Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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It’s Pride weekend! Possibly the most party-party weekend of the summer is upon us, so rest up while you can, make sure you get plenty of water, and be ready to have a blast pretty much anywhere inside or out. Fly your colours if you choose – now is the time to strut your fab self however you’d like, whether you are feeling glitter and a wig with sky-high heels, or if a pair of Chucks and jeans is more your thing; it’s a weekend of acceptance and fun where positivity and love rule the streets.

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival guide is here!

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Portland’s Wonderheads perform at the opening party of this year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival.

Vancouver Fringe Festival-lovers have been eagerly anticipating the release of this year’s Program Guide. Now that the cat’s out of the bag – the guide was officially released last night (July 29) – we’ve been able to take a peek at what’s coming, from the 108 Fringe shows to the free entertainment at the Fringe Bar (1363 Railspur Alley, on Granville Island).

As usual, the Fringe is a 10-day event (Sept. 10-20), with shows occurring at various venues, most situated on Granville Island or on or near Commercial Drive. With so many titles to choose from, it’s nearly impossible to pick just a few. But here are some that caught our eye.

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2015 Vancouver Fringe Festival guide is here!

Rock Out in a Classical Chinese Garden: Enchanted Evenings Concert Series is Back

Photo credit: Canada Explore | Flickr

Photo credit: Canada Explore | Flickr

Does the idea of a sunset concert in an elegant 15th-century-style Chinese garden sound like your cup of tea?

Then Enchanted Evenings at Vancouver’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden may be just the thing for you. Each summer for the last 22 years, the little walled garden in the heart of Chinatown has opened its gates on select nights to music fans. Groups, ranging from classical piano ensembles to hot jazz bands, perform al fresco in the garden, while guests enjoy the feng shui and groove to the tunes.

This year’s series started July 16 and continues with weekly performances every Thursday until Aug. 20. Continue reading:
Rock Out in a Classical Chinese Garden: Enchanted Evenings Concert Series is Back

Get Ready to Rumble! Golden Dumpling Cook Off Comes Back to Vancouver August 8th

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Pitting dumpling chef against dumpling chef, the popular Golden Dumpling Cook Off is returning to Vancouver on Sunday, August 9th to celebrate the delicious dumpling with a cook-off, eating contest and more!

Chefs from local Chinese restaurants will be on hand to cook up classic dumplings, but some of Vancouver’s hippest hotspots will also be serving up fresh takes on the filling-and-wrapper format. It’ll all be going down at the Food Cart Festival under the Cambie Street Bridge (so you can stuff your face with dumplings as an appetizer, then eat from a bunch of food carts for the main course!)

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Get Ready to Rumble! Golden Dumpling Cook Off Comes Back to Vancouver August 8th

Seven Essential Vancouver Summer Pop-Ups

PUIt’s summer in the city and there are plenty of exciting events happening for foodies this month. Vancouver loves a pop-up bar or restaurant and we’ve got some great suggestions that are guaranteed to get your tastebuds tingling –and give you some excellent Instagram-worthy boast-post moments.

Chef Jefferson Alvarez Presents… The Illusion of Coffee

This is a one night only event on Friday August 14 that’s a collaboration between Vancouver coffee gurus Revolver and chef Jefferson Alvarez, one of the city’s most innovative and creative chefs who explains: “The night is an ‘Illusion of coffee’, meaning I will prepare dishes using coffee in many ways: as a spice, for smoking, to play with the senses. The night begins with Veuve Clicquot  champagne and sustainable Northern divine Caviar.. and the rest is an experience. The whole point is to show that coffee is not only to have every morning but can also be use for cooking, curing and smoking. Buy tickets here now. Continue reading:
Seven Essential Vancouver Summer Pop-Ups