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Happenings: Weekend of December 13 & 14

There's no shortage of sweetness along the street this weekend. Be sure to indulge a bit while you do your Christmas shopping with the following events:

Butter Baked Goods Pops Up at Boboli

The sweet treats from Vancouver's Butter Baked Goods are legendary and this weekend, they'll be right here in South Granville when they pop up at Boboli on December 13th between 11 and 6.

  Photo Credit:   @butterbakedgoods

Photo Credit: @butterbakedgoods

 

The Pie Hole Pops at West Elm Market

On Saturday 13th and 14th, Chinatown based pie profferers, The Pie Hole will be at West Elm Market for a two-day pop up shop.

Pacific Theatre Company

For sweetness of another kind, It's a Wonderful Life Radio Show, by Peter Church is running now right up until December 30th. The beloved holiday classic is brought to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast.

   It's a Wonderful Life Radio Show.  Photo by Emily Cooper. Pictured: (L-R) Kaitlin Williams, Diana Squires, John Voth, Peter Church.

It's a Wonderful Life Radio Show. Photo by Emily Cooper. Pictured: (L-R) Kaitlin Williams, Diana Squires, John Voth, Peter Church.

Opening Soon: Bump N Grind Café

We got a sneak peek inside one of South Granville's newest coffee shops this week and a chance to meet the lovely owners. Cheryl and Kyle Wright of Commercial Drive's Bump N Grind Café, are opening their second location in the old Picnic/Salon Tea space next to Meinhardt.

They gave us a look inside while under construction. The main change to the space is the moving of the service area to the centre of the space, to allow seating close to the window,affording views of and from the street. The interior features white washed wood panelled walls, creative warm wood shelving spelling out the café's name and a clean modern hexagonal tile backsplash.

As other neighbourhoods go, it's fair to say that South Granville has been underserved in the past by specialty coffee shops of this nature, so I am looking forward to their presence here on the street. They also plan to have fresh baked goods (some baked on premise) and sandwiches along with seating for up to 24 people.

 Cheryl & Kyle Wright, Proprietors of Bump N Grind Café

Cheryl & Kyle Wright, Proprietors of Bump N Grind Café

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No word of a firm opening date yet, but we're looking forward to having a cup there before Christmas I expect.


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Posted on November 14, 2014 and filed under Happenings.

Happenings: Week of October 27th

Fall nights are here. Find warmth during the chilly nights right here on the street.

Caffé Barney Trivia Night

Show everyone how clever you are this Tuesday 28th October at Caffé Barney's Trivia night.

8 pm.

 

The Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

St. Joan, The Extraordinary Story of a Legend plays until November 23rd. George Bernard Shaw’s classic play explores the legend of Joan of Arc and her remarkable rise and fall. How did an illiterate teenage girl inspire an army of men to rid France of its English occupiers, and place a dauphin on the throne? What role did she play in securing her destiny? More than 500 years after her controversial death, the heroine’s passion and conviction continue to capture the imagination. Director Kim Collier (Tear the Curtain!) has assembled an all-star cast, led by Meg Roe (The Penelopiad), to bring this story to life. For more information and tickets visit http://artsclub.com/shows/2014-2015/saint-joan.

 Meg Roe in the lead role.  Photo by David Cooper.

Meg Roe in the lead role.  Photo by David Cooper.

Happenings: Week of October 13th

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Now that you've filled up on turducken or the like, look forward to a short weekend and this opening on Saturday.

Bau-xi Gallery

Saturday October 18th marks the opening of two new shows at Bau-xi Gallery. Brent Boechler's Beam and Virginia Mak's Character Reference.

Brent's latest series grew out of  "a desire to isolate and solidify certain aspects of composition that have become inherent to my work over the last few years".  Brent likens his method of work to something "that resembled collage (albeit collaging with paint), but was in a sense a kind of reductive collage - an almost reverse way of working." Here at South Granville Inhabiter, we've been fans for a while and we like this departure.

 In Clover, acrylic on pane 40 x 40 inches, at  Bau-Xi, Vancouver

In Clover, acrylic on pane 40 x 40 inches, at Bau-Xi, Vancouver

Virgina Mak's Character Reference series consists of portraits drawn from figures in literature, folklore and mythology. Known for its soft focus and minimized light values, her work disrupts the boundary between painting and photography. We are loving the ethereal nature of this work.

 Character Reference 04 - Edition of 10, chromogenic print, 47 X 47 in.  Also editioned at 28 X 28 in. At  Bau-Xi,  Vancouver

Character Reference 04 - Edition of 10, chromogenic print, 47 X 47 in.  Also editioned at 28 X 28 in. At Bau-Xi,  Vancouver

Posted on October 14, 2014 and filed under Happenings.

Happenings: Week of October 6th, 2010

Pacific Theatre Company

Catch a bit of the-ah-tah this week. The Rainmaker opens at the Pacific Theatre Company, this Friday October 10th and runs to November 1st. Tickets available online here. 

Described as a beautifully crafted prairie romance about faith, hope and the possibility of love, the Rainmaker tells the story of Lizzie whose hopes and dreams have run as dray as the barren fields of her family's drought-ridden ranch. Enter the charismatic Starbuck with promises of rain forcing Lizzie to decide, is he a con-man or does he hold the key to everything she desires?

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Posted on October 6, 2014 and filed under Happenings.

Happenings: Week of September 29th, 2014

We're known for our art here in South Granville and this week is no different. With some shows closing and a few new ones opening, it's an excellent week to immerse yourself in the art of our many galleries.

Petley Jones Gallery

There's still time to catch Duncan Reghr's Ancestor which is on at the Petley Jones Gallery until October 2nd. Ancestor consists of two series of works:

“Vestigial Presence” Figurative. Oil and mixed media paintings. Semi-abstract.

“The Bronze Helms” Six bronze sculptures, mounted on intricately carved columns of wood, each with an interactive, audio component.

 From Duncan Regehr's  Ancestor

From Duncan Regehr's Ancestor

Initial Gallery

You can catch the opening reception of Vancouver-based painter, Jonathan Syme's The Never Thriving of Jugglers on October 2nd from 6-8pm. Syme’s latest paintings incorporating Art-historical elements such as Modernist gestures and a pop-art inspired colour palette, clash and merge with contemporary digital visual references, image overlay and analog colour gradients. 

Bau-xi Gallery

Rounding out the week, Bau-Xi Gallery is pleased to present Form and Feeling, a new series of paintings by Canadian artist Robert Marchessault.

The title of this latest exhibition comes from the 1959 book by Bertha Fanning Taylor, Form and Feeling in Painting.  The phrase “form and feeling” came to Marchessault as he was working on the largest piece in the exhibition, titled Varada. “The words seemed to encapsulate what I have been trying to accomplish for a number of years -  that is to use the form of a tree to convey emotions.”

The opening reception is Saturday, October 4th from 2-4pm.

 Middle Island, oil on panel by Robert Marchessault. Available at  Bau-Xi, Vancouver

Middle Island, oil on panel by Robert Marchessault. Available at Bau-Xi, Vancouver


Happenings: Week of September 22nd, 2014

The rain has descended and it seems like the summer has left us.  Here are some suitable indoor activities to colour your world this week.

Bau-xi Gallery

Add some colour to the rainy days by visiting Bau-xi Gallery. This is the last week to catch Bratsa Bonifacho solo exhibition on until September 27th. Bonifacho's abstract works are heavily textured and deep with layers of vivid colour. 

The Stanley Theatre

4000 Miles continues at the Stanley to October 12th.

 Nathan Barrett & Nicola Cavendish. Photo by David Cooper.

Nathan Barrett & Nicola Cavendish. Photo by David Cooper.

Nicola Cavendish stars in this touching, vividly rendered story about a sprightly 91-year-old New Yorker and her 21-year-old grandson. Leo, who has just cycled across the country, shows up unannounced on Vera’s doorstep with a bike, no money, and nowhere to go. In time, these unlikely roommates stop squabbling and, with humour and compassion, help each other navigate their changing worlds.

Tickets available from Arts Club.

 

 

 

Museum of Vancouver

A stone's through from South Granville, fashionistas and history buffs will enjoy MOV's latest exhibition, From Rationing to Ravishing, which examines the transformation of Women's Clothing in the 1940s and 1950s. The exhibition features  rare examples of haute couture and Vancouver-made clothing that reflects how WWII changed society. 

 Balenciaga Evening Dress. Balenciaga referred to the shape of the skirt in this dress as the peacock line.  Photo by Tonya Goehring, Post Photography.

Balenciaga Evening Dress. Balenciaga referred to the shape of the skirt in this dress as the peacock line.

Photo by Tonya Goehring, Post Photography.

From the collections of guest curators Ivan Sayers and Claus Jahnke—the team that created Art Deco Chic—and the vaults of the Museum of Vancouver, From Rationing to Ravishing will present more than 80 historic garments and accessories. Highlights include: wartime wedding dresses, Boeing Vancouver overalls, cocktail dresses, and fashions designed by renowned European couturiers, including Christian Dior, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Elsa Schiaparelli. Bring the glamour back I say.

Find location, ticket and timetable information here