Sweet Events not to miss in Vancouver this long weekend
Since the US elections won't keep us glued to the TV and Twitter anymore, let’s get back to work - and by that I mean socializing, mingling, partying, and doing good! In this issue, we’ve exposed some great fundraisers, a crazy night at Celebrities, Christmas shopping and sufficient hydration (wine of course). Also, the beloved FUSE. If you don't know about it, you should.
P.S. Have you heard about the Pancake Challenge? Our Bee Kelly went on a little tour to sample some of the creations. Check it out.
Passion for Justice | Fundraiser for Pivot Legal Society (Miraj’s pick)
Nov 8 | 7 - 11 PM | Ironworks Studios | $25
Come help raise funds to promote justice for those who need it most. The evening will begin with rhythmic guitar, passionate singing and spicy flamenco dancing by Karen Flamenco and her guests in a mesmerizing display of power and grace. All proceeds from this event will help fund Pivot Legal Society's high impact work for social change.
Make It! Vancouver (Kelly’s Pick)
Nov 8 - 11th | Croatian Cultural Centre | $5
Now that Halloween is over it’s only natural to start thinking about Christmas. If Starbucks and Walmart are doing it, I suppose so should you? This could be your one-stop-shop for gifts this year with over 140 vendors to choose from. There’s even a fully licensed bar if you need some libations while you shop.
Beauty for a Cause- Fundraiser (Evi's pick)
Nov 8 | 7pm-10pm | 1177 W.Hastings | $52.24
A unique night of mingling and networking combined with all your favourite beauty services. Drink wine and connect while getting a blow out, a Skin Treatment, an back massage, a make-up touch up and a manicure. Find out first hand how it feels to help the women of the Downtown East Side through the magic of Beauty Night. 100% of the proceeds will go towards Beauty Night embracing the concept of “women helping women”.
FUSE: Heroes in the Street (Kelly’s Pick)
Nov 9 | 8PM - 1AM | Vancouver Art Gallery | $17.50
FUSE celebrates the language of the street, through movement, music and performance in and around the galleries. This one is themed Heroes in the Street and features Justine Chambers, a principal dancer with Desrosiers Dance Theatre, Dance duo MACHiNOiSY bringing you innovative movement in the Rotunda and COaT (Centre of a Tangle) exploring ideas of heroism in special performances on the second and fourth floors. Indie rock band In Medias Res will bring an atmospheric vibe to the 4th floor rooftop pavilion. In addition to performances, don’t forget to take in the recently opened exhibitions of Ian Wallace. Many of the Bees will be there...so should you!
Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival 2012 (Miraj’s pick)
Nov 8-11 | W2 Media Cafe | $10 - $40