Six Free Events to Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day this Saturday

The Vancouver Bird Festival invites everyone of all ages to join Nature Vancouver and the Vancouver Park Board for free bird walks (rain or shine!) across the city to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 12, 2018. This is a fantastic opportunity to witness the annual songbird migration with expert bird guides. There are six bird walks to choose from:

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Six Free Events to Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day this Saturday

Next Music from Tokyo brings back fan favourites, and a brand-new indie-pop trio!

Yubisaki Nohaku. Shin Ishihara photo.

Next Music from Tokyo is a twice-annual touring sensation that treats Canadian audiences to some of the best underground music from Japan.

On May 23, the 12th edition comes to the Biltmore Cabaret (2755 Prince Edward St.). This one features four returning bands—three from NMFT Vol. 10 and one from Vol. 11—and a group coming to North America for the first time.

To find out more about the bands, see below (click on names to watch video). This is one event that fans of adventurous and exciting new music won’t want to miss!

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Next Music from Tokyo brings back fan favourites, and a brand-new indie-pop trio!

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

This weekend the DOXA Documentary Film Festival opens, there’s an operatic family day, a famously beautiful marathon along the Seawall and, of course, the Space Centre is celebrating “may the 4th be with you”.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Jazz Fest announces 150 free concerts!

UK singer/composer Gwyneth Herbert is among the performers at the 2018 Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

The 33rd Annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival just announced 150 free concerts at indoor and outdoor venues this summer, between June 22—July 1.

This year’s festival features hundreds of musicians participating in over 300 concerts at 35 indoor and outdoor venues. The 150 free concerts feature local, national and international artists. Venues include St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church (1022 Nelson St.), The Ironworks (235 Alexander St.), Granville Island in the afternoons (and all day on Canada Day), and at several venues on the North Shore.

Find out more below.

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Jazz Fest announces 150 free concerts!

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: April 26, 2018

The Vancouver Opera is reveling in Russian arts this weekend, there’s a festival that’s brought in music from around the world, and performance about an experience growing up Métis. Or, you could catch aerial acrobatics on a 40ft schooner, bike your way through cherry blossoms, or usher in the arrival of spring at the first open of the farmers’ markets (yes, they’ve started!).

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend: April 26, 2018

Creatively Playful Fun at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival

From May 28 to June 3, world-class theatre, music, and puppetry storytelling will entertain Vancouver children and families at The 41st Annual Vancouver International Children’s Festival on Granville Island. This year, thirteen professional performing artists are scheduled to perform 92 shows in six of Granville Island’s indoor theatre venues.

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Creatively Playful Fun at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival

Free concert alert! Dillon Francis in Vancouver this Friday (April 20)!

Dillon Francis at Fvded in the Park, Surrey, July 7 2017. Jason Martin photo for thesnipenews.com.

EDM sensation Dillon Francis headlines a free concert tomorrow (Friday) April 20 at Harbour Event Centre (760 Pacific Blvd). Others on the bill include Dzeko and Daijo.

The concert kicks off the Illumination concert series, a nation-wide series of free shows that will bring 20 artists to Canadian cities this summer.

Find out more about Friday’s show below, including some fun facts about Francis.

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Free concert alert! Dillon Francis in Vancouver this Friday (April 20)!