Don’t miss the music, food and cultural festival at Winterruption this weekend!

Bring your dancing shoes for Mazacote - the 6-piece Latin band

Bring your dancing shoes for Mazacote – the 6-piece Latin band

Get rid of the rainy blahs and get yourself down to Granville Island this weekend for the 8th annual Winterruption festival-palooza!

Parlez-Vous Français? You won’t need to speak the language to enjoy Vive Vendredi! a celebration of Francophone flavours, comedy, cinema and music! Savour French food and wine tastings, Juste Pour Rire stand-up comedy, bilingual artists and performers.

Hungry? Street Eats & Beats, featuring Vancouver’s top food trucks, a live dj and local beverages will be under the Granville Street Bridge for two nights only, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $35.

Granville Island loves kids! Visit the Kids Zone to make a mask or make music. Clown around with Ben la Barouette, sing along with Will Stroet and his Backyard Band, and join Mortal Coil’s colourful towering stiltwalkers and The Brotherhood of Brass Band as they wind their way through the streets of Granville Island.

At Performance Works, Coastal Jazz and Blues Society presents amazing music all weekend long.

Love original, local art? You’ll want to spend all weekend visiting exhibits and touring artists’ studios. Join [ART]ifacts: The Granville Island Story, a tour exploring art and culture through a mosaic of eye-catching, unique, historic and innovative creations. Red Hot Press is presented by Dundarave Print Workshop in the Net Loft, Western Canada’s oldest artist run cooperative printmaking studio and gallery, and Emily Carr University along with Opus Art Supplies offer tours and workshops all weekend.

The Island is alive with theatre and dance. See where the magic begins – behind the scenes – in the costume and production shop. Expect the unexpected as some of Vancouver’s favourite dancers pop up in unusual spaces all over the Island, or take the little ones to Dr. Suess’s The Cat in the Hat presented by Carousel Theatre at the Waterfront Theatre.

For further information, please see Winterruption Granville Island.

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