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2006 Online Auction Preview - Entertainment


Clean Comedy is Sexy....    

David C. Jones and The Improvisors from "C" is for Comedy have been making people laugh since 1992. This 35 minute Customised Comedy Show gift certificate is a perfect way for you to either celebrate a personal milestone or jumpstart a conference or event. World winning, award winning and nice smelling.

Restrictions: Expires April 14, 2007. Not valid during December. Travel expenses and gratuity not included

Donated by: David C. Jones  

Value: $1,800


No Ordinary Joe    

WoW! You and your nearest & dearest (well five of them anyway) will indulge in a magnificent dinner for six, prepared and served in your home, by the incomparable Fiddlehead Joe (he of the incredibly successful eponymous False Creek restaurant). Meal will include four courses & wine.

Restrictions: Expires October 7th, 2007. Arrangements to be made directly with Joe at the restaurant, and with a minimum of two weeks lead time. Some date limitations may apply.

Donated by: Fiddlehead Joe's Eatery Inc.  www.fiddleheadjoeseatery.com

Value: $650


You Have To Experience It To Believe It!    

Good times, good friends, great music! Until you have experienced the excitement, camaraderie and "vibe" of the Meritt Mountain Music Festival, it is impossible to describe it. Imagine beautiful scenery, an enthusiatic crowd of every age and GREAT MUSIC! Once you go, you'll return every year. Don't miss out on these two fabulous 4 day event passes to the Merritt Mountain Music Festival July 12 - 15, 2007.


Donated by: Active Mountain Entertainment Corp  www.mountainfest.com

Value: $400


Party At The Vancouver Rowing Club    

Let the fun begin! Have a party that will be talked about for months to come. Enjoying some of the best views in the city, the Vancouver Rowing Club would like to offer you an evening's rental in either their elegant Trophy Lounge or their comfortable Carver Bar (Sun-Thur). All tables, chairs and bartenders included. Please book 6 weeks in advance, the Vancouver Rowing Club is a very popular destination!

Restrictions: Expires March 22, 2007. Valid Sun-Thur. Must be booked with The Butler Did It Catering

Donated by: Vancouver Rowing Club  www.vancouverrowingclub.ca

Value: $300


Your Seat is Waiting    

Here are 2 season tickets to seven great series that will keep you coming back for more. Whether you prefer the classics, musicals, comedies or the best in contemporary dance and theatre, the Shadbolt box series offer you the best in live performance.

Restrictions: Recipient must contact vendor to order tickets, 1 production from each box, must order before Dec 31, 2006

Donated by: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts  www.shadboltcentre.com

Value: $250



Sure to be one of the highlights of the Fall Season, The Beaumont Studios and Ayden Gallery present the first annual MASK-4-AIDS. This spectacular “Masquerade Ball” will bring art, culture, charity, and music to the elegant Four Seasons Hotel on Oct 14th, 2006. The evening will include a fashion show (produced by the innovative "The Honey Mustard"), live music, a complimentary gift and cocktail, delicious Hors D'oeuvres and an exciting silent auction. Purchase these two tickets to have a magnificent time AND to help The Shooting Stars Foundation in support of Direct Service AIDS organizations. For more info email info@MASK4AIDS.com or call 604.733.3783 ext.203

Restrictions: mask and formal dress are mandatory

Donated by: The Beaumont Studios and Ayden Gallery  www.thebeaumontstudios.com and www.aydengallery.com

Value: $200


Make Life Easier!    

Imagine having a rollicking party with no dishes to wash at the end of the night. A&B Partytime Rentals carries linens, plates, cutlery, glassware, tables and chairs and so much more. Make life a little easier with this $200 gift certificate for rental items.

Restrictions: Excludes delivery and resale items

Donated by: A&B Partytime Rentals Ltd.  www.abpartytime.com

Value: $200


Party At The Vancouver Rowing Club    

The Butler Did It Catering will be part of you birthday bash or special occasion! They will supply a delicious assortment of tantalizing light appetizers for up to 50 guests.


Donated by: The Butler Did It Catering  www.butlerdiditcatering.com

Value: $200


Mozart's Magic    

Two tickets to Vancouver Opera's production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" (Feb 6 or 8, 2007) at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Their new production of this beguiling opera is set on the rocky shores and in the looming forests of the Pacific coast. There, the characters encounter many of the human figures, animals and supernatural creatures of Coast Salish mythology, in a visually splendid design conceived in collaboration with a team of First Nations artists. The Magic Flute will be an exciting exploration of the intersection of two rich cultures – the musical and theatrical traditions of 18th century Europe, beautifully performed, and the ancient mythology of the indigenous people of the Canadian west coast, beautifully depicted.

Restrictions: Valid Feb 6 or 8, 2007. Redeem before Jan 26.

Donated by: Vancouver Opera Association  www.vancouveropera.ca

Value: $190


Graceful Rodeo    

Two Mezzanine tickets to a Ballet BC performance of Rodeo (Nov 16, 17, or 18 2006) at the Queen Elizabeth as part of their 2006-2007 DanceAlive! Season. Originally choreographed for the Ballets Russe de Monte Carlo, Agnes de Mille's Rodeo is a truly classic American ballet. Danced to the folk inspired music of Aaron Copland, Rodeo follows the adventures of a tomboyish Cowgirl, hopelessly in love with the head wrangler at the Burnt Ranch. This energetic, comedic ballet is filled with tap dancing, square dancing, innocence and romance. A great love story of the American Southwest, Rodeo is sure to delight audiences of all ages.

Restrictions: Valid Nov 16, 17, or 18, 2006. Redeem voucher before Nov 2.

Donated by: Ballet British Columbia  www.balletbc.com

Value: $144


42nd Street    

Take advantage of these 4 tickets to 42nd Street, to be used on either Wed or Thur evening April 18, 19, 25, 26, 2007 at the Massey Theatre, New Westminster. Local treasure, Royal City Musical Theatre's Productions are absolutely fantastic and you really should not miss them! 42nd Street (1933) is the classic, fast-paced, backstage movie musical. Set during the Depression and about the Depression, this film is considered the backstage musical par excellence. The grand-daddy of them all.

Restrictions: Claim tickets after Dec 1, 2006

Donated by: Royal City Musical Theatre  www.royalcitymusicaltheatre.com

Value: $140


Music BC Prize Pack    

A perfect prize pack, consisting of 1 Large American Apparel T-Shirt plus 6 compilation CDs featuring some of BC's best up-and-coming artists.


Donated by: Music BC  www.musicbc.org

Value: $138


See the Sights with Vancouver Trolley!    

Be a tourist in your own town! Explore the many attractions of the fabulous city of Vancouver with these 4 passes on the Vancouver Trolley. Hop on, hop off and enjoy live commentary as you enjoy the best of the city in a turn of the century trolley!

Restrictions: Expires March 31, 2007

Donated by: The Vancouver Trolley Company  www.vancouvertrolley.com

Value: $132


Music to Your Ears    

The Vancouver Symphony Society invites you and a guest to enjoy a concert in their 2006/2007 Season. The Vancouver Symphony has been enthralling audiences for years with their acclaimed orchestra members, their many varied programmes and specially selected world renowned guest artists.

Restrictions: Expires May 28, 2007; Excludes Dress Circle seating, Specials & Lundi Li, Yefim Bronfman, Beethoven's Symphony No.9, & Vivaldi's Four Seasons.

Donated by: Vancouver Symphony Society  www.vancouversymphony.ca

Value: $126


An Inspirational Night at the Theatre!    

4 tickets for Uncle Randy's Production of the award winning and best loved musical Godspell, by two-time Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz, at the Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver.

Restrictions: Valid Nov 8 - 18, 2006

Donated by: Uncle Randy Productions  www.unclerandyproductions.com

Value: $120


School For Scandal    

You and a guest will love this lively Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage comedy of manners running from Oct 29 - Nov 16, 2006. Combine bribery, sparkling dialogue, malicious Lady Sneerwell, and a man called Snake, and you've got an effervescent Restoration comedy that bustles with energy.

Restrictions: Valid Sun, Tues-Thurs, and Sat. Advance booking required. Voucher must be exchanged min 30 minutes before show.

Donated by: The Arts Club Theatre Company  www.artsclub.com

Value: $112


A Christmas Carol    

Make your way to the Playhouse Theatre Company where you and a guest can enjoy the Charles Dickens' Christmas classic which receives a stunning adaptation from one of Vancouver's most exciting theatrical teams. Following up on their award-winning adaptation of Crime and Punishment, James Fagan Tait and composer Joelysa Pankanea bring fresh life and new meaning to a timeless story of greed, giving and redemption. Simple, moving and imaginative, this Christmas Carol will weave a theatrical spell and bring warmth to the coldest heart.

Restrictions: Advanced reservations required.

Donated by: Vancouver Playhouse Theatre Company  www.vancouverplayhouse.com

Value: $112


Third Street Theatre Series    

Two Season's passes Presentation Theatre's 3-play Third Street Theatre Series. Featuring some of B.C.'s most talented professional and emerging theatre artists, this year's 3-play season offers a delectable mix of comedy, insight, poignancy and wit. Mesa - (October 26th to November 11th) It's the journey, not the destination that counts. Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband - (February 8th to the 24th) No one's perfect! Bangs and Buddha - (April 19th to May 5th) Two unlikely heroes on the road to freedom.

Restrictions: TBD

Donated by: Presentation House Theatre  www.phtheatre.org

Value: $108


Are You Ready For Some Football?    

Two tickets to a Seattle Seahawks game for the St. Louis Rams on Nov 12, 2006 or San Francisco 49ers on Dec 14, 2006. Seahawks season tickets sold out in 45 minutes! These tickets are hard to get and Seattle is coming off a great season where they made it to the Superbowl.


Donated by: Dream Ticket Connection  www.dreamticketconnection.com

Value: $100


Laughter, Good for the Soul    

Laughs are guaranteed with the Vancouver TheatreSports League improv troupe at the Revue Theatre on Granville Island. Your six VIP passes are the gateway to a great time filled with laughter to the point of tears.


Donated by: Vancouver Theatresports League  www.vtsl.com

Value: $100


Sheer Jubilation    

You and a friend will enjoy an uplifting evening of Gospel and African Music and Dance, featureing Soweto Gospel Choir (a 30 member choir), musicians, and dancers direct from South Africa, at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, March 31, 2007. Divine Harmonies, Rapturous Rhythms, & Sheer Jubilation!

Restrictions: Valid March 31, 2007 only

Donated by: Caravan World Rhythms Society  www.caravanbc.org

Value: $100


A Choral Christmas with a Musical Twist!    

Two tickets to the Vancouver Chamber Choir concert "A New World Christmas Latino, Celtic and Jazz" on Friday, Dec. 15 at the Orpheum Theatre. This concert adds a world music twist to your Christmas celebrations with vivacious and colourful seasonal music from North and South America.

Restrictions: Valid Dec 15, 2006 only

Donated by: Vancouver Chamber Choir  www.vancouverchamberchoir.com

Value: $100


Cultural Feast    

Two complimentary passes to any "VECC Presents" performance in the 2006/2007 Season.

Restrictions: Expires May 18, 2007

Donated by: Vancouver East Cultural Centre  www.vecc.bc.ca

Value: $60


Oasis Treasure    

Experience the fun, camaraderie and atmosphere at the newly renovated Oasis Pub.

Restrictions: Expires Oct 7th, 2007

Donated by: The Oasis Pub  www.theoasispub.com

Value: $60


Life After God    

Touchstone Theatre, promises you and a guest an evening of great theatre at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre. Adapted from the short story by Douglas Coupland, with additional inspiration from his book City of Glass, Life After God offers a lively and penetrating look at a generation raised without religion. At turns funny and moving, Life after God is a free-wheeling, theatrically spectacular examination of our quest for transcendence, dressed up in a tour of the city of seismic shifts - Vancouver.

Restrictions: Valid Nov 15 - 25, 2006. Must redeem voucher by Nov 5

Donated by: Touchstone Theatre  www.touchstonetheatre.com

Value: $44


Explore beneath the waves!    

As you and a friend are walking along the Seawall, escape to the Tropic Zone, where you'll find sharks, seahorses and many other coral reef creatures. Rest and enjoy a light snack at the Upstream Cafe and then travel through the Amazon Rainforest - home to exotic birds, crocodiles and more!

Restrictions: Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult (or by an adult using one of these passes)

Donated by: Vancouver Aquarium  www.vanaqua.org

Value: $37


'Big Sister or Big Brother outing'    

2 tickets to a preview performance of Carousel Theatre's production of 'Silverwing' held at The Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island. 'Silverwing' is an exciting tale of courage, tolerance for the children, ages of 5 and up. "Carousel Theatre...the best in children's theatre" - The Vancouver Sun.

Restrictions: Valid Dec 1 @ 7PM or Dec 2 @ 2pm. Reservation Required.

Donated by: Carousel Theatre  www.carouseltheatre.ca

Value: $34


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