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Indulge: Make room on your schedule to head to the Four Seasons Hotel this Thursday night. Chef Ned Bell, along with Four Season's lead bartender, Justin Taylor, have invited West Restaurant's executive chef Quang Dang and bartender David Wolowidnyk, as well as chef Jonathan Chovancek and mixologist Lauren Mote from Bittered Sling, to come to Yew Seafood + Bar to get in on a little chef-swapping action. Rather than stay teamed up with their usual chef, bartenders will be partnered with a chef from one of the other two teams. The price of the ticket might be steep, but it's worth it to have three fantastic chefs and three equally talented bartenders working together to present one six-course meal.
March 6, Yew Seafood + Bar (791 W. Georgia St.), $125, yewseafood.com
Community: If you live in or are concerned about any of the neighbourhoods subject to Vancouver's new community plans, you might want to make your way to the Arts & Culture Alliance building. The Heritage Vancouver has assembled a line-up of guest speakers including Holly Sovdi (west end planner), Tom Wanklin (senior planner, Downtown Eastside Neighbourhoods Group) and James Boldt (heritage planner) to discuss heritage in the context of community plans. Attendees are invited to ask questions and share ideas.
Thursday, March 6, 7-9 p.m., Arts & Culture Alliance, #100-938 Howe St., free, preregistration required, heritagevancouver.org
Portside pulp: Poke your head into Gastown's Portside Pub for a pint of Persephone Golden Goddess Ale and a look at a new art exhibition called Pulp. Artists were challenged to capture the old maritime heritage of Vancouver by "blending port-based Vancouver archival imagery with Men's Adventure Magazine and vintage 'pulp' paper-like references." Participating artists include Drew Young, Jay Senetchko, Caroline Weaver, Stefan Tosheff, Francis Tiffany, Noah Stacey and Ilya Viryachev.
Friday, March 7, 7-10 p.m., The Portside Pub, 7 Alexander St.,
Art auction: The Western Front is holding its 41st annual gala dinner and art auction. The evening includes a cocktail reception and dinner by Hawksworth Restaurant, musical entertainment and an auction. Ticket prices are steep, but proceeds help support arts programming and solid efforts to foster a vibrant cultural scene in Vancouver. Have a look at the auction catalogue by visiting westernfrontauction2014.tumblr.com. Or, nip into the auction preview on Wednesday (7-9 p.m.) and take a look first hand.
Saturday, March 8, 6 p.m., Western Front Grand Luxe Hall, 303 East 8th Ave., $185, front.bc.ca
Ukulele festival: The Vancouver Ukulele Festival sold out last year and chances are good it will sell out again. This year's festival includes a multiperformance concert ($18 in advance and $25 at the door) that will include a fine line-up of ukesters: Danielle Ate The Sandwich; The Quiet American; Daphne (Ruby) Roubini, founder of ukulele school Ruby's Ukes, with Ruby & Smith; Ralph Shaw; and Guido Heistek. Sunday brings a full day of workshops for every level of ukulele enthusiast, but workshops are already sold out.
Saturday, March 8, 7 p.m., St. James Hall (3214 W. 10th Ave.), rubysukes.ca