Artist rendering courtesy of Art Train Conductor No.9 project.PARTY Status: One night only What: Join the Urban Tea Merchant in partnership with Young Executives for Success Vancouver and Dress for Success Vancouver for tea-infused cocktails and macarons at the Garden Tea Party. When: Wednesday, June 27, 6 to 8 p.m. Where: Urban Tea Merchant, 1070 West Georgia St., Vancouver. Buzzworthy notes: Your favourite English tea party with a twist (think tea sangrias and Moroccan mint mojitos). All proceeds from the $15 ticket (free for non-Y.E.S.! members) benefit Dress for Success Vancouver, which provides business attire for local disadvantaged women. A tea sommelier will be on hand to pass along the spiked-tea wisdom. SHOPPING Status: Get ‘em while you can What: Annual Toronto Design Offsite Festival Auction: #StufDsgnrsMake When: Wednesday, June 27, 6 to 10 p.m.. Where: Gladstone Gallery, Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St. W.. Buzzworthy notes: The first annual silent auction benefiting Toronto Design Offsite, #StufDsgnrsMake (not to be confused with the infamous meme targeting the ramblings of unsuspecting women) will auction off the one-of-a-kind stuff made by Canadians designers like pop art illustrator Gary Taxali and contemporary manufacturer Bocci. Read on for more events this week, including a sweet way to celebrate Canada Day! RIDE Status: Five months in-transit What: No.9: Contemporary Art and the Environment, Metrolinx and Toronto-based artists Jennifer Marman and Daniel Borins are launching the mobile public art project, Art Train Conductor No.9. When: From June 27 to December 1, GO transit riders can experience Art Train Conductor No.9, a brightly coloured and vinyl wrapped train, which will chug through various GO Transit stops. Where: Departs June 27 on the GO Lakeshore line. Buzzworthy notes: A mix of art and public transit enthusiasts, commuters can debate transit issues using a special mobile app tetAtet. All aboard the decked-out caboose with participants such as author Margaret Atwood, architect Bruce Kuwabara, Spacing editor Shawn Micallef along for the ride via recorded video footage through the app. BOOKS Status: A weekend of literary pride What: Glad Day Bookshop and Pride Toronto present Proud Voices. When: June 29 to July 1 Where: Glad Day Bookshop, 598 Yonge St. Buzzworthy notes: The literary route of Toronto's Pride Week kicks off Friday at 8:30 PM with transsexual Canadian novelist and columnist Nina Arsenault reading from Trans(per)forming Nina Arsenault: An Unreasonable Body of Work. ELLE Canada contrib Kamal Al-Solaylee reads from his memoir, Intolerable, Saturday at 6 PM. SWEETS Status: Get ‘em while they’re hot What: Introduction to Cupcake Decorating- Canadiana When: Friday, June 29, 2 to 4 PM. Where: Le Dolci cupcake studio, 1006 Dundas St. W. Buzzworthy notes: A sugary intro to all things Canadian, this two-hour class ($80) offers tourists and foreigners (there’s even an English translator on hand) a chance to recreate their favourite national symbols—maple leaf, Canada goose, hockey stick—on top of delicious cupcakes. Just in time for Canada Day! Have an upcoming event you'd like us to feature? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org!