Events & Lifestyle

East Side Culture Crawl (November 21 to 23rd)

The Eastside Culture Crawl is an annual free 3-day visual arts festival. This event involves artists who work on the east side of Vancouver, BC, Canada in an area bounded by Main Street to Commercial Drive and from First Avenue north to the waterfront. Painters, jewelers, sculptors, furniture makers, musicians, weavers, potters, writers, printmakers, photographers, glassblowers; from emerging artists to those of international fame… these are just a sampling of the exciting talents featured during this unique chance to meet local artists in their studios
Purchase something that strikes your fancy, commission something to be uniquely yours, or just browse through the studios and meet the artists, learning about their specific works of art, materials and tools, approaches and techniques. This is a once a year opportunity to meet many diversely talented artists and view their creations in the studios where they work. Be part of this exciting event, which brings people from all over the Lower Mainland, and share in the imaginations that enrich our neighbourhood and lives.
Check out their Facebook Event.


Urban Fare – Grand Opening (November 15, 2008)

Urban Fare, a high end supermarket filled with gourmet and specialty food is opening today at 1133 Alberni Street, next door to the Shangri La Hotel.

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Superwomen & Friends – Red Carpet Gala (November 21, 2008)

Celebrate women role models & mentors in our lives at the “Superwomen & Friends Red Carpet Gala” brought to you by Women in Leadership at Four Seasons Hotel (791 West Georgia Street) on November 21st. Walk the red carpet and savor the life of a VIP and all its luxuries. Enjoy a fabulous evening of fashion, entertainment, makeovers and fun! Rena Heer (CTV weather presenter) will be the emcee for the evening and Melanie Berry (president of the JUNO awards and the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) is the keynote.
Tickets are $165 (or $145 for groups of 4+) but will include:

  • Gift Bag
  • 3 Course Dinner
  • Live & Silent Auction
  • Dream Makeover
  • Fashion Show by JC Studio
  • Entertainment

And it all goes to a great cause: All funds raised through the Gala will benefit the foundation’s Advancing Women Leaders Mentorship Program. Click here to buy your ticket!

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Jules & Eve – Grand Opening (November 15, 2008)

A new Kerrisdale boutique is opening this weekend! Inspired by the classy fashion of Gossip Girls, with hot designers from stylish capitals including NY and LA, this is your chance to be one of the first customers to visit Jules & Eve (2009 West 41st Avenue)! Also, print out the below invitation for a 10% discount on clothing and accessories. I’ll be there – will you?

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H&M and Comme des Garçons

While people elsewhere were lining up to purchase World of Warcraft’s expansion pack, young fashion-savvy consumers in downtown Vancouver lined up to H&M’s release of their collaboration with Rei Kawakubo’s Comme des Garçons. Available at only a few stores (only a half-dozen out of the hundreds of H&M locations in the States, and only three in Canada), Vancouver was blessed with the opportunity to host this event.

Comme des Garçons has been around for roughly 30 years and has been known to create extremely avant-garde fashion; pieces you can barely wear, much less justify the purchase for the average consumer. Jackets easily run upwards of 4 digits, and their wallets, lovely as they are, start at the 200-300 level. At their level of design, their pieces should be treated more as an art piece than as everyday wear that you can take to the office or the street.

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Zebra Club – Customer Appreciation Night (Nov. 14, 2008)

The first time I heard of the retail shop Zebra Club (3101 Granville Street) was when someone gave me a free coconut flavored lip-chap as a promotional item for the Granville Street shop. I thought it was the best smelling free lip-chap I have ever gotten and immediately made my friends smell it too. Weirdly enough, we have a video of us analyzing and sniffing this little tube of moisturizer. Ah…good times, and thus, my strongest memory of Zebra Club. Anyway, I don’t shop much at Zebra Club, but if you do, check out their wine and cheese customer appreciation night from 6pm to 10pm. Here’s the Facebook Event.