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Collect: The Contemporary Art Gallery runs an off-site residency space at the Burrard Marina called Field House Studio. New York-based artist Marie Lorenz is the artist-in-residence and she is working on building a boat from pieces of driftwood that have been gathered from the beaches and shorelines of the Lower Mainland. Joined by Vancouver artists Rebecca Bayer and Josh Hite, she will give a talk Thursday about beach combing, her process, the inspiration that can come from using found objects, and the beauty of nature. On Sunday, she will put words into action by leading a beach combing expedition along Kits Beach.
Thursday, May 29, 6 p.m., Maritime Museum (1905 Ogden Ave.), Free with admission. Sun., June 1, 1 p.m., Hadden Park Field House (1015 Maple St.), Free, contemporaryartgallery.ca
Connect: Jump-start your brain by exposing it to some thought-provoking content at FUEL (Future of Urbanity, the Environment, and our Lifestyle). The new event series aims to connect innovators from around the world with local entrepreneurs, designers and community builders to see what happens when they sit down and talk shop. The organizers have matched presenters from different fields to come together to explore four sectors that are relevant to our city: food, design, sustainability and technology. Expect panel discussions, workshops and trend forecasts. Visit the Fuel website to read the full lineup of events (fuelvancouver.com)
Thursday, May 29, Various times and prices, Vancouver Playhouse Theatre (600 Hamilton St.). Friday, May 30, Various times and prices, Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut St.)
Salt walks: In August, 2013, artist Randy Lee Cutler led a series of walks through Chinatown that focused on salt. These began at the Access Gallery with a salt tasting and a rundown of the different ways to consider salt (as medicine, a method of food preservation, a flavour, and as a crystal structure). She took participants on a tour around Chinatown to visit with shopkeepers who explained how salt influenced their business. As she went, Ms. Cutler filmed the experience and the resultant film, Salt Walks: Three Movements, screens this Saturday.
Saturday, May 31, 2-4 p.m., Hall of One Hundred Rivers, Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Gardens (578 Carrall St.), vancouverchinesegarden.com
Fair in the square: It's always nice to see the little plot of land at the intersection of Pender/Hastings/Cambie come alive with events and activities for Fair in the Square. Expect community groups with information tables, art, live music, a free barbecue lunch, some sword-fighting demonstrations, yoga and lots of cupcakes.
Sunday, June 1, 11-2, Victory Square Park (Hastings at Cambie), centralcityfoundation.ca