Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend – June 14-16, 2013

things to do in Vancouver this weekend

Wild boar, beer braised cabbage, chocolate bacon at Brewery & The Beast Festival.

Need plans this weekend? Browse our list of things to do in Vancouver Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16.

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend – June 14-16, 2013

Friday, June 14

National Garden Day at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, 10am-6pm
To celebrate garden culture and green practices, the garden presents a day of events for visitors of all ages including special horticultural tours, eco-crafts, the koi fish feeding ritual and more (578 Carrall Street).

BC’s Family Fishing Weekend, all weekend
Friday marks the start of the weekend-long BC Family Fishing event. In honour of Father’s Day, the entire weekend is licence free (no cost to fish) so grab your gear and head to your favourites local body of water.

Talk: How to Increase Cycling and Walking—Lessons from Cities Across the Globe, 7pm
Professor John Pucher discusses ways in which the cities can increase cycling and walking. This is a free public lecture at SFU’s downtown campus (515 Hastings Street).

Video-Game Orgy, 6pm
Head to VIVO Media Arts (1965 Main Street) to try your hand at vintage video-game systems and games. You’ll also get a glimpse of game-changing media art based on video-game culture and early computer-graphic systems. Tix are $20 at the door/15 in advance. Continue reading:
Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend – June 14-16, 2013

Vancouver’s Burrard Hotel Hosting One Big Retro House Party

Photo sourced from The Burrard Hotel

Photo sourced from The Burrard Hotel

Vancouver’s Burrard Hotel is about to go Hotel California.

The kitschy hotel in the heart of downtown (notable for its many palm trees) will be commandeered by musicians, artists and skateboarders on June 15 for Hotel Takeover: a one-night blow-out party.

Three full floors of the hotel (24 of its 72 rooms) will be transformed into edgy, interactive art installations by visual and sonic artists.  Meanwhile, in the palm-lined inner courtyard, one rager of a party will be going off.

Local bands and DJs will take the stage, as guests enjoy drinks and dine on Lebanese cuisine catered by local restaurant Nuba.  Headliners for the event are HUMANS, Vancouver’s high-energy electro-soul rockers.

The hotel even co-opted its parkade, transforming the space into a lower level garage party.  Action down there centres around a skateboard exhibition, organized by Red Bull. Continue reading:
Vancouver’s Burrard Hotel Hosting One Big Retro House Party