Picks of the New Year : What’s On NYE 2017

As 2016 ticks to a close, lets find some ways to send it on its way and welcome the new year with a hearty cheer!

There’s plenty of club parties and dinner specials seatings around the city to help say so long to 2016.

Here’s 5 events to inspire your NYE 2017 celebrations

Concord’s NYE Vancouver : Vancouver’s Official New Year’s Eve celebration began last year with a bang, becoming Canada’s largest New Year’s Eve event. This year kicks up the activities, in addition to the free events; 9pm and midnight Fireworks, live music and entertainment, the event expands along Canada Place Way to Jack Poole Plaza and Vancouver Convention Centre West, with a second stage. Inside the Centre, True North – Vancouver Official NYE Party welcomes The Sheepdogs, Yukon Blonde, Dehli 2 Dublin and more.

NYE 2017 @ Telus World of Science
Twisted Productions, Hollywood Promotions, and John Donnelly & Associates present a stellar 19+ event welcoming 1200 people to Science World with 2 rooms of music on 2 floors, 6 top DJs, 5 licensed bars, and spectacular lights and sound.

Patrick Maliha’s 4th Annual Naughty Little New Year’s Eve at the Rio Theatre
A variety show like no other as comedian MC Patrick Maliha welcomes headliner Christina Walkinshow stand-up comic, live Acro-Yoga Performers, Burlesque from Burgundy Brixx, Glow Dancing with Barbara Beal, Magician James Hanson and the Gentlemen Hecklers; Eric Fell, Shaun Stewart and Maliha.

NYE 2017 Waterfront Gala Ball
Grey Goose and Fairmont Waterfront host an extravagant gala where you can dress to the nines for the red carpet welcome then sip exclusive Grey Goose cocktails and dance the night away in two ballrooms with top DJs.  For a truly luxurious New Year’s Eve, book in for night with a New Year’s Eve on Fairmont Gold package; including a room on the Fairmont Gold Floor, viewing of Concord’s NYE fireworks from the Gold Terrace, festive refreshments at midnight and live music in case you want a break from the Gala down in the ballrooms.

Waldorf Hotel NYE 2017 
Space + Time presents an All-Access Hotel Party. Five-Rooms each with their own themes from different DJs and producers. From surprise headliners in The Trap Basement,  funk and fun in the Tiki Bar, Khalifa Lounge with hooka den and more. There’s no chance for boredom as you roam from room to room to ring in 2017

Picks of the Week – October 5, 2016

Turkey time is upon us, while we spend the Thanksgiving long weekend with or thinking of our friends and family, we’ll keep ourselves entertained with these picks of the week;

Films: The 35th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival continues to bring cinema from around the world to theatres around the city.

Improv: You never what you’re going to come out of the mouths of the Vancouver Theatresports League performers when you laugh along withTrump Card – Winner Takes All the latest VTSL show.

Duo: Everything is awesome when the Canadian wonder twins, Tegan and Sara take to the stage at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Wednesday night.

Aussie: Blueprint Live brings electronic duo from down under, Flight Facilities to The Vogue Theatre tonight

Stage: The Arts Club Theatre Company’s season gets underway with a farcical whodunit, Baskerville, at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until October 9th and starting Thursday, The Flick takes to The Granville Island Stage until October 29th.

Pucks: The Vancouver Canucks‘ preseason continues when Calgary Flames come to town on Thursday night

HipHop: The Vogue Theatre welcomes rapper Danny Brown on Thursday night for an all-ages show.

Electo: Cali remixer, producer, DJ Seven Lions plays a set at the Commodore Ballroom on Thursday night.

Scares: Halloween fun comes early as Fright Nights at Playland gets underway on Friday.

Rock: Friday and Saturday night, local rock icons, 54-40 return to the Commodore Ballroom in support of La Difference – History Unplugged an acoustic reworking of their decades of hits.

Train: The Annual Stanley Park Halloween Ghost Train gets moving on Saturday night with a Day of the Dead theme for 2016

Session: Saturday, join in the Light Organ Records Railtown Sessions Volume 3 – featuring Johnny 99

Dance: Gogo to XY Saturday night ONYX this week featuring DJ Nick Bertossi and Vivi Milan

Dream: The duo Phantogram bring their dreamy, electo pop to the Commodore Ballroom on Sunday night.

Bears: Head to The Pint on Sunday night to give thanks to Ruff Vancouver with Gingerbear, Mike Sniffen and the Men of Ruff

Comedy: Monday night burn off the Turkey while laughing along with Queerprov – Comedy Casserole at XYYVR


Picks of the Week – February 25, 2015

As we come to the end of February, we find some entertaining picks of the week to lead us into March;

portsidepubBeer: Hit up the Portside Pub tomorrow night for Meat, Beer and Cheese Night Vol 2, presented by Benton Brothers, Cheese Mongers, Parallel 49 & D Original Sausage Company, $20 gets a flight of 4 beer plus meat and cheese samples.

Sing: Irish singer-songwriter John Vincent Morrow plays the Vogue Theatre Thursday night.

Fest: The Talking Stick Festival continues at various location around the City until Sunday.

Dance: Now that Jane Smokr has been crowned Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar, Liberace Thursdays at Celebrities returns to previously scheduled fun and entertainment.

Band: Join fan favourite, The Sam Roberts Band for two nights at the Commodore Ballroom on Friday and Saturday evening.

Retro: #HDFriday starts of with Gingerbear Todd playing the retro video you love on Flashback Fridays from 9-11pm

Tight: Head up to #HDFridays for BootyBox Tight & White Party with DJ Jay Douglas and host Alma Bitches Friday from 11pm

Stage: The Cultch historic theatre welcomes Cadre, a new work presented by the Chicago Shakespeare Theatre and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd with the Market Theatre of Johannesburg

Gigs: Acclaimed Canadian bands Stars and Hey Rossetta! play a pair of shows at Vogue Theatre on Friday and Saturday night.

Arts: Chutzpah Festival brings dance, theatre, music and comedy to venues throughout Vancouver until March 15.

Upstairs: Monroe: Saturdays at Heaven’s Door has no cover all night for your evening’s fun.

Pucks: The Vancouver Canucks return from the road to host the St Louis Blues at Rogers Arena on Sunday night.


DJ Anna Lunoe shines at Shine

Anna Lunoe – Shine Nightclub – January 30, 2014

Anna-Lunoe-Breathe-Remixes 300piAustralian DJ/Producer/Singer/Songwriter Anna Lunoe spun her way into the hearts of the crowd at Shine Nightclub in Vancouver late on Thursday night.  A small but enthusiastic crowd eagerly awaited the performer to take her turn on the decks.  While it appeared some headphone issues caused her initial few tracks to sound a bit off, it didn’t seem to deter those filing on to the dancefloor and by the time she changed her headset she was in perfect form. A great mix of familiar samples from the 90’s and 00’s made the tunes accessible and catchy, a perfect way to warm up to the audience. Once it was time for Anna to play some of her own original tracks the house had filled considerably as had the dance floor.  It’s hard to tell if the energy from the audience fed her’s or if her own infectious dancing behind the booth fed the audience’s through the night.
This was a return visit to the city for Anna Lunoe, after playing an opening set for The Weeknd’s two sold out shows this summer at the Orpheum.  She continues to tour, including a set at Coachella Music Festival later this spring, in promotion of her recent single release, Breathe and collaboration with Flume, I Met You, .

For a taste of Anna Lunoe’s music listen to Breathe & I Met You below:

Then follow Anna on Twitter @AnnaLunoe, Instagram @AnnaLunoe, Facebook and Soundcloud.

Little Boots kicks up her heals in Vancouver

Little Boots – Fortune Sound Club – September 27, 2013

Little BootsAfter a fun opening performance by MNDR and an 80s diva filled DJ break from Anna Prior,Victoria Hesketh, better known as Little Boots took to the stage at Fortune Sound Club in Vancouver for the closing night of her tour.  Always stylish,  Little Boots got the audience dancing wearing a glamourous dress and heals adding to her powerful stage presence. The petite singer whipped through an hour long set of great upbeat music with her 3 piece backing band filling in the sounds that her own keyboard and sampler couldn’t. The nearly full house, were happily dancing their Little Boots & Bandhearts out and singing along with songs from her 2009 debut album, “Hands” and her recent release “Nocturnes”.  She sang and danced along with the audience and seemed to genuinely enjoy herself, knowing that she was wrapping up the tour.  Having last played in Vancouver in 2010, she apologised for having taken a long time in between visits but was proud of her album, released on her own album as well as her most recent single’s video for “Satellite” which she co-directed.  Wrapping up the night with her best known single “Remedy” before being joined on stage by MNDR for a bit of “Shake” and really shaking the house to the finish.

Little BootsWatch Little Boots online, on YouTube, follow her on Twitter @LittleBoots, Instagram @LittleBootsPhotos and at Facebook.com/LittleBoots

Celebrities Re-opens After Renovations

Vancouver’s legendary Celebrities Nightclub reopened this week after a months long closure to renovate and recreate the old venue.

Management Blueprint Events has taken care to recreate all the things people loved about the club and at first glace it seems quite the same but after examination it is different; newer, cleaner, brighter and flashier. Upon entry, the foyer is much the same however, the washrooms have received a major upgrade and the men’s and ladies’ have swapped places. Walking down into the main room, the partial dividing wall obscuring the dancefloor features new lighting highlights. The original bar is now mirrored with one on the opposite side of the room and gone are some of the pillars in the middle of the floor. The DJ booth/stage area has opened up and draws clearer attention to the DJ or performers. The highlight of the renovations has to be the sound and light system. The upgraded sound system from Funktion 1 is sure to be a favourite of visiting performers and DJs as their sounds will be unmatched in the city. Looking up, the new lighting system brings stunning effects to the entire room.

The club now lives up to the great names and events Blueprint has become well known for presenting to Vancouver.

Share Nightclub Las Vegas

DJ Chi-Chi Larue

Stripper Circus comes to town! Billed as the ‘Dirtiest Show On Earth’, the Hollywood party heads to Las Vegas’s only Gay strip club every Friday. Lead by ringleader DJ Chi-Chi Larue, Share Nightclub gets down and dirty with a dozen sexy dancers. Midway games & entertainment surround the dance floor as the resident dancers and visiting adult entertainment stars work up the crowd as they take to the stages around the club. As the patrons get into the pop-dance tracks spun by DJ Chi-Chi the lights dim signalling that it’s time to get a little more risque as the dancers can fully disrobe. The darkness certainly releases a lot of people from their inhibitions as they find unique ways and places to leave a tip for the gogo boys.

Upstairs in the large club is a smaller more intimate lounge area where the late night crowd tends to drift into as the main room thins. A few very intimate rooms are located behind the velvet rope for those seeking a more private dances.

 Stripper Circus with DJ Chi-Chi Larue and DJ Nick Ayler takes over Share Nightclub every Friday.

Share is located at 4636 Wynn Road (about $ 15 taxi from mid-strip).
There is no cover charge ever. Visit Sharenightclub.com for special offers. VIP Bottle service and more information.