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The Scout List: Crazy8s Film Festival, Warhol exhibition and all about owls

Andy Warhol’s 1962 screenprints of Marilyn Monroe.

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Editor's Note: Globe B.C. has joined forces with Scout Magazine to give you the best of what's happening in Vancouver this weekend. For a full week's worth of listings, head over to the complete Scout List, updated each week.

Gig There's a special kind of energy involved in a hometown record release party that's hard to put to words. You have to experience it for yourself.

As luck would have it, such an opportunity presents itself this week. Vancouver rock band The Gay Nineties wants to launch its most recent album Liberal Guilt with a few sets at the Fox Cabaret.

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Head to the refurbished Main Street theatre on Thursday night for some high energy music from The Gays, as well as Owen Ellis and JPNSGRLS.

Thursday, Fox Cabaret (2321 Main St.) www.gayninetiesmusic.com

Art Auction The Western Front is holding its annual gala dinner and art auction this week. The evening at the The Grand Luxe Hall includes a cocktail reception and dinner by Hawksworth, musical entertainment and an auction. Ticket prices are steep, but proceeds help to support arts programming and foster Vancouver's cultural scene. The online catalogue boasts interesting pieces donated by more than 30 artists, such as Winter Banana Apples by Chris Dikeakos and Pinata by Julie Morstad. Have a peek at the catalogue at westernfrontauction2015.tumblr.com.

Saturday, 6 p.m., Western Front Grand Luxe Hall 303 8 Ave. E., $185, www.front.bc.ca

Crazy8s Every year, hundreds of aspiring Vancouver filmmakers come up with a film idea and pitch it to Crazy8s Film Festival.

A shortlist is generated, and six finalists are assigned a mentor, given access to film gear and $1,000 cash to produce a short film in just eight days.

This year's films are being screened at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts on Saturday night. After party at Science World.

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Saturday, 7 p.m., 777 Homer St., After party: Science World, $30, www.crazy8s.cc

Pop Art How about a private showing of original Andy Warhol works this weekend? Brought together by combining the collections of a Los Angeles businessman and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Art, A Different Idea of Love is an exhibition of more than 80 of prints and paintings at a Yaletown warehouse until the end of March.

These works have never been exhibited together under one roof.

March 1-30, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Saturday, 1280 Homer St., www.warholvancouver.com

Owls Hustle down to the Stanley Park Pavilion this Sunday to learn about owls. In addition to imparting all kinds of birds-of-prey knowledge, representatives of The Stanley Park Ecology Society will also provide specimens to explore as you learn about unique characteristics and adaptations of these local birds.

You'll even get the chance to dissect owl pellets to see what critters ended up as an owl's meal. Pre-registration is suggested by e-mailing programs@stanleyparkecology.ca.

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Sunday, March 1, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Stanley Park Dining Pavilion (610 Pipeline Rd.), www.stanleyparkecology.ca

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