Notable Now Vancovuer: July 20, 2012

Now Open: Tap and Barrel
Newly opened in the Olympic Village at False Creek is this neighbourhood eatery offering a great selection of comfort foods in a casual, waterfront environment. With two floors of patio seating available, timing couldn’t be better for summer. Their menu features locally sourced foods in made-from-scratch recipes paired with BC wine and craft beers. Located at 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC. 


Art for Rent at the Art Rental Show (July 20)
If you happen to be looking to spruce up your space, the CityScape Community Art Space is hosting its semi-annual salon-style Art Rental show featuring original pieces created by more than 400 local artists.  It is a great opportunity for burgeoning collectors to affordably rent works for their home or office for as little as $10 a month. Works are varied to suit everyone’s taste. Located at 335 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver.   .

Come on Down… (July 20 – 21)
The classic (and much loved) game show, The Price is Right Live, returns to Canada at the River Rock Casino in Richmond – hosted by talk-show master Jerry Springer. Be the star of the show and spin your way to winnings at this fun, interactive and entertaining event. Tickets are available for Friday, July 20th and start at $29.50. Located at 8811 River Road. 

Get grooving at the Khatsahlano! Music + Art Festival  (July 21)
One of Vancouver’s largest outdoor music festivals of the summer takes place this Saturday, July 21st, starting at noon. This free event features more than 30 different indie acts on five different stages along Kitsilano’s West 4th Avenue. Take in live performances, local merchant displays and peruse the offerings of local artisans and food vendors at Vancouver’s largest street fair, spanning 8 blocks. Located along West 4th Avenue just past Burrard Street.  

Light it up at Illuminares 2012 (July 21)
Illuminares 2012 takes place on Saturday, July 21st, at 6pm and marks the return of the Public Dreams’ Lantern Festival at its original home at Trout Lake and John Hendry Park in Burnaby. Celebrate, create and express your sense of creativity in a sustainable way at this community event open to everyone. There will be free lantern-making workshops, puppet building and backlit tempura painting on-site. Located at East 15th Avenue and Victoria Drive.

Surrey Fusion Festival (July 21 – 22)
This weekend, the “Ultimate Celebration of Music, Food and Culture” returns to The Surrey Fusion Festival. This event brings together cultural activities, flavours and plenty of excitement for a two-day extravaganza of fun that celebrates diversity. Visitors can explore more than 40 cultural pavilions, performances and more. Located at 13428 Old Yale Road.