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2010 VANCOUVER OLYMPICS
Join our Vancouver stringer, Celeste Moure, for daily happenings from the host city.
If you’ve been checking this spot for my daily posts from Vancouver, you’ve already read about a few free activities happening around town. Here’s another one not to miss out on: LiveCity Yaletown and LiveCity Downtown are two outdoor venues that are offering free entertainment and educational activities as well as highlights of Winter Games sport coverage and medals presentations on giant screens. Morning and afternoons are popular with families, who get to meet Olympic heroes during an interactive speaker series. Come nighttime the city's hipsters descend upon the Yaletown venue, which is located on the water’s edge at David Lam Park, to take in a show by the likes of Wilco, Constantines, and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. Nearby is Opus, the city’s decidedly hip hotel popular with Hollywood celebs like Ben Affleck, international rock stars, and well-heeled execs. The hotel features a modern bistro and bar, a retro groove lounge (think egg stools and seating cubes in vibrant patterns), and 96 guestrooms designed in five distinct lifestyle-inspired décor schemes. Opus Bar, with its living room atmosphere complete with a modern fireplace-like amber wall, is a great place for a cocktail before an evening concert.
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