Vancouver Night Markets Open for the 2015 Summer Season!

Vancouver Night Market 2015

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You know it’s officially summer time when the Vancouver night markets open up again for the season. This Friday the two extremely popular Richmond Night Markets are opening up just in time for the May long weekend.

Thousands of people crowd to each of these night markets (plus the ones in North Vancouver and Downtown) every weekend in the summer for good reason. The food is mouth-wateringly delicious (if you know what to get) and the experience is something worth writing home about!

Without further ado, here’s our 2015 edition of the Essential guide to the Vancouver Night Markets this summer:

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Vancouver Night Markets Open for the 2015 Summer Season!

Rhiannon Giddens w/ Guests at the Rio Theatre, May 21st (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

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It was toward the end of the T Bone Burnett–curated September 2013 Another Day, Another Time concert at New York City’s Town Hall—a celebration of the early ’60s folk revival that had inspired the Joel and Ethan Coen film Inside Llewyn Davis—when singer Rhiannon Giddens indisputably stole the show. Performing Odetta’s “Water Boy” with, as the New York Times put it, “the fervor of a spiritual, the yips of a folk holler, and the sultry insinuation of the blues,” Giddens brought the star-studded audience to its feet. She was the talk of the lobby during intermission as those attendees unfamiliar with her Grammy Award–winning work as a member of African-American folk interpreters Carolina Chocolate Drops wondered who exactly Rhiannon Giddens was, with her elegant bearing, prodigious voice, and fierce spirit.

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Rhiannon Giddens w/ Guests at the Rio Theatre, May 21st (Free Ticket Giveaway!)

See Barry Manilow live ONE LAST TIME! at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena – Win Free Tickets!

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Over the decades, the saxophone has opened numerous doors for LA born Dave Koz. He’s played with such artists as, Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Celine Dion, U2, Michael McDonald, Luther Vandross and Rod Stewart. Quite the superstar list. One more door opened today as Barry Manilow announced that the GRAMMY® nominated Koz will be a special guest on his ONE LAST TIME! Tour in 2015.

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See Barry Manilow live ONE LAST TIME! at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena – Win Free Tickets!

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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The weekend that concludes Vancouver Bird Week includes a whole lot of things to potentially do with your mom (hint) whether it’s shopping for the most unique records, Mexican wrestling, eating tacos, attending the ballet, panning for gold, hi-fiving strangers downtown, or even a fancy Sunday brunch.

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Get downward dog at this year’s Friends for Life Yoga Rave!

Gloria Latham.

Gloria Latham.

What do you get when you combine yoga and dance? Well, we can think of a few things. But one of them is the upcoming Yoga Rave for Friends for Life Society.

Besides mixing warrior poses and dance music, the Yoga Rave offers bodypainting, tarot card readings, and juice, not necessarily in that order. So if you’ve been looking for an event where you could align your chakras and dance the night away, all while in your hot new yoga gear, this May 14 event at Fivesixty nightclub may be for you.

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Get downward dog at this year’s Friends for Life Yoga Rave!