INTERNeX Canada: What to do on the Weekend

Festivals, Markets, Music – enjoy the summer and your weekend!


13th Annual Vancouver Chinatown Festival
Experience the free Vancouver Chinatown Festival this weekend. Games, cultural performances, booths, carnival foods, DJs, a marketplace, and walking tours await you in Chinatown at Columbia and Keefer Street. For more information visit their website

When: Sat. Aug. 11 – Sun. Aug. 12, 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: Vancouver Chinatown, Columbia and Keefer Street

MusicFest Vancouver 2012
Explore extraordinary music! Visit the MusicFest Vancouver and listen to world music, from jazz to classic! In ten days over 40 concerts and performances from all over the world and from all times will take place in Vancouver. For tickets and venues see

When: August 10 – August 19, 2012
Where: various venues in Vancouver

Yelp Food Cart Fest
The Yelp Food Cart Fest runs every Sunday until September 2, 2012 and is one of the largest gathering of food trucks in Vancouver. Besides food there are community markets, live music performances, family entertainment, and a beer garden. Admission is free. If you would like to find out more, check out this website:

When: Sunday, August 12, 12pm – 6pm
Where: Waldorf Hotel, 1489 E.Hastings, Vancouver



SummerWorks Theatre Festival
See over 30 different plays presented in public areas for your summer viewing pleasure. Live performances will please theatre-lovers and interested spactatiors! For more information:

When: August 10 to August 19, 2012
When: Saturday, August 11, 2012

Distillery Art Market
Visit the beautiful Distillery District and check out the Art Market that includes works like handmade soaps, tin can ukeleles, figurines, photography, paintings, and food art. Their website is:

When: Sat. August 11 – Sun. August 12, 2012
Where: The Distillery Historic District




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Star Wars: In Concert coming to Canada!

5 years after the final episode, Star Wars is back!! Fans of the Star Wars movies can enjoy the music during Star Wars: In Concert. The tour, which started in October 2009, is finally coming to Canada! The Canadian Tour will start tonight at the General Motors Place in Vancouver and will go to places such as Edmonton, Calgary and London(ONT)!

Star Wars: In Concert is a unique event that combines John William’s unforgettable music, performed by a live symphony orchestra and chorus, with specially edited footage for all six Star Wars Films.  Actor Anthony Daniels, for the Star Wars fans better know as C-3PO, will introduce each segment of the two-hour show, guiding you through the Star Wars story in a fresh an exciting way. John William, the creator of the Star Wars music, won the best-original- score at the 1978 Academy Awards. He was also nominated for the same award for The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983).
“ We’ve taken the key themes from the music and cut together all the images that fit with each theme, so you can really get a sense of how the music played into the images,” said George Lucas, creator of the Star Wars Saga. “
Besides the concert, you can also enjoy an exclusive exhibit of Star Wars costumes, props, artifacts, production artworks and specially created behing-the-scenes videos from the LucasFilm Archives. Many of these pieces are leaving Skywalker Ranch for the first time. The exhibit features many classic fan favorit artifacts, as well as several new, never before seen items, such as:
–          Full costumes for Jedi Masters Kit Fisto and Plo Koon
–          Never before seen props from the films, including blasters and helmets from Coruscant, Tatooine and other iconic Star Wars locations.
The show tours throughout Canada, to see show dates and locations, click here.
Tickets are still available, simply click here and start your journey!

– Manouk