On March 22, Rain City Chronicles, Ken Tsui and Bestie join forces to celebrate all things
German with Das Lexikon.
Through storytelling and supper, Das Lexikon is a funfilled night of German appreciation infused with Krautrock, German beer, entertaining stories inspired by German vocabulary handpicked by Rain City Chronicles and a delicious bratwurst dinner by Bestie. And what better place to have it unfold than the Vancouver Alpen Club, an institution of a century’s worth of local German history.
After staging a memorable two night popup restaurant in a school cafeteria this past November
for Rain City Chronicles’ “Tales from Public School” show series, edible popup producer Ken
Tsui continues his partnership with Rain City Chronicles for Das Lexikon. In working with Lizzy
Karp, the event transforms a culturally treasured space into a playful and energetic experience
unlike any other in the city.
Rain City Chronicles, Vancouver’s premiere storytelling night, are pairing a diverse roster of
Vancouverites with a collection of unique German words that spark captivating stories. From
tales inspired by moments of “schadenfreude” (the pleasure derived from someone’s misfortune) to “waldeinsamkeit” (forest solitude), the evening revels in the idiosyncrasies of the
With a casual, friendly and fun approach, the local German street food wunderkinds of
Chinatown, Dane Brown, Clinton McDougall and chef Colin Johnson will serve up their take on
the traditional German supper. Bestie’s dinner for Das Lexikon is a unique menu that celebrates
the fundamentals of German comfort food, served one night only and created exclusively for the
event. And yes, vegetarians are welcome.
Filling one of Vancouver’s most unique spaces with word nerds and bratwurst devotees, Das
Lexikon will be a raucous, hilarious and delectable night out. Storytellers, musical guest and
menu details to be announced this week.