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Vancouver Hit List, July 15th-18th

SHOPPING/FASHION
Fresh Out’s Get Local Sale
Pick up some quick new pieces to help you feel freshly fashioned for this weekends folk fest! (I’d recommend not wearing a couture gown, but 50% off bathing suits is rad!) Featuring Ric Yuenn’s couture dresses for under $200, and Play with Fala select clearance items, by local designer Fala Chien. Plus, Fresh Out’s jeggings (get’m while they’re hot), 50% off swimwear, Spy sunglasses up to 75% off, and more summer clearance.
July 17 & 18, 12-6pm
Gallery @ Artech – 336 E 1 Ave off Main St.

MUSIC
Aussie big hitters the Cat Empire will be on stage for another show this Sunday after a sold out one on Saturday. Their caravan of ska-jazz-alt-rocking talent will be sure to get your booty moving at the best venue in town, the Commodore – fun, fun and so much more fun.
Tix @ Zulu.
If you missed out on getting tix for the sold out Die Antwoord show this Thursday, you can sulk about it at the New Pornographers show, and the Dodo’s are opening!
At Vogue. Tix from Zulu.

33rd Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival
It’s here!!!!! Jericho beach hosts another sure to be amazing weekend of jigging, singing, storytelling and more. Food and art booths will be sprawled along the beach as the world’s top Folk Bands take over Kits for 3 days. Concerts run Friday from 5-11pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 11pm. Check the website for schedules, the Line up and all the details
http://thefestival.bc.ca/

ART
Si vous le manques la belle Paris, take in a little ladylike je ne sais quois at the Vancouver Art Gallery, where the Musée d’Orsay’s traveling show will be hanging; drawings, depictions of women, by Degas, Renoir, Manet and others.
June 5th- Sept 6th Vancouver Art Gallery

The Museum of Vancouver is hosting a Party For Architects this Thursday, from 7-10 pm. The gallery space overlooks English Bay giving you plenty of buildings to chat about to the creative minds in the biz. Guest speakers include Nick Sully and Alec Smith of Shape Architecture Inc. and there will be drinks and snacks too.
If you’d like to spend your Thursday with people that are always raising to roof, this is your party!
Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street.

Mile Long Jam – Saturday July 17th – All along Main Street
Modeling itself after Tokyo’s popular music jams held at famous Yoyogi Park, The Mile Long Jam is Vancouver’s first linear audio art installation. It will mix, blend, layer, & overlap both human energy & sound, to form a continuous musical art piece.
It’s happening this Saturday all along Main Street and will showcase the creativity & talents of hundreds of artists and musicians in front of or near popular cafes, restaurants, & some of Vancouver coolest shops.
http://www.facebook.com/milelongjam.vancouver

NIGHTLIFE
FRIDAY JULY 16TH
Happy Ending Friday’s at Fortune Sound Club is hosting a Summer-time T-Shirt Show with Cherchez La Femme.
The Show is a benefit featuring local t-shirt designs by Dope Girl Fresh, El Kartel, Domestic, Stussy-Calen Knauf, Megadestroyer, Dan Climan, Occhio Grosso, Kaput, Cherchez La Femme, Mental Wealth, Vancity, Look Forward to the Past, Jean Okada, Lifetime, Sharks+Hammers.
All ticket sales go to support Girls Rock Camp Vancouver.
$10 tickets available at Dipt, Stussy, Sharks+Hammers, El Kartel//Show starts at 11pm
AND IN THE LIVESTOCK ROOM IT’S EASY NOW/DEF JAM WITH CHERCHEZ LA FEMME & SKINNY PETE
THE FRESHEST will be Djing a night of hip hop, dance, reggae/dancehall, disco, Motown and more.
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=130690083630881

FESTIVALS
Saturday is Gay Day at Playland! Come out and wear your red t-shirt while romping around the park feeling as gay as a 5-year old at, well, the PNE!
July 17th, 12-8pm, $28.50

Friday to Sunday: Chinatown’s Night Market. Hell, it’s a sensory explosion there during the day! Crafts and fun gifts and chewy, sloppy, delicious, ethnic snacks to take in – runs every weekend until Sept. 5th.
Main & Keefer.
(and why not stop by The ‘sexy’ Keefer bar afterwards for a cleansing tonic?)

Drawn Festfival July 17 — August 7
The Vancouver Drawn Festival kicks off this weekend, and while there will be plenty of time to get to all the galleries and check out the 50 Artists selected to exhibit the Current pulse of Drawing Practices in Canada. This weekend is holding most opening receptions, which are a great time to scope the scene and chat with the artists and curators about the works. Plus liquor licenses in the Galleries always help boost creative reception.
The official event reception will be held Friday, July 16 from 7—9 p.m. at the Drawing Room. Be sure to check the site for the other receptions, for example OnMain Galleries ‘Beautiful Frontier’ opening Saturday July 17th from 8-10.
http://www.drawnfestival.ca/2010exhibitions.asp
ON MAIN Gallery, 1965 Main St., Vancouver. BC.

If you want to venture out of the City this weekend, hop on the Skytrain to Surrey’s Fusion Festival 2010 – the largest multicultural celebration in any of the Van ‘burbs with more than 25 international pavilions celebrating music, food and culture. It’s free so its also a great alternative for those of us who can’t afford Folk Festival tickets but still want to see some great performances.
The Fusion Festival runs July 17th and 18th at Holland Park located at King George Highway and Old Yale Road. Bring Walkie Talkies- there is about 70 000 people expected to attend!
www.fusionfestival.surrey.ca

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