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Graham Clark’s 24 Hours of Standup At Havana Theatre November 29 & 30

26 Nov

GrahamClark24hoursLove stand up?! Well we’ve got the ticket for you. This Friday at 8:00 pm local and veteran comedian, Graham Clark, kicks off 24 Hours Of Stand Up comedy.  Graham is bringing with him a talented team of comedians that he’ll keep at the ready in the front row to help him write jokes and ensure there isn’t much lag time to keep the jokes rolling all night long and into the next day.   Why do 24 hours of comedy?  Graham has been inspired by another comedian, Pat Thornton, raising funds in Toronto for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.  This will be the first time an event like this will take place in Vancouver.  If you are unfamiliar with the Stephen Lewis Foundation, it assists community-level organizations in Africa by providing care and support to women, orphaned children, grandmothers and people living with HIV & AIDS. The Stephen Lewis Foundation has funded over 1,800 initiatives and partnered with more than 325 community-based organizations in 15 African countries hardest hit by the AIDS pandemic.   They would love your support. You are invited to come by and watch some stand up.  For that option, tickets can be purchased online or at the door $10, $20, $30 or $50.  If you can’t make it in person, you can still support the cause by heading over to their fundraising page at Stand Up for 24 Hours!

What’s On East Van: October 11th Edition

11 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.

Advance Voting Days – October 11, 12, 13 & 14

Advance voting starts today October 11th and continues on October 12, 13 and 14 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.  You should have received your Voter Information Card by mail if you are a registered voter.  If you are unsure of who is running in your riding, or where to vote, visit Elections Canada. You only need your postal code.  Vote folks! It’s not a perfect system, but it’s what we got.  Vote!  Federal Election Day is Monday, October 21st.

Linda Ronstadt The Sound Of My Voice – Rio Theatre – October 12 & 14

Linda Ronstadt for those that don’t know her music was a rock queen in the 70s and 80s. She was a pioneer in a male-dominated industry and an early advocate for human rights. You are invited to view a film that follows the trajectory of her career and a few stops on the way.  The movie Sound of My Voice is playing this Saturday at Noon and Monday, at 2:00 pm. For more info, visit the Rio Theatre.

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.

What We’re Up Against By Theresa Rebeck – Havana Theatre – October 11 & 12

What We’re Up Against is back at Havana Theatre this Friday and Saturday. The production features local comedian Sara Bynoe alongside Natalie Moon, Seth Ranaweera, Aaron McCallum, and Kalvin Olafson. The show invites you into a highly competitive architecture firm. There is a battle of the sexes that emerges in this dark comedy about a woman who tries to break the glass ceiling. Show happens Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $25 and available through Showpass.com.

Pop Up Shop With Melt Confectionary at les amis du fromage – October 12

Local artisanal small batch chocolate maker, Melt Confectionary, will be doing a pop up at les amis du fromage’s East Van location, 843 E. Hasting St. this Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Stop by and say hello and pick up some melt in your mouth chocolate.

The Wood Market – Salvage Vancouver – October 12 & 13

Salvage Vancouver, 1278 East Hastings Street, hosts The Wood Market this weekend. Stop by between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm to see a selection of salvage wood for any projects you might have in mind, but also doors and goods ready made from, of course, salvaged wood.  Dog, kid and family friendly.

Harvestland – PNE Grounds – October 10 – 20, 2019

You are invited to Canada’s largest festival where you get to experience a ride on a tractor, play in the hay with animals, check out a pumpkin patch, explore a woodland labyrinth (think wooden maze) along with a Bavarian Village and all to all that, there will be rides. Admission for adults is $15.74, seniors and children (3 to 12) is $10.49. Family passes are available for $47.24 (2 adults and 2 kids). For tickets, visit Ticketleader.ca.

Sukkot Festival – Trout Lake Community Centre – October 13th

You are invited to celebrate the Jewish Harvest Festival of Sukkot this Sunday at Trout Lake Community Centre. Build and decorate Sukkah, make crafts and listen to a Sukkot story while sipping apple cider.  Events happens 2:30 to 4:00 pm and is free, but registration is requested.

Mystical Animals – Trout Lake Community Centre – October 14th

It’s a statutory holiday this Monday for Thanksgiving.  If you have young ones with extra energy, Trout Lake Community Centre is hosting an indoor event Mystical Animals with arts and crafts, bouncy castle and a special guest Merlin the Magician along with his pet dragon Smog.  Events happens from 10:00 am to Noon.  This is a free event. Pre-registration is requested.

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 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. Sunday, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is back in Dude Chilling Park from 10:00 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

Best Of The Fringe REPLAY Hits Havana Theatre This October

8 Oct

ReplayDid you miss the Fringe Festival this year?  There were some great shows on offer.  You’re in luck though as Staircase Theatre is bringing you the best of the fringe with REPLAY: A Bunch of Great Plays – Again!   OK so not a very original name, but you get the jist.  Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive, plays to host to a variety of productions between October 15th and 19th and October 22nd to 26th.   Shows featured in REPLAY include:

Didn’t Hurt
(written and performed by East Van local Rodney Decroo)

Where the Quiet Queers Are

Legoland

The Morning After with Pam & Paula, How I Killed My Nan
(a storytelling standup performed by Dion Arnold)

No Tweed Too Tight: Another Grant Canyon Mystery
(written and performed by Ryan Gladstone)

Tickets range from $18.25 to $21.50 and are available through Showpass. Showtime 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm Tuesday to Friday and 2:00 on Saturday.  To learn more, visit their Facebook Events page.

What’s On East Van: October 4th Edition

4 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.

Oktoberfest – Alpen Club – October 4

Oktoberfest celebrations kick off this Friday, October 4th at the Alpen Club. Pull out that lederhosen or dirndl or hit Value Village to make your own creation.  The evening boasts schnitzel, beer, music by the Alpen Platters, dancing, sing-a-longs a whole lot of fun. Tickets are $35.00 or $85 if you want the VIP treatment that includes a German buffet and dedicated server to assist with your drinks.

Fright Nights – Playland – This Weekend

Fright Nights is back almost nightly from October 4th to October 31st at Playland. If you love being scared out of your wits, this if for you.  Heads up, general admission for this weekend is $25 whereas later in the month it seems to go up to $45 per person.

Draw Draw Draw – Trout Lake Community Centre – October 5th

Trout Lake Community Centre is hosting Draw Draw Draw this Saturday between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. This is a free event. Everyone is welcome, but pre-registration is requested.

Eastside Flea – 550 Malkin Avenue – October 5 & 6

Eastside Flea is back this weekend at 550 Malkin Avenue Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Expect to find over 50 local vendors with handmade items along with a great vintage line up. Food trucks on hand as well as hot apple cider. Four legged friends on leash welcome.

Open House – Trout Lake Master Plan – Trout Lake Community Centre – October 5

This Saturday the Vancouver Parks Board is hosting an Open House regarding the development of the long-range master plan for John Hendry Park (Trout Lake). They are looking for your input. Stop by between 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm at the Trout Lake Community Centre to have your say.

What We’re Up Against By Theresa Rebeck – Havana Theatre – October 4 & 5

There’s an interesting production this weekend with local comedian Sara Bynoe alongside Natalie Moon, Seth Ranaweera, Aaron McCallum, and Kalvin Olafson. The show invites you into a highly competitive architecture firm. There is a battle of the sexes that emerges in this dark comedy about a woman who tries to break the glass ceiling. Show happens Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $25 and available through Showpass.com.

Houseplant Swap – Templeton Park Pool – October 6

Looking to add some houseplants to your home? Maybe you have some plants that need dividing or wish to trade some for other types of plants.  This Sunday, you are welcome to stop by the Templeton Park Pool for a Houseplant Swap between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm. The event will take place in the Activity Room, 700 Templeton Drive. Cuttings are welcome. If you wish to participate, don’t forget to bring containers to bring plants home in.

The Shipment – Firehall Arts Centre – This Weekend

SpeakEasy Theatre’s critically acclaimed production The Shipment wraps up this weekend at the Firehall Arts Centre. Korean-American playwright Jean Lee brings to the stage a modern minstrel show about black identity meant to wake the world to the ridiculous narratives in dominant media.  For tickets, visit Firehall Arts Centre.

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 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. Sunday, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is back in Dude Chilling Park from 10:00 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

What’s On East Van: August 30th Edition

30 Aug

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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.

Neil Diamond Tribute – Federico’s Supper Club – August 30th

If you love the sounds of Neil Diamond, enjoy dancing along with having a great dinner, Federico’s Supper Club is the place to be Friday night.  Cost is $69 per person and includes a 3 course meal and the evening’s entertainment.  Note price doesn’t included tip and tax. For more info, visit Federico’s Supper Club.

The Fair At The PNE – Now to September 2nd

The Fair at the PNE is on daily from 11:00 till 11:00 pm every evening until September 2nd. In case you hadn’t heard, there are lots of free events with admission once inside the gates. Kids under 5 are free with an adult and children aged 6 to 12.  If you are looking for an energetic performance, Billy Idol will be hitting the summer concert stage Saturday night at 8:30 pm and the Beach Boys take the stage Sunday.

Lovin’ The Earth Climate Action – Riley Park Community Garden – August 31st 

You are invited to come join in a family-friendly event on climate action this Saturday.  The event will focus around around 5 themes where you can make a difference:  Food, Energy, Transportation, Waste and Resilient Neighbourhoods. There will also be a Butterfly Project Talk with a Butterfly Ranger from the David Suziki Foundation. For more info, visit Climate Action Fair.

Lantern Making in the Food Forest – Renfrew Collingwood – August 31st

If you are looking for something to entertain the kids this weekend, Renfrew Collingwood Food Security Institute is hosting a free lantern making workshop this Saturday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.  All materials will be supplied. These will be glass jars that kids decorate.  Although the event is free, registration is requested. The event happens at Norquay Community Food Forest (2732 Horley Street).

Comedy Bucket – Little Mountain Gallery – August 31st

Looking for some laughs this long weekend?   Little Mountain Gallery, 195 East 26th Avenue, plays host to Comedy Bucket. What is it? Vancouver’s top stand up comedians abandon all their material to create brand new jokes on your (the audience’s suggestions).  Evening is hosted by Gina Harms and Gavin Banning. Tickets are $8 online or $10 at the door.

Heartbreak On The Coast Release Party – Wise Hall – August 31st

Full Circle is putting on a show on Saturday, August 31st at the Wise Hall to celebrate the Release of Nimkish’s first album “Heartbreak On The Coast.” Expect an evening of Indigenous/Queer music that supports local artists. There will also be vendor tables set up to showcase local art.  Tickets are $12 and available through Eventbrite.

Artful Sundays – Napier Greenway – September 1st 

The last Artful Sunday for the summer happens this Sunday between Noon and 5:00 pm. Expect some great local talent, live music, workshops and artisans. The event is free to attend. The Napier Greenway is located just outside the Britannia Community Centre/Library.

The Great Canadian Porno: The Musical – Havana Theatre – September 1st

If you are looking for a good laugh this weekend, you may wish to check out The Great Canadian Porno: The Musical happening at Havana Theatre this Sunday night.  We hear it’s a bold and funny fast paced production with Canadiana undertones.  Tickets are $20 and available through Showpass.

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 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. Sunday, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is back in Dude Chilling Park from 10:00 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

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

The Fitting Room At Havana Theatre May 14 – 18, 2019

13 May

fitting room_ensemble_amy henryFour teens. A Mom. A rabbi. One fitting room. Six people all linked to the sudden death of thirteen-year-old Noah after a dare. The Fitting Room is a play about growing up, coming out, facing loss and finding faith. This production on stage at the Havana Theatre starting May 14th until May 18th is brought to you by Victoria Playwright Ellery Lamm and directed by Anna Marie Anderson. The production received Victoria Fringe’s Best Overall Favourite and Bravest Awards. Tickets are $15-$20 and available through Showpass.com.

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