Did you know that more people die from vending machines than shark attacks? Although sharks have been portrayed by media as ruthless killers, they are a misunderstood animal and rarely attack or even kill. On average, only 5 people die worldwide from shark attacks each year. In 2007, only a single person died from a shark attack. Meanwhile, up to 80 million sharks are killed each year for shark fin soup…
Come find out what Shark Truth has in mind to help save the sharks as you join them at their launch event at Wild Rice (117 West Pender Street) on November 19th, 8pm to 10pm, for some fundraising, facts and fun. Hear from world renowned researcher and IUCN Shark Specialist Group Co-Chair, Nick Dulvy share his research findings on shark behaviour and population. Best of all, come mingle with fellow foodies and sample some of Andrew Wong’s local, modern Chinese cuisine with cool drink specials, door prizes and an awesome raffle draw. Tickets are $20 and can be bought here.
“Baby get shaky after school….” does that sound familiar to you? So go the lyrics of DJ Ian Carey‘s most well-known track, Get Shaky and he’s coming to Vancouver on Thursday November 19th, in collaboration with Zed Denim.
Caprice Nightclub will be transformed into a Hollywood / Las Vegas style party. “Complete with a red carpet, photographers, custom decor, exclusive VIP areas, beautiful models, hostesses and classy go-go dancers. It will definitely be a place and night for the exclusive elites of the industry and party go’ers to see and be seen.” Get your tickets now from Clubzone for only $20 (earlybird).
“Dress to the Nines. Lives depends on it.” Clever slogan, eh?…for the BCSPCA Animalia event on November 4, 2009. Animalia is the BCSPCA’s (Vancouver and Burnaby Branches) preeminent fundraising event, in support of the shelter’s ongoing fight to end animal cruelty. This year, a reception-style cocktail party (including cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction) will be hosted at the OPUS Hotel (322 Davie Street) in Yaletown. Vegan appetizers will be served, look forward to:
• Grilled Asparagus with a lemongrass, ginger & tea vinaigrette
• Empanada, with corn, pablano chili & tofu ricotta
• Grilled Mochi, veganrella cheese
• Baked Green Baby Zucchini ‘cannelloni’ stuffed with mushroom duxelle
Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets can be bought for $50 on the BCSPCA Events Website.
The Glowbal Group’s newest initiative, SOCIETY Dining Lounge (1257 Hamilton Street), opens next Thursday, October 29th. With its slogan “Opposites Attracts”, this restaurant promises a contrast between glamour and comfort, with cuisine that embodies the union of opposites. For example, childhood staples are given a modern twist with “refined, inventive ingredients”. Look out for their Tomato Soup with Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Shake n’ Bake Chicken.
Décor boldly contrasts glamour with comfort. Its 40-seat street-side patio with eggplant-hued leather banquettes and wicker chairs lend a feel of Sunset Strip to the loading-dock sidewalks of Hamilton Street. Inside is where SOCIETY comes together. Overhead, two oversized electric pink, handcrafted Mod-Murano chandeliers set the tone. Below, snug banquettes of deep purple and pearly leather, and tufted black-leather bar stools with striking gold legs set apart the more casual brasserie chairs. Upstairs in the lounge, up-lit bronze acrylic panels line the back wall and combine with an eclectic mix of lounge seating options. Bronze toned wooden screens of geometric interlocking circles surround the double height space, separating the lounge from the dining area below, creating allure and a sense of mystery.
For a video sneak preview of SOCIETY, click here.
Tourism Vancouver, BC Hydro, and over 30 Vancouver restaurants have joined together to put on the “Candlelight Conservation Dinner” on October 28, 2009 by “dimming the lights and dialing up the ambiance” to raise awareness about the conservation of energy. Restaurants will be providing special Candlelight Conservation Dinner offers to members of BC Hydro’s “Team Power Smart“, including 2 for 1 entrées, $5 gift certificates, and complimentary appetizers/desserts. Participating restaurants include Las Margaritas, Nyala African Cuisine, Sanafir, Section (3), So.Cial Le Magasin, Stonegrill, and The Refinery.
Here is the $2.00 OFF admission coupon for this year’s Circle Craft Christmas Market held November 11 – 15, 2009 under the sails at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Please print out this coupon and bring with you to the door for your ticket purchase. This offer is valid for one $2.00 discount per ticket.