Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend

This weekend is your chance to get a new perspective and hear a voice you may not otherwise with one of the many films at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival. The PNE is also now officially open with rides, weird foods and more; SeaWheeze is on with yoga, a run and an outdoor music festival; and Ambleside Park has the Blue Oyster Cult and Tom Cochrane.

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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend

Local Films to Watch this Weekend at the Queer Film Festival

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The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is in full swing this week with inspiringly diverse films that range from challenging to delightful from around the world. For a taste of stories from the city, this is the weekend to go out and see some of our Vancouver locals shine on screen. Here’s what to watch at the QFF that’s from around here:

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Local Films to Watch this Weekend at the Queer Film Festival

Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

This weekend Vancouver will be painted by the Mural Festival, have its heart opened by the Queer Film Festival, be strummed to by the Guitar Festival, and probably fall over laughing watching a bunch of corgis race. If you find yourself in the dark outdoors on Sunday, look up into the stars – the Perseids will be shooting across the skies in one of the brightest meteor showers of the year.

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Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: August 10, 2017

This Saturday is the peak of the annual Perseids meteor shower, so be sure to look up at the night sky in between all of the festivals this weekend, including the multi-faceted Queer Film Festival, giant neighbourhood art at the Mural Festival, and lululaemon’s huge seaside yoga marathon and party; Sea Wheeze.


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Things to Do in Vancouver this Weekend: August 10, 2017

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

So much to do, so little time!  Start planning now with our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Queer Film Festival: Aug. 12-22

Home to a thriving LGBT community and western Canada’s biggest Pride parade, Vancouver has a justly deserved reputation for celebrating difference.   Among the year’s most vibrant expressions of this ethos is the annual Queer Film Festival, which this year runs from Thursday, Aug. 12, to Sunday, Aug. 22.

The festival celebrates the best of independent queer cinema from around the world and represents the largest queer arts exhibition in western Canada.  This year more than 90 films from a dozen different countries will be featured, highlighting contemporary LGBT issues and progressive, cutting-edge cinema.   Films are shown in venues around the city, including Cinemark Tinseltown, Empire Granville 7 Cinemas, Emily Carr University, Vancity Theatre and the Roundhouse Centre.

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Queer Film Festival: Aug. 12-22

Vancouver Queer Film Festival August 13 – 23

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The 21st annual Vancouver Queer Film Festival starts today, August 13, kicking off eleven days of independent queer cinema, parties and galas. The opening gala happens tonight–just $5 general admission–at Celebrities, Vancouver’s most famous gay nightclub.

This year’s Festival features 71 films from around the world that explore queer youth, queer history, the queer Asian experience, and “queer champions of hope .”

Queer youth is a particular focus this year; 22 of the films are classified as appropriate for viewers under 18, and there’s a Youth Gala Party on Friday, August 14 to celebrate youth-made film, art and performance.

Tickets are just $10 per showing, $7 for students and seniors.

For complete film and party schedules, check out the Vancouver Queer Film Festival’s official site.