Summer kick-off festivities on this month: music, comedy, and art waste

Music Waste 2010 kicks off the summer this June with about a hundred bands and a ton of other events.

Ajay's IT List! It's the first weekend in June, time to enjoy summer and all the festivities around Vancity: 


June 2 - 5


$15 for an all-inclusive pass (or $5 per show)

Full schedule

Cameron Reed & friends put on a great independent music, art & comedy festival which highlights the region’s coolest bands.  

This year, Music Waste will feature nearly 100 bands (yes, a hundred) at dozens of venues. Best part is that it includes ART Waste (eight art exhibitions), COMEDY Waste (three sites), Go Your Own Waste (letting all of us participate and hold a show), a bowling party, park bbq and a basketball tournament. 

Check out the schedule, if you try even a quarter of the line up I'm sure you'll be amazed.

Now if that's not enough here are some other events:

Thurs June 3

God Loves Hair [by Vivek Shraya] Book Reading 

@ Little Sister's Book & Art Emporium | 6:30-9 PM | FREE

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Want something chilled this evening? Try out this book reading - God Loves Hair is a collection of 20 short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious child as he navigates complex realms of sexuality, gender, racial politics, religion, and belonging. 


Fri June 4

The Sadies + Pack A.D.

@ Biltmore| $18

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Love the tag line: The Sadies may sound like a lot of things, but no one quite sounds like the Sadies. A kick ass duo! Pack A.D. were on the cover of the Georgia Straight last week, and just released their latest LP "We Kill Computers"


Sat June 5

Vancouver Protest: Gaza Freedom Flotilla Global Day of Action

@ Vancouver Art Gallery (Georgia Side)| 1-3 PM

HUGE rally planned for the people of Palestine and the aid workers who attempted to bring supplies via the Freedom Flotilla 


Events around the corner (Mark your calendars)... 


Fri June 3

FUSE [Performance | Music | Art] returns to the Vancouver Art Gallery

This season's theme is Girls! Girls! Girls! From drag queens to ballet dancers to a noise band, girls bring it home. See performances by Ballet BC, her jazz noise collective,  Coral Short's Moustache Factory + much more. 

Sat June 19

Summer Latin Cruise 2010

If you like the ocean + salsa dancing - this is for you! I've been a many times and thoroughly enjoyed all the fun aboard the M.V. Queens of Diamonds

Wed June 23

Pecha Kucha

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Thought the auction person was fast at speaking, check out PK, a new & quick way of presenting! This months’ theme is: WALK THE TALK, GREEN YOUR CITY


Stay tuned for our East of Main picks on where to watch the 2010 WORLD CUP (starts June 11)
For MORE fun and exciting events around Vancity check out East of Main or the Vancouver Observer


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