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Artful Sundays Return To The Napier Greenway August 11th to September 1st

24 Jul

Artful Sundays 2019 PosterArtful Sundays return to the Napier Greenway this summer.  If you aren’t familiar with this event, it is weekly outdoor visual art market which happens over 4 Sundays in the Napier Greenway.  It happens in a great community space by the Britannia Community Centre located at Commercial Drive & Napier Street. The first event kicks off Sunday, August 11th from Noon to 5:00 pm and for the next 3 Sundays following. We do know that a couple of personal favourites artisans will be at the August 11th event, BagItUpBy Kate to help you reduce plastic use while shopping and Perching Art Clay with some stunning pieces of jewellery. Each Artful Sunday brings a variety of local artists, workshops, artist demonstrations, live music and more.  Lots to do and see and it’s free to wander and take in the art that surrounds us.  The event takes place in the Napier Greenway at Napier Street & Commercial Drive from Noon – 5:00 pm each Sunday from August 11th to September 1st.

Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival – Call For Artists

23 Jul

CallForArtistsRenfrewRavineThe 17th Annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival happens September 14th. In advance of that, they have put out a call for artists who have an idea for an illuminated art installation.  They are looking to expand and diversify the art that is displayed at the 17th Annual Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival. The event celebrates the full moon and equinox. They are accepting proposals for art installations including lantern art, electronic art, land art and eco-art. No experience with outdoor installations necessary.  They are encouraging people from a variety of backgrounds to participate.  To learn more about their hopes and requirements for the event, visit Still Moon Arts Society.  Deadline for applications is Monday August 5th at midnight.  This is a great opportunity to be part of amazing community event.

History Walks Are Back This August & September Plus 2 New Ghost Tours

22 Jul


James Johnstone is back again with his popular historical walking tours. This time he has a couple extra tours with Kati Ackermann, Vancouver’s own paranormal investigator and ghost whisperer.   Kati is the founder of Vancouver Spooks Paranormal and will be partnering with James for 2 tours. The first one will be in Mount Pleasant on August 31st and the second in Strathcona on September 14th. The route and content of these two Ghost Walks are the same as the regular Mount Pleasant and East End walking tours with the addition of Kati’s perspective which will be tuned into spirits along the way.  We hear that Kati has been on James’s tours as a guest and she is looking forward to sharing what she sees and hears along the way.   Note, the ghost walks are limited to 30 people. If interested, best reserve your spot early. For more information or to register, visit History Walks In Vancouver.

August 10 – East End Vancouver/Strathcona History Walk
(departs from 696 East Hastings at Heatley 10:00 am) $20

August 24 –  East End Vancouver/Strathcona History Walk
(departs from 696 East Hastings at Heatley 10:00 am) $20

August 31 – Mount Pleasant Ghost Walk
(departs from NE corner of Yukon & 12th Avenue + ends at 7th Ave. &
Main Street 10:00 am) $30

September 14 – Strathcona Ghost Walk
(departs from 696 East Hastings at Heatley 10:00 am) $30

What’s On East Van: July 19th Edition

19 Jul


Our weekly feature What’s On East Van sets out some cool events for the upcoming weekend.  Beyond the weekend, we invite you to check out our Event Listing which is updated daily and features events for the month and beyond.

Playland Nights – Playland – July 19th

Playland Nights returns tonight and will continue every Friday in July.  This is an adult only evening (19+) which features the usual fun, food and rides, but with fully licensed grounds. This means you can enjoy your beverage of choice throughout the park while taking in the entertainment available.  General admission is $29.00. for tickets visit Playland Nights.

7 Stories by Morris Panych – Havana Theatre – July 19th & 20th

Spark Productions brings a dark comedy to the stage this Friday and Saturday night at Havana Theatre, 7 Storeys. A man stands alone on the ledge of a building 7 storeys above the street contemplating his life. He finds his train of thought interrupted by the absurd and self-involved inhabitants of the building. As he becomes involved in their dramas he begins to question which is the better choice, to stay where he is or to step off the ledge?  Tickets are $26 and available through Showpass.

Outdoor Summer Movie – Collingwood Park – July 19th

Collingwood Policing is featuring an outdoor movie tonight at Collingwood Park located at 5275 McKinnon Street (and Euclid Avenue) just a few blocks from the Joyce Street Skytrain Station.  The movie shows at dusk approximately 9:00 pm.  There are usually family friendly activities prior to the movie. Note, the movies are weather permitting. So if it’s rains, it’s a no go.

Mount Pleasant Festival – Mount Pleasant Park – July 20th

You are invited for some free family fun at Mount Pleasant Park (16th Avenue & Ontario) this Saturday night.  There will be some family friendly activities from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and at dusk, showing of the movie How To Train You Dragon.

African Descent Festival – Thornton Park – July 20th & 21st

The 5th Annual African Descent Festival happens this weekend at Thornton Park at Main & Terminal. This is an arts and cultural festival designed to be a tribute to the black community that thrived in Strathcona for 6 decades.  You can expect local artists, storytellers, poets, musicians, dance performances alongside a community fair, beer garden and a documentary on the history of Hogan’s Alley.  The event kicks off early at 10:00 am and continues into the evening till 9:00 pm which includes a night market.  This is a free family friendly event.

Comedy, Music & Entertainment & More 

Do you love cartoons? Miss those Saturday morning cartoons you used to watch as a kid. Do you know Storm Crow Tavern offers cartoons Saturday morning from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm whilst you enjoy breakfast/brunch?

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 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm, no cover.

Looking to shop and support local? Be sure to check out one of the farmer markets happening this weekend. Saturday is Riley Park Farmers Market at 30th & Ontario from 10 am – 2 pm and Trout Lake Farmers Market from 9 am – 2 pm at John Hendry Park. Sunday, Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is back in Dude Chilling Park from 10:00 am – 2 pm. To see more of What’s On in East Vancouver,  check our Event Listing.  We also have a separate listing of Free Events for those on a budget and in Vancouver, who isn’t.

Image Credit: June Hunter

Outdoor Summer Movie Nights In East Van Parks

17 Jul


Summer is here and in full swing which also means some free outdoor movies are being shown in some East Vancouver parks. Most of the movies are brought to you by the good folks at Collingwood Community Policing. Although we haven’t been able to put your hands on a full schedule of all the movies being show, we do have the list of dates and which park they will be happening in.  We do suspect mostly family friendly movies. The movies begin at dusk and/or 9:00 pm as a general rule, but best to get there early to claim your spot. Also, there will be some family friendly activities prior to the movie.  Free popcorn of course will be on hand. Grab your friends, family, blankets and chairs and head on out for some summer fun. NOTE: Rain will postpone and/or cancel the event.

July 19

July 20
(How To Train Your Dragon)

July 26

August 2
(Monster In Paris)

August 9
(Small Foot)

August 10
(Nutjob 2)

August 17
(The Princess Bride)


The Wrong Show At The Biltmore Cabaret August 11th

16 Jul

WrongshowSome wicked comedy is coming to The Biltmore Cabaret aptly named The Wrong Show. If you are looking for politically correct, this show will not be it.  The Wrong Show features a swack of local talent including Watermelon (also known as a weed diva, licorice hustler and hula hoop queen). We learnt Watermelon actually did quite a bit of stand up comedy, so she’s taking the stage again in good company with cabaret queen Burgundy Brixx, Sandra Sanders. They are joined by Bonnie Kilroe, Velvet Steele and Shaboobie Boobarella for what we expect will be an epic night filled with sketch comedy, music, physical and stand up comedy with women who have a lot of life experience to bring to the stage.   The Wrong Show happens Sunday, August 11th at 9:00 pm, doors open at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $14.20 and available through Eventbrite.

New In Town: Oh Sweet Day! At 1st Avenue & Commercial Drive

15 Jul


If you love cheesecake, you will want to check out this newly opened spot, Oh Sweet Day! located at 1706 East 1st Avenue just off the Drive.  The force behind this sweet space is Fanny Lam, a self-taught home baker who turned her love of baking into a blog, then a cookbook then a storefront.  Outside of running a popular blog, writing a cookbook, Fanny has been selling her cakes for 2 years at farmer markets around the Lower Mainland. Lucky for us you can now find her signature cheesecakes as well as mousse cakes, ganache drip cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, shortbread tartlets and cookies at this sweet space off The Drive. If you are looking for gluten free or vegan options, they’ve got that too.  We invite you to stop by and check out this new space. Alternatively, you can drool over the photos on her website at Visit Oh Sweet Day! online or in person. Their hours are currently Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 10-6 and Friday and Saturday 10-7 and closed Tuesday.   You can also find Oh Sweet Day! at farmer markets throughout the Lower Mainland.

Photo Credit: Oh Sweet Day!

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