Notable Now Vancouver: September 7, 2012

3rd Annual Etsy Craft Party (September 7th from 6pm to 10pm at 115 E. Pender Street)
This Friday, join other craft-minded Vancouverites and head to Chinatown’s BLIM where this 3rd annual party kicks off an evening of celebrating creativity and our local Vancouver art scene. Attendees will have a chance to try their hand at decorating, post card-making, collaborative painting (courtesy of RAW Canvas) and plenty more. There’s a cash bar, great swag bag and after-party to sweeten the deal. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.

Luxury Supercar Weekend 2012 (Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, 5251 Oak Street)
Rev your engines and head to this top-notch event set amidst the gorgeous greenery of the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens for a weekend fuelled by beautiful cars and beautiful people. This event brings together the most valuable collection of supercars and luxury brands, fashion, elegance and fun (featuring fashion shows, VIP service, awards ceremony and much more). Purchase tickets by clicking here.

Mexi-Go! Expo takes over the Vancouver Convention Centre (September 7th – 8th)
If the travel bug has bitten you as we head into fall, Mexi-Go Expo might have your answer. This trade show (open to the public) offers a great opportunity to learn more about the diverse travel offerings Mexico has, as well as a unique way to discover the rich cultural aspects to this favourite Canuck destination. Be sure to take in free performances and events at adjacent Jack Poole Plaza as well. More info here.

Coming up: O! Osyoos Celebrates (September 14th to 16th in the Okanagan)
If you’re looking for an excuse to stall the winding down of summer, then be sure to make your way to sun-drenched Osoyoos for this first annual culinary celebration taking place next weekend. Events will feature a red carpet party, wine tours, lobster on the beach and plenty more reasons to indulge. Tickets start at $35 with packages available for $150. Find more information and event details here.

Opening soon: La Pentola Della Quercia (early to mid-September at 322 Davie Street)
Watch for the talented chef duo of award-winning La Quercia restaurant, Adam Pegg and Lucais Syme, to open the doors to their newest locale inside Vancouver’s OPUS Hotel. Expect Northern Italian dishes made with plenty of passion, handmade pasta, vegetarian tastes and a variety of fish and meat dishes – offered in custom ‘nose-to-tail’ style. Stay updated by visiting here for opening details.

Curtains up: Vancouver Fringe Festival 2012 is back (September 6th to 16th)
One of our city’s best theatrical festivals is back for its 28th year with a strong line-up of nearly 100 different shows by more than 750 emerging talents and veteran performers taking place around Granville Island and other central locations around town. Find out the insider scoop on this much-loved festival, directions, purchase tickets to shows and other Fringe events by clicking here.

Photo courtesy Vancouver Fringe Festival