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 17 local craft breweries and distillers will open their doors for tours and tastings.  Our fav spot for a tour is Odd Society Spirits, but they are all worthy.

Vancouver Pet-Sitting Swap – Trout Lake – April 28th

A pet sitting swap is happening this Sunday at Trout Lake Dog Beach between 3:00 and 5:00 pm.  If you have a pet and need some help sitting, organizers are connecting you with other pet owners nearby or wannabe pet owners. This is a free event, but registration is required via Eventbrite.

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

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