Inform Lecture Series. Crab Park Chowdery Open House. Artspeak. Kutapira. A J Dilla Tribute. Crankdat. This Week In Gastown.


Rationing Earth: Economic Strategy by Design

March 9th from 5 to 7pm – 50 Water Street showroom

The lecture will be joined by Herb Bentz of Form3 Design to celebrate the launch of his new book Rationing Earth.

Our economy has spiralled out of control with too much focus on the quantity of production. The way to reduce this wasteful overproduction of goods and services is to increase their quality. In this groundbreaking book, industrial designer Herb Bentz explains how to fix the economy and break the environment versus economy deadlock. Bentz tells us how the use of good design can improve the quality of what we produce and how a beneficial growth in quality can substitute for the destructive increase in quantity.

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Crab Park Chowdery Open House

221 Abbott Street
March 9 from 5:30 to 7:30pm

New to the neighbourhood, Crab Park Chowdery will be hosting an open house this Thursday, March 9 from 5:30 – 8:30pm at 221 Abbott Street.
They will be offering free samples of their delicious soups and chowders along with prizes and giveaways. All are welcome!

“Noise gives the listener duration as an artifact”


with works by GABI DAO, STEVE HUBERT,

Exhibition until March 18, 2017

The title of this show is borrowed from Lisa Robertson’s prose essay ‘Disquiet’ on how noise/sound can constitute a distinct social fabric; how the convergence of the sonic, temporal, spatial is materialized and tethered to place. In acknowledging and being attentive to understanding the ways that we are part of the soundscape, as observers and producers, how does our being simultaneous with it provide a means through which to translate the associations and experiences sound carries? What are the possibilities of listening as a practice that can inform our personal and political agency? In thinking about the systems through which sound circulates, which are the voices that we hear and which are the voices that we do not hear?


Guilt & Co.

Fri. March 10, 2017 Doors 8pm/Show 10pm

Kutapira bring Afro-Cuban vibes together with the melodies of Zimbabwe, creating an original sound guaranteed to at least get your toe tappin’. This Classic Marimba troupe started 15 years ago and keeps on truckin, bringing smiles to faces young and old, and helping you to connect with your tribal inner self on the dance floor.

A J Dilla Tribute


Thursday March 9th
Doors at 9pm

With special gueats
Illa J
+ DJ Spinna

Hosted by Flipout (all 45s set)
with guests
Potatohead People
Max Zipursky Quartet
The People North West
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M.I.A. Gastown

Thursday, March 9th


19-year-old Ohio native Christian Smith, more commonly known as Crankdat, first broke out onto the dance music scene in 2015 with his viral remix of Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” which has accrued 120+ million total streams to date. At the tip of 2016, he released his massive “Game Over” collaboration with trap heavyweight Lookas, which swiftly went on to receive immense support from The Chainsmokers, Tiesto, Excision and more. Over the summer, the young gun toured in Australia and the United States, all while releasing his signature “re-cranks” that have followed suit with the viral nature of his releases. The ever-growing demand for Crankdat is at an all-time high as the promising act sets himself up for a pivotal year filled with original music and a handful of surprises along the way.

Presented by Grated Vancouver and Blueprint Events and Are you MIA

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