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Current & Up-and-Comings at the Dusty Flowerpot Cabaret


The SCARLET QUEEN OF MERCY, a 1955 musical extravaganza written and directed by Kat Single-Dain, opened to audiences at the iconic Russian Hall in May 2015. Staged on the set of an eponymous movie, immersed in a marvelous technicolor world, the show featured vintage chorus lines, 1950's film gear, musical direction from hearthrob crooner Jack Garton, and stunning original songs from Patrick Kearns and Karly Warkentin. The audience, dressed to the nines in the style of the times, played an integral role contributing to the environment and participating in the action. Behind all this razzle-dazzle, the making of a film - the big comeback of troubled auteur Arthur Goudy, who pushes his crew and actors to the brink. Coming in 2016, this film, the fruits of this event, will be screened at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver, and on Salt Spring Island. Stay tuned for more information!

Extra! Extra! The Scarlet Queen of Mercy is coming to the Rio Theatre! Get transported onto the set of the eponymous movie with vintage chorus lines, 1950’s film gear, musical direction from heartthrob crooner Jack Garton, and stunning original songs from Patrick Kearns and Karly Warkentin.

2015 also saw the beginning of a new monthly tradition at the DFC, the inaguration of THIRD THURSDAY CABARET. Starting this past December 17th, and on every third thursday in the new year, the DFC will host an uncurated open stage at the one-and-only Dusty Flower Shop in Mount Pleasant. Open to any and all established and/or up-and-coming artists to test out new material in front of eager audiences, each night is sure to be full of surprises. All procceeds go to support the ongoing management and maintenance of the Dusty Flower Shop studio as a place for the artistic community to rehearse, refine and play.  

Coming to The Rio

& Salt Spring Island



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 Flowershop is open for rentals and other opportunities. Contact us for more information or to book a rental. 

Thursday, February 18th @ 8pm and
Every Third Thursday at the Dusty Flower Shop
Now in the Throws of 2016
A Look Back at the Year that Was!

The PARADE OF LOST SOULS was again a tremendous success this past year, with over 250 performers and artists, and an estimated 10,000+ parade goers adorned in the most creative and creepy wears. In 2015, the parade was for the tricksters, embracing the unexpected and finding our collective freedom in a celebration of mythology's most infamous tricksters. It was also a return to the parade's roots, shifting the parade route back through the alleys of East Vancouver with the community's involvement in staging the event. Stay tuned, for the Parade of Lost Souls will return again this coming autumn. 

A new monthly tradition, honouring the "Cabaret" in our name. Third Thursday Cabaret is an open stage for established and/or up-and-coming artists to showcase new works and test out new material in front of an eager audience. The show is uncurated, based on first-come, first-served, so you'll never know what's coming up next! Third Thursday is a fundraising effort to help support the Dusty Flower Shop. You don't have to be an artist, performer or enthusiastic threatre goer to attend - all are welcome. Come join the fun, take in a round of exciting and creative performance, and help raise funds for the studio!  

Tickets: $12 Advance | $15 at the Door

Doors @ 730pm | Show @ 8pm

"The future is a trickster rabbit, full of surprises. Only the past is predictable." - James Howe



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