Help raise money for community outreach and youth programs, while having lots of laughs at the upcoming Vancouver TheatreSports Grapes of Laugh fundraiser.
On February 25 the fun-filled event is taking jokes to a whole new level with incognito characters including a fortune-teller, improv comedy performances, Vancouver’s “man about town” Howard Blank, and much more as part of its wine-fuelled evening.
This special event is the perfect match for wine snobs and plonk-drinkers alike, and will help VTSL give regular free performances at the Ronald McDonald House. It will also help provide free tickets to organizations such as the Children’s Wish Foundation and Covenant House as well as underwrite the cost of VTSL’s province-wide school tours. Last year VTSL visited more than 110 schools and performed to more than 35,000 school children.
Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on fantastic auction items with the entertaining banter of MCs Lee and Bank. The evening’s star prize is a private wine tasting in your home given by wine journalist/blogger Ron Wilson of cheapandcheerful.ca. Winners can expect a tasting of selected whites, rosés and reds paired with Wilson’s stories from the wine world and his years as a CBC journalist. When the evening is over, Ron will leave behind a basket of some of his favourite wines to get your collection started.
Another fabulous auction item includes a Granville Island Staycation. Spend a night in the luxurious Penthouse of The Granville Island Hotel with magnificent views overlooking False Creek and the downtown lights. This package includes breakfast the next morning in the award-winning Dockside Restaurant.
Event tickets are priced at $50 and are on sale now at vtsl.com.
Every Friday Vancity Buzz presents Improv After Dark at The Improv Centre. Use coupon code BUZZ15 at checkout and receive a ticket and drink for only $15! (available online, NC17:persons aged 17 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult)
Date: February 25
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: 1502 Duranleau St, The Improv Centre on Granville Island
Tickets: $50, buy online