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Story Story Lie Championships June 12, 2019 – Did You Miss All The Fun?

18 Jun

StoryStoryLieThe third season of the hit storytelling game show “Story Story Lie” came to a close June 12th with its championship round. Winners of past shows were brought back for an ultimate battle of the best to tell their hilarious and cringe-worthy stories. This show is a riot and different than any other kind of show you’ll see in Vancouver. If you’re looking for something new and fun to do you have to check out the next season of Story Story Lie at the Rio Theatre.

How it works is that each comedian/improvisor/actor gets five minutes to tell their story. Afterwards, the audience gets to interrogate them to try to figure out if the story is real or a lie. In the end, you text in your best guess as to which story was a lie and bust the liar! There are also prizes for those who guess right. The show is created, produced and hosted by Jo Dworschak and promises to entertain.

Story Story Lie will be back at the Rio Theatre in September. If you think you have what it takes and have a good story to share, you can apply to actually be on the show! For more information, visit Story Story Lie.

By Contributing Writer Nicole Alivojvodic

Story Story Lie Championships June 12th

21 May

StoryStoryLieJune12thIt’s the end of the season for the folks at Story Story Lie. That means, Championships! Their season finale brings back the year’s biggest winners to compete for the biggest prize of the year, best storyteller. Each storyteller will bring their most unbelievable story, which is pretty remarkable considering their winning stories include armed robbery, bar fights, role play, accidentally becoming a gang member and boy scouts gone bad.  But in the end there can only be one BEST storyteller.  Who will it be? Can you spot the liar?

This year’s Championships pits some great local talent against each other. They include:

 

Greame Duffy (Actor and Improvisor)
Melanie Rose (Yuk Yuks, Heavy Metal Comedy)
Ashlee Ferral (Vancouver Theatre Sports Rookie League )
Andrew Lynch (VAMP and Geeks Vs Nerds)
Montana Roselle (Dyck Spacee)
Claire Pollock (The Dirty Betty Show)

This event will sell out. So if interested in attending, advance tickets are recommended and available for $10 at the Rio Theatre. Or you can try you luck and grab tickets at the door for $12.

What’s On East Van: May 17th Edition

17 May

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some cool events for the upcoming weekend.  Beyond the weekend, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

The Day Trippers – Federico’s Supper Club – May 17th

The Day Trippers will be performing at Federico’s Supper Club, 1728 Commercial Drive, this Friday night.  If you love Beatles music, a great meal along with dancing, this Friday Federico’s Supper Club is the spot to be.

The Fitting Room – Havana Theatre – May 17th & 18th

The Victoria Fringe award winning production The Fitting Room finishes up it’s run this week at Havana Theatre. The play about four teens, a mom and a rabbi touch on the sudden death of a 13 year old after a dare. This poignant production received Victoria Fringe’s Best Overall Favourite and Bravest Awards. Tickets are $15-$20 and available through Showpass.com.

Nassim – The Cultch – May 17th & 18th

From Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour has brought an audacious theatrical experiment to the stage.  Each night a different performer joins the playwright on stage, while the script waits unseen in a sealed box. The show is partly autobiographical yet we hear powerfully universal. The show is a striking theatrical demonstration of how language can both divide and unite us. This production is getting rave reviews, just a few more days to catch it. For tickets, visit The Cultch.

Cat Video Fest 2019 – Rio Theatre May 18th

Love cats and/or cat videos?  You will want to check out Cat Video Fest 2019 this Saturday afternoon.  The event features a compilation of the latest and best cat videos including animations, music videos and random submissions.  This is a perfect feel good event, who doesn’t need a bit of that. Added bonus, it’s a fund raiser for VOKRA – Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association based in East Vancouver that does amazing work in the community.  Advance tickets are $12.50, or you can purchase them at the door $14.50.

Zero Waste Vegan Market – 520 Alexander Street – May 18th 

If you want to learn more about how to implement a zero waste lifestyle, you are invited to this free public event being held this Saturday at 520 Alexander Street. The market is hosted by Peace People Project and runs from 11 am 4 pm. You are encouraged to bring your own reusable bags and containers.

Pop Up Bakery – les amis du fromage – May 18th

Ritchie’s Bakery is back at les amis du fromage, 843 East Hastings St. this Saturday. Beautiful artisan breads and sweet treats available surrounded by an amazing cheese selection.  Pretty perfect. Pop Up happens from 11 am – 3 pm.

Baby Face Brass – Café Deux Soleils – May 18th

If you wish to take in some energetic live music this long weekend, you may wish to check out BabyFace Brass performing at Café Deux Soleils this Saturday night. BabyFace Brass is billed as Vancouver’s premier street jazz and party band.  Doors  open at 8 pm and music kicks off at 9 pm. Admission $10.

Eastside Flea – 550 Malkin Avenue  – May 18th & 19th 

The Eastside Flea is happening Saturday and Sunday at 550 Malkin Avenue from 11 am to 5 pm. Lots of great vintage finds along side local makers, food trucks and cocktails will be available for purchase. Admission is $2.00.

Vancouver Postcard Show & Sale – Hastings Community Centre – May 19th

A good old fashioned paper collection of postcards will be on display this Sunday at the Hastings Community Centre from 10 am to 4 pm.  You can expect to find vintage posters, stamps, historical photographs and more. Sounds like a pretty cool event.

LIVE MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT & COMEDY

Looking for more live music, did you know The Heatley in Strathcona regularly features live music?  Every Sunday 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 3:00 pm – 7:00 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 at 30th & Ontario from 10 am – 2 pm and Trout Lake Farmers Market from 9 am – 2 pm at John Hendry Park.  To see more of What’s On in East Vancouver,  check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those on a budget and in Vancouver, who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

What’s On East Van: April 26th Edition

26 Apr

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some cool events for the upcoming weekend.  Beyond the weekend, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

Out Again At The Inn – Havana Theatre – April 26th & 27th

This Friday and Saturday, Havana Theatre plays host to an original comedy Out Again At The Inn.  Mary and Marie run a busy bed and breakfast with a bit of help from an always high neighbor. Mary and Marie host a jam making contest and their least favourite guests come to say.  It’s a recipe for things going wrong.  Catch the production Friday & Saturday at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $20 and available online through Showpass.

The Annual Animation Show of Shows – Rio Theatre April 26th & 28th

If you love animation, the Rio Theatre plays host to the Animation Show of Shows.  It will feature 15 thought-provoking, poignant, and very funny animated shorts from around the world. Films are being shown Friday night  at 6:15 pm and Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm. For tickets, visit Rio Theatre.

Family Yoga – Trout Lake Community Centre – April 27th

Trout Lake Community Centre is hosting Family Yoga this Saturday with live music from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Cost is $1.

Trev Deeley’s For The Animals – April 27th

If you love animals, you will want to stop by the Second Annual Trev Deeley Day For Animals happening this Saturday at the Trev Deeley dealership located at 1875 Boundary Road.  It’s a great opportunity to learn more about many of the local rescue organizations doing great work in the community. Event happens between 11:00  am to 3:00 pm.

The Vancouver Market – Wise Hall – April 27th

The Vancouver Market is back at the Wise Hall this Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Stop by and find vintage by Calico Vintage, handmade jewellery by the Burning Circle, cool handmade bags by Estylo and if you have been eyeing macramé plant holders, Four Knots will be on hand with a selection. Stop by the Wise, 1882 Adanac Street to see all that will be on hand.

Earth Day – Everett Crowley Park – April 27th 

Volunteers gather every year to plant trees in Everett Crowley Park in SE Vancouver. Everett Crowley Park is a 38-hectare large forested park and if you don’t know, was once a garbage dump. It is now Vancouver’s 5th largest park.  This Saturday you are invited to help plant one of a 1,000 trees from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. There will also be face painting for the kids and the opportunity to make your own chia pet courtesy of the folks at River District.

Hop Circuit – Yeast Van – April 28th

Hop Circuit returns to Yeast Van this Sunday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 17 local craft breweries and distillers will open their doors for tours and tastings.  Our fav spot for a tour is Odd Society Spirits, but they are all worthy.

Vancouver Pet-Sitting Swap – Trout Lake – April 28th

A pet sitting swap is happening this Sunday at Trout Lake Dog Beach between 3:00 and 5:00 pm.  If you have a pet and need some help sitting, organizers are connecting you with other pet owners nearby or wannabe pet owners. This is a free event, but registration is required via Eventbrite.

LIVE MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT & COMEDY

Looking for more live music, did you know The Heatley in Strathcona regularly features live music?  Every Sunday 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 3:00 pm – 7:00 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,  check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those on a budget and in Vancouver, who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

What’s On East Van: April 12th Edition

12 Apr

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some cool events for the upcoming weekend.  Beyond the weekend, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

Live Music with Adyn Townes & Poor Nameless Boy – Café Deux Soleils – April 12th

Singer and songwriter, Adyn Townes, performs at Café Deux Soleils Friday night. Adyn hails from Canada’s East Coast where storytelling is a way of life and is a big part of his music.  Performance kicks off at 8:00 pm. Cover is $10.

PAWS Appreciation Event – Tisol Grandview Highway – April 13th

Calling all animal lovers! This Saturday you are invited to stop by Tisol Granrday, 3033 Grandview Highway, to meet some puppies that will be available for adoption from 11:00 am to Noon, but don’t rush off too quick, there are other dogs coming from 1:00 – 2:00 pm that will also be available for adoption. You are also invited to bring your pet, cat, dog, bird, as there will be a photo booth so you can bring your pet to have a photo taken. All proceeds from the photo booth go to Thank Dog I am Out Dog Rescue Society.

Vaisakhi Parade – Main Street – April 13th

The Vaisakhi Parade happens this Saturday, April 13th on Vancouver’s Main Street.  This harvest festival is tradition, amazing food and quite the community celebration.  The parade begins at the Ross Street Temple, 8000 Ross Street and travels West on SE Marine Drive and turning up Main Street and then heads East on 49th Avenue, South on Fraser Street then carries on East on 57th and South on Ross Street.  Click on map to see a visual of the route.  Parade begins at 11:00. Event runs to 5:00 pm.

Bohemian Rhapsody – Sing-A-Long Version – Rio Theatre April 13th

Love the music of Queen? How about belting it out with the rest of the theatre?  The Rio Theatre hosts a Sing-A-Long Version of Bohemian Rhapsody this Saturday night at 7:30 pm. To get your tickets, visit the Rio Theatre.

Impromptu Cabaret Festival – Havana Vancouver – April 13th

You are invited to get up close and personal with this 1 hour cabaret show.  The show features musical theatre along with performers, topics expected to delight.  Shows begin at 1:00 pm and keeps running at various times throughout the afternoon into the evening. Tickets are $20 and available through Showpass. For more info, check out Havana Vancouver.

Nifty For Fifty – Heritage Hall – April 14th

Looking for a great deal from local designers?  Nifty For Fifty is back at the Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, this Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Expect to find everything from jewellery to kids clothing, bags, pottery, vintage and more.  Some items up to 80% off and everything is $50 or less. Admission is $2.00 at the door.

Main Street Mixed Bag – The Ellis Building – April 14th

The Main Street Mixed Bag is back at The Ellis Building, 1024 Main Street. This is as the name implies a mixed bag of yard sale vendors, collectibles, vintage and handmade.  Entry is free and dogs are welcome. The market happens 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.

The Tashme Project: The Living Archives – Firehall Arts Centre 

The Tashme Project: The Living Archives wraps up at the Firehall Arts Centre on April 13th. The Living Archives traces the history and common experience of the Nisei (second generation Japanese Canadians) through childhood, internment in Canada during the Second World War, and post-war resettlement east of the Rockies. This production is an embodiment of Nisei character, language, spirit and story, and brings to light a part of Canadian history.

LIVE MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT & COMEDY

Looking for more live music, did you know The Heatley in Strathcona regularly features live music?  Every Sunday 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 3:00 pm – 7:00 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,  check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those on a budget and in Vancouver, who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

What’s On East Van: April 5th Edition

5 Apr

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some cool events for the upcoming weekend.  Beyond the weekend, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

Bonfire Nights – Fundraiser For Aunt Leah’s Place – April 5th

A group of talented musicians are hosting an inaugural Bonfire Nights Fundraising event in support of Aunt Leah’s Place on Friday, April 5th. My Blue Dirt Girl trio, Sarah Wheeler and Reid Jamieson will perform at The Notional Space, 1523 Pender Street.  Luppolo’s Brewing Co. will be donating some craft beer for the evening along with special camp mugs. Doors open at 7:30 pm, music kicks off at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $20 and available through Brown Paper Tickets.

Old Time Dance Party – Wise Hall – April 5th 

Professor Bango and The Estro-Jennies bring a night of square dancing with lessons on the spot this Friday night to the Wise Hall.  Everyone is welcome. Doors open at 8:00 pm, dancing starts at 9:00 pm.  Tickets are $17.50 online and $25 at the door.

Movie ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – Rio Theatre April 5th & April 7th

If you missed this Oscar winning movie Bohemian Rhapsody celebrating the music of Queen and their lead singer Freddie Mercury played fabulously by Rami Malek, you are in luck. The movie is showing twice this weekend, Friday and Sunday nights. For tickets, visit Rio Theatre.

The Tashme Project: The Living Archives – Firehall Arts Centre 

The Tashme Project: The Living Archives is now on at the Firehall Arts Centre until April 13th. The Living Archives traces the history and common experience of the Nisei (second generation Japanese Canadians) through childhood, internment in Canada during the Second World War, and post-war resettlement east of the Rockies. This production is an embodiment of Nisei character, language, spirit and story, and brings to light a part of Canadian history.

5th Annual Beer Bash – Britannia Community Centre – April 6th 

This Saturday, Britannia Community Ice Rink plays host to the 5th Annual Beer Bash. This is a fundraiser for BASH – Britannia After School Hockey. 100% of the proceeds going to kids playing hockey.  Outside of watching some great hockey with 5 teams battling it out, you will find 25 local craft breweries serving cans/tastings on the rink concourse. Tickets are $25.

BC Distilled Main Event – Croatian Cultural Centre – April 6th

BC Distilled happens for the 6th year this Saturday at the Croatian Cultural Centre. The event is an artisan distillery festival, so lots of tastings available by great local makers. The Main Distilling Event happens Saturday night from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Tickets are $70.

Documentary – A Perfect 14 – Rio Theatre – April 7th

This documentary explores the world of plus size models fighting to reshape the fashion industry and shake the tree as to what defines beauty.  A Perfect 14 shows this Sunday afternoon at the Rio Theatre 3:30 pm. A Q&A follows with the filmmaker. For tickets, visit the Rio Theatre.

Anthology: Sci-Fi Sundays – Havana Theatre – April 7th 

A new show from Instant Theatre starts this Sunday. Anthology explores the farthest reaches of the galaxy, mix in a little drama, some adventure, maybe a cautionary tale and who knows what may come.  Tickets are $12. To purchase advance tickets, visit Showpass.

LIVE MUSIC, ENTERTAINMENT & COMEDY

Looking for more live music, did you know The Heatley in Strathcona regularly features live music?  Every Sunday 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 3:00 pm – 7:00 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,  check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those on a budget and in Vancouver, who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

Story Story Lie: The Hangover At Rio Theatre Wednesday April 10th

26 Mar

StoryStoryLie2019Story Story Lie is back at The Rio Theatre Wednesday, April 10th with The Hangover.  The hangover only lasts a day, but the stories last a lifetime. Story Story Lie has one simple premise: Vancouver’s best storytellers, comedians, and performers share high-stakes, near-impossible, unique stories that seem too tall to be true. The catch? Only ONE of the SIX stories is a lie. During the show audience members get to question the contestants in an attempt to reveal the liar. The first audience member to guess who the liar is, wins respect, admiration and an amazing prize! The line up of storytellers include:

Paul Anthony (Talent Time)
Graeme Duffy (Improv Against Humanity)
Emma Cooper (Rape is Real & Everywhere)
Ally Baharoon, (the stuttering story-teller)
Jessica Pigeau (Autistic comedian)
Lydia Rickards (British comedian)
Host:  Jo Dworschak

Note, due to the intoxicating subject matter this show is x-rated. For those that have never been, the show WILL certainly contain strong language, somewhat mature and immature subject matter. To purchase your advance tickets, visit Rio Theatre.

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