Fashion & Retail

Mintage – opening on West 4th (October 17, 2008)

Mintage Vintage is coming to West 4th! Also located in Gastown and on Commercial Drive, this vintage clothing and accessories store is perhaps best known for it’s clothing by the pound sales. At price points including $5, $10 and $15 for a pound of clothing, Mintage Vintage would be a great place to shop for unique textile patterns or for clothing to cut up and alter…or even for Halloween! Earlier this year, at their Commercial Drive location, they had an innovative $5/bag sale: buy a bag for $5 and take home all the clothing you can stuff into it! It’ll be interesting to see how a store like this will fit into the Kitsilano neighbourhood…

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Events & Lifestyle

DJ Armin Van Buuren – Concert at Plush Nightclub (Oct. 9 & 10, 2008)

Armin Van Buuren, the number 1 trance DJ in the world (according to DJ Mag) and best known for radio show A State of Trance, is playing at Plush this week, on Thursday October 9th and Friday October 10th. His Friday show sold out ages ago and there are only a limited number of tickets left for Thursday night! Tickets are steeply priced at $60 (before taxes and extra charges) but if you’re willing to get over that hurdle, you can purchase your ticket through Clubzone.

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MODERN MIX VANCOUVER update and redesign

Dear MMV Readers,

Modern Mix Vancouver is currently undergoing construction!! We just switched servers and we are changing to a new, completely awesome layout!! MMV will be having more of a “magazine feel” to it, with featured posts and headlines….but it will NOT lose its blogging format with daily updates with the most recent posts all on one page! That way, you’ll always be kept up to date and in the know with what’s going on in Vancouver but also have a chance to read highlighted features and “extra special” articles!!

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Events & Lifestyle

Vancouver Art Gallery – WACK! exhibition (begins October 4, 2008)

First it was CRAZY! now it’s just “WACK!”. The new Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition officially begins tomorrow, October 4th and runs until January 11, 2009. Read the full story »

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Events & Lifestyle

“Coffee” Film Premiere on Davie Street

Coffee was an incredibly “Vancouver” film with scenes shot at several local hotspots, including scenes from Bean Around The World and JJ Bean. With constant references to Vancouver culture, perhaps you can spot yourself personified in one of the ten vignettes. I counted at least three mentions of yoga and brief references to Spanish Banks, Burrard Street and Shoppers’ Drug Mart and an overall “gay-friendly” feel (can you spot the rainbow flag in the background with Ed & Geraldine in Part 2/10? Or the over excitement of Patricia in Part 6/10 about her gay best friend?)

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Taste of Yaletown 2008 (October 14th to 26th)

The fourth annual Taste of Yaletown is happening this year from October 14th to 26th.

Over 20 Yaletown restaurants will be offering special three-course tasting menus at set price points of $25, $35 and $45 with a portion of proceeds raised at each restaurant donated to The Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Participating restaurants for 2008 include:
Amarcord Ristorante Italiano, Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar, Brown’s Social House, Cactus Club Cafe, Capone’s Restaurant & Live Jazz Club, Coast Restaurant, Elixir Restaurant, Fuse Pan Asian Express, George, Glowbal Grill & Satay Bar, Goldfish Pacific Kitchen, Hamilton Street Grill, Milestone’s Yaletown, Pinkys Steakhouse, PlanB, Provence Marinaside, Rodney’s Oyster House, Section (3), Simply Thai, Tequila Kitchen, Urban Thai Bistro, Yaletown Brewing Co.

Join their Facebook Group here!

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