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Top Vancouver events | May 19-25

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While we support all Canuck game watching this weekend (woo!), we'd like to let you know about all the other events going on around town.

So when you've wiped off your blue face paint, we encourage you to check out some of these great events. Enjoy - and Go Canucks Go.

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Top Picks

 

1. 2nd Annual ROCKER FOR STREET SOCCER
Fri May 20 | 6 PM to Late | Rickshaw Theatre |

Vancouver's street soccer teams are practicing hard and excitedly gearing up to compete in this year's Homeless World Cup in Paris, France and they need our help to get them there! Join us for an action packed night of celebration in support of  these incredible athletes.

2. Food Justice with Lauren Ornelas
Thu May 19 | 7 PM  | VPL Peter Kaye Room | Free

Your food choices can have impacts beyond your own kitchen. Exploitation of workers and animals, environmental racism – learn about how what you eat and drink might impact people who produce your food! And learn what you can do to help create a more just and equitable food system. Lauren Ornelas, Founder and Director of the Food Empowerment Project, will be discussing how we can use our food choices to create a more just world.

3. Evolver Spores: Revolution 2.0
 May 20 | 7 PM – Late! | Dharma Lab | $10

Sweet, sweet mix of open space, unconference, social change and dance! This month 40+ Evolver spores will explore the multiple dimensions of Revolution 2.0 and collaborate with groups such as Zeitgeist, Transition Towns, 350.org to work for long term sustainable change and feedback the world a dream of its own transformation.

 

Honourable Mentions


Maria in the Shower Presents: PANSTEREORAMA!
Fri May 20 | 9 PM | Waldorf Hotel | $10


A festival of moments, Maria in the Shower presents an East Vancouver portrait in sound, light and movement. Historical, passionate and bouncy, a bouyant bacchanale, a brave and borderless BOOM from deep within the city's beating heart. On the evening of May 20th come out to celebrate life and the release of a new musical album: "The Hidden Sayings of Maria in the Shower" at the fabulous Waldorf Hotel Cabaret Ballroom.

Salsa Victoria Day LONG WEEKEND
Sun May 22 | 8 PM | Alpen Club | Free lessons @ 9pm


The Best Venue For Salsa.Bachata.Merengue and Chachacha is having a party - so if you wanna spin, come and check it out.

I live with twenty machines; I wish I lived with twenty wives
May 20 | 8pm – 11pm | 221A Artist Run Centre | Free

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