8EAST Plaza Events

8EAST Plaza Events



                     Photo: Jim Flight


Improvised music on the 8EAST Plaza!

By Donation $0 - Limited seating, please see below.

Dress for the weather! Bring a water bottle.


Sunday September 12, 7pm

River (Cassandra) Blondin Burt • voice and hand drum
Lucy Strauss • viola
Jeff Younder • guitar

Hejiras Brew:

Joshua Zubot • violin, Feven Kidane • trumpet, JP Carter • trumpet, Johanna Hauser • bass clarinet, Mike Brown • bass clarinet, Gordy Li • Tenor, Lisa Cay Miller • nord, James Meger • bass, Kenton Loewen • drums


Sunday August 29, 7pm

Johanna Hauser • bass clarinet
Emad Armoush • oud
Omar Amlani • drums

Gordy Li • sax
JP Carter • trumpet
Cat Toren • nord

John Korsrud • trumpet
Tom Wherrett • guitar
Kevin Romain • drums


Sunday August 22, 7pm

Meredith Bates • violin
Vi-An Diep • koto
Jesus Caballero • drums
Ben Frost • trumpet
Lisa Cay Miller • nord
Cesar Chew • drums
Jocelyn Waugh • trumpet
Jeff Younger • guitar
Kenton Loewen • drums

Sunday August 22, 7pm


                     Photo: Lisa Cay Miller

Natasha Zrno • clarinet
Judit Csobod • saxophone
Mike Brown • bass clarinet
Joshua Zubot • violin
Lan Tung • erhu
Matthew Ariaratnam • guitar
Feven Kidane • trumpet
Nikki Carter • saxophone
Clyde Reed • bass

We gratefully acknowledge that we make music on the Traditional and shared Territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh and səlil̓wətaʔɬ Peoples. Our social space for new culture, 8EAST, is located in Chinatown in the place now known as Vancouver.

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Outdoor events at 8EAST maintain 2m seated audience distancing and 3m distance from artists/presenters. Mask wearing is expected outdoors and mandatory inside 8EAST and in the Chinese Cultural Centre washrooms.

We present events with conditions to keep our communities as safe as possible, and to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19. The 8EAST plaza provides seating in twos, outdoors, with wooden chairs on slightly uneven concrete pavers. Service animals are welcome. Wheelchair seating is easily accommodated. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist.

• Hand Sanitizer and masks will be available.
• Restrooms will be available to the public during set minute breaks. Masks are required inside. A wheel chair accessible washroom is available upon request.
• Seated audience members will provide their name and phone number to staff.

Please do not come to this event if:
• You have traveled outside of Canada of BC in the last 18 days;
• You have experienced any signs of being unwell in the last 18 days;
• You have been in contact with anyone suspected of having or who has COVID-19 in the last 18 days.


8EAST (8 East Pender street) is a social space for new culture. We are committed to making 8EAST a safer, welcoming and more accessible space.
We do not tolerate discrimination based on age, gender, neuro a-typicality, disability, place of origin, cultural background, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. We do not tolerate racism.
We recognize that access is an ongoing and evolving discussion, and acknowledge that this statement may be insufficient. Please do not hesitate to contact us with suggestions.


8EAST is located within 50 meters of buses 004, 007, 019, 022, 209, and N19 on Pender Street. Stops for buses 003, 008, 014, 016, 020, N8, N20, and N35 are located within 250 metres on Hastings Street. Stadium–Chinatown SkyTrain Station is approximately 400 metres away.
General metered street parking is available on surrounding streets. A passenger drop-off zone without a curb is located within 50 metres at 531 Carrall Street. For Accessible Parking locations consult: https://vancouver.ca/streets.../accessible-parking.aspx. A bike rack is located at the SW intersection at Pender Street and Carrall Street.


Pender and Carrall Streets