If you’re wandering down Granville Street this Saturday be sure to stop by Brazil Fest.  Live entertainment starts at 10 am between Robson and Georgia.  Don’t forget to pick up some traditional food!

Ahoy!  The historic Britannia Heritage Shipyard in Richmond is hosting a Maritime Festival for all you pirate-wannabes.  History, old-time boats, and music will meet you at a stunning waterfront location.

Break out your fascinator this Sunday and head down to the Hastings Racecourse for Thoroughbred: A Day at the Races.  If you’ve ever wanted to be part of British high society (who hasn’t?!), then now is your chance.  Appies, drinks, and ascots await you at this classy racing soiree.

Now that the weather is nice, the Waldorf is hosting a Smiths Disco in their Hideaway Room.  Wait, what?  Yup, it’s a night of “gloomy dance-pop” including the Raveonettes, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and of course, the Smiths.  Get you sad panda dance on this Saturday.

Celebration of Light wraps up this year with Team Canada.  Weasel your way through the crowd for a good view of the final show this Saturday night.  http://vancouverfireworks.ca/

Twist fashions is having a 50% off summer sale.  Head down to West 4th for deals on Mexx, Michael Kors, and more.