Then and Now – Vancouver Pride from 1973 to Today

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By Angus Praught

Pride season is upon us, and what is now a full-city of rainbow-coloured events and celebrations, began as a much smaller event over four decades ago. Many agree it all began in 1973, with a picnic and art exhibit in Ceperley Park, near second beach in Stanley Park, as a part of the first national celebrations of Pride Week taking place across Canada in major centres at the time.

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Then and Now – Vancouver Pride from 1973 to Today

Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours Geared to Grown-Ups

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Like the idea of spending an evening with BC’s coastal critters while you sip a summer cocktail? After Hours is a series of special evenings hosted by the Vancouver Aquarium for adults 19 and up where you can just that and more. Continue reading:
Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours Geared to Grown-Ups

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Rumour has it we’ll have a bit of sun through this weekend, so make sure to get out to the Folk Festival, a farmers’ market, a picnic, a taco and music festival, or even go on a walking tour of one of our pristine watersheds to remind yourself why rain is a good thing.

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

All-you-can-eat pancakes? Yes, and art – this Thursday!

The Pancakes and Booze Art Show features art, pancakes, and bodypainting.

The Pancakes and Booze Art Show features art, pancakes, and bodypainting.

Since its founding in 2009, the Pancakes and Booze art show has visited more than 20 cities across North America, including Vancouver. Now, the underground pop-up is returning this Thursday, July 14, with more art, bodypainting and pancakes at Fortune Sound Club (147 E. Pender St).

As the title implies, the show is a chance to see some art while eating pancakes (and drinking booze, if you’re so inclined). Typically, the events also include a live art battle, audio and visual performances, and an an all-you-can-eat pancake bar. The idea is for local artists to “showcase their talent without the politics & stuffiness that is commonly found in traditional galleries,” say organizers.

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Vancouver Pride Festival’s Exciting Line-Up Dazzles

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Celebrating the city’s diverse LGBTQ2+ community is a given each summer during Pride Festival, and this year is better than ever. Here’s a few new highlights. Continue reading:
Vancouver Pride Festival’s Exciting Line-Up Dazzles

Learn to Cook from Vancouver’s Hottest Ocean Wise Chefs at Fin to Tail

Chef Ned Bell’s signature Dungeness crab tacos.

Chef Ned Bell’s Signature Dungeness Crab Tacos

On August 11, inspired chefs and at-home cooks can feast their eyes at Fin to Tail, a new event from the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre featuring cooking demonstrations from the city’s hottest Ocean Wise chefs.

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Learn to Cook from Vancouver’s Hottest Ocean Wise Chefs at Fin to Tail

Killers, thieves and gumshoes – Cinematheque’s Film Noir series is back!

The iconic image from the Coen brothers' Blood Simple.

The iconic image from the Coen brothers’ Blood Simple.

Each year, Vancouver’s premiere arthouse Cinematheque presents a festival of dark shadows, lonely streets, tough guys and tougher dames. This year’s Film Noir festival (Aug. 4-22) includes not only seminal works from the genre’s postwar heyday, but also “neo-noir” selections from the sixties and the eighties, too.

All told, Cinematheque (1131 Howe St) is screening 13 films, nine for the first time. Here are some highlights.

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Killers, thieves and gumshoes – Cinematheque’s Film Noir series is back!