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What’s On East Van: December 15th Edition

15 Dec

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Lots happening in East Van this next week.  Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out 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.

Chinese Lantern Festival – The PNE – Dec. 15, 2017 to Jan. 21, 2018

This weekend kicks off a 5 week celebration of Chinese culture featuring massive lanterns, live performances, storytelling, food trucks including Beaver Tails and Red Velvet Mini Donuts along with baristas offering coffee, hot chocolate spiked with Baileys if you want it. There will be two live performances nightly Sunday to Thursday at 6:30 and 8:30 pm and Friday and Saturday 6:30 and 9:30 pm.   You can purchase tickets in advance online which gets you a better price or at the gate. For ticket information and pricing visit Vancouver Lantern Festival.

Crafty Affaire – Croatian Cultural Centre – December 16, 2017

Crafty Affaire Market is a great spot to put a serious dent in your Christmas List all in one spot. You can expect to find an array of vendors showcasing handmade creations, one-of-a-kind treasures, some vintage items and we are hearing lots of edible treats for nibbling or gift giving. Crafty Affaire happens Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Admission is $2.00.

June Hunter Studio Sale – 2785 Parker Street – Dec. 16 & 17, 2017

East Van artist, June Hunter, is hosting a 2 day studio sale this weekend. It’s a great opportunity to finish up some Christmas shopping, or get started whichever the case may be for the nature lover in your life.  June has a great selection of nature inspired jewellery, prints, cards, tiles and more.  Studio is located at 2785 Parker Street stop by either day between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Women’s Winter Faire – Heritage Hall – Dec. 16 & 17, 2017

The 24th Annual Women’s Winter Faire happens at the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, this Saturday and Sunday. Expect to find a range for items for gift giving for that lovely lady in your life including jewellery, clothing, gourmet foods and much more.  Event happens Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.  Admission is by donation with $3-5 suggested which goes to support local charitable organizations.  We see since the inception of the Women’s Winter Faire, organizers have raised over $108,400 for local charities. Hats off to them!

Burlesque, Burlesque, Burlesque – Rio Theatre –  Dec. 15, 16 & 17, 2017

If you are looking to kick up your heels, or well maybe watch someone else kick up their heels on stage, Rio Theatre has you covered this weekend.  Burlesque is happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Kitty Nights Presents Pee Wee’s Burlesque on Friday and Saturday, 8:00 pm start and Sunday it’s Harry Potter Christmas Burlesque.

Sweet Pop Up Shop With Lisa Lou’s – les amis du fromage  – December 14 – 23, 2017

The Strathcona location of les amis du fromaage at 843 East Hastings is hosting a Sweet Pop Up Shop now until December 23rd.  The sweets being those from Lisa Lou’s Chocolate Bar.  There looks to be a great selection of their sweet treats.  Stop by anytime between 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Entertainment, Comedy + Live Theatre

If you are a night owl and wish to take in a late movie, Edward Scissorhands is playing at the Rio Theatre Friday night 11:30 pm. If you are a fan of Jane Goddall, you may wish to catch the documentary Jane at the Rio Theatre Sunday afternoon 2:15 pm or on December 22nd at 6:00 pm. Don’t forget the Winter farmer markets for your Christmas shopping. Nat Bailey Stadium on Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm and Hastings Park on Sunday also 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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East Van Panto – Snow White & The Seven Dwarves At The York Theatre

30 Oct

SnowWhiteEastVanPantoWe were going to wait until after Halloween to tell you about this upcoming holiday tradition, but we just can’t wait. The East Van Panto is a favourite event we look forward to every year and this show never ceases to disappoint. Celebrating its 5th year, the East Van Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White. In this East Van tale, our hero flees the Queen of North Vancouver across the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge and lands straight into the madness of the PNE, where she dances with SuperDogs, hops a ride on the Wooden Roller Coaster, and befriends washed-up ‘80s rock stars “The Seven Dwarves”. Pure Panto hilarity ensues as they do everything they can to escape the Queen’s wicked clutches.

It is really hard to believe that we are doing the East Van Panto for a fifth year!”, says The Cultch’s Executive Director, Heather Redfern. “So many people tell me that it’s a holiday tradition for their family and friends, and that just warms my heart because the Panto is all about celebrating local artists, local places, and local families. This year, we are presenting Snow White & the Seven Dwarves – who just happen to have landed at the PNE! I mean what could be more fun to sing and dance about than that?! The East Van Panto is for everybody and it’s made here especially for us.”

There is amazing cast of talent behind this production.  The East Van Panto is open to all ages 5 and up. Tickets start at $22, family packs are available which include 4 tickets for $135.  Note, all seats for ages 18 and under are $22.  Tickets are available at The Cultch either in person, by phone or online. The shows previews November 29th and November 30th and continues until January 6, 2018. For those looking for a matinee, there are many 2:00 pm shows. For more information on tickets, visit The Cultch. See you there!

Photo Credit: Tim Matheson

What’s On East Van: August 18, 2017

18 Aug

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Lots happening in East Van this next week.  Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out 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.

Family Night Series – Grandview Park – August 18, 2017

The Commercial Drive Business Improvement Society is hosting a free community event in Grandview Park Friday, August 11th. The evening which runs from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm includes crafts for kids, poetry, photography and live music.

Italian Market – Italian Cultural Centre – August 18, 2017

One of our favourite markets, The Italian Market happens in the parking lot of the Italian Cultural Centre. Lots of great local vendors with, of course, a hint of Italian flavour. Some delish food trucks will be hand and an outdoor eating area. Market runs from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Community Paint Day – Britannia Community Centre – August 19, 2017

Are you artistic? Love to paint? You are invited to join others in creating ground murals at Britannia Community Centre from Noon to 4:00 pm this Saturday.

PNE/Playland – August 19, 2017

It’s opening day for the Pacific National Exhibition this Saturday, August 19th.  Things kick off at 10:00 a.m. To see what’s on for this year’s fair, visit PNE/Playland.

Artful Sundays – Napier Greenway -August 20, 2017

Artful Sundays return to the Napier Greenway at the Britannia Community Centre this Sunday.  You can expect to find local artisans, workshops, demonstrations and live music.  Event happens Noon to 5:00 pm. It is a free event and everyone is welcome to attend.

Vancouver Queer Film Festival – August 18 & 19, 2017

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival brings four films to the York Theatre on August 18th and 19th.  To learn more about which films and times, visit Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

Pop Up Pulp Jewels From France – Uncommon Café – August 24, 2017

French Designer Camille, owner, designer and jewelry maker of Pulp Jewels is hosting a one-day Pop-up Sale on August 24th at the Uncommon Café from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. To learn more about the event visit Pulp Jewels Event.

Entertainment, Comedy + Live Theatre

New play Two Rooms is featured at Havana Theatre from August 15th to 19th. The play focuses on a hostage taking in Beirut and the actions of the spouse on the other side of the world and how that culminates into a startling conclusion. Looking to laugh? Don’t forget Havana Theatre features improv comedy Friday and Sunday nights. Another option for entertainment tonight, is the Rio Theatre which is hosting Lord of the Schwings: A Tolkien Burlesque Night. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The fun kicks off at 8:00 pm.

Vancouver Farmers Market Returns To Hastings Park March 8th

2 Mar

HastingsParkSpringVancouver Farmers Market is pleased to announce the Hastings Park Farmers Market is returning this Spring. As many will recall, it had a 9 week trial run this past winter at this location and by all accounts it was a great success. So it’s back starting Sunday, March 8th every weekend until April 26th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The market will again be located at Hastings Park between the Forum and the Agrodome. You will be able to stroll down tree-lined pathways under twinkling lights and wander through the Italian Garden. There is a playground close at hand for those coming with little ones. The market will, of course, feature many great local vendors and will have a great selection of produce, fish, meat & dairy, artisan prepared foods, baking & treats, coffee, local crafts and of course some hot food trucks. The market runs rain or shine. See you at the market!

The Fair At The PNE Kicks Off Saturday August 16th

15 Aug
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The Fair at the PNE officially gets underway Saturday, August 16th and will run until Monday, September 1st from 11:00 am until late each day (weather permitting).  There will be lots of new events as well as some returning favourites including:

 

 

Kidz Discovery Farm

4th Annual Vancouver Rib Festival Competition

Dueling Pianos in the Plaza Beer Garden

Game of Thrones: The Exhibition

Mystic India – Bollywood Dance Spectacular

Get Animated! Interactive Animation Festival

Just For Cats: Internet Cat Video Festival

Jigu! Thunder Drums of China

Summer Night Concerts

Superdogs

Timber! A Stompin’ Lumberjack Shindig

Let’s Go Crazy – Retro Dance Party

PNE Prize Home

There are many more events and activities planned. For full details, visit the PNE’s website. There are some special promotions to keep in mind whether you wish to participate in them, or alternatively steer clear of those days as promotional days are busy.

Sat. Aug. 16th & Sun. Aug. 17th – FREE gate admission for First Responders (valid for current or retired police, ambulance, paramedics, firefighters, EComm, military, search & rescue & coast guards)

Tues. Aug. 19th – FREE gate admission for ALL guests 11:00 am – 1:00 pm ONLY.

Wed. Aug. 20th – From 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Purchase 2 Ride Passes for the price of 1

Thurs. Aug. 21st – FREE gate admission for seniors 65+ from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Wed. Aug. 27th – VanCity members and a friend receive $5 gate admission.

Twilight Ride Pass – Save $13 on the price of a Ride Pass when you purchase a Twilight Ride Pass Tuesday through Thursday after 5:00 pm.

After Dark Ride Pass – After 9:00 pm nightly, purchase a Gate Pass for just $5.00

If you and your family are looking to partake in the rides at the PNE, you may wish to consider purchasing passes online, as savings range from $2 – 5 per pass. Note, the Fair at the PNE is closed Monday, August 16th and Monday, August 25th.

Top 10 Things To Do In East Van This Weekend

23 Aug

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Looking for some fun things to do in East Van this weekend?
Here’s our Top 10 List:
1.  The Summer Dreams Literary Arts Festival, Trout Lake,
Sat. Noon – 5:00 p.m.
2.  Sunday School, Vancouver Urban Winery, Sun. 7:00 p.m.
3.  Artful Sundays, Britannia Community Centre, Sun. Noon – 5:00 p.m.
4.  Earnest Ice Cream, Opening Weekend, Sat. & Sun. Noon – 10:00 p.m.
5.  Friday Night Live, Hastings Racecourse, Fri. 7:00 p.m.
6.  PNE, Fri, Sat. & Sun. 11:00 a.m. – Late
7.  UP1 Caramels Pop Up Shop, Barefoot Contessa, Sat. & Sun. 11:00 – 6 p.m.
8.  Farmers Markets:
–  Trout Lake Farmers Market, Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. AND
–  Fraser River District Farmers Market, Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  AND
–  Mount Pleasant Farmers Market 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
9.  The East Van Yoga Project, Mount Pleasant Park, Sun. 4:00 p.m. FREE
10. Munchkin Matinee “Hoodwinked”, River District, Sun 4:00 p.m. FREE
Get out and enjoy all the great things East Van has to offer!

Top 10 Things To Do In East Van This Weekend

16 Aug

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Looking for some fun things to do in East Vancouver this weekend?
Here’s our Top 10 List:
1.  Connect The Plots, Strathcona Community Garden, Aug. 16 – 18, 7:00 p.m. 
2.  Latin Summer Fest, Trout Lake, Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
3.  Artful Sundays, Britannia Community Centre, Sun. Noon – 5:00 p.m. 
4.  Eastside Flea, Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
5.  Free Movie and Outdoor Fest, Slocan Park, Fri. Noon – 4:00 p.m.
6.  PNE Opens, Sat. 11:00 a.m.
7.  East Van Wine Academy, German Riesling Tour at Bestie, Sun. 6:00 p.m.
8.  Farmers Markets: Trout Lake Farmers Market, Sat. 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. AND Fraser River District Farmers Market, Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
9.  The East Van Yoga Project, Mount Pleasant Park, Sun. 4:00 p.m. FREE 
10. Free Friday Flick, Speed Racer, River District, Fri. 4:00 p.m.
Get out and enjoy all the great things East Van has to offer!
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