Rain City Chronicles, Ken Tsui & Bestie present Das Lexikon — a mix of stories, supper, and German appreciation. Happening March 22nd, this event will be infused with Krautrock, German beer, entertaining stories inspired by German vocabulary handpicked by Rain City Chronicles, and a delicious bratwurst dinner by Bestie.
After staging a memorable two night popup restaurant in a school cafeteria this past November for Rain City Chronicles’ “Tales from Public School” show series, edible popup producer Ken Tsui continues his partnership with Rain City Chronicles for Das Lexikon. In working with Lizzy Karp, the event transforms a culturally treasured space into a playful and energetic experience unlike any other in the city.
Rain City Chronicles, Vancouver’s premiere storytelling night, is pairing a diverse roster of Vancouverites with a collection of unique German words that spark captivating stories. From tales inspired by moments of “schadenfreude” (the pleasure derived from someone’s misfortune) to “waldeinsamkeit” (forest solitude), the evening revels in the idiosyncrasies of the German language.
With a casual, friendly and fun approach, the local German street food wunderkinds of Chinatown, Dane Brown, Clinton McDougall and chef Colin Johnson will serve up their take on the traditional German supper. Bestie’s dinner for Das Lexikon is a unique menu that celebrates the fundamentals of German comfort food, served one night only and created exclusively for the event. And yes, vegetarians are welcome.
Das Lexikon will take place on March 22nd at the Vancouver Alpen Club, an institution of a century’s worth of local German history. Bestie’s menu is available online now so you can see what delectable German treats will be available to devour — including all natural, gluten free, dairy free, free range bratwurst.
Tickets for Das Lexikon, at the Vancouver Alpen Club (4875 Victoria Drive), are on sale now for $38 (plus fees). Be sure to select your meal preference, meat or veg, when booking your spot. Follow Raincity Chronicles and Bestie for more information about the event including more entertainment announcements this week.