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CULTURE | The Vancouver Fringe Festival is on, bringing hundreds of alternative theatre performances to stages across the city. We're particularly looking forward to Lord of the Flies, which the festival calls "a darkly hilarious story about losing your job, losing your mind, and still having to attend an all-company pancake breakfast." Make your game plan by visiting the Fringe Fest website for a complete listing of events.
Now through Sept. 14 | Various times and locations | www.vancouverfringe.com
BRAIN JUICE | September is a time to snap our brains out of their summertime states. Consider hitting the Summer End party at the Juice Truck. In addition to brain games, medicinal cocktails containing mind-sharpening ingredients, a DJ name-that-tune challenge, and inspiring conversation with a solid gathering of people, you can also be among the first to sample "Brain On" – a new juice (full of good things like blueberry, spinach, cucumber, beet, turmeric and more) that has come out of a collaboration between the Juice Truck and Jeff Hamada (of Booooooom fame).
Thursday, Sept. 4 | 7 p.m. – late | The Juice Truck Cafe (28 W. 5th Ave.) | www.thejuicetruck.ca
STREET ART | This month, the small gallery Hot Art Wet City is having a show of work by local wheatepaste and stencil artists iHeart, Joy, Slingshot, Wrk(less), and MW Bowen. Opening night with reception, booze and artists in attendance goes down on Friday, with the exhibition itself continuing until Sept. 26.
Opening: Friday, Sept. 5 | 7-11 p.m. | Hot Art Wet City Gallery (2206 Main) | www.hotartwetcity.com
UNLIMITED EDITION III | Design firm Knauf & Brown is hosting one of its "poster parties" this weekend. A fancy printer will pump out 2-feet-by-3-feet, black-and-white artist's posters for only $15. Score yourself a cool poster-sized image of a work by participating artists such as Jennilee Marigomen, Alana Paterson, Lukas Peet, Tom Chung, Dan Climan and many more. (For a full list of artists visit the Something Club website).
Friday, Sept. 5 | 8 p.m. | The Something Club (1505 Powell St.) | www.thesomethingclub.ca
LANTERNS | Celebrate the mid-autumn moon at Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens. Activities will be family focused – expect traditional Chinese music performances, storytelling, Chinese games and mooncakes and tea. From 7 p.m. until 10 p.m., the evening becomes more introspective. Wander the soft dark pathways of the garden, light and release a lotus lantern and enjoy a glass of wine. Bring cash to get in fast.
Sunday, Sept. 7 | 5-10 p.m. | 578 Carrall St. | $5/person; $10/family | www.vancouverchinesegarden.com
FEAST | Farm Folk City Folk presents its annual fundraising event Feast of Fields out at Bremner's Farm. Feast organizers work to bring fresh local ingredients produced, grown, caught and harvested by the region's best farmers and fishers together with talented chefs from some of the most amazing restaurants in the city to showcase why we are so lucky to live and eat in the Lower Mainland. The money raised goes to Farm Folk City Folk. A shuttle bus will be available from Vancouver ($15).
Sunday, Sept. 7 | 1-5 p.m. | 4626 88 St., Delta) | $95 | www.farmfolkcityfolk.ca