Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: June 15, 2017

On this, the final weekend of spring, the Queers Arts Festival opens with a celebration of two-spirited peoples, and it’s Car Free Day on Main Street and in the West End.  Also opening this weekend – the Vancouver Art Gallery and Vandusen Garden are serendipitously doing a bit of a concept swap; head to the Art Gallery on Friday for floral installations and tranquil garden scenes, or head to Garden for a Zimbabwean sculpture exhibit.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: June 15, 2017

Things to Do this Weekend in Vancouver: June 8, 2017

Prime bike-riding season has begun, and if Bike to Work Week didn’t get you started, Velopalooza is here with a bike rave, bike polo, and a bike expo this weekend. And forget a lazy Sunday – ride on over to Commercial Drive for Italian Day, to Main Street for an art fair, or to the downtown east side to watch a black metal vegan’s live cooking demo.

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Things to Do this Weekend in Vancouver: June 8, 2017

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: April 27, 2017

It’s a good weekend to be in Vancouver for all who appreciate the off-beat! The Vancouver Opera Festival begins with all the drama of powerful vocals telling the stories of Shakespeare, Mozart, and a novel-turned motion picture from the 90s (and it’s a fab excuse to dress up). There’s also some psychedelic options –  Alex and Allyson Grey are in town, sparking a live painting and dance party on the same night as a bike rave. But wait, there’s even more…

 

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: April 27, 2017

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: April 13, 2017

It’s a weekend of vibrant colour! You know it’s spring when the fields of Abbotsford turn to multi-coloured bands of thousands of tulips. There are also the vibrant Vaisakhi day festivals this weekend, which mark the Sikh New Year and, for Easter, the pastels of bunnies and chocolate egg hunts are all over the city.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: April 13, 2017

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: March 30, 2017

As someone who never remembers to all of you – watch out this Saturday for April Fools pranksters! I’m fairly confident all the things that are happening that day are actually happening, in which case there’s lots to look forward to this weekend. You can touch, or in some cases drive, fancy cars at the Auto Show, check out the Photography Festival, the Burlesque Festival, the kickoff of the Cherry Blossom Festival, and even see a live didgeridoo show. (Really.)

 

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: March 30, 2017

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: March 16, 2017

It’s a very green weekend in Vancouver, full of St.Patrick’s Day themes, such as a Celtic fest, Irish-themed comedy, a film about an Irish conservationist, and no doubt green beers anywhere you wander.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: March 16, 2017

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: March 9, 2017

This weekend, celebrate women, sports, and culture in Vancouver. International Women’s Day continues with a film festival, art, and music. The Rugby Sevens are on, along with wheelchair rugby on Sunday. The Art Gallery is throwing a party on Friday where you can see art by people from Hong Kong and Coast Salish backgrounds, and the MOA has a show about Indigenous South American culture.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: March 9, 2017