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Parade of Lost Souls October 31st

19 Oct

ParadeofLostSoulsWe are pleased as punch that this much loved East Van tradition is continuing again this year. For those not familiar with this event, The Parade of Lost Souls is a community-driven event celebrating  Dia de Muertos (The Day of the Dead). The event includes a parade in East Van as well as performance art, live music, interactive art installations and YOU lost souls. The Day of the Dead is a time for celebration, for ceremony, for reflection and renewal. This parade is for YOU and by YOU, all the lost souls of the world. Bring your past and your present for a celebration of life and death. We may all be lost, but at least we can all be lost together.

This year’s parade will be held on Saturday, October 31st from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. The location will be revealed at midnight on October 30th on the Dusty Flowerpot website as well as the Dusty Flowerpot Facebook page. If you are interested in participating in this year’s Parade of Lost Souls, we invite you to check out all the great workshops taking place at the Britannia Community Center leading up to the event.  The Parade of Lost Souls was conceptualized and produced by the beloved Public Dreams Society for over 25 years. The parade now carries on under the direction of The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret. As the Parade of Lost Souls is a community driven event, it can only exist through donations from the community.  It costs over $20,000 to put on this parade each year, so we invite you to consider donating online to ensure this parade continues. Whether you participate in this event, or just come out and take in the spectacle, it really is something to see. Will we see you?

Following the Parade, for all of those souls that want to keep the party going, the Lost Souls After-Party will be taking place at The Hall (Astorino’s), 1739 Venables Street from 9:00 pm – 2:00 am. The party will feature performances by The Tailor, Sweet Anomaly, Orkestar Slivovica and Bone Rattle Burlesque. Early bird tickets are available online for $15 per person until October 25th.  From October 26th – 30th, tickets will be $20 per person. Tickets will be available on October 31st at the parade’s information booths only. Tickets will not be available at the door.s can

Photo Credit: Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret ParadeAfterParty

An Evening Of Balkan Bhangra Dancing At The Russian Hall February 15th

13 Feb


You are invited to come and experience an evening of Indian and Balkan music and dance this Saturday night. This event hosted by Slivovica Productions and Transformation Projects promises to be an energetic and fun evening.   The evening will kick off with a dance workshop led by Nada Putnik of the Gradina Balkan Dancers and Deep Sahota of the Royal Academy of Bhangra.  They will be teaching you Indian dances as well as some traditional community folk dances.  No experience is necessary to participate. Everyone is welcome to attend. The only request is that you arrive on time so you can take part in the lessons.

After the dance lesson, the show begins.  The evening will showcase the talents of the Vancity Bhangra dancers, one of Metro Vancouver’s most popular dance troupes and the Vijay Indian Brass Band performing traditional Indian wedding music.  To mix things up, Orkestar Slivovica, a Balkan Brass band, will showcase their talents by performing music in the Roma-trumpet-band tradition from Southern Serbia and Macedonia.  And if that’s not enough, Luciterra Fusion Bellydancers will perform a modern fusion dance. 

This event takes place at the Russian Hall located in Strathcona at 600 Campbell Avenue. There will be a bar and food selection including some Indian sweets, spicy hot Chai tea, Bosnian savory pastries, signature Serbian sausages as well as wine and spirits and a selection of non-alcoholic drinks. Tickets are $20 in advance and available online at Brown Paper Tickets, or in person at Highlife Records, 1317 Commercial Drive. Tickets will also be available at the door for $25. Note all ages are welcome and those under 19 get in for $10.  Doors open at 7:00 pm with the dance workshop getting under way soon thereafter and the show gets under way at 8:00 pm.

Eastside’s 20th Annual Winter Solstice Dance At Astorino’s December 21st

19 Dec

You aWinterSolsticeLanternFestivalDec.21re invited to bring the kids, out of town guests and anyone else you wish to bring to the dance.  The Secret Lantern Society in partnership with In The House and Arts in Action is producing an all ages community dance party to celebrate the longest night of the year.   The event is taking place this Saturday, December 21st at Astorino’s Hall, 1739 Venables Street (at Commercial Drive).  Live music will be on hand by High Society, Orkestar Slivovica and The Barefoot Bandits.  Tickets are available at the door for $10, cash only, with children under 13 free.  You can also purchase tickets online at Picatic until December 20th at 11:59 pm.  The festivities get under way at 8:30 p.m. and will go till 1:00 a.m.

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