Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Here’s to another beautiful spring weekend!  Earth Day celebrations, live music, LEGO block parties (for the kids)… Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Bob Ross art show opens tonight

Bob Ross, the host of the PBS show The Joy of Painting, is the subject of a new art show opening tonight in Vancouver.

Bob Ross, the host of the PBS show The Joy of Painting, is the subject of a new art show opening tonight in Vancouver.

Bob Ross, best known as the genial host of the PBS show The Joy of Painting, is the subject of a new art show in Vancouver. Happy Little Clouds, named after one of the expressions Ross used in his show, opens tonight (Feb. 22, from 7 p.m. – 2 a.m.) at the Fall Tattooing and Artists Gallery (644 Seymour St.).

The show is curated by Christina Chant. Previously, Chant has held art shows that paid tribute to Bill Murray, the Spice Girls and Snoop Dogg. Submissions are generally open to anyone, from amateur to experienced artists, as long as the pieces have something to do with the subject. Experimenting with different media is encouraged, making for some very interesting pieces.

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Vancouver street scenes in new showcase

On the Edge of the Sand They Danced By the Light of the Moon, 2013, David Wilson. Photo courtesy Marnie WIlson.

On the Edge of the Sand They Danced By the Light of the Moon, 2013, David Wilson. Photo courtesy Marnie WIlson.

When it comes to capturing Vancouver on canvas, David Wilson has few competitors.

The local painter’s vibrant street scenes give us a vibrant, young metropolis with dark corners and lushly coloured spaces.

This month, Wilson unveils his latest series of paintings, Construct/Deconstruct, at the Winsor Gallery.

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Unleash your Inner Picasso at Vancouver’s Raw Canvas Art Lounge

photo: briefed.ca

photo: briefed.ca

Wine, cheese and paintbrushes?

That’s the premise behind an unconventional resto-lounge in Vancouver’s historic Yaletown warehouse district. Pleasing both palette and palate, Raw Canvas offers diners an opportunity to eat, drink and make art.

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Unleash your Inner Picasso at Vancouver’s Raw Canvas Art Lounge

Extreme Painting: Live Art Battle in Yaletown, July 3

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Painting isn’t usually thought of as an extreme sport.  But throw a bunch of painters into one room, add a stopwatch and a cheering audience and you get Art Battle: a competitive live painting event happening Tuesday, July 3, at 7 p.m. at Raw Canvas in Yaletown.

What does it all look like?  Picture Bob Ross after too many Red Bulls.

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Extreme Painting: Live Art Battle in Yaletown, July 3

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