Where in Vancouver to watch the Tragically Hip’s last concert

CBC will broadcast the last-ever Tragically Hip concert on Aug. 20.

CBC will broadcast the last-ever Tragically Hip concert on Aug. 20.

This summer, a beloved Canadian institution will come to an abrupt, premature end.

The announcement earlier this year that Gord Downie has incurable brain cancer spelled the end for the singer’s band, Tragically Hip. Since forming in Kingston, Ontario in  had become synonymous with Canadian culture and identity since forming in Kingston, Ontario in 1984.

A tour announcement followed the bad news. Fans across the country were grateful to know that they could have a chance to at least catch Downie in action with the Tragically Hip one more time. But for those who couldn’t be in the right place at the right time, or who couldn’t afford tickets, or who caught or will catch one of the band’s final concerts but want more, the CBC is broadcasting the last show concert live from Kingston on Aug. 20.

Venues across the country will be showing the concert and hosting fans. Here are a few places in Vancouver where you can see the Tragically Hip’s farewell show, which begins at 5:30 PST.

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Where in Vancouver to watch the Tragically Hip’s last concert

Gastown Cabaret – The Beach Party Edition, August 9th

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Summer. Where bedtimes cease to exist! Perfect for spending a night with Gastown’s most excellent trio: April O’Peel, Sweet Munish and Sparkle Plenty. Join them as they host an evening of non-stop entertainment at Gastown Cabaret – Beach Party Edition, at Guilt & Company on Tuesday, August 9th.

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Gastown Cabaret – The Beach Party Edition, August 9th

KitsFest – Vancouver’s Hottest Beach Festival is Back August 5-7

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Now in its 8th year, and with over 10,000 visitors per day, Vancouver’s ultimate sports and healthy lifestyle festival is back and has some new additions to the line up, as well as classic events we all want to watch. Continue reading:
KitsFest – Vancouver’s Hottest Beach Festival is Back August 5-7

Highlights of this weekend’s annual Vancouver celebration of Japanese culture

Koto player Miyama McQueen-Tokita performs with Chordophone at this year's Powell Street Festival.

Koto player Miyama McQueen-Tokita performs with Chordophone at this year’s Powell Street Festival.

Every summer, Canada’s largest celebration of Japanese Canadian arts and culture held in Vancouver’s historic Japanese Canadian neighbourhood. The annual Powell Street Festival features live music, Japanese food, sumo wrestling, martial arts, dance, film, crafts, theatre, Taiko drumming, anime and children’s activities – all free.

This year, the festival takes place July 30-31, from 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. at Oppenheimer Park (400 Block, Powell Street), as well as participating venues Firehall Arts Centre (280 East Cordova Street), Vancouver Japanese Language School (475 Alexander St), and Vancouver Buddhist Temple (220 Jackson Avenue). See some highlights below.

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Highlights of this weekend’s annual Vancouver celebration of Japanese culture

Vancity hosts CANcity Beer Festival this Saturday

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There’s nothing quite like enjoying a crisp, refreshing beer on a hot day. Drinking outside is always enjoyable, and with patios filling up faster than a yoga class on a Saturday morning, there’s not too many places to enjoy a cold one under the sun. Until Vancouver liquor laws change and drinking becomes legal on the beach, another social place to enjoy a beer during the summer is at an outdoor festival.

This Saturday, July 30 from 2-8pm, the inaugural CANcity festival will be taking over Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza to bring you the newest Craft Beer & Cider sampling event – with a little twist: everything is coming from a can!

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Vancity hosts CANcity Beer Festival this Saturday

Bach’s greatest hits in downtown Vancouver!

Jan Gates photo.

Jan Gates photo.

After we’ve had our fill of the beach, the fireworks, and street parties, it’s nice to know we can still get some culture in the city.

On Aug. 2-12, a plethora of musical talent pays tribute to one of the greatest composers of all time. Held downtown at the Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard St), with a special concert at the Chan Centre (6265 Crescent Road), the first-ever Vancouver Bach Festival hosts orchestras, small ensembles and more performing the best of Bach.

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Bach’s greatest hits in downtown Vancouver!

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Happy BC Day long weekend and happy Pride! This weekend is time to celebrate all  peoples from our whole rainbow of life. Street parties, the Pride Parade, the Dyke March, fireworks, art shows, dance parties, and even a Japanese-Canadian street festival all ensure there are endless and inclusive ways to live it up. And don’t forget the Disney fireworks on Saturday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend