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Vancouver on the Cheap: Shopping and Dancing

If you were to create a Venn diagram where one circle was labeled "cheap" and the other labeled "awesome", the middle point where they cross over could be labeled "Vancouver on the Cheap".
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If you were to create a Venn diagram where one circle was labeled "cheap" and the other labeled "awesome", the middle point where they cross over could be labeled "Vancouver on the Cheap". In other words, this is a weekly series on things to do and places to go in Vancouver that fall into that magical category of being both cheap and awesome.

This week's "cheap thing" is a random combination of two cheap things I came across this week that need to be shared.

Cheap Thing #1: Sears Downtown is Closing!

Photo by jmv.

Apparently everyone else already knew this, but the Sears downtown is closing up shop, and so everything is on sale. Everything. I went in and the signage all said that everything was "at least 20-40% off" - but nothing that I saw was less than 40% off. Most of it was 40% off the lowest ticketed price, which was often already 50% off the original price. DEALS ABOUND!

If you need anything that Sears sells right now, go check it out!

Sears Closing Sale - ongoing until October

Robson & Granville

Cheap Thing #2: It's a Sock Hop!

Matt Reznik in Mojo at The Russian Hall.

The good folks at Itsazoo Theatre (one of the cooler indie theatre companies in town) is closing up their latest show on Saturday night, and they are celebrating with a sock hop. Yes, that's right, a sock hop. The Russian Hall will be decorated 50's style, there will be fabulous old-school rock 'n roll, and best of all, admission is FREE. Since I spent my teen years listening to the oldies radio station (anyone from Abbotsford remember Radio Max? Yeah, that's right!), I love getting down to that good old-time rock and roll music, and even more I love being able to do so for free. Oh, and you're going to throw in $4 drinks? Yes PLEASE!

There are also prizes for people dressed up in 1950's outfits, so dress it up and get ready to get down.

Itsazoo Sock Hop

Russian Hall 600 Campbell Ave

Saturday, August 25 - 10:30pm (Post show)

$4 beer and wine

Free admission