The 70th Annual Cloverdale Rodeo and 128th Annual Country Fair, May 20 – 23 (Free Giveaway!)

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One of North America’s longest running and most entertaining rodeos returns for its 70th year this May Long Weekend with more competitions, live entertainment food and fun for fans of all ages.

The Cloverdale Invitational Rodeo will once again feature the World’s best Cowboys and Cowgirls as they compete for cash prizes in roughstock rodeo events like Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding and Bull Riding, as well as Ladies Barrel Racing. Kids also get their turn in the spotlight with the always-entertaining Mutton Bustin’ competition.

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The 70th Annual Cloverdale Rodeo and 128th Annual Country Fair, May 20 – 23 (Free Giveaway!)

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Slam poetry, stories of motherhood, an operatic tale of Argentinian politics, comedy, a 90s drag show, a live-action graphic novel, and a giant marathon have us running from April to May Day this weekend! It may have cooled off a bit this week, but there is enough going on to keep you thoroughly entertained until it gets warm enough to be content with just sitting outside in the sun again.

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

TEDxEastVan 2016

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TEDxEastVan 2016 will take place on April 23rd at the York Theatre, Vancouver. Here is a beautiful trailer for the event that gives a flavour of our East Vancouver community – the place we love – and the upcoming event.

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TEDxEastVan 2016

Ping Pong Pop-Up Coming to Vancouver

Photo credit: Dustin Baker | Flickr

Photo credit: Dustin Baker | Flickr

Hip ping-pong clubs (yes, ping-pong clubs) are all the rage in cities like London, Chicago and New York. Imagine a pool hall, but with a table-tennis theme. Enthusiasts get down to house music and sip craft beer and cocktails, while facing off at tables.

Now Vancouver is getting its first taste of the hip pong craze. A ping-pong pop-up called Thing/Pong is making its debut May 1 at East Vancouver’s Wise Hall. The brainchild of a local pong aficionado, the “social club style” event features a full day of laid-back table tennis, coupled with art, music and culture (and booze), in one of the funkiest venues in East Van.  Continue reading:
Ping Pong Pop-Up Coming to Vancouver

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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It’s Earth Day weekend, and thoughtfulness is on-theme. Explore our shared future with Indigenous elders, check out a zero-waste pop-up-shop, support local crafters, discuss affordability, go for a walking tour, or check out TEDx in East Van. (It’s also William Shakespeare’s 400th death-a-versary, and there are a few ways to celebrate that as well.)


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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Espressotec Hosts Latte Art Throwdown: A Showcase of Local Barista Talent, April 28

latte-art-heartWhen it rains, it pours—but here in Vancouver, it pours intricate Instagram-worthy latte art. And on Thursday, April 28th at 5:30pm, Espressotec Sales & Services will be positively storming as the city’s top baristas compete for the title of Throwdown Champion.

“We’ve got a lot of talent on the coffee scene here in Vancouver,” says Espressotec owner Reg James. “It’s about time we show it off with a little friendly competition, like they do in the States. We want to engage our coffee community and celebrate our local talent.”

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Espressotec Hosts Latte Art Throwdown: A Showcase of Local Barista Talent, April 28

What’s on this weekend? How about zombies, maniacs, cannibals and cult members!

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Lynn Lowry in a scene from the 1970 exploitation film I Drink Your Blood.

The Northwest Horror Show brings some rare movies to Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St.) this weekend, April 22-24.

Billed as a “horror, cult, exploitation, and sometimes a little arthouse film festival,” this second edition features 35mm prints a secret closing night film, a special 40th anniversary screening of a deranged classic, short films and a special guest, actress Lynn Lowry.

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What’s on this weekend? How about zombies, maniacs, cannibals and cult members!