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Diary of Events and Happenings in Vancouver, BC.


Renewable City: Our Cityride

August 19 2017, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Renewable City: Our Cityride. Share your ideas about our Renewable City Strategy and how we can create a future without fossil fuels.. About Our CityrideOur Cityride celebrates the spirit of local communities in a non-competitive all-inclusive mass participation ride that will be held in the heart of cities globally. The ride will be host to participants of all ages and abilities, focused around a fun and festive atmosphere.Our Cityride will showcase an exciting festival area at David Lam Park that will feature a variety of food trucks, beer garden, entertainment stage, kids' zone, international expo zone, and bike valet. .. Event Details. Location: , Vancouver

Sharry Mann

August 19 2017, 7:30 p.m. Sharry Mann. Performing all of his smash hit songs with a full live band. 3 Peg | Hostel | Yaar Anmulle | Hashtag | Saade Aala | Vadda Bai Chandigarh Waliye | Carrom Board | Pooja Kiven Ah and many more!. .. Event Details. Location: 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Riverfront Park Outdoor Movie Night - Ice Age

August 19 2017, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Riverfront Park Outdoor Movie Night - Ice Age. Join Collingwood Community Policing Centre for a free outdoor screening of the film Ice Age. The movie starts at 9pm but arrive early to claim your spot, join in on Zumba, and learn about sea level rise and its impact on our city.. Event detailsJoin Collingwood Community Policing Centre for a free outdoor screening of the film Ice Age. The movie starts at 9pm but come early to claim your spot. Try some Zumba dancing or check out the City of Vancouver's info table to learn how sea level rise could impact our city.7pm - Claim your spot and visit the info booth8:30 - Zumba dancing and prizes8:45 - Free popcorn, vote for next year's movie9pm - Movie startsBringBlankets, chairs, snacks and a hot drink.Weather PermittingCall the Collingwood Community Policing Centre at 604-717-2935 for a weather update. .. Event Details. Location: 2723 Kent Street, Vancouver

Our Cityride

August 19 2017, 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Our Cityride. Our Cityride celebrates the spirit of local communities in an all ages and abilities, non-competitive ride that will be held in the heart of cities globally.. Event detailsDavid Lam Park in Yaletown will be transformed into an exciting, family friendly festival area, featuring:An entertainment stageKids' zone with obstacle courses and learn to ride activitiesAn expo areaBeer gardenFood trucksBike valetThe event will commence at 3:00pm with the ride starting on Pacific Blvd. at 5:00pm.The City of Vancouver is committed to making cycling accessible for people of all ages and abilities.Our Cityride provides a fun, inclusive, family-friendly space to celebrate and encourage active living.The ride will pass through several communities and local landmarks such as Gastown and Stanley Park... Event Details. Location: 1300 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver

Free Zero Waste Reuse and Recycling Drop-off

August 19 2017, 10:00 a.m. Free Zero Waste Reuse and Recycling Drop-off. This event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused you.. Event detailsVisit our event partners' websites:Electronics - Encorp Light bulbs and light fixtures - LightRecycle Small appliances and power tools - ElectroRecycle .. Event Details. Location: , Vancouver

Trees of Memory - Arbres de Mémoire

August 17 2017, 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Trees of Memory - Arbres de Mémoire. Walk and explore an outdoor, multi-media installation that immerses you in the sights and sounds of Vimy Ridge 100 years ago. A premiere by LocoMotoArt.. Event detailsLocoMotoArt is pleased to announce the premiere of Arbres de Mémoire (Trees of Memory), a media installation that provides an immersive and interactive site-responsive experience.Trees of Memory combines computer visualizations projected on trees and grasses in the lower garden of Aberthau Mansion with performances of soundscapes that reflect stories and sounds of war. This event honours those who gave their lives 100 years ago at Vimy Ridge during WW1.During the evening, we will invite you walk and explore the small Cottonwood grove on the meadow grounds of Aberthau Mansion. The grove has uncanny features similar to that of the iconic group of trees at Vimy Ridge back in the day.  Watch the trunks of trees and the canopy of leaves overhead—you will see projections of collaged images of soldiers, nurses, horses and war machines from archival film footage, taken during the battle of Vimy Ridge.Gather in the gym at 8:30pm to view large-scale historic photographs and artefacts displayed by The Seaforth Highlanders, our special guests for the evening. The Seaforth Highlanders fought bravely at Vimy and many lost their lives.Sound artist Dave Leith will perform a live soundscape and performs with fellow Vancouver sound artist, Lee Hutuzlak. Artist Rob Scharein will display a series of 3-D Anaglyphs, similar to stereoscopic images, from photographs taken at Vimy Ridge a century ago.Schedule8:30pm - Meet at West Point Grey Community Centre for opening remarks, display of photographs and artefacts, and refreshments.9:30pm - Join the procession to the lower garden meadow of Aberthau Mansion to explore the digital installation accompanied by a live soundscape performance.Dress suitablyWe will invite you walk and roam the outdoor site. Wear walking shoes suitable for uneven surfaces... Event Details. Location: 4397 W 2nd Avenue, Vancouver

k. d. lang Ingénue Redux

August 16 2017, 7:30 p.m. k. d. lang Ingénue Redux. After exploring different creative platforms in recent years, this unique and multi-talented performer is returning to the stage in celebration of her first love, promising to take her music to new heights on this brand new cross-Canada tour. Fans of the chanteuse won't want to miss this opportunity to catch lang live, in a rare treat that seldom comes along.. Event details2017 is a landmark year for lang, as it represents the 25th anniversary of the release of her groundbreaking Ingénue album and the 150th anniversary of Canada. The convergence of these two anniversaries is momentous for the singer. Lang is an important part of the fabric of music in Canada, thanks to her original music, the music that's inspired her and the other artists that she has covered in her own unique renditions. As a result of her deep connection to Canadian music, she's been invited to be one of Canada's 150th Ambassadors.Fans excited for the tour know she is renowned for her live shows, prompting the New York Times' Stephen Holden to observe: "Few singers command such perfection of pitch. Her voice, at once beautiful and unadorned and softened with a veil of smoke, invariably hits the middle of a note and remains there."As part of this new tour, lang will perform songs from Ingénue along with hits from her 2004 album Hymns of the 49th Parallel, which featured lang singing the songs that define her country by fellow Canadians, including: Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Jane Siberry, Ron Sexsmith, and Bruce Cockburn... Event Details. Location: 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver

Queen Film Festival: FREE CeCe!

August 16 2017, 6:30 p.m. Queen Film Festival: FREE CeCe!. On June 5, 2011, Chrishaun Reed "CeCe" McDonald was brutally attacked. While defending her life, her attacker was killed. CeCe was incarcerated in a men's prison in Minnesota. An international campaign to free CeCe garnered significant support from media and activists, including trans activists Kate Bornstein, Leslie Feinberg and Laverne Cox.. Event detailsSoon after CeCe's incarceration, Laverne Cox met director Jac Gares, and together the two immediately knew the critical importance of CeCe's story reaching large audiences. "Of the 25 anti-LGBTQ murders in 2012, 53.8% of homicide victims in 2012 were transgender women and 73.1% were people of color," Gares noted in an interview with Persephone Magazine.  Gares aimed to push past the everyday narratives of victimhood surrounding the lives of transgender people, to spotlight the way CeCe and other trans people are leading a growing movement fighting for the rights of transgender people everywhere.Cox signed on as executive producer of FREE CeCe!, and committed to exploring the role race, class, and gender played in CeCe's case. "CeCe's story is one that should have been covered more in the press. Trans women, particularly trans women of color, experience disproportionate amounts of violence and not enough is being done to eradicate that violence," said Cox.The documentary's focus follows CeCe's trail, but above all it shows the months after her release as she calls upon a circle of support from caring friends and family, and demonstrates her invaluable leadership as an activist and educator. Her leading voice resonates throughout the documentary and will surely remain in the minds of everyone who sees FREE CeCe!... Event Details. Location: 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver

Bryan Ferry

August 13 2017, 7:30 p.m. Bryan Ferry. Since the 1970s Bryan Ferry has taken his place as one of the most iconic and innovative artists to emerge in popular music. He continues to break new ground.. Event detailsSince 1973, Bryan Ferry's career as a solo recording artist has run in parallel to his work with Roxy Music. His first solo album, 'These Foolish Things' (released that same year) would introduce what Ferry has described as his 'ready-mades' - cover versions of recordings by artists whom he admires, which he then interprets in his own style. Like all great singers, Ferry turns the cover version into a form of self-portraiture.Bryan Ferry's vocal genius lies in his peerless ability to merge and where necessary mutate musical styles – from hyper-stylized cabaret chanson, through classic soul crooner to hard-edged rock - creating the sheen and pure drama that has become his artistic signature.Ferry's fourteenth solo album, 'Avonmore' was hailed by fans and critics alike as a modern classic in the tradition of 'Another Time Another Place' and 'Boys and Girls'. Quintessential Ferry, the musical mood of 'Avonmore' was racing, edgy, brooding, cinematic. The album's mix of emotional urgency and darkling intensity was brilliantly sustained, in both original compositions such as 'Soldier of Fortune' (co-written with Johnny Marr), 'Lost' and 'Loop de Li' as well as bravura interpretations of Stephen Sondheim's 'Send in the Clowns' and 'Johnny and Mary' by Robert Palmer. Thrillingly modern, utterly assured, 'Avonmore' demonstrated all of the qualities that have made Bryan Ferry's writing, arranging and vocal genius so iconic – tirelessly innovative, uniquely enthralling... Event Details. Location: 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver