Looks like the only thing missing from an upcoming art exhibit featuring 80 prints, photographs and paintings by Andy Warhol is the artist himself and his perpetual party girl sidekick and “It Girl” Edie Sedgwick.
That’s not to say they won’t be represented visually when Warhol: A Different Idea of Love opens March 1 at a Yaletown warehouse in a show co-presented by Maison AI and Revolver Gallery of Beverly Hills. Warhol died in 1987, 16 years after Sedgwick.
The exhibits, including 18 pieces on canvas, are on loan from the private collection of Los Angeles businessman Ron Rivlin and the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. The show, which runs through March 30, is free and includes a movie screening. The collection makes up the largest Warhol exhibit in Canada. The warehouse is located at 1280 Homer St. Admission will be free.
An evening of conversation, live entertainment and the Vancouver premiere of the off-beat film, Attila Marcel by French director Sylvain Chomet — best known for The Triplets of Belleville — makes up
Quirk-a-Palooza, a fundraising event in support of non-profit society Reel Causes.
Hostess Symone promises the evening will be anything but dull. Participants are encouraged to arrive decked out in their most eccentric duds and mix and mingle before the film, and enjoy live music, a silent auction, a complimentary glass of wine, beer or non-alcoholic beverage and munch on nibbles. Prizes will be awarded for the quirkiest costumes.
The focus of this “delightfully eccentric” evening is about celebrating life and diversity, connecting communities and creating positive change.
Reel Causes features award-winning independent films and highlights the work of artists and Canadian organizations working to address social justice, environmental and health-related causes. Audience members can catch films not available at commercial venues. Quirk-A-Palooza begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St.
Also at Vancity is an Academy Awards party featuring fashion critic Steven Schelling, who is guaranteed to hold nothing back as he emcees the red carpet segment of the annual event. (Recently deceased fashion maven Joan Rivers had nothing on this guy.)
Admission is free for members 19 and older for this live broadcast hosted by maestro Wayne Stewart, which begins at 3 p.m. Feb. 22. (Annual memberships are available at the door for $2.)
Experience the Academy Awards on the big screen, complete with Oscar Bingo, gin and tonics, rum and Cokes and prizes. Fill out your picks for each Oscar category for a chance to win a pass to
Vancouver International Film Festival 2015. The awards show starts at 5 p.m.
The Korean taco food truck Disco Cheetah will be parked outside the Vancity Theatre for the duration of the event. Details at viff.org.
The Rio Theatre presents its annual Oscars party, celebrating the 87th annual Academy Awards with host Neil Patrick Harris Feb. 22, with doors open at 3 p.m. for this free live broadcast for partiers aged 19 and older.
Attendees are encouraged to dress in preparation for their close-up on the Rio’s red carpet. Prizes will be presented for Oscar trivia, best costume and best acceptance speech.