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This There At The Cultch July 18-21, 2018

16 Jul

ThisHereWhat does it mean to live?  Big question right?  Everyone’s definition will be different. This There asks the big question in this production coming to The Cultch.  Follow Alison and Maddie who are at a crossroads in life.  Alison is a disenchanted actress and isn’t sure she wishes to continue in her chosen profession.  Maddie on the other hand is an entrepreneur who is the verge of selling her catering business she’s worked hard to build up over many years.  The couple take a trip to the West Coast for a quiet vacation and change of scenery and to visit Alison’s father. All with demanding careers in their own right, the trip brings things into focus for them all.  This There is on at The Cultch July 18-21.  Tickets are $30 with $20 tickets available for artist, low income and students.

What’s On East Van: July 13th Edition

13 Jul

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some 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.

Greek SummerFest – Boundary & 29th Ave. Until July 15th

Great food, live entertainment and dancing continues this weekend and then it’s done for another year.  The Greek Summerfest is happening at Boundary and 29th Avenue. Lots of great talent taking the stage this weekend including Greek sensation Yanni Sahamis and Grupo Asi Somos performing Venezuelan Music.  This is an all ages event and admission is free. For more information, visit Greek Summerfest.

Movie In The Park – Collingwood Park – July 13th

Collingwood Community Policing is hosting a free movie in the park event Friday, July 13th. Festivities get underway at 7:00 pm.  Movie name not announced, but we expect it to be family friendly.

Adult Nights – Playland – July 13th

Playland Nights continues this Friday Night for the 4th of 6 evening events for the 19+ crowd.  There will be beverages, alcoholic and non, midway games, rides, DJs spinning tunes with a definite party theme. New this year is also a burlesque show and the opportunity to test your lumber Jack/Jill skills with axe-throwing which we understand there’s an extra charge to participate in.   Tickets are $31 in advance or $34 at the gate.

Eastside Culture Crawl’s 3rd Annual Art, Bike, Beer Crawl– July 14th

This is a fundraiser for the Eastside Culture Crawl Society which does a great job of featuring  East Van artists. This event takes you to 4 breweries whether you wish to cycle or walk, your call.  Last stop is Strange Fellows Brewing which will be serving light bite as well.  To get your ticket, visit Eventbrite.

Miqayel Voskanyan & Friends – The Cultch – July 14th 

Miqayel Voskanyan and Friends will be performing at The Cultch this Saturday. This is an ethno-jazz and folk band based in Yerevan, Armenia. They have introduced jazz to the tar (a folk instrument used across the Caucasus and Iran), which we’ve learnt makes them stand out with a fresh, modern sound in world music.  This is a new genre of music that fuses old and new.  Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and available at The Cultch.

RecycleFest – Trout Lake – July 14th 

You are invited to stop by RecycleFest this Saturday at Trout Lake from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm with your unwanted or broken small appliances and power tools. While there, enjoy free food, music, games and prizes and learn a little about recycling.

Weiner Dog Races – Hastings Racecourse – July 14th & 15th

Hastings Racecourse presents their Dog Days of Summer event, the very popular Weiner Dog Races.  Along with the races, there will be food trucks, craft beer and live music and we hope some shade and cooling mats for the hot dogs. Event happens both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. First race each day is at 1:50 pm.

Summer Series At Grandview Park – July 15th

The Commercial Drive Business Society is hosting a free family event at Grandview Park (Commercial Drive at Charles Street). You are invited to stop by between 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm for Zumba on the main stage, face painting, balloon twisting and more.

Live Music, Comedy & Entertainment

Looking for live music? Breaking Boundaries is back at Cafe Deux Soleils on the Drive this Saturday night. If you are looking for comedy, East Van Improv League hangs out at Havana Theatre Sunday nights at 8:00 pm. Three farmer markets are happening this weekend. Saturday it’s Riley Park (10 am – 2 pm) and Trout Lake (9 am – 2 pm) and Sunday, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is back at Dude Chilling Park from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm.  To see more of what’s on in East Vancouver, check our Event Listing.

Image Credit: June Hunter

International Blues Music Day At The Rio Theatre August 4th

11 Jul

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If you love blues music, The Rio Theatre is the place to be on Saturday, August 4th. Vancouver Blues Around Town is presenting The Wailin’ Walker Band and David “Boxcar” Gates to celebrate International Blues Music Day.  For a bit of background on the talent performing, first up is Al ‘Wailin’ Walker. Al was born and raised in Vancouver and is known for his infectious style of rhythm and blues.  He has been performing electric guitar solos with commanding locals for over 4 decades.  Al has shared the stage with Johnny Winter, George Thorogood and Stevie Ray Vaughan to name just a few. David ‘Boxcar’ Gates also hails from Vancouver and has evolved into one of Canada’s most renowned acoustic guitar players. He was been wowing audiences for over 30 years.   This is a 19+ event. Tickets are available for $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Visit the Rio Theatre.ca for advance tickets. We’re pretty sure this will be a rockin’ good time.

Beginner Roller Skating Lessons At Grandview Park Sunday, July 29th

10 Jul

RedRollerBladesHave you always wanted to learn how to roller skate?  Did you know that roller skating is a great workout for muscle development? It’s also low impact and fun.  Come out Sunday, July 29th for a fun and informative lesson in which you’ll learn important basics such as falling, turning, stopping and of course skating.   Andrea (Andi) Fraser Winsby a former coach for the Terminal City Rollergirls is offering up her vast experience to teach you. The cost is $15 and you are required to get loaded up with the full safety gear in advance of the lesson otherwise you won’t be able to skate.  Lessons start at 10:30 am sharp and go till Noon. Note: This is a fair weather event.  To reserve your spot or for more information, visit Eventbrite.

East Van History Walks With James Johnstone Back This Summer

9 Jul

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James Johnstone is back with his popular historical walking tours this August and September. On Saturday, August 18th, James will take you on a tour of one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods, Strathcona. The tour kicks off at 10:00 am starting from 696 East Hastings Street at Heatley. This historical walking tour is a culmination of years of researching over 250 homes in the East End. Although you will find architecture is a theme on this tour, James will also focus on social history and how waves of immigrants established themselves in this area before moving on to other parts of the city. The tour will also touch on the impact of portside industries like BC Sugar, the prohibition and the proliferation of bootlegging as well as the City of Vancouver’s attempts to wipe out “urban blight”. If you can’t make this date, he will be doing this tour again on Saturday, September 1st and 15th.  James is also offering another tour on September 8th, which focuses on the Working/Wild Side of Vancouver’s East End. This tour has some interesting local history points including the birthplace of Venice Bakery, home of actor John Qualin (Grapes of Wrath), home of maternal grandparents of Michael Buble, home of boxing legend Jimmy McLarnin, birthplace of former Premier Dave Barrett as well as some interesting history on Union Market which was once a Chinese laundry and bottlegging operation. James has much more history for you.  Each tour runs for approximately 2 to 2.5 hours the cost is $20 for each tour. If you would like more information or to reserve your spot, email James directly at historywalks@gmail.com.

Meet Me At The Lamp(p)ost: Exhibit of East Vancouver Street Photography At Massy Books

2 Jul

 

Massy Books 100% Indigenous owned and operated business that recently moved to 229 East Georgia Street in Chinatown. They have a great selection of rare and off beat books alongside best sellers.  We recently learnt they also have a great gallery upstairs.  It is currently featuring a collaborative collection of street photography that celebrates the artistry and grit of East Vancouver while capturing stillness in a world full of transient moments.

The exhibit is presented by Irish-born, Canadian residents Laura Noonan and Tara Mary Paget, through place-specific street photography, Meet me at the Lamp(p)ost revolves around the present and promotes contentment in self and place. Laura and Tara founded Meet me at the Lamp(p)ost in 2016, they are self-taught lens-based artists, focused predominately on exploring the landscape, people and architecture that make up East Vancouver. They chose Massy Books as a place to display their work for its quirky and artsy nature and its community space that enables people to connect. Meet Me At The Lamp(p)post is on now until July 10, 2018 during regular hours, being 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Wednesday and 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Thursday to Sunday. Stop by and check out how they see East Vancouver.

What’s On East Van: July 1st Long Weekend Edition

29 Jun

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Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some 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.

Adult Nights – Playland – June 29th

Playland Nights continues this Friday Night for the 2nd of 6 evening events for the 19+ crowd.  There will be beverages, alcoholic and non, midway games, rides, DJs spinning tunes with a definite party theme. New this year is also a burlesque show and the opportunity to test your lumber Jack/Jill skills with axe-throwing which we understand there’s an extra charge to participate in.   Tickets are $31 in advance or $34 at the gate.

FIFA – The World Cup

FIFA World Cup Soccer continues with a few big games this weekend. Saturday June 30th, France vs. Argentina starts at 10 a.m. followed by Uruguay vs. Portugal at 2 p.m.  Sunday, July 1st kicks off with Spain vs. Russia at 10 a.m. followed by Croatia vs. Denmark at 2 p.m.  Monday, July 2nd Brazil vs. Mexico kick off at 10 a.m. followed by Belgium vs. Japan at 2 p.m. Lots of spots in East Van which we expect will be featuring the games we expect including many of the local breweries as well The Libra Room, Portuguese Club, Boteco Brasil on Nanaimo Street, Joe’s Café, The Vancouver Alpen Club and St. Augustine’s to name a few.

Movies In The Park – McLean Park – June 29th

The Summer Movie Nights are back which are hosted by the Collingwood Community Policing Centre. You are invited to bring your blankets, lawn chairs and snacks to McLean Park.  This is a free event and everyone is invited to attend. Everyone is invited! Movie kicks off at dusk with popcorn of course.  Note, we do expect if it rains, the event will be postponed to a future date.

Canada Day Celebration – Grandview Park – July 1st

You are invited to a Canada Day celebration at Grandview Park this Sunday, July 1st. There will be a host of family friendly activities from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm including live music by the Kara Kata Afrobeat Band, The Drive Street Band & The Carnival Band as well as salsa dancing, Kung Fu demonstration Kick Stand offering bike tune ups.

Canada Day Celebration – Hastings Park – July 1st

You are invited down to Hastings Park, 3096 East Hastings Street for a host of family friendly activities including arts and crafts, carnival games, balloon twisting, face painting, live performances and of course cake.  Fun happens between 11:00 am – 2 pm.

Canada Day Celebration – Sunset Park – July 1st 

Sunset Community Association will be hosting a Canada Day Celebration at Sunset Park at Main and 53rd Avenue from Noon to 4:00 pm. There will be free carnival rides, BBQ and live entertainment.   

Grease Sing-A-Long – Rio Theatre June 29th & June 30th

You’ve got the chills and they’re multiplying. Do you know the words? If so, head down to the Rio Theatre for a 40th anniversary Sing-A-Long to the movie Grease. The original of course. Singing encouraged so is dressing up.  Fun happens at 7:30 pm Friday and Saturday night.

Vancouver International Jazz Festival – Until July 1st

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival is on now until July 1st.  Tangent Café will be playing host to live music this weekend. To see the full line up, check out the Festival Guide.

Live Music, Comedy & Entertainment

The Rio Theatre is showing a couple of documentaries this Canada Day, July 1st. First up is The Tragically Hip ‘Long Time Running’ at 6:00 pm followed by Talking Heads ‘Stop Making Sense’ at 8:30 pm. Also, the Wise Hall is hosting an East Van Canada Party which kicks off at 8:35 pm. Three farmer markets are happening this weekend. Saturday it’s Riley Park (10 am – 2 pm) and Trout Lake (9 am – 2 pm) and Sunday, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is back at Dude Chilling Park from 10:00 am till 2:00 pm.  To see more of what’s on in East Vancouver, check our Event Listing.

Image Credit: June Hunter

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