EAT. DRINK. PLAY. at the Firehall Arts Centre

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A spread of amazing flavours from Vancouver’s Gastown and Railtown. A sampling of the city’s best local theatre, dance and music. A celebration in a heritage fire station. Flavours. Theatre. Fire station. These are not three separate events. This is one event. And it’s called… EAT. DRINK. PLAY.

On June 19, from 7 to 10 p.m., the Firehall Arts Centre presents its annual fundraiser EAT. DRINK. PLAY, an unforgettable evening that celebrates locally produced food, drink and performance.

The event showcases a selection of food from Gastown and Railtown’s burgeoning food scene graciously provided by 11 local restaurants – Lily Mae’s, Peckinpah, Cadeaux Bakery, The Irish Heather, Salt Tasting Room, Bitter, Hogan’s Alley Cafe, Deacon’s Corner, Mahoney & Sons, Elephant and Castle, and Scent of a Sandwich. Tastings of micro brewery Parallel 49’s seasonal offerings will be available, plus vodka and crème de cassis from Odd Society Spirits, a newly opened small-batch craft distillery in the heart of East Vancouver.

There will be wine! Roaring Twenties is produced at Railtown's Vancouver Urban Winery.

There will be wine! Roaring Twenties is produced at Railtown’s Vancouver Urban Winery.

This celebration of all things local will also feature a ‘taster flight’ of live theatre, dance and music performed around the Firehall building including an acoustic performance by rising theatre star and three-time Jessie Award nominee Kayvon Kelly (Chelsea Hotel) and a performance by Proud star Emmelia Gordon.

Jessie Award nominee Kayvon Kelly

Jessie Award nominee Kayvon Kelly

The excitement doesn’t end there. All evening you can place your bid on a fantastic range of items in a silent auction generously donated by local businesses, including; Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, TELUS World of Science, PuSH International Performing Arts Festival, Vancouver Fringe Festival, SPUD Urban Delivery and Modo Car Co-Op.

Georgina Alpen and  Charlotte Newman from Double Faced Dyad.

Georgina Alpen and Charlotte Newman from Double Faced Dyad

Located in a heritage fire station built in 1906, the Firehall Arts Centre produces a season of eclectic theatre, dance and interdisciplinary performances and acts as a host to visual arts exhibitions in its intimate gallery/lounge. Each year the 31-year-old organisation hosts over two hundred performances for an audience of 30,000 people.

There’s no better place to taste the best eats of the neighbourhood and support the performing arts in our city. Your other plans are a non-emergency situation, so on Thursday night you better rush to the Firehall for EAT. DRINK. PLAY.

The Firehall Arts Centre presents: EAT. DRINK. PLAY.

Proceeds go toward helping the Firehall bring cutting-edge theatre and dance to Vancouver.

When: Thursday, June 19 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Where: Firehall Arts Centre – 280 E Cordova Street, Vancouver

Tickets: $31 regular/ $16 artists (includes food, drink tastings & drink on arrival)

Tickets & Information: 604-689-0926 or www.firehallartscentre.ca

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