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What to do in Vancouver: Naughty Galleria's Opening Art Show and much more

See Leizel Golla`s provocative, unique and fun artwork

Since you're going to be outside this weekend, we might as well give you something to do. See our top picks of the week below. Miss the last Creative Mornings lecture? Ever been to it at all? It's a free monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. And we've got a full review here


Top Picks

Naughty Galleria's Opening Art Show (Kelly's Pick)
July 14 | 7PM-12AM | CBC Studio 700 | $10

Leizel Golla showcases her provocative, unique and fun artwork at this social event. Support and promote local artists as you mix and mingle with snacks, drinks (cash bar), good music and good people. Check out her stuff! $10 also gets you a free drink.

Projections: Paintings of Henry Speck, Udzi’stalis (Miraj’s pick)
July 13 |6-9 PM | Satellite Gallery, 560 Seymour St. | Free

The Kwakwaka’wakw artist Henry Speck, or Udzi’stalis, became a “newly discovered phenomenon” in 1964 when his paintings of masked dancers, coastal creatures, and sea monsters were shown at Vancouver’s New Design Gallery. Experience Henry Speck’s paintings through originals and large-scale projections that refigure his work against a backstory of media images, sound, and film—an installation that evokes the changing contexts of the mythic and the modern in the 20th century. Opening Reception: July 13. Exhibition: July 14 to Sep 15, 2012.


Honorable Mentions

Funk You I Won't Do Whatchu Tell Me
July 13 | 9:30PM-2AM | The Met | $5

For only $5 you can get a free bar and two amazing dj's? I have to see this to believe it. An opportunity to get funkified on Friday the 13th. I'm in.

Epic Beach Sports Day
July 14 | 1:30-4:30PM | Kits Beach | Free

You'll be out in the sun this weekend, so you may as well be doing something active. Take over Kits Beach with your frisbee, soccer ball or bocce set. Bring some snacks and like a potluck, share and indulge.

Basic Training - by Kahlil Ashanti
July 17 & 18 | Havana theatre on Commercial Drive | $10

A tour-de-force! Hip-hop, family secrets, the US Air Force and non-stop laughs come together in Kahlil Ashanti's award winning ( NY Times critic’s pick) production. thanks Jesse!

ADAB: Expressions of Indonesian Culture
July 17 | 7 - 9 PM | SFU Woodwards | Free
A celebration of 60 years of Indonesian-Canadian diplomatic relationships! Replete with the Busy Island Gamelan Orchestra directed by Sutrisno Hartana, Wayang puppetry and Javanese dance.

Coming Up

BC Renaissance Fair
July 19-22 | Langley | $6-$75

“Bee Walk” through Kitsilano with Mary Bennett
July 21 | 1 PM | 2300 Broadway W. | Free

24 Hours 24 Artists
July 21-22 | 3PM - 3PM | Sheppard's Pie Gallery | $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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