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The Parade of Lost Souls Hosts An Intergalactic Disco October 29, 2022

17 Oct

The much loved Parade of Lost Souls is back for another with an Intergalactic Disco which takes place on Saturday, October 29th. 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 the well attended parade and much loved Thriller Flash Mob.

Everyone is invited to participate in the Parade of Lost Souls on Saturday, October 29th which procession will be led by The Carnival Band. The band 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. For those interested in buying or making a costume, you may wish to check out the Open Houses being hosted on October 21st and October 28th from 4:00 – 6:00 pm which is all about costumes. You can find more information on their Facebook page.

For those familiar with the event, you may know there is usually a Lost Souls After Party which is set to get under way at the Wise Hall at 10:00 pm to 1:00 am. Tickets are $40 and available online.

As always, The Dusty Flowerpot is open to volunteers assisting and performers and artists participating. Each year, organizers host a series of workshops which are currently running throughout the month of October. To learn more visit The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret.

46th Annual Powell Street Festival July 30 & 31

14 Jul

You are invited to come celebrate Japanese Canadian art and culture at the 46th Annual Powell Street Festival happening July 30th and 31st.  Festivities will take place in Oppenheimer Park and Paueru Gai (the Powell Street area) from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm. There will be 3 stages set up showcasing contemporary and traditional artists, community food vendors and crafters offering Japanese delights and designs. You can expect to catch live performances by violinist-extremist Kytami & Phonik Ops, stirring Butoh by Kokoro Dance set to the sublimely edgy music of jo passed, an exhilarating combination of Onibana Taiko with vocals from opera singer Teiya Kasahara, Hiromoto Ida’s ICHIGO-ICHIEH NEW THEATRE solo show Homecoming 2020 and much more.  To learn more about all the events taking place during the 46th Annual Powell Street, visit them online at Powell Street Festival.

First Saturday Open Studios Saturday July 2nd

28 Jun

First Saturday Open Studios is a monthly artist-run event in which artists in Vancouver and North Vancouver open their studios to the public. It is a great opportunity to speak to artists directly, ask questions about their work, learn techniques, see work in progress and, of course, buy artwork directly from the artist. The next First Saturday event is this Saturday, July 2nd from 12:00 to 5:00 pm.   To see a list of all the artists that will be open, we invite you to visit Next Open Studios.

Photo Credit: First Saturday Open Studios

The Comic Strippers Return To The York Theatre September 9th

18 Jun

If you are looking for some light hearted fun, then you are in luck. The Comic Strippers return to the York Theatre September 9th for another night of laughs. This is a 19+ show featuring a fictitious group of male strippers played by a cast of improvisational comedians.   They sing, dance and gyrate and aim to be sexy, but ending up being funny. They are semi undressed and completely unscripted which makes each show unique as they banter with the crowd during each performance.   To purchase your tickets for a fun night out, visit The Cultch.   

Here’s what others are saying about The Comic Strippers:

“Extremely Funny!”
UK FRINGE REVIEW

“The show is suitable for both men and women. An entertaining ride where anything goes.”
RIP IT UP MAGAZINE

“One of the most hilarious shows I’ve ever seen.”
VANCOUVER SUN

Collingwood Community Policing Centre Hosts Movies In The Park This Summer

17 Jun

Collingwood Community Policing Centre is back to hosting outdoor movies in various parks in East Vancouver this summer.   Movies kick off at dusk, but are postponed in the event of rain.  We haven’t seen a schedule of the movies posted yet, but will update that information here.  For now, we’ve set out the date and which parks the movies will be shown in.

  • Gaston Park – Friday, June 17
  • North China Creek Park – Friday, June 24
  • Slocan Park – Saturday, July 2
  • Trout Lake – Friday, July 8
  • Collingwood Park – Friday, July 15
  • Kingsgate Mall – Saturday, July 16
  • Gaston Park – Friday, July 22
  • Kensington Park – Friday, July 29
  • Robson Park – Friday, August 5
  • Riverfront Park – Saturday, August 13
  • Brewers Park – Friday, August 19
  • Killarney Park – Saturday, August 20
  • Grandview Park – Friday, August 26

DAUB Warehouse Sale June 17 & 18, 2022

8 Jun

DAUB, a local handmade, small-batch activewear and wardrobe basics clothing company, hosts its second in-person warehouse sale ever. They will be offering 20 – 75% off on beautiful designs Friday, June 17th and Saturday, June 18th at 1282 Franklin Street, Vancouver, BC.

At the DAUB Warehouse Sale, you’ll find leggings, tank tops, sports bras, cozy bamboo sweatshirts and sweatpants, tee-shirts and jackets perfect for yoga.  DAUB clothing is made in Canada clothing with a focus on quality one-of-a-kind pieces. Since its beginnings in 2010, many items have been hand-dyed in the Vancouver studios and locally made. DAUB is designed to inspire confidence, comfort and movement.  For the early birds, you will be able to find samples starting from $10.

The DAUB Warehouse Sale runs Friday, June 17th from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturday, June 18th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at 1282 Franklin Street (at Clarke Drive – north of Hastings before Powell).  To learn more and check out all their designs, visit them at DAUB.

Greek Summerfest on Boundary July 7-10 and July 14-17, 2022

7 Jun

Greek Summerfest on Boundary is back for its 36th year.   If you haven’t checked this event out, it is a true culinary experience you don’t want to miss.   Along with great food, there is lots of great entertainment by local performers.  Food includes souvlaki, BBQ lamb, spanakopita the ever delicious Greek donuts (loukoumades) one must try.   Greek Summerfest on Boundary takes place at 4541 Boundary Road at 29th Avenue, close to Moscrop Avenue on the Burnaby side.   This year we hear there is also a To Go option for food. To learn more, visit them online at Vancouver Greek Summerfest.

Photo Credit: Greek Summerfest on Boundary

Ebb & Flow Exhibition At The George Gallery

11 May

Local artist Julia di Sano is currently exhibiting her art work at The George Gallery, 1502 East Hastings Street.  Julia is a contemporary fine artist based in New Westminster who primarily works in acrylic and mixed media. We’ve been following Julia’s work for some time now.  Her work is inspired by nature and in particular the seascapes in the Pacific Northwest. Julia captures the ever changing ebb and flow of tide and rolling clouds. If you would like to check out her work for yourself, visit the George Gallery until May 29th, or visit her online.

Artisan Pottery & Bake Sale at Trout Lake Community Centre May 7th

4 May

It will be a busy weekend at John Hendry Park and Trout Lake Community Centre this weekend. The Trout Lake Farmers Market hosted by Vancouver Farmers Market is officially back for the season on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  This Saturday, May 7th, the Trout Lake Pottery Club is also hosting an Artisan Pottery & Bake Sale from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Lots of opportunity to support your local community and pick up something special for mom.

Got Craft At The Croatian Cultural Centre May 7 & 8, 2022

21 Apr

Got Craft celebrates its 15th year in Vancouver as one of BC’s largest curated markets featuring makers, designers and small shops.   They will be hosting their next event Saturday May 7th and Sunday May 8th at the Croatian Cultural Centre from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The event is just in time for Mother’s Day and features 80 independent makers and small business.  

What can you expect to find at Got Craft?  Some of the goods you can find include ceramics, clothing, bath + body goods, jewelry, food + beverage, homewares, greeting cards, art along with a mini maker area with kidpreneurs aged 5-13 years old.    You can also expect food carts to be on site if get hungry while shopping.   Advance tickets are available online for $5 which also gets you an opportunity to win a handmade prize pack.   Kids 12 and under are free.  To learn more about all the vendors on hand, or to grab your advance ticket(s), visit Got Craft.

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