What: This crafty tasting night features craft beers, cider, mead and spirits from all over BC, including Four Winds, Odd Society, and Left Field along with tasty samplings from Commercial Drive food purveyors. And you select the winners!
Where: The Wise Hall & Lounge – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
When: Wednesday, August 17, from 7 to 9 pm
Tickets: At all Liberty Wine Merchants, $24.99 plus a non-perishable food donation in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank
What: This moving documentary, being shown as part of the Queer Film Festival, tells the story of the seven men—all Black, Latino, Asian, and most of them gay—chosen to be Madonna’s back-up dancers for her 1990 Blonde Ambition tour. Followed by a Q&A with two of the men, Jose Gutierez Xtravaganza and Kevin Stea.
Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
When: Wednesday, August 17, 6:30pm
Tickets: Sold out online, but rush tickets are available on the door, so join the hope line
What: A pop-up art installation like you’ve never seen before. Take photos and Instagram this massive art piece made out of 3,000 pounds of used clothing and learn how you can give a sh!rt about the environment by thrifting.
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
What: A two-hour intro to canning, including how to make quick blackberry jam and dill pickles, and process them to become shelf stable for months. Recipes will be provided, plus ice tea, garlic and herbs toasts, and a small jar of canned goodies.
Where: The Uncommon Cafe – 477 Powell Street, Vancouver