It rained all weekend, red cups have arrived at Starbucks and dudes all over Metro Vancouver are getting ready for a hairy month. Welcome to November.
GET YOUR ARMY ON
Face feeling chilly after yesterday’s ‘Shave Down’ for Movember? Maybe a new coat will help. Alpha Industries is one of the largest suppliers of apparel tot he US Armed Forces since the 50’s, providing durable outerwear to withstand harsh climates and demanding activity. On Friday, their 35th Anniversary Collection arrived at Stussy, featuring a reinterpretation of iconic Alpha Air Force Silhouettes like the MA-1 Flight Jacket and the N-3B Parka.
MAKE A FEW ‘FRIENDS NEXT DOOR’
Head Chef Josh Gale of Nicli’s Next Door, Chef Juno Kim, and Chef Sean MacDonald are joining forces next week for ‘Friends Next Door: An Autumn Dinner’. On November 10th from 7-10pm, the trio will use fresh, local ingredients to create elevated seasonal dishes with multiple elements and textures. Think apples under burnt cream, brussels sprouts over pork shoulder and rabbit with beets. Tickets for this six-course meal are $65 or paired with beverages for $85. Get yours here.
PICK UP SOME WINTER READING
RSVP now for the launch of Arthur Erickson’s posthumous tribute to his muse and partner, the flamboyant, controversial, one-of-a-kind designer, Francisco Kripacz. Inform Interiors is hosting the event on Thursday, November 12th from 5-7pm in their Water Street studio.
Arthur Erickson was one of the 20th century’s premier architects, but little has been written about the man who designed the interiors of Erickson’s award-winning buildings, whom everyone in the business simply called “Francisco”. A decade before his death, Erickson wrote this manuscript to pay tribute to Kripacz and to tell the world of the importance of Francisco’s creations.
With stunning images, this book looks at Erickson’s key projects and the crucial contributions made by Kripacz to their feel and glamour. It includes Erickson’s extended commentary on some of his most famous architectural projects from the 1970’s through the 1990s, including Roy Thomson Hall, the Eppich Houses, Napp Laboratories, and the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC., all of which had stunning interior designs by Kripacz.
The launch will include a presentation by Geoffrey Erickson, nephew to Arthur, alongside select furnishings from The Erickson Design Collection, which are featured in the book and available for the first time.
SAMPLE SOMETHING SCANDINAVIAN
On Friday, November 13, L’Abattoir’s Chef Lee Cooper will be joined by Kim Ohman, co-owner and chef at Restaurant Farang in Stockholm and Helsinki, for collaborative dinner that will have tongues wagging. Guests will be treated to a mix of aromatic Asian dishes and subtle West Coast flavours, alongside cocktails and wine from one of Vancouver’s best-edited cellars. The experience is part of the Visa Infinite Dining Series and will take place in L’Abattoir’s private dining room. Tickets are $155 per person, and include a sparkling wine reception, wine, food and gratuity (taxes are extra). For more information and to purchase tickets, call 1-888-711-9399.
>> WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT
Singer and songwriter Steven Beddall is one busy man. Singing and slinging axe in multiple projects including local electronic mega band #TheFunkhunters, he returns to his roots this Friday night at Guilt & Company, leading Wooden Horsemen on a charge of electrified folk and blues, laden with introspective and thought provoking imagery. We hear they should be enjoyed with bourbon!
MONDAY NOVEMBER 2
Tara Kannangara at Guilt & Company
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 3
Steve Kozak Blues Trio at Revel Room
Live Music Night at The Irish Heather
Underneath the Harlem Moon Cabaret at Guilt & Company
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4
The Revel Review at Revel Room
The Jen Hodge All Stars at Guilt & Company
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 5
Mike Van Eyes at Revel Room
Live Music Night at The Irish Heather
DJ Steel at The Blarney Stone
#GroundUP Malcolm Aiken, Mary Ancheta and Tim Proznick at Guilt & Company
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6
The Sheets at The Blarney Stone
Wooden Horsemen at Guilt & Company
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7
The Blood Alley Kings at The Blarney Stone
The Lifetimes at Guilt & Company
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8
The Do-Rites at Revel Room
Live Jazz at Pourhouse
Roundhouse Radio Presents: LIVE with Luscious Moov at Guilt & Company