Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
This Friday to Sunday is packed with arts, community festivals, live music.. and the Celebration of Light!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend.

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

50 Free Bands + 40 Food Trucks: Khatsahlano Street Party Returns to Vancouver

Photo credit: Rick Chung | Flickr

Photo credit: Rick Chung | Flickr

Vancouver’s biggest free music and arts fest is back.

The Khatsahlano Street Party is set to transform West 4th Avenue into 10 blocks of live music, beer gardens and outdoor art on Saturday, July 12.  Now in its fourth year, the festival is expected to attract more than 100,000 revellers to the Kitsilano neighbourhood, from Burrard to MacDonald Streets on West 4th Avenue.

Khatsahlano has earned a well deserved reputation for great live music.  This year, more than 50 bands with local roots will perform on eight different stages.  Headliners include The Poppy Family Experience, who emerged from Kitsilano’s counterculture scene in the 1960s and went on to international fame, as well as The Grapes of Wrath, the Kelowna-based rockers known for their hit record These Days who recently reunited after an 18-year hiatus.  A complete lineup is available on the festival website.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a street party without street food.   Continue reading:
50 Free Bands + 40 Food Trucks: Khatsahlano Street Party Returns to Vancouver

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

What To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

This mid-November weekend is full of outdoor and indoor events in Vancouver. From arts & crafts, skating, ballet, movies & short films, theatre, winter market, whisky tasting, and innovator speakers – everyone will find something to enjoy! Read on for our roundup of events and things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Arts in Parks: Vancouver Field House Residency program

Family Day workshop by Cloudscape Comics Collective Photo Credit: Cloudscape Comics Collective

Family Day workshop Photo Credit: Cloudscape Comics Collective

Did you know that you can learn about the basics of comics drawing or traditional Aboriginal weaving after, say, a game of Frisbee or a picnic with friends in a Vancouver city park?

For the last two years, Vancouver artists and art collectives have moved into local field houses and park buildings in a city initiative that provides free studio space to Vancouver arts groups in exchange for community-based art outreach and programs to the public.

In 2011, two field houses were granted to two artists groups, in 2012 seven more parks-based spaces were opened up to artists, and most recently four other artist residencies started their community-focused programs in city parks.

Over 50 artists (solo or collective) work out of Vancouver field houses (former resident care-taker accommodations), park facilities, marinas and community centres from Slocan Park to West Point Grey Community Centre. The program accepts new artists each year by putting out a call for proposals to Vancouver’s vibrant arts organisations.

Some of the field house arts projects include work by: weavers, theatrical troupes, bird-loving designers and comic artists. Here’s a quick glance at some of Vancouver’s 13 field house artist residencies. Continue reading:
Arts in Parks: Vancouver Field House Residency program

Make It – over 100 artisans and crafters this weekend!

Audra Ricketts

Audra Ricketts will be selling her Rabbit Rabbit line of greeting cards at Make It April 19 – 21 at the Croatian Cultural Centre. Photo courtesy Audra Ricketts.

Make It is a craft fair with a twist. Not only does the three-day affair bring together over 100 of Western Canada’s top artisans, designers and crafters, but the addition of live music, a bar and lots of tasty treats make the stroll through the aisles even more fun (and potentially spendy) than it might otherwise be.

At Make It, you’ll find fashion, specialty foods, body care products, accessories, art, jewelry (lots and lots of jewelry), baby items, and home decor. And if this sounds like a very female-oriented enterprise, don’t worry – there’s even stuff for the guys, too.

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Make It – over 100 artisans and crafters this weekend!