A look at some naughty (and lots of nice) events in Vancouver this week

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Want to watch the best Punjabi dancers and musicians perform to their hearts’ content and learn a few new Bhangra moves along the way? With over 200 performers, this event is full of non-stop action with Vancouver’s finest talent, from dhol drummers, beat-boxers and singers to Bhangra dancers, break dancers and a host of cultural mashups!  There are more events happening around town, so visit the festival website for more details.


Honourable Mentions

BEST of Taboo Revue Variety Burlesque Show: Part 1
May 13 | 8 PM | Wise Hall | $17 - $20

See the most innovative, tempting and hilarious acts Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society have got to offer. Add in some sketch comedy and magic and this show has all the bases covered for a unique place to celebrate for birthdays or a fab night out.  All proceeds go to the not-for-profit Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society and are used to support, develop and present Burlesque in Vancouver. 

Gramorail Presents: Secret Railway
Sat May 14 | Red Gate | $10

Come for a wild romp on the wrong side of prohibition's tracks, and revel in the seductive tendrils of forbidden music (Vintage Jazz, Electroswing, Motown and more...) until the wee hours. The huge Gramorail has a planned maiden voyage on the Arbutus corridor this summer!

EPIC Sustainability Living Expo

May 13-15 | Convention Centre | Free - $12 (Save $3 if buy online)

The EPIC Sustainable Living Expo is Western Canada's largest lifestyle show for eco-conscious folks. Go to this jam-packed weekend event for 300+ planet-friendly exhibitors, expert advice on greening your life, tasting with some of BC's finest restaurants and wineries, Fashion Shows, DIY Sewing Workshops, and
an Eco-Wedding Showcase. => Thanks Jamie & Randall!

DOWNLINK + VASKI (Dubstep Invasion Series)
May 12 | 9 PM - 2 AM | Fortune Sound |$20

Last time I went to a Dubstep Invasion Series event at Fortune, the bass rumbled right through my body and made my brain melt out my ears. But in a good way. Sure to be another great night with a killer sound system and great vibe.
Connecting Environmental Professionals Speed Mentoring
May 16 | 6-8 PM | UBC Robson Square | $5 CEP members/$10 non-members + small registration fee

CEP will be hosting a Speed Mentoring event for students, early career professionals, professionals in career transition, or any environmental professional who would like to freshen up on the "soft" work skills.  Participants will have an opportunity to meet with professionals and discuss relevant topics such as developing a career plan, establishing a professional network and how to market your education


Coming Up

Food Justice with Lauren Ornelas
May 19 | 7 PM  | VPL – Peter Kaye Room | Free 

Projecting Change Film Festival
May 26 – 29 | SFU Woodwards | $10-$12 films / $75 gala 

Salsa for Queer Folks and Allies (with Más Movement)
Fri May 27 | Rhizome | By donation

In The House Festival
June 3 – 5 | Victoria and Napier St – East Van | $13 - $85 

Love Vancouver Love Your Planet
June 5 | 11 AM – 6 PM | Olympic Village | Free 

A Conversation with Afghanistan's Fawiza Koofi
June 6 | 7:30 – 9:00 PM | Kay Meek Centre | $35

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