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Sweet Thea Holiday Pop Up Shop On Main Street

17 Nov

If you love your baked goods as much we do, you’ll be excited to hear Sweet Thea Bakery is hosting a Pop Up Shop at 4305 Main Street for the upcoming holiday season. If you’ve attended any artisan markets and Christmas craft fairs around Metro Vancouver, you will no doubt seen them.  But, of course, due to the pandemic we all know that many of these in person events are not happening this year. But the good news for us is that Sweet Thea Bakery is offering their delicious baked goods at their Pop Up Shop on Main Street.  Some of the goodies you will find there include their delish Ginger Cookies, Chocolava Cookies, Honey Hearts, Chocolate Lebkuchen Cookies and Stollen.  If that isn’t enough, they have curated some of their market favourites for their Pop Up Shop for you to purchase while picking up some baking. Some of these include maple syrup, roasted nuts, small batch bean to bar chocolate bars, honey, hot sauces, jams and mustards.  Perfect gifts for the food lover or well, just you. If you can’t make it to their Pop Up Shop, we have more good news. They are offering Canada Post deliveries, or pick up at 3 different locations – Main Street Pop Up, Tsawwassen Quay Market (must be taking a BC Ferry to access) and their Langley Shop.  To place your order, visit them online at Sweet Thea Bakery or stop by their Pop Up Shop at 4305 Main Street which is open 11:00 am to 6:00 pm most days, but is open till 7:00 pm on Fridays.  Treat yourself and your family to some amazing baked goods while at the same time supporting a local business.

What’s On East Van: December 15th Edition

15 Dec


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

What’s On East Van: August 25, 2017

25 Aug


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 25, 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.

Grease Sing-A-Long – Rio Theatre – August 26, 2017

The Rio Theatre is hosting a Grease Sing-a-Long complete with lyrics on the screen, the bouncing ball, prop bags and contest. This is an all ages event and costumes are  encouraged and audience participation we are pretty sure mandatory. Fun kicks off at 7:30 pm. Tickets available online at the Rio Theatre.

Small Town Artillery CD Release Concert – The Cultch – August 26, 2017

Musical event happening at The Cultch Saturday night. The horn-powered rock quintet Small Town Artillery releases their full-length, self-titled LP in The Historic Theatre. An evening designed to take the listener on an immersive, explosive, emotional and inevitable ride through the jungles of the heart. Also featured CBC Searchlight winners The Long War and Blues-rock swaggerers Years of the Wolf. Tickets are on a sliding scale $10-$40. For tickets, visit The Cultch.

Toast Pop Up Shop – The Pie Shoppe – August 26 & 27, 2017

The French sisters at The Pie Shoppe, 1875 Powell Street, will be featuring a brunch pop up with Chef Dakota this weekend.  They will be featuring Toast in many forms from around the City with a variety of toppings. They will also be serving their own dam fine coffee, Panoramic Roasters. Brunch happens from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.

Free Screening – Game of Thrones – Rio Theatre – August 27, 2017

If you are a fan of the Game of Thrones, you may wish to check out the free screening of the last 2 episodes of the current season happening this Sunday, August 27th at the Rio Theatre.

Artful Sundays – Napier Greenway -August 27, 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.

Summer Outdoor Concert + Lantern Procession – Trout Lake – August 30, 2017

You are invited to catch the last summer outdoor concert at Trout Lake Community Centre. The musical stylings of Checo Tohomaso who will be on stage at 6:30 pm.  After the concert, there will be a lantern procession around the lake at dusk. You will also have the opportunity stop by and make your own lantern from 6:00 pm to 8:15 pm, or you can bring your own from home. Either way, we suspect it will be pretty magical, musicians will lead the parade around Trout Lake.

Entertainment, Comedy + Live Theatre

Looking for theatre? Havana Theatre is featuring the show Sexual Perversity in Chicago  until August 26th. Show follows a set of friends, two of whom are lovers. Tickets are $13.  If it’s movies you are after, Rio Theatre is ON this weekend with Dirty Dancing on Friday night at 9:00 pm for something fun. PNE Playland is on all weekend with food, beer, games, rides, Super Dogs, shopping & more. Musical performances this weekend include  the band Chicago on Friday night and Colin James on Saturday night. We took in the Colin James show last year, he always puts on an amazing show at this venue.

Image: June Hunter

Walk Strathcona Summer Series June 23 to July 16, 2017

19 Jun



MadeInStrathcona2017The Strathcona Business Improvement Association (BIA) has created some new events for their Walk Strathcona Summer Series which aim is to encourage a vibrant pedestrian destination.  The Strathcona BIA geographic covers the area from Clark Drive in the East to Gore Avenue in the West, and from Railway Street in the North to Venables Street in the South. There is quite an array of businesses situated within this neighbourhood which is one of the older established neighbourhoods in Vancouver. This year, the Strathcona BIA is hosting a few events which help you get familiar with what this area has to offer. First up is the Strathcona Street Party happening June 24th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.  They’ve invited the Vancouver Mural Fest to join the party. You will have the opportunity to watch 9 large scale murals go live on Cordova Street along with live music, craft beer and pizza. To learn more about the event, visit the Facebook page for Strathcona Street Party.   On Saturday, June 24th, they will be hosting walking tours at 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm.  You will get a sense of some of the history of this hear, the diverse business community and uncover some gems. The tour will take you to a Pop Up Shop where you can learn more about their Most Walkable Street initiative and their upcoming events which continue to July 16th. All the events are free to attend. We’ve participated in Made in Strathcona tours in the past and we have say, this is a vibrant community with much to offer.  If you haven’t checked it out recently, you may wish to go for a wander. Some favourites we love in this area include les amis du Fromage, Homestead Junction, The Heatley and newcomer Stratchona Beer.

The Little Mountain Pop Up Shop Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary August 16-21

18 Aug

OneYearLittleMountainPopUpThe Little Mountain Pop Up Shop is a great space located at 4386 Main Street. If you haven’t already checked out this amazing space, we highly recommend you do. Outside of it being a beautiful space run by two fantastic ladies, it is an entrepreneurial hub. Right now, creators of this space, Natasha and Alice are celebrating 1 year in this space. They have created an amazing showcase of over 20 local makers for a special One Year Anniversary Pop Up Shop which includes:

Explorer’s Press
Bag Of Holding
Missy May Bags
SAXX Underwear
Nine O’Clock Gun
Smash + Tess
Tuck Shop Trading Co.
Feelin’ It Decals
Lisa Warren Pottery
G Ceramic And Co
Agnes in August
Lover’s Tempo
Amara Blue Designs
Wheat Kids Clothing
Glitter & Spice
Beauty In The Backcountry
Peregrine Supply Co.
West Coast & Co
Sarah Hammond Studio
Tuzla Interiors

One of many makers participating in this Pop Up Shop is East Van’s Amara Blue Designs. Creator, Kassandra Taylor, makes beautiful hand stamped jewellery which will be available for this Pop Up Shop.

On Thursday, August 18th, you are invited to a celebration night with treats from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm which will feature Salt Spring Coffee cold brews and beers from Postmark Brewing. All donations will go toward a friend’s Ride to Conquer Cancer fundraiser. The Pop Up Shop is open 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily until Sunday, August 21st

Friends With Benefits Pop Up Shop June 17-23, 2016 In Strathcona

7 Jun


Friends With Benefits and Bronze Age are teaming up for a Pop Up Shop in Strathcona from June 17-23, 2016.  They will be located in a studio space at 478 Union Street (at Jackson) with a host of local artisans and makers. We’ve learnt that the line up includes:

Woodlot Candles
Strathcona Stockings
Maggie Boyd Ceramics
AW by Andrea Wong
Foe and Dear
Bronze Age
Folk Fortune
Lissu Linens
Editorial Mag
Explorer’s Press
The Good Spirit
Karen La
Lucy Poskitt
Greg Papove

They will also be hosting workshops and events during the week including:

June 17 – Launch Event. Drinks, shopping and good times 5-10 pm
June 20 – Beginner’s Weaving Class, 6 pm $60 (Includes Kit)
June 22 – Pom Pom Party, 7 pm $25 (Make a pom pom garland)
June 23 – Tunes by Daniel T. and Tarot Readings by The Good Spirit from 5-9 pm

So pop in and check it out the cool space and support your local makers!  They are just down the street from a few of our favs Crackle Crème, The Pie Shoppe and The Union. So many great reasons to pop down.

Photo Credit: Woodlot Candles 


Knifewear Pop Up Shop May 1 – July 31 At 845 East Hastings Street

11 May

KnifeWearLesAmisMelWooIf you love to cook, or know someone that does, then we suggest you make your way down to the Knifewear Pop Up Shop at 845 East Hastings Street. This pop up shop is now on until July 31st in the great space next to les amis du fromage in Strathcona. We recently popped in as they were getting set up on their first day and the place was packed!  What’s in store is an amazing selection of handmade Japanese knives which are yes, ‘scary sharp’ and oh so beautiful to boot.  Everyone working in the store is an ex-chef, so they can answer a whole host of questions and provide some advice on what knives work best for your personal needs. There are some other items on hand in store such as beautiful cutting boards made of Larch wood.  If you need knives sharpened, bring them down and watch it first hand. Of course, if stop in at Knifewear, we do recommend you also stop in next door at les amis du fromage and check out the amazing selection of cheeses. Outside of their cheese selection, they also have a delicious selection of gourmet frozen foods, giftware, cutting boards, crackers, olive oils and much more. And if the idea hasn’t already crossed your mind, you could easily pop in and throw together just about everything you need for a picnic.  If you wish to learn more about Knifewear and what makes their knives so you unique, we invite you to check out their website or pop by their Pop Up Shop on till July 31st.

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Prado Café Is Hosting A Holiday Pop Up Shop In The Fraserhood December 16

9 Dec

PradoCafeHolidayPopUpPrado Café is hosting a Pop Up Shop at their new location at 4208 Fraser Street on Wednesday, December 16th. They are featuring a great line up of local makers and artisans.  Some of those that we hear will be on hand include Black Candle Society which makes natural soy wax candles, Rish Jewellery with some beautiful jewellery such as those pictured below,  Cheile Skincare with natural skincare products, KM Tremills author or Great Lands & Fated series, plus White Pineapple Co. with some delish Christmas baking as well as Mixers & Elixirs with tart and sweet natural drinking vinegars.  The Pop Up Shop happens from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Wednesday, December 16th.   What a great way to shop, no crazy malls or parking. Stop by grab a coffee and leisurely wander between the various artisans on hand. All the while, you are supporting local makers and your local economy. We think it’s pretty win win.

Photo Credit: Rish Jewellery

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Pop Up Shop at les amis du Fromage With 3 Local Vendors November 22nd and 23rd

16 Nov

TheLemonSquare2Les amis du FROMAGE is hosting another delicious Pop Up Shop during the weekend of the Eastside Culture Crawl. Their East Van location at 843 East Hastings is a hop, skip and jump from many of the artist studios participating in the Eastside Culture Crawl on November 22nd and 23rd. We encourage you to stop by les amis du Fromage between Noon and 4:00 pm to check out one of these great local vendors.  On hand will be The Salty Cookie Company which is the brainchild of Meredith Kaufman who has been a pastry chef for many years and The Lemon Square which make delicious handmade lemon squares with fresh lemons, butter and a dusting of coconut. Very addictive speaking from experience.  Natalie Ferrari-Morton brings you her locally made East Van Jams.  Natalie is all about “more love, less sugar”. Unlike conventional jams, East Van Jam is made with a 4:1 fruit to sugar ratio. That means four cups of real fruit (not juice from concentrate) to one cup of sugar and using 95% BC grown fruit (organic as often as possible and some straight from East Van backyards).  You can bet there will be lots of samples on hand.  Les amis du fromage will be open from 10:00 am- 6:00 pm during the weekend of the Eastside Culture Crawl (November 22nd & 23rd). Come out and support these budding entrepreneurs and, of course, the artists participating in the Eastside Culture Crawl!

Photo Credit: The Lemon Square

Petit Four Pastries Pop Up Shop At les amis du Fromage April 5th

4 Apr

petitfourprofileLes amis du Fromage at 843 East Hastings Street is hosting another great Pop Up Shop this Saturday. They have invited their new friends from Petit Four Pastries who they discovered during a recent visit to the Baker’s Market in South Vancouver. The upcoming Pop Up Shop will showcase the talents of the four bakers behind Petit Four Pastries being Ada, Alyssa, Carol and Minnie. The ladies met in pastry school a couple of years ago and opened their new venture in January of this year. Their sweet treats have been selling like hot cakes from the get go.  This Saturday, the ladies from Petit Four Pastries will have a selection of decorative cookies, mint brownies, almond financiers which happen to be gluten free and small bite-sized desserts also known as petit four.  The Pop Up Shop is located directly next to les amis du fromage’s East Van location at 843 East Hastings Street and will be open from Noon – 5 pm this Saturday.  If you miss them there, will the ladies will be back at the Baker’s Market at the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre on April 20th, 27th and May 4th.

Photos:  Petit Four Pastries




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