Boom Goes Out: Wine Stage for One Yellow Rabbit

Boom Goes Out: Wine Stage for One Yellow Rabbit

With prop planes positioned overhead and classic cars gleaming in every direction, hundreds of thirsty fundraisers gathered last evening for One Yellow Rabbit’s fabulous Wine Stage event at Heritage Park. This year, One Yellow Rabbit and its world-famous High Performance Rodeo celebrated 30 years. After an extraordinary anniversary festival earlier this winter, Wine Stage felt like a proper nightcap toast.   Wine Stage tonight to celebrate @hprodeo! #yyc #yycevents A photo posted by Boom Goes The Drum (@boomgoesthedrum) on Mar 19, 2016 at 8:54pm PDT Musician Kenna Burima getting a little hair loving from Rebecca #swizzsalonspa #swizzlove #oyr #hprodeo #winestage A photo posted by timmytulip (@timmytulip) on Mar 19, 2016 at 9:05pm PDT Tonight’s #winestage lineup. This is going to be awesome! #yyc #yycwine #wine #calgaryevents #2016winestage #winestage2016 A photo posted by Richmond Hill Wines (@richmondhillwinesyyc) on Mar 19, 2016 at 6:09pm PDT We attendees were greeted with what can only be described as a ‘boa’ of tickets – a healthy string of 30 drink tickets (no tickets required for food tastings) to enjoy the evening. Each ticket earned you a wine tasting. There was an incredible turnout from the wine and culinary community in Calgary (and Banff!) from Ox & Angela and River Cafe to Bin 905 and Big Rock Brewery (which had – wait for it – a champagne beer cask!).   Sea salt & Belgium chocolate brownie for tonight’s #winestage @heritageparkyyc #brassEATS #brasseriekensington #yyc #yycliving #oneyellowrabbit A photo posted by Brasserie Kensington (@the_brasskens) on Mar 19, 2016 at 6:09pm PDT Pork rillette & chanterelle emulsion for #winestage @the_brasskens @winebarkensi @containerbaryyc A photo posted by Cam Dobranski (@chefcamd)...
Event in Review: La Nuit Sauvage

Event in Review: La Nuit Sauvage

Circus curioso and vintage steampunk came together this past weekend for La Nuit Sauvage- literally, “A Wild Night”. The historic Theatre Junction Grand welcomed Calgarian’s into an evening filled with “…surreal scenes, after-hours circus souls, secret rooms, a taste of tawdry midway amusement, DJs, silent auction and culinary inventions by Workshop Kitchen + Culture.”     Arguably one of Calgary’s most enticing and beloved architectural gems, the Theatre was on fine display this past Saturday as guests wandered through three floors of warmly lit exposed brick, champagne-bottle-chandeliers, and heavy velvet cordoning. Over one hundred years old, the building was as much a treat to interact with for guests as were the many circus performers and art installations. Throughout the event guests dressed in various degrees of victorian-era and industrial revolution inspired garb, as steampunk culture has come to be known for. Attendees alternated between exploring the building and it’s various pop-up presentations, and being covertly ushered in small groups into private parties and performances, featuring burlesque dancers and absinth tastings, just to name a few. A ‘vintage room’ photo booth was also wildly popular, as guests could not only interact with a fun set and various props, but could instantly find their pictures live on the photo booth’s Instagram account. Thank to you Fox Photo Society for their gorgeous Vanity Fair portrait-inspired design!           This event was absolute delight to partner on, and Boom greatly enjoyed assisting Theatre Junction Grand in displaying the creativity and vibrancy that the venue and its collaborators have become known for. To support the theatre, click Here....
Boom Goes Out: Black and White Ball 2016

Boom Goes Out: Black and White Ball 2016

Decidedly Jazz Dancework‘s hosted The Black and White Ball, this past weekend, and monochrome never looked so good. The newly annual event took place once again in the luxurious Fairmont Palliser in downtown  Calgary, where guests enjoyed an evening of high flying heels and shimmying shoulders set beneath the Palliser’s glittering chandeliers.     Spectacular pop-up performances by core groups of some of the company’s most talented dancers delighted attendees as they wandered throughout the Palliser’s various ballrooms. As fans of tasteful juxtaposition in events, we particularly loved the ironic use of neon costuming for the dancers, which popped with delicious vibrancy against the sleek black and white dress of most of the guests. A general 20’s theme bedecked most of the attendees, which- thanks to DJD’s flapper-inspired promotions- has fast become a sort of assumed dress code for attendees; fluttering peacock feathers and softly shining strings of pearls were in generous supply.     Calgary can count itself lucky to be DJD’s home, and Boom in particular appreciates the beauty of the company’s creativity and artistry. To support DJD, click...
Boom Goes Out: Night with the Stars

Boom Goes Out: Night with the Stars

If there’s anything we love more than theatre it’s celebrating theatre, so while half of the Boom team stayed in to watch (and savour, screen-cap, and sigh over) The Oscars, the other half of our team was thrilled to attend Theatre Calgary‘s annual fundraiser and Academy Awards party, Night with the Stars.   This year’s event featured a playful and on-point Star Wars theme, complete with glittering decor reminiscent of far-off galaxies, and jaunty storm troopers greeting guests on a red carpet. Over 500 glamorously outfitted Calgarians gathered to enjoy the company of other cinematic addicts, all while the Oscars were broadcasted live for the attendees viewing pleasure. Highlights of the evening included (but were certainly not limited to): ‘paparazzi’ on the red carpet, complete with flashing bulbs and shouts of, “Who are you wearing?”; a wildly popular photo booth, and (our personal favourite) a Smashbox touch-up station manned by professional make up artists.   The evening was an artistic and fundraising success, with the impressive live and silent auctions raising over $126,00.00 in support of Theatre Calgary. Boom was pleased to attend this event, and looks forward to doing so in the upcoming years. To see how you can support Theatre Calgary, click Here....