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Art: Head to Chinatown to catch a show of Vancouver artist Robert Chaplin's work and be treated to a first-hand encounter with the artist himself. Mr. Chaplin is known for such unique creations as minuscule travel-sized Danish Modern chess sets (constructed with Lego bricks), bold books, murals and beautifully intricate carvings. He excels in stone and on paper and canvas. This show also marks the launch of a new book by Mr. Chaplin called Sorry I'm Not Sorry.
Thursday, May 15, 8 p.m. Unit Pitt Gallery (236 East Pender St.) Free helenpittgallery.org
Design: University of British Columbia architecture, landscape architecture and environmental design students are showing their 2014 projects over the next few weeks. Catch the opening reception to see what the next wave of Vancouver designers and builders are thinking. Models, drawings, and renderings will be on display, illustrating directions and design inspirations for a new generation of professionals. This exhibition is viewable between noon and 7 p.m. daily, May 17-30.
Opening Reception, Friday, May 16, 7 p.m. Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza (Hamilton Street at Georgia) sala.ubc.ca
Vinyl: Nothing sounds quite like vinyl. If you need any convincing, head to the Main Street Record Fair. The Cambrian Hall will be swarming with vinyl lovers buying, selling or trading new and used records. You can talk old-school stereo equipment, wear your old Clash shirt and marvel that there are still people hoarding cassette tapes. The Knights of the Turntable will be spinning records for your listening pleasure.
Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. 215 E 17th St. $3 at the door. vinylrecordfair.com
Get acquainted: Forbidden Vancouver is leading a Lost Souls of Gastown walking tour that will take you through the back alleys and dark corners of historical Gastown. By the time you're done you'll know all about Gassy Jack, Klondike Kate and poor old John Bray.
Saturday, May 17, 8 p.m. Various locations in Gastown, $22 forbiddenvancouver.ca
Tea: Kitsilano's O5 Rare Tea Bar hosts workshops and tea-related events. Scoot into the shop on Sunday night, for example, and you'll learn how to make natural probiotic-packed kombucha in the comfort of your own home. The class will only set you back $15 and is a manageable one-hour in duration.
Sunday, May 18, 5 p.m. O5 Rare Tea Bar (2208 W. 4th), $15 o5tea.com