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OPENING NIGHT: THE

BIG BANG! IT ALL STARTS HERE...

Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Performance Works 1218 Cartwright St. on Granville Island

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THE HOST DAVID C. JONES Our host is an actor, writer, director, comedian, and so much more! The founder of Rock.Paper. Scissors. is also an alumnus of the Vancouver TheatreSports League, a graduate of Studio 58, and the host on OutTV’s Tops and Bottoms. He’s a riot and we think you’ll agree! And he is in the Fringe this year: Romance.

THE PERFORMANCE AUCTIONEER ELIAS ARJAN Imagine a circus ringmaster, motivational speaker, and salesman all in one package— calling an auction. Tonight you will participate in a fun and interactive auction, supporting the significant work of the Vancouver Fringe Festival. So get your bid card ready, bid high, and bid often—the Festival “all starts here...” —performanceauctioneer.com

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THE PERFORMERS UNDERBELLY A pharmaceutical astronaut cuts and pastes narrative over a backdrop of urban decay and suburban clot, mapping the Underbelly for future malcontents. A fevered hallucination inspired by the life and work of William S. Burroughs and The Beats. BOOKWORM A story of a father reading to his son, growing up in a library. Spiderman, Ray Bradbury, and meeting the Minotaur for the first time just outside Wawa. LOON Can a man truly love the moon? Creators of 2011 acclaimed Fringe hit Grim & Fischer return with a love story that whisks a lonely man to the moon and back. Featuring larger than life masks, fantastical puppetry, and love of all things whimsical. GUERNICA Watch the painted figures come to life, see their small Spanish town destroyed by bombs, and witness the moment of inspiration for Picasso’s masterpiece, Guernica. Directed by the creator of 2011’s hit play, Big Shot. GOD IS A SCOTTISH DRAG QUEEN Based on the character by comedian Mike Delamont and writer Jacob Richmond (Ride the Cyclone), God Is A Scottish Drag Queen is an evening with God himself like you have never imagined. PETER `N CHRIS EXPLORE THEIR BODIES They’ve saved the world. They’ve been murdered in a motel. In a brand new show, Vancouver Pick of the Fringe comedy duo Peter ‘n Chris explore their bodies, ok, Chris’ body. Peter ‘n Chris go inside Chris!

AND AMBIENT SHADOW PUPPETRY PRE-SHOW FROM MIND OF A SNAIL PUPPET CO. Mind of a Snail Puppet Co. is a shadow puppet duo from the West Coast of B.C. They combine originally crafted puppets, music, masks, and eclectic experiments in lighting and timing to explore the interconnectedness between what is natural, what is artificial, and where everything blurs in between.

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BID FOR 2012 AUCTION ITEMS 4


ACT ONE

SILENT AUCTION Wine sampling from Peter Lehmann Wines, appies from Edible Canada (Spitting Distance table service only), Dockside Restaurant, and the Keg Steakhouse and Bar, cash bar. PRE-SHOW Mind of a Snail Co. ambient shadow puppetry (2012 Festival performers of Plasticity Now) WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS • David Jordan: Fringe Festival Executive Director • Marke Driesschen: CTV Weathercaster • David C. Jones: Host of the 2012 Opening Night LIVE AUCTION Elias Arjan: Auctioneer

INTERMISSION (35 MINUTES)

• Silent Auction closes at the end of intermission • Wine sampling from Peter Lehmann Wines • Appies from Dockside Restaurant and the Keg Steakhouse and Bar, cash bar. • Chocolate fountain from Camino!

ACT TWO

SHOWCASE PERFORMANCES • Underbelly • Bookworm • Loon • Guernica • God is a Scottish Drag Queen • Peter ‘n Chris Explore their Bodies

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LIVE AUCTION Lot Number

Estimated Value

LA1

Umbrella Shop: Vancouver rain never looked so good! One men's and one women's umberella.

$135

LA2

Whistler Chateau Brio / Scandinave Spa: Two nights at a beautiful private chalet in Whistler plus two gift certificates to enjoy Scandinavian baths.

$700

LA3

Vancouver Folk Music Festival: Two 2013 Weekend Passes.

$330

LA4

Choose Your Own Adventure: A WestJet flight for two to any WestJet destination.

$1,500

LA5

Outdoor Adventure Package for two: Whistler WildPlay Monkido Aerial obstacle course , Eco-marine Granville Island Kayaking, International Diving Centre lessons, and Hell’s Gate Airtram passes.

$390

LA6

Wine & Dine Experience: Peter Lehmann Wines specialty wine and food pairing at Joe Fortes.

$600

LA7

The Ultimate Jasper Adventure Package: In the company of your favourite travel partner, revel in the stunning scenery of a VIA Rail round trip, spend four nights at any Jasper Mountain Park Lodge, and enjoy two days at the unparalleled Marmot Basin. Fresh mountain air complimentary.

$2,070

LA8

Chali Rosso Gallery / Artryan Gallery & Framing: Untitled by Canadian surrealist & expressionist artist Jean-Paul Riopelle.

$500

LA9

Vancouver International Jazz Festival: "Hop around" six participating mainstage venues with two 2013 Jazz Festival Hopper Passes.

$350

LA10

Stanley Park Romantic Package for two: Brunch at the Sylvia Hotel, a Horse-Drawn tour, admission to the Vancouver Aquarium, dinner at the Teahouse, and two nights at Rosellen Suites. 6

$1,000


LA11

Evening of Theatre Appreciation with Georgia Straight theatre critic Colin Thomas: Join Vancouver's most popular theatre critic for a pre-show dinner at any Kambolis restaurant to get an exclusive inside scoop of theatre reviewing. Then be Colin's special guest at a theatre performance.

LA12

2012 Kick Ass Pass: An all-access pass for two to this year's Fringe Festival.

$500

LA13

Ovation Celebrity CC28-AWFB Acoustic-Electric Guitar: Preferred by many stage performers and amplified acoustic guitarists! This beautiful six-string electro-acoustic guitar feels similar to an electric, yet it retains all the benefits and acoustic properties of Ovation's proven roundback design. With its 3-band equalizer and onboard tuner, the instrument’s OP-4BT preamp provides players with flexible tone control in any performance setting.

$300

LA14

Wine & Magic Package: 2012 Fringe Magician Travis Bernhardt performance and case of wine from Peter Lehmann Wines.

LA15

Fertile Images & Design / Vancouver Art Gallery: Coco’s Corner by Zak Sarwari and admission for two to the Vancouver Art Gallery.

$740

LA16

Island Getaway: One night stay at the wonderful Granville Island Hotel, Vancouver's "Island Oasis," plus a $50 Dockside Restaurant gift certificate to enjoy their award winning patio.

$300

LA17

It Sucks to Own Your Own House Package: Take care of your painful home reinvigoration needs­—painting, landscaping, and professional organizing services.

$900

LA18

* Janet Strayer / Vancouver Art Gallery *: Rock Balloon by Janet Strayer and a Vancouver Art Gallery one year household membership.

$1,000*

LA19

Indulge in David C. Jones (Opening Night host): Special guest tickets to David's 2012 Fringe show Romance followed by a post-show dinner with him. Delight in his stardom and ineffability!

Priceless

LA20

The Georgia Straight's Ultimate Entertainment Package: Tickets to seven very different concerts ranging from Dragonette to the Dead Kennedys, plus recent release DVDs, books, and movie goodies.

LA21

Luxurious Bliss in the Mexican Caribbean: A WestJet flight for two and four nights at ME Cancun Resort. * These items will have minimum bids. 7

Priceless

Priceless

$700

$3,400


SILENT AUCTION

Lot Number

Estimated Value

ART A1

Ainsworth Custom Design: Handcrafted with 100% recycled fabric materials, Canadian Owl is on a stainless steel costume stand, by Karin Edworthy.

$65

A2

D&M Publishers Inc Art Books / Vancouver Art Gallery: Three beautiful art books for your collection—Bateman: New Works, S'abadeb—The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists, and Abstract Painting in Canada. Plus admission for two to the Vancouver Art Gallery.

$155

A3

English Bay Gallery: Lion’s Gate Bridge—Framed black and white photograph signed by Yoshi Yamamoto.

$150

A4

For the Literarily-Inclined: Two tickets to any Vancouver Writers Festival event (excluding the Sunday Brunch or Afternoon Tea), $100 to Whet kitchen.bar.patio, and five books from Granville Island Publishing.

$205

A5

Jim Jorgenson: Framed original photo Do Cats See In Colour; in black and white.

$85

A6

Jim Jorgenson: Framed original photo Do Cats See In Colour; in colour.

$85

A7

Joel Berman: Stylish signature art glass bowl.

A8

June Hunter Images: Stopover—Original image by June Hunter transferred by hand to Italian marble using archival pigments.

$65

A9

Kroma: Explore your creative side with a set of acrylic paints.

$50

A10

New-Small & Sterling Glass Studio Gallery: Four one-of-a-kind hand blown drinking glasses.

$130

A11

Paula Fodchuk: Framed print of Gastown Steam Clock.

$50

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$200


A12

Poplar Studio: Unique design decorative plate signed by Keith Lehman.

$70

A13

Stone Age: Headman—Original sculpture carved and signed by Zimbabwean Shona artist, Vanessa Rangisse.

$500

A14

Suzy Birstein: Hand made and hand painted ceramic bowl, signed by the artist.

$250

A15

Ten Thousand Villages: Beautiful unframed Mexican folk painting.

$100

A16

Textile Contexts: Road Trip: Bold Adventure—Mixed media collage by Jean Kares.

$85

A17

Textile Contexts: Adorable stylin' Funky Monkey Flo sock monkey by Jhan Groom.

$70

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES CA1

Amity Design Studio / Tribal Rugs & Art: A pair of silver earrings handcrafted by Vanja Brankovic to wear while staying cozy and classy in this 100% cashmere Pashmina shawl.

$85

CA2

Amity Design Studio: Hand painted silk shawl and scarf set by Jelena Corak.

$235

CA3

KURTZASTAN Custom Kicks "East Vans": Rad custom painted classic slip on vans.

$175

CA4

Edie Hats: Strut with confidence with this men's brown felt fedora.

$80

CA5

Funk Shui: Felted hat creation by Jessica de Haas.

$140

CA6

Hartman Leather: Beautiful hand crafted ladies leather purse with shoulder strap.

$150

CA7

Nicole Bridger: The lightweight Pure Top, a scoop-neck, three quarter sleeved top with draped neckline and the Grounded Jacket, with lapel and belt, from the ethical and sustainable clothing of Nicole Bridger.

$305

CA8

Silk Weaving Studio: One hand woven scarf for the perfect dash of snuggly style by Diana Sanderson.

$150

CA9

Sitka: One men's and one woman's organic cotton hoodie from the Vancouver Island-based, socially and environmentally responsible company Sitka.

$200

CA10

Westcoast Sports: Ski and Snowboard backpack for your next outdoor adventure.

$150

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ENTERTAINMENT ET1

Accent Cruises: Take in the beauty of Vancouver from this elegant harbour cruise for four.

$140

ET2

Arts Club / Backstage Lounge: Two tickets to the comedy She Stoops to Conquer at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, running Oct. 18—28, 2012 and $50 to the Backstage Lounge.

$180

ET3

Arts Umbrella: Two tickets to the Arts Umbrella Dance Company's Season Finale in May 2013.

$60

ET4

Burlesque Package: Burlesque stagette lesson for eight with April O'Peel; a pair of professional burlesque pasties; a hair flower; and three magnets.

$275

ET5

Carousel Theatre: Two tickets to The Wizard of Oz, The Cat in the Hat, and Arthur: Boy King.

$120

ET6

Ecomarine Ocean Kayak Centre / Backstage Lounge: Enjoy a double kayak rental and a gift certificate for Granville Island's Backstage Lounge.

$100

ET7

Gateway Theatre: Two tickets to Gateway's production of Sisters, a beautifully written tale inspired by Anton Chekov’s Three Sisters.

$94

ET8

Granville Island Psychic Studio / Backstage Lounge: 20 minute psychic reading with Lion and $25 to the Backstage Lounge.

$75

ET9

National Film Board of Canada: Selected entertainment DVD package.

$220

ET10

Pacific Cinémathèque: A pass for 10 double-bill shows in 2012-2013.

$100

ET11

PNE: Four wicked weeknight passes to the frightfully fantastic Fright Nights.

$110

ET12

Presentation House Package: Two Arts Passes. Each pass includes two tickets to a dance show, two tickets to a music performance, two tickets to a children’s show, and six tickets to use how you like!

$240

ET13

Serenity Hoops and New Whirled Designs / All Star Circus: Showstopping custom animal print hula hoop, three juggling clubs, and three juggling rings.

$200

ET14

Reel2Real Family Passes: Two family passes for Vancouver's youthfocused film festival, April 12-19, 2013.

$90

ET15

SHIFT Performing Arts Society: Two tickets to Closer at The Cultch, running November 8-17, 2012.

$50

ET16

Sitka / Burgoo: Explore Kits and West 4th Avenue in style with a unisex, feather detailed fedora from Sitka. Refuel with a gift certificate from Burgoo­—specializing in comfort food!

$80

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ET17

The Executive Package: Cuban handmade cigars Partagas Serie D No.4 and Bolivar Belicoso Fino and two bottles of wine.

$80

ET18

Vancouver Chamber Choir: Two tickets to The Brahms Effect, Romanticism in Music. September 28, 2012.

$70

ET19

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Experience culture with two tickets to any regular 2012-2013 season show.

$136

ET20

Wild Whales Vancouver: A mandatory Vancouver experience! Departing from Granville Island, set off on a whale watching adventure for two.

$280

ET21

Yew Restaurant at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts: High society brunch for two at the Yew.

$70

ET22

Zanna, Don't! Superfan Package: Comes with a Zanna, Don’t! shirt, button, magic lighting Zanna wand, and two tickets to any show.

$60

HEALTH & WELLNESS HW1

Debbie Lee, BKin, DTCM, RAc: Enjoy a consultation and one acupuncture treatment.

$100

HW2

Rain Salon: A hair cut with Aaron, stylist at Rain Salon.

$50

HW3

Rain Salon: A hair cut with Jamie, stylist at Rain Salon.

$50

HW4

Rain Salon: A hair cut with Samantha, stylist at Rain Salon.

$50

HW5

Rain Salon: A hair cut with Dana, stylist at Rain Salon.

$50

HW6

Spa on the Rocks: A gift certificate for luxurious spa services.

$250

HW7

Toni & Guy: Experience the Toni & Guy treatment. Hair cut and colour by exceptional stylists Agata and Tamsen. Also includes gift basket of incredible hair goodies!

$250

HOUSEHOLD HH1

Blooming Designs: A consultation with landscape designer Sarah Nation.

$165

HH2

Bow Wow Haus: Dapper doggie doting package.

$125

HH3

The Cloth Shop: Gift pack includes quilting squares, gift certificate, and table runner kit.

$95

HH4

Gigi B / The Broom Company: Sweep your way into tip-top shape with a superbly crafted broom and keep your loose change in this ceramic money pot!

$95

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JEWELLERY J1

Amity Design Studio: A pair of silver earrings handcrafted by Vanja Brankovic and a silver pendant handcrafted by Branislav Gajic.

$145

J2

Elana Sigal Designs: Sterling silver necklace with lava stones, pyrite, and prehnite.

$100

J3

Kimdoly: Carnelian, freshwater pearl, amazonite, and cloisonne beaded necklace.

$50

J4

Leslie Carty: Three necklaces: Fools for Gold a 14k gold-fill chain with rough pyrite stones; The Moon Man, Swarovski crystals and an astronaut; and Eternity, amethyst stones wrapped on a sterling silver circle and chain.

$135

J5

Michael Dean: Lovely silver oval and black onyx earrings and pendant set designed by Carole Baldock.

$185

J6

Taraxca Jewellery: Select your own stunning silver jewellery with this gift certificate.

$75

J7

Uusoja: Ceramic and carnelian beaded necklace designed and made by Ann Uusoja.

$160

TASTY TREATS T1

Granville Island Shopping Bag: Zara's Deli olive oil and vinegar; nuts from Dvorak Gourmet; gift certificates from Dussa's, Jackson's Poultry and Organic Acres Market; candy from Candy Kitchen; The Stock Market chutneys; and a Benton Brothers Fine Cheese gift basket and gift certificate.

$260

T2

Granville Island Shopping Bag 2: Gift certificates from Armando's Finest Quality Meats, Duso's, Organic Acres, Laurelle's Fine Foods, and Market Kitchen. The Stock Market chutney/ketchup; nuts and chocolate from Dvorak Foods; LB Maple gift basket; and Soap from Cascadia.

$290

T3

Lazy Gourmet: A basket of tasty eats and treats from the lovely Lazy Gourmet.

$175

T4

L’Epicerie Rotisserie & Gourmet Shop: Taste a slice of the south of France with a gift certificate and basket.

$95

T5

Morellino di Scansano Campomaccione: A case of premium Italian vino—intense ruby red colour with clean and pleasing aromas, good body, and satisfying crispness. Aged in steel tanks.

$300

T6

Old World Fudge: Delicious goodie gift basket of fudge!

$60

T7

Starbucks: Start your morning off right with this complete kick-start caffeinated package!

$120

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The 2012 Vancouver Fringe Opening Night Auction Catalogue