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The Scout List: Heritage conservation, skilled kite fliers and a bike fest

The British Columbia Kitefliers Association will be gathering kite enthusiasts and spectators for skill demos, displays and kite-making workshops from June 13-14.

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Editor's Note: Globe B.C. has joined forces with Scout Magazine to give you the best of what's happening in Vancouver this weekend. For a full week's worth of listings, head over to the complete Scout List, updated each week.

ENGAGE: Heritage Vancouver has assembled a panel of planners and heritage conservation specialists to address "what features contribute to the character of main streets and how this character can be maintained while allowing main streets to evolve." After the talk, there will be an open discussion. The hope is that feedback on the topic will contribute to the City of Vancouver heritage action plan, which revises how the city manages heritage conservation.

June 12; 7 till 9 p.m.; Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings); www.sfu.ca

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ART: Concurrent is a group show featuring works by local talents such as Fiona Ackerman, Andy Dixon, Jay Senetchko, Gordon Smith, Luke Parnell, Adam Stenhouse, Gary Pearson and many more.

June 11-July 11; 2 till 5 p.m.; Winsor Gallery (258 E 1st Ave.); www.winsorgallery.com

FLY: Cross your fingers for a bit of wind this weekend. The British Columbia Kitefliers Association will be gathering kite enthusiasts and spectators for skill demos, displays and kite-making workshops, as well as music and refreshments.

June 13-14; 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.; Vanier Park; www.bcka.bc.ca

NIGHT MARKETS: Wandering a carnival, festival or night market on a summer evening can be magical. This weekend there are several options to choose from.

Richmond Night Market: Friday and Saturday (7 p.m. till midnight); Sunday (7 till 11 p.m.); 8351 River Rd; $2.75; www.richmondnightmarket.com

International Summer Night Market: Friday and Saturday (6 p.m. till 11 p.m.), Sunday (6 till 10 p.m.); 12631 Vulcan Way; free; www.summernightmarket.com

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Shipyards Night Market: 5 till 10 p.m.; Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver; www.northshoregreenmarkets.com

RIDE: Velopalooza is a two-week community-run bike fest. With close to 70 events planned, this is a good time to get your bike out of hibernation. You can participate in the Heron Ride & Picnic, something called Soft Serve Sunday, or just take an easy seawall cycle. Saturday is the World Naked Bike Ride.

June 12-28; various times and locations; free; www.velopalooza.ca

ITALIAN DAY: Sunday is Italian Day on Commercial Drive. Walk through the gentle haze of incense and curbside barbecue smoke, to enjoy some scoops of gelato, good coffee, and tables, booths and performances showcasing Italian art. This is a car-free event.

June 14; noon till 8 p.m.; Commercial Drive (Venables to Grandview); free; www.italianday.ca

WATCH: The Vancouver International Film Festival and Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival have combined forces. The Best of Hot Docs brings together a compelling lineup of 10 documentary films – come out smarter, cooler and full of popcorn.

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June 12-16; various times; Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St); $12 a show or three-packs for $27; www.viff.org

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