Artemis Gallery: 104C-4390 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12: 305 p.m. Info: 604-929-4354 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aurum-Argentum Gallery: 1351 Railspur Alley, Vancouver, on Granville Island. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Rebecca Davies, a North Vancouver artist will display her works in acrylic and print media, dealing with whimsical abstraction, colour play and comedic line drawing. Exhibit runs until Aug. 31.
Bellevue Gallery: 2475 Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5: 30 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and outside gallery hours by appointment. Info: www.bellevuegallery.ca.
Promise and Passion: Artist Galen Felde will be exhibiting her paintings until Aug. 31.
BrushStrokes Gallery: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11: 30 a.m.-6: 30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11: 30 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: www.nsartists.ca.
Buckland Southerst Gallery: 2460 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 6049221915. www.bucklandsoutherst. com.
Cafe for Contemporary Art: 140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Hours: MondayFriday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: 778-340-3379 or cafeforcontemporaryart@gmail. com.
Caroun Art Gallery: 1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www.caroun. net, 778-372-0765 or email@example.com. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.
CityScape Community Art Space: 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-988-6844 or www.nvartscouncil.ca. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
Afghanistan at a Glance: An exhibit of oil paintings and installations from Middle Eastern artists Reyhaneh Bakhtiari, Guity Adib and Barry Alavi on life in Afghanistan until Aug. 27.
Art Rental Show: A salon style exhibition of more than 300 pieces of original artwork by local artists that can be rented for $10 to $40 per month will be on display from Sept. 9 to 24. Meet the artists opening reception: Thursday, Sept. 8, 7-9 p.m.
The Gift Box: Small, impulse-buy gift items will be for sale until Jan. 30, 2012. Works from artists Jen Ellis, Mary Blaze, Heike Kapp, Ana Isabel and Lina Cutnam on sale until Oct. 31.
District Foyer Gallery: 355 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8: 30 a.m.-4: 30 p.m. Info: 604-988-6844 or www.nvartscouncil.ca.
The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present artwork by Linda Sharp and Roxsane Tiernan until Aug. 31.
The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition that explores decay in different mediums with stone sculptures by Oliver Harwood and acrylic paintings of vintage trucks and tractors by Warren Oneschuk from Aug. 31 to Oct. 19. Opening reception: Thursday, Sept.
1, 6: 30-8: 30 p.m.
District Library Gallery: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: www.nvartscouncil. ca.
The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present a photography exhibit titled Photosynthesis: a vivid photographic exhibition of diverse foliage by Jennifer Lamb until Sept. 28.
Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Admission to all shows is free. Info: 604-925-7290 or www.ferrybuildinggallery. com. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays.
Altered States: Photo-based art from Thom Kline, Lindsay Skeans, Murray Siple, Sheryl R. Smith and Clancy Gibson. Artists in attendance Aug. 20, 2-3 p.m. Runs until Sept. 4.
Three Elements - Earth, Fire and Water: An exhibition of ceramic and watercolour works by Jean Ellis, Claudia Bos and Olga Turok runs from Sept. 6 to 25. Opening reception: Tuesday, Sept.6, 6-8 p.m. Artists in attendance: Saturday, Sept. 10, 2-3 p.m. Painters' Landing: Artists are invited to work, exhibit and sell art on the grass areas at Ambleside Landing and Millenium Park until Oct. 31. Fee: $55 per month. Info: 604-925-7290.
Gallery Jones: 1531 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 6049262233.
Gallery YoYo: 312 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 1-5: 30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-983-2896.
Graffiti Co. Art Studio: 171 East First St., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1: 30-6: 30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-980-1699 or www.graffiticoart.com.
Lynn Valley Library Square: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver.
Summer Artisan Craft Fair: Between 15 and 30 local crafters will display and sell their unique handmade items Aug. 27 and 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: www.nvartscouncil.ca/events/craft-fairs or 604-988-6844.
North Vancouver Community History Centre: 3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Info and registration: 604-990-3700, ext. 8016.
As Dreamt, As Built - Maps and Plans of North Vancouver. An ongoing exhibit of documents that highlight the community's development.
Presentation House Satellite Gallery: 560 Seymour St., Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Info: www.satellitegallery.ca.
Not Photographs: Damian Moppett and Andrea Pinheiro's work that uses photographs as canvases will be on display until Aug. 28. Ron Andrews Community Space: 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-980-7182.
Dolls in Public Places: An exhibition of dolls by the Coast Character Doll Artists runs until Sept. 18. Info: 604-929-2336 or 604-984-8540.
Seymour Art Gallery: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Info: 604-924-1378 or www. seymourartgallery.com.
Solid Ground: Edna Bardell's paintings of West Coast landscapes focusing on tree patterns will be on display until Aug. 28.
The Game - Another Take on the Exquisite Corpse: A gathering of works made by textile and surface design artists will be on display from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5. Opening reception: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 7-9 p.m.
Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver.
Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-925-7292 or www.silkpurse.ca.
Seasons: Exhibition of oil paintings by Elizabeth McLaren reflecting her love of nature.
Show runs until Aug 21. Memento of Colour: Photography by Jinah Hwang will be on display from Aug. 23 to Sept.
4. Opening reception: Tuesday, Aug. 23, 6-8 p.m.
A Passion for Flowers: Paintings by West Vancouver artist Irena Eacott will be on display from Sept. 6-18.
Opening reception: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 6-8 p.m.
Starfire Studio: 6607 Royal Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-5510 or www. starfireattheferries.com.
Studio Art Gallery at Capilano University: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Studio 195 Gallery: 195 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver.
Tartooful: 3183 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver.
Gallery hours: TuesdaySaturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 604-924-0122 or www. tartooful.com.
West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7407 or www.westvanlib. org.
Call for Photographers: The Lighthouse Park Preservation Society is looking for original images that illustrate fragility and diversity as well as beauty of natural environments for an upcoming exhibition. Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org before Aug. 31. Info: 604-469-1651.
West Vancouver Museum: 680 17th St., West Vancouver. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 604-925-7295 or www. westvancouvermuseum.ca.
Selected Works from the Gordon and Marion Smith collection will be on display until Aug. 27. Admission by donation.
Cates Park: Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver.
Concert Series 2011: Free outdoor concerts Saturdays until Aug. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. Three local bands will perform each evening. Info: www. musart.ca.
Tsleil-Waututh Nation Cultural Arts Festival: The fifth annual festival run 1-7 p.m., Aug. 21, and features traditional dance groups, live mural art by Larissa Healey, comedian michelle Thrush and a salmon barbecue. Info: www.twnation.ca Deep Cove Shaw Theatre: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-929-9456 or www.firstimpressionstheatre.com.
Quality Time: An evening of stories and songs featuring Charles van Sandwyk and the Brandywine Boys Thursday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. Admission: $30.
Fundraising Concert: Acoustic artist Roy Forbes will perform two concerts in celebration of his 40th anniversary in the business Sept. 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. Admission: $30.
Edgemont Village: Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver.
Evenings in Edgemont: Free outdoor concerts will take place Friday evenings (weather permitting) from 7 to 9 p.m. Schedule: Aug.
19, The Bobcats and Aug. 26, Headwater. Info: www.edgemont-village.com.
Lynn Valley Village: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver.
Summer Concert Series: Free outdoor concerts will take place Friday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m.
Schedule: Aug. 19, Fab Fourever. Info: www.lvca. ca.
Mount Seymour United Church: 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver.
Blueridge International Chamber Music Festival: A concert series until Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. Schedule of performers: Aug. 20, Jeremy Chaulk, Witold Wardziukiewicz, Laura Vanek, Marina
Hasselberg, Alejandro Ochoa and Dorothea Hayley; Aug. 23, Dorothea Hayley and Manuel Laufer and Aug. 26, full roster. Admission: $20/$10. Tickets: 604-929-9537 or blueridge. email@example.com.
Shipbuilders' Square: 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver.
Concerts in the Square: A free summer concert series featuring cultural performances and contemporary recording artists will take place Aug. 20 and 27 with the venue opening at noon and concerts scheduled from 1 to 7 p.m.
There will also be displays of original art by local artisans. Info and schedule of performers: www. cnv.org/concertsinthesquare.
Dino DiNicolo will perform Friday, Sept. 9 from 8 to 8: 45 p.m.
Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info and reservations: 604-925-7292 or www.silkpurse.ca.
Shante Chanter: Young soprano Shante Van Horlick will perform Thursday, Aug. 25 at 10: 30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12.
Double Helix: Guitar duo Peter and Tony Chotem will bring their improvisational style combining elements of jazz, folk, pop and Latin music Thursday, Sept. 1 at 10 : 30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12.
Russian Souvenir: Violinist Yuri Zaidenberg and pianist Scott Meek will perform music by Russian composers Thursday, Sept. 8 at 10: 30 a.m.
Anne MacDonald Studio: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver.
Grand Theft Improv: An improv sketch show that uses audiences suggestions to create 90 minutes of stories, scenes, songs and comedic chaos, the last Sunday of every month at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10.
CLUBS AND PUBS
Beans on Lonsdale: 1804 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-2326. Live music every Thursday, 8 p.m.
Brewster's Coffee: 2436 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5: 30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-5: 30 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 604-925-9820.
Bridge Between Pub: 1970 Spicer Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-924-1834 or www. bridgebetween.com.
The Eagles Club Starlight Room: 170 West Third St., North Vancouver.
East Side Marios: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver.
Jack Lonsdale's Pub: 1433 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-7333.
Live music every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. La Zuppa: 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-6556.
Fiesta Flamenco every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, tapas and wine, 6: 30 p.m., music, 8: 30 p.m.
Memphis Blues: 1629 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-929-3699. Live blues every weekend.
Ocean Club Restaurant and Lounge: 105100 Park Royal, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-2326.
Live jazz every Tuesday, 7 p.m.; live DJ Thursday to Sunday, 11 p.m.-3 a.m.
Queens Cross Pub: 2989 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www.queenscross.com. Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Sunday, 7: 30-11: 30 p.m.
The Raven Pub: 1052 Deep Cove Rd., North Vancouver. Info: www.theravenpub.com.
Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Thursday, 7: 30-11: 30 p.m.
Red Lion Bar & Grill: 2427 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-8838.
Jazz Pianist Randy Doherty will perform every Friday and Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m.
Rusty Gull: 175 East First St., North Vancouver.
Dino DiNicolo will host jam night Thursday, Aug. 25 from 7: 30-11 p.m.
Live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Mostly Marley performs every Sunday, 7 p.m.
Sailor Hagar's Brew Pub: 235 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-984-3087. Live music every Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saltaire Restaurant: 235 15th St., West Vancouver. Live local jazz every Thursday.
Taylor's Crossing: 1035 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-7899.
Magician every Friday and Sunday, 5 p.m. Children are welcome.
Waves Coffee House: 3050 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver.
The Celtic Medley String Player's Showcase comes to Waves the first Saturday of every month, 8-10 p.m. Free. Anyone interested in performing can phone Doug Medley at 604-985-5646.
OTHER EVENTS Ambleside Park: Marine Drive and 13th Street, West Vancouver.
SFU Philosopher's Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join this discussion with moderator Martin Hunt, Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m.
Topic: Can we have experiences that aren't meaningful to us? Admission: $5. Meet by the concession stand, if it rains the meeting will be moved to a nearby cafÃ©.
Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-990-7810 or www. capilanou.ca/nscucentre.
Cap Speaker Series: Tzeporah Berman will talk about her book, This Crazy Time, which addresses environmental challenges Wednesday, Sept., 7 at 7: 30 p.m. Tickets: $15/$12.
Ferry Building Landing: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Summer of Cinema and Song: Free outdoor live music followed by a film will take place on Sundays at 7 p.m. Dates, groups and movies: Aug. 21, The Metropolitan Concert Band, Big Night and Aug. 28, The Lynn Canyon Band, Mamma Mia.
Shirley Macey Park: Located in Gibsons, catch the Langdale ferry from Horseshoe Bay.
Synchronicity Festival: A two-day, carnival-like festival featuring live music, outdoor rainforest circus, an artisan farmers market, children's tent, art installations, food, wine and more, Aug. 2021. Info: www.deercrossingtheartfarm.org/synchronicity2011.
- compiled by Debbie Caldwell. Email information for your North Shore event to firstname.lastname@example.org.