Things to do at the Eastside Culture Crawl

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      Editor’s choice: Motion pictures

      This year’s Moving Art film series, curated by Kate MacDonald and Esther Rausenberg, celebrates action and reaction. Look for the selections on-screen to include emoji and planets rotating in space; an anonymous hand caressing a woman; and strangers regretting past deeds. Filmmakers include artists Ryan Flowers, Alysha Creighton, and Trevor Van den Eijnden. You’ll also see work that plays with time and space by Ben Z Cooper and Stuart James Ward (whose work is shown here); make sure to stop by the experiential multimedia installations at their Hfour Design studio (120 Princess Avenue) along the Crawl, too. 

      Moving Art 2017 screens at Strange Fellows Brewing Friday to Sunday (November 16 to 19) from noon to 11 p.m.


      High five: Five nearby places to find food and drinks during your Crawl

      Strange Fellows Brewing
      1345 Clark Drive
      Refresh with a Popinjay sour or fuel yourself with a Nocturnum dark India pale ale. 

      Uprising Breads
      1697 Venables Street
      If you’re lucky, the icing-drizzled cinnamon buns will still be warm.

      The Wilder Snail 
      799 Keefer Street
      Grab a steaming macchiato, sit under an awning outside, and soak in the Strathcona ambiance.

      Union Food Market
      810 Union Street
      Find egg tarts, coffee, and other snacks at this convenient stop along the Adanac bike route.

      912 Clark Drive
      With fresh California rolls at $3.75, this may be the cheapest lunch spot in the whole ’hood.


      New spaces and faces

      The Eastside Culture Crawl is preparing to present its largest lineup since launching in 1997. From Thursday to Sunday (November 16 to 19) it will showcase the work of more than 500 artists in 80 locations, with a whack of new buildings taking part. Amid the newcomers, seek out Studio 580 (580 Clark Drive), home to Tana Lynn Moldovanos’s serene landscapes, created by using an ancient wax-encaustic painting process (pictured here), plus Debbie LeLievre’s whimsical character drawings, Wallace Barber’s striking city and nature photographs, and more. Elsewhere, find cool painting by the likes of Bonnie Dobbin and Jenny Ritter at the new 651 East Hastings Street; illustration, Indigenous carving, and other work at the enticingly named Kim Heng Noodle Building (617 Gore Avenue); and many more fresh spaces. Don’t forget to stop by Outlier Studio’s shipping container at 1024-A Clark Drive, where artists Laura Skuse and Elsa Smith had to temporarily move due to studio flooding.