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Looking For Friends: Something Like The Antiques Roadshow – June 26

19 Jun

Well if you are in need of some laughs, some good company and some new friends, check out Something Like The Antiques Roadshow on June 26th at Havana Theatre. Hosts Jake and Carson are doing their own Covid safe interactive improv show that is their take on the Antique Roadshow. They will be evaluating your items on stage so feel free to bring something fun. This is an all ages event that kicks off Friday, June 26th at 9:30 pm. Tickets are $15 and available through Showpass.

Havana Theatre Hosts Funday In The Neighbourhood: A Night At The Museum June 17

12 Jun

It’s back baby! Live theatre that is at Havana Theatre located within Havana Vancouver, 1212 Commercial Drive. This is a great spot that features a variety of live performances including comedy, dance, drag, trivia and live podcasting. On June 17th they are officially back with an in person performance. The first performance in their line up is Fundays in the Neighbourhood: A Night at the Museum!

What is Funday in the Neighbourhood? If you ever wanted to see a show described as “Mr. Rogers after dark”? then this is the show for you. The show features local actor and comedian John Hannah who explores the ins, outs, peoples, places, vibes, moods and talents from around our neighbourhood, hint Commercial Drive. The show is co-hosted by a skeleton puppet named Slappy and musical director Julien Amar. Each performance is a little different and could feature a musical guest, a game show, epic music videos, stand up comedy, an introduction to bird watching, or even improv. Havana Theatre invites you to come on down and put a little FUN in your day. And honestly after the last year and a half, I think we could all use a little more fun. Tickets are $10 for a table for 2 and available through Showpass.

What’s On East Van: April 12th Edition

12 Apr


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.

Live Music with Adyn Townes & Poor Nameless Boy – Café Deux Soleils – April 12th

Singer and songwriter, Adyn Townes, performs at Café Deux Soleils Friday night. Adyn hails from Canada’s East Coast where storytelling is a way of life and is a big part of his music.  Performance kicks off at 8:00 pm. Cover is $10.

PAWS Appreciation Event – Tisol Grandview Highway – April 13th

Calling all animal lovers! This Saturday you are invited to stop by Tisol Granrday, 3033 Grandview Highway, to meet some puppies that will be available for adoption from 11:00 am to Noon, but don’t rush off too quick, there are other dogs coming from 1:00 – 2:00 pm that will also be available for adoption. You are also invited to bring your pet, cat, dog, bird, as there will be a photo booth so you can bring your pet to have a photo taken. All proceeds from the photo booth go to Thank Dog I am Out Dog Rescue Society.

Vaisakhi Parade – Main Street – April 13th

The Vaisakhi Parade happens this Saturday, April 13th on Vancouver’s Main Street.  This harvest festival is tradition, amazing food and quite the community celebration.  The parade begins at the Ross Street Temple, 8000 Ross Street and travels West on SE Marine Drive and turning up Main Street and then heads East on 49th Avenue, South on Fraser Street then carries on East on 57th and South on Ross Street.  Click on map to see a visual of the route.  Parade begins at 11:00. Event runs to 5:00 pm.

Bohemian Rhapsody – Sing-A-Long Version – Rio Theatre April 13th

Love the music of Queen? How about belting it out with the rest of the theatre?  The Rio Theatre hosts a Sing-A-Long Version of Bohemian Rhapsody this Saturday night at 7:30 pm. To get your tickets, visit the Rio Theatre.

Impromptu Cabaret Festival – Havana Vancouver – April 13th

You are invited to get up close and personal with this 1 hour cabaret show.  The show features musical theatre along with performers, topics expected to delight.  Shows begin at 1:00 pm and keeps running at various times throughout the afternoon into the evening. Tickets are $20 and available through Showpass. For more info, check out Havana Vancouver.

Nifty For Fifty – Heritage Hall – April 14th

Looking for a great deal from local designers?  Nifty For Fifty is back at the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, this Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Expect to find everything from jewellery to kids clothing, bags, pottery, vintage and more.  Some items up to 80% off and everything is $50 or less. Admission is $2.00 at the door.

Main Street Mixed Bag – The Ellis Building – April 14th

The Main Street Mixed Bag is back at The Ellis Building, 1024 Main Street. This is as the name implies a mixed bag of yard sale vendors, collectibles, vintage and handmade.  Entry is free and dogs are welcome. The market happens 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.

The Tashme Project: The Living Archives – Firehall Arts Centre 

The Tashme Project: The Living Archives wraps up at the Firehall Arts Centre on April 13th. The Living Archives traces the history and common experience of the Nisei (second generation Japanese Canadians) through childhood, internment in Canada during the Second World War, and post-war resettlement east of the Rockies. This production is an embodiment of Nisei character, language, spirit and story, and brings to light a part of Canadian history.


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 10 am – 2 pm. Sunday is Hastings Park Farmers Market also 10 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: December 28th Edition

28 Dec


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.

Storytelling With Drag Queens – Café Deux Soleils – December 28th 

You are invited for an evening of decidedly adult entertainment, Storytelling With Drag Queens, happens at Café Deux Soleils Friday night.  You can expect some sassy and sexy readings about love.  Event kicks off at 9:00 pm. Cover is by donation.

Harmonies of Hope – Havana Vancouver – December 28th

Harmonies of Hope is part of a 3 day event featuring comedy, music and fun to raise funds for a young man with Muscular Dystrophy. Friday’s event features David Symons, Colleen Rennison, TJ Dawe, David C. Jones and more.  Tickets are $5 – $50 and available through Showpass.

Cabaret of Hope – Havana Vancouver – December 29th

The Cabaret of Hope is the last part of a 3 day event featuring comedy, music, readings to help raise funds for a young man with Muscular Dystrophy.  Saturday’s event features magicians as well as impersonators, Shawn Major and much more.   Tickets are $5-50 and available through Showpass.

Documentary ‘This Mountain Life’ – Rio Theatre – December 29th

A final screening of the documentary This Mountain Life which showcases stunning visuals. The film follows Martina and her 60 year-old mother Tania who embark on a 6 month, 2300 km journey from Squamish, BC to Alaska through a relentless mountain wilderness. This Mountain Life screens this Saturday, December 29th at 1:00 pm.

CASH-The Man Comes Around – The Heatley – December 29th 

The Heatley is hosting a pre New Year’s Eve event which is a billed as a show, party and an MS fundraiser this Saturday. They  have lined up some of East Van’s best singers and performers to perform the entirety of Johnny Cash’s album CASH American IV-The Man Comes Around. Great record of mostly covers and a few original tunes so there’s a little something for everyone.  Partial proceeds donated to The MS Society of Canada.

East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz – The York Until January 6th 

The East Van Panto continues this weekend at the York Theatre. This is a whole lot of fun for all ages. You can’t help but laugh at the fun digs and political references which poke fun at the unique aspects of our City.  We highly recommend this for a fun night out, or if you prefer a matinee. Tickets available via The Cultch.

Community Skate – PNE Agrodome – December 30th

You are invited to ice skate this Sunday at the PNE Agrodome between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.  No rentals so you need to bring your own skates and helmets. Cost is $3 per adult and $2 per child.

Comedy, Entertainment & Live Music

Looking for live music, 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.

Reminder that NO winter farmer markets happen this weekend. Both Riley Park and Hastings Park continue next weekend January   To see more of what’s on in East Vancouver including local events for New Year’s Eve, check our Event Listing.

Image Credit: June Hunter

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever At The Havana Theatre December 6-16, 2018

26 Nov

The Best Christmas Pageant EverYou are invited to check out a new lively Christmas production The Best Christmas Pageant Ever coming to the Havana Theatre December 6 to 16, 2018. Naked Goddess Productions brings you a play that is not all sugar and spice but a truer picture of family life. Well some homes anyway. This story is about some real world SH_T disturbers, hmmm much like you may have found (or may still find) in East Van tucked away in that idyllic looking house down the street. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is about six siblings, the Herdman kids. who take over an annual Christmas pageant resulting in quite a bit of mayhem and a lot of laughs.  The show runs Wednesday to Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm with matinees on Saturday December 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2018  at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $24 for adults, $18 for seniors/children.  Those on a budget, check out the half price preview on December 5th.  You can purchase tickets at the door or online at Showpass. Be sure to stop and have a little fun this holiday season. We think this is the perfect ticket.

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