Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

So excited for this weekend.  Not only is it my first long weekend this year, but I’ll have something to do every waking moment!  Comedy, music, dance, and shiny cars… Read on for our top picks for things happening around Metro Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

The Dirty Dash Is Coming to Vancouver this July

The Dirty Dash Vancouver 2014

Image courtesy of The Dirty Dash

Have you ever found yourself looking down at pigs rolling around in a giant mud pile and thought to yourself, “man, I wish I could do that too”? Well, for all you mud enthusiasts and people interested in getting a little messy during your 5K runs, your dreams have come true. For the first time ever, The Dirty Dash–the world’s muddiest run, is coming to Vancouver this summer.

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The Dirty Dash Is Coming to Vancouver this July

World’s Bluest Men Take over Vancouver – Blue Man Group, March 25-30

Photo credit: Marco Maas | Flickr

Photo credit: Marco Maas | Flickr

The world’s most famous blue men are coming to Vancouver.

Blue Man Group brings its wild drumming, interactive art and zany contraptions to Queen Elizabeth Theatre, March 25-March 30. A staple in Las Vegas for more than a decade, not to mention cities around the world, the unique troupe consists of three men covered in vivid blue paint.  They don’t utter a single word, instead using drumming, technology and expression to communicate with the audience.

The blue men got their start as guerrilla performers on the streets of New York City. Their unusual theatrics combined vaudeville, the Marx Brothers, Kodo drumming, punk aesthetics and references to Japanese popular culture, according to an article by the Vancouver Sun’s Francois Marchand.

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World’s Bluest Men Take over Vancouver – Blue Man Group, March 25-30

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Speed skating, karate, fencing, fashion, art launches, Monty Python, and orchids?  There are more than enough events to keep you busy all weekend long!   Read on for our top picks for things happening around Metro Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Historic photography exhibition coming up at the Vancouver Art Gallery

Eadweard Muybridge, [Dancing (fancy)]  Plate 188 from Animal Locomotion, 1887,  collotype, 47.5 x 60.0 cm, Collection of  the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of Andy  Sylvester, VAG 2013.24.6

Eadweard Muybridge, [Dancing (fancy)]
Plate 188 from Animal Locomotion, 1887,
collotype, 47.5 x 60.0 cm, Collection of
the Vancouver Art Gallery, Gift of Andy
Sylvester, VAG 2013.24.6

The Vancouver Art Gallery has received a significant donation of photographs, and many of these historic works will be on display in an upcoming exhibition.

Harold Edgerton (1903-1990) and Eadweard Muybridge (1830-1904) are regarded as pioneers in the history of modern and contemporary photography. Recently, a group of Toronto-based art collectors donated a collection of 80 photos by Edgerton to the VAG. A local gallerist also donated 27 photos by Muybridge.

A selection of these works will be part of the forthcoming exhibition Out of Sight: New Acquisitions, which opens at the Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St.) on March 29, 2014.

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Historic photography exhibition coming up at the Vancouver Art Gallery