Mamma Mia!, Agnite, The Coup, and the WorldCup Finals
Boy this week and hopefully weekend will be sunny and hot. Which means there will be a lot of fun outdoor activities planned.
But Wait! The Masala Man will be on a meditative retreat July 10th to August 20th. I'll be travelling through Northern India, Shanghai for the Expo and visiting my brother who's been in Nepal for the past 6 years. So unfortunately there will be no EofM/VO Listings from me.
So here's my top three masala mix for the week:
Mamma Mia! (Outdoors)
Wed Jul 7th 9-1030pm @ Stanley Park (FREE)
Watch the movie w/ fellow Vancouverites on a big screen in the beautiful Cepery Meadows in Stanley Park.
Party, Performance and Ceremony Celebrating FIRE via
From the people who put on Just Dance come check out Vancouver's Best World Musicians, Juno Nominee's, and international stars! My dear friend Arunima tells me this will be the event of the summer.
The Coup (w/ guests Run with the Heard + Nina Mendoza)
Fri Jul 9th 8pm - late @Biltmore, $19
A must see if you want to hear the best conscious hip hop in the world (they are the reason I do what I do!). The Coup are known as one of the most overtly political bands in rap history. Now, after a 20-year career that has defined the word "uncompromising", the Coup return armed with BIG funk and tall tales.
SubmiT: the parTy
Fri Jul 9th 830 - 2am @District 319, $15
Art + thought + inspiration + change = a community coming together to educate a country. Money raised will go towards building schools and educating children in Ethiopia
So sad I'll be away as there are some amazing events this summer...
Illuminares Lantern Procession
Now in Gastown (DTES)
July 24th 4-10pm @Storyeum (FREE)
This year Public Dreams has partnered with W2 and will be transforming their 31,000 sq. ft. Storyeum space with live interactive performances and all NEW art installations created by both local artists and members of the community
Missed the last SALSA Summer Cruise? Don't worry the next is Sat July 17th – be sure to get your tickets early.
The 20th and final UTV Festival. Performances by Delhi2Dublin, Naomi Klein, Joey Only Outlaw Band and many more...
If you haven't yet attended this amazing outdoor festival you are totally missing some EastVan and
PIVOT Legal Society love. Brought to you by folks who've set up Folk Festivals, Car Free Days, outdoor dance parties of every variety, and Burning Man contingencies.