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What’s On East Van: January 11th Edition

11 Jan


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.

Totem Pole Raising Ceremony – Collingwood Neighbourhood House – January 12th

This Saturday witness one of the those rare opportunities a Totem Pole Raising Ceremony. The event begins at 10:30 am with a community parade from Collingwood Neighbourhood House, 5288 Joyce Street, to Collingwood Neighbourhood House’s Annex at 3690 Vanness Avenue. This is a free event. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Unscriptured: The Extended Version  – Havana Theatre – January 11th & 12th

A 2018 Vancouver Pick of the Fringe award winning comedy, Unscriptured is at Havana Theatre this Friday and Saturday night. The production is a completely improvised church service for a religion made up on the spot. You, the audience, gets to make the suggestions.  This formerly 1 man show has been expanded to include a choir and guest preachers.  Tickets are $5.00 and a collection plate will get circulated after the show in true church form. For tickets, visit Showpass.

Comedy For A Cure – Rio Theatre – January 12th

You are invited for an evening of comedy with Charlie Demers, Jacob Samuel and host Katie-Ellen Humphries. These three are regulars on CBC’s The Debaters and will be on stage this Saturday for a Funny Fun FUNdraiser at the Rio Theatre to benefit the Tumour Foundation of BC and children and individuals with neurofibromatosis (NF). Show gets under way at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $25. For more info, visit the Rio Theatre.

Tribute to David Bowie – Rickshaw Theatre – January 12th

This Saturday night a group of local talents including Cass King, The Next Right, We Found A Lovebird and Pointed Sticks will play tribute to David Bowie at the Rickshaw Theatre.  All proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society. Tickets are $15. For advance tickets, visit Rickshaw Theatre.

Circle Game: Reimagining The Music Of Joni Mitchell – Firehall Arts Centre – January 12th

The Firehall Arts Centre brings the music of a Canadian icon to the stage this weekend with the Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell. A stellar line up of musicians will be performing her songs as of this Saturday. For tickets information, visit Firehall Arts Centre. 

Clueless: The Improvised Murder Mystery – Havana Theatre – January 13th

Not ready for the weekend to be over come Sunday?  Clueless: The Improvised Murder Mystery may just be the ticket. Who did it? Mrs. Peacock in the pantry with poison. Mr. Black in the Billiards room with a blunder bass. Miss Scarlett in the scullery with a scalpel. Six suspects. Seven rooms. Eight weapons. No Clue. You are invited to come help solve the murder and catch the villain. Fun gets under way at 9:00 pm. Tickets are $12 and available through Showpass.

Comedy, Entertainment & Live Music

Looking for more live music, did you know The Heatley in Strathcona regularly features live music?  This Friday, they have Emily Molloy, Mary Matheson and Alexandra Staseson from 8 – 11 pm. Sundays they offer bluegrass music with brunch 11 am – 3 pm.

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 3-7 pm, no cover.

Looking to shop local? Be sure to check out one of the farmer markets happening this weekend. Saturday is Riley Park Farmers Market 10 am – 2 pm. Sunday is Hastings Park Farmers Market also 10 am – 2 pm.  To see more of what’s on in East Vancouver including local events for New Year’s Eve, check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those watching their wallet and well who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

Album Release & CD Release Party for Nat Jay Rickshaw Theatre September 12th

7 Sep

NatJaySinger, songwriter, and recording artist Nat Jay is excited to announce the release of her acoustic EP, Quiet Dreams, on iTunes Tuesday, September 8. This release marks one year since the release of her highly acclaimed debut full-length, All I Think When I Wake Up, which is up for Pop Album of the Year at the 2015 Western Canadian Music Awards the following week. To celebrate Nat Jay will host an album release party on Saturday, September 12 at the Rickshaw Theatre, 254 East Hastings Street at 8:00 pm. Nat Jay will perform two sets at this unique show – one acoustic set with guitar and strings, and one full band set. The opener for the evening will be local buzz artist Jasper Sloan Yip, who is fresh off appearances at the Vancouver Folk Festival, Arts Wells and the Tiny Lights Festival.   Since the release of her debut EP Lights Across the Sky in 2008, Nat Jay has shared the stage with Canada’s own two-time JUNO Award winner Dan Mangan, Matthew Barber, Oh Susanna, and Justin Rutledge, as well as New York City’s Jay Brannan and Australia’s folk-blues group, Angus & Julia Stone. Advance tickets are now available online at Rickshaw Theatre for $10 or at the door for $15 the night of the performance. Ticket prices are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Tickets are also available at Redcat, Highlife and Neptoon Records.

Mrs. Warren’s Profession The Rickshaw Theatre April 22 – 27

7 Apr

RickshawMrs.WarrensMrs. Warren’s Profession is a theatre event being presented by Alley Theatre starting April 22nd for a four day run.  This play was originally written in 1893 by George Bernard Shaw and was originally banned for its controversial subject matter for over 30 years.  Alley Theatre invites you to a post modern revisitation of this famous play which will include live music by Juno award-winning musicians Gentle Party featuring Shanto Acharia, Meredith Bates and Elisa Thorn at the Rickshaw Theatre, 254 E. Hastings Street.

The play centers around a young woman who discovers her privileged lifestyle was paid for by her mother’s sex work. The two women enter a battle over what it means to be a modern woman, a working woman and just plain be a woman.  Tickets are available for $20 in advance at Brown Paper Tickets or $25 at the door (cash only). $3 from every ticket will be donated to WISH Drop-In Centre Society and PACE Society.  Show starts at 8:00 pm sharp each evening.

The Irish Edge At The Rickshaw Theatre Saturday March 8th

25 Feb
Celtic Fest Vancouver now in its 10th year takes over Vancouver from March 8th – 16th with a series of events that include live music, dance and theatre. Among the line up of many great events, is the Irish Edge at the Rickshaw Theatre, 254 E. Hastings Street, Saturday, March 8th. 

The night kicks off at 9:00 pm with Ireland’s hottest band Hermitage Green in their first ever Canadian performance. Following them is Vancouver’s own, Vagabonds, an all Irish group bringing you Celtic-edged contemporary rock and traditional Irish favourites.  Dancing Gaelic-style is encouraged!  Tickets for this event are available for $25 at Tickets Tonight, or $30 at the door, provided the event isn’t sold out. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. for what is sure to be a lively eventful evening.
Photo: Hermitage Green (Celtic Fest Vancouver)
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