August 15, 2016

See Purple Rain in Stanley Park

August 16 is Prince night at the Evo outdoor summer movie series with a screening of Purple Rain outdoors at Second Beach in Stanley Park. Admission is free with festival seating. The movie starts after sunset at around 8:30. Come early and bring blankets and chairs. Get more info here.

August 9, 2016

Picasso's Women

Image result for picasso seated womanPicasso: The Artist and His Muses looks at the the lives and personalities of several women who inspired Pablo Picasso artistic development. The exhibit introduces visitors to the lives and personalities of Fernande Olivier, Olga Khokhlova, Marie-Thérèse Walter, Dora Maar, Françoise Gilot and Jacqueline Roque, all key figures in Picasso’s personal life and career. Picasso’s innovations in painting, drawing, print and sculpture are conveyed through recurring motifs such as the seated woman and reclining nude. At the Vancouver Art Gallery until Oct. 2.

August 5, 2016

Summer Yard Sale, Plus Books

Thousands of second-hand items are up for sale at bargain prices. Also on sale are some 30,000 used books, comics and magazines. Browse at your leisure, while enjoying a tasty selection of Japanese snacks, popular food items and beverages. The one-day yard sale is August 13 from 10am-4pm. Books and other reading materials are on sale August 13 and 14. Get more info here.

August 3, 2016

Some Like it Hot

Sunday Salsa. Try the free lessons at 3pm, watch the pros perform at five, or simply enjoy social dancing through the afternoon. Hot afternoon salsa is yours for free, and open to everyone from beginner to expert, Sunday afternoons in August at Robson Square.
All Over the Map. A free summer dance series at Granville Island with dance from different parts of the globe. On August 14, see a fiery flamenco show with Fin de Fiesta Flamenco. Aché Brasil performs a mix of music, dance and martial arts on August 21. N'Nato Camara from Guinea entertains on August 28 with West African village rhythms and dances.

July 31, 2016

Celebrate a Rainbow Day

Vancouver Pride Parade celebrates Better Together from noon to 3pm. Pride Fest runs from 11am to 6pm at Sunset Beach.

July 30, 2016

Music Fest Showcases Blues & Roots

Burnaby Blues and Roots Fest organizers have put together a balanced roster of talent that is sure to please blues and roots fans alike. The Noon to 10pm event features continuous music and outdoor activity for all ages. The lineup includes Colin James, Frazey Ford, the Royal Southern Brotherhood, Como Mamas, Lindi Ortega, Cecile Doo Kingue, and more, August 6 in Deer Lake Park, Get more info and tix at Blues Fest.

July 21, 2016

Music Fest Weekend

Uptown Live. After a hiatus to reorganize, Uptown Live returns to New Westminster with a solid lineup of homegrown bands, roving street entertainers, assorted food vendors and a Steel and Oak powered beer garden. July 23 with continuous entertainment from Noon to 9pm in the Uptown business district. See more at Uptown. 

Surrey Fusion Fest. BC's largest multicultural festival with performers from across Canada and around the world. Headliners include reggae superstar Maxi Priest, Juno and Latin Grammy award winner Alex Cuba, and the much buzzed about Delhi to Dublin. Billed as the ultimate festival of world music, food and culture, the two-day event features five entertainment stages, three dozen food and craft pavilions, plus a kid's world and sports zone. July 23 and 24 at Holland Park near King George Station. Details here.

Caribbean Days. Organized by the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC, Carib has been celebrating Caribbean culture for over three decades. Enjoy a variety of traditional dishes and and dance to the music of the Islands. July 23 and 24 at Waterfront Park near Lonsdale Quay. Read more at Carib.