If you could compare Blim to a children’s tale, it could be called ‘Blim – the little arts space that could’. For the past decade, Blim has quietly grown into one of Vancouver’s indie arts bastions, providing countless learning and exhibit opportunities sans corporate or government funding.
Blim specializes in offering workshops, events, drop-in times/supplies and gallery space to artists (experienced or budding). This December Blim turns 10.
On December 7, Yuriko Iga, Blim’s founder will host a 10 year anniversary party at VIVO. Local artists, djs and performers such as DJ Ultimate Lover, Darwin Meyers, Jonothan and Sean Orr and Lee Hutzulak will party alongside Iga and others at VIVO on Main Street. The party goes from 9:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. and entry is by donation. Continue reading:
East Vancouver arts space – BLIM – turns 10!
It might be Vancouver’s strangest holiday tradition. Once every December, in the midst of all the shopping and decorating, Vancouverites set aside a moment to celebrate one of the more obscure events of the season: Keith Richards’ birthday.
Keithmas, the annual holiday tribute to Rolling Stones’ guitarist Keith Richards, is back for its fourth instalment this year, Dec. 20 at the Electric Owl pub on Main Street. At least nine bands will take the stage in a charity concert marking the 70th birthday of one of rock’s timeless (if not ageless) icons.
The concert serves as a fundraiser for the Greater Vancouver Foodbank Society. Bands, all of whom play a short set of Rolling Stones or Keith Richards covers, perform for free. All proceeds from ticket sales go the food bank, and guests who bring non-perishable food to donate get discounted admission.
True to its namesake, Keithmas is usually quite the rager of a show. Continue reading:
Celebrate Keithmas IV in Vancouver: Boozy holiday tribute to Keith Richards
December is here! Start off the beginning of a new month with a weekend full of activities! Read on for our roundup of events and things to do in Vancouver this weekend!
Ring in the holiday season with the 10th annual Rogers Santa Claus Parade on Sunday, December 1st. Each year, 300,000 people turn out to see over sixty-five festival floats, marching bands, choirs, and community groups. The parade takes place in downtown Vancouver with over 3,500 participants and 300 volunteers. In addition to the parade, you can also bring the kids to meet Santa and enjoy some pre-parade fun.