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What’s On East Van: November 17th Edition

17 Nov

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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.

Eastside Culture Crawl – Various Locations – November 16-19, 2017

Over 480 artists open their studios to the public during the Eastside Culture Crawl. It is an amazing opportunity to check out all the talent that’s packed in Vancouver. Whether you go for a few hours or all day and/or evening we recommend checking out this event in some fashion. Lots to eat and nibble whilst you wander. If you missed our feature Bits & Bites, check it out to see where’s a good spot to refuel.

Print Making Workshop – Strange Fellows Brewing – November 18 & 19, 2017

Strange Fellows Brewing on Clark Drive is again joining in on the fun of the Eastside Culture Crawl. They will be hosting a printmaking workshop Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This is a first come served event and space is limited. All ages are welcome.

Britannia Christmas Craft Fair – Britannia Community Centre – November 17-19, 2017

The Britannia Christmas Craft Fair will be held at the Britannia Community Centre Friday afternoon from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm and will continue over the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Admission is free, stop in and check out this long standing community event. To see what other artisan markets and craft fairs are happening this weekend, check out our list on ILiveInEastVan.

Modern Calligraphy– Barefoot Contessa  – November 19, 2017

If you ever wanted to try your hand at modern calligraphy, your chance is this Sunday, November 19th.   LeLe Chan Designs will be leading this cool workshop happening at Barefoot Contessa at 3715 Main Street. In this 2 hour workshop, you will learn how to use the tools, the basic strokes and letter form. Cost is $150 and registration via Eventbrite.

Chocolate Lovers Cooking Class – Trout Lake Comm. Centre – November 19, 2017

Love chocolate?  Then you may wish to spend what is expected to be a rainy afternoon making chocolate lava cakes and our delectable goodness that you get to eat and/or take home with you.  Class is hosted by the lovely Valentine of Tartine & Maple. Cost is $60 and registration is through City of Vancouver.

Coco Love Alcorn – Rio Theatre – November 21 & 22, 2017

Coco Love Alcorn will be playing at the Rio Theatre this coming Tuesday, November 21st along with her band. She will also be joined on stage by 6 local choirs over the 2 nights. She’s a local favourite. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

WISE Wednesday Drop-In Stich & Craft- Wise Hall – November 21, 2017

If you’re crafty and want to hang out with other creative crafters, WISE Wednesday Drop-In Stitch & Craft happens weekly at the Wise Hall. Whether you knit, crochet, embroider, needlepoint or something else portable, stop by. Everyone is welcome. This is now a weekly event that will continue from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm every Wednesday until May 30, 2018.

Entertainment, Comedy + Live Theatre

The Rio Grande Film Festival is on now until the end of the weekend at the Rio Theatre.   Of course, the winter farmer markets are in full swing with 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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2nd Annual Eastside Culture Crawl Brewery Tour & Fundraiser July 8, 2017

28 Jun

EastsideCultureCrawl2The Eastside Culture Crawl Society invites you to an afternoon of beer tasting. The 2nd Annual Eastside Culture Crawl Brewery Tour is a fundraiser for the Eastside Culture Crawl Society which showcases the amazing artistic talent in East Vancouver.  On July 8th, the price of a ticket gets you a tour and tasting at 4 craft breweries including Luppolo Brewing Company, Storm Brewing and Strathcona Beer Company. The afternoon finishes off with a wrap up party at Strange Fellows Brewing. The event goes ahead rain or shine, you can cycle or walk the tour, but you must be 19 years or older to participate. Starting point is 1000 Parker Street parking lot.  Tickets are $52 each and available through Eventbrite.

Image Credit: Eastside Culture Crawl Society

Vancouver Foodster Brings Tasting Plates To Commercial Drive August 12

24 Jul

ILiveInEastVanMarch302013 356Richard Wolak of Vancouver Foodster is bringing  back his Tasting Plates to Commercial Drive.  What is Tasting Plates?  It is basically a culinary roving tour that takes place at different food and/or beverage establishments.  You register for the event at the designated spot in this case, Federico’s Supper Club, 1728 Commercial Drive.  You show up with your printed or digital tickets that you purchased online and in turn receive your Tasting Plates Cards and menus.   Thereafter, you wander whether by bike, foot, car or transit to the various venues and nibble away to your hearts content. Each location will have specific menu items on offer for the Tasting Plates.

Commercial Drive is a place we love to frequent. It has so much offer whether on the Drive itself or the neighbouring streets surrounding the Drive. If you are looking for a bite to eat, a coffee, a drink, live music, or just hanging out people watching, there are so many choices on the Drive. Richard will be featuring many of our favourites during his upcoming edition of Tasting Plates. On August 12th, you will start things off at Federico’s Supper Club.  Outside of enjoying something delectable from Chef Romy and always amazing service, you will have the pleasure of listening to the sounds of Lesismore. Next up on the list is Fratelli Bakery, 1795 Commercial Drive, which is literally a hop across the street.  Fratelli Bakery makes many Italian pastries including  breads, cookies, cupcakes, biscotti and cakes. This is our go to place for St. Honore cake.  Others can try to imitate, but in our opinion, Fratelli’s is the best hands down.   Next up is Prado Café at 1938 Commercial Drive which is all about perfecting great coffee. You won’t be disappointed. Another stop on this tour is Strange Fellows Brewing at 1345 Clark Drive which is one of East Van’s newer craft breweries and they do like to celebrate the strange.  While there, be sure to take a peak in the Charles Clark Gallery aptly named for its intersecting streets.  The gallery has been featuring some great local artists. There is lots to eat, taste and see on this Tasting Plates tour.   Early bird tickets are now on sale for $29 per person until July 28th.  After that date, you can purchase advance tickets for $40 per person after July 28th until August 10th after which tickets are $50.  So planning early is the way to go. Tickets are available via Eventbrite. This is sure to be a tasty tour. Bon Appetite!

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You Can Be A Maker With Vancouver Tool Library In East Van

1 Jun

VancouverToolLibraryToday we’d like to introduce you to another exhibitor at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. This one hails from the heart of East Vancouver.  The Vancouver Tool Library is a cooperative tool lending library located at 3448 Commercial Street. This a membership driven co-operative that lends a wide variety of tools for home repair, gardening, and bicycle maintenance much like your local library. They also offer affordable workshops on tool related skills and projects including a monthly Introduction to Tools Workshop.   This is an organization that is committed to building vibrant spaces that reflect a commitment to sustainability and at the same time create a community resource that will reduce the costs of improving and greening the places in which we live, work, and play.

Vancouver Tool Library will be participating in this year’s Mini Maker Faire at the PNE Forum on June 6th & 7th. They will be holding workshops over the course of the weekend making none other than holders for growlers. Which we think is rather fitting in that A) East Vancouver is now affectionately being called ‘Yeast Van’ for the number of craft breweries located in a small area and 2) Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival will be taking place outdoor on the PNE Fair Grounds the very same weekend.  Perfect fit we think.

Various members/volunteers from the Vancouver Tool Library will be on hand as well to answer questions about their co-operative, tools they have available and yes new members are always welcome. Feel free to ask one of their members for more information when attending the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. We certainly will be. As an added bonus, for those that sign up to be a member during the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, you will have the opportunity to win 1 of 6 2L growlers from Strange Fellows Brewing. Your newly made growler holder will hold two 2L growlers.  Pretty good incentive to sign up we think.  If you can’t attend the Mini Maker Faire but wish to learn more about becoming a member, you can email them directly at info@vancouvertoollibrary.com.

Beer Chocolate & Spirits Tour By Vancouver Brewery Tours On February 14th SOLD OUT

22 Jan

VDayVBTFeb14Ryan Mackey owner of local tour company, Vancouver Brewery Tours, is hosting a unique tour for Valentine’s Day “For The Love of Craft”.  Vancouver Brewery Tours will take you on a tour of some great East Vancouver spots.  In no particular order, they will take you to the newest craft brewery in town Strange Fellows Brewing located at 1345 Clark Drive with a great space, then to Storm Brewing. Owner and head brewmaster, James Walton, has been on the craft brewery scene since 1995, then a delectable detour to one of our favourite places for chocolate, the Schokolade Chocolate Café in the East Village. They have a dark chocolate bar with caramel, lavender and sea salt that is a must try should you get the chance.  Then off to another local favourite Odd Society Spirits which are the makers of many spirits including East Van Vodka, Crème de Cassis and Wallflower Gin. Odd Society Spirits makes some creative cocktails in their Tasting Lounge including a fennel sour that caught our eye.  The For The Love Of Craft runs Saturday, February 14th from 2:00 pm to 5:45 pm. Tickets are available from Vancouver Brewery Tours for $79 per person.  Beer, chocolates and spirits really how can one go wrong?

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