Kick off downtown Vancouver’s First Friday Artwalk on Sept. 1 with a visit to Cellar 55 Tasting Room. Enjoy their September First Friday wine tasting ($7, refunded with each two-bottle purchase) while enjoying this month’s cool art exhibit by Erika Bartlett. Stick around for live music on the patio and enjoy another beautiful evening under the grapevines. Jesse Samsel will be performing classic and alt-rock music from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.: a little Fleetwood Mac, some Rolling Stones, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers thrown in for good measure. Samsel has a lot of fans and he always packs the house, so be sure to get here early enough to claim your seat; happy hour at Cellar 55 lasts from 2 to 6 p.m. on Fridays, with $2 off all glasses of wine and $2 off all cheese and charcuterie items.
From 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, you can unleash your inner Picasso (or Monet…or Pollock…whatever your personal style is!) at the next Wine & Canvas class. Experienced instructors will guide you through a fun afternoon of painting your masterpiece, and happy hour specials will keep those creative juices flowing. All materials are provided by Wine & Canvas. Sign up on the Wine & Canvas website by clicking here; if the event is sold out, never fear—there’s a Wine & Canvas class every month at Cellar 55.
If painting isn’t your thing but being totally calm, centered, and wildly flexible is, sign up for Wine & Yoga from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21. Awaken your senses, drink great wine and nosh on tasty snacks. All of this bliss for just $25 (including wine). Click here to purchase your ticket.