Last Tuesday evening, Aug 19, the line to get in to the Vancouver Art Gallery stretched around the block.
One reason for the mega-line is that Tuesday nights are the gallery’s pay-what-you-can night. Another is that the end is near for the Douglas Coupland exhibit. In an effort to let more people see the hit show, the gallery is extending its hours for this final week.
What’s summer without getting a little wet! A company simply titled “Slide the City” has listed Vancouver as one of the to-be-determined locations to host their giant 1,000 foot long and 22 foot wide water slides. Started in Salt Lake City, Slide the City is a company that roves from town to town bringing joy in the form of a giant slip n’ slide.
Billed as a “garage, rock, punk and psychedelic music festival,” the Nootka Sound Festival is a two-day music extravaganza taking place at two East Vancouver venues, the Rickshaw Theatre (at the corner of Main & Hastings) and the Astoria (769 E. Hastings).
This is officially the second year of the fest, which takes place Aug. 29-30. But this is the first year it’s bringing in acts from outside of Vancouver to help augment and showcase local talent. Below are some of highlights from this year’s lineup.