Some go for the mulled wine, some go to ride the carousel screaming like fools, but I go to see the hot single dads. Check it out for yourself, with more than 75 huts of authentic German sweets, treats and treasures of everything Christmas, from ugly sweaters to unique gifts. A visit is not complete until you have had some of the best vendor food in town. Shortbread and stollen are my nemeses; neither makes it all the way home.
With 30,000 visitors and over 500 artists at this four-day event, even Peach Cobblah could find a trick or two and maybe even score an artsy gift out of the exchange. The event runs until Sunday, Nov 19, so this is the perfect spot to do a bit of Christmas shopping — for yourself or that close friend. Visit 80 buildings in the area bounded by Columbia Street, 1st Ave, Victoria Drive and the waterfront. Yes, that’s 80 buildings — only 20 a day.
In case you hadn’t noticed, Bratpack is on hiatus until January. If you’ve been sitting there waiting for them every Thursday night, I’m sorry. But Alma B Itches has rounded up a couple of the pack, because they just can’t stay off the stage for even a night. I’m not sure about the theme yet, but then neither are they. This is a comedic hot mess waiting to happen so grab your drink, sit back and wait for it. Not that I’m stalking Matt Troy, but I always know where he’s going to be.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".