Rhizome Cafe August Events

The Rhizome Cafe is a lesbian-owned cafe and community venue in Vancouver, on Broadway near Fraser. Lisa and Vinetta would love to see you there.

Art on our Walls

The Muse’s Studio: Drawings by Kyla Bourgh


Film and Celebration:  Country of the People’s without Owners

Saturday,  August 1, 7:30pm

La Chiva Collective and Grupo Atarraya host a screening of “Country of the Peoples without Owners,” a documentary film conceptualized, written, edited and produced by the Communications Team of the Association of Indigenous Councils of Northern Cauca (ACIN), Colombia.  What happens when the poorest and most marginal people confront, without weapons, the most powerful regime of Latin America, sustained and backed by the economic, political, military, and media powers of the United States and their transnational corporate allies? The response is apparent in the wisdom of the five point agenda that provided the fuel for Colombia’s Minga of Social and Community Resistance. A short forum will follow the screening of the documentary. Afterwards, enjoy the rich diversity of Colombian beats with DJ La Salsomana.

Sliding scale, $5 and up but no one turned away, to benefit the Nasa Indigenous Community Radio Station

Prison Justice Day Benefit

Friday, August 7, 8:00pm

Join us for a screening of the film Prison Town USA, and for performances by LOUD, Lora McElhinney, and Anne Stone, with a Coast Salish welcome by Cease Wyss.  Proceeds from this event will benefit The Word is Out, a women in prison news service.

Sliding scale, $10-$15

Storyteller and Multimedia Artist Chris Chandler, with Paul Benoit

Saturday, August 8, 8:00pm

Poet and storyteller Chris Chandler has joined forces with Seattle blues guitar virtuoso Paul Benoit. Together their styles merge like lanes on an outbound interstate. Delivering vignettes about politics and modern culture with the fire of a Baptist Preacher, the music is rooted in roots, colored with blues, and based in Americana.  Presented by the IWW-Vancouver.

$2 to $20, nobody turned away!

In Our Meeting Room:  Energy Efficiency Workshop for Homeowners

Wednesday, August 12, 7:00-8:00pm

The City of Vancouver presents this workshop on how homeowners can access the Province’s new LiveSmart BC rebate program for energy efficiency, as well as other incentives.  Presenters will share information on the types of renovations or upgrades that make a home more energy efficient and the benefits of an energy efficient home.

Free, rsvp to green@vancouver.ca

Board Games are Sooo Gay

Friday, August 14, 7:00pm

We’re back with another round of queer-friendly board games!  Bring your favourite games or use ours.  DJs HuzCubz will keep the tunes coming!

By donation, no one turned away.

Saturday August 15

Things will be hopping at Rhizome on this night, because we’ll be celebrating a staff member’s birthday.  It’s not a private event, though, so you’re welcome to stop by.  We just thought we’d let you know that this is not the best night for a quiet, romantic dinner at Rhizome!

Project Somos Children’s Village–The Next Phase

Thursday, August 20, 7:00pm

Heather Knox and Greg Kemp of Project Somos are just back from Guatemala with stories to share and information about the next phase of establishing an eco-sustainable Children’s Village for orphaned and abandoned children.  Come hear the exciting news!


Pinoy Poetiks

Thursday, August 27, 7:00pm

The Filipino Canadian Youth Alliance presents an evening of performance by some of Vancouver’s freshest Filipino artists.  Join us in sharing and celebrating conscious talent in forms of poetry, singing and rapping.

$5-$20 sliding scale

Board Games are Sooo Gay—Again!

Friday, August 28, 7:00pm

Couldn’t make it out to Board Games on Aug 14?  Well, we’re giving you a second chance this month!  We’ll be back for another round of queer-friendly board games.  Bring your favourite games or use ours.  Our house DJs will keep the tunes coming!

By donation, no one turned away.

Film Night:

Experiments in Queer DIY Community

Saturday, August 29, 8:00pm

Join us for a screening and discussion of two documentary films. It’s in Liebigstrasse 24 by Liza Lindgren and Siri Hedenstrom tells the tale of a queer house project in Berlin.  Leeway–A Story of Queeruption Vancouver 2007 by Zoey Melinek and Liza Lindgren explores issues of race, accessibility and sobriety that arose during Queeruption, and examines how to make DIY events accessible to everyone.

$3-$300 sliding scale, no one turned away

Save the Date for Rhizome’s Anniversary Party!

Saturday, October 3

Rhizome Café has turned three, and we’re going to celebrate on the night of Saturday, October 3! Save the date for an evening of entertainment, good food, and socializing with friends and neighbours!  Updates to follow…

Thanks!  See you soon!


Café * Arts Venue * Community Space

Where we are:

317 East Broadway

Vancouver, BC, Coast Salish Territory

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Our regular hours:

Tuesdays: 4 to 10pm

Wednesdays: 11am to 10pm

Thursdays:  11am to 10pm

Fridays:  11am to midnight

Saturdays:  10am to midnight (brunch from 10 to 3)

Sundays: 10am to 3pm (brunch from 10 to 3); and occasionally for events from 4:30 to 7pm-ish

We’re closed on Mondays.

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