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This weekend's hottest events

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We're  loving this weekend's upcoming events. So many opportunities to see a unique side of Vancouver. We've got the chance to peruse through a musical forest, explore neighbourhood gardens, and watch theatre under the stars. Not bad right? I am just hoping for sun. On that note, if you missed last week's Folk Festival due to the bad weather, read a full review.

Top Picks 

1. Forest Symphony
July 22 | Pacific Spirit Regional Park | 5:30–7:30 PM | Free

Head out for a unique musical experience in the majestic forest presented by Metro Vancouver Parks.  Encounter musicians singing along the trail in a magical stroll through this amazing Westcoast forest. You’ll feel a million miles away from the city. Allow 1 hr to complete the walk on mostly flat pathways. This event will be cancelled if it rains. Start on Cleveland Trail (near W. 16th Ave and Blanca). Parking limited - Translink bus #25, 33, 4, 9, 10, 14 stop at the park entrance

2. Summer of Sustainability Garden Tour
July 23 | Hastings-Sunrise Neighbourhood | 10 AM- 4 PM  Free

This weekend is guaranteed to be filled with sun (we promise!) so what better way to spend some time outside than a walking tour of gardens in the Hastings-Sunrise Neighbourhood? The homes and community gardens on the tour all have in common the theme of sustainability – whether that be vegetable gardens, xeriscaping, backyard chickens and bees or boulevard farming initiatives. The purpose of our tour is to inspire ecological and aesthetic practices, demonstrate good food security, and introduce people to one another. Plus it gives each of us a chance to peek into our neighbours’ backyards.

3. DNA Beach Dance Party (with 18 DJs)
Jul 22 | 8 PM - 8 AM | Secret | $10

Get your dancing sandals glued up and your beach gear ready, the DNA (Dance the Night Away) party is happening this Friday. These party cats will be rocking out on the beaches of Vancouver in a secluded location. There will be 18 DJ’s (yes 18) throwing down some great and sexy beats. They'll have 2 stages set up, a chill out zone (with massages available by donation) and a full concession. Laser visuals from Stimulating Emissions Laser Display & Fire Spinning Performers. -->Thx Sound Function Benevolent Crew


Honourable Mentions

Theatre Under The Stars
Nightly - Aug 20 | Malkin Bowl, Stanley Park | 8 PM | $29 - $34

Theatre Under the Stars presents its 65th season with 2 award-winning musicals under the stars in beautiful Stanley Park.  Two musicals alternate each night with ‘Bye Bye Birdie’, which is set in 1960 as teenagers all across North America are going crazy for rock star, Conrad Birdie.  The second musical is  ‘Anything Goes’ features the wonderful music by Cole Porter. The set is the S.S. American, sailing from New York to England, carrying an unusual group of passengers.

Robson Square Summertime Dance Series
July 22 | 8 – 11 PM | Robson Square | Free
Come to Robson Square for the Summertime Dance Series. DanceSportBC hosts these dance events, which feature, free lesson, demonstrations and social dancing at the downtown outdoor venue. A typical evening starts at 8pm for a free dance lesson with demonstrations at 9 and 10pm. Between these events is social ballroom and Latin dancing.

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