Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Does the short week seem not-so-short? Unwind with some family happy hoopla at a museum, watch some acrobatic cirque hoopla, listen to people jump through some improve-comedic hoops, or hula-hoop at an event that will celebrate your state of mind if it is somewhere between dreaming and awake by the end of this week.

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Night at the Aquarium, June 18

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There are few places in Vancouver more magical at night than the Vancouver Aquarium. The word “enchanting” comes to mind, with jellyfish glowing as they float against a bright blue backdrop and sharks dancing around each other as the beloved endangered sea turtle, Schoona, sails by.

On Thursday, June 18, the Aquarium will open its doors for a particularly majestic evening – their signature fundraising event, Night at the Aquarium. Continue reading:
Night at the Aquarium, June 18

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

On this long weekend we celebrate the birth of Her (late) Majesty, Queen Victoria. Some of this weekends celebratory events include a vampire movie, tiki burlesque, a suitably British car show, a drag competition, and Buddhist meditation, all of which can be feasibly done while sipping a dainty cup of tea and keeping tabs on the commonwealth.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Ready to Bhangra? City of Bhangra Festival Brings Music and Dance to Vancouver

Photo sourced from vibc.org

Photo sourced from vibc.org

The best of bhangra is coming to Vancouver.

The City of Bhangra Festival celebrates the high energy music and dance form from South Asia, May 28-June 6. Originating as a folk dance in the Punjab region of India and Pakistan, bhangra – with its colourful costumes and elaborately choreographed routines – is perhaps best known as a staple of Bollywood films. In recent decades, it has also spread around the world, popping up everywhere from hip hop videos to celebrity fitness routines.

The 10-day City of Bhangra Festival features dance recitals, concerts, talks and more at venues across Vancouver and Surrey.  The main event is Downtown Bhangra, June 5-June 6, a full weekend of music and dancing at the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza. Each year, thousands of people gather to get enjoy free bhangra concerts, complete with whirling dancers and pulsing rhythms, from noon to 10 p.m.   Continue reading:
Ready to Bhangra? City of Bhangra Festival Brings Music and Dance to Vancouver

Vancouver Night Markets Open for the 2015 Summer Season!

Vancouver Night Market 2015

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You know it’s officially summer time when the Vancouver night markets open up again for the season. This Friday the two extremely popular Richmond Night Markets are opening up just in time for the May long weekend.

Thousands of people crowd to each of these night markets (plus the ones in North Vancouver and Downtown) every weekend in the summer for good reason. The food is mouth-wateringly delicious (if you know what to get) and the experience is something worth writing home about!

Without further ado, here’s our 2015 edition of the Essential guide to the Vancouver Night Markets this summer:

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Vancouver Night Markets Open for the 2015 Summer Season!