The Paste Up Weekly

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THE PASTE UP WEEKLY is an extension of our monthly events listings. We know that there are a lot of awesome events, happenings and goings on in Vancouver and we wanted to feature some of the best and most unique events for the upcoming week. This month’s full event listings can be found here.

The Tattoo Project: Body , Art, Image

Where & when: November 26th – 28th @ Performance Works, Granville Island, 7PM – 11PM

Cost: Free Admission.

Why you should go: The first of its kind, THE TATTOO PROJECT, is the result of 3 days of shooting with 12 photographers and 100 tattooed models. This experimental exhibition and final scene of the highly?anticipated documentary film, THE TATTOO PROJECT, promises to bring out the city’s most outspoken members of the subcultural art community. Already confirmed are longtime editor of Skin&Ink Magazine, Bob Baxter, the godfather of modern American tattooing, Lyle Tuttle, and performances by Melody Mangler and the Screaming Chicken Burlesque Revue.

Cool extras:  Opening reception November 26th.  Art available for purchase and proceeds from the sale of a special Tattoo Project Calendar go to support DTES Vancouver’s Ray-Cam Community Centre.

East Side Cultural Crawl

Where & when: November 26th, 27th & 28th @ Vancouver’s East Side (Map)

Cost: Free.

Why you should go: The Eastside Culture Crawl is an annual 3-day November event that involves artists who live in Vancouver’s Eastside in an area bounded by Main St., 1st Ave., Victoria Drive, and the Waterfront. Painters, jewelers, sculptors, furniture makers, musicians, weavers, potters, writers, printmakers, photographers, glassblowers; from emerging artists to those of international fame… these are just a sampling of the exciting talents featured during this unique chance to meet local artists in their studios.

Cool extras:  Two events: 1) Echo Chamber Nov 21st 7PM at The Cultch ‘Wander through a Kaleidoscope of Performance, Art & Dance!’ Mingle with the creative life blood that runs through our East Van veins!! It is a fusion of live music, live dance, live painting & a curated exhibition of Eastside Culture Crawl artists work “Process & Intent: The Making of Art”. 2) Tour. The Eastside Culture Crawl is very well known and loved for the diversity of work, art practices and studio arrangements represented. On Saturday morning Executive Director, Jeffrey Boone, will meet at the Wilder Snail (799 Keefer Street) to take a walking tour to 4 studios as an introduction some of that variety.  At each studio you will take 10-15 minutes to look at the sort of work is being done there, what the studio set up involves, current and future projects and so on. Questions and conversation are encouraged as on this very informal tour.

As always be sure to check out V.I.A. co-sponsored nights:


No Worries Thursdays at The Waldorf Hotel: Boogieman + Dance Party.  Happy Ending Fridays at Fortune Sound Club: Skratch of All Trades Tour with Skratch Bastid.  Super Deluxe Saturdays at Shine: U-Tern, Flipout & Sam Demoe.

There is a new show every week – check the Facebook page for this weeks feature.