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The 2023 Light Up Chinatown Festival Returns September 9-10th

Block September 9th and 10th off your calendars now: that’s when the 2023 Light Up Chinatown festival will once again be taking over the blocks around 500 Columbia Street.

Plan on a full weekend of delicious food, free live performances, and a night of meandering (or dancing) your way through the vibrant, lantern-lit Chinatown streets. Those eager to fill up their brains as well as their bellies can also sign up for a 35-minute walking tour of the neighbourhood led by knowledgable, food-loving tour guide and third-generation Chinese Canadian, Robert Sung ($15, including curated tasting). Tickets for other special events and details of exclusive festival food offerings are expected to be coming down the pipeline soon…

In the meantime, stay up to date with Light Up Chinatown news via the Vancouver Chinatown Foundation’s Instagram feed here. Festival hours are Saturday, Sept. 9th from 11am to 9pm and Sunday, September 10th from 11am to 6pm. See you there!

A Look Inside Slo Coffee, ‘Officially’ Opening Doors on Fraser Street Next Week

The café, inspired by the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, wants Vancouverites to slow the fuck down and just enjoy a good cup of coffee.

Burdock & Co. Announces a Slow Food Fundraiser Dinner

Experience a one-night-only, multi-course feast by Chef Andrea Carlson, featuring the best wild foods and flavours from BC, while supporting the Slow Food movement’s impactful work.

Wellness in Whistler: A Weekend Dive into Nourish

The Nourish Wellness Festival is on in Whistler until Sunday, June 23rd. Here’s a quick rundown of some highlights happening over the remaining weeks of the festival, along with our personal suggestions of where and how to flesh out your visit with extra good eats and activities.

Join Cafe Medina for Their One-Night-Only ‘Summer Crush’ Beer Dinner, June 13th

Although still a week out from Summer's 'official' advent, we think that there's certainly no harm done getting an early start calibrating yourself to the season by reacquainting your palate and stomach with some of its best flavours and ingredients.