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Great stuff to do in Vancouver this weekend

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The Vancouver World Community Film Festival is BC’s largest social justice film fest. It features over 40 social justice and environmental documentaries that go to the heart of issues confronting communities here and around the world. The focus of the festival is to motivate audiences to action through awareness of issues both local and global.

 

Science World After-Dark (Evi’s Pick)
Feb 15 | 7-10pm | Science World | $25

I always have a hard time leaving Science World when I go and this Friday I won’t have to because the doors are open after hours for “adult” evenings. Leave the kids at home and come play with other big kids to compete in a KEVA plank building challenge and discover the new feature exhibition, Creativity in Motion: Springs, Sprockets and Pulleys. Great for singles, couples and groups of friends, you don't want to miss this evening of fun!!!! Yipyip :)

 

Late Nite Art 19 @ The Hive (Evi’s Pick)
Feb 16 7:30pm The Hive $30/ $20 members

Late Nite Art is an evening of collaborative art, ambient music, to-die-for food and insightful discussion. In a few words, it's a social art experience. It is an open platform for all non-artists and artists alike to come together and work in free form. You don’t need to be able to colour within the lines or draw portraits of fruit bowls – you just need your eyes, ears, and an open mind. Come mingle with new and old friends, treat your taste buds to some delectable eats and drinks and participate in an insightful discussion on what it means to create in collaboration.

 

40th Vancouver Chinatown Spring Festival and Parade (Evi’s Pick)
Feb 16-17 |  China Town | FREE

As one of the three largest non-commercial annual parades in Vancouver, the Chinese New Year Parade features the largest assembly of traditional lion dance teams in Canada with dozens of colourful and energetic lions from the various local fraternal and martial arts organizations. Other highlights include multicultural dance troupes representing the diverse segments of our Canadian cultural heritage. This year the Community Arts of Vancouver and Uberdrop have joined forces to parade with the Snake alongside all these talented and energetic people. Click here for parade map.

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