The Pancakes and Booze Art Show
One of Vancouver’s most unique art events is the Pancakes and Booze Art Show, which proves it’s aptly named by featuring art, booze and free pancakes. More than 65 emerging artists will have their work on display. There will also be live body painting, musical performances, live art and, of course, pancakes. There will be a free pancake bar, plus a regular bar (that’s for the booze part). The event is 19+ only.
When: Sept. 6, 7 p.m.
Where: Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender St.
Luxury and Supercar Weekend
Get ready to get fancy. This weekend is all about some of the hottest cars in the world. A carefully curated selection of the world’s most luxurious and collectible automobiles will be on display at Van Dusen Gardens. Invited makes include: Pagani, Lamborghini, McLaren, Bugatti, Ferrari, Koenigsegg, Rolls-Royce, BMW, Maserati, Bentley, Aston Martin, Porsche, Range Rover, Jaguar, Cadillac, Acura NSX, Karma, Singer Porsche and more.
When: Sept. 8 to 9
Where: Van Dusen Botanical Garden, 37th Avenue and Oak Street, entrance through Gate #2
Tasting Plates South Granville
Explore the South Granville neighbourhood (between West Sixth and 16th Avenues on Granville Street) and tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants and cafes. Pick up your tasting passport and head to participating venues to get a bite of what they’ve got going on.
When: Sept. 12, 6 to 10 p.m.
Where: Starting point is at Jak’s, 2658 Granville St.
Bobby Mathieson: Natural Plot Line
A fresh new exhibit is going up at Betamax in Hastings-Sunrise. In Natural Plot Line, painter Bobby Mathieson captures historically or culturally significant moments in his work and expands on the emotional content through his paintings and imagery using vibrant shocking colour and form. The artist will be live onsite Sept. 12 and 13 from noon to 5 p.m., creating one piece each day utilizing a technique called alla prima (Italian, meaning at first attempt).
When: Sept. 12 to Oct. 20
Where: Betamax Gallery, 2244 East Hastings St.
Free the Tipple Vancouver book launch
Vancouver’s Jennifer Croll has put together an awesome new cocktail recipe book called Free the Tipple, and all the drinks are inspired by legendary women. Each recipe is crafted to reflect the personality, style, and legacy of each woman, so of course The Beyonce is made with lemonade. Raise a glass to this new book at the official book launch party.
When: Sept. 12, 7-9 p.m.
Where: The Emerald Supper Club, 555 Gore St.
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