Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

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Happy long weekend one and all, and a happy Easter, Eostre, Passover, Hanuman Jayanti, Lazarus Saturday, Theravadin New Year and anything else you choose to celebrate or observe over the next few days. This weekend’s lineup includes cosplay, egg hunts, puppet deaths, an outdoor pillow fight, a play about a gay Jesus, and much more.  Be sure not to miss the new ongoing section for theatre, art, Easter, and other recurring events that are happening over this weekend and beyond. There’s a lot ending this weekend so catch it if you can!

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Things To Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Pillow Fight! Flashmob Descends on Vancouver this Weekend

Pillow Fight Day Vancouver 2015

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It’s time to start practicing your battle tactics because this Saturday, April 4th from 3:00 – 3:30pm pillow fighters of all ages will descend on the Vancouver Art Gallery to participate in the International Pillow Fight Day – one of the most anticipated events in Vancouver!

To celebrate the day of international pillow fighting, events have been organized in over 50 cities around the world, including Madris, Barcelona, Chicago, Berlin ,Portland, Daegu, Toronto, and of course… Vancouver!

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Pillow Fight! Flashmob Descends on Vancouver this Weekend

See Sam Smith, Drake, Mumford & Sons: Daily Tix on Sale for Squamish Valley Music Fest

Photo credit: VMCanada | Wikipedia

Photo credit: VMCanada | Wikipedia

Want to catch Sam Smith, Drake or Mumford & Sons live this summer? Now’s your chance to nab some tickets.

Daily tickets are on sale (starting Thursday, March 26, at 10 a.m.) for the Squamish Valley Music Festival, Aug.7-Aug. 9.  This is the sixth instalment of the three-day outdoor blowout in the town of Squamish, approximately one hour north of Vancouver.  More than 100,000 music fans are expected to converge on the town, known for its soaring mountain backdrop and idyllic setting on Howe Sound.

Single day tickets will set you back $149.50, plus service charges. Alternately, three-day passes are available starting at $300. There’s also optional onsite camping for pass holders, with sites for four people going for $350 for three nights. Festival grounds include multiple stages and cover more than 80 acres.   Continue reading:
See Sam Smith, Drake, Mumford & Sons: Daily Tix on Sale for Squamish Valley Music Fest

Celebrate Earth “Cocktail” Hour, Vancouver-Style, March. 28

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Vancouver will slip into darkness this Saturday, March 28 at 8:30pm, as residents and businesses across the city switch off their lights for Earth Hour – the largest environmental event in the world.

Given that Vancouver a) knows how to celebrate, b) plans to be the world’s Greenest City by 2020, and c) is the 2015 National Champion for the “We Love Cities” Earth Hour City challenge, there’s no shortage of ways to spend Earth Hour here.

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Celebrate Earth “Cocktail” Hour, Vancouver-Style, March. 28

Beyoncé art show in Vancouver!

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Beyoncé! Art by Rob Levesque.

 

Beyoncé has everything – multiple Grammys, nice clothes, a family, a career, etc etc. But now she’s getting the ultimate tribute – a locally-sourced art show dedicated to her!

For Flawless, Vancouver artists (and non-artists) are banding together to contribute their own original pieces in a visual celebration of the pop music icon.

So what can we expect from Flawless? Judging from past, similarly themed shows in Vancouver, there’ll be some pieces ranging from “that’s rather odd” to “hmmm, interesting” to “wow, I didn’t know humans were capable of such things!” And don’t expect just drawings and paintings, either – past shows have featured work done in a variety of media, from drawings to paintings to sculpture to life-size replicas.

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Beyoncé art show in Vancouver!