See free dance this Saturday (and every Saturday in July) afternoon

Laura Zeke Photography

Dances for a Small Stage’s Summer Series features contemporary dance from local artists in downtown Vancouver’s Bute Robson Plaza (800 Bute) every Saturday in the month of July beginning at 4 p.m.

The first in the series was last weekend, but there are three Saturdays left this month—and plenty of dance excitement! See below for more about the Summer Series.

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See free dance this Saturday (and every Saturday in July) afternoon

Six acts to see at this year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Sarah Shook. Cowtown Chad photo.

Locals know that one of the city’s best summer weekends is the weekend of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival. Thousands gather in Jericho Beach Park, near the beach, to watch hundreds of performers in a variety of genres. Here are a few acts we think are worth checking out during the festival, July 19-21 (click on band names for video link). For a full schedule and ticket info visit thefestival.bc.ca.

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Six acts to see at this year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Ten acts to see at this weekend’s big outdoor neighbourhood party Khatsahlano

Will Little Destroyer bring the rock to the Khatsahlano Street Party this Sunday? Of course they will.

The annual Khatsahlano Street Party is a celebration of music, food, and Vancouver’s Westside, in particular the stretch of West 4th between Burrard and MacDonald. The festival takes place this Sunday, July 6, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Now in its ninth year, Khatsahlano features performers ranging from established West Coast heavies to local up-and-comers. Below you’ll find links to songs by 10 of the nearly 40 acts. Check out the bands, and visit khatsahlano.com to see a full lineup.

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Ten acts to see at this weekend’s big outdoor neighbourhood party Khatsahlano

This summer, the VAG features Vancouver’s first major exhibition of work by Alberto Giacometti

Rue Hippolyte Maindron. Alberto GIACOMETTI, Swiss painter and sculptor, at his studio. Alberto Giacometti in his studio, 1960. Photo: Rene Burri/Magnum Photos.

More Than 130 works showcase the genius of Alberto Giacometti in A Line Through Time. The Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St.) presents this special exhibition of work from June 16 – Sept. 29.

Along with work by the renowned artist, the VAG will feature examples of  “ancient inspirations” and work by his contemporaries. See below for more details.

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This summer, the VAG features Vancouver’s first major exhibition of work by Alberto Giacometti

Next Music from Tokyo Vol. 14 brings back favourites Koutei Camera Girl Drei and four more

Koutei Camera Girl Drei

Twice a year, music fans in Vancouver (and Montreal and Toronto) are treated to some of the wildest underground musical talent Japan has to offer. Next Music from Tokyo comes to Canada courtesy Toronto music fan/anaesthesiologist Steven Tanaka, who makes annual scouting pilgrimages to the country and then brings the best of what he sees back home.

This latest edition, Vol. 14, features five acts, one back by popular demand and a few new ones. The showcase comes to the Biltmore May 20. Tickets are only $15 at eventbrite.ca. Find out more about the bands below (click on names to watch a video).

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Next Music from Tokyo Vol. 14 brings back favourites Koutei Camera Girl Drei and four more

Vancouver’s biggest free art show coming up at Emily Carr University

Andrew James McKay, Large Entanglement, acrylic, ink+graphite on 36″ by 48″ panel. 2018.

Vancouver’s biggest free art exhibition returns May 4-19. The Emily Carr University annual grad show, aka The Show, features original works by more than 300 graduating art students from the world-renowned art school. Work is by graduating students from across the school’s degree programs, including Fine Arts, Design, and Media Arts. The work will be exhibited on all four floors of the campus.

Find out more about The Show below.

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Vancouver’s biggest free art show coming up at Emily Carr University

8 Day Trips to Take from Vancouver This Spring

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Photo courtesy of Yasmine Hardcastle

A city girl through and through, Vancouver is my place. But I also love to take day trips to play tourist and explore nearby areas and attractions — it’s so easy! Our location is not only ideal for its urban and outdoor scenery and activities, it is also a short drive, seaplane flight, or ferry ride away from the city’s neighbouring municipalities, beautiful outdoors, and relaxing island getaways. Here are eight day trip ideas for you to experience more of our beautiful province!

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8 Day Trips to Take from Vancouver This Spring