The scoop on this year's Northern Voice party...



 

Anyone who attended last year's Northern Voice kick-off dinner party knows that we have a tough act to follow. But there's no question we've got a fabulous spot lined up.

I and my fellow of citizens of The Republic of East Van are pleased to welcome Northern Voice attendees for a dinner and party at the Waldorf Hotel's Polynesian Room. This is one of my absolute favorite watering holes, a truly one-of-a-kind place that is available only for special events, and hence is undiscovered even by most of Vancouver's avid cocktail freaks.

The event will kick off at 6:00 PM Thursday, February 21, with food being served about a half-hour or so later. (We may adjust depending on how the evening is flowing.) And as Travis noted earlier, the stageshow will be an open-mic night in which we encourage all of you to share your favorite short piece of work with your fellow Northern Voicers. I've been combing my archives, and there are a couple of entries that might be sufficently perverse for a reading, though I may need a couple of Mai-Tai's for courage...

The venue supports wi-fi, so hopefully people will be able to live-blog and upload Flickr pics if they so desire...

The Waldorf is located a block east of the intersection at Hastings Street & Clark Drive (1489 East Hastings Street - Map)
-- note that the Polynesian room is downstairs, while the more visible main floor Grove Pub is your regular East Van bar.

I for one will enjoy a rare Northern Voice experience, an evening during which "wiki" will refer to "tiki" and not to an openly edited webpage.