What do tacos, dogs and private shopping parties have in common? They’re all What’s On this weekend. Pick up a one-of-a-kind designer gift from Ikea, go for baroque in Edmonton, or take four-legged bff to a canine couture fashion show. Woof.
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The Weekend To-Do: We’re bucking the Twilight trend with a dog fashion show, a Baroque-themed party and more sample sales
The Weekend To-Do: Celebrate Canada Day with a trip to Toronto’s pride parade, Montreal’s jazz fest and Calgary’s pop ups
A long weekend means an extra long to-do list. Whether you’re escaping the city for a lazy afternoon at a vineyard, playing the hep cat at a jazz club or watching Michelle Williams on the big screen, fireworks are guaranteed. Happy Canada Day.
With Robson Street completely pedestrianized between Bute and Beatty streets and Georgia Street now home to one of the city’s largest public squares, it’s inevitable that visitors will come across the Vancouver Art Gallery (vanartgallery.bc.ca). I love artist Michael Lin’s enormous mural of colourful Taiwanese fabric covering the entire Georgia Street façade, but with all the world’s attention on athletes and their bodies, two exhibitions inside are also worth a visit. Visceral Bodies is a collection of multi-media art inspired by advances in science and medicine, while Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Man features 16th century drawings of the genius’ discoveries about the human body, hundreds of years before they were confirmed by, well, scientists. I took my two interns to their first press conference ever, where we got a preview and tour of the latter by its British curator, Martin Clayton of the Royal Collection. Our conclusion? If you’re in need of a mid-Olympics break (or perhaps just some well-deserved quiet time), we suggest checking out these exhibitions.