Notable Now Vancouver: November 15, 2013

The Postcard Show (November 14 to 16, 2206 Main Street)
The Postcard Show is back for its 3rd edition at Hot Art Wet City, located at 2206 Main Street in Vancouver. Taking place this weekend, from 12-5pm each day.  This unique show leverages the mobile medium of postcards to make diverse artistic forms accessible to a wider audience and showcases artwork by both established and emerging artists from Vancouver.  A closing reception takes place on the 16th and entry is by donation. RSVP via their Facebook page. More info can be found here.

The Eastside Culture Crawl (November 15 to 17, various locations)
Back to celebrate its 17th season is the annual Eastside Culture Crawl, Vancouver’s 3-day visual arts, design and crafts festival. This event involves more than 15,000 people visiting artists in their studios in the area bounded by Main Street and Victoria Drive north of First Avenue.  This year’s festival promises to be bigger, more diverse, and better than ever with 429 artists participating at 84 buildings and studios around the city. Always free, it’s a showcase for emerging artists of all sorts and a great way for the public to score an insider’s scoop on original work. For more info, click here

Whistler Blackcomb Opens (November 16th and on)
The rumours are true: this weekend marks a near-record opening day for Western Canada’s ski and snowboarding paradise. Hardcore enthusiasts who can’t wait to flex their mountain prowess need look no further than the Creekside or Whistler Gondolas (several chairs will be open to scoot you to the top). For updated snow reports and resort announcements, click here

Opening soon: J.Crew at The Village at Park Royal
Fashionable shoppers can rejoice at the news that J.Crew has will open its third store in the Vancouver area next week – this time in West Vancouver. With just over 7,000 square feet of retail space, selection definitely won’t be an issue with full men’s and women’s wear available and a selection of items from the brands ‘In Good Company’ line available too. This particular location will also be the first store in Canada to carry Crewcuts (geared to boys and girls between 2-14). For more info, click here.

The Vancouver Short Film Festival (November 15 to 16, 1181 Seymour Street)
The Vancity Theatre plays host to this weekend’s Short Film Festival in support of local filmmakers presenting more than 25 different notable and award-winning short films. New to the festival this year is a special BC Web Series Screening in collaboration with Suzette Laqua, Festival Director of the new Vancouver Web Fest.  Theatregoers can catch five screenings such as Jeremy Lutter’s Floodplain, an NSI Drama Prize winner that screened at Cannes starring Cameron Bright (Twilight, X-Men, Thank You for Smoking) and plenty more.  For information and tickets, click here

Coming up: Bittered Sling Bistro – Season Three Finale (November 24th, 900 Seymour Street)
Cocktail fans ought to take note of this always-popular grand finale event that is set to take over UVA Wine Bar in less than two weeks. Six of the city’s top bartender elite will be pitted against each other and challenged to the ultimate creative challenge. Familiar faces from PiDGiN, The Blackbird Public House & Oyster Bar, Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar, as well as many more, must out-do themselves as part of Vancouver’s longest-running and largest competition of its kind. Learn more and get your tickets here.

Top photo courtesy Eastside Culture Crawl