Notable Now Vancouver: June 12, 2013

Last Chance: Dancing on the Edge (various venues until July 13)
Be sure to catch one of the last remaining performances as part of this year’s 25th annual Dancing on the Edge Festival that helps explore, create and inspire spectators through dance. This awesome festival has been wowing audiences since its inception in 1988 and features some of the world’s brightest and edgiest talents with dancers from across Canada. For more info on remaining shows, click here for details.

Winners Circle – Day at the Races Charity Event (July 14, Hastings Racecourse)
The 2nd Annual Winners Circle Charity Event is back for another fantastic year – and definitely worth donning your party dress for. Tickets are $65 and money raised goes directly toward helping a worthy cause: the New Stride Thoroughbred Adoption Society.  There’s a Marquee Tent, canapé buffet, cocktails upon arrival, live music, special guests and a silent auction. For more info and to purchase your ticket, click here.

Now Playing: Enchanted Evenings (Fridays all summer)
Enchanted Evenings at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden have returned. Enjoy an evening of music at this critically acclaimed seasonal concert series set amidst the serene garden setting in the heart of downtown. Help celebrate the 20th anniversary season and enjoy a variety of different musical offerings ranging from Blues to Afro-Cuban beats to Peking Opera and Jazz. Learn more here.

Wiener Dog Races Return: Hastings Racecourse (July 13-14, Hastings Racecourse)
Regardless of whether or not you have a Dachshund, have always harboured a desire to own one, or are simply betwixt by curiosity, be sure to head out to catch these memorable races. The very idea of these height-challenged dogs zipping their way around a race course ought to be enough to tease you off the couch. For more info, click here

Just Opened: Salt Tasting Room in Kitsilano (2585 West Broadway)
Have a hankering for a tasty bite and glass of Rioja or bubbles to wash it down? Look no further than Sean Heather’s newest addition, Salt Tasting Room (part deux), which has just opened its doors in Kitsilano.  Expect the same excellent and fully fleshed out wine, spirits and sherry list paired with a plethora of charcuterie offerings and everything in between. Taste buds will be well taken care of. Learn more here.

Coming Up: Fivehole For Food Vancouver (July 20, 800 Block of Granville Street)
Dust off your hockey gear and grab your gloves to partake (and donate) to this upcoming worthy cause. As part of this organization’s cross-Canada efforts to raise money and gain donations for local food banks, it’s all about playing ball (ball hockey, that is). Anyone can drop by to participate (games start at noon and go until 6pm); all it takes is a donation for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society. Learn more here.

Photo courtesy Salt Tasting Room