Picks Of The Week – July 31, 2013

Another month comes to a close but another long weekend is upon us, with Vancouver Pride week in full swing there’s lots of activities happening around town.

Concert: The show everyone’s been waiting for, JayZ & Justin Timberlake bring their Legends Of Summer Tour to BC Place tonight.

Skies: Look up! The skies over English Bay fill with colour and light as the Honda Celebration Of Light wraps up this week with presentations from Canada, tonight, and Thailand Saturday Aug 3

Wander: Is you feel like finding your zen on an out of town excursion this weekend check out Wanderlust Festival in Whistler. Yoga, Seminars and Concerts fill the village from August 1 – 4.

Legacy: On Thursday, the Vancouver Pride Society and LOUDBusiness present Legacy Lunch 2013 celebrating the TELUS Pride Legacy Awards recipients at The Metropolitan Hotel’s Tai Pan Suite

Coverboy: Thursday evening, DIXX Magazine takes over The Cobalt to find its first Mr DIXX cover man. Jaylene Time leads a panel of judges to watch competitors strut their stuff. The evening also features the naked artistic talents of Brent Ray Fraser

Pride parade
Pride Parade

Play Ball: Vancouver Canadians play host to Hillsboro for a weekend homestand Saturday and Sunday at Nat Bailey Stadium

Street Party: The annual Davie Street Party, gets the Pride weekend off to a bang with Davie Street closed from Burrard to Bute and filled with stages, DJ, performers, activities and entertainment.

Sugarpop: Big Roger Events gets Friday night partying with a brand new high energy night, Sugarpop featuring DJ Joe Gauthreax at Vancouver Fan Club

Drag: Saturday night, Oasis Ultra Lounge & TDF’s monroe is sure to be hopping as RuPaul’s Drag Race diva Shangela makes an appearance sure to excite the crowd.

Bash: Across town at The Cobalt,  Queerbash: Pride Threesomes is sure to be a crowd pleaser. As always, host Queen Of East Van Isolde N Baron presides over the festivities with DJ’s Jef Leppard and Colby B (NYC) spinning the tunes.

Parade: The weekend culminates with the 35th Annual Pride Parade, join nearly three quarters of a million people as they take in the fun, festival parade as it makes its way around the West End to wrap up at the Pride Festival at Sunset Beach

Festival: Following the Parade join the masses at Sunset Beach for the Pride Market and Festival with entertainment, merchants, food and fun. Hosts David C Jones and Symone welcome headliner Canadian R & B icon Deborah Cox to the stage and also introduce performances by Destineak, Matthew Presidente, Carlotta Gurl and many more

Roar: Celebrate your Lions Pride at BC Place as the BC Lions tackle Winnipeg Blue Bombers at 4pm

Pride Festival
Pride Festival & Market

WrapUp: Close your weekend at Fortune Sound Club at their Pride Closing Party  presented by SPIT with performances by Lady Jem, Celestial Seasons, Shanda-Leer and DJ’s G-LUVE, Honey Dijon (NYC), The Boy Funk (PDX) and AirickX (Blowpony PDX)



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