Local Events: February 20 to March 5

Luminous Books Pop-Up Bookshop
February 15-March 30
UNIT/PITT Projects

Face it: Victoria’s cool indie bookstores are upstaging Vancouver’s shops. Part of the solution? Luminous Books is a London-based store that specializes in second-hand books on philosophy and cultural curiosities, with a “special interest in alternative activity around the book form.”  Travelling to Vancouver is part of those activities.

Unlike a traditional bookstore, Luminous Books will alter their collection with each sale, accommodating interest. The bookstore will also be experimenting with the set-up and categorization of books to offer an alternative to sorting by genre.

All bookworms welcome.


Street Eats & Beats Under the Bridge
February 22-23
Granville Island

Vancouverites love food trucks: there have been at least two food truck events in the past six months, not to mention the famous summer street food festival at the Waldorf.

If you are missing the summer, or simply love seeing a careful and delicious arrangement of food trucks, this event is for you.

There will be six food trucks, along with some booze and music — all the necessary ingredients for a good time.


Cupcake Throwdown
February 27

Fortune Sound Club

Let them eat (cup)cake…and support DTES development organizations at this delicious competition. Local cupcake artists will vie for the title of the best mini-cake to tunes provided by DJ Hebegebe. The competition is open to both professional bakers and amateur culinary enthusiasts.

All you have to do to access this dessert heaven is buy a ticket, which comes with five tasting tickets, and bring your sweet tooth. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased for those brave souls who can lick the icing off more than five cupcakes.

Sugar coma comes free of charge.

— Olsy Sorokina

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