Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

This is the last weekend to catch the extended Andy Warhol exhibit! It is also a great time to get to know some birds, get happy at a museum, drink your way through an art gallery, check out some fashion and activism films, or even learn about cement.

 

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Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Vancouver Fireworks Schedule Announced for Summer of 2015

Vancouver fireworks schedule 2015

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Not only is the Honda Celebration of Light the biggest event of the summer, it’s also BC’s biggest outdoor event that is free to watch! 2015 is the 25th year that the fireworks have been lighting up English Bay and to celebrate, this year is going to be huge.

The details of the 2015 Vancouver Fireworks Celebration of Light were announced recently, and this year Canada is coming back to enter the competition. In addition, along with the firework show, there will also be live performances, an Urban Adventure seawall challenge, and two new areas for prime viewing opportunities.

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Vancouver Fireworks Schedule Announced for Summer of 2015

The World’s Toughest Milkman at this year’s DOXA Film Festival!

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The World’s Toughest Milkman is coming to the 2015 DOXA Documentary Film Festival!

The creation of Vancouver artist David Boswell, Reid Fleming is a thoroughly irascible character who has been popping up in a series of sporadically published comics since 1978. With I Thought I Told You to Shut Up, screening at this year’s annual DOXA event, Fleming – and Boswell – are the subjects of a (some would say) long-overdue documentary.

I Thought I Told You to Shut Up – the title comes from a favourite line of the gruff Fleming – is part of a series within the festival. Called Satire & Subversion, the series also includes docs about a 90something fashion iconoclast, a Bay Area band that refuses to reveal its members’ identities, and more.

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The World’s Toughest Milkman at this year’s DOXA Film Festival!

Meet Eric Burdon of The Animals on Record Store Day in Vancouver!

Sarah Jickling at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver

Sarah Jickling at the Biltmore Cabaret, Vancouver, Aug. 23 2014. Kirk Chantraine photo.

The lines will be around respective blocks when record stores all over North America open tomorrow (Saturday April 18). The annual massive vinyl fetish party known as Record Store Day always brings out music lovers in droves, especially first thing in the day, when the real collector’s items hit the shelves (and disappear shortly thereafter, only to reappear hours later on eBay at grossly inflated prices!).

But Record Store Day isn’t just an excuse to load up your credit card with specially-pressed releases (although many of the stores are also having sales on their regular stock). It’s also an opportunity to catch live bands as these vinyl emporiums move racks of records to accommodate local musicians on makeshift stages. A number of Vancouver stores are doing precisely that, giving people – whether they are building their record collections or still listening to CDs – the chance to see some bands.

But amongst all the talent, one name stands out. Eric Burdon of legendary sixties band The Animals is in town, and he’ll be meeting and greeting fans at Neptoon Records on Record Store Day in Vancouver.

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Meet Eric Burdon of The Animals on Record Store Day in Vancouver!

Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

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Get ready for a weekend of interactive theatre, drunk science, paintings of kittens, and your choice of folk music or psytrance – and that’s just Friday! There is much in the works to tire out all the people training for the Sun Run well before Sunday. Good luck to all the runners out there from all of us on the sidelines and… from those of us soundly sleeping in.

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Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend