It's the last weekend of November kids...lots of events going on to help get you into the spirit of the season.
First off, I'm heading to the fabulous annual silent auction and fund raising luncheon for World Aids Day, 2010. Of course you should know that the Official World AIDS Day is on December 1st, but who doesn't like a swanky lunch event on a Friday? This year it's being held at the sumptious Terminal City Club in downtown Vancouver. Hosted by A Loving Spoonful- an incredible volunteer organization that provides over 1200 meals a week to people living with HIV/AIDS in Greater Vancouver- this year's event features a huge silent auction and is sure to see the who's who of Queer Vancouver mixing and mingling well into the afternoon.
On Saturday, be sure to make it down to Little Sisters on Davie Street at 3PM where internationally acclaimed Vancouver artist ATTILA RICHARD LUKACS will be signing copies of his new book POLAROIDS. I've seen a copy of this massive coffee table book/art piece and its lovely, sexy and sure to stimulate some great conversation...and who wouldn't want a signed copy under the tree this year??
Here's a little video I found that shows the making of POLAROIDS:
Then on Saturday night, be sure to look for me at Queen's Care 3, at Celebrities Night Club. This one-of-a-kind Dragalicious event showcases many of Vancouver's fine Drag Queen Community (22 of them actually) as they join together for one night of fundraising, performance and fun. Tickets are only $15 in advance and available at Priape and Little Sisters or $20 at the door. Net proceeds donated to Friends For Life and Out in Schools.
Finally, wrap up your weekend in elegance by taking part in Brunch With Benefits. This flagship event is happening at MARKET by Jean-Georges at The Shangri-La Hotel. Tickets are $40.00 and include a full 3 course brunch (including taxes and tip!)
If you want to try one of the other restaurants participating, be sure to call ahead for reservations. The list includes:
Marmalade Kitchen and Bar &
YouthCo (The foundation being supported by this brunch-a-palooza) provides effective prevention, education and support programs for youth anged 15-29 living with HIV and Hepatitis C.