I met a new friend at the Markus Schulz concert last July, and of course, at things like this, you meet people who love the same type of music you do! Who would have predicted that nearly a year later, DJ Eric Allen would be one of the ones at the forefront of starting a trance night in Vancouver?!
A week from now, on Sunday May 10th, trance is attempting to make its way back into Vancouver with a bang. For Vancouver’s resident trance fans, limited options for a night of electronic music on the town are the norm and long has the city’s scene now been dominated by hip hop & top 40. On May 10th, at the sleek and stylish Shine Nightclub in Gastown, DJs Eric Allen (and my personal friend!), Marty Palin and Danny Taylor (resident DJ in Taipei’s Ministry of Sound) are bringing back the trance sound. As the second of two trial trance nights, May 10th hopes to bring out enough trance fans to make the night a regular staple in Vancouver’s nightlife scene.
On May 10th, come down, dance, relax and enjoy a fresh new sound in one of the hottest clubs in the city! With plenty of seating, an expansive main room and a smooth and relaxing second room, Shine is an ideal venue for this event and with your support hopes to hold many “Experience” Trance nights in the future. As the event is on a Sunday night, parking downtown is easy and available. Cover is FREE before 11pm. I’ll be there!
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On Wednesday May 6th, celebrate Oakridge Centre’s 50th Anniversary with festivities at the mall all day long including entertainment and models showcasing fashion throughout the decades. Virgin 95.3 radio will be on-site with giveaways and celebrity hosts from 2pm to 6pm. Be one of the first 100 people to arrive on May 6th and receive an Oakridge gift bag!
During this celebration the centre will come alive as we host local community artists, musicians and performers, raise money for charity, hold contests, cut cakes and pour champagne (sparkling juice) while incorporating fashion components and unveiling our new Style Agent program.
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On Sunday May 3rd, visit “Got Craft?” will be taking place at The Legion (2205 Commercial Drive at East 6th Avenue). Got Craft? is Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair featuring over 50 local and handmade vendors from clothing to jewelry to children’s accessories to bath and body products. Vendors include feather headbands by A Farmers Daughter, sewn handbags by Urban Harmonie Handbags and handmade toys by the Tiny Warbler (that elephant below is so adorable!). By bringing a modern twist to the conventional craft fair, Got Craft? is a one stop shop showcasing the best talent Vancouver has to offer while providing the general public with an opportunity to purchase one of a kind items. The event is from 11am to 5pm and the first 30 people through the door will receive a free swag bag full of goodies. Admission is $2 and kids 10 and under are free.
Make It is a shopping event that’s taking place at the Roundhouse Arts & Recreation Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews). The fashion, art and design market gives conscious Vancouverites the opportunity to buy unique, ethically made goods from top artisans from all over Western Canada. It is a retail show devoted to creating positive opportunities for local artists and designers. The vibe at the show is funky, hip and urban…very different from your traditional granny craft show! There will be music spun by local DJs and tasty eats to be enjoyed. Make It is about appreciating creativity, supporting entrepreneurs, and giving mindful shoppers an alternative to the mall. Over 60 exhibitors will be selling everything from clothing, art, home décor and accessories. Lastly, Make It will also be raising money for the BC Cancer Foundation through a silent auction with items donated by sponsors and exhibitors.
Date/Time: May 1st (4pm-9pm) | May 2nd (10am-5pm) | May 3rd (11am-5pm)
The Main Street Swagger Fashion Show is a collaboration of local companies like Hotbox Accessories, Scout Boutique, Thriller Shop, Lace Embrace, and Pesky Peacocks. Head down to this event on Thursday, April 30 at the Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway). The doors open at 8PM and show begins at 9PM. Be inspired by East Vancouver fashion through the ages with the Main Street Swagger Fashion Show. Expect “decades of decadence” all in one night, with fashion styles involving hipsters, scenesters, retro vintage, pin up girls, 80’s pop, hip hope, skater boys, fetish wear and more. Tickets are $7 and are available at the door or in advance at Hotbox Accessories (2560 Main Street).
You are invited to…..Modern Mix Vancouver’s One-Year Anniversary & Reader Appreciation Party on Tuesday May 12, 2009 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at Suki’s Salon on Granville & West 15th. Think two floors – floor to ceiling windows and bright lights. Appetizers by CRU, desserts by Ganache and fresh frozen yogurt from Qoola. Would love to meet my readers in person! DJ Peter Ottis playing chill house tracks. Please RSVP to email@example.com. First 100 respondents will be gifted with a goodie bag with $50+ of swag from our lovely local sponsors. Feel free to share the invitation with your friends and come celebrate!