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Commercial Drive’s House Festival is Back!
What is a House Festival?¬† It’s 19 shows in 3 days performed in a dozen houses in the Commercial Drive area.¬† This is a big festival of music, dance, theatre, circus, spoken word and lots, lots more showing off the amazing talent that exists in Vancouver.¬† It’s a time for Vancouver’s rich variety of cultures, artistic disciplines and communities to come together for a heart-warming, fun weekend of fantastic talent.¬† And it all happens in the living rooms and backyards of Commercial Drive in Vancouver’s East End.
The shows include “Europe at Your Feet” by Deanna Knight and the Hot Club of Mars; “First Things First” with First Ladies Crew, Chjinook songcatchers and Louis Riel Metis Dancers; “Salsa Me Silly” with the Estilo Cubano Dance Team.¬† There will also be “Thundering Word” with some of Vancouver’s best-known Slam poets; “urban ink – Stories of the Hour Glass” with storytellers from the Storytelling Festival.¬† A “Children’s show”, and comedy at the “Laughter Lounge”
When: June 4 – 6
Where: in the area of Napier and Victoria Drive
Full program, tickets on line, times and locations for all three days of the Festival¬†at ¬†festival website .Tickets are also available at Highlife Records (map), Napier and Commercial (map).¬† Box office opens at 5.00 Friday, June 4 and noon on Saturday and Sunday, June 5 + 6.
Parking: Some free parking available in the area and on Commercial Drive.
Transit: From downtown Bus #20;¬† across Broadway to Commercial Drive, But #9; Skytrain to Broadway Station
Poster credit: D.L. Frazer