Vancouver Health & Wellness Events to Attend in June 2018

The Everest Obstacle at Tough Mudder Whistler | Image via Google

It might not be the official first day of summer yet, but the season is showing off with its warm temperatures and sunshine. Which means more outdoor activities on offer in my beautiful city! Here is my download of next month’s wellness events (outdoor and indoor) – I can’t wait for you to check them out!

Continue reading:
Vancouver Health & Wellness Events to Attend in June 2018

West of Main Art Walk invites visitors into artist’s workspaces, garden studios and more

Graznya Wolski art.

It’s time once again for the West of Main Art Walk. Each year, Vancouver artists open the doors of their studio to show their work. This year features 60 visual artists, including painters, potters, sculptors, fabric artists, photographers, and more. The work is on display in garden studios, workspaces, galleries and gathering places from Point Grey to Main Street and from Granville Island to 41st Avenue.

Artists in Our Midst, the organizer, presents two main events. There’s the Art Walk itself, of course, on June 2 & 3. But first, on Thursday May 24, an exhibit of work by West of Main artists is on display at the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre. The exhibit lasts all day.

See below for more details.

Continue reading:
West of Main Art Walk invites visitors into artist’s workspaces, garden studios and more

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Ballet, classic cars, magic, political resistance art and tiny topiaries are all on display in Vancouver on this long weekend. In honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday, let us remember Her Majesty’s life with quotes such as “a marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one” and “an ugly baby is a very nasty object”. Or, forget that and just go out and enjoy the city.

Continue reading:
Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Cheers! Adults-Only Evenings at Playland will return for 2018

playland nights 2018

Image from the Pacific National Exhibition | Flickr

Last year, Playland at the PNE introduced their new β€œPlayland Nights” adults-only evenings. Back by popular demand, the event will be returning for 2018 and will run every Friday night from 7:00pm to midnight from June 22 to July 27.

These fun, kid-free events are for those 19 and older and feature endless amusement with food, drinks, games, and of course, exhilarating rides. Bonus: the entire grounds will be fully licensed, so attendees can enjoy their favourite adult beverage while wandering around the park.

Continue reading:
Cheers! Adults-Only Evenings at Playland will return for 2018

Robert Plant among headliners at this year’s Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Dirty Projectors. Jason Frank Rothenberg photo.

Robert Plant is among the headliners at the 33rd Annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

The former Led Zeppelin lead singer is performing with his band the Sensational Space Shifters. Other headliners include Macy Gray, Kamasi Washington, Bonobo, and St.Paul and the Broken Bones.

This year’s festival takes place June 22-July 1 at various venues in Vancouver. For a look at a few more of the more than 1800 artists who will perform at over 300 indoor and outdoor events, scroll below.

Continue reading:
Robert Plant among headliners at this year’s Vancouver International Jazz Festival

Richmond Night Market Officially Opens for the 2018 Summer Season

Richmond night market vancouver 2018

Sourced from the Richmond Night Market Facebook

Summer in Vancouver isn’t complete without a visit or two (or five) to the extremely popular Richmond Night Market, which returns for the 2018 season on Friday, May 11.

The weekly market is held from Friday to Sunday nights (and on holidays) and attracts huge crowds; typically around 30,000 visitors check out the market each night. The Richmond Night Market is known for its endless rows of food stands, nightly entertainment, and as being one of the best places to buy cheap, funny socks in Vancouver.

Continue reading:
Richmond Night Market Officially Opens for the 2018 Summer Season

New theatre production looks at reconciliation with a First Nations perspective

Sam Bob plays Trickster in Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way. David Cooper photo.

Vancouver Moving Theatre presents the premiere of a new play that looks at the struggles of First Nations people in Canada.

Led and performed by indigenous artists, Weaving Reconciliation: Our Way runs May 17-19 and 24-26 at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, Chief Simon Baker Room (1607 East Hastings St.).

Read more below.

Continue reading:
New theatre production looks at reconciliation with a First Nations perspective