Five Ways to Exchange – September 8, 2017

Stephanie Stroh Blog

He is the Walrus by Ningeokuluk Teevee

(Pictured – “He is the Walrus” by Ningeokuluk Teevee, part of Floe Edge at Urban Shaman)

Every Friday we’ll be letting you know about a few choice happenings in the Exchange! If you have an idea for something to be featured, email nicholas@exchangedistrict.org with “Five Ways to Exchange” in the subject line.

THE DISPLAY

Floe Edge Opening Reception at Urban Shaman  

Featuring non-traditional works from a wide variety of Inuit artists (including Nicole Camphaug, Danny Osborne, Jamasie Pitseolak, and many more) the new exhibit at Urban Shaman, Floe Edge, opens tonight at 8pm with a gala reception. “By engaging with the works in this exhibition,” explains the artist statement. “We remind ourselves that many of the ways we commonly understand what it means to be an artist—e.g., artist as genius about to be discovered, presenting romantic moments of self expression, or alternatively laying bare the grim realities of our world—are in fact outcomes of something more essential, that being an artist describes behaviours that are part of being human.”  

Visit urbanshaman.org for more information.

THE STAGE

Bastid’s BBQ

For eight glorious hours this Sunday, JUNO nominated producer and DJ, Skratch Bastid, brings his seventh annual Bastid’s BBQ tour to the parking lot next to La Carnita (456 Main Street). From 2-10pm, this 18+ event will feature Skratch Bastid alongside such turntable talent as DJ Hunnicutt, Mama Cutsworth, Jamil the DJ, The Vinyl Salon, 3peat, and more. Don’t miss the party to close out the summer!    

Visit the Facebook event for ticket information.

THE EATS

Bodegoes

Whether you’re chilling upstairs with friends or hanging out in the lower level watching stranger’s feet stroll down Albert Street, you’re likely enjoying some of the best chicken fingers, noodles, or fries in town. As tasty as it is great to look at, each meal at Bodegoes is prepared just for you, and never disappoints.

Visit bodegoes.com for more information.

THE SHOP

Ordnry Clothing      

For the last five years, Ordnry Clothing (233 McDermot Avenue) has delivered a one-of-a-kind urban lifestyle boutique experience right here in the Exchange. That, and you can get yourself a trim at its in-house barbershop, Wknd, after trying on your new favourite shirt, jeans, kicks, or hat!

Visit ordnry.ca for more information.

THE EVENT

After three incredible events this summer, the September edition of Alleyways (rescheduled after last Friday’s inclement weather) offers a mix of new and returning vendors, bringing with them your next favourite handcrafted piece of jewelry or clothing, and the most delicious homemade eats. It’s your final chance of the season to check out this unique, award-winning pop-up market on Elgin Avenue (behind the Centennial Concert Hall), and we, along with our co-presenters Luckygirl Pop Up Shop and The Distillery, hope to see you there!

Visit alleywaysmarket.ca for more information.