April 22 2019
This Week In Gastown: April 22-28
Written by Gastown Admin
New Exhibition Featuring Artists: Pudlalik Shaa and Qavavau Manumie
Exhibition runs until May 8
Born and raised in Arctic Canada’s most active artistic community, Pudlalik Shaa grew up watching his father and mother, Axangayuk and Kilabuk Shaa, reveal the figures within the stone they worked. Pudlalik learned to carve in the traditional manner, using hand tools such as an axe, rasp and chisel, to create the birds and other animals iconic of the far north. The influence of his father’s fluid lines persists in Pudlalik’s work, as seen in his delightful high-stepping goose, frolicking seals and stolid muskox. In addition to his balanced and delicately wrought carvings of single animals, he is also known for his drum dancers and beautiful transformation figures that combine different animals on a central pedestal foot. Pudlalik’s work is well loved by collectors around the world.
Qavavau Manumie (b. 1958) started to draw as a teen, when a new generation of artists were beginning to create imagery that reflected contemporary life in the Arctic. He began working at the Cape Dorset graphic studio in the 1980s, first as a master printmaker and later began contributing prints to the annual collection. His drawings are idiosyncratic and often amusing in his depiction of Inuit legends and mythology, Arctic wildlife and contemporary aspects of Inuit life. Qavavau’s images have a gentleness and quiet whimsy, combining observations of the natural world with imaginative details such as polar bear-riding Inuit or a narwhal with a sealskin coat and flexible tusk. One theme that runs through much of Qavavau’s work is the “Inuralaat” – the little people who, in Qavavau’s imagining, explore a mysterious contemporary world or hitch rides on the backs of a bird. We invite you to enjoy the current collection of Qavavau Manumie drawings.
All works available immediately.
Guilt & Co
TUESDAY, APRIL 23
Doors 9pm/Show 9:30pm
Ready for a burst of refreshing positive energy? Makadi is a RnB/Soul & Hip-Hop artist newly based in Vancouver, and originally from Boston, MA who artfully blends his soulful vocals and compelling lyricism with the relatable elements of electronic, funk, neo-soul and the like. No stranger to the stage and spotlight, Makadi was a finalist in the 2018 WBUR NPR Tiny Desk Contest for Boston Favorite for his song ‘Count Your Blessings’ and was in a Boston Music Award winning band for Gospel/Inspirational Artist of the Year in 2013.Jesse Waldman
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
7 – 10:00 PM
One of Jesse Waldman’s most cherished possessions is a cassette of his grandmother singing the Yiddish folk song Papirosen to his mother. A remnant, like the abandoned guitar discovered in his parent’s basement, that drove his rock ‘n roll dreams out of the suburban sprawl of Thornhill, Ontario and into the bars of downtown Toronto. A journey cross-country led him to mountains, ocean, and into the arms of Vancouver’s Commercial Drive music scene. Now his home of over twenty years, the West Coast continues to inspire his lush imagery, sublime melodies, and outstanding technique.
THURSDAY, APRIL 25
Coal Davie And The Rockabillionaires. A night of Rock and Roll and Rockabilly music!Art Social: ZERO X ZERO
Liquid Amber Tattoo & Art Collective
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
7 – 9:00 PM
ZERO X ZERO features the works of artist Dave Righton.
Art Social is a monthly open house event bringing together artists and art lovers alike into the same space to enjoy refreshments, chat art and connect. #LATArtSocial
This Art Social will also be a WINE TASTING!
**Italian wines & olive oil**
Sponsored by Roberto Nicolli : www.instagram.com/robertoitalianwines
Leave your mark on our Art Board! Paint – Pens – Paper
Every Art Social features a local Vancouver artist currently on display on the walls of Liquid Amber Tattoo & Art Collective, a tattoo studio turned art gallery.
Immerse yourself into an evening of art and shop for prints, originals & merchandise all while enjoying a drink at our cash bar.
EAST COAST KITCHEN PARTY
The Portside Pub
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
5:45PM – 3:00 AM
Every Saturday we’re steerin’ this ship East to give you the closest experience you can have to being on the East Coast without boarding a plane.
Live Music by The Mike Cody Band 5.45pm-8.45pm
FREE lobster with EVERY food purchase
$5 Keith’s Beer $5 Screech Newfoundland Rum
Buck-A-Shuck on West Coast oysters or $2 East Coast oysters
and of course that East Coast hospitality
Followed by GOOD MUSIC DJs 10pm-3am
Book a table today by emailing email@example.com
Hip Hop & Rap Saturdays
SATURDAY, APRIL 27
10 – 3:00 AM
Hip hop + rap every Saturday.
GET ON THE LISTFesta Della Polenta
Sunday, April 28
5pm & 8pm
Join us for a one-night-only Tuscan-inspired ‘Festa della Polenta’ dinner.
The origins of the event date back to the 16th Century when members of the nobility offered polenta to hungry towns people to help counter a famine that was ravaging the region of Tuscany. The gesture grew into a time-honoured annual communal feast that continues throughout many towns in Italy to this day.
During Di Beppe’s take on the traditional festival, guests will enjoy a welcome aperitivo of Aperol Spritz and mingle during a Cicchetti course of small snacks and a Vermouth Martini Riserva Speciale before long communal tables are filled with Polenta and gourmet accompaniments such as Osso Buco, Fennel Sausage & Peppers, and Rapini with Calabrian Vinaigrette served alongside tumblers of Pinot Grigio and Valpolicella. The dolci (dessert) course also showcases the festival’s star ingredient in Polenta Almond Cake with Blood Orange and Mascarpone.
The dinner will be hosted by Di Beppe General Manager Matthew Morgenstern alongside Di Beppe Chef Andrew Morales and special guest Alessandro Vianello, who recently joined the Kitchen Table family as Executive Chef of Pourhouse and collaborated with Morales on the menu for the event. The Festa Della Polenta is close to the heart of Vianello, whose family hails from the Northern Italian region of Veneto.
Old Country Swing
SUNDAY, APRIL 23
7 – 10:00 PM
Old Country, Ragtime & Swing with Kelly Haigh & the Do Rites.
For more events in Gastown this week – click here