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Leena Manro from Bollywood Wedding, photo courtesy of Andrew Annuar Photography

 

What could be better than walking around a beautiful garden in the midst of a wild East Indian Wedding?  That's the setting for the ever so entertaining Bollywood Wedding Show presented by South Asian Arts

Bollywood Wedding is only one of many greate events to enjoy the next few days from  grilling on the beach at Stanley Park to joining the Tsleil-Waututh First Nation for a summer summit in North Vancouver.

TOP PICKS

Caravan Palace (Paris) Live (Kelly’s Pick) - Dance / Live Music

Friday, July 26 | 9PM | Rickshaw Theatre | $35

 Get ready, Vancouver: the act from Paris that made the Electro Swing movement explode is coming to town. Caravan Palace is a 7-piece band: a burst of energy on stage, and a breath of fresh air in the world of music. Tirelessly, the band tries new things and merges a variety of styles creatively: Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Electro, Trip-Hop, Dub, and more. On stage you’ll see live vocals, clarinet, violin, brass, percussion, a moog synthesizer, and Ableton Live set-up, swing dancing, and a pile of other instruments and surprises. The event will also feature local talent, such as Michael Fraser. Two tiers of tickets have already sold out, so act quick!

 Salish Sea Summer Gathering (Miraj’s pick) - Community/Festival/First Nations

July 27 | 1- 8:30 PM | Cates Park, North Vancouver | Free

 This Saturday join the Tsleil-Waututh Nation celebrating a very unique festival taking place in their native territory. Hear inspiring speakers, great beats, and add your voice surrounded by the sunshine and beauty of the Salish Sea! Stand to oppose the Kinder Morgan tar sands pipeline expansion and tankers that threaten all of us. Gates Open at noon with traditional Canoe arrivals at 1-1:30 PM. Thanks Reuben G.!

 LocoMotoArt (Ajay’s Pick) - Art 

Sun Jul 28 9-11 | Queen Elizabeth Park | Free

 Celebrating Youth, Technology and Nature, this family-friendly exhibition will include 12 visual projections, audio, sound art and interactive new media works in the large quarry, highlighting sustainable practices with technology.

HONORABLE MENTIONS 

Picnic in the Park (Kelly’s Pick) - Community / LGBT

July 27 | 12 PM | Brockton Oval, Stanley Park | Free

 Pack your basket, throw in a blanket and meet new friends at Picnic in the Park - the official launch of Vancouver Pride 2013. Directly following the Pride Run and Walk, enjoy live performances by the Queer Bobbers, musical stylings of DJ Quest and DJ Jay Douglas, a tug-a-war, and a volleyball tournament courtesy of Out in Sports. And at 4pm, meet the amazing Grand Marshalls at the Pride Media Showcase. Of course, there will be plenty of food and a beer garden to enjoy. Famous for nostalgic summer-time games, Picnic in the Park promises to bring the whole family together - dogs too.

 Railtown Tailgate BBQ (Kelly’s Pick) - Food

July 27 | 4 - 10 PM | Railtown Cafe, 397 Railway St | $11/$15

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