Saturday, December 26, 2009

Special Event: New Years @ The WISE Hall

Tickets are now on sale for the WISE New Year's Gala featuring Cousin Harley, The Nervous Fellas and Cameron Latimer.

Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door ($35/$40 for WISE members) and are available at Red Cat Records, High Life Records and the WISE Lounge. Cost of the tickets includes appetizers and champagne at midnight!

These puppies are guaranteed to go fast, so get yours now!!!

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Special Event: Solstice Lantern Procession and Workshops

Don't forget to join us for some Winter Solstice celebrations! Secret Lantern Society is teaming up with In the House to bring you a lantern making workshop and some live shows right in the warmth and intimacy of some Parker St. homes near Commercial Dr. What better way to welcome in the longer days than with some lantern making, some music and some storytelling. End the shows with a lantern procession led by some fabulous music to Britannia Community Centre.

Date: December 21st, 2009
Time: Shows and workshop at 6:00 pm
Procession to the Britannia Community Centre at 7:00 pm

2256 Parker St: Lantern making workshop + music with Savoir Faire
2229 Parker St: Jazz with Koralee Tonack + Jon Roper
1040 Lakewood Dr: Storytelling with Naomi Steinberg + Victoria Buffalo Robe

* At 7 pm you can either meet at the corner of Lakewood and Parker or, if you live on Parker St, you can also wait on your doorstep for the lantern procession, led by Orkestar Slivovica, to come past your house. Join in the procession down to Britannia Community Centre to enjoy the rest of the evening's festivities.

Tickets: The shows are by donation
The lantern workshop is 5$ - materials are provided

Email to pre-register for the show or workshop you want. Seating is first come first serve.

For more info on the Secret Lantern Society and all their amazing Solstice events, please go to

More information on In the House, performers and upcoming shows can be found at

Feel free to send this announcement to friends, family, co-workers and anyone you think may be interested.


Myriam Steinberg
Artistic Director, In The House Festival

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Music: New Hilary Grist Video

Just watched this great little song and and animation by Hilary Grist.  Very cool!
You can check out her website here:

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Friday, December 04, 2009

Special Event: Megaphone Fundraiser @ Cafe Deux Soleils

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 8:00pm

Cafe Deux Soleils
2096 Commercial Drive

Come join Megaphone for a Night of Joyful Voices. On Tuesday, December 15th, Megaphone is holding a fundraising concert at Cafe Deux Soleils from 8 p.m. to midnight.

The night will feature such great local acts as Fanshaw, Poema Flamenco and Vows (featuring members of Analog Bell Service) and will be hosted by comedian/activist/author extraordinaire Charles Demers.

The event is part of Megaphone's Joyful Voices Fundraising Drive. This Holiday season Megaphone needs to raise $5,000 so we can keep working to empower homeless and low-income people and make sure the rest of the city hears what they have to say. We need your donation. One way to help is by coming to our Night of Joyful Voices.

Tickets are $10 at the door. There will also be chances to win great prizes (ski passes, books and magazines and a spa gift certificate). All funds raised will go towards supporting Megaphone's homeless and low-income vendors.

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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Special Event: Benefit For People's Co-op Books

December 12


1391 Commercial Drive

This benefit will consist of a set each of music by the a cappella quartet Quatro led by Barbara Jackson, and Illiteratty, the hypnofolk band led by Earle Peach. There will also be special guests!

People's Co-op Books has been an icon in Vancouver's literary scene since its foundation in 1945. It's the oldest bookstore in BC, and a unique consumer co-operative owned and controlled by its members. Today it faces an urgent need to increase sales to keep its doors open. All the musicians in both groups believe that People's Co-op Books is an important part of our community and we want to do our small part to help it remain open.

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Special Event: Got Craft? Holiday Edition @ the Legion

Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair Got Craft "Holiday Edition" is happening this weekend, Sunday, December 6th, 2009 at the Royal Grandview Legion – 2205 Commercial Drive (at E. 6th Avenue) between 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission: $2.00 (kids are free)

Featuring over 50 local vendors, Got Craft? has something handmade for everyone on your list from clothing to jewelry to art to ceramics and home décor. Psssst! The first 30 people through the door will receive a free, re-useable swag bag packed full of goodies from all of our vendors. Yay!

They will also be giving away a personal screen printing machine valued at $400 Cdn courtesy of Yudu and a DIY button kit including a machine and 250 parts courtesy of Six Cent Press.

For more information and a complete list of vendors, please visit

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