Could this be the most wholesome event of the year in Vancouver?

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Are you ready for an afternoon of cuteness in the name of literacy? The Vancouver Public Library is hosting a “Canine Library” this Saturday, September 14th from 1 to 3 pm.

The free event will allow participants to “check out” a dog and read the dog their favourite poem during a 15-minute session – leaving plenty of time for some belly rubs and back scratches as well.

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Could this be the most wholesome event of the year in Vancouver?

Get funky at the free outdoor Public Disco Laneway Series this summer in Vancouver

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Vancouver’s favourite travelling street party is back this August and September with three upcoming events that are free, licensed, and all ages!

Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to have an amazing time courtesy of the Public Disco. These events work to connect participants through music and dancing in unique public spaces on August 10, 31, and September 29.

Unlike the disco parties of yesteryear, the public disco is a fun and funky all-ages good time in an outdoor public setting – so everyone is invited!

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Get funky at the free outdoor Public Disco Laneway Series this summer in Vancouver

Tour de Butt 2017: Naked Bike Ride Returns to Vancouver July 22

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There’s nothing quite as nice as enjoying the breeze on your cheeks as you ride through the streets of Vancouver… Which set of cheeks is up to you! This weekend, you may be seeing a whole lot of butt-cheeks if you’re in the Downtown core on Saturday, July 22. The World Naked Bike Ride is rolling through Vancouver this weekend with a crowd that’s stripped down to their skivvies in support of human-powered transportation, safe streets, and body positivity.

If you’ve got guts, the ride is open for anyone to join, with a dress code of as bare as you dare. Even if you’re more comfortable in just wearing a bathing suit, you’re free to join the festivities.

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Tour de Butt 2017: Naked Bike Ride Returns to Vancouver July 22

Teen Angst Night: A Celebration of Really Bad Poetry and other Cringe-worthy Teen Memories

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It’s not a phase mom, god – you just don’t understand!

Most people in their life have jotted down a poem or two to convey the unbearable angst they go through as teenagers. With hormones raging, sometimes all you need is a pad and paper to express those feelings that your parents just didn’t understand.

But, as we grow older and move away from the pain of growing up, it’s sometimes a good idea to look back and laugh hysterically at how melodramatic life was back then. Teen Angst is a comedy show that does just that, and does it well.

Full of comedy gold, Teen Angst Night is a comedic reading series where readers can share anything (poetry, songs, letters, journals, diary entries, essays, plays, lists, etc) as long as it is super embarrassing.

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Teen Angst Night: A Celebration of Really Bad Poetry and other Cringe-worthy Teen Memories

Where to watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show in Vancouver

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With the recent re-imagining of the Rocky Horror Picture Show (starring Laverne Cox from Orange is the New Black) receiving mixed reviews from TV critics, it will just feel right to watch the original Rocky Horror Picture Show in Vancouver. The one we all know and love, the original Tim Curry masterpiece… Okay, maybe not a masterpiece. But a unique and memorable movie with a catchy soundtrack that always gets stuck in your head. (Just TRY to not start singing along after “it’s just a jump to left“).

With Halloween quickly approaching, you know that the Rocky Horror Picture Show will be making appearances on multiple TV stations on the dial this weekend. But, if you want to experience it as it was meant to be experienced (surrounded by a bunch of new friends dressed up in strange costumes), the Rio Theatre is the place to be.

Are you ready to do the Time Warp… again?

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Where to watch the Rocky Horror Picture Show in Vancouver

Making it Work at the Battle of the Brush Team Competitive Painting

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If you’ve ever watched Project Runway then you know that team challenges rarely go well. And if you haven’t tuned into an episode (what do you do with yourself on Thursday nights!?) let me break it down for you: team challenges rarely go well.

But this isn’t Project Runway, this is Battle of the Brush, a live painting competition, returning to Vancouver on September 25, where multiple teams of artists compete in a time-limited competition before their spontaneous collective works are displayed and judged by local art connoisseurs. And these teams actually work really well together.

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Making it Work at the Battle of the Brush Team Competitive Painting

Here There Studios Brings Unique Food-Focused Events to Vancouver

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You have probably never heard of Here There Studio before, but this dynamic, two-person team has been putting on unique and exciting events in Vancouver that are getting everyone excited. So excited that their events keep selling out shortly after they’ve been announced!

The focus of the studio is creating multi-sensory events, from pop-up dinners with local culinary talent to acclaimed speaking series to large scale street festivals and more.

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Here There Studios Brings Unique Food-Focused Events to Vancouver