Who’s who at this weekend’s Asian pop music festival

South Korean pop star Kim Tae-yeon plays the Albatross Music Festival this weekend at Hastings Racecourse.

Albatross Music Festival is a two-day outdoor music festival happening this weekend (Sept 14-15) at Hastings Racecourse. What’s unusual about this music festival—which happens the same weekend as the Westward Music Festival—is the lineup, which is predominantly Asian.

The musicians come from as far away as the Philippines, Hong Kong and South Korea, and as near as Vancouver and Surrey, B.C. Genres run the gamut from hip-hop to K-pop to traditional Mongolian music. For more info, including the complete lineup and ticket info, visit the Albatross Music Festival Facebook page.

In the meantime, here’s a brief rundown of some of the acts coming to Hastings Racecourse (188 N. Renfrew St.) this weekend.

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Who’s who at this weekend’s Asian pop music festival

Wiener Dogs Race for Top Dog Trophy this Weekend in Vancouver

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Who will be the wiener in the race for top dog?! This weekend, Hastings Racecourse is going to the dogs with the annual Wiener Dog Races taking place on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17.

The Wiener Dog Races at Hastings Racecourse are a highlight of every Vancouver summer and its a sight that really must be seen at least once. You may have never actually seen a dachshund run, but these dogs can go fast when money and dignity is on the line!

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Wiener Dogs Race for Top Dog Trophy this Weekend in Vancouver

Fancy a Day at the Races? Vancouver’s Annual Deighton Cup Returns to Hastings Racecourse

photo: Jonathan Evans

Dig out your fanciest fascinators and flashiest bow ties, and get ready for one of Vancouver’s most stylish affairs featuring horse racing, cocktail-swilling, whisky-and-cigar pairings and a fashion runway show-down. The ninth annual Deighton Cup hits the Hastings Racecourse on Saturday, July 22, from 11am to 6pm, and this year organizers have pulled out all the stops to transform this old-fashioned derby into one of the hottest events of the summer.

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Fancy a Day at the Races? Vancouver’s Annual Deighton Cup Returns to Hastings Racecourse

Vancouver Date Idea: Go to the Races at the Deighton Cup

Photo Credit: Zook-It Photography

Photo Credit: Zook-It Photography

Last year, I visited London in June, and was really hoping to go to the Royal Ascot races. I love the glamour of the event, the over-the-top fancy hats, and the glitterati (including the Royal Family) in attendance. Alas, logistically, it wasn’t meant to be.

Fortunately, I have the opportunity to don my finery and watch horse races at one of my favourite Vancouver events of the summer! My boyfriend, who usually lives in jeans and a t-shirt, will also be transformed. I’m pretty sure he doesn’t own a top hat and waistcoat, but we’ll find some, I’m sure.

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Vancouver Date Idea: Go to the Races at the Deighton Cup

7th annual Deighton Cup this weekend at Hastings Racecourse!

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The Deighton Cup is about more than just horse racing. Jonny Picture photo.

In Gastown, you can see a statue of him – John “Gassy Jack” Deighton. The legendary Vancouver saloon owner also lends his name (posthumously speaking, of course) to The Deighton Cup – the annual fashion-and-cocktail event that brings even the non-horsey set to Hastings Racecourse.

This year, the event celebrates its seventh anniversary – Lucky Number Seven as it’s called – on Saturday, July 25, 2015, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Here’s a little of what you can expect.

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7th annual Deighton Cup this weekend at Hastings Racecourse!

Triple Crown Dreams? Unique club lets you own a Vancouver racehorse for $250

Photo credit: colink.|flickr

Photo credit: colink.|flickr

Have $250? Always wanted the thrill of owning your own thoroughbred racehorse? Vancouver’s Hastings Racecourse has the deal for you.

A new club is giving race fans a chance to pony up a few hundred dollars for fractional ownership in real racehorses. All that’s needed to join the new Hastings Race Club is $250, no horse experience required. Currently capped out at 200 members, the group has already proved a runaway hit, according to an article in the Globe and Mail by Wendy Stueck.

Members get special perks like reserved grandstand seating at the race track, as well as access to the backstretch, where they can mix and mingle with the other owners and their horse. And, of course, should their steed end up in the winner’s circle, owners get their share of the purse.  Continue reading:
Triple Crown Dreams? Unique club lets you own a Vancouver racehorse for $250

Wiener Dog Races Return to Hastings Racecourse for 2015!

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It’s time to find out who the real wiener is in Vancouver! Who’s got the fastest wiener… dog in town!? So many jokes, so little time! The wiener dog races are coming back to Hastings Racecourse this July for two days of aww-some entertainment.

The wiener dog races are returning on Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th to face off for the top dog honour and the chance to win a share of the $2,500 cash prize.

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Wiener Dog Races Return to Hastings Racecourse for 2015!