The craft fair with a club vibe: Make It Vancouver is Back, April 22

Image from Marie's Guilt Free Bakery, one of the exhibitors at Make It.

Image from Marie’s Guilt Free Bakery, one of the exhibitors at Make It.

A craft fair in April?

Yup. And not just any craft fair – the indisputably hippest, greenest, most artisanal, funkiest craft fair ever to hit Metro Vancouver.

Make It Vancouver returns for its spring instalment, April 22-April 24, at the PNE Forum. By now a local fixture, Make It is one part craft fair and one part party, with an eco-friendly, proudly Canadian vibe that permeates everything. It may be the one place in Vancouver where you can browse for handmade stationary, one-off baby clothes and organic skin care products while scarfing down street food, sipping on craft beer and grooving along to a club mix.  Continue reading:
The craft fair with a club vibe: Make It Vancouver is Back, April 22

Three must-see exhibits at the 2016 Capture Photography Festival

From Dina Goldstein's Gods of Suburbia photography exhibit, part of Capture Photography Festival April 14-30.

From Dina Goldstein’s Gods of Suburbia photography exhibit, part of Capture Photography Festival April 14-30.

The Capture Photography Festival takes off tonight. A number of exhibits are opening, while several one-night-only events are taking place. If you want to get to know the city through some of its most creative correspondents, the festival is a must.

A full list of the opening night events can be found on the capturephotofest.com website. Below, we look at some of the festival’s most intriguing exhibits.

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Three must-see exhibits at the 2016 Capture Photography Festival

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Ethereal music created from water and glass, eco-friendly fashion shows, a Game of Thrones-y comedy improv show, German expressionist film, cherry blossoms, and even a mountain ski party. Warm yourself in the weekend sun, or with any of the many events across the city this weekend.

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Broad City Trivia in Vancouver, April 19 at the Biltmore

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Imagine you’re at dinner with Elijah Wood. People are saying that you’re so cute together. And all you get is dessert. No – you’re at an extravagant flea market with Mark Ruffalo. All you want is some wooden milk crates to line your office, maybe nursery one day. But you don’t say that to anybody. No! You’re at Biltmore Cabaret’s Broad City trivia night with all your best buds. Yas queen!

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Broad City Trivia in Vancouver, April 19 at the Biltmore

FUSE meets MashUp in Vancouver’s art party of the year!

(left) Milton Lim, okay.odd, photo: Tim Matheson (right) RARUFU, courtesy of the artist.

(left) Milton Lim, okay.odd, photo: Tim Matheson
(right) RARUFU, courtesy of the artist.

MashUp: The Birth of Modern Culture is the most ambitious exhibit in the history of the Vancouver Art Gallery. All four floors of the gallery are taken up with the show, which includes mindblowing examples of mash-up culture since the 1800s.

Put this audacious exhibit together with the VAG’s art party FUSE and you have FUSE: This is Now, surely the art party event of the year, at the Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St.) April 15.

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FUSE meets MashUp in Vancouver’s art party of the year!

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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I don’t want to tempt fate, but it looks like this weekend is going to be a bright and sunny one! There are many ways to get out and enjoy – walk under petals of the cherry blossom festival, explore artistic points of view at a photography festival, or ride your bike around with a group of colourful glowing cyclists. If your thoughts are straying beyond the sun –  make sure you don’t miss astronaut Chris Hadfield, who is in town performing extraterrestrially inspired music with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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This weekend we celebrate giant bunnies, chocolate eggs and deities returning from the dead – but there’s also a distillery festival, drag queen clowns, a car show, sports, live music, light projections on cherry blossom trees, and bowling & beering Big Lebowski-style.

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend