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Destroyer: Vancouver indie-folk hero Dan Bejar of Destroyer plays The Rickshaw on Thursday night. The gig is in support of his latest EP, Five Spanish Songs. If side projects from successful musicians are rare, EPs of the results of said side projects are even rarer, which makes shows that result from said side projects almost unheard of. So get on it.
Thursday, June 12. Doors 8 p.m., Rickshaw Theatre (254 E Hastings St) $20 rickshawtheatre.com
Concert: The CBC Music Festival goes down on Saturday, and the line-up is amazing: Chad VanGaalen, the Belle Game, Wake Owl, Tegan and Sara, Dan Mangan, Arkells, Hannah Georgas. The ticket price might be a little steep ($60-$75), but the talent is seriously solid and the setting – with two stages – is lovely. Gates open at 1p.m. and shows are staggered throughout the day (ending with Tegan and Sara’s set at 8:45p.m.).
Saturday, June 14, Deer Lake Park, 6450 Deer Lake Ave. cbc.ca
Park the car: Sunday is Car Free Day. That’s four street festivals, four neighbourhoods, and four tons of fun. Expect live music, spoken-word performances, dancing, hockey, more live music, bike and skateboard demos, good food, a little bit of roller disco, some locally made trinkets, and generally happy people.
Find out more about Car Free day at carfreevancouver.org
Draw Down: On Saturday, from Marpole straight down to Crab Park and Dunbar clear across to East Van, 50 free hands-on drawing workshops are set to pop up at community centres, galleries, museums, and parks around the city. Draw Down isn’t about getting it perfect, it’s about the fun that can be had with a blank piece of paper and a crayon, pencil, pen, piece of chalk, or paintbrush.
Saturday, June 14, various times and locations, free vancouverdrawdown.com
Forest to farm: The British Columbia Institute of Agrologists is planning a day of adventure on Saturday. From the Forest to the Farm: A Day of Exploring at UBC starts with a walk on the super cool Greenheart Canopy Walkway at the UBC Botanical Garden, where you can take in the coastal temperate rainforest from a unique perspective. The exploration then moves to UBC Farm for lunch (think organic field greens, red-wine-braised beef short ribs, wild B.C. mushrooms, baked wild salmon, smoked tofu, herbed potatoes) and a guided tour of the farm, from apple orchard and medicinal plant gardens to The Children’s Learning Garden and The Indigenous Food Hub garden. Bonus: Snacks and refreshments will also be provided along the way.
Saturday, June 14, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Meet at The UBC Botanical Garden Gift Shop, $77 bcia.com