Today is the first day of the Neanderthal Arts Festival at the Vancouver Eastside Cultural Centre (July 21 to 30), a developmental festival featuring new and experimental work by local theatre companies, and one from Montreal. This year’s line-up includes a play about a pregnant man (My Pregnant Brother/Freestanding Productions), a musical about a bigamist […]
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I read an old headline last week that on May 27th 1902, Vancouver’s baseball team defeated the University of California on the Powell Street Grounds (now, Oppenheimer Park). Seeing this tidbit on the Vancouver History website made me realize that I have never actually talked about Vancouver’s Japantown before and the significance of the Powell […]
If you have ever wanted to know about the history of your home and the people who occupied it before you, James Johnstone is who you want to track down. Over the years he has researched background information for over 800 houses in Vancouver and 300 of those in East Vancouver alone. 1891 – Mount […]
Stopping by my daily history read, I learned that it was on this day 30 years ago that the Carnegie Building reopened as the Carnegie Reading Room. Located at the notorious intersection of Main and Hastings, I thought it would be worthy of the history profile to see how the building has been a part […]
The 12th annual Eastside Cultural Crawl is taking place over the next three days and will be filled with art appreciation and free events. View the Google Map The Eastside Culture Crawl is an annual 3-day November event that involves artists who live in Vancouver’s Eastside in an area bounded by Main St., 1st Ave., […]
The video podcast scene in Vancouver is pretty bare (aside from a nice group of tasty bites produced by DaveO) but thanks to Warren and Jon reviving The East Van Podcast, Vancouverites (East, North, South and West) will be able to enjoy their hyper-local content. In Episode 4 they venture over to Bon’s Off Broadway, […]