Book Talk at Banyen: “The Flour Peddler: A Global Journey into Local Food from Canada to South Sudan”

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Banyen Books is hosting a talk with two dynamic co-authors, collaborators and brothers, Chris and Josh Hergesheimer tonight at 6:30pm. The guys will chat about their new book The Flour Peddler: A Global Journey into Local Food from Canada to South Sudan.

They’re spinning a food-writing-meets-outdoor-adventure tale, which will no doubt appeal to Kitsilano’s locavores. Read more…

6 Shops with Great Easter Treats in and around Kitsilano

Chocolate birdies from Chocolate Arts. Image Credit: Chocolatearts.com

Chocolate birdies from Chocolate Arts. Image Credit: Chocolatearts.com

Easter arrives a bit early this year, on Sunday, April 5. We’ve rounded up 6 Easter treat shops in and around Kitsilano where you can get some wonderful chocolate eggs and other goodies for your baskets, so hop to it!

6 Easter Treat Shops in and around Kitsilano

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Last Chance to Check Out Super Cool MOA Exhibition “Pigapicha! 100 Years of Studio Photography in Nairobi”

Images: J.W.K Photographers, Kennedy Mungai, Nduka Photo Studio

Images: J.W.K Photographers, Kennedy Mungai, Nduka Photo Studio

When was the last time you visited the Museum of Anthropology up at UBC? There’s a super cool exhibition “Pigapicha!” there until April 5 and if you haven’t seen it, you’ll want to stop by soon. The exhibition uses studio photography from Kenya to take a look at East African popular culture. Read more…

Kits Ping Pong Club Draws Folks to Billy Bishop Legion

Image: Faruk Ate?

Image: Faruk Ate?

Many legions are in serious trouble and a couple have closed just recently because no one is showing up, particularly in the younger generation. But Billy Bishop Legion in Kitsilano is doing well. Why? In part because of Kits Ping Pong Club, which meets there on the upper level every Thursday night. We reported on this in April 2014, and since then, the club has grown. In fact, it’s probably one of the most fun and afforable nights out Kits has to offer. Read more…

4 Things to Do in Kitsilano this Weekend

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Need some ideas on what to do this weekend? Stick around the Kitsilano neighbourhood for some fun including pastry eating, conversations with an artist, burlesque high tea and beachfront engine-revving, all happening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in our neighbourhood.

4 Things to Do in Kitsilano this Weekend

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Where to Celebrate Macaron Day in Kitsilano

Image: Julien Haler

Image: Julien Haler

We love a new holiday, as long as it’s a fun one. On that note, we’re happy to celebrate Macaron Day, March 20. Macaron Day was started in 2005 in Paris by legendary pastry chef Pierre Hermé, and it’s celebrated worldwide by people who value a compelling excuse to eat more cookies. Part of the cookie proceeds go to a charity chosen by the baker.

Here are three places in Kits and nearby on Granville Island where you find classic and inventive macarons flavours. Go indulge for a good cause. Read more…