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BIRDS: The City of Vancouver is inviting the public to vote for the Bird of the Year. This year, four candidates are competing for the title of Vancouver's 2016 "official bird": peregrine falcon, barn owl, western grebe and the barn swallow. You can vote online (www.vancouver.ca) but as with any vote, you should first inform yourself. The best way to do that would be to sit in on the City Bird Showdown Debate, where biologists will defend their choices.
Friday, April 24, noon – 1 p.m., Vancouver City Hall, www.vancouverbirdweek.ca
CONNECT: Feisty Feast is an all-girl pop-up communal table supper anchored by an inspiring guest speaker at an unusual locale. For this (sixth) instalment, the theme is the renewal of spring with a Moroccan twist. Not only will there be good food (expect a family-style spread of rich Moroccan flavours), fine conversation and cool people, but the evening – set in a refurbished bakery in the heart of East Vancouver – will also offer a little market full of vintage clothing, home wares, jewellery, rugs, Moroccan wedding blankets and Tuareg talismans.
Saturday, April 25, 6 p.m., location provided with ticket purchase, $75, www.eventbrite.ca/e/feisty-feast-no-6-tickets-16401573548 or www.feistyfeast.ca
SUSHI 101: Affordable, healthy and informative, Eternal Abundance arms workshop participants with enough practical knowledge to do their own thing at home. Scoot over to the shop to learn how to make carbohydrate- and gluten-free Japanese snacks. Think miso soup with seasonal vegetables, mango nori rolls and spicy avocado temaki cones.
Sunday, April 26, 5:30 – 8 p.m., Eternal Abundance Cafe (1025 Commercial Dr.), $40, www.theperkyparsnip.com
FIELD TRIP: Hit the Cloverdale Legion for the Johnny Cash and June Carter tribute: Cheap Legion beer, a small and understated venue, plus a good country vibe!
Sunday, April 26, 7 p.m., Cloverdale Legion (17567 – 57 Ave., Cloverdale), www.cloverdale.bc.ca
SCORE: The Cinematheque is holding its annual poster sale. This one-day event sees the release of hundreds of posters of movies by "arthouse favourites" such as Michelangelo Antonioni, Jean-Luc Godard, Federico Fellini, Charlie Chaplin, Jean Renoir, Vittorio De Sica, Xavier Dolan and many more. A handful of vintage, first-edition posters for blockbusters such as Back to the Future, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Return of the Jedi will be up for auction.
Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m. – noon, The Cinematheque (1131 Howe St.)
HEADS UP: Next week brings the 13th annual Eat! Vancouver Food and Cooking Festival and the line-up of events looks pretty sweet. Over the weekend of May 1-3, hit B.C. Place Stadium, where there will be a multitude of demonstrations, tastings and competitions, as well as a Canadian Food Artisan Pavilion and a Craft Beer Alley. Off site (starting April 26) expect a series of dinners featuring top-drawer chefs from across the country who have been flown in to pair up with local restaurants for one-night only events. Tickets are selling fast and many dinners are already full, but if you do some snooping around you'll find there are still some openings.
Apr. 26 – May 3, Various times and venues www.eat-vancouver.com