What to do this weekend in Kits

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NEW FILMS

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2-in 3D, Daily, 1:15, 4:00, 6:50, 9:40, Fifth Avenue Cinemas.

Ecstatic muggles began lining up early Thursday evening for the midnight premier of this long-awaited film. It’s the end of the ten-year Harry Potter era, which is significant for Potter haters and lovers alike. With the midnight screening alone, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 set a box office record, grossing $43.5 M.

Horrible Bosses, Daily, 4:00, 7:00, 9:10, The Ridge Theatre.

For Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston) into dust. Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con (Jamie Foxx), the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers.

EVENTS

Volleyball BC 2011 Vancouver OPEN, Friday, July 15-Sunday, July 17, Kitsilano Beach.
Some of the best national and international beach volleyball players will be hitting it up for the annual Vancouver Open. The qualifying tournament begins at 9:30 a.m. on Friday and main-draw play runs Saturday and Sunday starting at 9 a.m. There’s also a licensed beer garden
serving Granville Island craft beer and Bassano Hard Soda.

Vancouver Folk Music Festival, July 15-Sunday, July 17, Jericho Beach, ticketed.
The Van Folk Music Festival is a summer institution, drawing artists from around the world for three days of concerts and workshops. Local artists include Kathryn Calder (The New Pornographers) and the bluesy C.R. Avery. Visiting notables include Rosanne Cash, the daughter of legendary Johnny and a talented singer/songwriter in her own right, plus Nashville-native Gillian Welch.

Bard on the Beach, Richard III,  Now-Sept., See calendar for full schedule and tix.
“Shakespeare’s popular Richard III delivers the closing chapter in the epic struggle between the houses of York and Lancaster for the ultimate prize – the English crown.”

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.

Tanning is Out, Sunday, July 17th, 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Kits beach, near the Boathouse restaurant, free.
The Canadian Cancer Society is launching their Tanning is Out campaign, with Tanning is Out Ambassadors the Burnadettes. A tent will be set up with information and the Society will offer shady lounging under luxurious, resort-style beach umbrellas.

Kitsilano Farmers Market, Sunday, July 17, 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. Tis the season for rhubarb, especially. I’m making pie.

Tour Delamont: Kitsilano’s Oldest City Block of Houses, Sunday, July 17, 10am to 12pm, Heritage Vancouver Members $10; Non-members $15.

Join local historian Bruce MacDonald for a fascinating exploration of Delamont Park. Delamont/Kitsilano officially began in 1905, the year the neighbourhood was named, streetcar service was extended to Kitsilano Beach and development started in earnest. Amazingly amongst the blocks and blocks of apartment buildings in east Kitsilano is a small group of houses surviving from those earliest years and before

DEALS

Summer sales are still going strong, if not getting better. Take a stroll. Open your peepers.

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

Last modified: July 16, 2011

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