Free Screening of The Tragically Hip Concert on CBC at the Commodore in Vancouver

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 — 9:57am PDT
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Canadians frantically scooped up tickets to The Tragically Hip‘s summer tour in the last two months, which many fear will be their last after the band announced May 24th that their lead singer Gord Downie was suffering from terminal brain cancer.

From Victoria to Kingston, they’ll be on the road starting July 22nd and their final show in Kingston is being aired on the CBC. Screening parties are popping up across the country and Live Nation will be hosting one at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver.

Free Screening of The Tragically Hip Concert on CBC at the Commodore in Vancouver

Where: Commodore Ballroom (868 Granville St, Vancouver)
When: August 20, 2016 4:30pm doors, screening at 5:30pm
Tickets: Free, but reservations online open up at 10:00am on July 21st. Entry is subject to capacity. Registered guests will be admitted on first come-first served basis. Registration does not guarantee entry. General admission, 19+, limit of 4 tickets per person.

Live At Squamish 2012 - The Tragically Hip

Everyone in Canada has a Tragically Hip story to tell. What road trip you were on, where you danced, who you were with when you heard their poetic lyrics packed with Canadiana. My brother first introduced me to Road Apples in 1991 while we were playing Lego, and then I won a local radio station contest guessing the lyrics to songs from Fully Completely. I knew the story of Bill Barilko before I watched Hockey: A People’s History. Everyone has a Hip story.

As a recent BBC article “The Most Canadian Band in the World” puts it, “They are even more obscure internationally. As a result, the band is like a secret handshake for Canadians, a way to establish an exclusive commonality among anyone between the ages of roughly 15 and 45.”

The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration will be broadcast live on the CBC across Canada. If you would like to check out this screening event, with a thousand other Hip fans, be sure to reserve online then also line up on August 20th to make sure you gain entry.

Sunday Pemberton Music Festival Photos

Monday, July 18th, 2016 — 12:40pm PDT
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Pack up the tent, check out of your hotel, and drive the Sea to Sky back to wherever home may be. Pemberton Music Festival has come to a close for another year and with 180,000 people in attendance from Thursday to Sunday, it lived up to its name as Canada’s Largest Music, Comedy, and Camping Festival.

Sunday Pemberton Music Festival Photos

Each day, John and my crew rode the shuttle from Whistler, where we rented a house, to the festival grounds. Along the way, we ran into people from Seattle, Portland, Calgary, Chicago, and locals from Delta, Abbotsford, White Rock, and beyond. On the shuttle, people often play music on their phones’ speakers to get pumped for the artist they’re looking forward to seeing on site that day. All around the bus, you’ll hear others singing along softly — unless it’s the bus back home to Whistler at night where things are little more loud.

Pemberton Music Festival 2016

The weather, which threatened thunderstorms and lightning for 4 straight days, actually provided breaks from the heat that didn’t last more than an hour or two. The grounds, and musty campers, were refreshed with an afternoon downpour as the clouds parted each night and the moon lit Mount Currie.

Saturday Pemberton Music Festival Photos

Sunday, July 17th, 2016 — 1:11pm PDT
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Heavy metal, rap, electronic dance music, dubstep, indie pop and good old rock and roll highlighted Saturday at the Pemberton Music Festival this year. Bathing suits and gumboots were the fashion of the day and the sun blistered down until mid-afternoon then broke with a lightning storm in the evening.

Prior to the quick storm that blew by, The Chainsmokers had Bass Camp packed at one end of the fest while Ice Cube was over on the Mount Currie Stage. We hunkered down under the comedy tent at the Whistler Blackcomb Stage as Eugene Mirman continued his set through claps of thunder as the rest of the festival fell silent.

Pemberton Music Festival 2016

The crowd didn’t seem to mind that The Killers’ set was pushed back due to the weather as they got a reprieve from the heat, and a dinner break, before packing the Pemberton Stage area to cheer on the band from Las Vegas.

Celebrate Coquitlam 125 at Kaleidoscope

Sunday, July 17th, 2016 — 10:40am PDT
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Celebrate Coquitlam 125 on July 23rd and 24th at Kaleidoscope, a free family festival at Town Centre Park. Enjoy musical performances from Yukon Blonde, Jim Byrnes, Odds, The Boom Booms, Greg Drummond, comedy from Charles Demers and more!



Where: Town Centre Park (1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam)
When: Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 12:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 10:00am to 8:00pm
Admission: Free!

Unleash your inner artist and get hands-on with activities throughout the Kaleidoscope grounds. For the kids, there’ll be arts and crafts and games. Try out dry-point print making and your unique etched leaf can become become part of the Coquitlam 125 public art tree sculpture that will be unveiled at Lights at Lafarge, November 26th.

Walk along the Coquitlam Trail in the urban forest, watch the magic of mural artist Kris Kupskay and help him paint a Kaleidoscope-themed design, and learn about the ancient Indian art form of Rangoli—using coloured beans, lentils, peas and rice to create beautiful designs on the ground, and then try your hand creating your own design on paper.

Become a walking work of art with free body/face painting and henna tattoos by professional artists, and browse the artisan market, offered in partnership with Coquitlam Farmers Market, for one-of-a-kind handcrafted arts and crafts.

For a dose of all things literary, drop by The Story Café, sponsored by independent, family-owned bookstore, Black Bond Books. Sip a glass of wine or coffee while noteable storytellers take you on literary journeys with author readings, poetry and more. Click here for the full schedule.

Food trucks will be on site, offering up grilled cheese, hot dogs and mini donuts as well as Ukrainian, Malaysian, Mexican and Portuguese cuisine, and sip local craft from Yellow Dog Brewing and Moody Ales.

Win a $100 Gift Card

Coquitlam 125 & Kaleidoscope has offered up a $100 Coquitlam Centre gift card to a lucky Miss604 reader so they can enjoy the festivities and some retail goodness in Coquitlam.

Coquitlam Centre features over 910,000 square feet of retail on two spacious levels offering Hudson’s Bay, London Drugs, Sears, Sport Chek, T&T Supermarket, H&M, Aritzia, Sephora, Lululemon, Atmosphere, Golf Town, Old Navy, Walmart, and Best Buy, all in one convenient location.

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One winner will be drawn at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, July 21, 2016.

Friday Pemberton Music Festival Photos

Saturday, July 16th, 2016 — 11:48am PDT
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Camping out under the cover of the comedy tent at Pemberton Music Festival, every performer commented on the weather on Friday, which seemed to change every 5 minutes. One thing they also had in common, was an appreciation for the setting and the very welcoming crowd.

Sunshine and wind, and a bit of drizzle that turned into a spectacular double rainbow that spanned the Pemberton valley. It didn’t matter if I was taking my jacket off and putting it back on like a dance move, the music was great, the comedy was hilarious, and the vibes were oh so good.

Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Thursday, July 14th, 2016 — 11:10am PDT
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This weekend is packed with events and activities, from taco fests to tea parties, to the Women’s World Softball Championship, the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, walking tours, markets, and so much more.


Things to do in Vancouver This Weekend

Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green.

Friday July 15, 2016
FUSE at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Wild Fruit-LGBTQ Dance Party
PoCo Grand Prix
Aldergrove Fair Days
Fleetwood Family BBQ
Grandview-Woodland Community Plan Coffee Talk
Super Volcanoes Premiere
Cinema in the City: L’arbitro
Hawaii Night Lights
Take Off Fridays at YVR Airport
Why Tho w/ Gavin Matts
Music at the Cannery
Summer Movie Series in Queen’s Park, New Westminster
Lucid AfterLife, Free All Ages Show with Luki Fero
Thompson Community Picnic
Seniors in the Park at Historic Stewart Farm
Shipyards Night Market, North Vancouver
International Summer Night Market
Richmond Night Market
Surrey Night Market
Stanley Park Forager Tours
WBSC XV Women’s World Softball Championship, Surrey
Vancouver Folk Music Festival
Vancouver Pro Beach Volleyball Open
Bard in the Valley
(r)evolutionary Theology Conference
Indian Summer Festival
Stone’s Throw Productions Presents: Any Night
85th Leith Wheeler Stanley Park Open

Saturday, July 16, 2016
ElectroRecycle Presents: Recyclefest 2016
BeerBQ in the Fraser Valley
French Macarons with Chef Sue Weibe
Butterfly Tea Party
Sounds of Summer Concert Series, Langley
Vancouverite: A Comedy Show
Summer Tours of the Historic Orpheum
Colours of Punjab
Family Matinee, Surrey
Rosalind Owusu at Calvary Worship Centre
Cates Park Concert Series
RecycleFest 2016 at Trout Lake
River District Farmers Market
New West Arts & Crafts Market
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
International Summer Night Market
Richmond Night Market
Surrey Night Market
Stanley Park Forager Tours
River District Drive-In Movies
Bard in the Valley
Indian Summer Festival
Vancouver Folk Music Festival
Vancouver Pro Beach Volleyball Open
WBSC XV Women’s World Softball Championship, Surrey
Stone’s Throw Productions Presents: Any Night
85th Leith Wheeler Stanley Park Open

Sunday, July 17, 2016
Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market
Hycroft Family Picnic
Artists’ Talk: Heart of the Forest and Lost Wax and Art in Bronze
Simply Vegetarian with Chef Romy Prasad
The Sunset Series at the Olympic Riverside Plaza
Kids Day with Will’s Jams at VanDusen Garden
The Lost World of Industrial Musicals at the Rio Theatre
Concert Series Sundays – Damojo, Lonsdale Quay
Berry Festival at Mt Pleasant Farmers Market
Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square
Kitsilano Farmers Market
International Summer Night Market
Richmond Night Market
Stanley Park Forager Tours
Vancouver Folk Music Festival
Vancouver Pro Beach Volleyball Open
WBSC XV Women’s World Softball Championship, Surrey

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