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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

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.

 

Upcoming Event: ‘Fashion Cares’ Human Trafficking Awareness/Fundraiser

Mark your calendars, Sociables. This coming Thursday (March 28th), LuvnGrace, Lancome Paris, Danier Leather and Bella Garnet Beauty Salon present ‘Fashion Cares’ – a human trafficking awareness & fundraiser at the Waterfall Building in Olympic Village (1540 West 2nd Avenue).

The event will be hosted by Fashion TV’s Mandy Ross, and will feature shows by Danier Leather, Anna Talbot, Amanda Jackson Swimwear, Carnal Designs and Smitten Designs.

Tickets are just $70, with 30% going directly to Deborah’s Gate – an organization that seeks to provide a safe and restorative environment that supports female victims of human trafficking. You can grab your tickets at Bella Garnet (1042 Hamilton Street), or order them online through www.luvngraceaffair.com.

THE 2013 DAVID BOWIE FASHION GLAM-BALL

THE 2013 DAVID BOWIE FASHION GLAM-BALL - March 14, 2013

If I could name the biggest fan of David Bowie in this city, I would say Vernard Goud of the LUVNGRACE-AFFAIR.  And he just happened to present a fabulous party celebrating Bowie’s first in 10-year album release of The Next Day, inviting all Bowie fans to his FASHION GLAM-BALL.  It was a truly outrageous tribute filled with Bowie inspired music, dance, and fashion, with guests actively taking part by adorning themselves with costumes and makeup in the Bowie style.  The event took place at the newly established Vancouver Fanclub and was hosted by Fashion TV’s Mandy Ross, and included fashion shows featuring: MITMUNKNANCY PERREAULT, and PRETTY BASTARD.

And a sparkly bicycle helmet.  Anyways, I just take the photos, so see them below! 

Mark Your Calendars: VEUVE CLICQUOT Vegas-Style Brunch Party

Back in February, CanThrill and Veuve Clicquot hosted a Vegas-style brunch party at Killjoy Barbers in Yaletown – because what better way to spend your afternoon than with a glass of champagne in hand, surrounded by Vancouver’s liveliest crowd? The doors opened at 1:00PM, but if I wasn’t wearing a watch, I could’ve sworn it was 2:00AM – from the lighting to the music to the lively crowd – it was safe to say they pulled off a daytime party for the books. Upon entering the venue, guests were greeted with champagne, and a brunch buffet – and sure enough, debauchery ensued!

After the overwhelming success of the initial event, CanThrill and Veuve Clicquot are aiming to make the Vegas-style brunch party a monthly occurrence – as they should! Not only that, but beginning in April, CanThrill will be presenting a different “spectacular” every Saturday – so be sure to check out www.canthrill.com for future event details.

Mark your calendars, Sociables! CanThrill and Veuve Clicquot will be throwing the second Vegas-style brunch party on Saturday, March 9th, again at Killjoy. Doors open at 1:00PM, but be sure to get your tickets in advance at www.ticketzone.com/canthrill – they’re currently going for $25 a pop. Ticketholders will be greeted with a glass of champagne, a brunch buffet, and an exclusive pair of Veuve Clicquot shades! Prepare to get your day drunk on, Vancouver!

My Boyfriend’s Out of Town Party @ Bar None Yaletown

This year marked the first official Family Day in BC, so it’s only natural that everyone in town spent Sunday night like it was Saturday Part 2. I went out with a few friends to Bar None Yaletown for CanThrill’s ‘My Boyfriend’s Out of Town Party’ – which I had heard all about after last year’s event.

This was actually my first time going to Bar None (odd seeing as I live down the block), but it was a great time – the venue’s huge, music was great (Etherea & Johnny Omega were spinning), the people were all beautiful, and the booze was a flowin’.

The evening started out with a fashion show by Soleone for the ladies, but unfortunately we arrived a bit later on in the night and missed out on that one. The event was sponsored by Belvedere & Veuve Clicquot, so needless to say there was no shortage of shots or yellow champagne glasses!

This is an event definitely worth checking out again next year. In the meantime, be sure to check out CanThrill, who throws a huge variety of events all over town on a regular basis.