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East Van 90s Party *LONG Weekend Edition*

Sep 4, 9:00pm

Astoria Hastings

East Van 90s Party *LONG WEEKEND EDITION* at our favorite spot, The Astoria 769 E. Hastings St. 100 FREE guestlist spots for the first 100 song requests on our event wall. Cover: $5 til 11pm/$7 after 19+ $4.50 PBRS $8.25 Double Hiballs $6 Lonetree Ciders

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Aug 25, 6:00pm


POUTINE PALOOZA!!! An open mic and jam night extravaganza! All instruments and equipment provided. $5 POUTINE (miso gravy option also) and cheap cans of beer all night! Okay everyone. Here are the rules and regulations for Poutine Palooza Volume 1! We have six hours to suck back poutine and beers and make noise. Let's make the most of it. First of all keep in mind we provide the entire backline to these events. Stage will come stocked with a full drum kit, 1 bass amp and two guitar amps. We also have a bucket of drumsticks, a bass guitar and two guitars. Please use the provided guitars to cut down on set change times and "level the playing field" for all players when things get competitive. Round 1: "Open Micromaphone" Your lovely MCs Diamond Dick and Larry Lich will be there to open up the stage right at 6. You can sign up to play by putting your name, the group's name if applicable, and the number of members on a piece of paper. Names can be submitted from 530 on. These bands will play on stage from 6 o'clock to 9 o'clock. Each group gets a maximum of three songs or fifteen minutes - however that can vary depending on the number of attendees. If we get fewer people out, groups will get longer. If we get more out, groups will get fewer. Sign-ups for this will continue throughout the evening up until 830. Round 2: "Band in a Hat" Welcome to "Band in a Hat "! Several hats will be put out on the table - each labeled with a different instrument or skill. There will be one labeled drums, one labeled bass, one labeled guitar, one labeled vocals, and one labeled other. Place your name and the appropriate skill in the hat that corresponds to that skill. you can put your name in multiple hats if you wish but please remember that you should have at least a rudimentary amount of skill in that area. I like to THINK that I can sing - after a few beers I REALLY think I can - but the sad reality is that I really can't. The "other" hat is for those that have brought something along with them like a harmonica, sax etc and want to play with the rest of us. This will go for two hours with "Hat Bands" getting a maximum of 2 songs or ten minutes. Round 3: "Your Friends Suck" During this round we call out an instrument - the room votes on who plays the instrument. Based on the level of audience participation in terms of volume, we narrow potential candidates down and vote on them and build three groups. Members decide on a name - then each group will have a maximum play time of 10 minutes. Once the last group is finished the audience votes on which was their favorite. The winning group gets a voucher for a free poutine and beer at the next Poutine Palooza for each member! 6pm-Midnight Thursday August 25th and every last Thursday of each month. FREE TO ENTER PLUS ALL AGES Brought to you by, Suna Studios & Lana Lou's

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Façade Festival

Aug 30, 8:00pm

Burrard Arts Foundation

Dates and Time: August 30th to September 5th, 2016, 8pm to 12am each evening Location: Vancouver Art Gallery, Robson Street side (Between Hornby and Howe Streets) Schedule: August 30th, Tuesday: Eric Metcalfe August 31st, Wednesday: Barry Doupé September 1st, Thursday: Rebecca Chaperon September 2nd, Friday: Renée Van Halm September 3rd, Saturday: Chris Shier September 4th, Sunday: Encore of all artists' works September 5th, Monday: Projection mapping grand finale event followed by an encore of all artists’ works Organized by the Burrard Arts Foundation in partnership with Microsoft and in collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery, FAÇADE FESTIVAL 2016 is an immersive and dynamic projection mapping experience, set to transform the Robson Street façade of the Vancouver Art Gallery with the work of five Vancouver-based contemporary artists from August 30th to September 5th, 2016. FAÇADE FESTIVAL 2016 is the 2nd year of the annual festival. The event aims to provide the City of Vancouver with a dynamic and interactive approach to place-making and visual art experience in the public realm. FAÇADE FESTIVAL 2016 takes cues from renowned visual arts festivals such as VIVID in Sydney, Australia, Luminato and Nuit Blanche in Toronto, which draw millions of attendees each year. This public art project will feature newly commissioned works by Eric Metcalfe, Barry Doupé, Rebecca Chaperon, Renée Van Halm, and Chris Shier and is organized by the Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) in partnership with Microsoft and in collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery. In addition, technical mentorship was provided by projection mapping specialists, Go2 Productions. Projections will take place beginning at sunset from August 30th until September 5th. Each artist will have a dedicated night from August 30th to September 3rd and on September 4th there will be an encore presentation of all five artists’ works. The Grand Finale event will take place on the evening of September 5th, kicking off at 8pm with a special projection-mapping presentation titled 'Divine Composition' by Go2 Productions featuring exquisite time-lapse flower footage by famed cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg with a background score by renowned composer Alain Maynard. This special presentation will be shown again at 10:30pm. An encore of all artists’ works will be shown as well throughout the final evening.. To learn more about Façade Festival 2016 visit Follow and get involved online: @burrardarts or #facadefest

Façade Festival

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Nachos, Jerk Pork Belly, Caribbean Cooler and Shaken Jamaican.
Our August dinner special, 3 entrees for only $26!
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Nachos, Jerk Pork Belly, Caribbean Cooler and Shaken Jamaican.
Our August dinner special, 3 entrees for only $26!
Get the deets here!


Fred Miller

Freddie has been a mainstay of the Riley Park area for almost 20 years. The Locus was one of the first restaurants that opened in the area with it’s own unique goth charm & an eclectic menu. The Locus is a neighbourhood fave.

Fred MillerOwner, Locus
Connor Freeman

Windsor Meats has been serving Vancouver for 70 years now and has won numerous Best Butcher awards from the likes of The Georgia Straight and Westender. Connor continues the family tradition to serve the next generation of meat lovers.

Connor FreemanOwner, Windsor Meats
Simon Cotton & Liz da Mata

The Reef Caribbean restaurant has come a long way since it’s inception on Main St. in 1999 by long time friends and business partners Simon Cotton & Liz da Mata. Now they’re going strong with 3 restaurants & two food trucks.

Simon Cotton & Liz da MataOwners, The Reef
Herve Martin

The French Table is executive chef/owner Herve Martin’s newest eatery after a 24 year stint at classic downtown staple The Hermitage. Classic French bistro fair in a cozy environment comes to Main St.

Herve MartinOwner, The French Table

New Truffle Importer in Vancouver

Jennifer McDonald, owner of 904 Imports is bringing truffles from around the world to Vancouver chefs. She brings the fresh truffles right from the airport to her clients. If you're a Vancouver chef you can sign up for her truffle notifications…

This Monkey's Gone to Heaven, A Lovely Collection of Curios

Local entrepreneur Rachel Zottenberg with two partners has opened up a new joint on Main St. This Monkey’s Gone to Heaven is a shop of curios with a blend of science, art and nature. Check out some of the items from the shop here.

Main Street Cup Cocktail Challenge Coming Aug. 16th

The Cascade Room is hosting Main St.'s first cocktail competition among Main St. bars. Mount Gay  rum from Barbados will be sponsoring the event. Each participating bar/restaurant will present 3 cocktails to judges. Restaurants can sign…
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Reef August Dinner Specials

The Reef has a monthly dinner special where you can get a great deal on a 3 course dinner. Bookmark this page to see their monthly deals.