Seven things to do Aug. 10-16: Crankworx, Vancouver International Guitar Festival, Beach House, and more


When: Aug. 10-19

Where: Whistler

Tickets and info:

A global celebration tour of world class mountain biking and its culture featuring stops in Rotorua, New Zealand; Innsbruck, Austria; Les Gets, France; and Whistler, where it all began. You can enjoy top athletes in events at Whistler Mountain Bike Park and more. With everything from crowning the king and queen of the Crankworx tour to the triple crown of slopestyle, and all manner of youth categories, it’s big fun for all.

Vancouver International Guitar Festival exhibition floor. 2017 [PNG Merlin Archive]

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Vancouver International Guitar Festival in 2017.

Vancouver International Guitar Festival

When: Aug. 11-12

Where: Creekside Community Centre, Olympic Village and Sarah McLachlan School of Music.

Tickets and info: From $10,

A multi-day celebration of the stringed-instrument experience being crafted in B.C. by master luthiers, musicians and music educators. Features a large exhibition of both acoustic and electric instruments, demonstrations, concerts and more. Two live events include an all-star guitar pull ($39.50, Aug. 10, 7 p.m.) with a staggering lineup including Don Alder, Itamar Erez, Mark Lemaire, David Martone, Adam Miller, François Pelletier, Paul Pigat, Terry Robb and Claus Boesser-Ferrari; as well as blues innovator Harry Manx ($39.50, Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m.). Don’t forget the master classes. If you like to play, or listen, this is a great event.

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Source:: Vancouver Sun

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