5 of the Vancouver-iest Events Happening this Week (August 20-26)

From an athleisure birthday party to a salmon spectacular, this week’s events just scream Vancouver.

(Photo: Eyelovebirds)

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August 22

Don’t know your widgeons from your bushtits? As part of the Vancouver International Bird Festival (August 19-26), the Stanley Park Nature House is hosting a laid-back nature walk for the bird-curious. At the Return of the Hipster Birdwatcher walk, participants will get expert tips on bird identification and free access to the Eyelovebirds Vancouver bird app, which has every map, photo and bird call you’ll need to identify local warblers.When: Wednesday, August 22 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.Where: Stanley Park Nature HouseCost: $17.61More Info: facebook.com (Photo: I Love the 90’s Tour.)

Bust a Move

August 23

Time to dust off the combat trousers, pedal pushers and butterfly hair clips—the I Love the 90s Tour is coming to the PNE this week. Electric slide down memory lane with performances from Salt N Pepa, All 4 One and Young MC. Entry is free with PNE admission, but you can reserve seats and guarantee your gangsta’s paradise.When: Thursday, August 23 at 8:30 p.m.Where: PNE AmpitheatreCost: Free with PNE admissionMore Info: pne.ca (Photo: Lululemon Vancouver.)

Roll Out for Lulu

August 23

Lululemon is celebrating two decades of stretchy-pant success this week. How? Well, we actually don’t know a lot about the birthday party because of Lululemon’s mysterious and exclusive marketing tactics, but there is definitely going to be yoga and it’s definitely going to be free. It’s also going to be a balmy 22 degrees (at least meteorologists don’t use secrecy as a branding strategy).When: Thursday, August 23, 12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.Where: Jack Poole PlazaCost: FreeMore Info: facebook.com (Photo: Chef’s Table Society of British Columbia.)

Get Chummy

August 25

The 2nd annual Wild Salmon Celebration returns to Granville Island this weekend, featuring scrumptious salmon dishes prepared by six esteemed B.C. chefs (highlights include Mariana Gabilondo of La Mezcaleria and Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson of Hawksworth Restaurant). The tasting-size dishes will show off each chef’s culinary style, and will be accompanied by specially selected B.C. wines and live music from local performers.When:  Saturday, August 25, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.Where: Fisherman’s Wharf at False CreekCost: $59More Info: eventbrite.ca (Photo: Kitsilano Farmers Market.)

Catchup on Tomatoes

August 26

Check out Tomato Fest at the Kitsilano Farmer’s Market this Sunday.  They’ve got tomato samples. They’ve got recipes. They’ve got educational displays. They’ve got more tomatoes than you could ever possibly dream of (more than 100 varieties!), as well as a Master Gardener display with expert advice…because some of us are less green-thumbed than others.When: Sunday, August 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.Where: 10th Ave & Larch StreetCost: FreeMore Info: kitsilano.ca