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Hottest events in Vancouver this week


Time to raise your glasses again (like Kelly did last week at the International Wine Festival): here’s your weekly must-go-events agenda. If you haven’t salivated enough over the tasty Tasting Plates event, do not miss the ultimate Canadiana foodie event, Saturday’s poutine festival. You can burn those extra calories at any of the countless dance events: there’s big salsa party in town, Dwarf Scandal (need we say more?) and a pretty rad mix of trubaći-mariachi muzika (and if you really crave some Balkan fever, don’t miss the upcoming Serbian film fest). Or you can always do yoga; we’re in Vancouver, after all.

And don’t forget, we’re looking for new bees to join the hive/hype!

--- Picks selected for you by yours truly  Kelly, Evi and Miraj, and curated by Iva. Subscribe to our newsletter here




Vancouver International Salsa Festival (Evi’s Top Pick) - Dance / Festival / Nightlife

Mar 7-10 | The Westin Bayshore and Various Event Venues | See Program Guide


The "VIS" (Vancouver International Salsa Festival) is Canada's Premier Latin Dance Festival. Over the past 4 years the VIS has become known for having the freshest ideas, craziest vibe, and slickest productions, making it a must-see event. The list of events throughout the VIS festival is amazing! There are workshops, shows, dance parties and lots of reasons to get out and mingle with the the sexy crowds.

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