We might be old but we can still rock’n’roll

Are you looking for things to do in Vancouver this weekend? SBSA folks have come up with some great activities for you to do this weekend. And hey, if you know something happening somewhere, tell us about it. Leave your comments below.

Don’t forget to check it out if you are happened to be around Chinatown at this time of the year!

17th Annual Chinatown Market

  • Friday, May 18, 2012 – Sunday, September 09, 2012 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Time:6:30PM-11PM; every Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Location: 100 Block Keefer Streetclip_image002

A shopping extravaganza featuring Asian traditional handicrafts and fashionable gifts.  Tempt your taste buds with ethnic snacks. A shopping experience like never before.
The street market contains booths with different merchandises on sale including artistic handicrafts, creative gifts & decors, modern electronics, fashionable clothes, popular music CD, VCD, DVD, and delicious snacks.
Shop for gifts items, fashion, or modern electronics. Enjoy the multicultural performances: Folk dancing, singing, magic shows, martial arts, lion dance, bands… as well as games & prizes.
Spend your summer nights at the Chinatown Night Market – the first of its kind in North America!
For more information visit http://www.vcma.shawbiz.ca.

If you love cheese (WHO WOULDN’T LOVE CHEESE?) then don’t miss:

Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival at Whistler Blackcomb

  • Saturday, August 18, 2012 – Saturday, August 18, 2012
  • Venue: Whistler Blackcomb Mountain
  • Times:12-4PM; registration begins at 11AM
  • Location: Whistler Blackcomb Mountain

The Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival returns to Whistler’s Bclip_image003lackcomb Mountain for its 5th year on Saturday, August 18th at 11AM.
At noon, an 11-pound wheel of Canadian cheese will be tossed down the mountain to be pursued by hordes of cheese enthusiasts and daredevils.  Everyone is invited out to see who will capture the coveted cheese wheel and earn the title of Cheese Rolling Champion.
Anyone over the age of 19 is eligible to participate in the downhill race.  Contestants are invited to wear costumes for the chance to win a $500 gift voucher to a local Whistler restaurant.  The festival in the Upper Village of Blackcomb is fun for the whole family and includes cheese seminars, a Cheese Market full of Canadian cheeses, activities for children and uphill races.
Check out http://www.CanadianCheeseRolling.ca for details.

If you are into marine arts, you should totally check this out:

From Ship to Shore: Marine Paintings at Uno Langmann Limited Fine Art

  • Thursday, August 02, 2012 – Friday, August 31, 2012 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday) clip_image005
  • Venue: Uno Langmann Limited Fine Art
  • Times:10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday
  • Location: Uno Langmann Limited Fine Art

August Exhibition at Uno Langmann Limited Fine Art: From Ship to Shore: Marine Paintings
19th and 20th century artists set out to capture the adventure and excitement of life at sea with their detailed paintings of sailing ships on the open water and coming into port.  Marine pictures were used as records of life at sea and were often done for the captain of the ship in commemoration.
Artists included in this exhibition are Samuel Walters, Abraham Hulk, Carl Frederik Sorensen, John Hammond, P.C. Dommersen, Haughton Forest, and unsigned China Coast paintings. Showing alongside this exhibition is a selection of objets d’art, and antiques from Europe and North America.
For more information check out http://www.langmann.com

Looking for something romantic? Here is an idea. Why don’t you take your spouse to see a movie under the stars? Here’s the info:

Movies Under the Stars: Despicable Me

  • Saturday, August 18, 2012 – Saturday, August 18, 2012 clip_image007
  • Times:5:00 pm
  • Location: Holland Park

Movies Under the Stars is back this year! Join us on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Holland Park to watch a featured movie! The featured movie will be Despicable Me. This is a great event for all ages, so be sure to come out and enjoy this heartwarming, comedy movie of Gru and his three adopted girls! The best part is that the event is absolutely FREE! Fun activities start at 5pm and the movie starts at dusk. Please bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, and umbrellas. Refreshments are available at North Surrey Lions BBQ.

Or are you in the mood for food from a far far and far away country? Say…Malaysia?

Celebrate Banana Leaf’s anniversary+new location & contribute to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation!

Celebrate Banana Leaf’s 17th Anniversary and new location opening on 1779 Robson on August 17th, starting from 11:30AM! 17% of all of Banana Leaf’s 5 locations’ net sales will go to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information visit http://www.bananaleaf-vancouver.com

Source: tourismvancouver.com

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