This Week In Gastown – Gastown
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Live & Work

November 28 2016

This Week In Gastown





It’s Carolling For A Cause!

When: December 1, from 6-9 PM.

Where: Along Water, Powell and Carrall Streets in Gastown.

What to expect: Choirs will be singing on specific streets and people can wander throughout to enjoy a diverse selection of carolling performances by over 20 of Vancouver’s top choirs, each with a unique style ranging from rock to pop to gospel. There are a number of opportunities for people to make donations to the groups they like best.

Why the “Duel” in Yule Duel? Throughout the evening choirs will perform their best, in hopes of competing in a sing-off on the main stage. Everyone is welcome to vote for their favourite choir, by buying a button for $5 and casting a vote. Near 8pm, the panel of celebrity judges will select their favourite choirs from those with the most votes.  The top two choirs will then ‘duel’ it out on stage.  

Judges: This year’s judges include: Spencer Chandra Herbert, MLA Vancouver West End; Morna Edmondson, Elektra Women’s Choir; Mike Forrester, Coastal Jazz; Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss 604; Heather Deal, Vision Councilor, Kaitlyn Herbst; Global TV presenter; Micheal Boucher, SFU School of Contemporary Arts; and Ariane Colenbrander, writer and photographer.

MC: People will be entertained by hilarious and charming, Fred Lee.

Choirs: Including – Vancouver Pops ChoirLos Parranderos de Vancouver, CPABC Vancouver Chapter, Note Gulity,  8Wings Vocal Ensemble, November Project Vancouver, Saint James Music Academy, Impromptu Rock Choir, Sound Eclectic, Sweet Scarlet, Notre Dame Platinum Girls and Notre Dame Boys Choir, A Very Guilty Christmas, In French Please, Mulgrave Choir, The Blarney Stone, Zing!, Richmond Youth Choir, Classic Rock Choir, Harold Bishop Elementary, Bethlehem 7.


photo: montecristo magazine

James O’Mara

Inform Interiors

November 29th

5pm to 7pm

We will be joined by Photographer James O’Mara in conversation with Vicki Gabereau. The discussion will be followed by signings of O’Mara’s latest publication Encounters, available for purchase at the event.

His photographic art can be approached in as many ways as the poetry residing in it. Discussing his work, O’Mara says, “I try to approach every adventure in life as if it were a dance. I need that pulse, that rhythm.” In fact, in his pictures we can perceive not only the moment captured by the camera lens, but also a “before” and an “after.”

He has the ability to grasp the dynamics of the scene, even in perfectly still subjects: the ephemeral moment, the instant in which a figure reveals his or her nature or events show new meanings.



photo: W Magazine

Lauren Klassen Trunk Show

Secret Location 

Wednesday November 30th


Meet Lauren Klassen

Shop over 20 exclusive items

Customize your purchase

Free personalization, one day only

Walk-ins welcome, for one-on-one please RSVP or call 604-685-0090

2016 CAFA Swarovski Award winner Lauren Klassen’s Montreal atelier converts everyday objects into unique pieces of wearable art.With a career in fashion launched in Tokyo, Klassen’s collections pay homage to everyday objects. The collection fuses modern design technologies with traditional fine jewelry craftsmanship. Miniature 3D printed solid gold whistles are functional, heavy industrial chains are hand forged in silver, and hyper realistic padlocks and house keys are handcrafted from gold and silver and accented with diamond pave.


The Elves & The Shoemaker Live Reading

Fluevog Shoes – Gastown

Wednesday November 30th


On November 30th, 2016, Fluevog Gastown will be ringing in the Holiday season with something fresh, festive and very Fluevog! Hot off the printing press, The Elves & The Shoemaker is a unique twist on a Brothers Grimm classic by our good friend, author and illustrator, Robert Chaplin. Featured in this original adaptation are a few unique soles you just might recognize… Come and celebrate this book launch with us at Fluevog HQ from 6-8pm to hear John read the story live, meet the author and purchase a copy of this not-so-classic children’s tale!

If this sounds like your kind of party, RSVP here.

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The Big Easy Funk Ensemble

Guilt & Co.

Sat. December 3

Show 10pm

The Big Easy Funk Ensemble celebrates the amazing variety of music that has grown out of New Orleans. With influences from 60s funk legends The Meters and Dr. John to more recent groups like Galactic and Trombone Shorty. Many genres of funk, jazz and blues to create awesome grooves. The 9 member band includes a 3-piece horn section comprised of Andrew Benton (Sax), Kevin Tang (Trombone) and Ryan Naso (Trumpet). The rhythm section includes Reece Worth on guitar, Eric Stephenson on bass, Tyler Gibson on keyboards/organ, Ryan Davis on drums, Jeffrey Kornblum on Percussion and last but not least the mesmerizing Chris Berry on Vocals.

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WAY UP! + Faction Sound Crew present: Faction 15 Year Anniversary

Alexander Gastown

Wednesday November 30th


with DJs Theory & Arems (Faction Sound)

+ special guests: Hoppa, Tank Gyal, Dj Rexx, Abel, Real West, Chizzle

Tickets $10 (+s/c) available online at
Direct ticket link:

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Carlo Lio at #DeepDownInside.

M.I.A. Gastown

Saturday, December 3rd


* Grab tickets here: *

Presented by Blueprint Events, Hideout, Grey Goose & Are you MIA
w/ DJ’s James Hopkins, Cato Kane & Serg – 19+ Only
Back Room w/ DJ’s Niki & Aida

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