Geeks, Trekkies, hipsters and Star Wars fans rejoice — the Pop Culture Collectibles Fair and Computer Swap takes place Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson St. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The event promises a great selection of rare toys, current and vintage comics (early DC and Marvel), Warhammer figures, coins, action figures, crafts, Transformers, all kinds of cards, Hot Wheels, eight-track tapes, die-cast models, art, jewelry, Star Wars items, movies, video games, records, CDs, DVDs, and all kinds of collectibles. As well, there will be numerous dealers on hand, selling and swapping electronics, computer items, printers, monitors, cellphones, memory, and more.
Entrance is $3 and children 12 and under get in free. Parking is also free. For more information visit fun-promo.com.
Relive Expo 86 with the Oscar-nominated Rainbow War during the Vancouver Heritage Foundations third of its four night film series Architecture & Design: Film Night at the Hollywood. It’s all about Vancouver.
On Tuesday, Nov. 12, the foundation will offer three films, from poignant to campy, that tell the tale of mid-century Vancouver, including the campy film Rainbow War shown during Expo 86.
The foundation will also take a look at Vancouver’s perceived ability issues in the 1960s with To Build a Better City, a National Film Board production with Canada Mortgage and Housing and the City of Vancouver, which highlights mid-century negativity surrounding Strathcona and the east side of Vancouver that led to the demolition of many blocks of historic homes. The third film follows the triumphant story of the Asahi Baseball team with Sleeping Tigers: The Story of the Asahi Baseball Team. The pride of the Japanese community, the Asahi played out of
Oppenheimer Park right up until the internment of Japanese Canadians during the Second World War. Entry is by donation and the films start at 7:30 p.m. at the Hollywood, 3123 West Broadway. Check out vancouverheritagefoundation.org for more information.
While you’re still trying to figure out what to do with that old Halloween pumpkin, others have already turned their attention to Christmas.
The Commercial Drive Business Society’s Christmas on the Drive festival takes place in Grandview Park Nov. 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. with Santa (BYO camera), horse and carriage rides, ice sculptures, a photo booth, and performances by Vancouver Opera. There will also be lots of kids activities, goodie bags for the first 200 attendees and the lighting of a huge Christmas tree in the park at sunset. All activities are by donation with proceeds going to the Kettle Friendship Society.
What’s better than Yaletown on a Friday night before a Canucks game? It’s Yaletown complete with horse and carriage rides, face painting, crafts, balloon twisting, ice sculptures and a visit from Santa.
The Yaletown Business Improvement Association is hosting the second annual CandyTown event, described as downtown Vancouver’s only free outdoor Christmas festival, Nov. 23 from noon to 9 p.m.
Festival-goers will also enjoy roaming musicians and street characters, buskers, music tents, food vendors and the All I Want For Christmas Gift Market. As well, Christmas trees will be for sale from the Yaletown Rotary lot.
A 32-year-old cyclist from Amsterdam is cycling from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Ushuaia, Argentina, with a stop this weekend in Vancouver.
Dirk Spits’ goal is to raise money for charities in Argentina, while making the process as transparent as possible. To that end, Spits and crew will videotape all the good they do once they arrive in Ushuaia.
To help raise awareness and funds for the 99% Ride, Spits is inviting Vancouverites to meet with the crew and show them the city by bicycle this weekend.
The ride begins at Tandem Cafe, 3195 Heather St., and finishes at Musette Cafe, 1262 Burrard St.
For more information and times visit 99%RIDE on Facebook.
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