Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Here’s to another beautiful spring weekend!  Earth Day celebrations, live music, LEGO block parties (for the kids)… Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

FUSE is Vancouver’s Best Arty Party Taking Place this Friday

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Did you know that the Vancouver Art Gallery essentially turns into the hippest place in Vancouver on select Friday nights? If you haven’t already heard, FUSE is the monthly party that transforms the art gallery into the place to be for art, music, and live performances.

Since its humble beginnings in 2005, thousands of Vancouverites have gathered at the gallery for this unique adult evening event. FUSE boasts live performances, DJs, eclective gallery tours, and other unexpected surprises.

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FUSE is Vancouver’s Best Arty Party Taking Place this Friday

Vancouver Art Gallery’s Family-Friendly Weekend: Family Fuse, March 3-4

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On select Fridays throughout the year, the Vancouver Art Gallery – Western Canada’s largest showcase for art – morphs from sophisticated museum to multimedia entertainment zone.

The events, called Fuse, transform the gallery into a space where art, music and  performance all come together.  Fuse features live shows in the gallery spaces, progressive DJs, unconventional and offbeat gallery tours and lots of unexpected surprises.  The idea behind it all: Show that museums can be hip, exciting and accessible.

This March 3-March 4 marks a special weekend installment of Fuse designed with families in mind.   It’s called Family Fuse and is staged three times a year.  Continue reading:
Vancouver Art Gallery’s Family-Friendly Weekend: Family Fuse, March 3-4

Party at the Art Gallery? Hip Hop and Aboriginal Art at the VAG, this Friday Feb 24

Credit: Vancouver Art Gallery; BeatNation4 -Shawn Hunt, Master of Ceremony, 2011, acrylic on panel.

When making plans for your Friday night, the Vancouver Art Gallery might not be the first option to come to mind.  Except this Friday.

From 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. the gallery will be hosting one of its signature Fuse events ($17.50 for adults; free for gallery members).  Fuse transforms the gallery into a hip, edgy live performance venue with music, DJs, art (obviously) and more.  It’s geared towards an evening crowd and shows a side of the VAG few visitors ever see – the after-dark, let-your-hair-down side.

This Friday’s Fuse event is a really unique one: It kicks off a new exhibit called Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture (the exhibit official opens on Saturday).   Friday’s Fuse party will feature Aboriginal DJs and projectionists Jackson 2 Bears and A Tribe Called Red, plus performance artist Skeena Reece and graffiti artist Dedos, who will be b-boy dancing.

In other words, this may be one of your few chances to hear turntables and hip hop mash-ups in the sacred halls that house Emily Carr and other masterpieces.

And if you can’t make it for Fuse, don’t worry.

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Party at the Art Gallery? Hip Hop and Aboriginal Art at the VAG, this Friday Feb 24