Archive | November, 2013

Winter Craft Market At River District December 1st

30 Nov

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The River District, 8683 Kerr Street, is hosting a Winter Craft Market this Sunday, December 1st from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can expect to find lots of one-of-a-kind gifts.   Some of the vendors taking place in this Sunday’s market include Marley Bike Caffee, Ceiba Gourmet, The Salt Dispensary, momomints, Morgan’s Pillows, Kaoriya Felted Hats, Art to Wear, Phaedra Skin Care Products  and many more.  Note many of the vendors are cash only, although some may accept credit cards. As an added bonus, the first 50 shoppers will receive a free River District umbrella which is timely now that the rain is back.

Pet Pictures with Santa at the Vancouver SPCA December 1st

29 Nov

PetPhotosWithSantaDec1stCome out and support the Vancouver SPCA this weekend by bringing your pet for a photo with Santa.  The event will take place at the BC Vancouver SPCA Branch, 1205 East 7th Avenue, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.   For a $20 donation, you will receive a digital photograph with 100% of the proceeds going to support the animals in the Vancouver Shelter. While you are at the shelter, feel free to drop off an item from their Wish List. The Vancouver SPCA is always grateful to receive donations in kind of items they use often such as canned or dry cat & dog food, treats are also welcomed. They can also use Cherrios, Craisens and Shreddies for the small animals which they love.  Gently used bedding and towels are always needed as are toys to keep animals from getting bored or frustrated.  Every donation counts no matter how small.  If you wish to see the other items the Vancouver SPCA is grateful to receive, visit their website at Vancouver SPCA.

Art Garage Sale At Hot Art Wet City Saturday November 30th

28 Nov

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Would you like an opportunity to purchase local art for under $100?  If so, this Saturday is your chance. Hot Art Wet City is hosting an Art Garage Sale, 2206 Main Street (at 6th Avenue) with the works of 13 local artists including:

Andrea Hooge
Howard Penning
Charlene Vickers
Char Hoyt
Katie Wilson
Karin Vengshoel
Viktor Barkar
Shary Contrary
Cherry Thompson
Sean Karemaker
Mark Illing
Jackie Dives
Asian Dick

There is an opportunity to preview the work that will be for sale November 28th to November 30th  from Noon – 5 pm. The actual Garage Sale gets under way at 7:00 p.m. on November 30th. No early birds. Cash only. All work is under $100.

Friends of the SPCA Christmas Sale: Saturday November 30th

27 Nov

SPCAChristmasSaleYou are invited to the annual Friends of the SPCA Christmas Sale this Saturday, November 30th.  The event will take place at the Army, Navy & Air Force Veteran’s Club, 3917 Main Street.  You can expect to find many handmade items, collectibles, homemade baking and great gifts for Christmas. They will also be having a draw for some beautiful gift baskets as well as a 50/50 draw.  All proceeds benefit the BC SPCA Vancouver Branch.  Things kick off at 10:00 a.m. and go till 3:00 p.m. Come out and support this great event!

SayWha? With Sara Bynoe – Readings of Fifty Shades of Grey November 29th

27 Nov

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Funny lady, Sara Bynoe, is showcasing her next installment of Deliciously Rotten Writing this Friday, November 29th at Hot Art Wet City, 2206 Main Street. In honour of the upcoming filming of Fifty Shades of Grey in Vancouver, Sara will be highlighting the absurdity within the pages of this book as well as those following in the series, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed. This promises to be an entertaining evening and then some. There is limited seating available. If you wish to attend this event, tickets are $10 available online at EventBrite. Doors open 7:30 pm. Show is 8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

The Parker Building Black Friday Sample Sale November 28th – 30th

26 Nov

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10 agencies, 1 building, up to 90% off.  Who needs to shop in the USA when you have great deals right here at home. Starting this Thursday, ten agencies at 1355 Parker Street will be holding The Parking Building Black Friday Sample Sale.  You will find women’s, men’s and children’s fashions, footwear, jewellery, accessories and  more.  Some of the designers participating in the sale include: BB Dakota, Seychelles Footwear, Harriet Grey Jewelry, Chandi Scarves, Mimi & Marge Bags, Report Collection, Rebecca Minkoff handbags, Black Orchid, Roxanne Nikki, Bandolera, Makers Denim, Mochi Gaga,  Sweet Chemise Princess, Privee Dresses and many more.  The Black Friday Sale runs November 28th & 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 30th from Noon – 4:00 p.m.  Happy shopping! 

Shop Local. Stay Local.

Fundraiser #Unbreakable at Fets Whisky Kitchen Tuesday November 26th

25 Nov

FetsWhiskeySignFets Whisky Kitchen, 1230 Commercial Drive, has partnered with June Iida of RE/MAX Crest Realty Westside and local artist, Laurell, to present #UNBREAKABLE.  #Unbreakable is a fundraiser for the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.  The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre provides a safe place for women and children in the Downtown Eastside. They provide support, basic necessities and hot nutritious meals to over 300 women and children every day.

You are invited to this great event which will feature cocktails and appetizers starting at 6:00 p.m and a silent auction as well as live entertainment by local artist, Laurell. Tickets for the event are available online only for $45. Tickets will not be available at the door.

Strathcona Winter Craft Fair November 30th

25 Nov
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You are invited to the 3rd Annual Strathcona Winter Craft Fair. The event will take place at the Strathcona Community Centre, 601 Keefer Street from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm this Saturday, November 30th. There will be many great local artisans on hand with beeswax candles, tea, holiday gift cards, sea salts, organic spices, jewellery, pottery, hats, honey, sock monkeys and much more. Rumour has it that there will be an Elf Workshop on site as well, so you can make something to take home with you. To see what other items will be on hand, visit their Facebook page. Admission is $2.00.

Gourmet Warehouse Private Shopping Night November 28th

22 Nov

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The Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 East Hastings Street, invites you to their annual Private Shopping Night on Thursday, November 28th. This is a great opportunity to get started on some Christmas shopping, pick up some house warming gifts or stock up on some delicious items for your holiday entertaining. Gourmet Warehouse also has in store now a great selection of gourmet mini-items perfect for stocking stuffers or to include in your own gift basket?  Some of the mini items include balsamics, jams, mustards, ketchups, smoked almonds, short breads, marmalades and olive oils.  A reasonable way to make your own unique gourmet gift basket. During the Private Shopping Night, there will be cooking stations set up, food samples and my favourite, a wine bar! For one night only, everything in store will be 10% (save for gift baskets and already reduced items).  Tickets are $20 and available by calling the store at T: 604-253-3022. Event gets under way at 6:00 p.m. 

Winter Shop Opening at Le Marche St. George November 23rd

21 Nov

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This Saturday, November 23rd, you are invited to the opening of the Winter Shop at Le Marche St. George, 4393 St. George (at 28th Avenue).  Come sip some mulled wine and take in all the beautiful items they have on hand.  You can expect to find some twig laced wool blankets from Mexico, a new line of basics from local fashion designer, Mandula, Scatter/Gather pendant lights from Hinterland Design and jewellery by Melissa Hudson.  All merchandise will be 20% for one day only this Saturday for the opening of their Winter Shop. The shop is open Saturday & Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and will continue till December 31st.    If you are attending the Vancouver Farmers Market at Nat Bailey this or any other Saturday, Le Marche St. George is a hop, skip and a jump away and a great spot to stop and have a coffee and croissant and warm up after the market.

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