Vancouver Events and Some Tunes for June 2008


Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 — 12:25pm PST
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The only thing that would complete our summer festival and event lineup in Metro Vancouver would be a spot of sunshine. Here’s a quick round up of cheap things do to in Vancouver this month:

Saturday June 14th is Joomla! Day Vancouver from 9:30am until 5:00pm at the Library. Tickets are only $25 and if you’re a developer, user, designer or fanboy of Joomla! it’ll be well worth it for you.

Also this Saturday there is a screening of the Canadian film Young People F*cking at The Ridge Theatre. This 4:00pm show will be followed by a “pillow talk” session with one of the lead actors from the movie. The evening is made possible and presented by the First Weekend Club, a non-profit organization that works to promote Canadian Movies.

This Sunday June 15th is Car Free Day in Vancouver with several neighbourhoods closing down roadways to make way for pedestrian fun times.

The following Sunday June 22 is Greek Day on Broadway from 11:00am until 9:30pm. The entire street from Blenheim to McDonald will be shut down and I have to say, you must try some of the delicious foods that are provided. I used to go to the annual Greek Festival in Surrey and man, that neighbourhood never smelled so good.


From: xkcd

And since Raul introduced me to Mixwit yesterday (and dedicated his mixtape to me) I’ve created my own. This accompanies a warm cup of coffee, the whir of a laptop fan, and a rainy June afternoon in Vancouver.

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8 comments

  1. Marina says:

    Excellent that you’re posting the YPF event on Saturday. The film is great fun and the FWC post screening discussions are always fun. Should make for an entertaining few hours!

    Up next: “Global Metal”!

  2. Raul says:

    Great mixtape 😉 Hehehe. I hope you liked the mixtape I dedicated to you! (Happy Tuesdays)

  3. Keira-Anne says:

    I adore that Dandy Warhols track. And I adore you.

  4. Beth says:

    I saw a sneak peek of Young People Fucking on Monday and it was *hilarious.* I highly recommend you see it!

  5. […] love, local events, movies, random thoughts — Raul @ 5:12 pm Tags: actors, movies, Vancouver You may have read it on Rebecca’s blog as well, but I figured I’d contribute my grain of sand (that’s how we say it in Spanish). I […]

  6. Maktaaq says:

    There is also the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival (with Viking re-enactors) and the Italian Market on the 22nd…

  7. Robert Finlayson says:

    Don’t forget the 2008 Vancouver Canucks Team Store Year End Blowout Sale (50-70% off select jerseys, Canucks sportswear etc.).

    Saturday, June 14th, 2008
    10:00am – 11:00am (exclusive ticket holder entry time)
    11:00am – 4:00pm (open to general public)
    Enter Gate 7 of General Motors Place

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