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Find Art in the Streets, Alleyways, Studios and Galleries of East Van This Weekend

It’s time for the 26th annual East Side Culture Crawl – easily one of the greatest things about November in Vancouver.

With well over 400 local artists to check out (painters, jewellers, sculptors, textile artists, furniture makers, musicians, weavers, potters, printmakers, photographers, etc.) you really need several days to take it all in, so start today (Thursday, November 17th) and make ‘Art’ the theme of your weekend. Not sure where or how to start? Pick up a printed map (details) or make a plan of attack by consulting the Crawl’s 2022 Program Guide. This will be a crisp, clear weekend – perfect for floating from one studio to the next to talk to artists about their process and enjoy the diversity of creativity that the neighbourhood has to offer.

The East Side Culture Crawl is on at various locations (including Parker Street Studios) November 17-20 (Thursday and Friday 5-10pm, Saturday and Sunday: 11am-6pm).

1000 Parker Street Studios
Neighbourhood: East Vancouver
1000 Parker St.

Basta BBQ is Breaking the Barbecue Seal on Sunday, April 21st

Smell that? BBQ season is fast approaching, and the team behind Basta BBQ are primed to get grilling ASAP!

Hit East Van for the 2nd Annual Vancouver Brewers Fest, April 19-28th

Since a single person (and liver) can only handle so many beers and beer-drinking celebrations, some prioritizing is in order. Topping off our list of events is the imminent (and, in our opinion, non-negotiable) Vancouver Brewers Fest.

Get to Know the Gastown Izakaya Giving Vancouver’s After-Hours Scene Exactly What it Wants

Oku Izakaya is quickly carving out its niche as the go-to spot for hospitality folks looking for a post-shift destination to chill and decompress.

Embrace Spring with a Walking Tour of Mount Pleasant’s Boulevard Gardens

Saba Farmand, a local landscape architect and the person behind Blvd Gardens of East Vancouver, is back with his popular series of Earth Day Boulevard Garden Walking Tours, April 13th, 14th and 19th.