Events & Lifestyle

Coldplay – coming to Vancouver (June 20, 2009)

I just heard on the radio the other day that Coldplay will be performing on June 20th at GM Place this summer as part of their North American tour. Their most recent album, Viva La Vida, is nominated for a JUNO award for International Album of the Year. Tickets (from Ticketmaster) go on sale to the public this Saturday, March 14th at 10am with prices ranging from $49.50 to CA $97.50. Presale is on Friday March 13th at 10am but I haven’t found the password yet. It might be “yellow” but that could just be online speculation. Regardless, I have a feeling it will sell out. Tracklist for the album is below:

1. Life in Technicolor
2. Cemeteries of London
3. Lost!
4. 42
5. Lovers in Japan/Reign of Love
6. Yes
7. Viva La Vida
8. Violet Hill
9. Strawberry Swing
10. Death and All His Friends

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Caprice Nightclub – Fundraiser for Kids Help Phone (Friday March 13)

If you’re a fan of Caprice Nightclub and you’re looking for that extra “push” to go, check it out this Friday March 13th for a fundraiser in support of the Kids Help Phone. Cover to Caprice is normally around $15, but for this fundraiser, buy your ticket early for $10, with 100% of the proceeds donated to the Kids Help Phone! For more information, click here for the Facebook Event and message my friend Leslie for more information.

“Kids Help Phone is Canada’s only toll-free, national, bilingual, phone and web counselling, referral and information service for children and youth. [They] provide immediate anonymous and confidential support, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”

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Think City – “Vancouver Stories” Event (Thursday March 19)

Think City “, a society in existence since 2002, helps generate ideas for a “21st Century Vancouver” and helps local citizens understand the issues facing their communities while developing collective solutions to protect the environment, strengthen local economies, advance democratic rights and ensure access to quality public services.
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On Thursday March 19th (7pm to 10pm) join Think City for an evening for Vancouver stories at Heritage Hall on Main Street (3102 Main Street at 15th). This storytelling event will includecocktails and a silent auction featuring Vancouver memorabilia and stories past and present told by Vancouver notables including CBC Radio’s Bill Richardson. For more information and to purchase tickets ($50), click here.

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Two of a Few – Sale/Party (Thursday March 5, 2009)

The second annual sale/party at Two of Few (354 Water Street) is this Thursday March 5th from 7pm to 10pm. There will be drinks and snacks and discounts on Vancouver-based Ashley Watson‘s new Spring Collection as well as discounts on other items in the store. Ashley Watson is known for her use of recycled leather in her bags, wallets and accessories.

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styleCANVAS – model casting call (March 3 & 4, 2009)

styleCANVAS, an upcoming fashion print magazine, is holding a drop-in model casting call on March 3rd and 4th from 1pm to 4pm at UBC. Wear a white tank top, dark jeans and black heels. For more information, check out the Facebook Event.

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Vancouver Fashion Week (March 24th to 29th)

Widely recognized as a global platform for designers, Vancouver Fashion Week has become the West Coast’s most prestigious event, bringing together 15,000 designers, buyers, local and international media and the city’s fashionable set.
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Now in its 8th year, VFW will kicks off the Fall/Winer 2009 runway collections in Whistler, BC at Garfinkel’s (Whistler’s largest nightclub and live concert venue) with a runway show featuring trends in snowboard and ski wear. The rest of the runway shows will be at Storyeum (142 Water Street) in Gastown. Thursday brings a focus on local designers, Friday features sustainable clothing lines, Saturday showcases international designers and the week finishes off on Sunday with streetwear.

Recognized as a global platform for designers and sponsors, VFW has become the West coast’s most prestigious event, bringing together a captive audience of 15,000+. Now celebrating its ninth year, VFW has established itself as a highly successful and widely recognized event providing a forum to nurture and celebrate the fashion industry in Vancouver. In recent years, VFW has featured internationally acclaimed designers including Versace, Parasuco, Rocawear, Ecko and Anna Sui in addition to emerging designers, such as Patricia Fieldwalker, David Dickson and Sanjana Jon.

For a complete designer line-up, schedule and show info, or to purchase tickets visit vanfashionweek.com

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