What to do this weekend in Kits


Extra 25% off at Gravity Pope summer sale. Image: Jennie Faber

Summer Fun

Tennis, various locations, free.
Sunshine inspires me to play tennis. Here’s a list of all the free tennis courts in Kits.

Kits Pool, Friday, 7 am-8:30 pm; Saturday, Sunday, 9am-8:30 pm, 2305 Cornwall Avenue, between Yew and Balsam, day tix $2.61 for kids, $3.71 for youths, $5.31 for adults.
This baby is the only salt water pool in Vancouver and one of the few in the world. Wear sunscreen. Take a ride on the water slide.


Celebration of Light, Saturday, August 6, 10:00 pm, free.

Elbow yourself a spot along the sardine-packed beach to catch the 21st annual Celebration of Light fireworks extravaganza, which is a showdown for Top Pyro between China, Spain and Canada. It’s Canada’s chance on Saturday. For the best vantage points, stake out a spot at one of our top five locations LISTED HERE.  And don’t forget to tune your boombox to SHORE 104.3 FM so you can really make the most of this 25-minute, music-simulcast show, starting at 10 pm sharp.

Celebration of Light Live Music, Saturday, August 6, 7:00 pm, The Rogue Stage and YVR Community Stage, free.

If you prefer live music to the simulcast stuff on SHORE 104.3, drop by a SHOREfest stage location and check out the bands. There are three stages–two of which are in Kits. 104.3 SHOREfest at The Rogue Stage by the Maritime Museum, will feature Leeroy Stagger, Kevin Kane (of Grapes of Wrath), The Sojourners and more, starting at 7:00 pm. YVR Community Stage, located between Kits Pool and Kits Beach,  will cover the SHORE 104.3 Song Search 2011 Top 10 with 2010 Song Search winner Zaac Pick.

Kitsilano Farmers Market, Sunday, August 7, 10am – 2pm, 10th and Larch, free.
It’s all happening at the Kits Market. Park your bike with the trusty bike valet. Grab a tasty meal at a food cart, grocery shop for produce, browse handicrafts and chat with your neighbours. Tis the season for blueberries, cherries and more.


The Change Up, Daily at: 1:15, 4:30, 7:30, 9:50, Fifth Avenue Cinemas.
Growing up together, Mitch (Ryan Reynolds) and Dave (Jason Bateman) were inseparable best friends, but as the years have passed they’ve slowly drifted apart. While Dave is an overworked lawyer, husband and father of three, Mitch has remained a single, quasi-employed man-child who has never met a responsibility he liked. Mitch and Dave comically struggle to avoid completely destroying each other’s lives before they can find a way to get their old ones back

Another Earth, Daily at: 2:00, 4:45, 7:20, 9:30, Fifth Avenue Cinemas.
Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling), a bright young woman accepted into MIT’s astrophysics program, aspires to explore the cosmos. Composer John Burroughs (William Mapother), has just reached the pinnacle of his profession and is about to have a second child with his loving wife. On the eve of the discovery of a duplicate Earth, tragedy strikes and the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined.

The Trip, Daily at:1:45, 4:15, 7:00, 9:20, Fifth Avenue Cinemas.
When Steve Coogan is asked by The Observer to tour the country’s finest restaurants, he envisions it as the perfect getaway with his beautiful girlfriend. But, when she backs out on him, he has no one to accompany him but his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon.

Crazy Stupid Love, Daily at: 4:00, 7:00, 9:25; Sat & Sun at 1:30, The Ridge Theatre.
Cal Weaver (Steve Carell), married to his high school sweetheart, Emily (Julianne Moore), believes his life is perfect. He likes his job, he owns a house and has great kids. All that changes when he finds out Emily is having an affair and wants a divorce. Cal, who hasn’t dated in years, doesn’t know what to do.


Gravity Pope
, 2205 West 4th Ave., 604-731-7673.
The summer sale just got event better. Starting NOW receive 25% OFF THE LAST TICKETED SALE PRICE. Sale items already up to 60% off! Ready set…run.

Wear Else,
2360 West 4th Ave., 604-732-3521.

This ladies boutique which keeps Kits in the latest looks and labels still has a rocking summer sale with 40-60-% off.

Pop-up Shop at U Life, thru Sunday, August 7, 2028 Vine St., 604-879-9135.
Now through August 7, Suzanne is selling a bright, summery selection of tunics and handbags from the old U Life store.

Last modified: August 5, 2011

One Response to " What to do this weekend in Kits "

  1. Steph says:

    Don’t forget the LadySport summer sale – 10% to 50% off almost everything in the store! On from Aug. 5 to Sept. 5! Find us at 4th and Dunbar 🙂