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Summer fun: Bard On The Beach, MusicFest, street parties, outdoor films and much more

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Honourable Mentions

Summer Screen At The Village
Every Thursday in August | Olympic Village | Dusk | Free

Every Thursday in August, Summer Screen At The Village hosts a series of movies held at the Olympic Plaza (in the Olympic Village – near the big birds).  Summer Screen features grown-up movies, so the kids can stay at home. 
A very cool feature is the reserved bistro tables and seated area for guests (strictly for 19+ guests), which can be reserved for $20 a table (seats 4 people).  There will be food trucks, popcorn and bevies available too.  Upcoming movies are Aug 4 (Inception), Aug 11 (Casablanca), Aug 18 (The Fighter) 
and Aug 25 (Citizen Kane).

Salsa At Robson Square
Every Sunday in August | Robson Square | 3 – 7 PM | Free
Spend an afternoon salsa dancing at Robson Square.  There is salsa dance lesson at 3 PM and a dance show at 5 PM.

THE INSIDERS (UK) @ Chapel Arts
Aug 6 | 9:30PM - 2AM | Chapel Arts Studio | $12/15

Sweet night here. SHAH and Intimate bring a night of deep drum n' bass
and underground house to Chapel Arts, featuring The Insiders from the UK, locals Kir Mokum and many more. The Chapel Arts venue is amazing and the music should live up to the venue.

Tangled Wires
Aug 5 | 7-11PM | Ayden Gallery | Free

Always exciting to see what our incredible local artists are up to. This exhibit highlights 10 up-and-coming painters. Split up into pairs, these artists will collaborate on five gallery installations as well as hanging a selection of new works. An exploration of creating art outside the comfort zone, this project encourages artists to work together in finding innovative solutions to fulfill their individual and shared artistic vision. Be sure to head to the after-party at W2 Media Cafe.

Peace Camp: A Night In Solidarity with the Dene Suline
Aug 6 | 7-11 PM | Rhizome Cafe | Entry by donation ($0-$20)

Since early May 2011, the Dene Suline from Cold Lake, AB, have held a Peace Camp at Berry Point, English Bay to protect their traditional lands from being turned into an RV park. Despite being threatened with an injunction, they have steadfastly asserted the importance of the land where they hold significant ceremonies, sacred burials, smoke fish and gather medicinal plants. Silent auction, songs, stories.

Creating the Tools
Aug 5 | 5:30-11:59 PM | Marriott Pinnacle Hotel
"Creating The Tools" is the Art Show of the Computational Aesthetics Conference in Vancouver. The overall theme is the creation of aesthetic tools as a cultural activity. The artworks will draw attention to the relationship to the picture and its making, between the artifact and the creation process; most works consider both aspects in a balanced way.


Coming Up

Troika & The Troubles: The Play
Aug 3-8 | Little Mountain Gallery | $10-20

Creating the Tools
Aug 5 | 5:30 PM - 12 AM

Aug 12-14 | Kitsilano Beach | Free

New Brighton Special
Aug 13 | 2-10PM | New Brighton Park

2011 Summer Multicultural Festival
Aug 14 | 3PM | Victoria Drive & 40th Ave.

Live At Squamish Music & Arts Festival
Aug 20-21 | Squamish BC | | $89 1-day, $149 2-day


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