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Vancouver's top weekend events for Sept 8-11

Look back at Freelance Camp 2010. Photo Credit: Jeremy Lim

Hey Vancouver. After a month of lying on the beach, this weekend may be a good time to put your mind back to work. Check out the educational speaking events happening, and yep, you can even go to "camp" (warning: it's a little different than when you were 5).

And if you're brain is still in vacation mode, we've got square dancing, music performances and theatre. Enjoy.


Top Picks

New Forms Festival 11
Sep 9-11 | Waldorf Hotel

New Forms, Vancouver’s innovative ‘Media Arts’ festival - enters its 11th year. Focusing on the theme of ‘Public Domain’, the festival will feature installations in the hotel rooms, electronic music artists in the 3 performance spaces, and projections and video mapping on the facade of the building. Since its inception, an integral element of the NFF is the recognition of independent and groundbreaking artists.

Sept 7–10 | Various Locations | Free and Ticketed

Hapa-palooza is a Vancouver celebration of mixed-roots arts and ideas.  It’s a new cultural festival commemorating the City’s 125th anniversary and brings together a fusion of music, dance, literary, artistic and film performances promoting awareness of mixed-roots identity.

Freelance Camp 2011
Sept 10 | 9AM – 5PM | Network Hub, New West | $10 (to charity)
Freelance Camp is having their 2nd annual, information packed UNconference at The Network Hub in New Westminster. It is an unconference style event for independent workers to connect, share knowledge, and become better freelancers. Freelance Camp’s relaxed environment encourages discussion, interaction and the open exchange of ideas. Experienced business personnel and successful local freelancers will be sharing their stories as well as insight on how to grow a freelancer’s business. --> Thanks Minna.

Honourable Mentions 

Vancouver Fringe Festival
Sept 8 – 18 | Granville Island | Ticket prices vary

Now in it's 27th year, The Vancouver Fringe Festival is B.C.'s largest theatre festival. This year will be bigger than ever, with 89 artists, 25 venues, over 700 shows in a only 11 days. 
Cultch Community Square Dance
Sept 10 | 7-10 PM | Historic Theatre, The Cultch | By donation

Cultch Community Square Dance is a family-friendly celebratory community square dance featuring local string band Shout! White Dragon. Community dances unite people in ways that few other events can. Square dances in particular foster a spirit of camaraderie and cooperation. The evening will consist of old-time traditional music that is an up-tempo combination of waltz, Appalachian, traditional country and western swing. Participants of all ages and diverse backgrounds will be lead through the various traditional dances by a professional dance caller from Portland. Dances are taught on the spot and no experience is necessary.

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