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Engage: Catch the Built City lecture at the Museum of Vancouver this week. As explained by the MOV, these lectures are aimed at engaging “city thinkers from all disciplines and areas of interest to make connections between community, policy and governance, to the ideals and economics of architectural theory and practice.” Thursday’s talk will focus on whether Vancouver has grown too expensive to support a creative class of artists, designers, entrepreneurs. Local filmmaker Michele Smolkin will bring along her documentary on Vancouver’s creative spaces, Out of It? Reboot the City. Architect Brian Wakelin will present a case in cultural and creative place-making.
Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Museum of Vancouver, $12, museumofvancouver.ca
Art: Robots & Monsters opens at the Ayden Gallery this week. From the looks of it, Ayden has lined up nearly 50 artists to contribute to the show. There will also be live music, $4 Steamwhistles and a big crowd of artists. If you can’t make it down on Friday night, the exhibition stays on the walls until Nov. 3. Friday, Oct. 11, 7-11 p.m., 2nd Floor, International Village (AKA Tinseltown) 88 West Pender St., aydengallery.com.
Photography: Hit Chinatown on Friday night. Three fantastic photography shows are having opening nights within steps of one another. Start out with “Asleep in your Branches” at Positive Negative Gallery (the beautiful images by Tristan Casey will blow you away), then head next door for “India on an Enfield” at The Shop (photographers Ola Cholewa and Shea Pollard explore Northern India on a Royal Enfield – and take amazing photos along the way) and finish off with a wander around the Gam Gallery to take in “Perimeter” – works by Robert Semeniuk (who captured his images during nine walks of the perimeter of the city). Friday, Oct. 11, Gam Gallery (110 E Hastings St. at Columbia Street), gamgallery.com; Positive Negative Gallery (436 Columbia St.), positivenegativegallery.com; The Shop (432 Columbia St.), theshopvancouver.com.
Homecoming: Take some time this weekend to make your way to North Vancouver for a tour of the Rainbow Warrior. Although this is not the original Greenpeace Flagship (this vessel, built in 2011, is the third incarnation), we feel honour-bound to see and appreciate this ship because Greenpeace was born in Vancouver. Not only is this is an opportunity to touch and experience a bit of B.C.’s connection to the environmental movement, but the ship itself sounds pretty rad. From Greenpeace: “The Rainbow Warrior is Greenpeace’s first purpose-built campaigning vessel, capable of sending images from the high seas to people all around the world. She is also equipped with unique features, like water treatment facilities, that make her one of the most environmentally friendly ships at sea.” Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Burrard Dry Dock Pier at Lonsddale Quay), Free, greenpeace.org.
Teach Your Children Well: Got kids? Scoot over to Van Dusen Gardens for a super-cool “incredible edibles” program that will teach parents and children aged 5 to 11 how to identify fruits, berries and edible leaves. The program will look at the parts of plants that we can eat as well as some that we should not, and will talk about native and introduced edibles. Participants get to make an edible vegetable pet to take home. Pre-registration required by calling 604-718-5898 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunday, Oct. 13, 10:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., VanDusen Gardens (37th & Oak St.), $25 (for two adults and three children), vandusengarden.org.