Looking for something to do besides taking in an Olympic sport during the games?
Vancouver’s hottest clubs will be throwing Olympic parties with some of the world’s best DJs every night starting on February 12th.
Top Vancouver 2010 venues include…Republic, Bar None, Pop Opera, Venue, Au Bar, Gossip, Forum Sports Bar, The Modern, Celebrities, Shine and Canvas Lounge. Most of these are ticketed affairs so check your local listings and websites for availability. Prices range from 10 bucks to almost a hundred!!
Tons of other digital music and interactive shows called “CODE Live” are being put on by the Cultural Olympiad 2010. All performances are at 577 Great Northern Way in Vancouver.
From not so free to completely free, the Richmond O-Zone is expected to be a popular place to spend an evening. The O-Zone is biggest celebration of Games covering 60 acres in the heart of Richmond just minutes from the new Canada Line, stretching from Richmond City Hall to Minoru Park. Bands like Our Lady Peace, Hawksley Workman, Bedouin Soundclash, Tokyo Police Club and Wintersleep headline the affair. The centrepiece of the party will be Holland Heineken House. The main hall will serve double duty as a venue for celebrating Dutch athletes, and a nightclub capable of hosting 4,000 partygoers. Lots of food on hand and of course Heineken Beer. However, the beer is not free.
For more information, visit www.richmondozone.ca.
Other party spots include Yaletown where LiveCity is shutting down Mainland and Hamilton Streets to cars, creating a pedestrian thoroughfare that connects to David Lam Park. The park will feature big names on the main stage with the likes of Wilco, Alexisonfire, the Sam Roberts Band and Blue Rodeo. Giant screens will show highlights of Olympic Winter Games sport coverage.
Another LiveCity location can be found at the old bus depot across the street from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. It will feature giant screens and live performances as well. http://olympichostcity.vancouver.ca/events/livecity/
The Molson Canadian Hockey House is proving to be a hot ticket. The Barenaked Ladies will be performing. A day pass is 99 bucks, but for the all-out experience it will cost 450!! Go to www.molsoncanadianhockeyhouse.com for more details.
Vancouver’s Granville Island will be home to Place de la Francophonie, House of Switzerland and Atlantic Canada House. Don’t forget to take a ride on the new streetcar!
Grouse Mountain will remain open 24 hours a day during the games, offering snow sports and alpine recreation, including night skiing.