THINGS TO DO
The Sun’s top 3 picks for things to do today include electronic pop band Operators, a workshop to help you grow your own food, and a blues benefit for Dalannah Gail Brown.
Operators: B.C.-raised Dan Boeckner’s previous bands include Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs and Divine Fits (with Spoon’s Britt Daniel). Each of these bands led the way to Boeckner’s current project, the edgy dance music trio Operators. Doors 8 p.m. | Fortune Sound Club Tickets: $17, bplive.ca
Grow Your Own Food: One of the ways you can crunch kale all year long is with straw bale gardening. An ideal “container” for growing vegetables, straw holds moisture and heat. And as the insides of the bales decompose, they provide a rich medium for growth. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. | Bonsor Recreational Centre Free: southburnabygardenclub.org
Dalannah Gail Bowen Blues
Benefit: Blues siren Dalannah Gail Bowen’s talented friends, Jim Byrnes, Candus Churchill, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Jayleen Stonehouse, Joani Bye and others perform a benefit for Bowen, who recently suffered two strokes. 7 p.m. | Fairview Pub Tickets: $15 donation, dalannahgailbowen.com/Donate.html