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Make It! At The PNE Forum December 12 -16, 2018

12 Dec

MakeIt!2018One of the biggest maker markets Make It! happens starting today and runs through to this Sunday, December 16th at the PNE Forum.  There is a whole lot of talent packed under one roof with over 215 makers in attendance.  Over the 5 days of Make It! you are bound to cross a whole lot of people off your gift giving list.  You can expect to find clothing, accessories, home décor, gourmet foods, items for kids and babies, art and much more. Did we mention a beer garden in case you get thirsty as well as food trucks on hand for sustenance.  Make It! kicks off this evening at 5:00 pm till 9:00 pm with drinks to toast their 10 year anniversary and continues through to Sunday. Admission is $8.00, kids 12 and under are free.

Nicole Alivojvodic Review The Little Dickens On Now At The Cultch Until December 24th

10 Dec

LittleDickensBack again this holiday season is The Cultch exclusive hit Little Dickens. Award winning puppeteer Ronnie Burkett brings the classic tale of A Christmas Carol to life with the quirky and beloved characters of the Daisy Theatre. Before you assume that this is a show for kids, be warned that it most certainly is not! Little Dickens is a raucous, adults-only holiday treat, combining a mastery of marionette puppetry, playful songs, and improvisation. The far from traditional characters mixed in with raunchy commentary and audience participation make for a unique and riotous night at the theatre.

The story follows faded Daisy diva, Esmé Massengill, in the role of miserly, drunken, bitter Esmé Scrooge as she encounters Dickens’ familiar characters (with a twist) on her journey to redemption. Burkett wonderfully captures the different voices of dozens of characters in this one-man show and earned a standing ovation on opening night! This showbiz version of the Dickens classic is performed exclusively for Cultch audiences so make sure you see it while it’s on.

Little Dickens is on now until December 24th. Get your tickets at The Cultch.

By Contributing Writer Nicole Alivojvodic

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy December 8 & 9 At The Heritage Hall

5 Dec

ShinyFuzzyMuddy2018This weekend you are invited to check out Shiny Fuzzy Muddy happening at the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street (at 15th Avenue).  This is curated collection of fine art and design. Shiny Fuzzy Muddy is now in its 16th and is brought to you by artists, Kari Woo, Janna Hurtzig, Arleigh Wood and Frances Dickinson.  The event features some of Western Canada’s brightest talent.  This weekend’s event is a Holiday Showcase which will feature a host of talented designers including Adhesif Clothing, Daub & Design, Winterluxe Recycled Cashmere, Biaca Barr Designs, Flight Path Designs, Claudia Szhulz Hats and a personal favourite Kari Woo Contemporary Art Jewellery. Admission is $4.00 at the door. Stop by Saturday or Sunday between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm.

June Hunter Studio Sale November 30th – December 2nd

28 Nov

JuneHunterHolidayStudioSale2018East Van artist, June Hunter, is hosting her Holiday Studio Sale this weekend. if you aren’t familiar with her work already, nature features prominently in June’s work especially crows. June has been busy working on new designs and was recently featured on CBC Radio about her fondness for crows and what she calls crow therapy.  Which really in a nutshell is taking a break in nature and taking a moment to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us each and every day.  Crows are,  of course, an ever present sight in East Vancouver, so they are part of our ongoing scenery.   June has again this year put together a City Crows Calendar which was mentioned in her interview on CBC Radio. Thus, they are now flying off the shelves, literally.  So if you wish to grab one, best stop by this weekend, or visit her online shop which is open 24/7.

At this weekend’s Holiday Studio Sale, you can also expect to find a host of beautiful items including jewellery, throw cushions, totes, small prints, iPad covers, large scale wall art, tiles and much more. We always hope her rescue dog Geordie will be on hand to greet you. He rarely disappoints us.  June Hunter’s studio is located at 2785 Parker Street (one block west of Renfrew – between Hastings St. and First Avenue). The Studio Sale takes place Friday, November 30th  from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturday, December 1st and Sunday, December 2nd from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

If you are not able to attend this weekend’s Holiday Studio Sale, we invite you check out her online shop which is open 24/7.  You can also find some of June’s pieces at Doctor Vigari Gallery, 1816 Commercial Drive and Bird on A Wire Creations, 2535 Main Street in East Van as well as the Vancouver Art Gallery store downtown.

Purebread In Mount Pleasant – Carb Heaven

27 Nov

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We’ve heard the hype about Purebread. We didn’t experience it though until recently when we ventured to their new Mount Pleasant location. If you are unfamiliar with the name, this business hails from Whistler and has a loyal and dedicated following.  They did open a location in Gastown a couple of years ago, but this year opened a location in Mount Pleasant at 5 East 5th Avenue.  It’s been on our radar to check out and we are so glad we did. We decided this was our spot to fuel up before taking on The Eastside Culture Crawl for the day. On entering Purebread, we saw the long line up of people happily waiting. No disgruntled people here.  Most in line oogling all the items before them, it seemed to have a calming effect on everyone. For a first timer, it was a little daunting making a selection amongst a long line of people, but it seems the staff is used to those overwhelmed by the sheer number of options.  Staff are quite understanding yet still adept at keeping the line moving. Having said that, if you aren’t quick, you could miss out on that one last item of whatever it is you are eyeing, but once that one item disappears, the good thing is something equally delicious will quickly take its place. Some of the rotating items on offer include a selection of house-baked breads, rustic baguettes, ciabatta as well as breakfast items bacon and egg brioche, zucchini bacon and cheese muffins, almond croissants, scones, coconut macaroons. Their sweets are every bit as drool worthy and include flourless brownies, meringues, macaroons, cookies the side of your hand, carrot cake, salted caramel bars and so much more.   We sampled a couple of items and of course took some home.  Nothing was a disappointment. The flourless brownie though a clear stand out.  Whether you are eating in or doing take-out, this is a great spot. Many portions are large and easily divided up for sharing/tasting.  Purebread is pure carb heaven.  If you haven’t already made your way over, we recommend you make the trip to 5 East 5th Avenue.

Photo Credit: Purebread

This Duet That We’ve Already Done (so many times) At The Cultch November 27 to December 1st

21 Nov

ThisDanceYou are invited to an intriguing dance performance This Duet That We’ve Already Done (so many times).   Think an iPad for music, speakers, projector, a chair, a few pairs of shoes, whisky, water and glasses.  Frédérick Gravel, whose talent and audacity cross borders, joins the fierce and fiery Brianna Lombardo in an intimate and electrifying show. At the controls of an exhilarating playlist, the multidisciplinary artist is spreading his rock vision of the inexhaustible theme of love. They look at each other, play, dance for each other, creating a tableau in which movement portrays the poetry of everyday life. For tickets to this breathtaking production, visit The Cultch.

“Their union is fragile and outrageous, expressing with clarity the rage and
flames
of passion. Both sweet and rugged, this show is intensely beautiful”

—Toute La Culture (Paris)

The Fictionals Celebrate 8 Years Of Improv Comedy At The Rio Theatre November 21st

14 Nov

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According to Daniel Chai, co-creator of The Fictionals and host of Improv Against Humanity, their 8th Anniversary Celebration is going to be an epic night. Daniel tells us “The Fictionals are so lucky to have some of the best audiences who come and laugh with us at every show we do. And of course we want to welcome those who are new to Improv Against Humanity to join the fun!” and “Like any fun birthday party, we want to celebrate with all of our friends, which means the comedy fans of Vancouver.” 

Their epic 8th anniversary celebration happens November 21st at the Rio Theatre. On hand will be a special guest comedian, Cameron Macleod from The Hero Show and JFL Northwest.  The show will also crown the newest Most Horrible Person in Vancouver with YOU the audience choosing the winner.   To join in the fun, you can grab your tickets in advance for $12 from the Rio Theatre, or you can grab them for $14 at the door.

Photo Credit: Zemekiss Photography

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