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Going out? Hottest events in Vancouver this weekend

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Join artists, musicians, performers and educators as they take you on a journey Into the Frame this Family Fuse Weekend. Kids and parents can learn new ways to share stories through a range of exciting and fun activities, performances and hands-on sessions throughout the Gallery. Inspired by the Gallery’s new exhibition Art Spiegelman CO-MIX, this Family Fuse weekend provides creative activities for the whole family.
Explore Projectorland, watch a film, make a button, create your own comics with local artists, learn some breakdancing moves from the Now or Never Crew, watch Dedo dance and go on a poetic journey.
 

Vancouver International Dance Festival (Evi’s Pick)
Mar 2-23 I Various Locations I Most Free w/$3 MS & 28/35/50

The 13th annual VIDF features companies from New Zealand, Switzerland, Denmark and Canada informed by techniques and styles as diverse as Butoh and Gitxsan dance. There is no reason to stay home the next couple weeks because VIDF has made these amazing shows accessible and affordable to everyone. Buy a $3 membership and attend over 10 events for FREE. Get out and enjoy the creative movement and be inspired by talented performance artists and cultures from around the world. If you are looking for a way to express your own creativity, there will be free Life Drawing Sessions held throughout the duration of the festival at different locations. There will also be art exhibitions, classes and workshops.

VIDF is also pleased to host The Gathering, a symposium of Aboriginal and culturally diverse contemporary dance artists held with the goal of moving and networking toward plans of action. These workshops and performances will be held at Scotiabank Dance Centre Mar 9-12.

Lots to see and do. Don’t miss out!

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS

 

Pecha Kucha Special Edition (Kelly’s Pick)
Feb 28 | 7PM | Vogue Theatre | $15

For this special edition of Pecha Kucha, they have have partnered with Women Transforming Cities to build the speaker lineup around the theme of designing an ideal city for women and girls. The event will open with a local indie electronica duo, Onelight, and follow with these inspiring women:

  • Alex Mazerolle - Girlvana Yoga
  • Andrea Reimer - City Councillor
  • Chantelle Buffie & Sonam Swarup - Fusion Kitchen
  • Ellen Balka - SFU, Assessment of Tech. in Context Design Lab
  • Ellen Woodsworth - Women Transforming Cities
  • Erin O’Melinn - HUB: Your Cycling Connection
  • Hawa Mire - Leave Out Violence
  • Madeleine Shaw - Lunapads
  • Melanie Matining - 3eyond Consulting Group
  • Natacha Beim - CEFA Educational Systems
  • Tiffany Muller Myrdahl - Junior Ruth Wynn Woodward Chair in Gender & Urban Studies

Last I heard there were only 35 tickets left for this event so act fast!
 

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