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East Van Extravaganza Saturday May 20, 2017 At The Rio Theatre

17 May

AffordableConcertSeriesIf you are looking for a fun night out, maybe listen to some live music and dance, you may wish to check out this East Van Extravaganza happening Saturday at the Rio Theatre. They are hosting the Affordable Concert Series which consists of a line up of 4 bands, being Disco Funeral with an energetic and electric vibe, then there’s Hard Rock Miners with Hillbilly Party Punk, next up is Rio Samaya with their South American Latin fusion and The Walkins which we hear will get you grinding and grooving.  As this is East Van, this event is come as you are whether it’s your Daytons, Blundstones, Berkinstocks or anything in between, you are invited to come down and get into the groove.  Tickets are a very reasonable $20 in advance or $25 at the door.  If you are organized and plan to go with a group of friends, you can purchase a group pack of 10 tickets for $150.  Note, this event has bar service thus not suitable for minors. Must be 19+. Come get your groove on. To get your tickets in advance, visit Rio Theatre.

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22nd Annual Stone Soup Festival Saturday May 13th at Britannia Community Centre

10 May

StoneSoupFestivalBritannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier Street, is hosting the 22nd Annual Stone Soup Festival on Saturday, May 13th.  This annual event is a celebration of food, art, environment and community. You can expect to find a food market, local artists, community groups, talks and workshops, live music, tea leaf reading, children’s activities, free soup and much more. The Stone Soup Festival aims to bring awareness to the issues of food security, the benefits of sharing resources and eating ‘local’ and celebrating the diversity of food in our neighbourhood, the environment and its importance to the culture of our community.  Some of the highlights from this year’s festival include:    

 

             Wild Salmon Caravan Art Build with Artist Nadine Pluzak
Location: West Zone 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Katari Performance
Location West Zone 1:00 pm

V’ni Dansi-Metis Dance & History. Come Learn The Red River Jig
Location: Gym D 2:00 pm

Pasta Jewellery Making Workshop with Paula Luther
Location: Britannia Courtyard 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Britannia Box of Light with Kelty Jean McKerracher & Ronnie Dean Harris
Location: Britannia Site: 12:00 – 5:00 pm

There will be live music on the Commercial Drive Stage starting at Noon with the Carnival Band kicking things off, then at 1:00 pm Backspin takes the stage followed by the Tim Sars Duo at 2:00 pm. After that The Vancouver Fiddle Club keep things moving about 3:00 pm which are followed by Rio Samaya at 4:00 p.m. The Stone Soup Festival kicks off at Noon and runs till 5:00 pm. This is a family friendly event with lots of activities for the kids including face painting, storytelling and a kids activity area.  For more information, contact the Britannia Community Centre at T: 604.718.5800.

Trout Lake Outdoor Summer Concert Series July 8 – August 26, 2015

22 Jun

TroutLakeConcertSeriesThe Trout Lake Community Center, 3360 Victoria Drive, begins their weekly free outdoor Summer Concert Series Wednesday, July 8th at 6:30 p.m. with the Brock House Band. This is a 17 piece big band with a vocalist style from the 1940-1970s and includes a dance performance by Dez Dancer during their break. The following week, July 15th you will find Silk Road performing. Up next on July 22nd the Soda Crackers hits this stage with vintage country, jazz and roots music.

July 29th brings Group Truva to the stage with a combination of traditional Turkish and international influences. On August 5th, Caracus will explode on stage with Ska beats, jazz, Afro-Cuban rhythms along with tons of Latin mojo for what is expected to be a lively show. On August 12th, the Rio Samaya Band brings you original songs and poetry that combine Latin, reggae and rhumba.  Deanna Knight & The Hot Club of Mars will travel back in time on August 19th and bring you sounds from the early jazz era of the 1920s and 1930s. Lastly, on August 26th Kara-Kata Afrobeat Group brings you a mix of many sounds including reggae, Calypso, gospel, modern funk, jazz, blues, salsa and more.

All performances will be held on the East side of Trout Lake Community Centre. There will again be a BBQ and a kids art station.  You are invited to bring a blanket, bring the family, your friends and come enjoy the music. Dancing is encouraged. Note, any rained out concerts will be held in the Grandview Room.

20th Annual Stone Soup Festival At Britannia Community Centre May 9

16 Apr

StoneSoupFestivalBritannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier Street, is hosting the 20th Anniversary of the Stone Soup Festival on Saturday, May 9th. This annual event is a celebration of food, art, environment and community. You can expect to find a food market, local artists, community groups, talks and workshops, live music, tea leaf reading, children’s activities, free soup and much more. The Stone Soup Festival aims to bring awareness to the issues of food security, the benefits of sharing resources and eating ‘local’ and celebrating the diversity of food in our neighbourhood, the environment and its importance to the culture of our community.

Some of the highlights from this year’s festival include:

The Food Connection: Spice Blending Demonstration/Workshop
12:00 pm
Family Activity Room

Hives For Humanity: A Bee Behavior Workshop
2:00 pm
Family Activity Room

Re-indigenizing The Land & Food System: Talk by Dawn Morrison, Secwepemc First Nation
3:30 pm
Britannia Library

There will be live music on the Commercial Drive Stage starting at Noon with the Carnival Band kicking things off, then at 1:00 pm Backspin takes the stage followed by the Tim Sars Duo at 2:00 pm. After that Russell Shumsky and Bud Kurz keep things moving about 3:00 pm and they are followed by Rio Samaya at 4:00 p.m. The Stone Soup Festival kicks off at Noon and runs till 5:00 pm. This is a family friendly event with lots of activities for the kids including face painting, storytelling and a kids activity area.  For more information, contact the Britannia Community Centre at T: 604.718.5800.

19th Annual Stone Soup Festival Britannia Community Centre May 10th

6 May

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The Stone Soup Festival gets under way this Saturday in the Napier Greenway at the Britannia Community Centre, 1661 Napier Street at Commercial Drive.  This annual event is a celebration of food, art, environment and community. You can expect to find a food market, local artists, community groups, talks and workshops, live music, tea leaf reading, children’s activities, free soup and much more.  The Stone Soup Festival aims to bring awareness to the issues of food security, the benefits of sharing resources and eating ‘local’ and celebrating the diversity of food in our neighbourhood, the environment and its importance to the culture of our community.

Some of the highlights from this year’s festival include:

Cookbook: “This East Van Kitchen” by Kennedy Telford & Kim Mulder
Author Talk:  1:00 pm
Workshop: “Living Well For Less” 2:00 pm
Book Signing & Sales 12:00 – 5:00 pm Family Activity Room

Workshop: Painting & Printmaking With Recycled Materials 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Make A Special Occasion Card & More!
Magpie’s Nest Community Art Space Britannia Site

Treekeepers Tree Pick-Up 12:00 -2:00 pm Britannia Site
Tree Planting & Care Demo 1:30 pm

“Feeding A Hungry Planet With Engaged Ecology”
Author Talk: David Tracey 3:00 pm Britannia Library

Professor Banjo: Children’s Music Performance 1:00 pm

Publik Secrets: Mobile Puppet Theatre Performance 2:00 pm

Live music will be on hand at the Commercial Drive Stage at Noon with the Carnival Band kicking things off, then at 1:00 pm Rio Samaya takes over, after that Russell Shumsky and Bud Kurz move things along at 2:00 pm, Backspin takes over at 3:00 pm and Glen Watts finishes things up at 4:00 pm. The Stone Soup Festival kicks off at Noon and runs till 5:00 pm.

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