By Steve Guntli
Seaside Bakery and Café is expanding into live entertainment with two upcoming shows.
Sisters Angie Owen and Alissa Blume took over operations of the café in late 2014 and now they’re branching out and using the space for entertainment purposes.
On February 6, the bakery will host the Seaside Bakery Talent Show.
“We’ve been wanting to do something more for the community,” Owen said. “We thought this would be a good way to get people to come and show their talents.”
Owen had originally planned to charge admission for the talent show, but decided to waive it.
“We just want people to come out and have a good time,” Owen said.
The talent show will be open to performers of all ages. All acts are welcome, from comedy to music and everything in between, though all acts must be age appropriate for the audience. Owen and Blume are preparing a special menu for patrons of the talent show, and all performers will receive a free dessert.
The show begins at 5 p.m. on February 6. Sign up in advance at Seaside Bakery.
On March 19, the café will welcome stand-up comedian Ed Hill. Hill, a Taiwan native who moved to Canada as a young child, tells humorous stories about life as an immigrant. Hill was named “Best Vancouver Comedian” by Westender Magazine in 2015 and was a runner up for best comedian in The Georgia Straight. He has toured extensively throughout Canada, the U.S. and Asia, and recently released his first comedy album, “Canasian.”
Owen and Blume will serve a special prime rib dinner for attendees of Hill’s comedy show. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the bakery. Owen advises buying tickets early, as space is limited and tickets are going fast.
The Seaside Bakery and Café is located at 477 Peace Portal Drive. For information, call 332-9866.