What’s summer without getting a little wet! A company simply titled “Slide the City” has listed Vancouver as one of the to-be-determined locations to host their giant 1,000 foot long and 22 foot wide water slides. Started in Salt Lake City, Slide the City is a company that roves from town to town bringing joy in the form of a giant slip n’ slide.
Billed as a “garage, rock, punk and psychedelic music festival,” the Nootka Sound Festival is a two-day music extravaganza taking place at two East Vancouver venues, the Rickshaw Theatre (at the corner of Main & Hastings) and the Astoria (769 E. Hastings).
This is officially the second year of the fest, which takes place Aug. 29-30. But this is the first year it’s bringing in acts from outside of Vancouver to help augment and showcase local talent. Below are some of highlights from this year’s lineup.
It depicts Vancouver from the air and is nearly four metres long by two metres high. It took 208 days to make and is sourced from recycled sweaters. No this isn’t a cozy blanket I’m describing but a woven tapestry of Vancouver by Deep Cove-based fibre artist Sola Fiedler.
This year local arts institution Grunt Gallery turns 30 and local weaver Fiedler will help them celebrate with a showing of her Vancouver Tapestry work August 29-30.
Fiedler’s complex weaving project is one of many the award-winning fibre artist has completed in her career. Fiedler specializes in making large landscape weaving depicting cities, especially Olympic cities like Sydney, Australia and Salt Lake City, Utah. She’s also completed large weavings of Las Vegas and Key West. Continue reading:
Vancouver Tapestry exhibit kicks off Grunt Gallery 30th Anniversary
The run sold out in mere minutes, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all of the awesome Seawheeze festivities that will be happening this weekend in Stanley Park. A half marathon that’s more yoga/run/party — Seawheeze is better known as the most fun half-marathon in the world. And let me tell you, it’s not because you’re running 21 km.
The Seawheeze Half Marathon and Sunset Festival is really more about the experience… and the awesome after-party! While most marathons end after the finish line, Seawheeze–organized by local-brand Lululemon–amps up with a festival for runners, supporters, and anyone else who wants to join in.