Tag Archives: The Hall

East Van Bazaar Returns To The Hall October 15th

29 Sep

EastVanBazaarOct.15.jpgThe East Van Bazaar is back on Saturday, October 15th at The Hall at 1739 Venables Street (at the corner of Commercial Drive). The organizers have put together another great mix of local makers. Some of the vendors you can expect to see include artwork by Honeypot, Mountain Naturals Soap, Papercuts by Chrissy, JMK Designs, vintage fashion with Goonhouse and many more.  For a full rundown of vendors, visit East Van Bazaar. They are updating their site as new vendors are added. The event kicks off at Noon and runs till 5:00 pm on October 15th.  Admission is a suggested $2 donation. We invite you to pop down and check out all the local talent.

Parade of Lost Souls October 31st

19 Oct

ParadeofLostSoulsWe are pleased as punch that this much loved East Van tradition is continuing again this year. For those not familiar with this event, The Parade of Lost Souls is a community-driven event celebrating  Dia de Muertos (The Day of the Dead). The event includes a parade in East Van as well as performance art, live music, interactive art installations and YOU lost souls. The Day of the Dead is a time for celebration, for ceremony, for reflection and renewal. This parade is for YOU and by YOU, all the lost souls of the world. Bring your past and your present for a celebration of life and death. We may all be lost, but at least we can all be lost together.

This year’s parade will be held on Saturday, October 31st from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. The location will be revealed at midnight on October 30th on the Dusty Flowerpot website as well as the Dusty Flowerpot Facebook page. If you are interested in participating in this year’s Parade of Lost Souls, we invite you to check out all the great workshops taking place at the Britannia Community Center leading up to the event.  The Parade of Lost Souls was conceptualized and produced by the beloved Public Dreams Society for over 25 years. The parade now carries on under the direction of The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret. As the Parade of Lost Souls is a community driven event, it can only exist through donations from the community.  It costs over $20,000 to put on this parade each year, so we invite you to consider donating online to ensure this parade continues. Whether you participate in this event, or just come out and take in the spectacle, it really is something to see. Will we see you?

Following the Parade, for all of those souls that want to keep the party going, the Lost Souls After-Party will be taking place at The Hall (Astorino’s), 1739 Venables Street from 9:00 pm – 2:00 am. The party will feature performances by The Tailor, Sweet Anomaly, Orkestar Slivovica and Bone Rattle Burlesque. Early bird tickets are available online for $15 per person until October 25th.  From October 26th – 30th, tickets will be $20 per person. Tickets will be available on October 31st at the parade’s information booths only. Tickets will not be available at the door.s can

Photo Credit: Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret ParadeAfterParty

Britannia School Garden Fundraiser Saturday May 23 At The Hall

20 May

School Garden FundraiserYou are invited to the 5th Annual Britannia School Garden Fundraiser being held at The Hall at 1739 Venables Street (formerly known as Astorino’s) on May 23. The event will feature a full dinner prepared by the Britannia Culinary Arts Class with the assistance of a chef. There will also be an open bar, silent auction, music and an evening of food storytelling. 100% of the funds raised will pay for gardening materials and tools, seeds, plants, and teaching programs supporting students food growing learning and healthy eating awareness. The funds raised will support 3 exceptional school garden programs.

Britannia School Garden which provides fresh veggies for the school cafeteria and valuable learning opportunities for students in four classes to gain hands-on food growing skills throughout the year.

Sega Girls School Garden in Tanzania, whom Britannia School has twinned and aims to equip its students with home gardening skills essential for every graduate to have to assist with household food security and self-sufficiency.

The Eastside Family Place Little Sprouts program in Britannia Garden engages young tots and their parents in various garden activities, connecting children to food gardens at an early age.

Come out and support this great event. Tickets are available online for $25 at Eventbrite.

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