Thursday, April 19, 2012

Events: Grandview Heritage Group Meets Tonight @ Britannia

The next meeting of the Grandview Heritage Group is tonight from 7:00pm at the Britannia Centre board room.  Please come along and join us to discuss local heritage concerns, including our inclusion in the up-coming Grandview Community Plan.
Our meetings deliberately have no agenda as we like the free-flowing and interesting discussions that crop up whenever we get together. We will, no doubt, look at our plans for 100-year old birthday signs, guided walks of the neighbourhood, and our possible contribution to Car Free Day, Stone Soup and Italian Day.
In addition, we generally have a presentation of historic and/or heritage interest.  This month we are fortunate enough to have Michael Kluckner giving a teaser about items of specific interest to Grandview in his new book "Vanishing Vancouver: The Last 25 Years."
We welcome everyone and it's free!  More info on GHG at
Jak King

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Monday, April 16, 2012

News: Riot Changes Hands

Riot's new owner Carly Tennant

After 16 years as a mainstay on the Drive, Riot owner, Brenda McGuire, is calling it a day and leaving the business to travel and explore other interests.

It's been an amazing experience being a part of this community. it's time to have another amazing experience somewhere else in the world for awhile. but i'll be back 'cause east van is my home.” McGuire said.

But have no fear Fashionistas!
Riot will still be going strong with long-time employee Carly Tennant taking the helm.
"This makes sense, I can't picture myself anywhere else. Can't believe it's finally here, I'm so excited to carry on this fun, vivacious friend factory; And make a living out of it, in this wonderful community."
Pop in to the store and check out the new spring looks soon.

1395 Commercial Drive

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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Theatre: The Last Days of Judas Iscariot opens next week!

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot
After two thousand years of vilification, Judas Iscariot exits purgatory to stand trial. In the courtroom, Judas finally gives his side of the story, with his peers - Jesus and Pontius Pilate - acting as witnesses. Historical luminaries like Sigmund Freud, Mother Teresa and Satan are also called upon to give expert testimony in this hip, twentieth century examination of the most famous double-cross in the book. The production uses impertinent humour and scathing satire to negotiate the thorny issues of forgiveness, mercy, and eternal damnation. Equal parts philosophy, entertainment, and spiritual exploration, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot ensures the audience will find fertile ground for discussion well after the show ends. 
When it originally opened off-Broadway in 2005, Stephen Adly Guirgis'  work was directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman. With five cutting edge theatre companies (Neworld Theatre, Pacific Theatre, The Cultch, Rumble Productions, and Pound of Flesh) involved in its Vancouver incarnation, Last Days represents a truly collaborative effort utilizing some of Vancouver's best talents.




Rumble Productions

Presented with Rumble Productions as part of the 2012 TREMORS Festival


Buy Now

By Stephen Adly Guirgis

Produced by Pound of Flesh Theatre

in association with 
Pacific Theatre and Neworld Theatre

WHEN: April 10 - 15, 17 - 21: 8PM, April 14, 21: 2PM

WHERE: Historic Theatre at The Cultch
ADDED VALUE: Post-show talkbacks 

Apr 12 8PM, Apr 14 2PM, Apr 17 8PM.

TICKETS: From $16! Visit us online 
or call The Cultch Box Office at 604.251.1363, 
or visit us in person at 1895 Venables Street.
BOX OFFICE HOURS: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 6pm; Sat: 12pm - 4pm 

(Note, the box office will be closed Friday, April 6th for Good Friday).


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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Djembe Zoo @ A Small World Gallery

Djembe Zoo
A fun musical learning experience!
Open to youth all ages
No experience required.

Kids can learn:
Music, movement and rhythm
Improved hand-eye coordination
Listening and comprehension skills
More drumming, less instruction
Traditional West African music with a contemporary feel.

Saturdays: 12:00pm to 1:30pm
DJEMBE ZOO, Kids drum circle/lesson
12:00pm until 1:30pm every Saturday.
$5.00 each 30/mins, all instruments available, no age restrictions, some rules apply. Join us for a day filled with fun and music. If you have your own drum, please bring it.

A Small World - 2120 Commercial Dr, Vancouver BC
604-215-0279 -
For more information or to register, contact us via e-mail or call our store 604-215-0279 Learn more >>

Life / Figure Drawing @ A Small World Gallery

The human figure is one of the most enduring themes in visual arts.   

Come and join us for an ART-rageous experience.

Drop in weekly, 3 hour sessions.
Entry fee $15.00
Students/Seniors $10.00
(ID required)
Bulk Session discounts.
Experienced Models

Bring your own supplies/materials. Session times, model schedules and session type are subject to change.

Next sessions;
Wednesday April 4th, 2012, from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, April 6th, 2012, from 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday, April 7th, 2012 at 10:00am – 1:00pm & 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Check the site for details. A Small World Online If you can't make it, tell someone you know. If this is of interest to you, please simply R.S.V.P. as it will assist us with creating suitable schedules for models, sessions and participants.
2120 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC.
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