Slavic Weekend brings borscht and bigus to Kitsilano

Jun 10 2016, 12:11 am

Slavic cuisine and culture are coming to Kitsilano this weekend, when the Palmes Performing Society hosts a weekend of Slav and Russian heritage.

Slavic Weekend events kick off on Saturday with Slavic Day, showcasing the folk culture of 14 Slavic countries and their native dishes, including cabbage rolls and bigus.

Festivities will also include presentations on the history of the region and a chance to learn and sing Slavic songs and dances.

Slavic food will be on offer at Slavic Weekend, including borscht, bigus and cabbage rolls (Palmes Performing Society)

Slavic food will be on offer at Slavic Weekend, including borscht, bigus and cabbage rolls (Palmes Performing Society)

On Sunday, the Russian community will celebrate Russia Day, inviting everyone to taste the best of Russian hospitality and try some real Borscht while dancing the Khorovod.

Both events are all ages, from midday until 7 pm. Tickets are available on the door, priced at $15 for each day, including a $10 food coupon.

Slavic Weekend 

Where: Palmes Performing Society – 2114 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver

When: Slavic Day on Saturday, June 11, from noon to 7 pm; Russian Day on Sunday, June 12, from noon to 7 pm

Tickets: Available on the door, priced $15 for each day, including $10 food coupon

More info: On palmetheatre.com, Facebook or email [email protected]