Dine On Eight Unique Curries at the First-Ever Curry Cup

Photo credit: Vanessa Pike-Russell | Flickr

If you’ve got a craving for curry, then look no further. The Chefs’ Table Society of B.C. presents the Curry Cup on Tuesday, March 4th. Eight chefs will compete with their own unique curry dish to win the inaugural curry competition. For those who’ve never tried it, curry is a dish with roots in cultures across the world, including Indian, Thai, Malaysian, and Indonesian cuisine. Though it can refer to many dishes, in general, curry is a dish with meat and/or vegetables cooked in a richly spiced sauce. Curry is usually eaten with rice and a flatbread such as naan or roti. For many chefs, curry is the ultimate family-style staff meal and the proud product of their cultural heritage.

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Dine On Eight Unique Curries at the First-Ever Curry Cup

Where to find Vancouver’s best indie designers

PIllar by Allison Wonderland

PIllar by Allison Wonderland

Nifty Fifty is an annual event in its sixth year that packs several punches of good news to fashion loving folk – so be sure that you’re sitting down. The first is that it brings together some of Vancouver’s most beloved indie designers into one shared space for an afternoon on Sunday, April 14. The second is that they’ll all be selling their wares, which range from clothing to accessories, for $50 and under.

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Where to find Vancouver’s best indie designers

Modulus Festival Sept 27 – 30

Calder Quartet

The Calder Quartet play the Modulus Festival Sept 27-30. Photo courtesy of Modulus Festival.

Fans of adventurous music in the city will get to see another side of a member of one of  Canada’s most successful bands at the Modulus Festival. Not only that, but he’ll help mount a musical event featuring 15 people riding glowing bikes and playing boomboxes.

The show is a free one on the last day of the four-day festival, which is a showcase for post-classical and new music. Among the guest musicians is Richard Reed Parry, of Montreal’s Grammy-winning Arcade Fire.

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Modulus Festival Sept 27 – 30

Bhangra star Dalvinder Singh at Heritage Hall, June 5

The eighth annual City of Bhangra Festival (May 31-June 10) is in full swing across Vancouver this week, celebrating lively bhangra music and dancing from the Punjab region of India and Pakistan.  With high-energy, infectious songs and colourful dance routines, bhangra has caught on across North America and especially in Vancouver.

And one of the biggest stars in contemporary bhangra, the UK’s Dalvinder Singh, is coming to Heritage Hall on Main Street on Tuesday, June 5.  If you’re a bhangrahead – or just a fan of great world music performed at the highest level – this is one show you shouldn’t miss.

Bhangra music has its roots in traditional songs from the Punjab region.  But it actually originated in Britain in the 1980s, when Punjabi immigrants took those folk sounds and incorporated contemporary rock, R&B and – later – hip-hop – instruments and beats.  It is in many ways a music of identity and protest – focused on affirming a positive sense of self and Punjabi culture.

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Bhangra star Dalvinder Singh at Heritage Hall, June 5