Archive | December, 2014

Shiny Fuzzy Muddy At The Heritage Hall December 13th & 14th

10 Dec

ShinyFuzzyMuddyShiny Fuzzy Muddy happens at the beautiful historic Heritage Hall, 3102 Main Street, this weekend. This collaborative effort is brought to you by Janna Hurtzig, Kari Woo, Arleigh Wood, Frances Dickinson and Laura McKibbon. This event was created in 2003 in an effort to bring the organizers art to people and has continued since that date. They hand pick the artists that join them each year so you can expect some returning favourites as well as some new guest artists that will be exhibiting their work. You can expect to find jewellery, ceramics, fine art, clothing, textiles from local artists including Toodlebunny, Julie MacKinnon Ceramics, Heather Konschuh Glass, Daub & Design, Adhesif Clothing Company and kari woo contemporary art jewellery to be name but a few.   Shiny Fuzzy Muddy runs Saturday, December 13th from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday, December 14th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Admission is $2.00.

Chelsea Hotel: Songs of Leonard Cohen At The Firehall Arts Centre December 13th to January 3rd

8 Dec

Chelsea-hotel-web1You are invited to check out New York’s infamous hotel, The Chelsea Hotel, which makes a special return to the Firehall Arts Centre December 13th to January 3rd.   Leonard Cohen’s powerful and inspirational music is the heartbeat of Chelsea Hotel, as six performers play seventeen different instruments in a rollicking tribute to the remarkable writer. Through Cohen’s transcendent songs and the honesty of his lyrics, you will be transfixed by this eclectic cabaret of loves won and lost.  Opening night for Chelsea Hotel is December 17th and the show runs till  January 3rd with half price previews on December 13th, 14th and 16th. You can also check out the show for Pay What You Can matinee at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, December 17th.  Or you can ring in the New Year with the Chelsea Hotel. The Firehall Arts Centre will be throwing a bohemian New Year’s bash which includes champagne, hors d’oeuvres, a DJ and, of course, lots of Leonard Cohen songs. Tickets are available for $75 which includes entry to the Chelsea Hotel show, nibbles and a glass of champagne at midnight.

Pet Photos With Santa At Vancouver SPCA Saturday December 6th

5 Dec

pet-photos-with-santa-1Come out and support the Vancouver SPCA this Saturday, December 6th 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 minimum $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 such as canned cat & dog food for the finicky eaters and treats for both cats & dogs. Of course, toys to keep animals from getting bored or frustrated are graciously accepted as well. 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. Thank you for helping support the great work the staff and volunteers do at the Vancouver SPCA.

TOQUE: Western Front’s Annual Fundraiser & Craft Fair December 5th & 6th

4 Dec


You are invited to come out and support TOQUE. This is an annual fundraiser for the Western Front which is one of Canada’s leading artist-run-centers for contemporary art and new music.  The two-day event will be held in the Luxe Hall at Western Front, 303 E. 8th Avenue, and features a selection of talented artists, designers and artisans.  Some of the items you can expect to find include books, cards, jewellery, textiles and ceramics as well as one-of-a-kind objects and delectable treats. Vendors participating in this year’s event include Fable Naturals, 1UP Caramels, Hives for Humanity, Draw Me A Lion, Made by Kin, Maggie Boyd Ceramics, Olla Flowers, Simply Read Books and WarmAndDrift and many more.   This event runs Friday, December 5th from 6:00 to 10:00 pm and Saturday, December 6th from 11 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is by donation.

East Van Artist: June Hunter Festive Studio Sale December 12 – 14

3 Dec



One of our favourite East Van artists, June Hunter, is having her annual Festive Studio Sale December 12th to 14th.  If you don’t know her work, June has a way with nature that shows in all her pieces.  Her work has been featured in Style at Home House and Home and Where Vancouver as well as on CBC’s Living Vancouver.

This December you are invited into her studio ‘where the magic happens’ and by doing so, find yourself some great deals on her work.  You can expect to find discounts on jewellery, tiles, magnets and wood panels as well as the opportunity to see some of her larger pieces as well as one of a kinds.  Snacks and refreshments will be served among the twinkly lights around her studio, those June says the squirrels didn’t eat last year.  June Hunter’s Studio is located at 2785 Parker Street (one block west of Renfrew – between Hastings St. and First Avenue). The Studio Sale takes place Friday, December 12th from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm,  Saturday, December 13th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday, December 14th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

If you are not able to attend the Festive Studio Sale, you can also catch June at The Make It Show happening at the PNE Forum Building, 2901 E. Hastings Street, December 4th – 7th   Should you miss either of these two events, you can also visit her Shop Online or find some of her work at Doctor Vigari Gallery, 1816 Commercial Drive.

Photos Courtesy of June Hunter Images



16th Annual Trinity Street Christmas Light Festival

1 Dec

TrinityLightsThe 16th Annual Trinity Street Christmas Light Festival gets under way on December 1st. The residents of 2400 – 2900 blocks of Trinity Street put up an amazing display of Christmas lights. You are invited to come out and take a wander among the lights. The Trinity Street Christmas Light Festival will also be holding Winter Walks on December 13th and 20th from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. On those evenings, hot chocolate will be available to help warm you up. To ensure this remains a safe event, organizers ask that you leave the car behind, or park a little ways away and walk in. Lights go out each night at 10:00 p.m. So come early to see the dazzling display which will surely get you into the spirit of Christmas! This event raises funds for Kiwassa Neighbourhood House and The Bloom Group.

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