Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Bring the whole family out and about for the Victoria Day weekend!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Monday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Looking for a film fest, art event, market, live music, or a motorcycle championship this Friday to Sunday?  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

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

 

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
Celebrate an amazing Friday through Sunday with art crawls, film festivals, beautiful music, first of the season farmers markets, and more.  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

ExplorASIAN Festival 2012: May’s Month-Long Asian Arts & Culture Fest

explorASIAN 2012: Balinese dance at the Gong! The Gamelan Festival. Photo: Gamelan Gita Asmara

May is Asian Heritage Month, which means the annual explorASIAN Festival returns to Vancouver for a month of fantastic Asian arts and culture events, from May 1 – 31, 2012.

Organized by the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society (VAHMS), explorASIAN 2012 has a packed schedule of events, starting with the Generation One art exhibit on May 1—a showcase for Asian-Canadian artists and emerging artists who are first generation Canadians—then kicking into high gear on May 4 with The Magical Encounter Opening Gala, a “Pan-Asian and inter-arts gala” that includes visual arts, Japanese and Chinese music and dance, Persian ballet, and Uighur belly dance.

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ExplorASIAN Festival 2012: May’s Month-Long Asian Arts & Culture Fest

Quick Guide to Vancouver Festivals in May

Vancouver International Children's Festival starts May 30, 2011

There are so many festivals happening around Vancouver in May 2011 that I thought I’d create a quick guide to help you find the fun!

explorAsian Festival – May 1 – 31, 2011
A month-long celebration of Asian culture full of free events, dance, music, visual arts, film, and more.

City of Bhangra Festival – May 4 – 14, 2011
Free and ticketed events that showcase Bhangra in Vancouver, with dhol drummers,  Bhangra dancers, Bhangra competitions and more.

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Quick Guide to Vancouver Festivals in May

BEAT THE STREET: Asian Drum Festival + Remix

Vancouver Asian Heritage Month will lauch their 15th anniversary of explorASIAN in Vancouver with BEAT THE STREET: Asian Drum Festival + Remix. The event takes place on May 1st at the CBC Outdoor Stage (700 Hamilton Street) from 12pm – 4:30pm and will feature Japanese and Korean drumming, Filipino dancing, Persian ensemble and much more. It is a great free, outdoor drumming concert which will launch the series of other events that take place in May for Asian Heritage Month.

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BEAT THE STREET: Asian Drum Festival + Remix