Art and publishing lovers, rejoice! Vancouver Art Book Fair is here, kicking off with a members-only preview Friday night, before the two days - Sat & Sun, 12-6pm - free and open to the public at Vancouver Art Gallery. It's a stimulating way to check out the diversity of creation that local and international makers are doing with the far-from-dead art of print.
In addition to VABF, there are lots of great music and comedy shows, so check out what our city's #knowfun Selectors at Do604 have picked for you this weekend...
Friday Oct 13 at Thunderbird Centre
Hot off the release of their third studio album “Relaxer,” indie rock band Alt-J is here to make sure your Friday is both mesmerizing and soulfully energetic.
Friday Oct 13 at Fortune Club
Doomtree’s very own P.O.S is at Fortune this Friday, combining his sick flow of lyrics with banging punk rock. You know it’s time to go hard or go home.
Art D’Ecco, Actors, Puritans, Croatia
Friday Oct 13 at Rickshaw Theatre
Some of BC’S hottest bands will rock your Friday night, featuring Art d’Ecco, ACTORS, Puritans and Croatia. It’s time to get your head bangin, and Rock on.
Arcade Fire: Infinite Content Tour at Pacific Coliseum
Saturday Oct 14 at the Pacific Coliseum
Feeling groovy? Do you have the dancing itch? Then Arcade Fire’s blend of alternative and dance rock is just what you need this Saturday.
Saturday Oct 14 at Celebrities
Synth-pop duo Blue Hawaii will be in Vancouver this Saturday, with their deep, melodic, techy vibe, they will have you forgetting the Fall rain in no time and have you shaking your hips and dancing your way to bliss.
Saturday Oct 14 at Fortune
Bringing a little sunshine back from California, Bad Suns will be playing at Fortune, banging out their new release “Disappear Here”. Breathing new life into the Indie rock scene, this band is one not to be missed.
An Evening with David Duchovny
Saturday Oct 14 at the Imperial
From acclaimed actor to singer/songwriter, David Duchovny is a man of many talents, and this Saturday he will be displaying them at the Imperial, currently on tour to support his debut release “Hell or Highwater”
Saturday Oct 14 Queen Elizabeth Theatre
The king of political satire, Bill Maher is finally here. For more than twenty years he’s pushed the boundaries of political talk, so you can be sure this night will be both surprisingly funny and hilariously entertaining.
North Mississippi Allstars with Leeroy Stagger
Sunday Oct 15 at the Imperial
It’s time for some good old blues rock. Bringing Blues and Folk rock to new heights, the North Mississippi Allstars will showcase their incredible melodic upbeat blues tempo and make sure your night will be incredible. Currently on tour to support their new album “prayer for peace”
Vancouver Art Book Fair
All Weekend at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Showcasing hundreds of amazing and beautiful artist publishing works, from books to zines, both locally and internationally. With a large range of programs and artist projects on display, this is a great event if you’d like a bit of culture and visual beauty.