TONIGHT Canadian born MINBID (short for minimum bid) throws up an art auction in Chinatown and will be packing the room full of art lovers for this one night event. Having rolled out 12 art auctions since 2013 in Edmonton, Calgary and now for the first time Vancouver, MINBID is looping in the Vancouver community to build out their vision of uncovering and sharing the underbelly of Canada’s art scenes. They represent over 150 Canadian artists and are welcoming the public to experience and support the Vancouver edition. Anticipate delicious cocktails, beer, live music and the opportunity for various budgets to bid on local and international underground art. Space is limited and in high demand so jump on registering early today, it’s also FREE so you can spend those savings on art – right? They’re serving Steam Whistle Pilsner, Old Fashioned Cocktails and MINBID custom beer brewed in partnership with Main Street Brewery. Light fare will be provided. The auction runs August 29, 8PM – 11PM at Flex at Stretch Yoga, 180 East Pender St., 2nd Floor. Cash and credit welcome.