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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: March 23rd Edition

23 Mar

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

Butcher – The Cultch – Till March 31st

Not for the light of heart, this stage thriller is on now at The Cultch till March 31st. If you missed our contributing writer’s review Nicole Alivojvodic check out Butcher to see what this psychological crime thriller is about.

Blackbird – Backspace – March 21st to April 1st

A play dealing with some poignant subject matter is happening at Backspace, 1318 Grant Street.  The production touches on the relationship of Una, a 12 year old girl, and Ray a 40 year old male. The two had a sexual relationship for which Ray served a sentence, changed his name and began a new file, but Una tracked him down and confronted him, but the question is what does she want?  The play features a great line up of local talent including local musician Rodney DeCroo.  Tickets are $15 and available through Eventbrite.

Made On Salt Spring – Heritage Hall – March 23rd to 25th

This weekend over 40 artisans from Salt Spring Island will be at the Heritage Hall with a wide variety of offerings including pottery, jewellery, food, woodwork and much more.  The event kicks off Friday afternoon from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm and continues Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and again Sunday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Tickets are $5 at the door, kids under 12 are free.  For the early birds, swag bags for the first 25 people through the door each day. To learn more, visit Made On Salt Spring.

Vancouver Gem & Mineral Show – PNE Forum – March 23rd to 25th 

Vancouver Gem & Mineral Show is happening at the PNE Forum this weekend. There will be a wide array of offerings including crystals, gems, minerals, gems, Native art, hand carved stone and much more. To learn more, check out Vancouver Gem & Mineral Show.

Greyhaven Bird Sanctuary Open House – March 24th

Greyhaven Bird Sanctuary is hosting their last Open House at this location before they need to move. You are invited to stop by and meet a variety of exotic birds including macaws, amazons and cockatoos.  These exotic birds are available for adoption, so if you might be interested, this is a great opportunity to check things out. This is a free event happening from Noon to 4:00 pm, but registration is requested through Eventbrite.

History Walk With James Johnstone March 24th

Last weekend to catch historian James Johnstone who will another history walk in East Vancouver this Saturday, March 24th. To learn more or reserve your spot, visit History Walks In Vancouver.

Zumba & Beer – Andina Brewing – March 25th

If you love Zumba and beer, you best get over to Andina Brewing this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Andina Brewing will be hosting in collaboration with Zumba Vancouver a high energy Zumba class followed by a flight or glass of beer. Cost is $20. To register, visit Zumba Vancouver.

Live Music, Comedy & Entertainment

If it’s burlesque you are looking for, the Rio Theatre has you covered. The Geekenders are hosting a show Friday and Saturday night. Love listening to live jazz? Tangent Cafe on Commercial Drive has the Elliot Freedman Group playing this Sunday starting at 6 pm. The Winter Farmer Markets continue this weekend with Saturday’s being held at Nat Bailey Stadium from 10 am to 2 pm and Sunday at Hastings Parking 10 am to 2 pm.  To see more of what’s on in East Vancouver, check our Event Listing.

Image Credit: June Hunter

Hop Circuit 2017 – East Van Craft Breweries Open House

26 Apr

HopCurcuitApril30thIf you like beer and want to drink beer, talk about beer or learn more about how it’s made, Hop Circuit is the place to be this Sunday, April 30th. East Van breweries and distilleries open their doors for the afternoon and allow you behind the scences access to their breweries. After last year’s smashing success, the event is back for its second year.  You can partake in this event by doing your own self-guided walking or cycling tour, or you can sign up with Vancouver Brewery Tours who will drive you to the various breweries. There are some 14 breweries participating which are located in the Strathcona, Hastings Sunrise and Grandview Woodland areas.  The day would not be complete without food trucks which will be scattered around the area in full force for the day, so fear not food will always be close at hand.  We’ve learnt that The Reef’s Food Truck will be located at Strange Fellows Brewing on Clark Drive, Aussie Pie Guy at Callister Brewing and the Community Pizzeria at Storm Brewing, but you will find many more around this area which is now affectionately known as “Yeast Van”.  The event runs from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. We’ve included the Hop Circuit map which sets out the breweries and distilleries participating and their location. Stop by and see what’s happening in Yeast Van. Cheers!

24 Hour Pottery Marathon Fundraiser Kicks Off June 14th

11 Jun

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You are invited to an Open House by the organizers of Pottery 24. This is a 24 hour marathon fundraiser of pottery making that kicks off this weekend. The event is being organized by JustPotters which is part of JustWorks, a Vancouver based non-profit organization that operates three social enterprises – Just Potters, JustCatering and JustRenos. JustPotters’ employees create and sell handmade pottery and crafts which help support their mandate. JustPotters is a pottery studio that was started in East Vancouver in 2006 and is part of a growing movement towards responsible consumption.   JustPotters is  proud to be a part of that movement.  They employ people who face barriers to work including addiction, physical limitations, or mental health challenges.

The public is invited to come to their Open House on Saturday, June 15th between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and tour the pottery studio which is located at 1803 East 1st Avenue.  If you wish to purchase their pottery to help support their mandate, you can do so at the Open House or at their booth on Commercial Drive during Car Free Day on Sunday, June 16th. They will be located by the corner of Commercial and 1st Avenue.   You can also purchase items from their online Catalog.

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