Things to Do this Weekend in Vancouver: July 13, 2017

Just how Vancouver can one summer weekend possibly get? Quite, if a mashup of a folk music on the beach, tiny dog races, Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh canoeing, sipping adult beverages at playland, live painting, outdoor dancing, and even an exhibition about sustainable urban housing pretty much encompasses most of it. Throw in a bit of hiking, outdoor yoga, and sushi, and I’d say we’ve pretty much got it in the bag this weekend.

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Things to Do this Weekend in Vancouver: July 13, 2017

Celebrate Summer Love at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours

Love comes in all shapes and sizes and nowhere is this more true than at Vancouver Aquarium. On Thursday, July 20, summer love takes over After Hours as guests spend quality time with their date, bestie, or pals and 50,000+ aquatic creatures during the amourous adults-only event.

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Celebrate Summer Love at Vancouver Aquarium’s After Hours

Wiener Dogs Race for Top Dog Trophy this Weekend in Vancouver

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Image courtesy of Hastings Racecourse | Facebook.com

Who will be the wiener in the race for top dog?! This weekend, Hastings Racecourse is going to the dogs with the annual Wiener Dog Races taking place on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17.

The Wiener Dog Races at Hastings Racecourse are a highlight of every Vancouver summer and its a sight that really must be seen at least once. You may have never actually seen a dachshund run, but these dogs can go fast when money and dignity is on the line!

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Wiener Dogs Race for Top Dog Trophy this Weekend in Vancouver

Fancy a Day at the Races? Vancouver’s Annual Deighton Cup Returns to Hastings Racecourse

photo: Jonathan Evans

Dig out your fanciest fascinators and flashiest bow ties, and get ready for one of Vancouver’s most stylish affairs featuring horse racing, cocktail-swilling, whisky-and-cigar pairings and a fashion runway show-down. The ninth annual Deighton Cup hits the Hastings Racecourse on Saturday, July 22, from 11am to 6pm, and this year organizers have pulled out all the stops to transform this old-fashioned derby into one of the hottest events of the summer.

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Fancy a Day at the Races? Vancouver’s Annual Deighton Cup Returns to Hastings Racecourse

10 must-see acts at this year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Matt Holubowski 2017 Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Matt Holubowski is one of the performers at this year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival (July 13-16).

This year’s edition of the annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival kicks off this Thursday (July 13) with a free concert, and keeps going with afternoon workshops and shows and evening sets until July 16. The festival features dozens of artists, some returning, some here for the first time; some veteran acts and some exciting up-and-coming musicians.

Here are a few of the many artists in this weekend’s lineup we think are worth checking out.

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10 must-see acts at this year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Cinematheque announces its summer film noir lineup!

William Gargan and Janis Carter in Night Editor.

In what’s become a Vancouver/Cinematheque tradition, every summer brings a new lineup of classic noir films to the arthouse theatre on Howe. Thanks to some clever sleuthing (i.e. an email request), we were able to procure an early look at the top-secret programme. Herewith, some of the private eyes, femme fatales and evil masterminds coming to the city this August.

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Cinematheque announces its summer film noir lineup!

The Vancouver Folk Festival Celebrates Its 40th Year This Month (Contest Alert!)

2016 Vancouver Folk Music Festival

The Vancouver Folk Music Festival  presents one of its most exciting, rich and musically diverse rosters to date in celebration of its 40th Anniversary! From July 13-16, some of the world’s finest traditional and contemporary folk, world and roots music artists will come to spend a weekend in the urban seaside beauty of Jericho Beach Park.

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The Vancouver Folk Festival Celebrates Its 40th Year This Month (Contest Alert!)