VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) Plenty to do this weekend, why not chase some cheese down the side of a mountain in Whistler? How about a freak show at the Rio Theatre? Celebrate Brazil on Granville street for free.

The Vancouver Flea Market Antique Show is on Saturday. Browse through 365 tables of all kinds of sale items. Tickets are just a dollar.

Celebrate of Brazilfest today. Enjoy some live music, samba, soccer, percussion, capoeira, Brazilian food, and kids’ activities. Its on Granville Street, between Dunsmuir and Robson.

If fashion is your thing, check out Viva Portobello on this weekend, Over 30 Portobello West vendors take over Granville Street, this one is free

Contra Dance is on Saturday night in Kitsilano at St. James Hall. Claire Zucker calls the dances in an evening that features the music of Steam! and the Vancouver Contra Dance Open Band is playing.

Who wouldn’t want to chance cheese down a hill? On Saturday, head to Whistler for the popular Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival. Highlights include uphill races, cheese bowling, cheese Twister, cheese seminars, and kids’ activities. And the best part, admission is free.


While you’re in Whistler, stop at Crankworx on this weekend. It’s the world’s largest freeride mountain-bike festival that attracts hundreds of athletes, from elite World Cup downhill racers and top freeride stars to ambitious the amateurs.

The BC Lions take on the Roughriders on Sunday at BC Place at 4 p.m.

Check out Hellzapoppin: A Sideshow Revue at the Rio Theatre today. its a Vaudeville-freak show featureing sword swallower and a  Wonder Dog,

Double Shutter Images hosts a two-hour workshop that provides instruction on composition, focus, framing, and lighting. bring your own camera with fully charged batteries and walking shoes. Email for more information. This is at the Britannia Mine Museum.

Vancouver’s 39th annual Chariot Fest of India is on Sunday featuring a free vegetarian feast, live theatre, music and dancing, vegetarian-cooking demos, children’s-fun tents, and a parade.