Sing along to your favourite songs from Grease, celebrate sustainable salmon, take your four-legged friend to Yaletown for Pet-a-Palooza + more
1. Vancouver Zombie Walk – Saturday, August 26
Zombie Walk VancouverHelping to cement the feeling that the end of days is nigh, the Vancouver Zombie Walk shuffles its way from the Vancouver Art Gallery to English Bay this weekend. Put on your most gruesome costume and join the living dead for a scary stroll.
The Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Sttreet; 4:00 p.m.
2. Grease Sing-a-Long – Saturday, August 26
The Rio TheatreIf you’ve got chills and they’re multiplying, head to the Rio for a vocal celebration of this classic '70s musical about high-school life in the '50s starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John. All ages are welcome to dress up for the costume contest and to sing along to the iconic hits.
The Rio Theatre,1660 East Broadway; doors at 6:30 p.m., movie at 7:30 p.m.; tickets $18 in advance or $22 at the door
3. Fraser Valley Indie Market – Saturday, August 26
Indie MarketIt’s Coquitlam’s turn to host an Indie Market where you can eat and shop local while enjoying live musicians and DJs, food trucks, local craft alcohol and yard games. Admission is by donation and proceeds go towards helping the Salvation Army B.C.’s wildfire relief fund.
Town Centre Park, 1299 Pinetree Way; 11a.m. to 7 p.m.; $5 minimum donation
4. Kitsilano Clothes Swap – Saturday, August 26
Lupil Cafe Clothing SwapClean out your closet and take part in clothing app FOLD’s huge fashion swap this weekend. Proceeds will be given to charities doing important humanitarian work in the garment industry, and leftover clothes will be donated to local charities. Women’s, men’s and children’s clothing will be available.
Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, 2305 West 7th Avenue; $5 to $10 donation requested at the door
5. Pink Salmon Festival – Sunday, August 27
Pacific Salmon FoundationMusic, interactive storytelling and family-friendly activities celebrate the most sustainable salmon at the Pacific Salmon Foundation’s fifth biennial Pink Salmon Festival. Taste pink salmon samplings prepared by well-known executive chefs and try some barbeque. All proceeds support wild salmon conservation in British Columbia.
Vanier/Hadden Park across from the Maritime Museum; 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.; admission by donation
6. Out of Concealment – Sunday, August 27
Terri-Lynn Williams-DavidsonOut of Concealment: Female Supernatural Beings of Haida Gwaii is a new book profiling female supernatural beings from Haida origin stories. It forms part of a multimedia installation by Haida activist and performing artist Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, which includes the book; a CD and live performances of contemporary Haida songs; and an exhibition of photo montages, currently on display at the Haida Gwaii Museum until December 31.
The Cultch Historic Theatre, 1895 Venables Street; tickets from $10 to $40; 7 p.m.
7. Pet-a-Palooza – Sunday, August 27
Pet a PaloozaTake your four-legged friend(s) to Yaletown for Pet-a-Palooza, a day of pet-focused fun with a puppy stampede, wiener dog races and the running of the bull(dog)s. Local pet food companies and shops will have treats and products on offer along Mainland Street.
1100 block of Mainland Street; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
8. Summer Nights 2017 – Thursday, August 31
Front and Company ConsingmentPick up pre-loved and brand name clothing at consignment store Front & Company’s Summer Nights shopping event, which will feature local businesses Hoochy’ Booch Kombucha and Say Hello Sweets (non-dairy ice cream), as well as the chance to win 40 per cent off your purchase.
Front & Company, 3772 Main Street; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; free
9. Waterfront Cinema: Sound of Music – Thursday, August 31
The hills, and Canada Place, will be alive with the Sound of Music when the iconic musical is shown on an inflatable screen at the north point of Canada Place. Catch the last free movie under the stars for the season. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the entertainment.
North point of Canada Place; the movie will start at approximately 8 p.m. based on darkness
10. Guns N’ Roses – Friday, September 1
Guns N'RosesTake that Sweet Child O’ Mine down to the Paradise City for a heavy metal extravaganza with Guns N’ Roses when they sing Welcome to the Jungle and have fun Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door at BC Place for their Not in this Lifetime Tour.
BC Place; 7 p.m.; re-sale tickets from $50; packages from $350