This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver – Apr. 21, 2017

Check out this week’s top 5 Instagram photos from @Inside_Vancouver!

The talented photographers who snapped these shots have either tagged us in their post or have included the #veryvancouver hashtag in their caption.

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This Week’s Top 5 Instagram Photos of Vancouver – Apr. 21, 2017

Vancouver Bike Rave 2017 Returns to Illuminate the Night on April 29

Image from Vancouver Bike Rave

Picture this: a nighttime parade of cyclists lit by glow-sticks, bike lights, and neon tubes. This gives you a a small glimpse into the excitement that is a Vancouver Bike Rave.

Each year, this unsanctioned event pops up May or April to get everyone geared up for a summer of long nights spent cycling around deserted streets free of cars. The Vancouver Bike Rave has had a few different hosts leading the charge each year and 2017 is no different.

This year, the first bike rave of the season is scheduled for April 29, 2017. It is sure to be a fun, friendly time (if weather permits). So, if you’ve ever wanted to see what all the fuss is about, get a few glow-sticks to join in on the party!

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Vancouver Bike Rave 2017 Returns to Illuminate the Night on April 29

Circle Game: A New Joni Mitchell Musical in Vancouver

Andrew Cohen, Anna Kuman, David Z. Cohen, and Sara Vickruck (clockwise from top left); Photo Credit: Tyler Branston

“We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return, we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game” ~ Joni Mitchell “The Circle Game”

I grew up listening to Joni Mitchell, through both good and bad periods of my life. Especially at moments of heartbreak, questioning, and vulnerability, I would turn to her songs as moving solace. The iconic Canadian songstress has inspired generations of fans due to the continued relevance of her music and lyrics to the shifting times. This month, Firehall Arts Centre is launching a new Joni Mitchell musical that is sure to thrill those, like me, who have long loved the singer, as well as those new to her material.

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Circle Game: A New Joni Mitchell Musical in Vancouver

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: April 20, 2017

It’s your last chance to check out the Cherry Blossom Festival events and to hit the winter farmers market before the summer ones begin! This weekend see new, inventive, and contemporary dance – both on stage with Tunnel and on ice with Vertical Influences. It’s also a weekend of craft – with two markets for craft items and one for craft wine.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: April 20, 2017

Mermaids, falcons and Link Wray – six picks at this year’s DOXA

DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2017

Vancouver: No Fixed Address looks at Vancouver’s volatile housing market.

It’s DOXA time again, meaning that you can get your fill of nutritious and delicious documentaries in a ten-day feast. This year, the DOXA Documentary Film Festival runs May 4-14 and features 87 films, including two world premieres (For Dear Life and Butterfly).

Special programming includes a retrospective of seven rarely screened works by Chris Marker. Long considered the inventor of the film essay, Marker is a master of editing and narration. La Jetée/The Jetty, which is probably his most famous work, ranked third in Sight & Sound’s poll of the greatest documentaries ever made.

Here are six other docs we think might be worth checking out.

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Mermaids, falcons and Link Wray – six picks at this year’s DOXA

Kids In Vancouver: 3 Ways To Celebrate Earth Day Indoors

Inside the Bloedel Conservatory | Photo: Bloedel Conservatory Facebook Page

This weekend people around the world will be celebrating Earth Day, an annual event held on April 22nd of each year, with the purpose of demonstrating support for environmental protection. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has become a globally-recognized occasion, with 192 countries around the world participating in spreading the message of environmental and climate literacy through various events.

Vancouver will be hosting events in and around the city in honour of Earth Day, including parades, parties and festivals for all to enjoy. But if you’d prefer to nod to Earth Day from an indoor venue, we’ve got you covered. Here are 3 ways to celebrate Earth Day indoors with your kids in Vancouver.

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Kids In Vancouver: 3 Ways To Celebrate Earth Day Indoors

It’s a Party for the Planet on Earth Day in Vancouver!

Earth Day Vancouver 2017

Image courtesy of TOTORORO.RORO | Inside Vancouver Flickr Pool

On Saturday, April 22, 2017 we celebrate Earth Day, the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events take place in more than 190 countries around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

So, this coming Earth Day – take a few seconds to yourself in some nature and reflect on how great it is to be living on earth these days! Because, you never know when we’ll all be trapped on Mars…

In Vancouver, there are several celebrations in honour of the Earth, including a parade and an Adults Night at Science World. Check out a few of the Earth Day themed events below!

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It’s a Party for the Planet on Earth Day in Vancouver!