Eat. Drink. Play.



Check out the online auction! Packed with prizes!

The Firehall Arts Centre presents the return of its annual Eat. Drink. Play. celebration on June 22, 2017 at 7pm. Created to celebrate the foodie revolution happening in the Firehall’s backyard, the event brings together East Van’s finest restaurateurs, craft brewers, small-batch distillers, and performers for an eclectic summer evening of sampling and sharing.

“For 35  years, we’ve been presenting art at the corner of Cordova and Gore. The changes we’ve seen in the neighbourhood during this time are nothing short of staggering,” explained Donna Spencer, Artistic Producer at Firehall Arts Centre. “Four years ago, we decided we wanted to celebrate this transformation by inviting our new neighbours to come meet our audiences and share their culinary expressions with them. The event has quickly become an annual favourite: a perfect capstone for our programming season and a refreshing way to start the summer.”

The event takes over the Firehall’s entire premises, filling its theatre, lobby, studio, courtyard, and even dressing rooms with a smorgasbord of delectable treats and eclectic dance, music, and performance. Attendees are free to roam the entire complex, making culinary and artistic discoveries around each corner (as well as bidding on a silent auction bursting with prizes).

Local restaurants contributing tastes of signature dishes will include such neighbourhood hot spots as Deacon’s Corner, tuc Craft Kitchen, The Diamond, Save on Meats and Clough Club among others.

Libation samples will be available from local brewers Big Rock, Strange Fellows, Strathcona, Andina and Steamworks, while Odd Society Spirits serve up samples of their signature vodka and gin.

Short performances will include guest performances from the Firehall’s hit show Circle Game among others. Stay tuned for more additions.

“There’s no better place to taste the best eats of the neighbourhood and support the performing arts in our city.”
– Vancity Buzz


A select portion of the Eat. Drink. Play. auction will be taking place online.


This event is sponsored by the Hastings Crossing Business Association