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Makers Digest 11/28/18

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 28

Weekly Stories - Community of storytelling on the Drive - 7:00 pm
A 1hr Storytelling Show every Wednesday at The Drive Coffee Bar! Hosted by Award Winning storyteller Jo Dworschak (Best known for Story Story Lie and Coop Radio's Out and About in Canada). Hear tales told by the cities best as well as the cities newest storytellers at a lovely cafe with an irresistable vibe that will make you proud to be a part of this community. At Drive Coffee Bar, on Commercial Drive by East 1st Ave where they serve beverages caffeinated, alcoholic or both. Plus La Grotta sandwiches and Cartem's Donuts. More

Thursday, November 29

PechaKucha Night Vol.47 | Food & Drink Edition - 7:30 - 93:0 pm
This PechaKucha Night will be the last one of the year. Join us on November 29th at the Vancouver Playhouse in partnership with Scout Magazine, for another night of great stories and ideas from creatives across the food and drink industry. This is your final chance in 2018! More

Brews, Builds 'N' Bytes Night - 7:00 - 9:30 pm
An adults-only (19+) tinkering with electronics event. It seems like kids get to have all the fun: light up sneakers, bouncy castles, movies with talking animals and nap time. But what if you could have all the fun and excitement of being a kid for one night? Escape the everyday routine and join other like-minded humans at the pub or cafe for a few brews and experiments with science, art and technology. Early Nerd and General Admission available. More

Lead by Design with Johnathon Vaughn Strebly - 6:00 - 10:00 pm
How do you go from being a passionate creative practitioner—to becoming a recognized leader in your industry or company? Johnathon Vaughn Strebly is a leader and an advocate for creatives in Vancouver and around the world. His titles include Director of Creative Services at HCMA, President Elect of the International Council of Design, and the Past President of The Graphic Designers of Canada—to name a few. More

Friday, November 30

Toque: Western Front's Annual Craft Fair + Fundraiser - Multiple dates
Toque is Western Front’s largest annual community event and fundraiser showcasing a curated selection of local designers and artists. Join us for fantastic shopping, a back deck barbecue, and bake sale. Our Holiday Membership Drive kicks off at Toque with perks and prizes for those who join or renew. More

Vancouver Glow Party 2018 - 10:00 pm
High-Energy Music, Blacklighting, Laser Lights & LED Sticks, Into One Mind Blowing Combination. Experience a perfect balance of Sound Systems mixed with a spectacular Light show! Professional Photographer will be taking photos to capture this moment with you and your friends! More

2018 Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting - 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Kick off the holiday season at the 2018 Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting - Presented by Amacon Back for its 12th year, the Vancouver Christmas Tree Lighting takes place on Friday, November 30 at Robson Square (800 Robson Square). Join us to watch four magnificent holiday trees, one of which is 76 feet tall, come alive with hope and light. This FREE family-friendly event features live entertainment and a holiday concert from Side One and the Soul Gospel Choir, free cookies and hot chocolate! Come experience holiday magic at its best. Be sure to complete your night with a visit with Santa! More

Portobello West Holiday Market - Multiple dates
Portobello West is back for our final market of 2018 this November 30-Dec 2 (3 day market!) in our new venue the roundhouse community centre, yaletown! Shop from 70+ local artisans ranging from unisex fashion, jewelry, home decor, spirits & wine, gourmet treats, baby & kids items, and more. Dj & food trucks! Admission is $5, children under 12 free. More

Saturday, December 1

Crafty Affaire Holiday Market - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Still going through your naughty & nice list? Join us on December 1st at the Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, for some holiday shopping. We have talented artisans and makers offering handmade goodness for the holiday! Admission by donation. Swag bag for the first 50 customers. More

Etsy Vancouver Market / Winter 2018 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Are you ready for a festive celebration of contemporary handmade featuring the Vancouver's foremost voices in craft and design? This is your one-stop shopping event for one of a kind gift-giving! Shop handmade, discover new local talents, connect with creativity and explore a range of lifestyle offerings. AND...this year, we are teaming up with the Wesbrook Village for a massive Winter Festival. In addition to the Etsy Vancouver Market, there will also be: Balloon Winter Wonderland, housed in the 1,600 sq ft Wesbrook Welcome Centre, scavenger hunt, horse-drawn carriage ride, DIY make and take crafts, live music, bars, and restaurants on-site, and much more! More

Brick & Mortar Holiday Event - 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tis' the season for savings on quality local goods at Brick & Mortar with our big annual Holiday Event! We're saying thank you to our faithful customers with shop-wide discounts, festive treats and a gorgeous Bloom Assembly floral pop-up. And what's more, our loyal mailing list subscribers get an extra-special discount. More

Deck The Hall Xmas Craft Fair - Multiple dates
50 outstanding local artisans will come together in the historical Heritage Hall to display their wares. More

Sunday, December 2

Retro Design & Antiques Fair - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
This fun Sunday show features 185 tables of fabulous finds for you and your eclectic abode — so many different vendors guarantees a super selection to suit every taste and budget! Come see why so many designers, collectors and antiques dealers consider this THE place to buy... More
Curated by Denise Corcoran of Thrifty by Design

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