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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.

Made In The 604 At The Heritage Hall October 24th

17 Oct

Made In The 604 is back at the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, with a Pop Up Market for the first time in almost 2 years. Sunday, October 24th the Heritage Hall is transformed again into a space that showcases handmade items produced by local makers, creatives and the small business community. The event gets under way at 11:00 am and all Covid protocols will be in place including vaccine passports and masking to keep things safe for everyone. Admission is by donation. There are not quite as many of these markets this year as in past years, but it a great opportunity to get a jump on your Christmas shopping.

Loafridge Looking For Transportation Volunteers

16 Oct

Loafridge, a local community group, is on the hunt for transportation volunteers that are able to commit to regularly scheduled pick ups. If you aren’t familiar with Loafridge, this is a great community organization that co-ordinates a community fridge and pantry pilot project located in Hastings Sunrise. Loafridge allows people to leave what they can and others to take what they need. They are currently in need of volunteers that can transport donations and help stock the fridge. If you are in a position to donate, you can find the Loafridge at 2297 East Hastings Street. If you are interested in learning more, you can visit them online at Loaf Fridge. If you have questions, you can also email them directly at localopenaccessfridge@gmail.com, or give them a follow on Instagram.

Farm To Table – A New Kind Of Dinner Theatre Coming To The Cultch

9 Oct

The Cultch invites you to join them for a truly unique interactive experience. Farm To Table comes to their stage and your kitchen November 17 to 21, 2021.  Think of it as a Zoom cooking lesson with some drama and a whole lot of laughs. The added bonus is that you can cook along with the show.

Farm to Table is a new kind of dinner theatre in which Nadine, a struggling restauranteur has broken up with her boyfriend, closed her restaurant and moved-in with her mother.  Things are going smashing as you can tell. In an attempt to get back on her feet, she’s pivoted her passion for making delicious food into creating an online cooking show.   This is where the fun begins.

The Cultch has partnered with FreshPrep which ticket gets you the Chef’s Kiss Package delivered to your door so you can cook along with the show. Of course, if you prefer, you can buy your own groceries to cook, or just watch the fun unfold via Zoom.  Prices start at $29 for a solo ticket show and up to $69 for the Chef’s Kiss Package which, of course, includes your ticket for Farm To Table.  To purchase your ticket, visit The Cultch.

23rd Annual Improv Festival Returns To The Cultch October 12-17

3 Oct

The Cultch invites you to join them for the 23rd Annual Improv Festival being held October 12-17, 2021. You can choose from in-person or online programming during this year’s festival. The event features a line up of local talent including Mind Of A Snail, Hip.Bang, Fistful of Kicks, Brunch Comedy and Blood Feud. For those of you that wish to dabble in improv yourself, you are in luck. They will be hosting public improv workshops which will be open to all experience levels. To check out the full line up at The Cultch or Vancouver Improv Fest.

Pop Up Vaccine Clinic – VCC Broadway Campus September 28, 2021

27 Sep

Vancouver Coastal Health is hosting a Vaccine Pop-Up Clinic Tuesday, September 28th at the Vancouver Community College Broadway Campus 1120 East 7th Avenue from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. If you are attending, you can access the Pop-Up Clinic from East 7th Avenue and Glen Drive – Building B.

Dose 1: All people aged 12 years +

Dose 2: People vaccinated at least 28 days ago

Students, staff and public welcome.

East Van’s Housewives of Hip Hop Holding Audition For New Members

26 Sep

Are you familiar with East Van’s Housewives of Hip Hop? If not, you should check out these super charged women who love to dance and have fun. In case you haven’t heard of them, the ‘Housewives’ have become quite the sensation on Tik Tok. For a bit of history, 6 years ago some moms were dropping their kids off at Boogaloo Academy for a dance class. The ladies decided the kids were having all the fun and they wanted in on some of that. Soon after, the owner of Boogaloo Academy, Jheric Hizon, taught them some hip hop moves which they then performed at a studio year end dance and that’s where the journey took off.  In 2018, they entered some dance competitions in the “adult street dance” category and next thing you know, the ladies won 2 silver medals and invites to perform at the WestCoast Women’s Show and the Victoria Women’s Show.

Now YOU have the opportunity to get in on all the fun! The Housewives of Hip Hop are holding an audition to add new members to their team. If you love to dance, have fun and have an affinity for old school hip hop and everything in between, you are almost certainly in, or well we’d say you have a good running start. To audition, mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 19th at Boogaloo Academy, #101 – 8410 Ontario Street. Auditions will be held in person between 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm. The Housewives have some requirements for their members which we’ve set out below. Aspiring Housewives, please give a read.

All “House” Wives of Hip Hop must:

  1. Prefer dancing to house work.  
  2. Be open to proudly wear spandex and leg warmers.  
  3. Be 35+ and believe that women age like fine wine.  
  4. Enjoy a kitchen dance party. No professional dance training required.  
  5. Commit to one day a week of dance and laughter until June 2022. 
  6. Commit to participating in competitions and shake it like everyone is watching.  
  7. Have a sense of humour and especially be able to laugh at oneself. 
  8. Have a flexible and open mind  ready to learn and dance to a wide range of music and styles. Flexible body not required. 
  9. Be a team player cause teamwork without team is just work and who wants that.
  10. Honour our bodies and work through aches, pains and ice packs together.
  11. Hold a valid passport (the vaccine one of course!).

You can check out some of their past clips on TikTok or give them a follow on Instagram @thehousewivesofhophop to see more.

Photos & Video: Courtesy of The Housewives Of Hip Hop

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

New Murals In River District

4 Sep

Although the Vancouver Mural Festival has officially finished for the year, what remains are the stunning murals around the City. We have featured many of the murals in Mount Pleasant, but this time we took a wander through the new murals in River District. You will find these murals behind the Town Centre in River District near the apiary. Yes, there is a space dedicated for beehives and the honey is available for sale in the River District Presentation Centre. For those driving to the area to view the murals, there is parking at River District’s Presentation Centre from which you can walk by the river’s edge to get to the murals. There is also parking further East of the murals turn on Sawmill Crescent from Marine Drive and you will find a parking lot. For transit users, there is limited transit to the area, but there is a 31 River District Shuttle Bus that travels between South Burnaby and SE Vancouver. If you get hungry, there are usually a couple of food trucks situated in River District’s Town Centre. We’ve included a sampling of some of the murals displayed. Information on the artist is posted with each mural. We invite you to head down for a meander by the Fraser River. It’s a nice way to spend a leisurely afternoon.

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