Even if you’re not a fan of Game of Thrones (seriously, why not?), that misgiving aside, tonight you might want to head over to the Rio Theatre for a bit of GoT-inspired laughs as you check out The Fictionals Comedy Co. and their new ‘Throne and Games’ comedic adventure. Inspired by George R.R. Martin’s novel ‘A Song of Fire and Ice’, it’ll be a night of fun featuring dragons, imps and bastards galore.
Post-festivities, make your way down to Bambudda for some streetside cocktails. This spot has fast become a favourite for Vancouverites on the hunt for quality comfort bites and ambiance. Now that the weather has clearly shifted, they’ve relaunched a quaint street-level patio worth scoring a seat at in Gastwown accompanied by a new summer cocktail list we’re pretty excited about.
The North Vancouver Twilight Market takes place at The Shipyards at lower Lonsdale Friday evening and is the perfect excuse to hop on a Seabus and head over to the North Shore. Complete with 80-plus vendors, great selection of eats courtesy of over 30 food trucks, a beer garden and stunning city backdrop, it is not to be missed.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The 2014 Bhangra Festival is now into its final weekend of celebrating the music and dance that is Bhangra (a style that stems from the Punjab region of Pakistan and India). Happening Friday through Saturday is the event’s biggest showcase, Downtonw Bhangra, and it’s a great (free) opportunity to learn more about this stunning/sultry style of expression. Find more details here.
This weekend, be sure to check out the In The House Festival. It’s a unique way to experience the best local performances in an incredibly cool setting: peoples’ homes. That’s right, all comedy, dance, music and magic shows take place in one of 13 private homes and backyards. It brings the intimacy level up a notch or two. Learn more about the 20 or so shows taking place and buy tickets here.
As if we don’t tell you enough, Saturday is definitely a day to head out to peruse the local Vancouver Farmers Markets. The markets have just gotten bigger too – with the addition of the Kerrisdale Farmers Market being added to the mix. The shopping continues at both the Trout Lake and West End on Saturday, but if you can’t make it, no worries; Kitsilano Farmers Market sets up shop on Sunday as well, so your week of healthy eating is covered.
The 4th Annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is also worth checking out over the weekend and takes place at the PNE Forum. It’s a showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the DIY crafting movement. Plus, bonus points for the fact that it’ll give you the perfect opportunity to check out neighbouring Playland.
Viva Italia and get yourself over to Commercial Drive (home to Vancouver’s version of ‘Little Italy’) for Italian Day on the Drive. It’ll be a full Sunday Funday with plenty of free activities, entertainment, fashion, music and (of course) delicious Italian food to sample. Mama will be proud!
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Top photo courtesy Bambuddha