Nightlife & Events

Yelloween Veuve Clicquot: The Annual Halloween Party

It was a packed house at the Terminal City Club on Saturday, as Veuve Clicquot and JetSet Crew threw their annual Yelloween party. The sold-out event drew in hundreds of costumed partygoers who came out to see and be seen at one of the city’s busiest Halloween parties (in large part due to the PR work of The Promotion People).

The venue was decked out head-to-toe in all things Halloween, and accented with colorful lighting. A film production crew had been hired to handle all of the decorations and lights, which clearly paid off – the room had plenty of atmosphere. Music-wise, DJ Swete and DJ Leanne took to the tables playing a solid mix of house, electronic, top 40 and some classics. The dance floor area was packed for the better part of the night, as were the lineups for the two bars that were serving up Belvedere cocktails and glasses of Clicquot.

I love Halloween, and it’s always great to see so many people put so much effort (and creativity) into their costumes. There were actually very few duplicate costumes in the room this year, which made for some great people watching. Although there were literally dozens of amazing costumes, a few standouts (for me) included the Jamaican bobsled team, Karl Lagerfeld (cat and all), a Yeti, a scotch-sipping Ron Burgundy, a couple who came dressed as a fork and a knife and a snake-haired Medusa.

According to this year’s sales figures, the most popular costumes of 2013 included Walter White of ‘Breaking Bad’, the minions from ‘Despicable Me’, foxes in general (both men and women – in large part due to the Ylvis song), and, to nobody’s surprise, the Miley/Robin Thicke costume combo (I only recall seeing one Walter White, a couple of foxes and one Robin Thicke (he was sans Miley.. so maybe he was actually just dressed as a Foot Locker manager?))

Be sure to check out a handful of additional photos in the gallery below. So what’s next for JetSet Crew? Their annual James Bond-themed soiree takes place on November 16th at the Vancouver Club. For more deets and to purchase tickets, check out http://www.jetsetcrew.com/events.

Jarder Productions Launch and Network Event Preview

Jarder Productions Launch and Network Event Preview October 24th, 2013

“I want to start by changing the culture in our industries in Vancouver. If you put all of your resources, assets, and networks towards a similar goal, things will change” -Mark Jarder 2013

Coming this Saturday of October 26th, Mark Jarder, a well established local media producer will be launching his new brand Jarder Productions, setting a new “standard in business and professionalism” (from official press release October 2013) hosted at the Waterfall Building.

Included in the event lineup is a network event offering connection opportunities for media and entertainment professionals in Vancouver, and a keynote speech from CEO and Founder Mark Jarder followed by words from the Looking Glass Foundation for Eating Disorders and  features a set of fashion shows presented by Hive Mind Millinery Darius John DesignsHummelle Design.  Those going will also be treated to a giveaway of about $3000 worth of discount offers and raffle prizes.

Doors are at 7:30, and the tickets can be ordered online at Eventbrite for $25 or on location for $30.  

 

The Sociables Guide to... Halloween Weekend

Halloween falls on a Thursday this year, which asks the age old question, “Do I go out the weekend before, the weekend after, or just say “screw work” and hit the town on a weekday?” Well, regardless of what you choose to do, we’ve got you covered. Check out The Sociables’ Guide to Halloween Weekend (but if you choose to stay in, eat an entire bag of candy and watch ‘Hocus Pocus’ on repeat, we won’t judge you). Below is just a fun-size sample of what’s going on in town

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH, 2013

Yelloween Veuve Clicquot: The Annual Halloween Party
837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
The Promotion People - JetSet Crew Halloween Party
This annual party has been eight months in the making, and will be taking place at the exclusive Terminal City Club on West Hastings. The team behind the event has hired a film production crew to turn the venue into a haunted hide-away, complete with visual effects, spooky lighting, haunted decor and props, VIP loungers, and (most importantly) plenty of bars! There will be enough music to wake the dead, with DJ’s Swete, Leane and a special guest DJ taking to the tables. VIP tickets start at just $50, and include a complimentary cocktail, appetizers, access to a candy buffet (I’m sold), coat check, and VIP service. I’ve heard from many people that last year’s event (at the Tea House) was one for the books – so grab your costume and tickets (while you still can!) @ www.jetsetcrew.com

Halloween @ The Burrard Hotel
1100 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

Okay, so this is one event that I’m kind of kicking myself for not getting a ticket to earlier on. The recently renovated Burrard Hotel (one of the funkiest boutique hotels in town) will play host to literally one of the biggest Halloween parties I think this city has ever seen. The ENTIRE hotel has been rented out (that’s 72 rooms, spanning 4 floors for 1000 guests), and each room will have a unique theme. That’s right – so if you get bored of one room or don’t like the crowd, no problem – just head to the room next door! Tickets are available at http://www.xsocialseries.com/
UPDATE: The party (unsurprisingly) sold out almost instantly. There is currently a wait list to get tickets!

Celebrities Nightclub – PLAYHOUSE Halloween
1022 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC
Celebrities Nightclub, Blueprint Events & Grey Goose present PLAYHOUSE Halloween – a themed take on the club’s weekly event. Resident DJ’s Timeline, Yurie, Mattilda Ho & Mar!no will all be there, playing a mix of house anthems and club hits. I spent last Halloween at Celebs (when the Perry Twins were DJ’ing), and it was probably the most fun I’ve had on Halloween at a club/bar ever.. and that was before they made any renovations/upgrades! If you’ve been to Celebs since, you know that it has one of the best sound systems in town, and the interior/layout is unparalleled with its floor to ceiling LED lights. They had some pretty wild decorations and great live acts last year, so I imagine this year will only trump the last. Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased online at www.celebritiesnightclub.com
UPDATE: Event is now sold out.

Halloween Costume Ball @ Telus World of Science
1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver, BC

In its 7th year, the Halloween Costume Ball has become a legendary Halloween tradition. This year’s festivities will include 2 rooms of music spanning 2 floors, a “hell-raising” sound and lighting system, 8 DJ’s & performers, 5 fully licensed bars and an 1100 person capacity. Science World has played host to some of the biggest and best parties in town, and I’m sure this one will be no different. Grab your tickets at www.twisted.ca or visit Beat Street or Eastside Urban Eyewear.

Pacific Coliseum – Dooms Night
100 N Renfrew Street, Vancouver, BC

Pacific Coliseum will be playing host to one of the biggest parties in town with Dooms Night – a two-day party featuring over 30 DJ’s including Tiesto and Markus Schulz. This is the only party to span two days (with, of course, a few hours in between so you can… um… sleep). Saturday’s event kicks off at 10pm and goes until 6am Sunday morning, with a 13 hour “break” until Sunday’s festivities begin at 7pm (and go until 1am). Party on, Wayne…
Tickets available at http://www.ticketzone.com/event/Oct-26-and-27-DOOMS-NIGHT/194391

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31ST, 2013

Halloween Thrilla 2013 @ Club 560
560 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC

Another party that’s celebrating its 8th year anniversary is the Halloween Thrilla, taking place at Club 560 on Seymour Street. The event listing says it will feature “the crazy shit Vancouver never sees” which includes fire dancers, a Michael Jackson ‘Thriller’ zombie dance show, Sin City burlesque performers, an MJ impersonator, and giveaways for best costume. The event will also feature DJ Flipout, Kenya & TBA special guests spinning top 40, hip hop, party rock, classic & house all night long. I haven’t been to 560 in (almost) two years, but I gotta say, it’s one of the best venues in town. If you haven’t been, it’s an old A&B Sound that’s been renovated into a massive three-level club (seriously, there’s a DJ and a bar right next to the washrooms – it rules). Snag your tickets at http://www.ticketzone.com/event/Halloween-Thrilla-2013/181584

Celebrities Nightclub – Liberace: Back from the Dead
1022 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC
These guys most really love Halloween! Their weekly Liberace event (held every Thursday) will also have a Halloween spin, with a “Back from the Dead” theme. Head down (in costume, of course) on Thursday night for music by DJ Grind, Del Stamp, and live performances by Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstars Iona Whipp and Anita Wiglit. Best costume takes home $100 (beer money!) so come dressed to impress. Grab your tix at www.celebritiesnightclub.com or stop by Priape on Davie Street.

 


The Bacardi Boohaha
868 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC


DJ Flipout will be spinning today’s best hits and everyone’s Halloween favourites all night long, with prizes will be awarded throughout the night plus the chance to win $1,000 for best costume! The venue’s huge, and tickets are reasonable at $20.00 a pop, available at www.livenation.com and www.ticketmaster.com

The Resurrection: A Hip Hop Halloween x YEEZUS After Party
881 Granville Street
Remember that time Kanye cancelled his Vancouver concert FIVE HOURS before the show because the crew was apparently having issues at the border? I call bullshit, but it is what it is, and I chose to refund my ticket to the show. Regardless, whether you’re out on Thursday for a costume-clad good time, or heading out after the Yeezus show, head on over to Venue on Granville for The Resurrection: A Hip Hop Halloween x YEEZUS After Party featuring DJs C-Stylez, Rawkus, Lazyboy, and Aung. Tickets at the door, or at http://www.clubzone.com/events/685333/vancouver/venue/the-resurrection-yeezus-afterparty

OCTOBER 31ST, 2013 & BEYOND…

If you thought Halloween ended on the 31st, you were right… but that doesn’t mean the parties have to! Plenty of bars, pubs and clubs in the GVA will be hosting festivities all weekend long, including The Pint, Bimini’s, Lamplighter, Hooker’s Green, Three Brits, Portside, Butcher and the Bullock and Electric Owl. For a full list of venues and to purchase tickets, check out http://www.clubzone.com/halloween1/november/1/2013/vancouver-halloween-parties

Vancouver Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 Closing Day: International Designers

Vancouver Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 Closing Day: International Designers –September 21st, 2013

The Sociables were fortunate enough to catch this season’s closing day for Vancouver Fashion Week.  The last day of the fashion week featured many accomplished international designers.  The closing shows included 2HB (Singapore), Kamila Gawronska (Poland), Lilla Csefalvay (Hungary), Lava Woman (South Korea), Celestial (Mexico), Hong Kiyoung (South Korea), Ha Sang Beg (South Korea), and Kaye Morales (Phillipines).

See below for the photos!  Make sure to catch more photos from this set at The Sociables Facebook page!

 

 

Beauty & Fashion Against Ageism

This past weekend, Vernard Goud of LuvnGrace Affair put on a fashionable event at the Waterfall Building with the theme ‘Beauty & Fashion Against Ageism’ – the second event of its kind this summer. The evening consisted oftwo fashion shows – the first by Blushing Boutique, and the second by swimwear company Qispi Kay Swimwear (both brands have been staples at several of Vernard’s previous events). What made the shows so special and memorable were the models – all of whom were in their 30s/40s/50s. In a world where (seemingly) 98% of models are in their teens or early twenties, it was a refreshing and (much welcomed) change to see mature talent walk (and rock) the runway. The event drew a large, diverse crowd with plenty of familiar faces to the Vancouver fashion scene.

Proceeds from the evening supported Beauty Night Society (a great cause that Vernard is quite fond of). The organization builds self-esteem and changes lives for women and youth living in poverty through streams of programming wellness, life skills development and makeovers. “Changing the world one life-makeover at a time” is their mantra. Since their inception 12 years ago, Beauty Night has helped with 26,000 life makeovers, thanks in large part to their 500 volunteers! A silent auction also took place, with donations from the likes of Bella Garnet, Lashfabulous, Skin By Lisa Marie and The Beauty Boutique at Shopper’s Drug Mart.

 

A Night for the Sophisticated and the Beautiful

A Night for the Sophisticated and the Beautiful - July 6, 2013

The Waterfall building was venue to a very special fashion show this weekend.  Presented by LuvnGrace & Beauty Ink, a collection of elegant and mature models walked the runway that night.  It was a celebration of fashion and style for the “older” generation as ex-models and mothers strutted in support of Beauty Night Society.  The event was hosted by Mandy Ross and included live performance by Sarah K.

The fashion shows included collections from Standing Armed & Drama Queen.  See below for images from the event!

UPCOMING EVENT: Veuve Clicquot St. Tropez Brunch - Sunday, June 30th

This Sunday, June 30th, CanThrill presents their Veuve Clicquot St. Tropez Brunch party, being held at Reflections Lounge, in the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. The weather’s set to be gorgeous, and it’s a LONG WEEKEND, so no need to feel guilty about drinking too much Veuve and Belvedere on a Sunday ;) Tickets are currently sold out, but more may become available at the door. See you there, party people!

Eco Fashion Week 6th Edition: Day 3

Eco Fashion Week 6th Edition: Day 3 - April 24, 2013

Eco Fashion Week came to a close yesterday with a solid collection of shows. The first set included Hey Jude and My Sister’s Closet.  Hey Jude features the designers Lauren Clark and Lyndsey Chow, and their particular brand is a vintage style collection made from upcycled materials from markets and thrift stores.  My sister’s closet was created by the Battered Women’s Support Services formerly from East Vancouver.  Their colorful style featured both women and men’s wear.

The next set was called the Collectif Ethik-BGC followed by Qispy Kay Beachwear.  Collectif Ethik-BGC featured Mama Rawa, Awaj Warmi, Aywira, World Hippie Originals.  Qispy Kay’s unique swimwear by Peruvian Designer Sandra Jazmin Higueras teamed up with adornments by Isla Found in a combination show.

The last set of Eco Fashion Week was Circle Craft Collective.  This final set included Adhesif, Vanessa T. Cunningham, Sans Soucie, and bags by FIVELEFT that Lincoln Heller personally detailed on the runway and handed to the crowd.

Find the full set with even more pictures at Flickr!

Keep checking back for more fashion shows throughout this Summer!

Eco Fashion Week 6th Edition: Day 2

Eco Fashion Week 6th Edition: Day 2 - April 24, 2013

Tuesday featured another great lineup of designers at Eco Fashion Week.  As the second day of the fashion shows, a variety of creative fashion artists got a chance to display their ingenuity in crafting with eco-friendly and sustainable materials.  It was great to so many talented designers from across the globe promote environmentalism and ethical lifestyle.

The featured designers included BHANA Design Co., Couture Therapy, War Paint, Sally Omeme, Svensk, Evan Ducharme, Merely Me, Rise and Elroy.

See even more photos from this set at Flickr!

Keep watching for more coverage of Eco Fashion Week by The Sociables!

Eco Fashion Week 6th Edition: Day 1

Eco Fashion Week 6th Edition: Day 1 -  April 22, 2013

Eco Fashion Week kicked off its 6th season in Vancouver this Monday at Robson Square.  Eco Fashion Week promotes sustainable innovations in fashion and encourages the green and environment friendly atmosphere always present in Vancouver.  This is one of the biggest fashion show productions in town and a must for all Fashion lovers.

The first day started off with a set of Fashion Shows presented by Value Village, promoting second hand wears as a trend toward future for self styling and personal expression of creativity.  The first series included the Thrift Chic Challenge, where each Stylist/Designer were presented with the task of creating 15 unique and complete looks with a budget of $500.  Considering that one (1) Louboutin Shoe costs about that much, creating unique styling to show off to the fashion conscious public without being boo’ed off the stage would be a considerable and complex challenge.  These stylists had enough grit to go through with this challenge, and created unique sets of styles for their budget.  Sara Gourlay diplayed a set of classy black dresses, Sandy Karpetz with her Pretty Secrets line showed a colourful gypsy style, and Jasmine Zhu finished the series with her flowery vintage looks.

The Next show was a long series of designs showcased for the “68 pound challenge“.  The 68 pound challenge corresponds to the amount of clothing material trashed by an average American every year.  Kim Cathers was tasked with creating another set of high fashion looks using 68 pounds of discarded Value Village fabrics and clothes.  Kim had been through this challenge before and no doubt had a strong strategy to tackle this mission.  The end result was 30 looks made with the refuse piles no one would ever see, turned in to a beautiful creative and unique set that will encourage the public to do some styling of their own and motivate the reuse of second hand fabrics and clothes.

See the full set of photos at Flickr!

Keep coming back for more coverage of Eco Fashion Week by The Sociables!