Apparently, British Columbians are bookworms. According to the press release I was sent by BC Book and Magazine Week, British Columbians are among the world’s most avid book consumers and spend far more leisure time reading than is the case in any other part of the country. Spend the week of April 18th to 25th checking out the various events put on by BC Book and Magazine Week. I had the PR rep for this event help me filter through the numerous events to help me choose the events most relevant for Modern Mix Vancouver readers!
- Saturday, April 18, 7pm – 9pm
BC BOOK PRIZE SOIREE
Cristal Room, Metropolitan Hotel (645 Howe Street)
Celebrate the 25th annual BC Book Prizes with finalist authors and literati at the BC Book Prize Soirée. Free admission, music, refreshments and a silent auction, with proceeds going to the BC Book Prizes On Tour program.
- Tuesday, April 21, 7 PM
MAGAZINE CABARET: VANCOUVER (Free)
The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir Street
The BC Association of Magazine Publishers and subTerrain magazine presents a literary cabaret featuring Timothy Taylor, Paul Carlucci, Emily Kendy, penny k-kilthau, Alex Leslie and Diane Tucker, who will read from their work recently published in BC magazines.
- Thursday, April 23, 6 PM – 9 PM
MAIN STREET LITERARY TOUR
Main Street, Various Venues, Vancouver
Main Street is the home of dozens of artist-run galleries, quirky cafés, boutique shopping and local writers. Your neighbourhood tour guides, writer, filmmaker and performance artist Amber Dawn, and poet Jennica Harper, lead you to various Main Street hot spots for an evening of arts and literary exploration.
Fashion High is hosting a Project Runway finale viewing on Tuesday April 14th at Lamplight Pub (92 Water Street) in Gastown. Get the early eastern feed on the big screen starting at 7pm, join other style savvy locals for networking and get entered into a raffle. Tickets cost $5 and include a raffle ticket which will be used to vote on one of the three finalists; votes from the winning finalist will be drawn at the end of the show. The winning vote will receive an awesome prize pack! Doors open at 6:30pm, viewing begins at 7:00pm.
For more information, visit the Fashion High Events Page.
It’s that time of the year again. And with a website name like “Modern Mix Vancouver”, it’s only appropriate that we cover the 9th annual Vancouver Fashion Week, which takes place at Storyeum. The opening gala last night at Leone (757 West Hastings Street) featured a melange of fashionable designers, models, media and photographers.
A widespread range of chocolates by Daniel was available for sampling, wine was served in the back corner of the spacious venue, and jewelry and accessories were displayed on glass counter tops as members of the fashion industry mingled and networked throughout the evening. Keep on reading for show schedules, designer highlights, a photography gallery as well as a discount coupon for VFW.
Tomorrow, Friday March 26th, is world theatre day and Theatre at UBC is celebrating the occasion by offering $5 rush tickets at the door for the modern comedy classic, The Idiots Karamazov. The show runs at 7:30pm from March 19th to 28th at Frederic Wood Theatre.
Orb Clothing (2028 West 4th Avenue) is celebrating its first anniversary on Saturday, April 4 with the second-ever Hoody Swap charity clothing drive to benefit Beauty Night Society. Long story short, if you’re one of the first 50 people through the doors of Orb on Saturday April 4th (starting at 10am), with a used hoody to donate, you will receive a free, brand new Orb hoody in exchange. Your old hoody will then be donated to Beauty Night, a non-profit, volunteer-based organization that provides makeovers and other wellness programs to women and youth in need.
Also, everyone who visits the store on April 4 will receive an Orb Empowered card, which offers 10% off all Arson Girl and Orb regularly priced items in the store all the time. Spring has arrived and Orb’s beautiful new line is now in stock. Orb’s wardrobe consultants are always be available to provide product information and put together the perfect spring outfit.
…day one of seven, kicks off on a good note.