It’s that time of the year again, when the lifestyle reps, skateboarders, snowboarders, culture editors, and related connoisseurs of cool descend upon our city for Canada’s biggest lifestyle tradeshow, held at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Beyond scanning the aisles of booths during the 3-day tradeshow, there are a number of events during the week that are not to be missed.
One of my favourite nights last year was a bus trip up Grouse Mountain for a night of ice skating followed by beers in the pub (can we do that again please?) but the agenda for the 2014 KNOWSHOW has plenty to keep the week full, so here are a few of my top picks for what to do:
After the media preview tomorrow afternoon, head on down to Fortune for Hip Hop Karaoke (a weekly staple), followed with a performance by Grandmaster Flash. Sorry, let me repeat that one more time. GRANDMASTER FLASH of the Furious Five, first hip hop artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he who brought us The Message.
In between hip hop karaoke and the Grandmaster, head on down to Fortune’s Projects Space (middle floor) for a photo exhibition and book release by Jody Morris, whose photographs will take you under bridges, over airplanes, and all over the world.
Thursday will be a goodie as well, with our local heroes Lifetime Collective launching the 6th issue of their Free Thinkers zine, a biannual collection of interviews, photographs, and other influences that inspire the brand and creative thought.
And just a reminder, if you’re tweeting or instagramming any events, be sure to use the #KNWSHW tag so you’re thrown in the loop. Enjoy!