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Laugh: Get yourself to Main Street’s Hot Art Wet City gallery this Friday night for Comics on Comics. Be entertained by a lineup of Vancouver comedians using “old, awful and forgotten comic books” as fodder. Hosted by Brent Constantine, the panel features Andrew MacLachlan, Brad Dorion, Stuart Jones, Alex Sparling, Shane McLean and Warren Bates.
Friday, June 27, 9-11 p.m. (doors 8:30), Hot Art Wet City (2206 Main @ 6th), $10, hotartwetcity.com
Guilty Pleasures: “Get ready to spill your secrets, share your shame and indulge your wild side,” because Rain City Chronicles happens this Friday night and it’s going to be a good one! The theme for this round of storytelling is Guilty Pleasures. RCC believes that everyone has a great personal story to tell and they make it their business to create opportunities for our communities to share them. Not only can attendees expect an eclectic lineup of speakers taking the stage to let you in on their guilty pleasures, but also there will be food, drink and plenty of music. Jackie Ellis of Beaucoup Bakery will be sharing a story (and treats), and bartender Nick Devine has some confessions to make, too. The Guilty Pleasures Band will be playing (they’ve pulled together a set list of a bunch of songs that you’re afraid to admit you know every lyric of). Raincity Chronicle events have a sneaky way of selling out, so pick up tickets online.
Friday, June 27, doors open 6:30 p.m., Rio Theatre (1660 E Broadway), $15, RainCityChronicles.com
Family: Saturday is free for families at the Contemporary Art Gallery. Pack everyone up and head down to the CAG for short exhibition tours and free art-making activities. The theme for this Saturday is word play. From the Contemporary Art Gallery: “This workshop will be based on the mural that has transformed the façade of our building; it is created by Mexican artist Stefan Bruggemann and is titled: Headlines and Last Lines in the Movies. The artist has paired together recent news headlines with the last lines from well-known and classic Hollywood movies; we will be tracing individual words and phrases from the mural to create our own text-based works.” Get creative!
Saturday, June 28, 12-3 p.m., Contemporary Art Gallery (555 Nelson St), free, contemporaryartgallery.ca
East Side Pride: Celebrate gay pride East Van-style this weekend. Head to Grandview Park Saturday to wander the Pride Market (tables and booths exhibiting the wares of local artisans), enjoy an eclectic mix of live music and performances, and dig on the good vibes galore. This free event is all-ages and appropriate for the whole family. Neither free nor possible for the whole family (but still a good time) is the official East Side Pride after party at The Fox. This portion of the day will involve DJs, drinks, a Freddie Mercury drag show and more. Details at vancouverpride.ca
Saturday, June 28, 1 a.m.-6 p.m., Grandview Park (1657 Charles St.), free
Saturday, June 28, 9 p.m., The Fox Cabaret (2321 Main St.), $12
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