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BeeVancity top Vancouver events | June 16-22

Alright, Vancouver, here are some great events to prove once again how great our city is.

We reported on Bridge Mix 2011 last week, but if you have yet to check it out, it's on until the 25th and you can read a review of the theatrical production here.


Top Picks

1. A Biking Event Combo!

1a. World Naked Bike Ride
Sat Jun 18 1-4PM | Sunset Beach (West End) | Literally Nothing :)

The World Naked Bike Ride is here again – louder and brighter than ever before! The ride is bare as you dare, so you get to wear as much or as little as ya want. All that is needed is a sprinkle of colorful courage. Goal is to spread waves of happiness and contagious smiles across the city.--> Thx Conrad Schmidt!

1b. DIY Bika Pa Ride: Sound Systems & Freestyling
Fri Jun 17 7-1130PM | Science World Gazebo| Free

Wish you could have another Bike Rave?? Prepare to share and blare if you dare... An easy evening cruise by the water. Stopping at acoustically sweet spots to dance! --> Thx Adrian Sinclair!

2. Veg Fest Vancouver
June 19 | 12 – 8 PM | Main St | FREE 

Veg Fest Vancouver is a day-long outdoor festival, happening as part of the Main Street Car Free Festival. The festival is between 19th and 20th Ave on Main Street and features live music from local artists, vegan food vendors, tables for animal protection organizations, kid zone and much more!

3. Car-Free Vancouver Day
June 19 | 12–8 PM | Commercial, Kits, Main St & West End | FREE

Another year for the always incredible Car Free Day. Last year had over 250,000 people celebrating community and this year will be better than that. Come out and enjoy your neighbourhood without cars! Hop on your bike and tour all four locations! And if you really want to participate, this 100% volunteer-driven event is accepting volunteers right up to the day.


Honourable Mentions


Bees in the City: An Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping
June 16 | 9:30 – 12:30 PM | Langara | $39

The Buzz Entrepreneur Event
Thu Jun 16 | Canvas Lounge | $15
Come learn from entrepreneurs on how to build your community initiatives. --> Thx Karm!

"The Friction of Distance" Photo Exhibit by Jonathan Taggart
Thu Jun 16 | Network Hub | Free

This exhibit offers a series of stories from the First Nations communities in BC, opening with Taggart’s exploration of the remote territories of the In-SHUCK-ch Nation, illuminating the cultural and economic implications of isolation as the group transitions through the BC Treaty process. Partial proceeds from print sales will benefit the Urban Native Youth Association’s Music, Arts & Culture initiatives.--> Thx Minna Van!

Etch Your SketchOff !#$%!! 3D
June 17–18 | The Roundhouse | Fri 8PM Sat 7/9 PM | $16 - $23

The 12th annual Asian Comedy Night will showcase 7 local Sketch Groups vying for the coveted Vancouver Rice Bowl and the People’s CHOYS Award with the theme of celebrating Vancouver’s 125th anniversary. Elements will include Vancouver locations, prominent local personalities and random Asian components. The Rice Bowl is judged by local Celebrity Judges while the People’s CHOYS Award is judged by YOU – the audience, measured by YOUR applause. Zany, Crazy, Wild and Funny! 12 years strong and still laughing and peeing! Hosted by Tetsuro Shigematsu with musical guest, Carson “Chi Sun” Ho and guest appearance by Tom Chin.

Fri Jun 17 | 8 PM-1 AM | Vancouver Art Gallery| $22.50

On select Fridays, the Vancouver Art Gallery transforms into THE place for art, music and live performance in the city. Live performances in the Gallery spaces, DJs, eclectic Gallery tours and unexpected surprises have made Fuse Vancouver's favourite see-and-be-seen event.

Jun 18 | 11AM – 4PM | Museum Of Vancouver | $6 + clothes

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