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Parade Of Lost Souls October 28, 2017

16 Oct

ParadeofLostSouls2017The Parade of Lost Souls is back for another year on Saturday, October 28th. This iconic East Van event is one of our favourites in part because of the all out collaboration and community effort it takes to put this event together.  For those not familiar with the Parade of Lost Souls, it is a community-driven event celebrating Dia de Muertos (The Day of the Dead). The event includes a parade somewhere in the heart of East Van that includes performance art, live music, interactive art installations and lost souls. The Day of the Dead is a time for celebration, for ceremony, for reflection and renewal.  The Parade of Lost Souls was initially conceptualized and produced by the Public Dreams Society for over 25 years. The parade now carries on under the direction of The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret.  Kudos to The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret for keeping this East Van tradition alive and well. For those planning this year’s costume, this year’s theme is Alter Ego.  Who or what is your alter ago?   Do you have an alternative personality?  Bring them out to play on October 28th.

This year’s parade will be held on Saturday, October 28th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The location will be revealed at midnight on October 27th on the Dusty Flowerpot website as well as the Dusty Flowerpot Facebook page. If you are interested in participating in this year’s events, we invite you to check out one of our favourite features the Thriller Flashmob. There will be dance workshops taking place at the Britannia Community Center leading up to the event.  There are 3 workshops currently scheduled on October 19th, 21st and 22nd.  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 Legion on Commercial Drive from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am. The after party will feature a number of musical performances. Tickets are available in advance through Brown Paper Tickets and they are expected to sell out. So if you wish to bring your ghoulish self to dance, be prepared to pick up your tickets pronto.

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What’s On East Van: October 13, 2017

13 Oct

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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.

Dakota Group – Fall Inventory Sample Sale – October 11 – 13, 2017

Looking to stock on some fall clothes? Dakota Group is having a Sample Sale this weekend at 1951 Glen Drive, Suite 173. Includes Matt & Natt footwear and handbags, Hudson Jeans and more.

Oktoberfest – The Alpen Club – October 13 & 15, 2017

Want to get your fill of German beer and food along with some live music? Oktoberfest happens again this weekend at The Alpen Club. Pull out those lederhosen and dirndls and get ready to dance.

The Goblin Market – York Theatre – On Now Till October 14, 2017

This is the last weekend to catch The Goblin Market. This stunning performance based on the play by Christina Rosetti will take your breath away.  This show has the wow factor. Tickets are available through The Cultch.

Voting Day – City of Vancouver By-Election – October 14, 2017

This Saturday, October 14th is voting day in the City of Vancouver’s by-election. This vacant seat is filling the chair left by Geoff Meggs who left to work in provincial politics with Premier John Horgan.  There are some fresh faces running who wish to make a difference in our civic landscape.  If you wish to know who is up for this vacant Council seat, Vancouver is Awesome, has a quick rundown on each candidate.  Whomever you decide to vote for, as always, we encourage you to have your say.  Polls are open 8:00 am to 8:00 pm To find out where to vote, visit City of Vancouver

Fall Record Convention – Heritage Hall – October 15, 2017 

A semi-annual record convention is happening at Heritage Hall this Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is $30.  You will, of course, find tables packed with records, CDs and more.
The Drive Season 2 Premiere – Rio Theatre – October 15, 2017
This locally produced show premieres its second season this Sunday at the Rio Theatre. Advance tickets are $13 or $15 at the door. Screening begins at 7:00 pm.  The show’s premise features 6 roommates living on Commercial Drive facing the realities of adulthood.

Thriller Flashmob – Britannia Community Centre – October 19, 2017
The Parade of Lost Souls is coming on October 28th. With it comes a host of great workshops at Britannia Community Centre. One of them is the Thriller Flashmob. Learn the dance moves and participate in the Thriller Flashmob during the event Saturday, October 28th.  This is one of 3 classes, the next classes follow on October 21st and 22nd.
 
Entertainment, Comedy + Live Theatre

Friday is the last chance to catch the films from the 36th Annual Vancouver Film Festival at the Rio Theatre. This Sunday, Cafe Deux Soleils hosts live music by Travis James with Portraits of Us. Show begins at 8:00 pm. For something a big different, local talent Rodney DeCroo performs with Mark Davis and Sarah Wheeler  on October 19th at Hidden City 651 East Hastings St. Show begins at 9:00 pm.   To see more of what’s on, check our Events Listing.

Parade Of Lost Souls & After Party Happen October 29th

17 Oct

paradeoflostsouls2016The Parade of Lost Souls happens on Saturday, October 29th and is an iconic East Van event. 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. The parade is for you and all the lost souls of the world. Bring your past and your present for a celebration of life and death.

This year’s parade will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The location will be revealed at midnight on October 28th on the Dusty Flowerpot website as well as the Dusty Flowerpot Facebook page (and pssst parade route is now set out below). If you are interested in participating in this year’s Parade of Lost Souls, we invite you to check out all the Thriller Flashmob Dance workshops taking place at the Britannia Community Center leading up to the event.  There are 3 workshops currently scheduled on October 20th, 22nd and 27th. The Parade of Lost Souls was initially conceptualized and produced by the 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.

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 Legion on Commercial Drive from 9:00 pm to 2:00 am. The after party will feature performances by Leland Riiivr, The Tailor, Tripzy Leary, Helixza and include dancers Shannon Renae, Marley Skye, Kosmic Kitty, Kin Leung and Lotus.  Tickets are available in advance through Brown Paper Tickets and they are expected to sell out. UPDATE: The After Party is SOLD OUT.

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In Anticipation Of The Parade of Lost Souls Coming October 31st

16 Oct

DayoftheDeadDollsThe Parade of Lost Souls is coming on October 31st. This is a community-driven parade inspired by Dia de Muertos (The Day of the Dead). This is ultimately one of our favourite events in East Van. The parade has travelled around various parts of East Vancouver featuring performance art, interactive art installations and YOU lost souls. The Britannia Community Centre is a big part of the creative process for this event and is featuring some great workshops leading up to the big event.  We have set a few of the upcoming workshops below, but we invite you to check out Britannia Community Centre’s website which has a full listing of workshops leading up to the parade and how you can participate.  Whether you play an instrument and want to participate in the Carnival Band or make costumes/masks or be part of a Thriller Flashmob, there are lots of options to be part of the Parade of Lost Souls.

Thriller Flashmob – October 17, 20, 24 & 27

Back again by popular a Thriller Flashmob workshop will be hosted by Kat Single-Dain. You will learn the original choreography of Michael Jackson’s record breaking hit Thriller. You are asked to come to at least two of these rehearsals times set out below, but if you can make it to all of them, even better.  This workshop is by donation minimum $5-10 suggested.

Saturday October 17 & 24, 12-2pm, Cafeteria, Britannia Community Centre
Tuesday October 20 & 27, 7-9pm, Auditorium, Britannia Community Centre

The Ghost Caravan – Kids Theatre Show – October 18 & 25

You are invited to “imagine two ghostly figures riding two white bicycles. Behind them, like a horse drawn carriage is a magnificent portable theatre. Costumed characters emerge, played by local children and the lucky passersby are treated to short magical, musical stories and vignettes!”   On October 25th, Chris Ross, writer and director with Project Limelight, will lead a theatre workshop which will work towards a group performance at the Parade of Lost Souls.

Sunday October 18 & 25, 2-4pm, Cafeteria, Britannia Community Centre

Parade of Lost Souls – Carnival Band – October 19 & 26

You are invited to join the Carnival Band for one big night during the Parade of Lost Souls. You are asked to dust off that flute from Grade 9 or come and learn the tuba. Why not?  If you are musically inclined, come on out and practice with the Carnival Band and be part of the big night.   Drop in rehearsals will be happing on:

Monday October 19 & 26, 7-9pm, AML, Britannia Community Centre

The Sounders Costume Making – October 22 & 29

Nayana Filekov will be hosting a costume & mask making and performance workshop on October 22nd and 29th. The Sounders are other worldly masked creatures that create beautiful music together. This workshop is equal parts visual art and sound.  This is a two part workshop in which participants will make wonderful take home masks made out of paper-mache. If you wish, you will also have the opportunity to participate in a group performance at this year’s Parade of Lost Souls.  There is a suggestion donation of $5-10 for this workshop and pre-registration is encouraged for this workshop. Contact the Britannia Community Centre directly to register.

Thursday October 22 & 29, 7-9pm, Cafeteria, Britannia Community Centre

Again, these are just a few of the workshops taking place over the next couple of weeks prior to the big parade on October 31st. A full listing of workshops can be found at Britannia Community Centre. Whether you participate or just come and watch, we encourage you to check out this fun community driven event.

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