5 things to do on the North Shore this weekend

West Vancouver’s revamped Community Day event, now called Bridge Festival, kicks off this evening at Ambleside Park. The free two-day multicultural celebration will feature a bevy of interactive cultural pavilions, dance and music performances, a parade, food trucks, and a zipline. The festival is running tonight from 4 to 9:30 p.m. and tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Tonight’s your last opportunity to take in this year’s Play Reading Series at Kay Meek Arts Centre, hosted by actor Nicola Cavendish. Tonight at 7 p.m. catch David King’s The Doug MacDougalls – the play showcases an experiment in group identity whereby a man hosts a gathering of men who all have the same name as him – be read and workshopped by a collection of professional actors. Event is pay-what-you-want.

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For the first time ever, Two Lions Public House in North Vancouver will be hosting an evening of burlesque with dancers from the Blue Boa Burlesque Cabaret set to perform this weekend as part of the venue’s Sunday Night Live Series starting at 7 p.m. Tickets: $25

Hey, foodie! The new NOSH Foodie Fest, a weekly food truck event taking place in the west parking lot of Capilano Mall, starts up this month every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There’ll be a new lineup of food trucks every Saturday this month, with tomorrow’s lineup set to include: Buddha-Bus, Japadog, Mama’s Fish & Chips, Mr. Arancino, Mr. Bannock, and Rolling Cashew.

After the Toronto Raptors bested the behemoth Golden State Warriors in Game 1 of the NBA Finals last night, Game 2 is sure to be a doozy this Sunday. North Shore basketballs fans looking to take their fandom to the next level are invited to watch Sunday’s big game on the big screen at Cineplex Odeon Park & Tilford Cinemas. Tickets to the first four games of the series will be available in-person at the theatre’s box office. All Raptors viewing parties are free and limited to two tickets per person, per game.

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