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HAPPENING NOW AT THE DUSTY FLOWERPOT CABARET

Tuesday Nights

Weekly swing dance nights every Tuesday from 7-10 pm at the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, 2050 Scotia Street

Sundays

Facilitated clown jam on Sundays from 12 pm-2 pm at the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, 2050 Scotia St.

Every 1st Friday 

of the Month

Join us at the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, 2050 Scotia St. from 4-6:30 pm. Featuring amazing costumes, bad karaoke, and happy hour!

Dec. 5, Dec. 12, Dec. 19,

Dec. 26, Jan. 2, Jan. 9

Tuesdays from 6-7 pm at the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret. Click here for the Facebook Event.

Dec. 19

Featuring the Joe Abbott Band, where you will see Joe on guitar playing different stuff! 7-10 pm at the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret.

First Friday of Every Month

7 pm- 8:30 pm at the Dusty Flowerpot, 2050 Scotia St. 

Jan. 5: Friendship Edition

Feb. 2: Queer Speed Dating

Mar. 1: Women Seeking Men (Hetero)

Apr. 5: Women Seeking Women

May 3: Men Seeking Men

June 7: Women Seeking Men (Hetero)

Starting in Jan.

DUSTY FRIDAYS

1st Friday: 1st Friday Cabaret

2nd Friday: Bad Karaoke

3rd Friday: Slow Dance Speed Dating

4th Friday: Dusty Blues 

7-10 pm at the Dusty Flowerpot

Jan. 13

8 pm-12 am at the Wise Hall. The History of Gunpowder and Balkan Shmalkan present an extravaganza of high flying circus, comedy, spanking, and incredible live music!

Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20

Tuesdays from 6-7 pm at the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret.

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We acknowledge that the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret is situated on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

This place is the unceded and ancestral territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples, the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and has been stewarded by them since time immemorial. 

The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret actively promotes community and communication through personal expression and group performance practice. Our aim is to strength the local community through the arts, because we believe that a strong, connected and loving community leads to a better ability to make necessary changes together and protect what is precious to us all.

SUPPORT THE

DUSTY FLOWERPOT

Support the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret with a financial contribution that will help us produce more great shows, festivals and events. The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret is a non-profit arts society, that is funded entirely by grants and community contributions. We thank you for your kind donation.

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6-WEEK SWING DANCE LESSON SERIES

 

Next series: Dec.5 - Jan.9

Class dates: Dec. 5, Dec. 12, Dec. 19,Dec. 26, Jan. 2, Jan. 9

Tuesdays from 6-7 pm at the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, 2050 Scotia St (entrance through glass door next to building loading bay)

 

JOIN NOW for the ever-popular, lively & fun "SWING SERIES!" Each 6-week course is progressive from week to week and is suitable for all beginners & intermediates! Please pre-register & COME DANCE WITH US on Tuesdays from 6:00 - 10:00pm! Oh ya, that's right! Of course, you get free entry to the Swing Out by attending the classes! EVERY LEVEL of dancer always gets to play, participate & learn new tricks! Especially with our new renovations completed & a brand new dance floor!!! We have so much more cool dance  floor to cut a rug on, so there's room for everybody!

 

 

Join any of our 6-Week Swing Series!

Dance Lessons will run from September 2023 until May 2024

Dec. 5 - Jan. 9

Jan 16. - Feb. 20

Feb. 27 - Apr. 2

Apr. 9 - May 14

How to register for the next swing series:

$120 for 6 amazing weeks of Swing Dance Lessons!
Please pay by e-transfer to: dustyflowerpotcabaret@gmail.com

Or pay by PayPal using the button below:

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CLOWN CHURCH

Clown Church Returns! 

 

Join us every SUNDAY, starting NOVEMBER 5TH, from 12 PM to 2 PM at the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret (2050 Scotia Street, entrance at Loading Bay) for a journey into the world of divine silliness and comic tragedy.

 

This is not a workshop—it's a place for those with previous Clown or related training to practice their craft, a true haven for clown enthusiasts.

 

Each month features a different Facilitator, not a teacher, but someone to guide exercises and maintain the flow. It's a space for worshiping and working out your inner clown, not formal lessons!

 

Facilitators may introduce new games and experiments, and we'll share their style description in advance. So, you can pick the months that resonate with you.

 

💲 Membership: $30 per month 💲 Drop-in: $10 per session

 

E-transfers to dustyflowerpotcabaret@gmail.com

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COSTUME SALE AND OPEN HOUSE: FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH

 

Step into a world of costume play!  Prepare to be amazed by our eclectic collection of costumes!
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Karaoke Corner: Unleash your inner star on our karaoke stage. Sing your heart out, channel your favorite artist, or just enjoy the show – the mic is yours!

Happy Hour hosted by Kat Single-Dain

The venue can be hard to find - It's in the Artiste Building at 2050 Scotia Street, but you must enter through the glass door by the loading bay at the back of the building. See the pin for the location, and don't give up you will find it!

If you have a passion for costumes, we are looking for volunteers for our costume department, with the opportunity for a paid role. Come talk to us to learn more!

 

Come solo, bring your friends, or make new ones – it's all happening at 2050 Scotia Street, from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM on Friday, Dec. 1. Join us for costume magic, fun, and unforgettable moments!

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 SLOW DANCE
SPEED DATING

AT GLORIA'S HAPPY HOUR!

Ready to embark on a journey to find love, but in the slowest way possible? Mark your calendar for an unforgettable evening: January 5th at the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret. Welcome to "Slow Dance Speed Dating at Gloria's Happy Hour," brought to you by the almost famous but definitely infamous Gloria.

Gloria, our charming host, is not your average matchmaker. She's a former chorus girl turned relationship guru with a penchant for humor and a taste for delightful libations. Gloria's puts a twist on traditional speed dating, and dare we say it is WAY BETTER. Ask those that came to the December 1st edition.

You might make friends, or perhaps find something more special – it's all about savouring the moment and doing something uniquely fun. Worried about striking up conversations? Fear not! In this friendly and relaxed atmosphere, you'll discover connections you never expected while swaying to the music beneath the glimmering disco ball. Worried about your dance skills? No need! This isn't a race; it's a casual, unhurried shuffle to the rhythm of your heart. Let the music be your guide, and if all else fails, just blame it on the music and/or Gloria.

At The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, we celebrate love and inclusivity. Whether you're single, coupled up, or just looking for a good time, we've saved a spot for you.

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Slow Dance Speed Dating is on the first Friday of every month! Here is the list of the various themes:


January 5th is THE FRIENDSHIP EDITION of the event. This means you can come if you are in a relationship already! Or you may come single and end up meeting someone, but without the pressure of a regular speed date event. This one works for everyone.

February 2nd is QUEER SPEED DATING
March 1st is WOMEN SEEKING MEN - HETERO

April 5th is WOMEN SEEKING WOMEN

May 3rd is MEN SEEKING MEN

June 7th is WOMEN SEEKING MEN - HETERO

 

In all cases the gender referred to is self-identified

Click on the underlined part to see the Facebook event for each theme!

The doors open at 7 PM, and Slow Dance Speed Dating kicks off promptly at 730 PM, concluding at 9 PM. Afterward, let loose at our video dance party, enjoy drinks at the bar, and explore our quirky costume sale from 9 PM to 10 PM.

Get your tickets below:

February 2nd - QUEER SPEED DATING - TICKETS
March 1st is WOMEN SEEKING MEN - TICKETS

April 5th is WOMEN SEEKING WOMEN - TICKETS

May 3rd is MEN SEEKING MEN - TICKETS

June 7th is WOMEN SEEKING MEN - TICKETS

Want to book Gloria for your next event? Email us at dustyflowerpotcabaret@gmail.com for rates and more info!

MERCH BY GLORIA

Take a piece of the show with you!

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Mugs: $20 each

Blank notebooks with front and back cover by Gloria. $7 per book or all 3 for $15!

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LAST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH: DUSTY BLUES - LIVE BAND TRAD BLUES DANCE - AT THE SWINGOUT! 

The Swing Out: Dusty Blues Edition! On the last Tuesday of every month.

Slow Drag and Traditional Blues Dance to Live Music
Dusty House Band led by Joe Abbott
7-730 free blues mini lesson
730-10 live music and dance

Tickets $20. To pay in advance, send an e-transfer to dustyflowerpotcabaret@gmail.com

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SWINGOUT DEC. 19 SPECIAL EDITION: TWO-STEP TUESDAY

Featuring the Joe Abbott Band, where you will see Joe on guitar playing different stuff! But don't worry, you'll still recognize him in the same blue jeans and plaid, the East Van Tuxedo.

7-7:30: Two-step lesson
7:30-10: Live music and dancing

Tickets $20. To pay in advance, send an e-transfer to dustyflowerpotcabaret@gmail.com

DUSTY FRIDAYS
Dust off your week !

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EVERY FRIDAY,
7-10 pm

1st Friday: 1st Friday Cabaret
2nd Friday: Bad Karaoke
3rd Friday: Slow Dance Speed Dating
4th Friday: Dusty Blues

STARTING NOV. 5
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BALKAN SHMALKAN AT FREAKOUT CIRCUS NO.3

The History of Gunpowder and Balkan Shmalkan present an extravaganza of high flying circus, comedy, spanking, and incredible live music!  

 

The History of Gunpowder and Balkan Shmalkan both boast talented and chaotic horn sections, unpredictable live shows, and, most importantly, the perfect soundtracks for circus performances! The Squamish Circus will be flying over top the audience with Aerial Silks, Trapeze and other fantastical offerings! This is bound to be one of the best concerts of the year! Last event sold out! Get your tickets early!

Saturday, January 13

8 pm - 12 am

The Wise Hall

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DANCING!
DRINKS!
FRIENDS!
JAZZ MUSIC!

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WEEKLY SWING DANCE NIGHTS AT 2050 SCOTIA STREET

Every Tuesday 7 - 10 pm

Free taster lesson at 7:20pm

Band starts at 7:30pm

 

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BECOME A MEMBER

SWING OUT CLUB CARD

$40 a month to join

*free entrance to all swing outs in that month. 

Jive, twist, and twirl your way through months of swing

dancing fun with The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret! For just

$40 a month, you can unlock the rhythm

of the dance floor. Go all-in with 4 months at once for

only $150, saving you a bundle while

showing your love for

swing dancing and supporting the

Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret! 

DEDICATED TO CREATING AND SUPPORTING ORIGINAL WORK OF PHYSICAL THEATRE ON STAGES BOTH TRADITIONAL AND SITE SPECIFIC

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Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret was formed in 2006 on a rainy winter's night in a Strathcona, Vancouver art studio, when a group of local artists met over red wine and blue cheese and decided to collaborate.

The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret is dedicated to creating and supporting original work of physical theatre in stages both traditional and site specific. Since 2013, we operate from our studio The Dusty Flowerpot which is also available for rentals.
The DFC creates large scale musicals, small scale roving acts, and festivals. On a regular basis the DFC produces the well loved and community involved Parade of Lost Souls, a monthly "Third Thursday Cabaret" and a weekly "Clown Gym" work out for anyone who has clown or physical theatre equivalent training. All of these events are offered by donation. Please contact Kat Single-Dain, Artistic Director since 2013, to get involved with our season of activities, as there are many many opportunities!

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Queen of Mercy

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REHEARSE, REFINE, PLAY

The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret Society is proud to announce the opening of a new mini black box rehearsal theatre in Vancouver's beautiful Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood. The Dusty Flowerpot is open for rentals and other opportunities. Contact us for more information or to book a rental. 

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HAPPENINGS IN THE DFC COMMUNITY

The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret presents a new initiative to help promote the shows, workshops, events and other projects of the expansive DFC community. Check back soon, and often, to find out what's happening around town. You don't want to miss out on the creative ingenuity of our friends!

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THE DUSTY FLOWERPOT CABARET PRESENTS

The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret is East Vancouver's beloved performance and production company, best known for creating fully immersive, theatrical worlds such as The Valley of Ashes, Hard Times Hit Parade, Scarlett Queen of Mercy, The Village Project, The Listening Jar and the annual Parade of Lost Souls. 

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BECOME A DUSTY MEMBER!

Annual Membership with The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret Society is available for $20 per year. Your yearly membership demonstrates your support and appreciation of The Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret’s artistic significance and contribution to the local arts scene in Vancouver.

REACH THE DUSTY CREW

 

GENERAL INQUIRIES:

dustyflowerpotcabaret@gmail.com

DUSTY FLOWERPOT VENUE BOOKINGS:

dustyflowerpotstudio@gmail.com

DFC CLASSIFIEDS POSTINGS & INQUIRIES:

classifieds.dfc@gmail.com

DFC TREASURY:

dfctreasury@gmail.com

 

THIRD THURSDAY CABARET BOOKINGS & INQUIRIES:

cabaret.dfc@gmail.com

PARADE OF LOST SOULS INQUIRIES:

paradeoflostsouls@gmail.com

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