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Top Vancouver Events: Aug 24 - 29

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What would a weekend be like without dancing? Good thing you'll never have to find out. With BeeVancity, there is always dancing and a whole lot more. Here's our top picks of the week! Be sure to check out our other posts to see what we've been up to (including attending a HootSuite party).

Top Picks

InDigital: Tech Your Life 2012 (Miraj & Ajay's pick)
Aug 23-25 | Various times | W2 Media Cafe  

Brought to you by W2 Media Cafe and First Nations Employment Society, Indigital is an innovative four day technological experience that will nurture Indigenous youth to discover their interests in ICT, creative, broadcasting and green-tech technologies.The InDigital Youth Conference on August 25th is open to the public for registration, and will feature panels and workshops from local established and emerging artists, curators, and digital technologists.

Viceroy - Summer All the Time (Kelly's Pick)
Aug 24 | 8PM-2AM | Electric Owl Social Club | $10

Come out and dance to some feel good tunes so you forget that the end of summer is near. Enjoy upbeat music from guest DJ, Viceroy, from San Fran, as well as local DJs Pat Lok, Nick Bike, Tyler S Popinov and Uncle Electro.

Honorable Mentions

Battle of the Brush Season 2 Episode 2
Aug 23 | 7:30-9:30 PM | Vancouver Urban Winery | $15/$20

In this contest four teams, each including two artists with differing styles setting their differences aside and combining their skills, strokes and colors to complete a painting on a chosen theme. And they only have 80 minutes to do it! What is the theme? Summer Love! The colorful results will also be auctioned off along with paintings from previous competitions.

Vancouver Queer Film Festival's Centerpiece Gala Party
Aug 23 | 9:30PM-2AM | Electric Owl Social Club | Free/$5

In honor of VQFF's centerpiece gala film, MIA, they're throwing a party! You will be in sensory overload as you are tantalized with Argentinian wines and snacks, DJ Cho Cha spinning beats and a couple of drag superstars partying all night long.

Oliver Fannie Screaming Chicken's Burlesque Musical Play
Aug 23 - Sep 1 | Waterfront Theatre | $25

Vancouver's Biggest Costume Party
Aug 24-26 | UBC | $30

Time to be that unicorn you've always wanted to be. Vancouver’s biggest costume party is set to descend on UBC this weekend – three straight days of costume competitions, SFX makeup battles, workshops and themed dance parties after dark.

Eavesdroppers Picnic
Aug 29 | 4PM | Malkin Bowl | Free

Don't have a ticket for the Yeasayer show at the Malkin Bowl? No worries, come join a group of fun loving individuals for a picnic and some eavesdropping. If you feel guilty for "stealing" their entertainment, buy an album!

Book Launch for Power of Youth
Aug 29 | 7-9PM | The Hive, 128 West Hastings St. | Free

You are all  invited to the book launch of "Power of Youth", published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Hear from incredible young activists who contributed articles to the book, and take part in an intergenerational dialogue about activism and the future of the progressive movement.

Future Events

Lords of Gastown Pop-Up Shop & Summer Roof Top Party
Aug 31 | 5-11PM  | 240 - 49 Dunlevy | Free

One Last Night At Sanafir
Sept 1 | 6:30 PM | Sanafir | Free

Tasting Plates
Sept 12 | 6-9PM | Kitsilano | $30/$40

Dance Allsorts | 15th Anniversary Celebration Party
Sep 13 | 6 - 8.4 pm |  Heritage Hall | Pay as you can
Urban Conspiracy Cabaret
Sep 20 | 7:30 PM | SFU Woodwards | $10    

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