PLAY­ING HOOKY

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A year-round playlist of ac­tiv­i­ties, sport­ing events and live con­certs makes this one of the best places in town for en­ter­tain­ment. Start the party at the Chan Cen­tre, a stun­ning land­mark de­signed by in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned ar­chi­tect Bing Thom. The con­cert hall is of­ten cited as one of the world’s best, and is de­signed to make you feel like you’re in­side a mu­si­cal in­stru­ment. On Jun. 26, the world-fa­mous Glenn Miller Or­ches­tra (page 70) gets feet tap­ping there with play­ful swing and jazz tunes like “Chat­tanooga Choo Choo” and “Tuxedo Junc­tion.” Come for the mu­sic, stay for the bowties. Head over to the Uni­ver­sity Golf Club (page 81) and take your best swing at a pub­lic golf course that’s been rated #1 by lo­cal news­pa­per read­ers for 10 years in a row, or race to the top of the climb­ing wall in­side The Nest, the spec­tac­u­lar new stu­dent union build­ing. Make sure to check out the Beaty Bio­di­ver­sity Mu­seum’s (page 74) blue whale skele­ton, dra­mat­i­cally sus­pended in mid-air—one of only 21 on pub­lic dis­play in the world—then ex­plore the labyrinth of plant and an­i­mal ex­hibits hid­den be­low. Need to pick up sou­venirs? The UBC Book­store (page 28) is fully stocked with cozy cloth­ing, the lat­est in lit­er­a­ture, and end­less gift op­tions that en­sure your re­turn home is met with de­light.

PHOTO BY MARTIN TRESSLER

The im­pres­sive Chan Shun Con­cert Hall in the Chan Cen­tre

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