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Top Vancouver Events: July 5-10

Party at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Photo credit: Vancouver is Awesome

The sun is shining and the events are in full swing. Everything just seems better in Vancouver once the sun comes out, right? Some of these events even last a few days, so you've got plenty of time to attend them all. The Indian Summer Festival is on until the 15th. Read all about this festival here.

Top Picks


FUSE: Again and Again and Again (Ajay's Pick)
Jul 6 | Vancouver Art Gallery | $20 adv/$25 door

FUSE unfolds at the gallery with art, performance, food carts and music. The Gallery plays host to repetitive actions, never-ending stories and a Summer Night that goes on and on and on...

Island Life 2 - The Banana Bash (Kelly's Pick)
July 7 | 8:30PM - 2AM | Commercial Drive Legion | $13/$16

Roots Reggae, Folk, Soul, Ska and Dancehall...all in one night? You bet. Heads Hang Heavy, Buckman Coe, Kutapira and Chaplyn will keep you swinging and shaking all night long at this indoor beach party. Play the part, dress tropical and like a banana showcase a little yellow. It's my bday, come dance with me!

Sustainability & Power: How the 99% Can Change the World (Miraj’s pick)
July 7 & 8 | All day | Langara College | $35 (discounts available)

Join with social justice, environmental and labour activists to discuss challenges and strategies for creating a world in which people and the planet not only survive, but thrive. You will look at the major problems facing humanity: the escalating environmental crises, mass poverty and growing inequality. Then think and envision what changes are needed to the exisiting economic and political system to maintain and nourish our social and biological systems.  Thanks Eric.

Honourable Mentions

Dance Party for Democracy
July 4 | 8 PM | Vancouver Art Gallery | Free

Assert your right for peaceful political assembly with this dance in solidarity to the peaceful protesters who were intimidated and assaulted on June 27th by the VPD. Show the authorities that people have spirit, rhythm and the desire for truth and democracy.

Indian Summer Festival
July 5 - 15

Re:think Housing
July 5 | Roundhouse | Free


Science Rules @ the HiVE | Phylo Art Show + Game Event
July 5 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM | HiVE Vancouver | $5

Ever wonder why kids seem to know more about Pokemon characters than real life creatures? Do you want to change that? Bring your friends and family and find out in an evening of science trivia and gaming gone wild! Play! P.S. Come dressed up as your favorite creature for more chances to win! Thanks Aaron.

Waking the Tiger Film Screening
July 7 | Hillcrest Community Centre | Free


This Is East Van | Photography Publication
July 7 | 7 PM | Interurban Gallery, 1 E. Hastings St. | Free

Come celebrate the launch of TIEV's 2nd book and 1st gallery show! All images in the show available for purchase with proceeds helping local artists and the event host Interurban Gallery - a community art space. psst! AfterParty at Fortune Sound club! Thanks Maryam.

ReelCauses: Movie in the Park | Adventures of Tintin
July 8-9 PM |  Ceperley Meadows @Stanley Park | Free  

ReelCauses in association with Canadian Parents for French, presents an open-air community cinema event! Racing to uncover the secrets of a sunken ship that may hold a vast fortune – but also an ancient curse – Tintin and his loyal dog Snowy embark on an action‐packed journey that critics are calling “fun for the whole family. Thanks Meharoona!

Indonesian Day
July 8 | 10:30-5PM | Scandinavian Community Centre | $3

Indonesian food, performances and games in celebration of Indonesia's Independence Day and Hari Anak Nasional.

Coming Up

Indian Summer Lit & Sound Cab Show
July 14 | W2 Media Cafe | $10

BC Renaissance Fair
June 19-20 | Langley | $6-$75

Vancouver's Largest Waterfight
Jul 21 | Stanley Park | Free

World Naked Bike Ride
Jul 28 | Sunset Beach | Free

Caribbean Days
July 28-29 | North Van | Free

Afro-Brazilian Block Party
Jul 28-29 | Granville St | Free

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