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This week’s happenings: 5 see-them-while-you-can events to catch this week
Image of dancer Brandy Leary. Photo by Walter Lai.
TORONTO: BREAK DANCE
Status: Hit the floor—and ceiling
What: The second installment of The Precipice Project, Anandam Dancetheatre’s
Divergent Dances for Windows and Walls is a hybrid dance-aerial arts project choreographed for the walls and windows of the Bata Shoe Museum.
When: July 24 to 28.
Where: Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor St. W.
Buzzworthy notes: Defying gravity—as well as space, urban architecture, the usual interactive art installment—performers will showcase their sweet, post-mo dance moves and contemporary rope-based aerial work while telling stories, choreographed by the theatre’s artistic director, Brandy Leary.
VANCOUVER: POP-UP SHOP
Status: Weekend popover
What: Vancouver’s first happy hour-style
Gather Pop-Up Shop, a three-day shopping and workshopping event for "urban socials".
When: July 27 to 29.
Where: 1 West Cordova St., Gastown.
Buzzworthy notes: Featuring 25 local designers, creative workshops, a flash lounge and the PopCycle tour, an in-motion art installation of popsicles and neon bikes. A portion of the $3 admission will be donated to A Loving Spoonful, an organization providing meals to people living with HIV/AIDS in Greater Vancouver.
Read on for more fashionable events, including the final days of a Vancouver art exhibit and a cool new beauty parlour in Calgary!
CALGARY: SPA TIME
Status: Indefinite bliss time
What: One of the newest spas on the block, Calgary’s
Butter Beauty Parlour opened its glass doors earlier this year.
When: Now open.
Where: 2429 4th St. SW, Calgary.
Buzzworthy notes: A member of Calgary’s Hedkandi salon family, the new parlour is a hub for quick and pretty services with blowout and manicure stations, plus waxing, makeup and lash services.
Status: Final weeks
What: The Museum of Vancouver’s collection of retro neon signs, compiled for the
Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver exhibit.
When: Closes Aug. 12.
Where: Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver.
Buzzworthy notes: Rescued from the junkyard, the big-city lights of the fifties, sixties and seventies-Vancouver are flashing once again.
Status: All-in-one lifestyle stop shop
What: Evolution Lifestyle Market, Halifax’s newest culture, home couture, vintage décor and apothecary (got all that?) shop for local designer Robert Goldsworthy’s goods.
When: Opened at Agricola’s Creative Commons earlier this month.
Where: 5775 Charles St., Halifax.
Buzzworthy notes: The burgeoning North End neighbourhood will soon see the arrival of microbreweries, concept restaurants and loads of gluten-free, fair-trade coffee and fare. Hipsters to follow.
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