What to do this weekend in Kits

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NEW FILMS

Beginners, Friday, June 24- Thursday, June 30, 1:30, 4:30, 6:50, 9:00, Fifth Avenue Cinemas.
Ewan McGregor teams up with Christopher Plummer and Mélanie Laurent in this off beat rom com. McGregor plays a timid guy with a crush on the bold, irreverent Laurent. Unable to get his game going, he draws on memories of his deceased father (Plummer), who came out of the closet at age 75, using his bravery for inspiration.

FOOD

Greek Day, Sunday, June 26, 11am – 9am, free.
Be Greek for a day at the annual family-oriented street festival. Broadway will be closed to car traffic from McDonald to Blenheim to make room for a world of fabulous Greek food, kiosks and entertainment. Learn to roll dolmades in the Boutari Wines Culinary Tent. See Greek gods mingle with mortals. Settle down in the mythological story telling tent. Eat tons of souvlaki, spanikopita and honeyed loukoumades. Then holler “Opa!”

Kitsilano Farmers Market, Sunday, June 26, 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 I hear there at the market now.

EVENTS

Critical Mass Vancouver, Every last Friday of the month, Meet at 5:30, Ride at 6:00 pm, free.
Cyclists in Kits can meet with cyclists Van-wide at the Vancouver Art Gallery to ride in a “Critical Mass.” Whether you’re traffic shy, or an avid cyclist, this is an effective way to a familiarize the city with eco-friendly transport.

Semperviva Yoga‘s Trance Dance, Saturday, June 25, 8:00 pm-10:00 pm, $25.
Clara Roberts-Oss and DJ Augustus lead you in the ultimate combo of ancient activities: yoga and dance. While I don’t know the specific calorie burning impact, the class should free one’s “creative life-force.”

Hands Across The Sand, Saturday, June 25, 12:00pm – 12:30pm, free.
Hands Across The Sand will take place on Kits Beach. People will join hands to champion clean energy solutions to our energy and fuel problems. RSVP here.

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 in a show plus dinner, with a Bard picnic by Emelle’s, ordered in advance.

Open Mic at the Fringe Cafe, Sunday, June 26, 8:30 pm, free.
This is self explanatory. It’s your chance to perform. In public.

 

DEALS

Footworks Relaxology is offering a one-day special on June 26, to celebrate Greek Day. Enjoy a 25 minute foot reflexology session for $20.

Miz Mooz (2177 W. 4th Ave.) spring /summer shoes—think sweet clogs and strappy sandals—are 25-40% off right now.

Gravity Pope Tailored Goods (2203 W. 4th Ave.) has up to 50% off all summer products.

JNBY (2201 West 4th Ave) still has a great sales on spring 2011 plus a 70% off clearance rack.

PLENTY‘s (2803 West Broadway)  summer sale started June 15th and is ongoing, with 20-50% off Spring and Summer merchandise.

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

Last modified: June 24, 2011

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