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Do you suffer from dull knife syndrome?

July 14, 2010

Symptoms may consist of a bandage shortage, a plethora of homemade ketchup and more… step into House of Knives, 2655 Granville Street on South Granville, and find out about the cure!

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Stanley Theatre presents Glengarry Glen Ross, July 22 – Aug 22

July 12, 2010

Eric McCormack stars in David Mamet’s theatrical masterpiece at the Stanley Theatre on South Granville

BMO Financial Group and the Arts Club Theatre Company present Glengarry Glen Ross at the Stanley Theatre on South Granville,  from July 22nd to August 22nd, 2010.

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Tough times call for tough measures in a Chicago real-estate office. In this cutthroat world, four hungry, backstabbing salesmen peddle questionable investments in a contest to become top dog. Slumping sales? Can’t close the deal? You’re fired! David Mamet’s explosive Read more…

Marilyn S. Mylrea Art Gallery presents Summer’s Sweet Promise, June 25 – Aug 31

July 11, 2010

The Italian Princess by Artist Marilyn S. Mylrea

Marilyn S. Mylrea Art Gallery, 2341 Granville Street, on South Granville, presents Summer’s Sweet Promise, a contemporary group exhibition featuring the beauty of the summertime with art by Jane Bronsch, Jonathan Lorne, Robert Jess Marshall and Marilyn S. Mylrea.

Summer’s Sweet Promise showcases bright floral paintings, portraits and serene landscape abstracts by Marilyn S. Mylrea which reflect soft warm colours and sensual movement. This group show also includes beautiful realism paintings of tranquil water scenes and lush elegant flowers with exquisite highlights by Jane Bronsch, magnificent landscapes of West Coast beauty with impressionistic brushstrokes and flowing movement by Robert Jess Marshall, and vibrant powerful abstracts with unique layered textures and fresh sparkling vitality by Jonathan Lorne.

This exhibition runs from June 25th to August 31st, 2010. For more information visit Summer’s Sweet Promise.


Homemade Ice Cream In-Store Cooking Demo Saturday July 10, at Cookworks on South Granville

July 10, 2010

Join Céline Turenne and Cookworks, 1548 West Broadway on South Granville, every Saturday for an in-store live cooking demonstration. Walk-in and join the fun from 12pm – 4pm. No reservation required. Read more…

Artist Gretchen Gammell, Winsor Gallery, July 14 – Aug 7

July 10, 2010

A Message For You by Artist Gretchen Gammell, acrylic and graphite on canvas, at Winsor GalleryWinsor Gallery, 3025 Granville Street, on South Granville, presents an exhibition of works by Artist Gretchen Gammell from July 14th to August 7th, 2010.

Gretchen Gammell shares a new series influenced by her recent residency in northern France. Her work remains rooted in exploring the female form and psyche, balancing such personal issues with the pleasure she finds in the unusual colour and exuberant mark-making of her abstract paintings. Read more

Winsor Gallery is dedicated to the promotion of distinctive contemporary art. At Winsor Gallery you can comfortably explore a diverse range of media and consult with our staff to help you find the right work that will enrich your life.

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Upcoming Cooking Class at Cookworks on South Granville With Murray Bancroft

July 9, 2010

Murray Bancroft, Consulting Chef/Food Stylist at Cookworks on July 19thPlaying the Market: Cooking with ingredients from Vancouver’s Farmers Markets

Monday July 19, 2010
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

With Murray Bancroft, Consulting Chef/Food Stylist

It’s growing season once again so find out what’s in the stalls right now and innovative ways to prepare and present it from farm to table. Sample some of Bancroft’s favorite wines from Nichol Vineyard in Naramata. Participants will receive 10% off any purchase they make that evening. BOOK NOW

Join Cookworks for intimate cooking classes with B.C.’s top chefs at the new Western Living Test Kitchen at Cookworks on Broadway! Their cooking events will leave you with the secrets and skills to re-create top chef-style dishes at home.

Find out more about all of the Upcoming Classes at Cookworks, 1548 West Broadway.

Elissa Cristall Gallery presents “sudden frost” Art Exhibition, July 2 – Aug 14

July 6, 2010

Will Gorlitz, "Always Already (zebra)", oil on panel, 14 x 22 inches, 2010

The Elissa Cristall Gallery, 2245 Granville Street, on South Granville presents “sudden frost” from July 2 to August 14, 2010, an exhibition of eight distinguished Canadian artists.

Inspired by a passage from T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’ this exhibition is curated by gallery artist Pete Smith and features the work of guest artists: Michel Daigneault, Sky Glabush, Will Gorlitz, Patrick Mahon, David Merritt, Jenn E Norton, Kevin Rodgers and Nicole Vogelzang. Read more…

Deconstructing our ‘Paved Paradise’

July 1, 2010

If the words ‘Paved Paradise’ ring a Big Yellow Taxi bell… your age is showing along with mine!

It’s finally happening.  The parking lot on the north east corner of 13th and Granville is in its final gasps of existence.

Standard Oil (Chevron) has owned the corner of 13th and Granville for the past 70+ years.  Up until 10 years ago, it was various incarnations of a gas station with one incorporating a 7-11 (yes, South Granville had a 7-11).  As with many gas stations across Vancouver, the location was deemed obsolete when gas pumps located every 2 blocks became a little ridiculous.  (I found a photo the other day that showed a gas pump outside the parkade of Hycroft apartments!)  Back in the 30’s, South Granville had 12 gas stations in 14 blocks—almost bizarre when you think about it.

Standard Oil at 13th & Granville

You can see a small sliver of the Standard Oil station on the right hand side of the photo.

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Get In Touch With Your Inner Foodie on South Granville

June 27, 2010

Meinhardt’s on South Granville continues to wow the Foodie world with their phenomenal selection of oils and vinegars—read about Debbra’s latest “An Oil Junkie” adventure as recalled on the Edible Vancouver Blog.

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Chali-Rosso presents “Les Baigneuses Surprises” of Picasso

June 25, 2010

Three of the four new, original etchings added to the Chali-Rosso Gallery collection, depict women, Picasso’s favourite subject.

In Les Baigneuses surprises (The Surprised Bathers), the artist places his characters in a humouresque situation. The eyes initially focus on the two bathers prominently visible in the foreground. A closer look reveals a strategically placed sculpture to the left of the image, creating a Read more…

You are invited… Eric McCormack, sassy shoes, summer dresses, sparkling wine, and Sweet Stuff!

June 24, 2010

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Arts Club Theatre Company, Leah Costello would like to invite you to an evening of sassy shoes, summer dresses, sparkling wine, and… Sweet Stuff!

Join special guests Eric McCormack and the cast of the Arts Club’s production of Glengarry Glen Ross for this Arts Club fundraiser. This is your chance to get up close and personal with Eric and the cast, and it’s all for a very good cause.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010
7pm to 10 pm
West Vancouver
(full address and details to be provided in confirmation)
Tickets are $125

For more info and to book your tickets today please call the Arts Club Box office at 604-687-1644. Tickets are very limited and they are expected to sell out quickly!

Best known for his role as “Will” on the hit series “Will & Grace”, Eric McCormack and friends will be performing at the Stanley Theatre from July 22 to August 22, 2010 in Vancouver in the production of Glengarry Glen Ross.

Last Call!

June 22, 2010

There are only 24 performances left of Buddy! With 42 shows sold out, tickets are scarce. What a great statement about the health of theatre in Vancouver—we could not be more proud of our Stanley Theatre. It truly is a fabulous show, as are all Arts Club productions. Playing now until July 11, 2010 Buddy cannot be heldover as the Stanley Theatre has another great show coming afterwards, so if you don’t have tickets yet, book yours today!

OhKuol on South Granville is right—from Pop Star La Roux to Princess Victoria of Sweden the cameo is back

June 20, 2010

For centuries, the cameo has been considered a signature accessory that can elevate any ordinary outfit. And in fact, the origins of the cameo can be traced several centuries back. King Louis XIV of France, the “Sun King”, appointed several of his advisors to acquire entire collections of ancient cameos and engraved gems. Catherine the Great had an impressive collection of cameos too and Queen Elizabeth favoured cameos to Read more…

In-Store Cooking Demo every Saturday at Cookworks on South Granville

June 18, 2010

Join Céline Turenne and Cookworks, 1548 West Broadway on South Granville, every Saturday for an in-store live cooking demonstration. Walk-in and join the fun from 12pm – 4pm. No reservation required. Read more…

South Granville Seniors’ Centre to host “pocket markets”

June 17, 2010

From the end of June through mid-September 2010, the South Granville Seniors’ Centre, 1420 West 12th Avenue, will host “pocket markets”. These small, temporary markets support local farmers, increase access to healthy food and strengthen the community food system, and in particular support seniors who may have trouble accessing nutritious food. Read more…