Celebrate Soul, Motown, and Drag with a Cause at Sweet Bubbling Nights in Vancouver

By Kendell Yan

In a rousing evening of fabulous music, live entertainment, drag, and a silent auction, Soulful Productions’ Sweet Bubbling Nights brings 23 of the city’s most iconic musical talents, drag queens, and dancers together at the Vancouver Playhouse for a worthy cause. In memorial of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016, the night will raise funds and bring attention to a worthy cause for LGBTI2+ youth around the globe. Continue reading:
Celebrate Soul, Motown, and Drag with a Cause at Sweet Bubbling Nights in Vancouver

Juno Award winner tops francophone bill at this year’s Festival d’été

Daniel Bélanger plays songs from his 2017 album Paloma, as well as some of his francophone hits at this year’s Festival d’ete.

This year’s winner of the Juno Award for Francophone Album of the Year headlines the annual Festival d’été (June 14-23). Now in its 29th year, the Vancouver festival is an inclusive event that welcomes anglos, francophones and anyone else who wants to experience the cultural diversity of la belle province, and French talent from across the nation.

This year’s Summer Festival features not only Juno winner Daniel Bélanger but also a fellow nominee for Francophone Album of the Year, Patrice Michaud, and several other local and national artists. See below for a rundown of this year’s guests. All shows are at Studio 16 (1551 W. 7th Ave.) unless otherwise noted.

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Juno Award winner tops francophone bill at this year’s Festival d’été

SKOOKUM Music Festival Unveils Culinary Program

The table has been set for the inaugural SKOOKUM Music Festival! This summer’s highly anticipated music festival is not only bringing you notable names in music (The Killers & Florence + The Machine) but it will also feature an unparalleled food and beverage program. With gourmet experiences and tasting areas, attendees will be able to satisfy their food cravings with offerings from restaurant pop-ups and food trucks.

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SKOOKUM Music Festival Unveils Culinary Program

Celebrate the International Day of Yoga in Vancouver on June 21

Photo Credit: Jana Josue

With a resolution that noted “the importance of individuals and populations making healthier choices and following lifestyle patterns that foster good health.”, on December 11, 2014, the United Nations proclaimed June 21st as the International Day of Yoga. As a city whose population heartily enjoys following such a lifestyle, Vancouver has some om-worthy events for you to attend on June 21st!

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Celebrate the International Day of Yoga in Vancouver on June 21

New Waterfront Festival ‘SHIPPED’ Announces Line-Up

The City of North Vancouver, in partnership with the Lower Lonsdale Business Improvement Area, is launching a new event this summer! The SHIPPED Waterfront Festival will be held Saturday, August 11 at The Shipyards. The festival will feature live music, food trucks, zip lining, a family zone, beverage gardens and local artisans.

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New Waterfront Festival ‘SHIPPED’ Announces Line-Up

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Contemporary takes on classics is what it’s all about this weekend. For performance, there’s the Bard on the Beach Shakespeare festival. In art, there’s an exhibition of Indigenous tattoo artists reclaiming traditional techniques. For food and music, head to Italian Day on The Drive. Even cheese gets a new take with a vegan cheese tasting workshop.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Vancouver Mural Festival 2018 Expands With an Outdoor Concert

The Vancouver Mural Festival (VMF), the city’s largest annual free public art celebration, kicks off August 6th and will end with an outdoor concert on August 11th. New this year, from 6 p.m. to 9: 30 p.m., Live Nation Canada will host an outdoor concert at Jonathan Rogers Park in Mount Pleasant. The family-friendly “Celebration” concert will feature both local artists and international talent (a lineup hasn’t been released at this time).

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Vancouver Mural Festival 2018 Expands With an Outdoor Concert