Weekly Stories - Community of storytelling on the Drive
Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Weekly Stories - Community of storytelling on the Drive

A 1hr Storytelling Show every Wednesday at The Drive Coffee Bar! Hosted by Award Winning storyteller Jo Dworschak (Best known for Story Story Lie and Coop Radio's Out and About in Canada). 

Hear tales told by the cities best as well as the cities newest storytellers at a lovely cafe with an irresistable vibe that will make you proud to be a part of this community. At Drive Coffee Bar, on Commercial Drive by East 1st Ave where they serve beverages caffeinated, alcoholic or both. Plus La Grotta sandwiches and Cartem's Donuts.

Admission by donation. 

Would you like to share a story? Email Jo at storystoryshows@gmail.com.

This event takes place on unceded Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh land.

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Tuesday Night Is Music Night in the Heart of East Vancouver!
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Tuesday Night Is Music Night in the Heart of East Vancouver!

Yup, It’s Tuesday Night is Music Night again at The Drive Coffee Bar! We are super excited to be hosting the Tuesday Night Open Mic on The Drive every Tuesday Evening @ 7pm!

Providing a safe and fun place where local talents could be brought into a spotlight and flourish.It is our way to give back to community we love. 

We want to welcome all types of performers to this fun filled evening - musicians, poets, comedians, storytellers, magicians etc…

All can pre-book your performance time at events@thedrivecoffeebar.com or just pop up before the event starts and register.

Bring your friends and have fun! We also have Special Drinks offered at crazy prices just fo the event!

We are very proud to be serving Commercial Drive Coffee Company’s Organic Espresso Beans! ❤️☕️

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Weekly Stories - Community of Storytelling on Commercial Drive
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Weekly Stories - Community of Storytelling on Commercial Drive

What else would you be doing on a winter Wednesday night in East Vancouver…

Probably not much… Why not change that and join us at The Drive Coffee Bar at 7:00PM Wednesday Nights?

Join us for an hour of fun filled Storytelling! Every Wednesday at The Drive Coffee Bar! Hosted by Award Winning storyteller Jo Dworschak (Best known for Story Story Lie and Coop Radio's Out and About in Canada). 

Hear tales told by the cities best storytellers as well as the cities newest storytellers and all at one of the loveliest cafes In East Vancouver. An irresistible vibe and quintessential charm that can only be found on The Drive.

It will make you proud to be a part of this vibrant East Van community.

At Drive Coffee Bar, on Commercial Drive and East 1st Ave where we serve beverages caffeinated, alcoholic or both. Plus La Grotta sandwiches and Cartem's Donuts plus numerous other treats!

Admission by donation. 

Would you like to share a story? Email Jo at storystoryshows@gmail.com.

Proudly serving ONLY Commercial Drive Coffee Company’s Organic Espresso Beans! ❤️☕️

This event takes place on unceded Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh land.

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Tuesday Night is Music Night on Commercial Drive - East Vancouver
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Tuesday Night is Music Night on Commercial Drive - East Vancouver

We are excited to continue to be hosting our reoccurring Tuesday Night is Music Night! We are on The Drive at The Drive Coffee Bar starting Oct 23rd and then every Tuesday @ 7pm!

Our ultimate goal is to provide safe and fun place where local talents could be brought into a spotlight and flourish. Giving back to the East Vancouver community that we love!


Performers of all types are welcome (musicians, poets, comedians, storytellers, magicians, etc.).

Pre-book your performance time at events@thedrivecoffeebar.com or just pop up before the event starts and register. Come by and enjoy a fun filled evening!!

Bring your friends and have fun! We also have drink specials on that night!

We Proudly serve only Commercial Drive Coffee Company’s Organic Espresso Beans! ❤️☕️

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Weekly Stories - Community of storytelling on The Drive at The Drive Coffee Bar
Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

Weekly Stories - Community of storytelling on The Drive at The Drive Coffee Bar

A 1hr Storytelling Show every Wednesday at The Drive Coffee Bar! Hosted by Award Winning storyteller Jo Dworschak (Best known for Story Story Lie and Coop Radio's Out and About in Canada). 

Want to hear tales told by the cities best storytellers?

The cities newest storytellers?

All in a lovely cafe with an irresistible charm that screams East Vancouver…

A place that will make you proud to be a part of this awesome Commercial Drive community and a place that is supporting your local artists!

At Drive Coffee Bar, on Commercial Drive and East 1st Ave in the heart of East Vancouver’s Little Italy where we serve beverages caffeinated, alcoholic or both. Plus La Grotta sandwiches and Cartem's Donuts.
Admission is by donation.

Proudly serving Commercial Drive Coffee Company’s Organic Espresso Beans! ❤️☕️

Would you like to share a story? Email Jo at storystoryshows@gmail.com.

This event takes place on unceded Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh land.

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Tuesday Night Is Music in the heart of East Vancouver
Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Tuesday Night Is Music in the heart of East Vancouver

We are excited to host a Tuesday Night is Music Night on The Drive starting Oct 23rd and then every Tuesday @ 7pm!

Our ultimate goal is to provide safe and fun place where local talents could be brought into a spotlight and flourish. It is our way to give back to the East Vancouver community we love. 

Performers of all types are welcome (musicians, poets, comedians, storytellers, magicians, etc.), you can pre-book your performance time at events@thedrivecoffeebar.com or just pop up before the event starts and register.

Bring your friends and have fun! We also have drink specials on that night!

Proudly serving Commercial Drive Coffee Company’s Organic Espresso Beans! ❤️☕️

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Weekly Stories - Community of Storytelling on The Drive at 1670 Commercial Drive
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Weekly Stories - Community of Storytelling on The Drive at 1670 Commercial Drive

We are so excited to be continuing to support the 1hr Storytelling Show held every Wednesday at The Drive Coffee Bar!

Hosted by Award Winning / World Famous Storyteller - Jo Dworschak (Best known for Story Story Lie and Coop Radio's Out and About in Canada). 

Hear tales told by the cities best as well as the cities newest storytellers at our charming cafe with an irresistible vibe that will make you proud to be a part of this vibrant East Vancouver community.

The Drive Coffee Bar, on Commercial Drive and East 1st Ave, in the heart of East Vancouver is proud to be able to serve beverages caffeinated, alcoholic or both. Plus La Grotta sandwiches and Cartem's Donuts.

Proudly serving Commercial Drive Coffee Company’s Organic Espresso Beans! ❤️☕️

Admission by donation. 

Would you like to share a story? Email Jo at storystoryshows@gmail.com.

This event takes place on unceded Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh land.

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Tuesday Night is Music Night at The Drive Coffee Bar in East Vancouver
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Tuesday Night is Music Night at The Drive Coffee Bar in East Vancouver

We are excited to be hosting “Tuesday Night Is Music Night on The Drive” starting Oct 23rd and then every Tuesday @ 7pm!

Our ultimate goal is to provide safe and fun place where local talents could be brought into a spotlight and flourish.It is our way to give back to the East Vancouver community we love. 

Performers of all types are welcome! Bring us your musicians, poets, comedians, storytellers, magicians, etc…

Pre-book your performance time at events@thedrivecoffeebar.com or just pop up before the event starts and register. Come on our Commercial Drive and support local artists!

Bring your friends and have fun! We also have drink specials on that night!

Proudly serving Commercial Drive Coffee Company’s Organic Espresso Beans! ❤️☕️

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Weekly Stories - Community of storytelling on the Drive
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Weekly Stories - Community of storytelling on the Drive

A 1hr Storytelling Show every Wednesday at The Drive Coffee Bar! Hosted by Award Winning storyteller Jo Dworschak (Best known for Story Story Lie and Coop Radio's Out and About in Canada). 

Hear tales told by the cities best as well as the cities newest storytellers at a lovely cafe with an irresistable vibe that will make you proud to be a part of this community. At Drive Coffee Bar, on Commercial Drive by East 1st Ave where they serve beverages caffeinated, alcoholic or both. Plus La Grotta sandwiches and Cartem's Donuts.

Admission by donation. 

Would you like to share a story? Email Jo at storystoryshows@gmail.com.

This event takes place on unceded Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh land.

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Tuesday Night Open Mic
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Tuesday Night Open Mic

We are excited to host a Tuesday Night Open Mic on The Drive starting Oct 23rd and then every Tuesday @ 7pm!

Our ultimate goal is to provide safe and fun place where local talents could be brought into a spotlight and flourish.It is our way to give back to community we love. 

Performers of all types are welcome (musicians,poets,comedians,storytellers,magicians, etc.), you can pre-book your performance time at events@thedrivecoffeebar.com or just pop up before the event starts and register.

Bring your friends and have fun! We also have drink specials on that night!

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Marc Rivest at The Drive
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Marc Rivest at The Drive

Marc Rivest is a singer, guitarist, and educator currently based in Vancouver BC. Born and raised in Ontario, Marc picked up the guitar at 13 and never put it down. He began devoting his efforts toward music full-time in 2013, and since then has completed countless hours of playing. Through a Diploma in Jazz Studies at Capilano U, Marc was able to study with some of the top instructors in Western Canada including Bill Coon, Ron Samworth, Andre Lachance, Geordie Roberts, and Steve Maddock. Marc has played at bars, restaurants, clubs, private functions, small festivals, and tourist attractions across Canada. He is currently in rehearsals for a busy holiday gig schedule with many upcoming Vancouver shows. For more information about Marc's music, please visit www.facebook.com/marcrivestmusic.

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Weekly Stories - Community of storytelling on the Drive
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Weekly Stories - Community of storytelling on the Drive

A 1hr Storytelling Show every Wednesday at The Drive Coffee Bar! Hosted by Award Winning storyteller Jo Dworschak (Best known for Story Story Lie and Coop Radio's Out and About in Canada). 

Hear tales told by the cities best as well as the cities newest storytellers at a lovely cafe with an irresistable vibe that will make you proud to be a part of this community. At Drive Coffee Bar, on Commercial Drive by East 1st Ave where they serve beverages caffeinated, alcoholic or both. Plus La Grotta sandwiches and Cartem's Donuts.

Admission by donation. 

Would you like to share a story? Email Jo at storystoryshows@gmail.com.

This event takes place on unceded Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh land.

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Tuesday Night Open Mic
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Tuesday Night Open Mic

We are excited to host a Tuesday Night Open Mic on The Drive starting Oct 23rd and then every Tuesday @ 7pm!

Our ultimate goal is to provide safe and fun place where local talents could be brought into a spotlight and flourish.It is our way to give back to community we love. 

Performers of all types are welcome (musicians,poets,comedians,storytellers,magicians, etc.), you can pre-book your performance time at events@thedrivecoffeebar.com or just pop up before the event starts and register.

Bring your friends and have fun! We also have drink specials on that night!

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Story Story Lie - The Drive Version
Sep
27
7:30 PM19:30

Story Story Lie - The Drive Version

East Vancouver's new storytelling show, pay what you can, in a wee venue that will be filled with storytelling enthusiasts! 

From the creator and producer of Story Story Lie, Story Story Drive will be a 1hr storytelling show last Wednesday of the month. Short sweet stories by many of your favourites as well as those new to the scene.

This show will work to provide diversity of storytellers, from gender, to age or origin. Everyone welcome to attend and sign up to share a story. 

For a spot talk to Jo Dworschak

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Join us Thursday Sept 14th and meet Artist– Cara Bain
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Join us Thursday Sept 14th and meet Artist– Cara Bain

Cara Bain is an oil painter, predominantly focused on painting the human form, and more recently, painting nature from life. She graduated from Capilano University’s Illustration & Design program where she received training in both fine and applied arts. She has since participated in many group exhibitions and one solo exhibition entitled “In Their Midst”. Her passion for community-driven art projects has led her to curate and mount Cultivate, an unjuried art and poetry exhibition, and to co-design and help coordinate the Nest Community Mural, a mural painted by volunteer residents of the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Known for the unexpected colours and expressive character of her portraits, her work encourages viewers to find the intrinsic beauty in each person they meet. 

Over the summer, Cara has been devoting time to painting out doors from life (traditionally called En Plein Air). She has found the challenge of simplifying the complexity of nature an invigorating and stretching experience as an artist.

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Artist for the month of August 2017 at The Drive Coffee Bar - Tiffany Prince
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Artist for the month of August 2017 at The Drive Coffee Bar - Tiffany Prince

Tiffany Prince is passionate about supporting, creating, and curating art. 
An artist from a young age Tiffany furthered her art education through classes at Emily Carr University of Art & Design as well as private studies with a number of Professional Artists in Vancouver and the Interior of BC. Her recent series explores the power and beauty of nature through textured abstract expressionism. Focusing on communicating different elements such as fire, ice, water and space she develops patterns and texture with acrylic paint and mixed media to create abstract paintings that are open to interpretation by the viewer. 
In 2016 Tiffany immersed herself in the Vancouver art scene through the creation of her first Meetup group – Vancouver Arts Meetup. The group started in March 2016 and now has over 1,800 members and has been acknowledged by Meetup.com to be one of the most active groups in the art category. Since starting Vancouver Arts Meetup she has also acquired two additional art focused Meetup groups and now organizes and promotes various events for an art loving audience of over 7,000 individuals. 
Her latest art adventure began in January 2017 when she was elected President of the New West Artists Society (NWA). The NWA is a non-profit art society in New Westminster which promotes and supports local artists as well as the New Westminster art scene through art shows and community art projects such as the recent Uptown Live Festival community mural which measured 4’x8’ and was completed by over 300 festival goers ages 1-85.

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Tonic Reading Series for July at The Drive Coffee Bar
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Tonic Reading Series for July at The Drive Coffee Bar

Tonic presents a July event to quench your literary thirst: Samantha Nock, Suzannah Showler and Cody Klippenstein will be joined by local Shaun Robinson and his fresh chapbook, Manmade Clouds, from Frog Hollow Press.
Please join us at The Drive Coffee Bar, 1670 Commercial Drive.
Doors at 7 p.m. Readings at 7:30 p.m.
Books will be sold! And celebrations will ensue!
Admission is, of course, FREE.
This event takes place on unceded Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh land.
Accessibility info: The Drive Coffee Bar's entrance is wheelchair accessible and there are wheelchair accessible bathrooms. The space, however, is narrow, especially when busy. We'll reserve seating and space at the front for anyone who needs this. Feel free to contact us ahead of time--we can make sure to save these spots for you so that you can be comfortable for the event. Please contact us at tonicreadingseries@gmail.com or via the event page to make requests and/or ask any questions!
And a reminder that going scent-free is a simple way to make the space accessible and safe. For more guidance on the matter, how to go scent-free and why it's important, please read: http://www.brownstargirl.org/…/fragrance-free-femme-of-colo…

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ALIGN WITH YOUR SOUL - PSYCHIC READING CIRCLE - WITH LUCCA HALLEX
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

ALIGN WITH YOUR SOUL - PSYCHIC READING CIRCLE - WITH LUCCA HALLEX

ALIGN WITH YOUR SOUL
PSYCHIC READING CIRCLE
Hello Vancouverites! My next Vancouver Reading Circle is coming up on commercial Drive in a week. Feel free to share if you know folk who would like to participate during these nice, long, summer evenings.
Feel seen. Feel honoured for who you are at a deep, meaningful level.
Be validated. Reframe the picture of your life. Spend a luxurious two and a half hours on yourself. You'll feel more aligned and purposeful.
Meet other energetically curious folk in a circle of compassion, laughter and insight. Those who serendipitously end up in the group with you are part of the magic. Learn from what I tell everyone else and know that you are in awesome company.
Location: The Drive Coffee Bar
1670 Commercial Drive @ 1st Ave
Wed, July 12th from 6:45-10:00pm
$42 including GST: credit card/eInterac/PayPal
REGISTER: Pmt reserves your seat
Go to: www.powersourcerer.com

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Vancouver Reading Circle at The Drive Coffee Bar - May 17th, 2017
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Vancouver Reading Circle at The Drive Coffee Bar - May 17th, 2017

Get aligned with your soul's purpose by joining me for my next Vancouver Reading Circle where I will tune in to the collective energy of the group and then read each of you individually.

Feel seen.
Feel honoured for who you are at a deep, meaningful level. 
Be validated. Reframe the picture of your life.
Spend a luxurious two and a half hours on yourself.
You'll feel more aligned and purposeful.

Meet other energetically curious folk in a circle of compassion, laughter and insight. Those who serendipitously end up in the group with you are part of the magic. Learn from what I tell everyone else and know that you are in awesome company.

Location: The Drive Coffee Bar
1670 Commercial Drive @ 1st Ave
Wed, May 18th from 6:45-10:00pm

$42 including GST - credit/eInterac/PayPal
REGISTER by Mon May 15th at midnight @
www.powersourcerer.com
Increase your awareness, expand your options and empower yourself.

Metered street parking / pay parking under Il Mercato / #20 bus

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Local Artists - Event Nights - April 20th and 27th - Support Local and Independent Artists
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

Local Artists - Event Nights - April 20th and 27th - Support Local and Independent Artists

We were able to get a number of artists that have adorned our coffee bar walls to come back for the month of April.

These artists hung their masterpieces on our walls for one month over the last year.  

There is no fee for the artists to do this.  We do not take a cut of any of the work sold.  We are more than happy to free up the walls to showcase young and up and coming artists.

Please come down to the coffee bar either of these nights to enjoy chatting with the artists, having a glass of wine or beer, enjoy a coffee and dessert and maybe taking a piece of art home with you...

We are located at 1670 Commercial Drive in the heart of Vancouver's Little Italy.

Join us!

 

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April Tonic - 30 Under 30 Launch! The Drive Coffee Bar On April 11th
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

April Tonic - 30 Under 30 Launch! The Drive Coffee Bar On April 11th

"Look at you kids with your vintage music
Comin' through satellites while cruisin'
You're part of the past, but now you're the future
Signals crossing can get confusing" -- "Love" by Lana Del Rey

Tonic is pleased to present the launch of 30 UNDER 30: An Anthology of Canadian Millennial Poets from In/Words Magazine and Press

To celebrate we're having readings that cater to short attention spans from our local team of millennial poets: Adèle BarclayDominique Bernier-CormierSelina BoanKayla CzagaCurtis LeBlanc, & Mallory Tater.

Hosted by our fave Generation X-er Chris Evans.

Anthologies will be availble for purchase. So get ready and get all dressed up to go back to work or the coffee shop and toast to this new wave of poetry

It'll be fun. 100%. 

Admission is, of course, FREE.

This event takes place on unceded Musqueam, Sḵwxwú7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh land.

Accessibility info: The Drive Coffee Bar entrance is wheelchair accessible and there are wheelchair accessible bathrooms. The space, however, is narrow and difficult to navigate when busy. We'll reserve seating and space at the front for anyone who needs this. Feel free to contact us ahead of time so we can make sure to save these spots for you so that you can be comfortable for the event. Please contact us at tonicreadingseries@gmail.com or via the event page to make requests and/or ask any questions! 

And a reminder that going scent-free is a simple way to make the space accessible and safe. For more guidance on the matter, how to go scent-free and why it's important, please read: http://www.brownstargirl.org/blog/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15

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An Evening with Dan Challis - The Drive Coffee Bar
Apr
2
5:30 PM17:30

An Evening with Dan Challis - The Drive Coffee Bar

Australian songwriter Dan Challis shares his story through unfiltered moments; exploring the light, the shade, and the roughness of being to the rustic sounds of classic American folk. Rich with punchy, understated folk hooks and see-sawing textures of outlaw country, Dan’s songs have a vulnerability and rawness that have seen him riding local airwaves in his hometown of Brisbane and earned him a following in dive-bars across New York City, since spending time there last year. Dan released his debut album 'Strong Man' last year, and is slowly establishing himself as a songwriter here in Canada

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An Evening with Georgia Johnson - Friday, March 10th at The Drive Coffee Bar
Mar
10
8:30 PM20:30

An Evening with Georgia Johnson - Friday, March 10th at The Drive Coffee Bar

Georgia Johnson is a Vancouver-based actress, singer-songwriter, and producer. She draws on her training in experimental performance to use song as a format for story-telling, mixing vivid imagery with lush harmonics. Her desire as a songwriter and artist is to capture the essence of what it is to be a wild, free spirit caught in a time-bound, linear human experience. She draws from the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest for her inspiration and imagery, the themes of her songs ranging from grief, to delight, transformation, and eventually, reverence for all creation. Songwriting influences include Josh Garrels, Anais Mitchell, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, James Vincent McMorrow. 
Photo by Emma Johnson

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