GOODS | Extraordinary Chateau Margaux Vintages To Be Poured At “Market” Supper

Market by Jean-Georges is located in the Shangri-La at 1128 W. Georgia | 604-695-1115 | marketbyjgvancouver.com

Market by Jean-Georges is located in the Shangri-La at 1128 W. Georgia | 604-695-1115 | marketbyjgvancouver.com

The GOODS from Market by Jean-Georges

Vancouver, BC | MARKET by Jean-Georges will host an unprecedented evening of exquisite food and wine. A host from Château Margaux in the Bordeaux region of France together with MARKET Chef de Cuisine Montgomery Lau, have partnered together to showcase some of the house’s rarest and most admirable wines.

Aurélien Valance, Senior VP Commercial Director of Château Margaux, will be on hand throughout the evening to offer his consummate insight and depth of knowledge about wine. The seven-course dinner will feature the 1985, 1989, 1990 and 1996 vintages of the Grand Vin alongside the esteemed Pavillon Blanc 2011 and Pavillon Rouge 2004. The highlight of the evening however will be the 1983 vintage of the Chateau Margaux, hailed as one of the finest vintages from the last century. Recognized for its quality since the 18th century and world renowned for its seductive silkiness, subtlety and finesse, Château Margaux represents the pinnacle of winemaking achievement.

To complement the outstanding wines, Chef Lau has prepared a special menu that reflects Jean-Georges’ signature ‘vibrant cuisine’ with its intense flavours and textures that speak to his philosophy of ‘global in reach, local in content.’

CHAMPAGNE
British Columbia Seafood Canapé Reception

PAVILLON BLANC 2011
Foie Gras Terrine, Rhubarb, Rose Water Gellee, Pistachio crumble

PAVILLON ROUGE 2004
Chilled Octopus, Artichokes, Celery, Barigoule Dressing

CHATEAU MARGAUX 2004 & 2003
Crispy Port Hock Terrine, Confit Egg yolk, Truffle Sweetbread Sausage, Coffee Gastrique

CHATEAU MARGAUX 1990 & 1996
Roasted Squab, Mushroom Cavatelli, Buckwheat crackers, Brown Butter Emulsion

CHATEAU MARGAUX 1983 & 1985 & 1989
Beef Tenderloin, Oxtail Croquette, Cauliflower, Sauce Bordelaise

SAUTERNES
Crispy Chocolate Ganache Tart, Toffee Sorbet

The dinner will start at 7:30 pm on April 29, 2014. Tickets are available for $1900 per person. Space is limited and those interested should call immediately to avoid missing out on this rare opportunity. Read more

ZULU REPORT: All The Awesome Sounds You Should Be Listening To This Week…

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by Nic Bragg | From Kitsilano’s Zulu Records, we once again present our weekly Scout feature, the Zulu Report. Within, we provide The Track – the song that is on heavy rotation in the shop this week; The Playlist – which is pretty self-explanatory; The Gig – the ‘must see’ show of the week; and The Glance – which details the best live acts that are on the immediate horizon. From our ears to yours, enjoy…

THE TRACK

BANKS Brain

Los Angeles is the place to be if you want to cut a smooth operator-style modern R&B record. LA-based electronic soul singer Banks teams up with fellow Hollywood producer Shlohmo to create a broodingly spooky new track that somehow defines the new genre of ethereal mood music currently blowing up. Jessie Ware, Finister, Kid A, SZA, and more tread the same dark late night chill diva vibe as Banks, but the push coming behind her self-titled debut release indicates that she might be a name to watch in 2014. This highly cinematic clip makes the most out of a dark colour palette and a series of hypnotic shots of Banks shrouded by a veil. Obviously there’s more below the surface!

THE PLAYLIST

THE BLACK LIPS Justice After All

As the intro notes, The Black Lips are the pride of Atlanta’s Five Points hood. Together with their pals Deerhunter they have established the strip by the Variety Playhouse as more than just a place to find cheap booze and good times. The Black Lips seem to embody the fucked up spirit of American rock music at present. Underneath The Rainbow now out on Vice Records is pretty great!

S. CAREY Crown The Pines

As a member of Bon Iver, S. Carey’s new release ‘Range of Light’ is going to get a lot of airplay. He’s kind of been in the shadow of Justin Vernon for a long time, so it will be nice to see his more orchestral oeuvre get the attention it deserves.

THE WAR ON DRUGS Under Pressure

Everyone knows how much we dig Philly’s War on Drugs – they played a smoking in-store show at Zulu last year! Here’s some live footage of the first track off ‘Lost in The Dream’ – it shows just how much they have upped their game! If you saw their sold out show at The Biltmore the other day, you know just how lucky you are!

EX HEX Hot and Cold

Merge Records is like a family record label. Having previously released supergroup Wild Flag featuring Mary Timony, they also put out her latest effort as Ex Hex. With its crunchy riffage and tons of bouncy beats, this track is a who’s who of Washington D.C. punk legacy – and yes, that’s The Make Up’s Ian S. going out on a dinner date with Mary!

CHROMEO Jealous

Chromeo are back! The electro vibe is alive and well. This new track seems to channel the Daft Punk thumbing bass pretty well. Time to lease a sweet ride and hit the open road.

THEE OH SEES The Lens

If you’re a fan of lo-fi animation you will certainly want to sit through this mellow new cut from John Dwyer and Thee Oh Sees. Dreamy spaceman imagery galore!

THE GIG

GOAT w/ HOLY WAVE – RICKSHAW THEATRE Tue Apr 15

Psychedelic freak rockers Goat hail from the musical hotbed of Gothenburg, Sweden. Well, in actual fact they claim to trace their roots to a tiny town in northern Sweden that has a history steeped in voodoo worship and a common ancestor who was a famous witch doctor. With this in mind they will put a spell on you, and seduce your minds with their deep and trippy interpretations of ‘world music’ – a universal musical language that combines all forms of music into a fusion of art-rock, tribal rhythms, afrobeat, kraut groove, and lush hedonistic freak folk. Imagine Eddie Hazel as leader of Sun Ra’s Arkestra working through the ecstatic moments of a Damo Suzuki jam while the burnt daydreams of Vashti Bunyan breeze by… Sounds like a dream, right? Or maybe more like a nightmare? Hmm. Regardless, the element of spectacle will be on display on the Ides of April as Goat are known to perform in elaborate wardrobe (think exotic beaded garb). Openers Holy Wave from Texas should get the night off to a good start. Their music is pressed by the people who put on the legendary Austin Psyche Fest.

Take a deeper look at Vancouver’s gigscape for the rest of January after the jump… Read more

SCOUT LIST: 10 Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now & Next Week

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by Michelle Sproule | The main objective of this website is to scout out and promote the things that make Vancouver such a sweet place to be. We do this with an emphasis on the city’s independent spirit to foster a sense of connectedness within and between our communities, and to introduce our readers to the people who grow and cook our food, play the raddest tunes in our better venues, create our most interesting art, and design everything from what we wear to the spaces we inhabit. The Scout List is our carefully considered, first rate agenda of super awesome things that we’re either doing, wishing that we could do, or conspiring to do this week. You can also check it out in the Globe & Mail, from our calendar to theirs…and yours!

ART |  The Winsor Gallery has an interesting show going on this month. They’ve invited eighteen artists to each invite an artist to show alongside them, making for a total of 36 artists. The show is called Concurrently and, as Winsor explains, the “result is an a micro-simulation that explores the intricacy of relationships between artists and their artwork – and allows each artist to contextualize their own work in a very direct sense through their biggest influences or closest friends.” It’s a pretty rad concept, and fascinating to not only see what artists like Ron Moppett, Dana Claxton have produced or chosen for the show, but also to see who they’ve asked to show with them and what the pairing says about the artists themselves.
Thurs, April 3 | 6-8pm | Winsor Gallery (258 East 1st Avenue) | DETAILS

FILM | The Pacific Cinematheque is running a comprehensive David Cronenberg retrospective this month. From early experimental features like Crimes of the Future and Stereo to well known blockbusters like Crash, the selection of 13 full length films and four shorts was curated by the Toronto Film Festival and will be presented over the next few weeks on the big screen at Pacific Cinematheque. Dark, smart and tense, Cronenberg films are consistently provocative. Spreading a retrospective out over a few weeks is probably better for everyone – you can catch films in this series at various times and dates over the next four weeks. Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises? That’s some fine stuff right there, and well worth putting some time aside for.
April 3 – May 2| Various times | Pacific Cinematheque (1131 Howe St) | DETAILS

OPENING | Hot Art Wet City Gallery celebrates its one year anniversary this month and gallery owner Chris Bentzen has organised a group show to mark the occasion. Voices From Another Room showcases the works of five local artists, all of whom work in paper. As Bentzen explains: “This exhibition showcases paper as an artistic medium unto itself, and demonstrates its versatility beyond the role of a mere surface for other materials. Rachael Ashe, Alison Woodward, Joseph Wu, Connie Sabo and Sarah Gee Miller produce strikingly different styles of work but approach working intimately with paper through similar methods.” Drop into the Main Street gallery to see different ways in which paper can be cut, folded, twisted and manipulated – the end results will impress you. This exhibition runs until April 25th.
Thurs, April 3 | 7pm | Hot Art Wet City  (2206 Main St) | DETAILS

WRITE | It’s tax time, so pretty much the worst, most stressful, and potentially punitive time of the year to use Canada Post. But it doesn’t have to be scary! Spread some good vibes by writing a few friendly letters to friends. Just think of how great would it be to open the mailbox to find a beautiful, hand-written postcard or letter instead of one of those impersonal gimme gimme brown jobs that Revenue Canada churns out like it’s Christmas on Opposite Day. This week, The Regional Assembly of Text hosts it’s 100th Letter Writing Club. Keen letter writers have been gathering on Thursday evenings at the tiny Main Street shop for eight years now in order to pen or type old school letters, postcards and cards to send to friends, family member, and pen pals. The turnout for the 100th edition of the event is expected to be bigger than the cozy storefront can accommodate so co-owners Rebecca & Brandy have rented the Ukrainian Hall for some extra elbow room. They’re now hoping to encourage 100 people to come out to write 100 letters. There’s no cost and, as always, everyone is welcome. Paper and supplies will be provided. There will be some typewriters available but bring your own if you have one. For more information please call 604-877-2247
Thurs, April 3 | 7pm | Ukrainian Hall (154 East 10th @ Main) | Free | DETAILS

BAKING | Petit Four Pastries is temporarily setting up shop in the space beside the Les amis du Fromage (E Hastings location) and we thought you should know about it. “Petit Four Pastries is a fun-filled collaboration between four bakers who come from three different cities and backgrounds: Minnie – a native of Hong Kong – was focused on make-up artistry. Alyssa – originally from Moose Jaw – worked throughout Europe in childcare. And while they didn’t know each other while in New York, both Carol and Ada had corporate positions in the finance and advertising industries, respectively.” Expect decorative cookies, cakes and cupcakes as well as all manner of loaves, muffins, scones and croissant.
Sat April 5 | noon – 5pm | Les amis du Fromage (843 East Hastings) | DETAILS

BLOSSOMS | How awesome is it to have a city full of cherry blossoms right now? Get excited about it with the likeminded at the Sakura Days Japan Fair at VanDusen this weekend. Cruising the Sakura Days Japan Fair is like being teleported to Japan, or as close as most of us are going to get (by Saturday, anyway). The gardens are packed full of cherry blossom gazers, live entertainment, arts and crafts tables and martial arts performers as well as tea ceremony stations, haiku readings, flower arranging stations, origami making booths and lots of traditional and anime-inspired costumes.
April 5 & 6 | 10am-5pm | VanDusen Botanical Garden (5251 Oak) | $12 | DETAILS

STUDIO SALE | Alex Henderson of Henderson Dry Goods and Zoe Garred Fleet Objects are two local artists/designers who create beautiful handcrafted works. Henderson Dry Goods is a line of simple wood-based jewellery, coasters, clocks, mirrors and more, while Fleet Objects is an equally simple line of ceramics (table ware and jewellery) with clean lines and subtle colour accents. Although working in different materials, the two lines share a similar aesthetic and it makes sense that they should share a studio space. This weekend, said studio will be opening its doors to sell seconds and one of a kind pieces that were never put into production. Hit this sale to pick up everything from jewelry, ornaments, and mirrors to wood trays, lamps, bags and tableware.
April 5-6 | 11am-5pm | 1888 Main St | DETAILS

AFFORDABLE ART | Make your way to The Remington Gallery Thursday night for The Postcard Show, a 45 person exhibition in which each of the participating artists has created a postcard sized work of art to be entered in to a silent auction (bids start at $10).  Curator Paulina De La Paz wanted to showcase original art that could be high quality and interesting yet remain accessible in price and postcard format was an ideal solution: small but meaningful, affordable and transportable. Buying art can be easy.  While artists worked to the common theme of ‘transformation’ expect to see great diversity in style – everything from painting and drawing to textiles and collage.
Sat, April 5 | 7pm | Remington Gallery (108 E Hastings) | DETAILS

BUY LOCAL | Hustle over to Heritage Hall this Sunday for the annual Nifty For Fifty sale, wherein everything from clothes and shoes to jewellery and otherwise awesome accessories are on sale for $50 or less. Everything on site will be vintage or made by local designers such as Adhesif Clothing, Allison Wonderland, Floating Gold Iceberg, Flight Path Designs, Toodlebunny … the list goes on and on and it’s all cool and Vancouver-made. See you there!
Sunday, April 6 | 11am–8pm | Heritage Hall (3102 Main) | $1 | DETAILS

LAUGH | Taz VanRassel, Ryan Beil, Emmett Hall, Aaron Read, and Caitlin Howden are the five funny Vancouverites who make up The Sunday Service. They’ve been performing every Sunday for the past seven years and have built a significant following of people who like themselves a good laugh. Their following is so significant, in fact, that The Service has decided to relocate their gig from a West Broadway dining lounge to the newly refurbished (and, don’t worry, thoroughly disinfected) Fox Cabaret so that the congregation can continue to grow without being too crowded (one needs adequate elbow room for a proper belly laugh). The Fox hosts The Service for the first time this Sunday evening.
Sunday, April 6 | Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm | The Fox Cabaret (2321 Main St) | $7 | DETAILS

Check the Globe & Mail every Thursday for our Special Weekend Edition of the Scout List

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late-may-2009-169Michelle Sproule grew up in Kitsilano and attended University in Australia and the University of Victoria before receiving her graduate degree in Library Sciences from The University of Toronto. She lives in beautiful Strathcona and enjoys wandering aimlessly through the city’s streets with her best friend – a beat up, sticky, grimy (but faithful) camera.

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GOODS | The Chinatown Experiment Is Set To Host New Series Of Pop Ups This Month

The Chinatown Experiment is located at 434 Columbia St. in Vancouver’s vibrant Chinatown | chinatownexperiment.com

The Chinatown Experiment is located at 434 Columbia St. in Vancouver’s vibrant Chinatown | chinatownexperiment.com

The GOODS from The Chinatown Experiment

Vancouver, BC | From shopping to art exhibits, there’s something for everyone this month at The Chinatown Experiment. Take a look…

March 31 – April 7 | Obviously Chic
Women’s online boutique brings their brand of shabby chic to Vancouver.

April 9 – 14 | Riverlife
Solo art exhibit by vancouver based artist Hamish Todd.

April 11- 13 | Güd
Güd, a fabulous new line of natural personal beauty from the makers of Burt’s Bees, is opening a pop-up shop this April in Greenstems, an award winning florist located at 315 Abbott St. in Gastown.

April 18 – 21 | Terminal City: Rewired
Architect and visual artist, Peter Ridgeway presents a multi-media art exhibition.

April 29 | Neighbourhood Photographs
The Chinatown Experiment presents their 2nd Neighbourhood group exhibit. Read more

GOODS | Chinatown’s “Modern Bartender” Is Setting Up For A Big Sale This Weekend

The Modern Bartender is located at Unit 28 East Pender Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-684-1747 | www.themodernbartender.com

The Modern Bartender is located at 28 East Pender St in Vancouver, BC | 604-684-1747 | www.themodernbartender.com

The GOODS from The Modern Bartender

Vancouver, BC | The Modern Bartender in Chinatown is having a big sale that includes select bitters, glassware, syrups, tools and tiki mugs at 50% off. All vintage glassware will be selling for $1 each, and there will be a table of select items – ice buckets, bar accessories, books and more – marked well below cost at $5 per item. The sale runs this weekend from 10am on Friday, April 4th until the closing hour on Monday, April 7th. Learn more about the The Modern Bartender after the jump… Read more

HEADS UP | “The Postcard Show” Set To Open At The Remington Gallery On April 5th

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by Grady Mitchell | Just over a year ago, Curator Paulina De La Paz organized the first Postcard Show after noticing the lack of platforms for emerging artists and curators in Vancouver. On Saturday, April 5 the show’s fourth volume will open at The Remington Gallery (108 E Hastings) at 7 PM, granting young artists, especially recent graduates, a chance to exhibit their work in Vancouver and internationally. For this edition, the artists will be creating their postcard-size pieces within the greater theme of “Transformation.”

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Works by Frazer Adams, Tony Yin Tak Chu, Mia Dungeon, Andrea Hooge, James Knight, Guillem Rovira, Carley Stadelmann

Most of the forty-five artists have contributed multiple postcards, which means there will be plenty to look at – and bid on. Every piece is for sale, starting at $10 in auction-style bidding. As you’d expect with such a stacked roster, the styles are eclectic, spanning photography, painting, illustration, textiles, origami, and even more unique mediums. Andea Hooge, for instance, specializes in scratch boarding; she coats a surface in paint and scratches away layers to create an image. Another artist in the show, Carley Stadlemann, has built her own Harmonograph, a device that takes sound waves and translates them visually into spiralling, precise, and hypnotizing patterns.

If young talent and affordable original artwork aren’t enough to draw you to the show, then consider this: the fourth volume will be Vancouver’s last Postcard Show for some time. After this, Paulina plans to take the exhibition international, starting with Mexico City.

Learn more about the Postcard Show and keep up to date with their TumblrTwitter, and on Facebook.

GOODS | Sommelier Cage Fight Pitting Wine Against Wine At “Vancouver Urban Winery”

March 28, 2014 

Vancouver Urban Winery is located at 55 Dunlevy Ave in Vancouver BC | 604-566-9463 |vancouverurbanwinery.com

Vancouver Urban Winery is located at 55 Dunlevy Ave in Vancouver BC | 604-566-9463 |vancouverurbanwinery.com

The GOODS from Vancouver Urban Winery

Vancouver, BC | Two Sommeliers enter the ring, but only one exits with their ego intact. Equal parts ‘Bloodsport’ and ‘Sideways,’ this seminar sees instructors David Stansfield and Lisa Cook pitting their favourite wines against each other in a vicious cage fight for wine geek supremacy from 7pm to 9pm on Sunday, March 30th. You act as the judge and jury over five rounds of tasting in this epic rematch, and you can expect flights of wine served blind alongside tips and tricks on reading labels and understanding aromas and flavours. It’s perfect for novices and enthusiasts alike. Tickets are $40 + GST. Purchase through Vancouver Urban Winery or phone 604.566.9463 to book. Read more

GOODS | Les Amis Du Fromage Set To Host “Petit Four Pastries” Pop-Up Next Saturday

March 27, 2014 

Les Amis du Fromage | East Van: 843 E. Hastings, 604-253-4218 | Kits: 1752 W. 2nd, 604-732-4218 | www.buycheese.com

Les Amis du Fromage | East Van: 843 E. Hastings, 604-253-4218 | Kits: 1752 W. 2nd, 604-732-4218 | www.buycheese.com

The GOODS from Les Amis Du Fromage

Vancouver, BC | Spring is here, and we can’t think of a better time to host a Pop-Up shop for our friends at Petit Four Pastries. We recently discovered Petit Four Pastries during a visit to the Bakers Market in South Vancouver.

This pop-up will showcase the talents of the four bakers: Ada, Alyssa, Carol and Minnie and feature their decorative cookies, confections and small, bite-sized desserts – otherwise known as… petit four! The pop up pastry shop will be open on Saturday April 5th from noon until 5pm at the East Vancouver location of les amis du FROMAGE located at 843 East Hastings. Take this opportunity to do some sweet shopping and show some support for this new start-up business.

Petit Four Pastries is a fun-filled collaboration between four bakers who come from three different cities and backgrounds: Minnie – a native of Hong Kong – was focused on make-up artistry. Alyssa – originally from Moose Jaw – worked throughout Europe in childcare. And while they didn’t know each other while in New York, both Carol and Ada had corporate positions in the finance and advertising industries, respectively.

Two years ago, they met in pastry school in Vancouver – and decided that Petit Four would be one forum that would allow them to work together – creating delicious and beautiful treats – with a little bit of humor and a whole lot of heart.

Since opening in January 2014, they have been growing fast – selling out weekly at the Vancouver Bakers’ Market and taking frequent custom / special orders. Read more

GOODS | Dockside Prepares For A Market-Themed Easter Buffet On Granville Island

March 27, 2014 

Dockside Restaurant is located at 1253 Johnston St. in Vancouver BC | 604-685-7070 | docksidebrewing.com

Dockside Restaurant is located at 1253 Johnston St. in Vancouver BC | 604-685-7070 | docksidebrewing.com

The GOODS from Dockside

Vancouver, BC | The world-famous Granville Island Market is the iconic symbol of BC’s rich food bounty and this Easter, Dockside Restaurant at the Granville Island Hotel is celebrating the feast with a market-themed brunch buffet. Executive Chef Simon McNeil and the Dockside team have created the Family Traditions Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet with a menu of themed stations inspired by the fresh foods at the Granville Island Market. Each station is a delight unto itself, packed with creations made from scratch in Dockside’s kitchen.

Guests can enjoy vegetable delights from “The Garden”, delicious meats from “The Butcher”, local seafood from “The Wharf”, fresh baked goods at “The Bakery” and classic brunch items at “The Coop”. In a tip of the hat to Vancouver’s other iconic food market, this year’s Easter Buffet also includes a “Night Market” station with a wide range of Asian favourites like dumplings, BBQ pork and duck and sticky rice. Dockside’s Brunch Buffet is the next best thing to walking though Granville Island Market with a chef on call to make anything which takes your fancy. Details after the jump… Read more

GOODS | “La Pentola” Turns In Its Winter Menu For New Celebration Of Italian Spring

March 26, 2014 

La Pentola is located in the Opus Hotel at 350 Davie St. in Vancouver, BC | (604) 642-0557 | www.lapentola.ca

La Pentola is located in the Opus Hotel at 350 Davie St. in Vancouver, BC | (604) 642-0557 | www.lapentola.ca

The GOODS from La Pentola

Vancouver, BC | La Pentola, situated inside Yaletown’s OPUS Hotel, is lightening up for spring with a new range of dishes and drinks on the menu. New fresh flavours reflect the spring season and lighter libations will be appearing at the bar this month.

“We’re ready to showcase the best of Spring’s seasonal produce on our new dinner menu,” says La Pentola’s co-owner & Chef, Lucais Syme. “We have daily deliveries of freshly harvested vegetables, fish and meat and we’re introducing citrus elements and fresh herbs to the new dishes. I’m looking forward to working with nettles this Spring – this wild and interesting superfood has a subtle but deep flavour that I think our guests will really enjoy.”

Nettle risotto with parmigiano reggiano will be appearing on the menu, alongside paccheri with octopus in saffron tomato sauce; smoked veal tongue salad with salsa rosa and crouton; and smoked duck breast with sunchokes, Amarena cherries, porcini mushrooms and rapini. Dinner menus are priced at $55 or $75 per person for seven or ten courses, and include antipasti, pastas, main courses and dessert.

Pastry chef Matt Wilson has also given his desserts a springtime makeover and he will be offering fresh takes on favourite flavors such as dark chocolate ganache with blood orange sorbetto; olive oil ganache with poppy seed gelato and Meyer lemon; cheesecake gelato, porcini and pine nut crumble; and Granny Smith apples with honey gelato and black tea soda. Read more

SCOUT LIST: 10 Things That You Should Absolutely Do Between Now & Next Week

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by Michelle Sproule | The main objective of this website is to scout out and promote the things that make Vancouver such a sweet place to be. We do this with an emphasis on the city’s independent spirit to foster a sense of connectedness within and between our communities, and to introduce our readers to the people who grow and cook our food, play the raddest tunes in our better venues, create our most interesting art, and design everything from what we wear to the spaces we inhabit. The Scout List is our carefully considered, first rate agenda of super awesome things that we’re either doing, wishing that we could do, or conspiring to do this week. You can also check it out in the Globe & Mail, from our calendar to theirs…and yours!

MAKE | Scoot in to Homesteaders Emporium for a one hour workshop on Wednesday that will lay out a plan for you to make milk from nuts at home. That’s everything from how to choose and prepare nuts to how to process them into milk.
Wed, March 26 | 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Homesteader’s Emporium (649 E Hastings St) | DETAILS

ARCHITECTURE | Get to know a little more about the architecture of the city at an evening lecture focusing on the iconic Vancouver Special that popped up so prolifically across the city in the 1960s. Local architect Stephanie Robb will be at Vancouver Special (the store) on Main Street this Thursday night to discuss the work that she has done in refreshing, updating and transforming a number of these homes in the city. There are no tickets, so just come by. Bonus: snacks and a cash bar
Thurs, March 27 | 6-9 pm | Vancouver Special (3612 Main St) | Free | DETAILS

IMAGINE | Vancouver’s distinct character and urban aesthetic emerged from a series of urban planning policies and decisions that have been made over the years. This Thursday night the Museum of Vancouver, together with Vancouver Urban Sketchers, will take a look at unrealized urban development projects that might have changed the way we see ourselves as a city today. From The Museum of Vancouver:”Vancouver has been shaped by multiple decisions about what we chose to do and not to do. The built environment surrounding us provides clues about the nature of these debates, but it doesn’t tell us the full story. Vancouver Imagined: The Way We Weren’t, guest curated by Jason Vanderhill of Illustrated Vancouver, showcases the work of architectural illustrators and model makers in the context of unrealized urban development projects, and provides a unique way to understand the city. Had these projects been given full assent, Vancouver would look dramatically different than it does today.” You don’t need to be a skilled sketch artist to participate in this event. You just have to be curious. Paper, pens, and pencils will be provided but you are encouraged to bring your favourite sketchbook and preferred drawing implements.
Thurs, March 27 | 6-8pm | By donation | Museum of Vancouver 1100 Chestnut St | DETAILS

FILM | Finding Vivian Maier is playing at the the Vancity Theatre. The story of this exceedingly talented American street photographer is a fascinating one. A nanny for a series of well-to-do families, Maier was the sort of woman who would have been described as introverted and plain. When she died in 2009 those who knew her would never had suspected that the contents of the storage locker that she left behind would soon elevate this solitary and unassuming woman to topic books and films and international gallery exhibitions, but that is what happened. An amateur historian purchased the contents of Maiers locker in a thrift auction to discover in excess of 100,000 photographs (many of them on undeveloped rolls of film) that he immediately saw as significant. Any personality, depth or poignancy that wasn’t evident in the way that the woman presented herself to the world is clearly visible in the photographs that she took. Her images (predominantly in Chicago and New York during the 1950s and 1960s) convey a strong and clear sense of time, place and feeling that have compelled critics to compare her to the likes of world renowned artists such as Diane Arbus, Weegee, Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Finding Vivian Maier pieces together the life and works of this mysterious woman and offers a posthumous guess at the motivations and vision that inspired her.
March 28 – April 09 | Various Times | Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St) | $11 DETAILS

SIEZE THE NIGHT | Carpe Noctem is a group exhibition featuring the artwork of 20 talented illustrators. Head to The Fall Gallery on Seymour Street Friday night to catch opening night and enjoy a line-up of diverse works that range from pencil and pen to animation and computer generate images from student artists currently enrolled in Emily Carr’s Illustration Gallery Practices class of 2014.
Fri, March 28 | 7pm | The Fall Gallery (644 Seymour St) | DETAILS

LIPSERVICE | There’s a Jimmy Fallon-style lip-sync battle happening at The Imperial this Saturday night that should be worth a few laughs. Lipservice organisers have wrangled a line-up of brave locals to hit the stage with 30-60 second lip sync performances and have asked Vancouver comedy team The Sunday Service to MC the insanity. Funds raised will be donated to imagine1day (a local charity that supports development in Ethiopia).
Sat, March 29 | 8pm | The Imperial 319 Main Street | $20 | DETAILS

THINK | The Vancouver Institute presents an evening lecture about the sustainability of oceans on Saturday night. Professor Rashid Sumaila is the Director & Professor, Fisheries Economics Research Unit at the UBC Fisheries Centre and he’ll be speaking about global issues such as “fisheries subsidies, illegal fishing and the economics of high and deep seas fisheries”. This is the last Vancouver Institute lecture of the Spring 2014 season. Get in on it.
Sat, March 29 | 8:15pm | Lecture Hall 2 | Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, UBC | DETAILS

EAT LOCAL | The Winter Farmers Market fills the Nat Bailey Stadium parking lot on Saturday. Stinging nettles are just coming in to season and there are usually some kicking around the market. Full of iron and tasting like spring, pick them up and feast upon them while you can. Also hook yourself up with hearty root vegetables, fresh bread, dried fruits and scores of other locally-grown goodies.
Sat, March 29| 10am – 2pm | East Parking Lot of Nat Bailey Stadium 4601 Ontario St | DETAILS

BLIMMERY | It’s time for Blim’s Spring Community Market. There will be clothing, accessories, vintage trinkets, pottery and hand made jewellery as well as live music, gourmet chocolates and the occasional cupcake, so hook yourself up!
Sun, March 30 | 12-6 pm | Heritage Hall (3102 Main) | Free | DETAILS 

EXILE | A new plant forward, ethical, wild, and indigenous eatery called Exile is set to open in the West End on Thursday. Read the full story in Scout’s photo essay here.
Thurs, March 26th | 1220 Bute Street | DETAILS

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late-may-2009-169Michelle Sproule grew up in Kitsilano and attended University in Australia and the University of Victoria before receiving her graduate degree in Library Sciences from The University of Toronto. She lives in beautiful Strathcona and enjoys wandering aimlessly through the city’s shops and streets with her best friend – a beat up, sticky, grimy, and uncooperative camera.

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GOODS | Cibo Trattoria Set To Host A Farm-To-Table Beef & Wine Supper On April 2nd

March 24, 2014 

Cibo Trattoria is located in the Moda Hotel at 900 Seymour Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-602-9570 | CiboTrattoria.ca

Cibo Trattoria is located in the Moda Hotel at 900 Seymour Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-602-9570 | CiboTrattoria.ca

The GOODS from Cibo Trattoria

Vancouver, BC | Cibo Trattoria is offering guests a unique opportunity to sample true farm-to-table freshness by highlighting one of its local producers, Campagna Farm, during a one-night-only, four-course beef-themed dinner paired with hand-selected Italian wines on Wednesday, April 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Located in Abbotsford, BC, Campagna is a private, 280-acre farm owned by the restaurant itself and operated by Sandra and Leonardo Zambrano, a husband-and-wife team of veterinarians who purposefully and responsibly raise cattle for Cibo’s menu. Campagna’s herd is fed a proprietary blend of all-natural hay and grain as well as red wine for a minimum of 30 days, resulting in a product that marries the authentic flavour of beef with the trademark tenderness of veal.

“I’m very proud of our relationship with high-quality, local food producers, and on this night, we’re excited to showcase our very own Campagna Farm,” said Cibo Executive Chef Faizal Kassam, who receives the whole animals and, along with his team, carefully butchers each with a keen eye on using every available part in his cooking.

“This dinner is about celebrating good food,” said Cibo GM & Wine Director Robert Stelmachuk, who thoughtfully selected wines from the trattoria cellars to perfectly complement each course. “And while Faizal’s menu speaks for itself, the wine pairings only serve to further accent the robust flavour and exquisite texture of each unique dish.” Tickets to the one-night-only event are $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and may be purchased by calling 604.602.9570 or emailing robert[at]cibotrattoria.ca. Seating is limited. Take a peek at the menu after the jump… Read more

GOODS | Naramata Bench Wineries’ “Wine For Waves” Benefit To Support Ocean Wise

March 24, 2014 

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The NBWA has created a unique culture, presenting their wines and region with enthusiasm in fun and accessible ways

The GOODS from the Naramata Bench Wineries Association

Naramata, BC | Wine For Waves, presented in partnership with the Vancouver Aquarium in support of its national sustainable seafood program Ocean Wise, is set to take place from 7pm to 9:30pm on Friday, May 2nd at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. Enjoy the best of the Naramata Bench wineries while sampling tantalizing culinary offerings from YEW restaurant + bar and six other Ocean Wise restaurant partners; and the Naramata Bench’s own Hillside Winery Bistro, Lake Breeze Vineyards The Patio restaurant, Red Rooster’s Pecking Room Patio Grill, Poplar Grove Winery’s The Vanilla Pod, and Upper Bench Winery and Creamery. Proceeds to benefit Ocean Wise. Tickets and details here. Read more

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