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Engage: In Vancouver, we owe much of our international reputation for being one of the most liveable cities on the planet to our creative scene. The Laboratory of Housing Alternatives (LoHA) is a non-profit organization that aims to engage Vancouverites in exploring ways to make it easier for creative types to live and thrive in this city. This week, LoHA is facilitating a conversation about the future of artist/design collectives in Chinatown. To get involved and keep our city interesting, head down to the ASIR Studio in Chinatown. Thursday, Sept. 5, 6-7:30 p.m., ASIR Studio (529 Carrall St.), lohavancouver.org
Mid Double Daffy: Vancouver artist Dan Siney is showing new photographs at Gallery 295 this month. Mr. Siney’s work has appeared in Inventory Magazine, in the recently published Queen of Tsawwassen and on gallery walls around town. This show brings together new diptychs, which Gallery 295 describes as photographs “that produce two experiences simultaneously: an indirect, representational experience in which we look from a distance through the mediated image; and a direct experience that manifests in us as an immediate encounter with the art object.” The opening reception is Thursday night; the show continues until Oct. 5. Thursday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m., Gallery 295 (295 East 2nd Ave.), gallery295.com
Night Market: This is the last weekend of the 2013 Chinatown Night Market season, with closing ceremonies Saturday at 8 p.m. Part market, part circus, part food truck extravaganza, the block of Keefer between Main and Columbia comes alive with that magical chaos that has made this city richer over the past few months. Highlights include four bras for $10, Potato Tornadoes and Winner Winner Singaporean style chicken on rice, the always smiling and exceedingly beautiful Pie Shoppe girls (and their tasty hand-held apple pies) and the cool-as-can-be artisan vendors. Saturday, Sept. 7, 6-11 p.m., Keefer St. between Main and Columbia in Chinatown, vancouverchinatownnightmarket.com
Art: Head down to the Vancouver Art Gallery to catch Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life before the exhibition comes down. On Saturday, you can watch a screening of John Smith’s Hotel Diaries (1 p.m.) and then stick around for a panel discussion about the cultural and social history of hotel travel (3 p.m.). Follow up with a civilized cocktail at one of the neighbouring hotel lounges. Now through Sept. 15, Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St.), vanartgallery.bc.ca
Feast: Pack up and head out to Krause Berry Farms in Langley for the 19th annual Feast of Fields this Sunday. Presented by Farm Folk City Folk, this event celebrates local food by gathering farmers, fishers, brewers, ranchers and chefs from across B.C. together in one field to show you what they have grown, cooked, bottled and brewed for you to taste. It’s always a good time, plus the money raised goes to Farm Folk City Folk and its continued efforts to connect local farmers and food producers with chefs. Added bonus: there will be a shuttle bus available from Vancouver ($15) so you don’t have to drive or think, just eat and drink. Sunday, Sept. 8, 1-5 p.m., Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery, Langley, farmfolkcityfolk.ca