Capes and Spandex the dress code at 2nd Annual Superhero Ball

Bombshell || Photocredit: Flickr/Florbela

Bombshell || Photocredit: Flickr/Florbela

Do you secretly dress in a cape or don spandex to appease your superhero alter ego? If you muttered, ‘Yes, how did you know?’ Then fly, teleport or walk to the 2nd Annual Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel Superheroes Ball October 24.

Just like superheros they admire, fans often like coming to the rescue of those who need it most: enter the 2nd Annual Superhero Ball. Wannabe Batmans and Bombshells, Supermen and Hawkgirls will coverage on the Renaissance’ 19th floor event space Vistas 360 to raise funds for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. The dance runs from 7:00 p.m. to midnight and will put the F-U-N in fundraising with drinks, dancing, amazing views and a silent auction.

Last year the sold-out event raised $15,000 for the hospital. This year organizers have raised the stakes and set the fundraising goal at $18,000.  Continue reading:
Capes and Spandex the dress code at 2nd Annual Superhero Ball

Six places to feast on wild mushrooms in Vancouver

This mushroom and rabbit dish is part of La Buca's game and wild mushroom festival.

This mushroom and rabbit dish is part of La Buca’s game and wild mushroom festival.

Chanterelles, porcinis, matsutake pines—if this is music to your ears, rejoice! It’s mushroom season in British Columbia.

In Vancouver, there are myriad way to enjoy the fungi that grows wild in the province’s forests. First you need to decide whether or not you want to get your boots dirty.

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Six places to feast on wild mushrooms in Vancouver

Aboriginal Boutique Hotel Opens in Vancouver

Photo sourced from Skwachays.com

Photo sourced from Skwachays.com

The first aboriginal boutique hotel in a Canadian city has officially opened in downtown Vancouver.

Skwachays Lodge, located at 29/31 West Pender St. in Chinatown, features 18 unique suites each decorated with a different aboriginal theme. The suites were designed collaboratively by aboriginal artists and interior designers and combine original artwork with high-end furnishings.

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Aboriginal Boutique Hotel Opens in Vancouver

Last chance to see Educating Rita!

Holly Lewis and Scott Bellis in the 2013 Western Canada Theatre Production of Educating Rita. Murray Mitchell photo.

Holly Lewis and Scott Bellis in the 2013 Western Canada Theatre Production of Educating Rita. Murray Mitchell photo.

This week is your last chance to see Educating Rita on Granville Island. The Arts Club Theatre production stars Holly Lewis as the street-smart Rita who wants to learn about literature beyond her well-worn copy of Rita Mae Brown’s bestseller Rubyfruit Jungle.

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Last chance to see Educating Rita!

Best Pizza in Vancouver 2014? You make the call!

Photo credit: ElfQrin | Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: ElfQrin | Wikimedia Commons

It’s said that in polite conversation, you never talk about two things: politics and religion.  To those taboos, I might add a third: pizza.

Few topics stir up as much passion and animosity as the great debate over where to find the best pizza in Vancouver.  Everyone has an opinion and it’s rare to find two pizza fanatics who see eye to eye on the matter (Inside Vancouver’s Tom Taylor recently offered up a newcomer’s take here.)

But I’m hoping to get to the bottom of the great pizza debate right here.  Do you have a favourite pizza restaurant in Vancouver? Let us know by leaving a comment below.  

And, yes, I do realize that this is actually a ridiculously difficult – maybe even unanswerable – question.

For starters, pizza comes in many manifestations.   Continue reading:
Best Pizza in Vancouver 2014? You make the call!