Free music festival in Downtown Eastside celebrates 12th year!

Jody Glenham performing at the Khatsahlano Street Party this summer.

Jody Glenham performing at the Khatsahlano Street Party this summer.

The Victory Square Block Party is a free music festival that traditionally marks the end of summer, at least for some Vancouverites. The Labour Day event features local indie acts, vendors and more, all in the Downtown Eastside’s Victory Square (316 W. Hastings St.) on Sept. 4.

Let’s look at the lineup for the 2016 edition.

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Free music festival in Downtown Eastside celebrates 12th year!

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Watch the skies this weekend – the Perseids meteor shower is at it’s peak this Thursday and Friday! Aside from the natural show there is much to do, such as movie marathoning at the Queer Film Festival, getting your run and your dance on at SeaWheeze, taking in some outdoor theatre,  and speeding down a giant slip-n-slide. This weekend is supposed to be much more summery weather-wise than this week, so get out there and soak it up.

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

You want murals? Vancouver’s got murals!

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Murals are coming to Vancouver in a big way.

On Aug. 20, the Inaugural Vancouver Mural Festival will celebrate a series of new murals in the Main Street and Mt. Pleasant/False Creek Flats communities. The exhibition includes work by 35+ artists, both local and international.

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You want murals? Vancouver’s got murals!

The First-Ever YVR Community Chill Out is Happening August 13

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YVR is hosting its first-ever Community Chill Out on August 13th at Flight Path Park in Richmond.

This free family event will feature fun activities for all to enjoy, including the YVR Passport Challenge, where you can visit YVR’s community partners’ booths to get your Chill Out Passport stamped to win some cool prize packs and a chance to win $500 travel vouchers. Continue reading:
The First-Ever YVR Community Chill Out is Happening August 13

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival Shines Its Spotlight August 11 – 21

Kiki | image courtesy of Out On Screen

Kiki | image courtesy of Out On Screen

By Kendell Yan

It’s a beautiful and inspiring moment when members of a community can come together with the unified purpose to lift each other up, to share a platform to raise each other’s voices, and to help each other shine. The team behind the Vancouver Queer Film Festival have been doing that for 28 years, and this year the spotlight is as bright and wide as it’s ever been.

The Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF) is a truly remarkable 11-day event in August that celebrates the very best in independent queer cinema and the myriad of queer lives lived in and through them. Continue reading:
The Vancouver Queer Film Festival Shines Its Spotlight August 11 – 21

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Happy August! This weekend get your cosplay on with an anime convention, chow down under the sun with a food truck fest, party on a boat, or learn about Indigenous plants in Stanley Park.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

3rd Annual Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Live Symphony Performance, Aug 4

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photo: pci-group.com

PCI and Ledcor are excited to present the 3rd Annual VMO Live Symphony Performance – a free, family-friendly summer evening of live music inspired by the classics and iconic pop culture.

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3rd Annual Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Live Symphony Performance, Aug 4