2014 DOXA Online Auction is on Now

DOXA Curio
DOXA Curio

Last week, DOXA Documentary Film Festival held their Fall fundraiser, Curio, at CBC Studio 700.  Circus Side Show themed entertainment, games and carnival food kept the attendees amused while archival footage of Vancouver’s Expo 86 and PNE / Playland was screened to remind people of the carnivals gone by.  Throughout the evening patrons were invited to bid on a great array of silent auction items, from hotels and restaurants to wine and coffee.  If you didn’t have the opportunity to attend and bid on anything at Curio, you can still support DOXA.

The DOXA Online Auction is now underway on eBay, over 40 items are listed online with auctions ending in batches between tomorrow November 22 to Wednesday November 26th. Arts & culture, tours, travel, electronics, apparel and sporting events are all online for sale.  With the Holidays coming up it’s a perfect opportunity to do your Christmas Shopping and help support one of Vancouver’s premier film festivals.

To view the full auction list visit DOXA on eBay.

Krokodile Pear Yaletown

Photo 2014-11-01, 16 14 17Vancouver juice company Krokodile Pear has recently opened a new retail outlet in Yaletown.  The bright and spacious location on Davie at Richards, is a great, central location to grab your juice on the way to work, home or before spending the afternoon in Emery Barnes Park across the street.

Krokodile Pear believes we are what we eat and is committed to making their cafe a place to get quality, natural, organic food and drinks.  Sixteen ounce bottled juices, smoothies and 2oz juice shots are all ready to serve from the coolers for quick and easy service.  To compliment their range of cold-pressed juices they have partnered with like-minded local food providers like Nourish Vancouver, to carry complementary food items.  If you’re looking to kickstart your diet, Krokodile Pear also offers a 1, 3 or 5 day juice cleanse.

Juice Shot with Nourish Vancouver Salad
Juice Shot with Nourish Vancouver Salad

Krokodile Pear Yaletown is located at 518 Davie Street.
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Picks Of The Week – November 19th, 2014

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas but the Picks of the Week still find lots of events for everyone.

Plow: David Mamet’s Speed The Plow continues on stage at Studio 16 on West 7th Ave until November 29th

Pucks: It’s a double game week for the Vancouver Canucks this week playing host to Anaheim Ducks on Thursday and Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.

Culture: For the 18th year, the artisans, crafters and designers throw open the doors on their studios and spaces to welcome the public on the Eastside Cultural Crawl, from today until November 23rd.

Puppets: Get ready to laugh your ass off with the adult humour of Avenue Q opening Thursday at Arts Club Granville Island Stage.

Dance: On Thursday, Celebrities hosts Liberace with DJ Jef Lepard spinning the dance tunes.

Pop: Merging fans from two of the biggest boybands ever, the Nick & Knight Tour brings Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter and New Kids on the Block’s Jordan Knight to the Vogue Theatre Stage on Friday night.

Rock: It’s your last chance to catch Mötley Crüe as they hit Rogers Arena on their Final Tour on Friday night.

PopUp: The 4th and final Guerilla Gay Bar of 2014 takes place on Friday evening, stay tuned to find out the take-over location.

Royal: Vancouver’s DJ Dreaddy welcomes you to Royal at aura nightclub on Friday night with special guest, DJ/Producer Jodie Harsh from London.

Candy: From noon until 7pm, head to Mainland Street in Yaletown for the 3rd Annual CandyTown Christmas Festival.

Art: Help raise awareness and funds for Vancouver Friends for Life at the 21st Annual Art For Life Art Auction and Gala on Saturday evening.


Live At The Commodore – Book Launch

Elbow onstage at Commodore Ballroom

The Commodore Ballroom is Vancouver’s and perhaps one of Canada’s most treasured live music spaces.  Great sound, great sightlines and the famous sprung dancefloor have helped to keep fans flocking to the venerable venue.  Since 1929, the Commodore has hosted an amazing array of music greats like; Duke Ellington, Tina Turner, James Brown, U2, The Police, Pearl Jam, Oasis, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga but still leaving space for up and coming opening acts or those found in the PEAK Performance Project.

Lily Allen Plays The Commodore

In his new book, Live At The Commodore, Aaron Chapman presents an illustrated history of the legendary Granville Street music hall. On November 26th, Chapman will launch his book at the Commodore. The evening, hosted by CBC Radio 3 host, Grant Lawrence, will include history, readings, live music and the Vancouver Heritage Foundation will present the Commodore Ballroom with a “Places That Matter” plaque.  The plaques are a way to celebrate the people, places and events that make up the history of the city.

Live At The Commodore book launch takes place Wednesday November 26th, at 7pm.
Tickets are on sale now at commodoreballroom.com

5th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market

VanChristmasMarketNow celebrating its 5th year, The Vancouver Christmas Market has become a holiday tradition for Vancouverites.  Once again the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza will be filled with traditional European wooden huts from November 22nd to December 24th, 2014. With a total of over 50 unique vendors, including 14 new huts and 17 different food choices, more than ever before, visitors of all ages will find the festive spirit at the Christmas Market.

Parents are encouraged to bring their kids along, so they can decorate their own gingerbread; take pictures with Vancouver Christmas Market mascots, Holly and Jolly; and try their hand at crafting their own Herrnhuter star. While sipping on your Glühwein be entertained by the cultural entertainment like the annual X-Mas Factor Singing Competition, carolers and of course Vancouver’s only Christmas Carousel.

VanChristmasMarketThe 2014 Vancouver Christmas Market runs November 22nd to December 24th, open from 11am to 9pm daily (except Dec 24th until 6pm).
Adults (13+): $4 Special! Mon-Fri 11am-4pm / $7 – Mon-Fri 4pm-9pm & Weekends 11am-9pm
Seniors (60+): $1 off regular admission
Youth (7-12): $3
Child (0-6): FREE
Carousel Rides: Admission plus $3 per ticket; $10 per package of 5 tickets

*Admission Bonus: For the price of any paid admission, visitors receive a Season’s Pass to enjoy the Vancouver Christmas Market over and over during the 33-day event. Also, visit from 11 am to 2pm on weekdays and enjoy 2-for-1 lunch admission to help make your lunchtime spirits bright.

For tickets and information visit vancouverchristmasmarket.com and follow @VanChristmas on Twitter & Instagram or Vancouver Christmas Market on Facebook to see the festive fun.

Find Fine Art at Art For Life 2014

artforlife2014Vancouver’s Art For Life Art Auction and Gala is now in its 21st year, making it one of the longest running charity events of its kind in the city.

This year’s event on November 22nd is expected to fill the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre in Yaletown with partons of the Arts and supporters of the benefiting charity, Friends For Life.  For over two decades Art For Life has been supporting Vancouver’s art scene and this year’s gala is inspired by this quest as well as stepping beyond the canvas to auction off unique art experiences.

Before the Art Auction, TD presents the 2014 Friends In Deed Dinner, an elegant dinner celebrating the contributions of Paul and Jane Gray.

The 2014 Friends In Deed Dinner takes place at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre on November 22nd, with a cocktail reception at 5:30pm followed by the Art For Life Auction and Gala kicking off at 8pm.

Tickets for Friends In Deed Dinner are $180 each / $1650 table
Tickets for Art For Life Art Auction are $90 each

Twelve 2014 Christmas Craft Markets

Even though it’s bright and sunny, Christmas is just around the corner and time is ticking away.  Handmade Gifts and DIY Crafts are becoming more and more popular in the age of Christmas commercialism.VanChristmasMarket

Here is some of the Christmas Craft Markets and Holiday Fairs to get your Holiday shopping started:

Circle Craft Christmas Market : Until November 16th – Vancouver Convention Centre West, the biggest market of them all, kicks off the Christmas Craft Season

Artisan Market: November 14th & 15th – It’s free admission to the 1st Annual Artisan Christmas Craft Fair at The Warehouse on Slocan Street.

Christmas at Hycroft : November 20th – 23rd – The Edwardian spendour of Hycroft Manor plays host to decor, artisans, family fun, entertainment and Santa.

Vancouver Christmas Market : November 22 – December 24 – The popular Market returns to the Queen Elizabeth Plaza for another year.

DunbarChristmasDunbar Holiday Craft Fair : November 22nd – Hundreds of artists and vendors at Dunbar Community Centre with crafts, edible gifts, and entertainment.

Blim Market : two markets upcoming; November 23rd – Heritage Hall on Main Street and December 20th Christmas Market at Fox Cabaret.

River District Winter Craft Fair : November 23rd, December 7th & 21st – find three separate days of craft shopping at the River District Centre on Kerr Street

Strathcona Winter Fair : November 29th – The 4th Annual Winter Fair finds 50+ neighbourhood artists and non-profit vendors at Strathcona Community Centre

Make It! The Handmade Revolution : December 4th – 7th  Join the handmade revolution with over 250 crafters and makers at the PNE Forum.

Portobello West Handmade for the Holidays Market : November 29th & 30th – The 8th annual market fills Creekside Community Centre with vendors for all your local shopping needs.

Toque 2014 : December 5th & 6th – The Western Front’s Annual Fundraiser and Craft Sale supports the Wester Front’s year-round arts & music programs.

Got Craft? Holiday Edition : December 13th – 14th – The Maritime Labour Centre welcomes DIYers, crafters and handmade enthusiasts for a two day sale

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