Notable Now Vancouver: April 19, 2013

Special Delivery: 2 Chefs and a Table “The Gatsby roaring twenties pop-up restaurant”
Looking for something unique to do that’s guaranteed to get you into the swing of things? Snag a seat at the latest offering courtesy of Railtown’s own 2 Chefs and a Table who, for the next three weekends, will be hosting prohibition-themed dinners featuring special menus, cocktails and wines befitting an era of opulence. Every Wednesday night through Saturday night, guests will be transported back to another time and place – no small detail has been left unattended to ensure a twenties-style fete is enjoyed by all. For more information and to reserve your spot call 778.233.1303 or click here.

Upcoming: Novus Nights Benefit for the Zajac Ranch for Children
Be sure to mark your calendars and plan your outfit accordingly for this special signature fundraising event set to take over the swanky Vancouver Club on May 4th. Attendees can expect to explore five themed floors, the croonings of Amanda Wood, Chloe Morgan and Hey Ocean! and plenty more. Mingle with the major players of Vancouver while indulging in copious amounts of fantastic food, wine and cocktails. Purchase early bird tickets by April 22nd for a chance to win a $500 prize courtesy of Cactus Club Cafe. For more information, click here and here.

Baker’s Market (Saturday, April 20th at 7646 Prince Albert Street)
Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre will smell extra sweet this weekend with the return of the Baker’s Market. Load up on freshly baked treats created by professional and at-home bakers with everything from cakes to cookies, gluten-free goodies to pies, tarts and chocolates available. Looking for a way to test out your favourite brownie recipe? Bring a batch down for sale at this always well-attended free event. For more information, click here and head down between 11am and 4pm.

Geek Out: Vancouver Fan Expo (all weekend, Vancouver Convention Centre)
Looking to unleash your inner geek? Head down to the Vancouver Convention Centre and make your way into this year’s Fan Expo alongside more than 16,000 other expected comic aficionados. With big names (and icons) such as Stan Lee, Sean Patrick Flanery, Sean Astin, James Marsters and Amanda Tapping set to make an appearance, it’ll be guaranteed fan-demonium. More than just comics, Fan Expo offers people of all ages the chance to explore the world of gaming, anime, sci-fi and other genres.  For more information, click here.

Whistler Ski and Snowboard Festival (final weekend, Whistler Village)
Don’t pack your skis and board away just yet. If you haven’t already made your way up to this always-popular event in Whistler’s snowy paradise, don’t miss out. Celebrate slope-side and take in free concerts, screenings, demonstrations and sporting events in between pints. There are plenty of parties taking place packed with DJs, free performances and more as part of the Kokanee Freeride Club Series.  For additional details about the final weekend of happenings, click here.

Make It Show (Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive)
Support creative artists, crafters, musicians and designers by stopping by this weekend-long event.  Connect with other like-minded entrepreneurs and peruse hundreds of handmade offerings as you take in live entertainment at this funky showcase. Grab a bite, sip on craft beer and explore 140 of Canada’s up and coming urban creatives. Score new finds for yourself, for home or as unique gifts.  For more information, click here.

 Photo courtesy of World Ski and Snowboard Festival