The Pancakes & Booze Art Show, Laura Piasta & the Vancouver Mural Festival, and Refuge

This week our picks in Vancouver include pancakes, booze & art, outdoor murals, and music from a queer perspective.

[dropcap]1[/dropcap] We love ourselves a good mash-up, but would never have expected something like The Pancakes & Booze Art Show (Jul 14). An American phenomenon that finally reaches across the border, the local event is billed as Vancouver’s largest underground art show with over 50 artists. The event will feature live performances, body painting, and art battles. And pancakes, of course.

The Pancakes and Booze Art Show
The Pancakes and Booze Art Show phenomenon finally comes to Vancouver.

[dropcap]2[/dropcap] The Burrard Arts Foundation teams up with the Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF) for an Opening Reception (Jul 14) featuring Vancouver-based artist, Laura Piasta. In its inaugural year, the VMF will feature outdoor murals in the Mount Pleasant and False Creek Flats areas of Vancouver beginning August 20.

Opening Reception: Laura Piasta and Vancouver Mural Festival
Laura Piasta is a Vancouver based artist whose practice often approaches the subject of landscape through alternative applications.

[dropcap]3[/dropcap] Cor Flammae presents a pair of concerts this week. In Refuge: Sanctuary (Jul 15) and Refuge: City (Jul 16) the choir explores found and created safety and shelter featuring new works by Vancouver composers Shane Raman and Michael Park, plus works by Peter Tchaikovsky, Joan Szymko, Stephen Smith, Rodney Sharman, and Dominique Phinot,

Refuge
Cor Flammae is Vancouver’s summer chorus of classically trained, queer singers, performing queer content.