Five Ways to Exchange – June 30, 2017

Nicholas Friesen Blog

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Every Friday we’ll be letting you know about a few choice happenings in the Exchange! If you have an idea for something to be featured, email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Five Ways to Exchange” in the subject line.

THE STAGE

Canada Day Block Party at 441 Main

Boasting the largest beer garden connected to a nightclub in Canadian history, this party kicks off Friday at 9pm and goes nightly until Sunday, featuring local DJs and a few big names. Kick back with a cold one and celebrate Canada’s birthday while listening to songs spun by TV’s Brody Jenner (Friday), recent MMVA winner Sleepy Tom (Saturday) and 2015 Red Bull Thre3style Canadian Champ Charly Hustle (Sunday). Tickets are $40 for the weekend or $20/night, and you can get them in advance here

RSVP to the Facebook event to stay in the loop. 

THE EATS

Peg Beer Co.

In honour of Canada Day, Peg Beer Co. (located at 125 Pacific) is debuting a new beer on tap! Open during regular hours on Saturday (11am-11pm), you have the chance to grab lunch on the patio as part of your Canada Day festivities. If you’ve been meaning to try the Smoked Pike Salad Sandwich or the Bacon and Egg Flatbread, there’s no better time than now.

Visit pegbeer.com for a full menu. 

THE LOOK

Hoopers    

Your dining room looks great with the summer sun coming in and staying later than usual, so why not show off something new to you? Head over to Hoopers for Scandinavian and Mid-Century Modern furnishings from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, as well as new fixtures meant to compliment the era. Your next sideboard, dining room table or couch is waiting for you at Hoopers, located at 70 Albert Street.

Visit shophoopers.ca for more information. http://shophoopers.ca/

THE TOUR

Canada 150 Tour

Running exclusively in July, this tour focuses on confederation, colonization, and the impact history has had on the world around us! Discover the stories of Metis people within the Red River Colony and much more over the course of this incredible 90 minute tour.

Book your tour now!

THE DISPLAY

Soft and Precious by Alvin Luong at Platform Gallery

On now until July 8, this featured exhibit from Toronto’s Alvin Luong asks the questions, “How soft does a metal have to be in order to be used to create a precious sculpture? Is the sculpture materially precious as an economic asset or culturally precious as a social asset?” Exploring the concept of why documentations and instructions are created and how they can be interpreted, this is an engaging and immersive exhibit not to be missed.

Visit platformgallery.org for more information.