Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Loads of community block parties and music events this Friday through Sunday!  Start planning with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend… and aye, don’t forget it’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day on Friday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Synthesizers, DJs and Cubes: New Forms Festival returns to Vancouver

Donald Buchla inventor of numerous electronic music instruments

Donald Buchla inventor of numerous electronic music instruments

The inventor of the early version modular synthesizer; a 10 metre cube and musical film about our connections to stars. Canada’s premier new music, art and technology festival – New Forms – takes over the city this weekend.

From September 12-15, Vancouverites will be exposed to electronic instruments such as Don Buchla’s Buchla 200e series Electric Music Box, a shiny, interactive cube made out of scaffolding and a musical film foray by seminal Detroit techno DJ Jeff Mills.

Held in venues like VIVO on Main Street, the Centre for Digital Media on Great Northern Way and galleries like Grunt and Equinox, the festival has something for design nerds, music historians and dance floor divas alike.

As always, the far out festival will be educational and fun with multiple interactive conferences and panel discussions not to mention some serious booty-shaking evening engagements.

Highlight of this year’s New Forms include attractions for the culturally adventurous, techno-heads and psychedelic literature lovers.     Continue reading:
Synthesizers, DJs and Cubes: New Forms Festival returns to Vancouver

New Forms Festival Sept 13 – 16

Meek Odyssey

Meek Odyssey performs at New Forms Festival 12. Photo credit: Meek Odyssey

Want your mind challenged, your third eye opened and your dancing feet stimulated?

The New Forms Festival, now in its 12th year, brings together musicians, visual artists and makers-of-things, including scientists, engineers and designers. All pool their resources, skills and knowledge for mind-blowing art installations and performances.

Where else can you see a Mixmaster repurposed as a drawing machine and catch a set by an influential UK DJ/producer?

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New Forms Festival Sept 13 – 16