The Scout List: Time To Wipe Out Your Enemies

our carefully considered first rate list of super sweet things that we’re either doing, wishing that we could do, or conspiring to do this week…

MONDAY

Godfather II at the VanCity Theatre
“I don’t feel I have to wipe everybody out, Tom. Just my enemies.” Enough said.
March 2 | 7pm | Vancity Theatre | $10

Call for Submissions
Attention: artists, musicians, sellers of clothes, crafts, books, vinyl, vintage, and antiques – beginning this month, the community-based art resource center known affectionately as Blim will be hosting a Community Market on the last Sunday of every month at the Cambrian Hall (Main and 17th) from 11–6 PM. If you are interested in setting up a table to flog your kickass wares, check out the Blim site.
March 2 | Blim | See site for details

TUESDAY

Truchard After Dark
Truchard Vineyards is a small family owned winery in Carneros region of Napa Valley. At Salt tonight – proprietor Tony Truchard will be on hand to pour tastes from some of his favourite labels and vintages. ‘Truchard After Dark’ is a stand-up, cocktail party-styled event, giving guests an opportunity to try a variety of Truchard’s award-winning wines and mingle at the same time.
March 3 | 9pm | Salt Tasting Room | $25 (including wine and canapes)

WEDNESDAY

How to Read World Literature
You might think you know how to read world literature, but this is a lecture by a dude who owns the distinction of being a visiting Professor at Harvard and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Maybe he knows something you don’t. Maybe. The only way you’ll find out is by attending his free lecture. Check it.
March 4 | 7pm | Vancouver Public Library | FREE

The Western Front Auction Preview
The Western Front is an artist-run centre that focuses on developing, with artists and performers, the production and presentation of exhibitions, performing arts, new music and media art. Basically, they act as an infrastructure and support system for artists of all kinds who are looking to take their gig to the next level. They offer workshops, hold exhibitions – that sort of thing. They’re a pretty awesome force in the development of Vancouver’s arts scene. To support their cause, the Western Front Society is holding its 36th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Auction, on Saturday, March 7, (tickets are $130) but tonight there will be a free preview of auction items. It’ll be worth dropping in for a look.
March 4 | 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. | Western Front (303 East 8th Avenue) | FREE (and artisitcally enlightening)

THURSDAY

Clues and Animal Names
From the Biltmore: “Sealed with a Kiss Presents Clues with guests, Animal Names. Clues is a new project begun by Alden Penner, former member of Montreal’s The Unicorns that includes former member of The Arcade Fire, Brendan Reed.” Top that for twelve bucks on a Thursday night!
March 5 | Doors 8/show 9:30 pm |The Biltmore | $12.50 at the door or at Zulu

The Real Thing
“Love, marriage, fidelity – what’s the real thing? In this play of marital maneuvering, Britain’s preeminent playwright explores the mysteries of love, commitment, and authenticity. This play by playwright Tom Stoppard, explores the mysteries of love, commitment, and authenticity. For show times and ticket information, visit www.artsclub.com or call 604-687-1644.”
March 5 | 8pm| Arts Club Theatre Granville Island Stage | $25 – $35

FRIDAY

Mmmm Perogies…
Tonight is perogy dinner night at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral on Tenth (just off of Main). The delicious old-school perogies are handmade by church volunteers. A ‘regular dinner’ will cost you $11 and consists of 6 perogies, 2 Cabbage Rolls, sauerkraut or salad and Ukrainian sausage. If you are looking for something a little lighter – Borscht served with rye bread is only three bucks! I don’t know about you, but to me there is something so magical about wandering the Spring streets of Vancouver on a full belly of perogies with enough money left in my pocket for…a live musical performance (see next post).
March 6 | | 5 till 8 pm | Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral | 154 E 10th Ave. | $3 – $14

Azeda Booth
Just a hop skip and a jump from the Trinity Cathedral is Blim (again, a Community Based Art Resource Center which facilitates screen-printing, button making, drawing, knitting, local underground audio, film screenings, animation, video, dance, spoken word, visual art, creative workshops, and crafts in the independent field.) Tonight they play host to a nice little ambient pop trio from Calgary called Azeda Booth. Perfect for post-perogy fun.
March 6 | 8 – 11 PM | Blim | $5 – 10 sliding scale

The Secret History of Dreaming
If you head down to the main branch of the VPL tonight you can catch ‘active dreaming pioneer’ Robert Moss talking about his new book, The Secret History of Dreaming. The general gist: “How dreams, coincidence and imagination have driven great lives and great events in every field”.
March 6 | 7pm | Vancouver Public Library | FREE

SATURDAY

Western Landscapes
Beginning today, Vancouver Art Gallery presents Western Landscapes. From the VAG: “The landscape of British Columbia remains a major subject for artists. This exhibition presents works from the permanent collection which take the region’s landscape as their subject, but are remarkably different in terms of approach. Beginning with the pioneering images of Emily Carr, the exhibition also examines the realist work of E.J. Hughes, the visionary drawings of Ann Kipling and the expressionist landscapes of Gordon Smith.”
March 7 – May 18 | Vancouver Art Gallery | $17.50

Seven Years of Antisocial
Not clear as to whether or not there will be cake (always a deciding factor for me) but tonight at the Biltmore, Glory Days is throwing a party for Vancouver skateboard shop, Antisocial. Entertainment provided by Ladyhawk and Adelaide as well as resident DJ’s My!Gay!Husband and Sincerely Hana together with Guest DJ’s Neil Hillbrandt and Expendable Youth. Grab yer deck and ride.
March 7 | Doors 9pm / Bands 10pm | Biltmore | $13 at the door

REMEMBER: turn your clocks forward one hour before you go to sleep tonight.

SUNDAY

Spring Living Ethical Trends Fashion Show
“15 Vancouver clothing and accessory designers offering Earth-friendly fashions for the spring season. Browse the vendor stalls while you enjoy the live runway action (12 noon and again at 3pm) throughout the day!” Some of the designers showing include: Soul Seed, Ora, Flora and Fauna, as well as Scout fave: Monkey100.
March 8 | 10am – 4pm | Heritage Hall | FREE

Resinology
With a background in science and an obvious talent/passion for art, Mikel Lefler creates stunning resin jewellery (most of her pieces contain insects like dragonflies and butterflies) that call to mind the serene elegance of a specimen case. From the Circle Craft site: “As a West Coast artist I have been developing my particular, peculiar craft for the last seven years,” says Lefler. “I use a fascinating variety of insects including dragonflies, butterflies, beetles, wasps and spiders (which are not actually insects). I continue to collect many specimens on my own as well as obtaining specimens from around the world, being careful not to collect anything endangered or threatened.”
Opening reception March 8th | 10am – 1pm | Circle Craft Gallery | FREE

Museum of Anthropology re-opens
As mentioned in another post, the MOA has been closed for reno’s but will re-open today featuring: TATAU: Samoan Tattooing and Global Culture exhibition; a panel installation called “‘ehhwe’p syuth” (To Share History) designed by Coast Salish artist John Marston; specially-commissioned Musqueam artworks installed in the new MOA Welcome Plaza; and an expanded Museum Shop.
March 8 |10am | Museum of Anthropology | $12

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Michelle Sproule grew up in Kitsilano and attended Bond University in Australia and the University of Victoria before receiving her graduate degree in Library Sciences from The University of Toronto. She lives by the beach in Vancouver 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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  1. “How to Read World Literature”

    Sounds llike a good one. Is there a name or a link? TIA

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