Warning: Summer means fiesta o’clock throughout the whole city. Although we’re hyper-local, we just wouldn’t be Vancouverites if we didn’t mention these other two awesome fests taking place outside of Kits this weekend. Read on for a quick peek at city-wide events—your bonus special— followed by neighbourhood gossip/happenings.
TWO GOOD REASONS TO LEAVE THE HOOD
Summer Live, a.k.a. Vancouver’s Birthday Bash, Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10, free.
Van is celebrating its 125th birthday this year and everyone’s invited to the party at Summer Live, a free outdoor festival from July 8 to 10 at Brockton Point in Stanley Park. Head out for performances by the likes of Neko Case, The New Pornographers, Dan Mangan and more. There’s also a family stage, drop-in sports matches, beer and wine gardens, global cuisine and even a Bollywood-style shin dig.
Indian Summer Festival, Thursday July 7 to Sunday, July 17 , see website for event tickets.
Did you know that 2011 has been officially designated the “Year of India in Canada”? We didn’t either. But now you do so perhaps check out the the first-ever Indian Summer Festival, July 7 to 17. This fest welcomes top Indian talent from the genres of music, theatre, lit, film, yoga and cuisine. All 20 events and workshops, take place at SFU Woodward’s (149 W. Hastings St., Vancouver). Tickets and a full festival lineup are available by phoning 604-873-3311.
EVENTS IN KITS
Kitsilano Farmers Market, Sunday, June 10, 10am – 2pm, free.
It’s all happening at the market. Grab a tasty meal at a food cart, grocery shop for produce, browse handicrafts and chat with your neighbours. BC Strawberries got off to a slow start this year, but they are going strong now.
Bard on the Beach, HENRY VI is now on, Now-Sept., See calendar for full schedule and tix.
This year, Bard has moved to reserved seating, eliminating site-entry lineups. You can enter the Village up to one full hour before each performance, sip a glass of wine and take in the new pre-show In A Nutshell talks. Take in a show plus dinner, with a Bard picnic by Emelle’s, ordered in advance.
Burrard Liquor Store Official Grand Opening Day, Saturday, July 9, 10% off storewide.
Burrard Liquor Store hosts its Official Grand Opening Day Saturday, July 9th. Highlights include: prize giveaways, complimentary appetizers, product tasting and 10% off everything in the store.
MEC Paddlefest 2011, Sunday, July 10, Jericho Sailing Centre, free.
Mountain Equipment Co-op Paddlefest is an urban celebration of kayaking, canoeing, and the ocean environment in British Columbia. The festival will feature learning opportunities on the water and on the land. Paddlers of all skill levels are welcome. There will be FREE on water courses like intro to kayaking, forward strokes, intro to rolling, basic rescue, towing, paddling fitness and kids kayaking.
Beginners, Fifth Avenue Cinemas, Daily at: 1:30, 4:30, 6:50, 9:00
Bridesmaids, Fifth Avenue Cinemas, Daily at: 1:15, 4:00, 7:10, 9:45
Larry Crowne, Ridge Theatre, Daily at: 4:30, 7:10, 9:15; Plus: Sat, Sun at 1:30
Midnight in Paris, Fifth Avenue Cinemas, Daily at:1:20, 2:15, 3:20, 4:15, 6:00, 7:20, 8:00, 9:30, 10:00
Super 8, Fifth Avenue Cinemas, Daily at: 1:35, 3:50, 7:00, 9:20
Summer sales are everywhere. Take a stroll. Window shop. You can’t miss â€˜em.
Did we miss something? Send me an email. Taraneh@Kitsilano.ca