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Vancouver Brewery Tours Celebrates Italy For Dine Out With Italian Brewery & Culinary Tour

16 Jan

vbtdineout2019Vancouver Brewery Tours has put together a great experience for Dine Out 2019. They are offering you the best in Italian culture, cuisine and craft beer with their Italian Brewery and Culinary Tour. The tour features a selection of handpicked Italian owned and operated businesses. Craft beer is first on the menu with a visit to the award winning Luppolo Brewing Co. where it’s all about the beer. The next course ventures into historic and vibrant “Little Italy” on Commercial Drive to the deli legend at La Grotto del Formaggio. The main course features a masterfully handmade meal at the renowned Marcello’s Ristorante and Pizzeria. Last up, they have a sweet surprise for you at the end of the evening.

During Dine Out Vancouver guests can choose between multiple dates between January 18th and February 2nd for the Italian Brewery and Culinary Tour.  The added bonus is no driving, just sit back and enjoy the experience.  Vancouver Brewery Tours provides full transportation aboard their bus including pick up and drop off at Waterfront Station in downtown Vancouver. Your knowledgeable tour guides will take you on a 3 1/2 hour tour which runs from 3:45 pm to 7:30 pm. Tickets for the Italian Brewery & Culinary Tour are $99 and available through Dine Out Vancouver.

Dine Out Vancouver Returns January 18th to February 3rd

14 Jan

dineout2019imageCanada’s largest restaurant festival gets under on January 18thDine Out Vancouver 2019 returns with over 300 restaurants participating within Greater Vancouver.  Something new we noticed this year is 4 options for the prix-fix menus being $15, $25, $35 and $45. Dine Out, we think, is a great opportunity to try new restaurants you may not normally go to.  During the festival there are also many special foodie related events available such as Get Crafty hosted by Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. on Main Street. There’s also an Introduction to Dim Sum at Dynasty Restaurant that looks intriguing. If you have a particular restaurant, you wish to try again make your reservation early. Popular spots do book up early.

If you are looking for suggestions of where to go to, The Georgia Straight, runs down 8 new restaurants to try which include 3 new East Van Spots, Brewhall, Sopra Sotto and Restaurant Yugo.   Local blogger, Fabulously Frugal has set out her favourites for best value.

What’s On East Van: January 11th Edition

11 Jan

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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.

Totem Pole Raising Ceremony – Collingwood Neighbourhood House – January 12th

This Saturday witness one of the those rare opportunities a Totem Pole Raising Ceremony. The event begins at 10:30 am with a community parade from Collingwood Neighbourhood House, 5288 Joyce Street, to Collingwood Neighbourhood House’s Annex at 3690 Vanness Avenue. This is a free event. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Unscriptured: The Extended Version  – Havana Theatre – January 11th & 12th

A 2018 Vancouver Pick of the Fringe award winning comedy, Unscriptured is at Havana Theatre this Friday and Saturday night. The production is a completely improvised church service for a religion made up on the spot. You, the audience, gets to make the suggestions.  This formerly 1 man show has been expanded to include a choir and guest preachers.  Tickets are $5.00 and a collection plate will get circulated after the show in true church form. For tickets, visit Showpass.

Comedy For A Cure – Rio Theatre – January 12th

You are invited for an evening of comedy with Charlie Demers, Jacob Samuel and host Katie-Ellen Humphries. These three are regulars on CBC’s The Debaters and will be on stage this Saturday for a Funny Fun FUNdraiser at the Rio Theatre to benefit the Tumour Foundation of BC and children and individuals with neurofibromatosis (NF). Show gets under way at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $25. For more info, visit the Rio Theatre.

Tribute to David Bowie – Rickshaw Theatre – January 12th

This Saturday night a group of local talents including Cass King, The Next Right, We Found A Lovebird and Pointed Sticks will play tribute to David Bowie at the Rickshaw Theatre.  All proceeds go to the Canadian Cancer Society. Tickets are $15. For advance tickets, visit Rickshaw Theatre.

Circle Game: Reimagining The Music Of Joni Mitchell – Firehall Arts Centre – January 12th

The Firehall Arts Centre brings the music of a Canadian icon to the stage this weekend with the Circle Game: Reimagining the Music of Joni Mitchell. A stellar line up of musicians will be performing her songs as of this Saturday. For tickets information, visit Firehall Arts Centre. 

Clueless: The Improvised Murder Mystery – Havana Theatre – January 13th

Not ready for the weekend to be over come Sunday?  Clueless: The Improvised Murder Mystery may just be the ticket. Who did it? Mrs. Peacock in the pantry with poison. Mr. Black in the Billiards room with a blunder bass. Miss Scarlett in the scullery with a scalpel. Six suspects. Seven rooms. Eight weapons. No Clue. You are invited to come help solve the murder and catch the villain. Fun gets under way at 9:00 pm. Tickets are $12 and available through Showpass.

Comedy, Entertainment & Live Music

Looking for more live music, did you know The Heatley in Strathcona regularly features live music?  This Friday, they have Emily Molloy, Mary Matheson and Alexandra Staseson from 8 – 11 pm. Sundays 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 3-7 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 including local events for New Year’s Eve, check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those watching their wallet and well who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

Learn To Make Artisan Style Sourdough Bread – Trout Lake Community Centre January 23rd

9 Jan

sourdoughworkshoptartinemapleDo you love the taste of artisan style sourdough bread?  Want to learn how to make it yourself?  If you answered yes to both these questions, you may wish to check out an upcoming workshop at the Trout Lake Community Centre. The lovely Valentine Kitamura of Tartine Maple will be leading a hands-on workshop on Wednesday, January 23rd.   Valentine will take you through the 3 stages of dough making in this 3 hour evening class filled with tips for success.  Cost is $66.67 and registration is available online.  Visit Tartine Maple for more information and to register.

What’s On East Van: January 4th Edition

4 Jan

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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.

Old Time Dance Party – Wise Hall – January 4th

If you love to square dance, or want to learn, Friday night the Wise Hall is the place to be. Tappalachian String Band provides the tunes while Paul and guest caller Sean Fenstemaker teach and call all the moves right on the floor. Everyone is welcome. Tickets are $17.50 in advance or $25 at the door.

Body Soul Spirit Expo – Croatian Cultural Centre January 4th – 6th

The Body Soul Spirit Expo happens this weekend Friday to Sunday at the Croatian Cultural Centre.  Having checked this out last year, there are lectures and workshops that run all day on a variety of topics.  Lots of exhibitors with an array of products and services surrounding wellness, alternative therapies, healing arts, intuitive arts, metaphysics, aromatherapy and much more.  If you are curious about something, this is a great place to ask questions and gather information. For tickets, visit Body Soul Spirit Expo.

East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz – The York Until January 6th 

Last weekend to catch the East Van Panto at The York Theatre. This is a whole lot of fun for all ages.  We highly recommend this for a fun night out, or if you prefer a matinee. Tickets available via The Cultch.

Baba Yaga & The Black Flower – Vancouver Puppet Theatre – January 5th

Looking for something to do with the young ones indoors?  Vancouver Puppet Theatre is offering two shows this Saturday at 2050 Scotia Street at Noon.  First up is Baba Yaga & The Black Flower with marionettes and next is Kind Heart using shadows. Tickets are $10 at the door.  For more info, visit Vancouver Puppet.

Lord Of The Rings Trilogy Marathon – Rio Theatre – January 5th & 6th

If you are a Lord Of The Rings fan, you may wish to check out the movie marathon happening at the Rio Theatre this Saturday and Sunday. The first part Saturday kicks off at Noon sharp but doors open at 10:30 am. It is recommended to come early to grab a good seat. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. To purchase advance tickets, visit The Rio Theatre.

Comedy, Entertainment & Live Music

Looking for live music, Libra Room on The Drive has a regular line up of music. Tangent Café hosts live jazz Sunday nights  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Saturday, Pat’s Pub has live jazz Saturday afternoons from 3-7 pm, no cover.

We are back to two farmer markets 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 including local events for New Year’s Eve, check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events which includes a free showing of the movie Black Panther at the Britannia Community Centre this Sunday.

Image Credit: June Hunter

2018 In Photos From ILiveInEastVan

31 Dec

Lots of things captured our imagination and interest this year. East Van is alive with a diversity of events. At ILiveInEastVan, we love sharing what we see. As we cap off this year and head into 2019, we share a few of our favourite photos and/or events that captured our attention. Wishing everyone all the best for a Happy New Year.

What’s On East Van: December 28th Edition

28 Dec

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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.

Storytelling With Drag Queens – Café Deux Soleils – December 28th 

You are invited for an evening of decidedly adult entertainment, Storytelling With Drag Queens, happens at Café Deux Soleils Friday night.  You can expect some sassy and sexy readings about love.  Event kicks off at 9:00 pm. Cover is by donation.

Harmonies of Hope – Havana Vancouver – December 28th

Harmonies of Hope is part of a 3 day event featuring comedy, music and fun to raise funds for a young man with Muscular Dystrophy. Friday’s event features David Symons, Colleen Rennison, TJ Dawe, David C. Jones and more.  Tickets are $5 – $50 and available through Showpass.

Cabaret of Hope – Havana Vancouver – December 29th

The Cabaret of Hope is the last part of a 3 day event featuring comedy, music, readings to help raise funds for a young man with Muscular Dystrophy.  Saturday’s event features magicians as well as impersonators, Shawn Major and much more.   Tickets are $5-50 and available through Showpass.

Documentary ‘This Mountain Life’ – Rio Theatre – December 29th

A final screening of the documentary This Mountain Life which showcases stunning visuals. The film follows Martina and her 60 year-old mother Tania who embark on a 6 month, 2300 km journey from Squamish, BC to Alaska through a relentless mountain wilderness. This Mountain Life screens this Saturday, December 29th at 1:00 pm.

CASH-The Man Comes Around – The Heatley – December 29th 

The Heatley is hosting a pre New Year’s Eve event which is a billed as a show, party and an MS fundraiser this Saturday. They  have lined up some of East Van’s best singers and performers to perform the entirety of Johnny Cash’s album CASH American IV-The Man Comes Around. Great record of mostly covers and a few original tunes so there’s a little something for everyone.  Partial proceeds donated to The MS Society of Canada.

East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz – The York Until January 6th 

The East Van Panto continues this weekend at the York Theatre. This is a whole lot of fun for all ages. You can’t help but laugh at the fun digs and political references which poke fun at the unique aspects of our City.  We highly recommend this for a fun night out, or if you prefer a matinee. Tickets available via The Cultch.

Community Skate – PNE Agrodome – December 30th

You are invited to ice skate this Sunday at the PNE Agrodome between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.  No rentals so you need to bring your own skates and helmets. Cost is $3 per adult and $2 per child.

Comedy, Entertainment & Live Music

Looking for live music, Libra Room on The Drive has a regular line up of music. Tangent Café hosts live jazz Sunday nights  from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Saturday, Pat’s Pub has live jazz Saturday afternoons from 3-7 pm, no cover.

Reminder that NO winter farmer markets happen this weekend. Both Riley Park and Hastings Park continue next weekend January   To see more of what’s on in East Vancouver including local events for New Year’s Eve, check our Event Listing.

Image Credit: June Hunter

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