What to do this weekend in Kits



Submarine, Friday, June 17- Thursday, June 23, 2:00, 4:45, 7:30, 9:40; Fifth Avenue Cinemas
An off-beat, coming-of-age flick about the precocious Oliver Tate, a 15-year-old with two ambitions: to save his parents’ marriage and to lose his virginity before his next birthday.

Yves Saint Laurent-L’Amour Fou, Friday, June 17- Thursday, June 23 1:30, 4:30, 6:50, 9:00; Fifth Avenue Cinemas
Find out about the private and wildly decadent life of design prodigy Yves Saint Laurent from his lover Pierre Thoretton.


Refuel Restaurant, Father’s Day menu w/40-day, dry-aged steak & beer, Sunday, June 19, Brunch 11:30am – 3:00pm and Dinner 3:00pm – 10:00pm, $35

Refuel will help you take care of Dad with this meaty, manly menu  featuring a honking 12 oz, 40 day, dry-aged, slab of Alberta prime rib-eye steak and a 16 oz craft beer from R&B Brewing Co. Go for brunch, dinner or…both.

Maenam, Spot Prawn & Cocktail Dinner, Monday, June 20, $75

It’s your last chance to savour spot prawns and tickets are going fast. On Monday June 20, Maenam will be celebrating the end of this year’s spot prawn season with a cocktail dinner. Five spot prawn dishes will be served in two courses, paired with cocktails from Ben de Champlain. Come for the grilled satays, hot and sour prawn soup, and peppery stir fry. See the whole menu here.


Bike Fest at Kitsilano Farmers Market, Sunday, June 19, 10am – 2pm, free
Bring your bike for fun, whimsy or just maintenace. Try pedal-powered flour milling. Swap gears. Get a tune-up. Enjoy free bike valet service.

Car-Free Day in Kits, Sunday, June 19, Noon-6 p.m, free

Celebrations will happen in Kitsilano, Main Street, the West End and on Commercial Drive, where the festivities were first started by community volunteers in 2005. Kitsilano is doing something different for Car Free Day. Instead of closing off a major street, people throughout Kits are hosting individual block parties with their neighbours. The Van Courier says “block parties will checkerboard Kitsilano.”

Bard on the Beach, “The Merchant of Venice” and “As you Like It,” 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 Dad for a show and dinner on Sunday, with a Bard picnic by Emelle’s, ordered in advance.

Did we miss something? Send me an email. Taraneh@Kitsilano.ca

Last modified: June 24, 2011

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