Facade mockup on Vancouver Art Gallery/FAÇADE Festival
What: Kicking off the fall arts season, FAÇADE will bringing the digital art of projection mapping to downtown. The free festival will see the facade of the Vancouver Art Gallery lit up for 10 days by as many artists. It’s the second year of the festival, which last year saw 35,000 people enjoy the new media festival in the heart of downtown.
When: Until September 10
Where: Georgia Street facade of Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
What: Richmond Art Gallery in partnership with the Richmond Museum presents Eternal Return, an exhibition guest curated by Sunshine Frère presenting new works by five Vancouver-based artists: Barb Choit, Kevin Day, Lucien Durey, Alanna Ho and Anchi Lin. Each artist has selected artifacts from the Museum’s Migration Collection and developed works in direct dialogue with this eclectic array of historical objects.
What: Dear Father is a solo acoustic artist from Langley, British Columbia. His debut album, “A Hundred Years,” which was released in January 2017 through Ditto Music Canada, is a contemporary blend of folk music brought to life through Dear Father’s distinct voice and sound.
When: September 10
Time: Doors 7 pm / Show 8 pm
Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
What: Local brand Dish & DUER is hosting its first official warehouse sale, and they’ll have both women’s and men’s jeans, pants, shorts, and select tops/outerwear. Coming to their flagship store in downtown Vancouver from September 8 to 10, the brand will be selling denim under its mandate of creating fashion that serves a purpose without sacrificing style.
When: Now to September 10
Time: 10 am to 8 pm on Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday
Where: Dish & DUER Flagship Store – 118 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
What: Feast of Fields is a three hour wandering gourmet harvest festival that highlights the connections between farmers and chefs, field and table, and between farm folks and city folks. Taste, sip, and enjoy incredibly delicious creations from over 50 of BC’s best food and beverage providers.
What: Head to this festival to enjoy 22 Vancouver food trucks, an artisan market, live music, and more. Trucks includes C’est si bon, Slavic Rolls, The Reef Runner, Cannoli King, Melt City Grilled Cheese to name a few.
What: First there was the International Summer Night Market, then, there was the Panda Market, now, there’s the brand new Illumination Summer Night Market. This event features over 300 different booths including over 200 retailers and 60 food ones. Illumination will feature special weekends dedicated to themes such as Music Festival Weekend, Culture Festival Weekend, and Music, Dance, and Singing Competitions.
Days/Time: Friday and Saturday from 7 pm to midnight, Sunday from 7 to 11 pm, and long weekends from 7 to midnight.
Dates: Now to September 10, 2017
Location: 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way)
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Daniel Chai is a writer and actor based in Vancouver, BC.