Fab is Back on West 4th

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Image: Fab

After losing it to Kerrisdale for the past six years, Fab Clothing is finally back where it belongs in Kitsilano at 2151 West 4th Avenue, and it’s with a whole new look.

Fab, Premium Denim was the spot known around the city for carrying the widest selection of brand name jeans from 2000-2007. After an overhaul while living in Kerrisdale, the current shop, which opened just two months ago on West 4th, now carries one brand of jeans – Flying Monkey, priced at $129 – amidst a vast array of beautiful, affordable clothing. Read more…

Free Outdoor Movies Vancouver 2015 at Stanley Park

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Image: Outdoor Movies BC

The most popular Vancouver summer event is soon here. Free outdoor movies begin in Stanley Park July 7 and continue every Tuesday through August 25. The movies show in Ceperley Meadow on a four-storey inflatable movie screen. About 5,000 Vancouverites attend every screening. Here are the details on the film schedule and attendee protocol. Read more…

Vancouver Celebration of Light Fireworks Expands to 25 Nights of Free Fireworks Starting July 1

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UPDATE – Change of plans due to dry weather: http://globalnews.ca/news/2063357/concerns-over-dry-weather-lead-to-revamped-celebration-of-light-events/

Every year for the past 24 years Metro Vancouverites come into Vancouver to see the Celebration of Light Fireworks. This year, in honour of their 25th anniversary, Celebration of Light is setting off free Vancouver fireworks shows throughout Metro Vancouver every night from July 1-25.

The shows will be brief and are intended to build momentum for the Celebration of Light showdown which takes place July 25, July 29 and August 1. Read more…

4 Free Family-Friendly Events Around Kitsilano This Weekend

Carnival ride during the Point Grey Fiesta this weekend. Image credit: Pointgreyfiesta.org

Carnival ride during the Point Grey Fiesta this weekend. Image credit: Pointgreyfiesta.org

This weekend is full of events across the city, with many happening in our own neighbourhood or close by. Not to mention that it’s Father’s Day this Sunday, June 21st! Have a family-and-budget-friendly good time this weekend with our list below of free events in and around Kitsilano.

4 Free Family Friendly Events Around Kitsilano this Weekend

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Diesel Fuel Spill in False Creek

Image: Canadian COast Guard

Image: Canadian COast Guard

As reported by CBC, coast guard officials now say as much as 5,000 litres of diesel fuel may have spilled into Vancouver’s False Creek near Fisherman’s Wharf on Sunday night June 14. A 1,000-foot-long boom has been deployed in the waters to contain the spill.

A small fishing vessel has been identified as the source of the spill, says coast guard spokesperson Jeff Brady. The seawall has been shut down at Fisherman’s Wharf from Granville Street to 1500 West 1st Avenue. Read more…

AnnaLena Launches Weekend Brunch Service

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Everyone’s going on and on about AnnaLena, the new Kits destination restaurant by former Oakwood Chef Mike Robbins. We tend to agree with the rave reviews of the food, even if we object to the trend wherein cool kid restaurants use their Gramma’s name as a restaurant moniker.

So if you ate there after sunset and got hooked on Kusshi oysters with jalapeno mignonette and shaved foie, or the tahini kale salad, stop by between 10am and 1:45 Saturdays and Sundays for brunch. Here’s the release. Read more…

Vancouver Food Cart Fest Is Back Starting Sunday, June 28

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Vancouver’s incredibly popular Food Cart Fest is back for the fourth year with more trucks and carts and live-music. Here’s the press release:

Arrival Agency, Streetfood Vancouver, and Vancity present the 4th Annual Food Cart Fest, the city’s largest gathering of street food carts. Last year, upwards of 5,000 people swarmed to Olympic Village every week to take in Vancouver’s beloved street food scene. Launching this year on Sunday, June 28, it will run for 11 consecutive Sundays until September 6.

This year the festival is adding to its programming in a major way. Read more…

Patrick Corsi Opening Baccano Osteria in the Smoking Dog Space in Kitsilano

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Restaurateur Patrick Corsi of Quattro has announced his new project. He’s taken over the Smoking Dog Bistro space (1889 West 1st Avenue) and will launch Baccano Osteria-Bar this July. Quattro  Kitsilano opened in 1994, underwent a location change and rebranding to Q4, and closed in 2014. The North Van and Whistler locations are still going strong. Read more…

3 New Restaurants in Kitsilano to Check Out

Classic Tonkotsu Ramen at Ramen Danbo. Image credit: Ramendanbo.com

Classic Tonkotsu Ramen at Ramen Danbo. Image credit: Ramendanbo.com

New restaurants in Kitsilano crop up all the time, though some are worth checking out sooner than others. We’ve chosen 3 that we think you should make time for, with one already open (Ramen Danbo), one possibly opening this weekend (Mission), and a third opening within a few weeks (Supermarine). Enjoy. Read more…