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HAPPENING NOW AT THE DUSTY FLOWERPOT CABARET

Every Tuesday Nights

Back in the Fall, check back here for announcements in August

Next Event: TBD

Slow drag and traditional blues dance to live music led by Joe Abbott at the Dusty Flowerpot. Tickets $20.

7-7:30 pm free blues mini lesson

7:30-10 pm live music and dance

Sundays

Facilitated clown jam on Sundays from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm at the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, 2050 Scotia St. 

6 Sundays, Starts on September 8th

July 19, 2024

Join us at the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, 2050 Scotia St. from 4-6:00 pm. Featuring amazing costumes, bad karaoke, and happy hour!

6 Tuesdays starting September 3

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

Friday

SLOW DANCE SPEED DATING WITH GLORIA

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

July 19: Women Seeking Men/Men Seeking Wom (Hetero) 

July 12:  Men Seeking Men Edition

Click the dates above for tickets!

Please note, there are NO DOOR SALES FOR THIS EVENT, as we need to know the numbers to prepare! 

Upcoming

The Greenhouse
May 30 @ 5:55 PM
May 31 @ 6:40 PM (Talkback)

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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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Station2Station

The Greenhouse
May 30 @ 5:55 PM
May 31 @ 6:40 PM (Talkback)

S2S - A Spectacle Mash - UP of Reverberating Light & Sound Waves Echoing Past 2 Present

With the inspiration of 7 David Bowie songs spanning 7 decades - Station 2 Station (S2S) - is a multimedia Spectacle looking at how "some humans" seem to struggle with the evolution of Diversity & Inclusion, Sociopolitical Engagement, Climate Activism and Community Compassion. David Bowie’s song “Station2Station,” as I interpret it, to reveal themes of Dystopia, Fascism and Nihilism. However, in the end, how do we all move together for ongoing Love, Activism & Compassion? So...LET'S DANCE !!!
 

 

Stars & Reviews:
Glenn Hilke (AKA Humphrey Cockburn) is a captivating Burlesque performer. He adapts to his audience, commands the room’s attention, and most of all brings joy and laughter to each and every audience member. *Karina Laitres (performer, emcee, dancer) Glenn Hilke's acts are blending his theatre background with burlesque, commenting on important social issues and events. His ability to engage with our audience at a personal level is top notch. *Coco (Corrie Tucker) Kamloops Burlesque - Producer and Artistic Director.

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6-WEEK SWING DANCE LESSON SERIES

 

Get ready to swing into action with our Swing Series class! Led by expert instructor Kat Single-Dain, our classes cover a variety of styles including swing dance, lindy hop, and vehicular jazz. Perfect for dancers of all levels, this series of 6 weekly classes begins on April 9th, 2024 and takes place every Tuesday from 6-7pm. 

Class dates: April 9, April 16, April 23, April 30, May 14, May 21

No Class on May 7

Location: Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret, 2050 Scotia St (entrance through glass door next to building loading bay)

 

Cost:  $120 for 6 classes

To register, e-transfer us at dustyflowerpotcabaret@gmail.com or buy tickets through Eventbrite using the button below:

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. The glass door is behind a chain-link fence. If you are at the front door of The Artiste Building, please walk north and take a right into the alley.  See the pin on our website for the location, and don't give up you will find it!

 

Join any of our 6-Week Swing Series!

Dance Lessons will run from September 2023 until May 2024

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  workshop

Clown Workshop is here!

Join us every SUNDAY from 5:30 PM - 7:30 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 your typical workshop—it's a place for those with previous Clown or related training to practice their craft, a true haven for clown enthusiasts.

 

Taught by Kat Single-Dain with Guest Instructors. It's a space for worshiping and working out your inner clown, not formal lessons!

 

Cost $125

Register by Etransfer 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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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 falls on a Friday of every month! Here is the list of the various themes:


March 1st is WOMEN SEEKING MEN - HETERO

April 5th is WOMEN SEEKING WOMEN

April 26th is WOMEN SEEKING MEN - HETERO

May 3rd is MEN SEEKING MEN

May 17th is WOMEN AND MEN SEEKING EACH OTHER - HETERO

July 19th is WOM SEEKING MEN / MEN SEEKING WOM - HETERO

July 12th is MEN SEEKING MEN

In all cases the gender referred to is self-identified

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

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

Mugs: $20 each

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Click on each event date below to get tickets on EventBrite!

January 30

February 27

March 26

Apr. 30

May 28

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

The timing for the final 3 Swing Outs will be!!

Beginner Taster Lesson 715-730 Band sets 730-830 and 845-930

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

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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

The timing for the final 3 Swing Outs will be!!

Beginner Taster Lesson 715-730

Band sets 730-830 and 845-930

 

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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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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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