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SOME COOL PICS | Vancouver based photographer Andrew Volk has his first solo show – Some Pics, Pre-Tinder to Present – opening on Thursday night at The Something Club on Powell Street. This show runs until only July 23, so don't stall. Thursday, July 17 | 7-10 pm | The Something Club – 1505 E. Powell St.
ART | A multi-show exhibition launches at The Burrard Arts Foundation this week. James Knight and Steffen Quong humanize the concept of Kintsukuroi, a traditional Japanese pottery repair method in which broken items are put back together with molten gold, a process that renders them more beautiful for having been broken. Instead of pottery, these artists apply the concept to people and communication. Artist Eric Rieger will create a site-specific installation using thousands of meticulously cut, measured and knotted pieces of yarn, and Kate Henderson and Erin Siddall will look at issues of gender, technology and art in How To Make Good Movies. The opening reception is Thursday night. The show continues until Sept. 27. Thursday, July 17 | 7-10 p.m. | The Burrard Arts Foundation (108 E. Broadway) | Free |
DISCOVER | Whether you are new to the city or just interested in brushing up on local history, an Architectural Institute of British Columbia walking tour is a great way to get to know Vancouver. View the personality of the city through the prism of its landmarks, buildings, structures and streets. Learn about heritage preservation, contemporary and historic architectural styles, the impact of urban planning policy on the evolution of the city, and more. There are six tours, each covering a distinct area. Walks include: Chinatown, Gastown, Strathcona, Yaletown, the West End and Downtown. Tours begin at the AIBC office at 440 Cambie St. most days of the week (except Monday and Friday afternoons). Various days | 10 a.m., 1 p.m. | 440 Cambie St. | $10 |
VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL | Folk Fest spreads across Jericho Park this weekend. There's something quintessentially Vancouver about this three day event. This year, we're looking forward to catching folk legend Joan Baez, Andrew Bird, Vancouver-based Brasstronaut, folk-rockers Fish and Bird from Victoria, Great Lake Swimmers, Amos Lee, East Coast indie crew Wintersleep, and Australia's Frank Yamma. Pack a blanket and relax. July 19-21 | Jericho Beach | $40-$170 |
COOK | Members of the UBC farm's Maya in Exile Garden are putting on a cooking class on Saturday. In addition to learning how to make a proper corn tortilla, participants in the Three Sisters in the Kitchen workshop will learn how to make bledo con frijol (beans with amaranth leaf) and kelite frito con queso envuelto en tortilla (lambs quarters cooked with cheese wrapped in tortillas), among other things. Expect expert cooking advice and talk about medicinal and culinary uses for herbs and vegetables grown in the Mayan garden plot. July. 19 | 2-4 p.m. | UBC Farm (3461 Ross St., UBC) | $30 | www.ubcfarm.ubc.ca
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