Top Vancouver Events: Long weekend edition
Last week was all about naked bike riding and just when you think that can't be topped, along comes the chocolate vodka mud wrestling event. While we aren't sure exactly what to expect, you can bet on a good time. Read on for all the crazy fun-filled events happening this long weekend.
X4 Chocolate Vodka Mud Wrestling (Kelly's Pick)
August 5 | 4-6PM | Sunset Beach | Free/$5
A unique opportunity to wrestle in vodka induced chocolate wouldn't slip my radar. Whether you're a spectator, someone looking to come out on top or you just want to be covered in chocolate and maybe eat a little this is bound to be a fun time.
Sad Mag's Issue 10 Launch Party (Miraj’s pick)
Aug 2 | 7 -11 PM | Gam Galery, 110 E. Hastings St. | Free
The BEEs love artists especially the local ones! That’s why we are stoked about Sad Mag’s release of Issue 10, with an exhibition of photographs, illustrations, and installations by local artists. Come drink local brew, see the latest issue, and take a look at their examination of Food, Fur, and Foraging in Vancouver. Local musics by LMO (Lise Monique Oakley).
36th Annual Powell Street Festival
Aug 4-5 | Oppenheimer Park | Free
Art as Money as Art: Vancouver's first community currency
Aug 2 | W2 Media Cafe | $15
Lust for Life
August 2 | 6:30-8:30PM | Central VPL | Free
Vincent Van Gogh - a talented artist with a far reaching influence on 20th century art who also happened to be known for his frequent bouts of mental illness. If that's not enough reason to want to watch a movie about him then I don't know what is. Lust for Life is a movie in the Modern Masters Medley Movie Nights being held regularly this summer at the library.
Triple Threat @ Powell Street Festival
Aug 4 | 8 PM | World Arts Centre, SFU Woodwards | $10/$15
A night of fine talent with performances by Ottawa-based folksinger Ana Miura, Seattle jazz pianist/vocalist Emi Meyer and the eclectic pairing of local theatre favourite Maiko Bae Yamamoto with musical talent Veda Hille and guest Skye Brooks performing Veda Hille's Karate Theatre of Earth. Tickets at the door or online.
"Family Values" Ugandan Soccer Tournament Fundraiser
Aug 12 | 11-5PM | Charleson Park Children's Centre | $20/$100
Food Talks Volume 3
Aug 14 | 6:30-9PM | Westin Grand | $30
Alexander Keith's Awesome Lobster Dinner
Aug 16 | 7PM | London Pub | $20
2012 Zombie Walk
Aug 18 | VAG | Free
Battle of the Brush Season 2 Episode 2
Aug 23 | 7:30-9:30 PM | Vancouver Urban Winery | $15/$20
August 29 | 4PM | Malkin Bowl | Free