What's up in New West? Top 5 picks for this weekend

Looking for something to do this weekend? Summer is rapidly drawing to a close, but the fun isn't over yet - far from it.

It's a busy weekend in New West, so be sure to check out our top picks:

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1. Take your pooch to the 19th annual Doggy Fun Day, where you can both take part in a variety of games and contests, watch demonstrations and more. It’s on Sunday, Aug. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Queen’s Park (on the playing field above the off-leash dog park).


2. Check out the creativity of professional and emerging artists in the 16th annual New West Cultural Crawl, where artists’ studios and venues across the city open their doors on Saturday, Aug. 10 and Sunday, Aug. 11. People of all ages can explore the venues in this free event. Info: newwestculturalcrawl.com.


3. Head to Queen's Park bandshell for Open Stage, a free, family-friendly series offering performances by local emerging artists, light snacks and an open-mic. This free series is on Saturday, Aug. 10, 17 and 24 from noon to 4 p.m. For details, see our feature story here or check out Two Gents of New West on Facebook.


4. Get inspired at PechaKucha on Saturday, Aug. 10 at Massey Theatre. PechaKucha is partnering with New West Pride for Volume 23. Info at www.pechakuchanewwest.com.


5. Explore artwork in the great outdoors at Art in Bloom and the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on Sunday, Aug. 11 from noon to 3 p.m. in the Port Royal Community Garden. You can enjoy tasty tea-party treats, live music and art, and get a complimentary chapeau courtesy of the Mad Hatter. (The park is a short walk away from the Q to Q ferry dock, so why not take a spin on the water while you’re at it?)


Email your Top 5 ideas to calendar@newwestrecord.ca or tmcmanus@newwestrecord.ca. You can also check out our full arts and events listings at www.newwestrecord.ca.

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