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Top Vancouver Events Feb 2-8: beats, stories and Spacing Magazine

Spacing photo by Doug Brons 

Top Picks

Richard Loat & the Five Hole For Food Story (Miraj’s Pick)
Feb 6 | 5:30-7:30 PM | ING Direct Cafe| Free

ING Cafe & Amuse Consulting invites everyone to meet Richard Loat, founder & the captain of  Five Hole For Food. You will hear the inspiring story behind FHFF & where this amazing organization is going in 2012 and beyond.

Spacing 2nd national issue Release Party (Kelly's Pick)
Feb 3 | 9PM - 1AM | Canvas Lounge | Free
Still trying to understand the urban landscape? We are too. Fun activities, door prizes and an advance copy of Spacing. Highlights: Urban design trends of the last decade, stencil graffiti artists in Montreal, and a Q&A with Gregor with focus on if can he become North America's greenest Mayor.

Honorable Mentions

Main Street Live
Feb 2 | 9 PM - 2 AM | Cobalt, 917 Main St. | $10

Welcome to ‘B.C.'s only live Hip Hop showcase’. Tired of paying “Cool Tax” for Top 40? Come down to MAIN STREET LIVE at the newly renovated Cobalt. Dope live Hip Hop with DJ K-REC. Make some moves and shake some whatever you wanna shake.

CreativeMornings/Vancouver with Gagan Diesh
Feb 3 | 8.30-10 AM | W2 Media Cafe | Free (waitlist only)
CreativeMornings is a monthly morning gathering for creative types. Each event includes 20 min lecture, followed by 20 min group discussion. This Month CM welcomes Gagan Diesh who has an innate curiosity, love for creating engaging experiences and powerful brands, Gagan has taught and practiced design for over 17 years and helped develop the Digital Design program at Vancouver Film School.

SPIT + afterSPIT
Feb 3 | 12 PM | W2 Media Cafe | $12 / 2for1 early

Have you been naughty? Or are you just feeling naughty? Get tied up at SPIT and then get down and dirty to some wicked DJs late in to the night. Leather, ropes, harnesses...and a make out booth?

Sweater Dance Flashmob
Feb 4 | 12 PM Rehearsal | Burrard Skytrain | Free
Wear an ugly sweater? Easy. Dance like a fool in public? Uh, why not. If you're looking to let loose for a cause join us Saturday for a wicked sweater dance flashmob.

Future Events

Gwynne Dyer: The New Middle East
Feb 8 | SFU Woodwards | $10

CoDev Community Film Fest
Feb 10-12 | Various times | Langara College | $15/$20

Jennifer Kreisberg Performance & Discussion
Feb 10 | 7 p.m. | SFU Woodwards | Free

Sea Inside | Exhibition and Workshop series
Feb 10 - 19 | various time | Emilly Carr University | Free

For the People: Benefit Concert for the Children of Randy Ponzio

Feb 17 | 8 PM -1:30 AM | Commodore Ballroom | $40

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