Walking past Inform Interiors at 50 Water Street, you will notice that the window displays are framed with the iconic blue arcs that Hockney used in his Los Angeles swimming pools (see: Taschen’s David Hockney: A Bigger Book). Inform has injected pops of colour into the displays and placed greenery throughout, creating playful yet elegant settings.New Collections
“Welcome to the World” – a collection of drawings by emerging artists from Cape Dorset
Now until August 2
The Inuit Gallery is pleased to present “Welcome to the World,” a collection of drawings by emerging artists from Cape Dorset. These artists have benefited from the remarkable production up to now, and have taken inspiration from their elders, surroundings, and the everyday realities of life in the Arctic. Among the work available are new drawings by Qiatsuq Ragee (b. 1966) who until recently worked exclusively as a carver. Qiatsuq’s work is strongly graphic and a bit quirky, somewhat reminiscent of Kanangank Pootoogook’s animal drawings, as can be seen in his Falcon and Owl Playing Tag.
Boxes, Baskets and Bowls: The art of abundance from the Northwest Coast
Now until August 2
Along with the collection of Northwest Coast masks, panels and paddles, the Inuit Gallery has put together a fine collection of carved and painted bentwood boxes, feast bowls and baskets. These traditional forms by artists such as Joe David, Luke Marston, David Boxley, Isabel Rorick and Richard Sumner, demonstrate the ingenious technologies developed by First Nation artists and how they have been adapted into spectacular contemporary works of art.
Bring Your Own Vinyl – BYOV
MONDAY, JULY 16
Bring Your Own Vinyl every Monday at 7PM.
Hosted by DJ Goodspin.
20% off your table’s food bill if we play your record.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robin Layne & Friends
Guilt & Co.
Tuesday July 17
Doors 9pm/Show 9:30pm
Robin Layne & Friends play music that is inspired by his travels and evokes memories of summer days full of adventure and playfulness. With roots in Jazz, Latin and African traditions this groove heavy ensemble delivers music that will uplift your spirit, put a smile on your face and take your ears on a journey into the stratosphere. Since forming in 2015 the band has been filling dance floors around Vancouver and performing at festivals across BC and beyond.
The Blarney Stone
WEDNESDAY, JULY 18
Sick of telling your friends that you’re the smartest one in the group and them shrugging their heads in disbelief? Prove those suckers wrong!
Every Wednesday night at The Blarney Stone catch one the best trivia nights Vancouver has to offer! Each week the winner not only takes home a prize on the spot but wins bragging rights for years to come.
Book your trivia party today!
The Portside Pub
THURSDAY, JULY 19
It’s #ThePortside Motown Nights!
DJ Zeus will be spinning all of your fave Motown classics.
Jazz Blues N’ Soul
FRIDAY, JULY 20
Jazz Blues N Soul with Louie Quinn & Guests
7.30pm till late.
The Blarney Stone
SATURDAY, JULY 21
Every Saturday night, The Shenanigans hit the Blarney stage covering everything from Celtic, Dance, Pop, Rock, and much more. These illustrious five rockers consistently get the dance floor moving with their electrifying personalities, incredible musicianship and non-stop ability to entertain. The Shenanigans members include Meghan (fiddle / vocals), Aaron (guitar / vocals), Lee (bass / vocals), Brendan (drums) and Troy (keyboards / guitar / vocals).
ALA goes MIA :: The Official Camping 7.0 Afterparty
Saturday July 21
A Life Awakened events will be bringing the funky festival vibes to #DeepDownInside as they bring their crews together to not only re-unite with their Festival families, but also to celebrate the birthdays of two of their organizers, Zach Bowe & Sunny Jasper! You can expect a tight-knit crowd that feeds off of the underground House movement, accompanied by an exquisitely curated line-up of local artists whose signature sound has become what Vancouver House music lovers have come to love most about the ALA brand. We are expecting a full house for this one!