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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.

Fortunately Andriy will be updating our East of Main Calendar and Linda Solomon and her stellar VO team will have full coverage of Vancity events and news in the Vancouver Observer.

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

Fri Jul 9th 8pm - late
Russian Community Center (4 Ave @ Yew)
$20 online / $25 at the door

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...

Wreck Beach Day 2010

Sun Jul 11th (Free)

One of the top nude beaches in the world, and the 31st Annual Wreck Beach Day is determined to convince you to go nude, too.

Illuminares Lantern Procession
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.

Under the Volcano
August 8th All Day @Cates Park (Whey-ah-Wichen)
By donation (Facebook)

The 20th and final UTV Festival. Performances by Delhi2Dublin, Naomi Klein, Joey Only Outlaw Band and many more...

Justice Rocks (Website)
August 15th 1-8pm @Strathcona Park (FREE)

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.


HUNDREDS of MORE fun and exciting events posted at 
East of Main or in the Vancouver Observer - who says Vancouver is boring?

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