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What’s Good This Week May 16 – Vancouver Events

Vancouver Events and Stuff We Think YOU Should Do!

It’s a tasty week once again with lots to eat and drink. Get your theatre fix in two with Bill Elliot and why not try to win yourself some Uprising Beer for a whole year?

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Spot Prawn Boil at Blackbird Public House – May 17 and May 31

Spot Prawn season is here and The Blackbird Public House is getting set for its annual Prawn boil dinner. Inspired by the original Southern-style seafood boils, these dinners will feature perfectly seasoned prawns and vegetables served family style, right from the pot to the newsprint wrapped dinner tables. The meal will be paired with the newest release from Phillips Brewing, a delicious Craft Pilsner. Tuesday, 17 May 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT) – Tickets – Add to Calendar

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WIN SOME BREAD for a year with Uprising Bread

2016 is Uprising Breads’ 40th Anniversary. To mark the special occasion, the popular Vancouver bakery is inviting the public to submit their favorite memories and stories about their past experiences there. Share your favorite recollections and you could be the winner of Free Bread for a Year!  Tag @UprisingBreads  using the hashtag #40YearsofFlowerPower, and enter online at http://uprisingbreads.com/40th/


Paella at Boulevard each Sunday through May -May  22, 29

Executive Chef Alex Chen conjures up the rustic flavours of Spain’s national dish with a string of events featuring Paella as the centrepiece.


House Sangria Upon Arrival  Poached White Asparagus Salad
Manchego Cheese, Free Range Egg, Sherry Vinaigrette

Paella Roasted Ling Cod, Local Clams and Mussels, Prawns, Chorizo Soffritto, Saffron and Shellfish Stock Served with a Trio of Accompaniments

Valencia Orange-Infused Chocolate Mousse Olive Oil Ice Cream, Saffron Orange Coulis

$49 per person plus beverages, tax and gratuity (based on a two-guest minimum). Featured Spanish wine selections available. Please note that seating is communal.

Eventbrite - Sunday Paella Series

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Billy Elliott at the Arts Club until July 10

Based on the acclaimed film, and supported with music by Elton John, Billy Elliot is an inspiring tale of courage, ambition, and overcoming adversity. It’s 1984 and County Durham’s coal miners are set to go on strike when 11-year-old Billy finds his way into Mrs. Wilkinson’s ballet class following his boxing lesson. Enthralled with dance and showing inherent ability, Billy is encouraged to audition for the prestigious Royal Ballet School in London, but he fears the reactions of his father and brother, who are both wrapped up in the escalating strike situation. The astounding winner of 10 Tony Awards, this global musical phenomenon is a theatre experience that will stay with you forever. buy tickets


Chicha Peruvian Nikkei Dinner with tequila and mezcal – May 25

Guest Chef Benjamin Akira Berwick and Executive Chicha Restaurant chef Shelome Bouvette will be collaborating on a special Peruvian Nikkei five course tasting menu paired with varieties of tequila and mezcal; this event is part of the Vancouver International Tequila Expo week.

Cocktail and Canape Reception (6.30pm-7.30pm) a welcome mezcal cocktail and canapes

Course 1: Spot Prawn Ceviche (spot prawns, sea asparagus, avocado, dashi, aguile chile)paired with Azunia Platinum Blanco Tequila
Course 2: Snapper Tiradito (snapper, leche de tigre, aji amarillo peruvian chile, cancha corn)paired with Nuestra Soledad Zoquitlam Mezcal
Course 3: Trio of Causa (chilled and whipped potatoes topped with a variety of toppings; vegetable, chicken and dungeness crab) paired with T1 exceptional reposado tequila
Course 4: Lomo saltado (med rare Pemberton Meadows beef, wild onion, sea coriander, fried new potato) paired with Mezcales de Leyenda Oaxaca Tiacuache Mezcal
Dessert: Picarones (sweet potato and pumpkin donuts with local strawberries) paired with Alma de Agave Anejo Tequila

As both chefs have a passion for nature and the westcoast all seafood will be local and sustainable, meats will be locally and ethically raised and hormone and chemical free, and many ingredients will be foraged from our beautiful westcoast environment.

Tickets are $100 and include both the cocktail and canape reception, the five course dinner and the pairings. Tickets!

What’s Good This Week April 12

It’s another busy week ahead! What’s Good In This Week in Vancouver?


Garagiste North – April 17, 2016

First and foremost, wine lovers need to set this Sunday aside, well at least a few hours of it, to explore the smaller producers of our province. Held at the Wise Hall in East Vancouver, this once a year experience will walk you through the up and comers, and those who just don’t want to go big. Chat with the winemakers and owners and sample some bites for Chicha Vancouver, a wonderful Peruvian spot! TICKETS!

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Sakura & Sake at Shangri-La’s Market until April 30

We’ve welcomed Spring with open arms, and a Sakura-inspired tasting menu available now until April 30.

Guests can anticipate dishes such as Side Stripe Shrimp, with Eggplant Salad, Green Beans, Grated Daikon Momiji, and Sake Vinaigrette; or a savoury Sablefish, marinated in Sake Lees, Crispy Rice, and Edamame Purée.

Guests have the option to add on wine pairings, or sake pairings from Granville Island Artisan Sakemaker, Masa Shiroki. View the Sakura tasting menu. Reserve online, or by calling 604 695 1115.


Sample Bella Gelateria’s Gelato di Bufala 

Vancouver’s maestro gelatiere James Coleridge from the internationally award-winning Bella Gelateria has worked his scrumptious magic again with his latest frozen culinary creation, Gelato di Bufala or water buffalo milk gelato.
Bella Gelateria’s Gelato di Bufala offers a healthier alternative with more calcium, protein, iron, less cholesterol and sodium than cow’s milk. Its silky, velvety satin, creamy texture and buttery taste is similar to the famous bufala mozzarella Italian cheese renowned in Italy.
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Sample Rhubarb Treats at Beaucoup Bakery – Until June 20, 2016

Spring’s favourite vegetable makes a sweet arrival this season as Beaucoup Bakery & Café brings rhubarb to life in three limited, new pastries and one special iced tea. From April 11, 2016 until June 20, 2016, customers can enjoy an Olive Oil Roasted Strawberry Rhubarb Tart, Rhubarb Nest, Strawberry Rhubarb Croissant, and Rhubarb Hibiscus Iced Tea.

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Blossom Barge – April 16, 2016

The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF), presented by the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, brings spring to the blue ways of Vancouver this April to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the annual celebration of the city’s beautiful blooms.
Blossom Barge, presented by Tymac Launch Service, is an innovative floating installation of 36 flowering cherry blossom trees on a barge, showcasing a beautiful pink and white canopy of Shirotae, Shirofugen and Kwanzan cherry trees in full bloom.
Join in the fun on Saturday, April 16 when the Blossom Barge will parade Vancouver’s waterways before mooring at Dock 7 by Granville Island Market at lunchtime. Celebrate spring with a mini festival of free performances on the barge by Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Tetsu Taiko & Tzo’kam cross-cultural collaboration, Langley Ukulele Ensemble, Kutapira, Chibi Taiko, and the international yoyo superstar, Harrison Lee.
On its inaugural journey from Crab Park to Granville Island on April 16, the Blossom Barge will give a sail-by salute as it passes the Pier at Canada Place, Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Island and sails along False Creek to Science World, before returning to moor at Dock 7 at Granville Island Market.