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Storytelling Festival, Drag Queens at the Art Gallery, and Bollywood under the stars

Here's my Masala Mix top three events not to miss this weekend:

1. FUSE [Performance | Music | Art]
Fri, June 11 6pm-Midnight @ Vancouver Art Gallery
FREE for members, $20 online

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 (feat. my very good friend Joanie Gyoza)+ much more.

2. Sawan Mela + Bollywood Under the Stars
Sat Jun 12th 2pm-Midnight + Sun Jun 13th Noon-6pm
@ Stanley Park, Lumberman's Arch. FREE [facebook]

The South Asian Family Association + my good friend Nina Sohi-Brar w/ Gemini Events puts on this colorful cultural extravaganza. 15,000 people came last year + with the weather predictions it should be hot + sunny weekend. Also what can get better than watching a Bollywood flick in an open park?

3. 18th Vancouver International Storytelling Festival
Fri Jun 11th 8-10pm, Sat Jun 12th 10-10pm, Sun Jun 13th 2-4pm
@ Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden, 578 Carrall St 
$15 + Sunday is FREE

One of the longest running and most recognized storytelling festivals in Canada will be an event not to miss. Thanks Naomi Steinberg + her Vancouver Society of Storytelling team as they are definitely a great group.


Top 5 places to watch the World Cup 2010 on the drive
Our friends at VancityBuzz have selected the following and East of Main agree.

1. Caffé Roma Sports Bar (1510 Commercial Drive)

2. Caffé Napoli (1670 Commercial Dr)

3. Caffé Amici (1344 Commercial Dr)

4. Portugese Club of Vancouver (1144 Commercial Drive)

5. Rio Theatre & Falconettie East Side Grill (tie)


Other Events:

Sat Jun 12th @ Club 23 West (late night) 
$9 with special pass

Ready to try something different? Check out this fun-filled more-than just dancing fantasy party.

Vancouver Change Camp 2010
Sat Jun 12th @ W2. 830pm–5pm
$15 for groups, $20

A participatory, web-enabled event to imagine and build new ways to collaborate for social change in the digital age. This year two questions will be asked: How can we help our governments be more open and responsive? How do we as citizens organize to get better outcomes ourselves?


Coming up...

Pecha Kucha
June 23rd

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 in your City".

Summer Latin Cruise 2010
June 19th

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.

June 19th 5-10pm @ Creekside Park
Science World. FREE [Facebook]

Vancouver Peoples Summit
June 20th 12-sundown @ Main St Car-Free Day Festival
FREE [Facebook]


For MORE fun and exciting events around Vancity check out
East of Main or Ajay's blog. 

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