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Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Thursday, July 18th, 2019 — 5:32am PDT
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Miss604 is proud to sponsor the Surrey Fusion Festival this weekend in Holland Park. It has free admission, concerts, activities, and over 50 cultural pavilions with amazing food options. Find this event and more things to do in Vancouver this weekend listed below:

Things to do in Vancouver

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Friday, July 19, 2019
City of Lougheed Summer Fun Series
Fridays on Front, Downtown New West
Vancouver Folk Music Festival
Wonderlust Playland Nights VIP Series
Vancouver Glow Party
NamaSlay Yoga – Raising funds for Mental Health
Trivia Night at Biercraft Wesbrook
Vertigo at The Cinematheque
Opening Reception: Rita McKeough
The Starling Effect live at LanaLou’s
Mad Pride | Mad Honey
Free Classic Rock Concert for Peace
Young Adults Shabbat Dinner
Echo In The Canyon at the Rio Theatre
Bianca Del Rio “It’s Jester Joke”
Shipyards Night Market
Richmond Night Market
Kitsilano Showboat
CBC Musical Nooners
Free Dancing & Lessons in Downtown Vancouver
Bard on the Beach

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Monstercat Compound Block Party in Railtown

Thursday, July 18th, 2019 — 5:04am PDT
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The Monstercat Compound Block Party returns to Vancouver for the third year for a celebration of music, community, and the city the Vancouver-based record label calls home. Fans, families alike, offering something for every Vancouverite – all for free admission.

Monstercat Compound

Monstercat Compound Block Party

When: August 24th, 2019 from 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Monstercat HQ 380 Railway Street
Admission: Free, RSVP here »

Two stages of music, merch, food and drinks, beer gardens, music education, live art, gaming and more! An all ages event, with something for everyone to enjoy. Compound features performances from some of electronic music’s most promising talent, including BC artists Drezo, Conro, Tails, and LA-based Grant, and Disero.

In addition to performances from Monstercat fan favourites on the Main Stage, and the best underground sounds on the Groundwerk Stage powered by MusicBC. Festivities will also include live art with local artists putting their own spin on the Monstercat mascot, exciting video games with a musical twist on them, and music education. There will also be carnival activities, merch, along with food & drinks. All of this taking place in the dynamic Railtown neighbourhood, wrapping down Railway and Dunlevy streets.

Compound also offers festival-goers the unique opportunity to put together some beats of their own. Attendees can stop by the Nimbus School of Recording’s Mobile Sound Studio or play around with some of the best software on the market from Abelton, and test out the some hardware from our friends at Pioneer DJ and Roland.

If guest are more interested in playing “old-school” instruments, they can play some tunes at the Tom Lee Instrument Petting Zoo.

For more information visit the Compound website or follow them on Twitter and Instagram

A guest post by Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles is a college student with a passion for writing, hiking, and live music.

Yoga and Wine on the Farm in Richmond

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 — 7:59am PDT
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Guest post contributed and written by Jen Murtagh.

Yoga and Wine on the Farm in Richmond

You may not know that Richmond, BC is home to a winery! Country Vines is a family owned and operated Winery Farm with over 60 years of farming experience. If you have ever taken your kids to the pumpkin patch on Steveston Highway at Richmond Country Farms, you were a stone’s throw away from their winery which opened its doors in 2016. 

Wine and Yoga in Richmond Jen Murtagh

This hidden gem in Richmond boasts an idyllic outdoor patio with cozy fire tables and delicious wood-fired pizzas. 

On July 22 and 29 you can participate in an evening of Yoga and Wine from 6:00pm onward at the Farm. Unwind surrounded by farm and vines after a long day and enjoy 60 minutes of yoga and a glass of wine with some sumptuous snacks after class.

Wine and Yoga in Richmond Jen Murtagh

Tickets for Yoga and Wine are $30 and can be purchased online in advance.

Also, be sure to check out Country Vines’ Rose and Roses event – an evening of wine and floral design on Wednesday, July 24th. The evening will consist of a tutored tasting of 3 Rosé Wines and a hands-on Floral Centerpiece Design Workshop led by Jacquie from Il Fioraio Florist.

A guest post by Jen Murtagh

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Guest posts by Jen Murtagh, Chief Strategy Officer at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre Foundation. Founder NetworkinginVan. People philanthropist. Loud laugher. U2 Superfan. Dominator of boggle. Follow Jen on Twitter @JenU2.

Highlights of Coquitlam’s Free Kaleidoscope Arts Festival

Monday, July 15th, 2019 — 1:31pm PDT
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Coquitlam’s 4th annual Kaleidoscope Arts Festival welcomes indie artists Current SwellRoyal Canoe and Terra Lightfoot to Town Centre Park on August 10th. Shop local artisans, stroll the site with a craft beer in hand, enjoy live performances and more in this beautiful lakeside setting.

Kaleidoscope Arts Festival 2019

Kaleidoscope Arts Festival in Coquitlam

Where: Town Centre Park next to Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain station
When: Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 2:00pm to 9:00pm
Tickets: FREE! All ages. RSVP on Facebook.

5 Highlights You Can’t Miss

1) A Paintillio paint-by-numbers public art piece that everyone can work on.

2) What’s better than a free festival? A fully licensed festival venue where you can wander freely with a craft beer or spirit, served up by Mariner Brewing and Provincial Spirits!

Kaleidoscope Arts Coquitlam

3) Make sure you come hungry and enjoy a meal or snack from food trucks like Cannoli King, Taste of Malaysia, Reel Mac and Cheese, Sweet Mind Candy, Taters – The Baked Potato, Rocky Point Ice Cream, The Crazy Italian, Fusion Icy, and El Cartel.

4) Shop the Artisan Market with Pottery Works, Virukka Gifts (Virukka Jewelry), Mysgreen, Tea Lani, Solasta Chocolate Inc., Elephantastic Arts & Design, Nasty Free Naturals, Adele Maskwa Iskwew, Green Coast Coffee, The Dolly Shop, Mom’s Care Natural Handmade Soap, McCormick Makes, Artisans Workbench, Linda Designs, Shannon Marie ceramics, Reclaimed Print Co., Explore and Share.

Kaleidoscope Headliners, Current Swell
Kaleidoscope Headliners, Current Swell

5) Last but not least, the performances! Live on stage you can listen to the musical stylings of Current Swell, Terra Lightfoot, Royal Canoe, Disco Funeral, Sandeep Johal (visual artist), Richard Tetrault (visual artist), Blink Acro (dance), Hip Hop Hoop (dance), Gamelin Bike Bike (musicians), and DJ Emilita.

Check out for more event info this summer and follow the Tag #ExploreCoquitlamMiss604 is proud to be the exclusive Social Media Partner of the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival.

Silence! The Musical: Win Tickets

Monday, July 15th, 2019 — 1:05pm PDT
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Down Stage Right Productions is excited to present, SILENCE! The Musical, a laugh out loud naughty satire on the film, The Silence of the Lambs, that’s not for the faint of heart.   It’s racy, irreverent, offensive, silly, with an out and out vulgar musical score and a shocking amount of belly laughs and fun.

Silence! The Musical

Where: Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre (162 W. 1st, Vancouver)
When: From July 25 to August 3, 2019
Tickets: Available online now for $35 (Preview July 25, $42 adults,  $37 seniors, and students 

Silence! The Musical

This is the Canadian premiere of the Off-Broadway smash hit, with music and lyrics by Jon & Al Kaplan, book by Hunter Bell, adapted from the screenplay “Silence! Thus Musical” by Jon & Al Kaplan.

This raunchy lampoon brings back the creepiness of the movie but with a whole lot of offensive and tongue in cheek hilarity! The musical sticks very closely to the story and only strays to let the performers loose to twist and chew up the dialogue or to burst into flights of musical madness. The saucy (and very adult) stage show features a singing chorus of floppy-eared lambs, who narrate the action as Buffalo Bill gleefully kidnaps the hapless Catherine Martin at a hoedown. And Dr. Lecter himself makes an appearance, singing about the life he’d like to lead someday outside his prison walls. 

SILENCE! The Musical was a runaway hit at the New York Fringe Festival in 2005. This unauthorized parody of the supremely creepy Oscar-winning movie, The Silence of the Lambs,  began life as a series of songs by brothers Jon and Al Kaplan. A viral Internet musical followed, which then prompted them to try turning the material into a screenplay, with writer Hunter Bell, (of the [title of show] team) writing the book.   

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I have a pair of tickets to give away to opening night on Friday, July 26, 2019. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Follow Down Stage Right Productions on Twitter and Facebook for more info. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 7:00am on Friday, July 19, 2019.

UPDATE The winner is Stephanie!

Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant and Brewpub Set to Open

Monday, July 15th, 2019 — 12:12pm PDT
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One of our favourite weekend activities is to explore some Stanley Park trails and then make our way up to Prospect Point or the Stanley’s Bar and Grill patio for a pint. With the new Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant and Brewpub set to open July 29th, at the location of the old Fish House, it gives us a new option for refreshments in the park.

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Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant and Brewpub

After almost 20 months of construction, the revitalization of a historic Stanley Park landmark is finally complete. The Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant and Brewpub will become the flagship home for Stanley Park Brewing Co. and will cater to both beer and food enthusiasts alike with 16 beer taps that will highlight the existing Stanley Park Brewing beer family, along with new small batch innovations and an approachable menu thoughtfully designed to complement various brews. The new dining establishment will also have retail space, growler fill ups and an area for private functions. 

Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant

The Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant & Brewpub offers a 140-seat indoor space, 50-seat outdoor deck and 40-seat patio. The 10,600 sq ft. space celebrates the history of the park by incorporating park inspired elements into the design, including an impressive 32 ft. log bar in the lounge representing the surrounding nature and a twig wall that draws inspiration from the aesthetic of the original Stanley Park gate.

Stanley Park Brewing Restaurant

Stanley Park Brewing Co. is also happy to confirm the The Joseph Richard Group will be managing the food operations at this new property within the beloved park space. Their long standing history and experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry made them the perfect partner for this project.

For more information, you can follow Stanley Park Brewing on Facebook and Twitter.