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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

What’s On East Van: October 5th Edition

5 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.

Vegan Pop Market – Little Mountain Shop – October 4-8

There seems to be a few of these lately and that’s certainly not a bad thing in our view.   The Little Mountain Shop, 4386 Main Street, is hosting a Vegan Pop Up Market this weekend. Are you shopping for some vegan friends or family? We expect a good selection here.  Shop is open 11:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.

Girls Like That – Havana Theatre – October 5th & 6th 

Sour Dog Theatre Presents: Girls Like That at Havana Theatre this Friday & Saturday night. “When a nude photograph of Scarlett goes viral in her high school, rumours spread across smartphones like wildfire and her reputation becomes toxic, threatening to shatter the fragile unity of the girls she has grown up with. Using shifts in time to interrogate when play turns into competition for young women, the play focuses on adolescent female friendship in the present day and how poisoned our perspectives can become in the face of societal and cultural pressures, and not to mention the fucking patriarchy.” If you have a daughter, niece, sister, you should show this production.  These events transform lives and shape perceptions for a very long time, sometimes forever.  Tickets are $25 and available online at Showpass.com.

Ola Volo Solo Exhibition – Settlement Building – October 5th & 6th 

Ola Volo is having her first solo exhibition this weekend at the Settlement Building. King.Queen.Lovers.Fool will feature  12 original paintings on canvas limited edition artworks as well as one Ola Volo signature-sized mural on wood panel.  We hear Doan’s Craft Beer will be on hand and  Vancouver Urban Winery will have the wine at the ready. Opening Reception is October 5 from 6:00 – 11:00 pm and an Artist Talk is set for Saturday, October 6th at 3:30 pm. For more info, visit, the event’s Facebook page.

A Vancouver Guldasta – The Cultch – Until October 21st

On now this weekend at The Cultch, A Vancouver Guldasta features a Punjabi family in the early 80s. We attended opening night and wow! For anyone that lived in the 80s, this is certainly a flashback in time. There’s history here about Vancouver, but also world politics, religion and most importantly family, which isn’t always biological.  Many people who grew in the multi cultural community that is Vancouver will resonate with the many themes in this production. We highly recommend. The show is on until October 21st. Tickets are available online at The Cultch.

Draw Draw Draw – Trout Lake Community Centre – October 6th

If you ever wanted to draw on the floors and walls, now’s your chance.  The Trout Lake Community Centre invites you to do just that. They will be experimenting with drawing to music and sounds as well. This is a free event that happens from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Centre Lobby. All are welcome, but pre-registration is requested.

Eastside Flea – 550 Malkin Avenue – October 6th & 7th

In case you missed it, Eastside Flea has moved to a new location, 550 Malkin Avenue, Eastside Studios.  50 local vendors will be on hand this Saturday and Sunday as will food trucks, music and we hear pinball and pool. Kids and dogs are welcome as well.  Admission is $3.00. The Eastside Flea runs 11:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Free Family Fun – Trout Lake Community Centre – October 8th

This holiday Monday, October 8th, Trout Lake Community Centre will have the gymnasium set up with a bouncy castle, arts and crafts and games for the kids from 10:00 am to Noon.  It’s a free event, but you are asked to pre-register.

Brunch This Long Weekend?

Looking to do brunch this long weekend? Reminder that Havana Restaurant is now officially back and running after a small kitchen fire.  If you are looking for more brunch ideas and where to go, don’t forget to check out our 2 features on Brunch On The Drive and Brunch In Hastings Sunrise.  Lots of great places for eats and amazing coffee.

Live Music, Comedy & Entertainment

This weekend Kamloopa continues at The Cultch which is high energy Indigenous matriarchal story that follows two urban Indigenous sisters and a lawless trickster who face the world head-on as they come to terms with what it means to honour who they are and where they come from.

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.

Three Farmer Markets happening this weekend – Saturday it’s Riley Park (10 am – 2 pm) and Trout Lake (9 am – 2 pm) and Sunday, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market in Dude Chilling Park from 10 am – 2 pm.  To see more of what’s on in East Vancouver, check our Event Listing.

Image Credit: June Hunter

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