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What’s On East Van: October 25th Edition

25 Oct

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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 Rocky Horror Picture Show With The Geekenders – Rio – October 25 & 27 

If you need your fix of the Rocky Horror Picture Show and want to do the time warp, you are in luck!  The Rio Theatre has a whole lot of options coming up starting with a late showing this Friday night at 11: 30 pm.  Note advance tickets are sold out, but we understand some tickets will be available at the door. But if you miss Friday’s showing, it happens again Sunday night at 10:00 pm.

Free Teen Swim (Grades 8-12) – Templeton Park Pool – October 25

If you know teens in Grades 8-12 who love to swim or just play in the water, Templeton Park Pool is hosting a free swim Friday night which includes pumpkins in the water, relay games and prizes.  Fun happens between 8:00 pm and 9:30 pm.

All Hallow’s Eve Costume Party – Strange Fellows Brewing – October 25

Want to ease into the Halloween fun, Strange Fellows Brewing, 1345 Clark Drive, is hosting an All Hallow’s Eve Costume Party this Friday.  DJ Alex will be spinning tunes, plus there will be a costume contest along with musical chairs, prizes and of course a special cask – Blackmail Stout with Chipotle.

Halloween Party – Libra Room – October 26

Looking to get decked out in your best Halloween costume?  The Libra Room, 1608 Commercial Drive, is hosting a Halloween party this Saturday night.  There will be a live DJ and prizes and best costume wins $250 cash prize. Nothing to sneeze at.

All Souls Night – Mountain View Cemetery – October 26

The 15th Annual All Souls Night begins this Saturday, October 26th at Mountainview Cemetery. This is an opportunity to commemorate those we’ve lost with personal memorial making, music and art.  This is a free family friendly event. Everyone is welcome to participate. Event happens rain or shine between 6:30 and 10:00 pm this Saturday.

Halloween House of Horrors – SE Vancouver – October 25, 26 & 27

If you are looking to get a head start into the Halloween spirit or maybe get your own decorating ideas, you are invited to take a wander through the Halloween House of Horrors at 2270 Skipper Lane in SE Vancouver. The hours are Friday and Saturday from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm and Sunday is an All Day Family Funday. Admission is by donation to the Vancouver Food Bank either cash or non-perishable food item.

Volunteers Needed  – Templeton Welcome Garden – October 26

Don’t have a garden of your own and want to get your hands dirty? Hastings Community Centre is looking for volunteers to help revitalize the Welcome Community Garden in front of Templeton Park Pool this Saturday.  You are invited to come meet other local residents while planting some indigenous plants. Coffee and tools supplied. You just need to bring yourself and a reusable coffee mug.  Gardening happens between 10:00 am and Noon.

The Best of Fringe – REPLAY – Havana Theatre – October 25 & 26

If you missed the Fringe this year, this is your last weekend to catch REPLAY, some of the best shows from the Fringe at Havana Theatre this Friday and Saturday.   To see which production is playing on which day/evening, visit Havana Vancouver which also takes to Showpass if you wish to purchase tickets.

Fright Nights – Playland – This Weekend

Fright Nights is on now almost nightly until October 31st at Playland. If you love being scared out of your wits, this if for you.

Comedy, Music & Entertainment & More 

Do you love cartoons? Miss those Saturday morning cartoons you used to watch as a kid. Do you know Storm Crow Tavern offers cartoons Saturday morning from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm whilst you enjoy breakfast/brunch?

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 and support local? Be sure to check out one of the farmer markets happening this weekend. Saturday It’s ONLY one market.  Trout Lake is done for the season, so it’s Riley Park Farmers Market at 30th & Ontario from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and/or Sunday, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is at Dude Chilling Park from 10:00 am to 2:00 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

The Halloween House Of Horrors In SE Vancouver

22 Oct

We find it amazing how there are very cool things happening just under our noses. One we learnt about last year is the Halloween House of Horrors that literally happens within walking distance from where ILiveInEastVan is based.  A Vancouver couple, Shawn and Trina Rundgren, married on Halloween in 2016.  They celebrate their anniversary a little different than most folks though. They started celebrating their anniversary with small Halloween themed family celebrations. With their love of Halloween, the event grew over the years to a haunted house decked out with actors and a few other surprises.  Everyone is invited to come share in the celebration.  In lieu of charging for admission, the couple raises funds and food for the Vancouver Food Bank.  If you want to share in the Halloween fun, bring your donation of cash/food to 2270 Skipper Place which is located in SE Vancouver below Marine Drive (between Victoria Drive and Elliott Street).  The Vancouver House of Horrors will be operating on the following days:

Friday, October 25th
Frightful Friday
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Saturday, October 26th
Scary Saturday
6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Sunday, October 27th
Family Funday Sunday
ALL Day

Thursday, October 31st
Halloween Night

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm 

As this is a residential neighbourhood with many young families, please be mindful of those that live in the area if driving through the area. There are limited sidewalks.  There is free parking on East Kent Avenue North between Elliott and Portside other than a short hill, it is easy walking distance to the event.  Lastly, please respect the hours they have posted.  And most importantly, have fun!   To learn more, you can check them out on Instagram @VancouverHorrorHouse.

Day Of The Dead Tequila + Mezcal Tasting At Everything Wine October 31st

16 Oct

DayOfTheDeadIf you are looking for something very adult to do this Halloween we’ve got one idea for you. Everything Wine Vancouver, located in the new River District Town Centre in SE Vancouver, is hosting a Day of The Dead Tequila and Mezcal Tasting on Thursday, October 31st.  This is your chance to learn about the history of these two spirits and the process of these iconic spirits and traditions from Mexico. If you didn’t already know mezcal is made from the heart of the agave plant. We hear it’s been pretty much made the same way for the last 200 years.  We expect his to be another fun informative class in a great space in store.  Cost for the tasting class is $35 and it begins at 6:30 pm.  To grab your ticket(s), visit Everything Wine Vancouver.

What’s On East Van: October 26th Edition

26 Oct

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some 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.

Makers Market – Ellis Building – October 26th

In case you missed it, the Eastside Flea moved from The Ellis Building to Eastside Studios at 550 Malkin Avenue which means it left a great space for markets at the Ellis Building.  So a Makers Market is now hosting what appears to be monthly markets on Friday nights.  There official launch is this Friday, October 26th and there’s a line of local handmade small batch goods. We see our friends at Sriracha Revolver will be there. This is a family friendly event that happens from 5:00 to 10:00 pm. Admission is free.

Trick Or Treat On Hastings Sunrise – October 27th

This Saturday you are invited to Trick or Treat on Hastings Street between 12:00 and 3:00 pm.  Visit businesses along the East Hastings strip with your costume and receive a treat (or a trick!).

All Souls Night – Mountain View Cemetery – October 27th

All Souls Night is an opportunity to commemorate the dead.  You are invited to tea and memory making at Mountain View Cemetery between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm this Saturday evening. Light a candle for someone you’ve lost.

Drive-In Movies – River District – October 27th

River District in SE Vancouver is hosting their last weekend of free drive-in movies.  This weekend they are showing Frankenweenie at 7:30 pm followed by It at 9:30 pm. For tickets visit, Picatic.com.

Book Launch & Signing – The Plant-Based Foodie Cookbook – October 27th

Brad Hill creator of a series of Foodie cookbooks will be on hand to launch his newest cookbook The Plant-Based Foodie Cookbook at Riley Park Farmers Market this Saturday. He will be on hand from Noon – 2:00 pm along with delish plant based eats.

Parade Of Lost Souls – To Be Announced – October 27th

The iconic East Van event the Parade of Lost Souls happens this Saturday night. This all ages community event celebrates the Day of The Dead and features a roving parade, live music, art installations, dance performances including flash mobs all of which happens from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Following the parade there is the After Party which this year happens at The Wise Hall. For more details, visit their website Parade of Lost Souls. Great opportunity to try out that scary make up/costume. If you wish to be in the parade meet at the Britannia Library at 7:00 pm.

Hastings Sunrise Pumpkin Patch – Hastings Elementary School – October 28th

You are invited to check out the 3rd Annual Hastings Sunrise Pumpkin Patch Festiva at Hastings Elementary School. Choose a pumpkin for your Jack-O-Lantern, share some food, enjoy a live bluegrass band, and take part in fall-themed festivities and decorations from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm . Costumes encouraged. Pumpkins are by donation.

Pumpkin Carving – Strange Fellows Brewing – October 28th

Strange Fellows Brewing, 1345 Clark Drive, invites you to come down Sunday afternoon to do some pumpkin carving between 2:00 – 5:00 pm. Everything is supplied including the pumpkins. All by donation with proceeds to go the Vancouver Food Bank.

Beetlejuice – Rio Theatre – October 28th

Now THIS is a movie to watch on the big screen.  The Rio Theatre will be showing Beetlejuice Sunday at 5:30 pm and being rain is expected might be a perfect Sunday afternoon thing to do.  Tickets $12, we suggest getting advance tickets.

 Japan Food Fair – Vancouver Buddhist Temple – October 28th

If you love Japanese food (and who doesn’t really), you may wish to make your way down to the Vancouver Buddhist Temple this Sunday, October 28th. They will be hosting a Japan Food Fair and Fall Bazaar from Noon to 2:00 pm. Lots of great eats and great prices. Happens at 220 Jackson Avenue in Strathcona.

Comedy, Entertainment & Live Music

If it’s live music you are after, the Libra Room on The Drive has a regular line up of music. Tangent Café hosts live jazz Sunday nights  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Saturday, Pat’s Pub has live jazz Saturday afternoons from 3-7 pm, no cover.

This weekend there is only one Farmers Market this Saturday. That is Riley Park (10 am – 2 pm). Trout Lake is now closed for the season, but Hastings Park Farmers Market kicks off NEXT weekend, November 4th. To see more of what’s on in East Vancouver, check our Event Listing.

Image Credit: June Hunter

What’s On East Van: October 27, 2017

27 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 futures events for the month and beyond.

Parade of Lost Souls – East Van – October 28, 2017

This iconic East Van produced by the Dusty Flowerpot happens Saturday night and will feature costumes, live music, Thriller Flash Mob, parade of lost souls of course. This year’s theme Alter Ego. Costumes are highly encouraged.  This is an all ages event with an after party at the Legion for the adults, if not sold out, which it generally is right before the event.

Halloween Drive-In Movies – River District – October 28 & 29, 2017

Wesgroup Properties and Fresh Air Cinemas brings you double feature drive-in movies to SE Vancouver along the Fraser River (Boundary Road and SE Marine Drive). Saturday, October 28th they will be starting off the evening with a showing of Casper followed by The Shining.  There will be a second round of movies Sunday, October 29th (rescheduled for the rained out event October 21st) with starts off with ET and is followed by Friday the 13th.  Perfect shows for Halloween weekend.  Cost if $20 per carload for 1 movie, $30 per carload for double feature.

Tango Lessons – Italian Cultural Centre – October 27, 2017

This Friday is your last chance to try a tango lesson at the Italian Cultural Centre. Drop is $20 and class runs from 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Night For All Souls – Mountain View Cemetery – October 28, 2017 

The 13th Annual All Souls Night happens this Saturday from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm at Mountain View Cemetery, 5455 Fraser Street.  The event creates a sanctuary for remembrance and reflection. You are encouraged to bring a lantern and candles as well as photos if you wish to create a memorial for a loved one in a gentle atmosphere of contemplative beauty. The event takes place rain or shine.  To learn more about All Souls Night and events that continue to November 1st visit a Night For All Souls.

2nd Annual Fall Harvest – Croatian Cultural Centre – October 28, 2017

Elemental Trends is hosting an artisan market this Saturday at the Croatian Cultural Centre from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Lots of great local vendors on hand. So if you are doing early Christmas shopping or trying to find that perfect birthday gift for someone, this would be a great spot to check out.

The Artisan’s Event – Heritage Hall – October 29, 2017

Another great opportunity to shop local is this Sunday at the Heritage Hall. The Artisan’s Event happens from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.

David Myles – Wise Hall – October 29, 2017 

David Myles will be performing at the Wise Hall this Saturday bringing his soulful yet contemporary sound along with jazzy folk ditties and some infectious hip-hop. For tickets, which are a very reasonable $25, visit Ticket Zone.

Dream Horror Live Haunted House – Casa Verde – To October 31, 2017 

We’ve learnt that off a quiet little street in East Van in Cedar Cottage, there is a haunted house which features 21 live actors, trap rooms and crawl spaces, clowns and creepy dolls.  One of the organizers, Mikayla Sorensen, states it’s what nightmares are made of.  Entry is $10 at the door the fun starts each evening at 7:30 pm. For more info, visit Daily Hive.

Entertainment, Comedy + Live Theatre 

Are you a fan of the Rocky Horror Picture Show?  This weekend is your chance to catch it at the Rio Theatre with other fans. It’s a triple threat this weekend with showings of the movie Friday at 11:30 pm, Saturday at 11:45 and Sunday night at 10:00 pm.   Prefer something a little lighter, Beetlejuice is showing Friday at 6:30 pm. If you are looking for Halloween events, check out our feature Halloween Events In East Van.  To see more of what’s on, check our Events Listing.

Image Credit: June Hunter

Halloween Events In East Vancouver

24 Oct

HalloweenPumpkin&LanternIf you are looking for something to do for Halloween, there are no lack of events this year. We have set out a sampling of some of the events happening in East Van.  If you plan on staying in this Halloween and catching up on a scary flick or two,  we recommend stopping into Black Dog Video on Commercial Drive to stock up.   If you want to go out and play, here’s What’s On: 

Parade of Lost Souls. This popular East Van tradition is back on Saturday, October 28th. This year’s theme is Alter Ego. The exact location of the event will be announced at midnight on October 28th on the Dusty Flowerpot website. As in past years, you can expect a parade of wild costumes, giant puppets, live music by East Van’s own Carnival Band among others, a Thriller Flash Mob and performance art created by local community members. The event features the Parade of Lost Souls which takes place near the ‘to be announced location in East Vancouver from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. This event is free and for all ages. Costumes are encouraged. For those wishing to carry on after the parade, there is an After Party at The Legion on Commercial Drive from 9:30 pm until 2:00 am.

Fright Nights. Playland is hosting 8 haunted houses including a new Keepers Doll Factory, 20 rides (5 more than last year we hear).  Fright Nights is on October 6th to October 31st (enter E. Hastings & Windermere). Tickets are available online at FrightNights.ca and can be purchased for a specific night.

Rio Theatre. The Rio has you covered leading up to Halloween. They kick things off on Friday night with Beetlejuice followed by Bram Stoker’s Dracula and The Rocky Horror Picture Show rounding out the evening.   They’ve got you covered all weekend long two more showings of The Horror Picture Show on the Saturday and Sunday nights.  Plus Sunday a showing of Poltergeist and The Ghostbusters.

Halloween-Drive In Movie: Wesgroup Property and Fresh Air Cinemas brings you double feature drive-in movies to SE Vancouver along the Fraser River (Boundary Road and SE Marine Drive). Saturday, October 28th they will be starting off the evening with a showing of Casper followed by The Shining.  There will be a second round of movies Sunday, October 29th (rescheduled for the rained out event October 21st) with starts off with ET and is followed by Friday the 13th.  Perfect shows for Halloween weekend.  Cost if $20 per carload for 1 movie, $30 per carload for double feature.

80s Halloween  Party – Federico’s Supper Club is hosting an 80s Halloween Party on Friday, October 27th. The evening includes a 3 course dinner with a live music show by Mark Olexson and The A-Deez which sets the night up for dancing to great 80s music.

COMMUNITY EVENTS FOR THE WEE ONES

Trout Lake Community Centre: Halloween Celebration – Saturday, October 28th 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  You are invited to come jump in the bouncy castle, play Halloween games, and make some pumpkin crafts. Lots more surprises planned for the wee ones. There is a cost of $4.00 per child.

Hastings Sunrise Pumpkin Patch:  On Saturday, October 28th Hastings Elementary School is hosting their 2nd Annual Pumpkin Patch Festival. Grab a pumpkin, a bite and enjoy some live music from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Admission by donation.

Spook-Tacular Science World On The Road: River District is hosting some Halloween down along the Fraser River Saturday, October 28th from 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm with a live science show happening from 1:00 – 1:30 pm after which they’ll have ‘science on the spot’ demo stations for everyone to experience.

Halloween On The Drive: Commercial Drive Business Improvement Society is hosting some family friendly events throughout the day on Saturday, October 28th with many local businesses participating and handing out Halloween candy. From 6:00 to 7:30 pm in Grandview Park, the Commercial Drive Business Society is hosting free family fun including face painting, balloon twisting, caricatures and photo booths for those that want pics on their costume. The night will be topped off with fireworks from 7:30 to 8:00 pm in Grandview Park.Halloween-SpiderWebs

 

What’s On East Van: October 20, 2017

20 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.

Eastside Flea – Harvest Market – October 20, 2017

Eastside Flea is back to hosting Friday night events featuring food, music and a handful of select artisans. Check out their space in the Ellis Building, 1024 Main Street. Things get under way at 6:00 pm and go till 10:00 pm. Admission is $3 or $5 for a weekend pass if you wish to stop by on the weekend and check out the 50 vendors that’ll be on hand.

Movie ‘Long Time Running’ – Rio Theatre – October 21, 2017

The Tragically Hip documentary LONG TIME RUNNING chronicles the emotionally epic iconic Canadian band’s now-legendary 2016 tour that captured the heart of the nation. Movie shows at 4:15 pm this Saturday at the Rio Theatre.

Halloween Drive-In Movie – River District – October 21, 2017

Looking to get a head start on the Halloween fun, you can take in a Drive-Movie at River District in SE Vancouver this Saturday night. Fresh Air Cinemas will be showing ET at 7:00 pm followed by Friday the 13th – Part 3 in 3D following at approximately 9:30 pm.   Cost is $20 per carload for 1 movie or $30 per carload for 2 movies. Buy tickets in advance online and receive $5.00 off with code RIVERDISTRICT.

Oktoberfest – The Alpen Club – October 20 & 21, 2017

This is your last weekend to get your fill of German beer and food along with some live music? Oktoberfest happens again this weekend at The Alpen Club.

Fright Nights – Playland – Now Until October 31, 2017 

If you are looking to be scared out of your wits, now is your chance while Fright Nights is on at Playland. This year includes 8 haunted houses and 20 rides.  Fright Nights is on nightly now until October 31st. Discounts for online purchases.

Entertainment, Comedy + Live Theatre 

If you are looking to take in some live jazz this weekend, Pat’s Brew Pub has the Ben Henriques Set on Saturday, October 21st from 3-7 pm.  Sunday Tangent Cafe features more live jazz with Nicholas Bracewell from 6-9 pm. If you are looking for live theatre, Viva is on Friday and Saturday night at Havana. It’s a story of unconditional love. The play follows two strangers, Alice and Graeme, whose lives become intertwined over the course of one night in Las Vegas, but it’s what you think.  To see more of what’s on, check our Events Listing.

Image Credit: June Hunter

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