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May Events

May 3 - Jun. 2 Ion Pop Shop at 196 Kingsway. ION Magazine celebrates its 8th year by taking art, fashion, music, and culture to its second pop-up shop for the month of May in Vancouver's Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. For more information go to

May 4 - 7 Mother's Day Sale at Christine Design Studio (821 Powell St.) Christine Vancouver is celebrating MOTHER'S DAY. Bring a mother, daughter, sister or friend to our downtown studio & shop for the special mothers in your life! New collections in Spring colors and prints! Silk gowns, pajama's, robes, camisoles and chemises in all sizes. Wed - Fri: 10am - 6pm Sat: 10am - 4pm. For more information go to

May 5 Sakura saku Nihon e...To the Land of Cherry Blossoms.Fundraiser at Waterfall Events (#205-1540 West 2nd Ave.) A Silent Art Auction to raise money for Japan's Earthquake Relief. Evening will include: music by Malcolm Aiken and Kozue Matsumoto, raffle, food, drinks, fundraising goods sale and origami cranes by donation. 4 to 9pm. TIX $10. For more information email or visit the FB event page at

May 5 Stolen - The Fashion Show at Moule (1994 W. 4th). Mysterious, seductive, alluring and dangerous Stolen will be Vancouver's must-see show this spring. This fashion event will feature the best male and female designers of our day and special guest DJ pokeintheeye. Doors open a 7 p.m., fashion show at 7:30. RSVP required to

May 5 Art Show and Summer Launch at Blushing Boutique (579 Richards St.) Join us for a glass of wine in celebration of summer, beautiful art and gorgeous clothing! This night only receive 10% discount on all new Shelley Klassen and De Almeida Designs. Blushing Boutique and MAB Ventures Inc. are also proud to present artists Mark Prosser and Ronn Martin. 5-8 p.m. For more information go to

May 5-7 Vancouver International Burlesque Fashion Show, Thursday at Friday at the Rickshaw Theatre (254 E. Hastings) and Saturday at the Vogue Theatere (918 Granville St.) Enjoy cavalcade of incredible local burlesque stars and special guests from Toronto, Seattle, Portland and Victoria will be tearing the roof off the Rickshaw and shaking the rafters of the Vogue! For tix go to For more information visit the website at

May 5-7 OR by Angla Chen at Whitebox Studios (140-11100 Bridgeport Rd., Richmond ) Designer Angela Chen will be holding a sale for her S/S '11 collection as well as previous seasons. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. For more information email

May 5-8 West End Art Krawl at The Best West Sands by the Sea (1755 Davie St.) Kick off `meet the artists' wine and cheese in celebration of our first annual Art Krall. Hosting the evening will be the West End BIA and our gold sponsor - The Best Western Sands by the Sea. 6-10 p.m. RSVP 604-696-0144. For more info on this event -

May 7 Spring Bliss Sale at the Cambrian Hall (215 East 17th.) Lav and Kush and 12 other vendors invite you to a huge one day sale. Free mimosas, nibblies and manicures. Shop while being pampered. Clearing out stock of Fabulous clothing and accessory vendors including Lolo Jewelry, Red Jade, Peridot Kiss, Justine Brooks Jewels, Harmony Activewear, Luxe Beauty Lounge, Ashley Watson Bags, and much more! 10-4 p.m. Free admission.

May 7, 14, 28 Behind the Seams - Style Sessions at JC Studio (46 W. 6th). Gain insight from our professional stylists on upcoming trends and how to develop your personal style. Stay up to date with the latest fashion trends and how you can weave in new pieces to your existing wardrobe. 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Trend Talk and Shopping event. RSVP to

May 8 Mother's Day Tea Party and Fragrance Treats at Ayala Moriel Parfums (#314-1230 Haro Street, Buzz #295). Celebrate Mother's Day with the ultimate treat of an afternoon tea, and browse and shop directly from these 4 local talents: Cuche Bikinis, Mindan's Designs, Ayala Moriel Parfums and Jola V. Designs. The day also includes savories, desserts and beverages. TIX $5 is advance or $8 at the door. Proceeds to the Japanese Red Cross. You can get your tickets online at -

May 11 iVegas Starlets Media Launch at Five Sixty (560 Seymour). This evening will be the exclusive unveiling & celebration of the 12 beautiful and classy iVegas Starlets as well as the Starlets webpage on The evening will include a fashion show with Cuche Bikinis and Blushing Boutique Designs as well as musical guess Nessa V & Percussionists/Dancers, live painint by artist Jimmy Cimmins, Leight Torlage's Candy Girl Cabaret, DJ Colin Trask & Danielle Evangelista and host Meena Mann. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tix $30 available at or call (604) 374-5610.

May 12 Open Studio Boutique at Malene Grotrian Studio Boutique (Suite 910 - 207 W. Hastings) Indulge in the latest Spring Summer 2011 Collection, delight yourself in Stella & Dot's one of a kind jewelry collection designed by New York designers and choose from a selection of lavish hoisery from Gatta European Hoisery to complete your perfect look. 11-7 p.m. For more information go to

May 12 Behind The Seams/Trend Talks at JC Studio (46 W. 6th Ave.) Stay up to date with the latest fashion trends and how you can weave in new pieces into your existing wardrobe. 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, Trend Talk show starts 6 pm. RSVP to

May 12 Stolen - The Fashion Show at Moule (2016 Park Royal South, W. Vancouver). Mysterious, seductive, alluring and dangerous Stolen will be Vancouver's must-see show this spring. This fashion event will feature the best male and female designers of our day and special guest DJ pokeintheeye. Doors open a 7 p.m., fashion show at 7:30. RSVP required to or call

May 13-14 Diane Kennedy Trunk Show at Diane Kennedy Design Studio (301-343 Railway St.) Really not out of a trunk, but at a swanky designer studio. Fri. 3 -7, Sat. 11-6. Refreshments provided. RSVP to or the FB events page at

May 15 Sara Runnalls Fashion Show at Jive Jive Hair Salon (7 Lonsdale Ave.) Enjoy an award winning designer, Sarah Runnalls Collections, music and a cup of tea! There will be a bazaar by some local jewelry designers. Take a seabus and have fun with us! 2-5 p.m. Admission free - but donations for the earthquake victims in Japan are encourage. For more information phone 778-340-7770.

May 15 Art Show and Fundraiser at Verve Hair Lounge (227 Lonsdale Ave.) Join us for an evening dedicated to raising money for the Ride To Conquer Cancer. Music by DJ Atma and Big Evil. Door and Raffle prizes from Nicole Bridger, Favourite Gifts, Brown Sugar Jewelry, Tom Bennett, Horticulture, Second Wave, RDS, Peter George Art. 5-9 p.m. Entry by donation (minimum $10). For more information call 778-340-4654 We would be happy to have the VFE print for sale! That would be a wonderful addition to the event. :)

May 17 - 29 Capilano University Textile Arts Grad Show at the Ferry Building Gallery (1414 Argyle Ave., W. Vcr.) Come and see the fabulous grad work presented. Join us on the opening night for a receoption 6-8 p.m. An Artist's talk will be held on May 21 from 2-3 pm. Regular gallery hours are Tues - Sun: 11 am - 5 pm, closed Mon. Free admission.

May 21 Out In Vancouver - Let the Games Begin at Jlounge (1216 Bute St. At Davie). Carlie Rae Jepson, Carlotta Girl, Lona Whipp, body painting demos, DJ Marty Funkhauser, MC Brandon Hamilton, Raffle and more. Benefit for the Out Games. Doors open at 7, performances start at 8. TIX $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Gift bags to first 150 people to arrive.

May 29 Portobello West Fashion & Art Market at the Creekside Community Recreation Centre (1 Athletes Way - Olympic Village). Find your style at Portobello West market, the last Sunday of the month. Meet over 90 local artists and designers and shop for one-of-a-kind fashion and art. 12-5 p.m. Admission $2, children under 12 free. Check out the webiste at for information on how to become a Market member and receive free admission and discounts.