Free Weekend Events (Oct 5 - 7)


Friday, October 5, 2012

Forever 21 Grand Reopening at Metropolis
Forever 21, Metropolis at Metrotown, Burnaby
Come celebrate the newly remodeled Forever 21 at Metropolis on Friday October 5th! Doors open at 10AM and the first 100 customers in line will receive a free gift card! See you at the store!

Vancouver Art/Book Fair Reception
Project Space, 222 E Georgia Street, Vancouver
A social event for exhibitors and the public the night before the Vancouver Art/Book Fair. This event also doubles as the Opening Reception for Project Space and Art Metropole's co-production the Wandering Art Metropole Publications and Ephemera Archive: Part 2.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Hastings Sunrise Family Harvest Festival
10:00am - 12:00pm
Hastings Community Centre, 3096 Hastings Street, Vancouver 
Come join us for a jam packed morning of celebrating food with the whole family.  Activities will include gardening, harvesting, baking, arts and crafts, circle time and lots of eating too!  Learn how to grow food in your own backyard (or windowsill) and how to prepare it too!  Sponsored by Hastings Community Centre and Hastings Seasons of Food.

Baker's Market
11:00am - 3:00pm (Oct 6 - Dec 8)
Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert Street, Vancouver
We are excited to announce that the Baker's Market in Vancouver will be opening again in the Fall of 2012.  Starting Oct. 6 - Dec. 8, for 9 Saturdays, (closed Oct. 27) we'll be at the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre, 7646 Prince Albert Street,  Vancouver, BC V5X 1C7, selling sweet and savoury baked goodies to the local community.

Vancouver Art/Book Fair - Day One, Book Fair and Symposium
12:00pm - 7:00pm 
Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Free admission — A book fair and symposium in the Vancouver Art Gallery Annex featuring books, magazines, zines and printed ephemera by more than seventy local, national and international publishers (schedule of events below). Free coffee provided by Ethical Bean. Free VA/BF tote bag with SWAG provided in part by our sponsors.

Savour Saturdays
Lonsdale Quay Market, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Chef Demonstration Presented by : Sharky's Chophouse. Delight your senses at Savour,  Lonsdale Quay Market's food and beverage festival every Saturday throughout October 2012. Explore the array of fine foods and experts who prepare them, from locally grown produce to imported delicacies.  Rediscover the taste of Lonsdale Quay Market with cooking demonstrations, guided Market taste tours, kids activities, contests and much more.  REGISTER AT: for activities, as space is limited. Participation is FREE and cash donations will be accepted on behalf of the Harvest Project.

BC Wines for Thanksgiving! Free tasting
2:00pm - 6:00pm
Okanagan Estate Wine Shop, 3669 West 4th, Vancouver
Join us on Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of October to try some great BC wines to pair with your Thanksgiving dinner! We will also be sampling some fine cheeses! Feel free to come in anytime between 2pm and 6pm on either day and give yourself 20 minutes or more to try some great wines and learn more about our store.  Tasting: Gray Monk Rotburger (Rose), Wild Goose Autumn Gold, Cedar Creek Pinot Noir, Quails' Gate Optima Late Harvest.

Gangnam Style Flash Mob
Meeting at Burrard Skytrain Station
Our #Gangnamstyle flashmob is going to be a little different. For those who learned the dance, great! If not, no biggie. We suggest you show up sporting your best Gangnam apparel! Black, yellow and pink suits alike! Remember: dress classy! Meet at the top of escalators (by the ticket machines) at the Burrard Skytrain Station. From there, we will travel to our event location.


9:00am - 2:00pm each week from May 12 - October 20
North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park at Trout Lake, Vancouver
North Parking Lot of John Hendry Park at Trout Lake Between Templeton and Lakewood south of the 13th Avenue Alley Please note: There is no parking in the North Lot and no parking on 13th Avenue. Please park away from the area & walk in. Or better yet: walk, cycle or take transit if you can!

9:00am - 2:00pm each week from May 12 - Oct 20
1100 Block of Comox Street across from Nelson Park at Mole Hill
Buy fresh produce from local farmers!

10:00am - 2:00pm each week from July 7 - Oct 6 
East Boulevard between 37th and 41st Avenue - near Kerrisdale Arena
The farmers market will feature over 40 vendors selling farm produce, prepared foods and craft items from across BC.

River District Farmers Market
10:00am - 2:00pm each week from Sept15 - Oct27
Kerr Street Plaza – on Kerr Street, one block South of SE Marine Drive, Vancouver
This one-of-a-kind farmers market is the only riverfront market in Vancouver. Come shop for fruits and veggies, prepared foods, and handmade products produced farmers and artisans. Enjoy the waterfront, playground and pier.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet at Leg-in-Boot Square, South False Creek north of Heather Street past Moberley Road near the water. 
"Economics of Place and Time" False Creek Seawall with Michael Barkuksy. A walk on the False Creek seawall to look at the history of False Creek and how the natural capital of the water and shoreline has changed over the last 150 years. The route will go west along the seawall towards Granville Island.  Not long ago False Creek was a tidal inlet surrounded by old-growth forests and salmon streams. Since the settlers arrived in the late 19th century the area has gone through a great transformation. The "natural capital" - trees, fish, sealife - soon disappeared as its value was high on the industrial market. Then sawmills lined the shores as the timber was processed. Pollution filled the creek - reducing the value of the waters and killing even more sealife. When the sawmills ceased, gradually the toxic sediments settled and now the creek is lined with highrises full of "human capital"

Vancouver Art/Book Fair - Day Two, Event Series
12:00pm - 7:30pm
Multiple venues: Motto Vancouver, The Nines, Project Space, Access Gallery
Free admission — A series of events featuring conversations with and performances by local and international publishers, artists, graphic designers and writers.


10:00am - 2:00pm each week May 20 - Oct 21 
2690 Larch Street at 10th Avenue, Parking Lot of Kitsilano Community Centre
Shop for organic and conventional product, meat, cheese, seafood and plants as well as tasty baked goods, beautiful crafts while being entertained by local musicians. Hot coffee and hot food available on site each week.

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