East Side Flea (May 24th, 1882 Adanac Street)
This weekend, head to The Wise Hall at 10 a.m. and get ready for a day of treasure hunting at this community-driven event that has continually seen an amazing array of local vendors, artists and creatives alike. Drawing from the success and appeal of NYC’s famous Brooklyn Flea, the East Side Flea aims to showcase an explosion of artistry, providing a sense of community and economic support for local businesses and entrepreneurs from diverse neighbourhoods around the city. For more info and vendor listings visit: www.eastsideflea.com.
Art Battle 141 (Friday, May 23rd, 928 Main Street)
It’s live, competitive painting at its best and it all goes down this Friday at a new venue: the Electric Owl. Don’t miss a dozen of Vancouver’s best professional and emerging artists, who will compete for a $500 cash prize, bragging rights and a spot in the Art Battle Vancouver Finals taking place in July 2014. This year has been fantastic for live art and Vancouver hopes to take home the National Championship once again. For more details visit: www.artbattle.ca.
Now Open: ARC at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (900 Canada Place Way)
Check out the recently revamped and reopened restaurant at the heart of Vancouver’s Fairmont Waterfront Hotel: ARC. It brings a brand new, sleek sense of style to one of the city’s oldest hotels with a curved architectural design and daily locally-inspired goods and chef creations. Grab a seat on their new outdoor terrace, sip craft beer or a specialty cocktail, and partake in a bit of people watching before a stunning coastal backdrop. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a great post-work menu of lighter bites. More info visit: www.fairmont.com.
Woman2Warrior (May 25th, 3883 Imperial Street)
Don’t miss Woman2Warrior, a non-timed run covering about 5km of trails, track, and grass around Burnaby Central Park and Swangard Stadium. Sign up solo or grab some girlfriends (each person must raise a minimum $300 to participate). This fun (and sometimes muddy) event is filled with prizes, awards and a sweet after party for all fundraisers and finishers. If you’re not competing, you can still cheer on the participants. Learn more about it here: http://www.woman2warrior.ca.
Portobello West (May 24-25th, 1 Athletes Way)
The Portobello West Market is back for a weekend of stylish fun at the Creekside Community Recreation Centre. Don’t miss this two-day market that promises plenty of new vendors that’ll be showcasing their unique creations. Add to your spring/summer wardrobe with one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, nab special gifts for upcoming weddings, spoil yourself with luxurious, locally made lotions and beauty products, and nosh on homemade goodies. For a complete list of details visit: www.portobellowest.com.
The Business of Craft Beer (May 29th, 319 Main Street)
Don’t forget to grab tickets for next week’s exclusive kick-off to Vancouver Craft Beer Week taking over The Imperial. Score an insider’s look at the business of BC’s booming beer industry, listen to local experts, mingle with likeminded brew enthusiasts and sample your way through the latest local offerings. Join author Joe Wiebe and take in a keynote speech courtesy of Ninkasi Brewing’s own Jamie Floyd. Tickets are $75 per person; find all the details here.
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