September 2018 – Things To Do In Vancouver

Artisan Farmers’ Markets; many markets Saturdays & Sundays; artisanmarkets.ca

Off the Eaten Track:  Culinary Walking Tours; offtheeatentracktours.com

Vancouver Farmers Markets; many farmers markets Saturdays & Sundays; eatlocal.org

Punjabi Market Tour – Saturdays until Sept. 22nd, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm; 6655 Main St.

Sept. 1st – The Stage, The Centre, 777 Homer St.; comedy, martial arts and suspense from Beijing China; ticketstonight.ca

Sept 1st – 2nd – Vancouver Latin American Film Festival; various venues; vlaff.org

Sept.1st – 3rd – The Fair, Pacific National Exhibition, Hastings Park; https://www.pne.ca/thefair/

Sept. 1st –  22nd – Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; Vanier Park; Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens; Lysistrata; bardonthebeach.org

Sept. 6th – 16th – Big Sister, Revue Stage, Granville Island; one woman comedy about the relationship of two sisters and what happens when one of them changes; vancouverfringe.com

Sept. 6th – 16th – Vancouver Fringe Festival. Granville Island and other venues; over 100 different theatre artists and companies; vancouverfringe.com

Sept. 6th – 16th – The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, The Cultch; adaptation of the movie about  fashion designer who becomes obsessed by a model; vancouverfringe.com

Sept. 6th – 20th – Marion Bridge, Kay Meek Theatre, West Vancouver; play by Daniel MacIvor; kaymeek.com

Sept. 6th – Oct. 7th – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time; Stanley Theatre, Arts Club;winner of 2015 Tony award for best play; artsclub.com

Sept 7th – 30th – The Life of Galileo; Jericho Arts Centre; by Bertold Brecht; united-players.com

Sept. 7th – Oct. 6th – Kim’s Convenience, Pacific Theatre; pacifictheatre.org

Sept. 8th – Savour Summer Festival, River District; entertainment, market, local food trucks; free; riverdistrict.ca/savoursummer

Sept. 13th – 29th – Japanese Problem; Hastings Park Livestock Building; award-winning, site-responsive experience about the Japanese Canadian incarceration at Hastings Park; japaneseproblem.ca

Sept. 14th – Dec. 15th – Patricia Piccinini’s CURIOUS IMAGININGS at the Patricia Hotel – immersive art installation; https://www.vancouverbiennale.com/event/patricia-piccininis-curious-imaginings-exhibit-at-the-patricia-hotel/

Sept. 19th – 30th – Tales of an Urban Indian; Presentation House Theatre, North Vancouver; phtheatre.org

Sept. 20th – 22nd – Negredo Hotel; The Cultch; modern opera; thecultch.com

Sept. 20th – Oct. 20th – Mustard, Granville Island Stage, Arts Club; darkly comic tale about growing up; artsclub.com

Sept. 25th – 30th – The Book of Mormon, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Broadway Across Canada; outrageous musical comedy; ticketmaster.ca

Sept. 25th – Oct. 6th – Kamloopa; The Cultch; high energy Indigenous matriarchal story follows two urban Indigenous sisters and a lawless trickster who face the world head-on as they come to terms with what it means to honour who they are and where they come from; thecultch.com

Sept 26th – Michio Kaku, Why physics is pretty much the key to everything; Chan Centre, UBC, University of BC Lecture Series – Connects; ubc.ca/ubcconnects

Sept. 26th – 29th – Beckett 18: it all…ah well; Frederic Wood Theatre, UBC; showcases four pieces from Beckett; theatrefilm.ubc.ca

Sept. 27th – Oct. 6th – Les Belles-Soeurs; Gateway Theatre, Richmond; by Michel Tremblay and produced by Ruby Slippers Theatre; gatewaytheatre.com

Sept. 27th – Oct. 12th – Vancouver International Film Festival, various venues; viff.org

Sept. 27th – Oct. 14th – Incognito Mode; A Play About Porn; Studio58; neworldtheatre.com; ticketstonight.ca

Sept. 29th – Sr. Santa J. Ono, President of UBC – The Art of the Cello: Recital and Lecture, UBC Old Auditorium, 8:15, The Vancouver Institute, Free Saturday Evening Lectures; http://vancouverinstitute.ca

 

 

 

 

 

August 2018 – Things To Do In Vancouver

Artisan Farmers’ Markets; many markets Saturdays & Sundays; artisanmarkets.ca

Off the Eaten Track:  Culinary Walking Tours; offtheeatentracktours.com

Vancouver Farmers Markets; many farmers markets Saturdays & Sundays; eatlocal.org

Every week to Aug. 21st – Evo Summer Cinema: Stanley Park, Ceperley Meadow, Second Beach; free lawn seating; freshaircinema.ca

Movies at Sundown, Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza; bring lawn chair and a blanket; free; downtownvancouver.net/movienight

Outdoor Summer Movie Series, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza; films start at dusk; free; vancouvercivictheatres.com

August 1st – 12th – Mamma Mia!; Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA.; artsclub.com

August 1st – 17th – 6th Annual Summer Repertory Festival; Jericho Arts Centre; ensembletheatrecompany.ca

August 1st – 18th – Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) – Cinderella and 42nd Street alternate, 8:00 pm; tuts.ca

August 1st – Sept. 22nd – Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; Vanier Park; Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens; Lysistrata; bardonthebeach.org

August 4th – 5th – Powell Street Festival; Powell Street area;  http://www.powellstreetfestival.com/2018-powell-street-festival-lineup/

August 5th – 40th Annual Pride Parade – 12:00 – 3:00 pm; Robson, Denman Streets and Beach Avenue; activities at Sunset Park.

Aug. 9th – 19th – Monsoon Festival of the Performing Arts; spotlight on South Asian theatre; monsoonartsfest.ca

Aug. 9th – 19th – Vancouver Queer Film Festival; more than 70 films from 15 countries; queerfilmfestival.ca

Aug. 11th – Burnaby Blues & Roots Festival, Deer Lake Park; 3:00 pm; livenation.com

Aug. 11th – Shipped Waterfront Festival; The Shipyards, North Vancouver; noon – 10 pm; four stages of live entertainment; free; shippedfestival.com

Aug. 11th – Vancouver Mural Festival, The Park Show, Jonathon Rogers Park; livenation.com

Aug. 11th & 12th – Harmony Arts Festival, Ambleside, West Vancouver; a variety of free events and activities; craft booths; harmonyarts.ca

Aug. 11th, 25th & Sept. 8th – Savour Summer Festival, River District; entertainment, market, local food trucks; free; riverdistrict.ca/savoursummer

Aug. 15th – RCMP Musical Ride; Swanguard Stadium, 5:00 to 9:00 pm; burnaby.ca

Aug. 15th – 29th – Coal Harbour Music Festival; PAL Studio; performances by jazz artists; Theatre;ticket.artspoints.com/events; palstudiotheatre.com

Aug. 16th – 25th – Tremors Festival of Emerging Talent; Italian Cultural Centre; 3 exciting Canadian playwrights presented by Rumble Theatre; rumble.org

August 18th – Sept. 3rd – The Fair, Pacific National Exhibition, Hastings Park; https://www.pne.ca/thefair/

Outside of Vancouver but worth the trip:

August 16th – 19th – Festival of the Written Arts, Sechelt (one ferry ride); http://writersfestival.ca/

 

 

July 2018 – Things To Do In Vancouver

Artisan Farmers’ Markets; many markets Saturdays & Sundays; artisanmarkets.ca

Off the Eaten Track:  Culinary Walking Tours; offtheeatentracktours.com

Vancouver Farmers Markets; many farmers markets Saturdays & Sundays; eatlocal.org

July 1st – July 29th – Once, Granville Island Stage, Arts Club; A Dublin street musician is struggling through heartbreak and frustrated with his songs when he chances upon a girl who challenges him to go for his dream; artsclub.com

July 1st – August 12th – Mamma Mia!; Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA.; artsclub.com

July 1st – August 18th – Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) – Cinderella and 42nd Street alternate, 8:00 pm; tuts.ca

July 1st – Sept. 22nd – Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; Vanier Park; Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens; Lysistrata; bardonthebeach.org

July 5th – 15th – Indian Summer; venues across Vancouver; comtemporary multi-arts festival; indiansummerfest.ca

July 7th – Khatsahlano Street Party from Burrard to Macdonald, 11:00 am; khatsahlano.com

July 7th & 8th – Sondheim’s Side by Side, Vancouver Academy of Music, 1270 Chestnut Street; pay-what-you-can; eventbrite.ca

July 8th & 22nd – Ladner Village Market -from 10:00 am – best farmer’s market around; https://ladnervillagemarket.com

July 8th – Pakistan Festival 2018; Vancouver Art Gallery, 12:00 pm; stalls, booths & tents, handicrafts, music, cuisine; pakistanfestival.com

July 10th and every week to Aug. 21st – Evo Summer Cinema: Stanley Park, Ceperley Meadow, Second Beach; free lawn seating; freshaircinema.ca

July 10th – Hycroft en Blanc, 1489 McRae Avenue, 6:00 pm – wear white, $55/$60; uwcvancouver.ca

July 10th – 15th – Les Miserables, Queen Elizabeth Theatre; ticketmaster.ca; vancouver.broadway.com

July 12th – August 17th – 6th Annual Summer Repertory Festival; Jericho Arts Centre; ensembletheatrecompany.ca

June 2018 – Things To Do in Vancouver

Artisan Farmers’ Markets; many markets Saturdays & Sundays; artisanmarkets.ca

Off the Eaten Track:  Culinary Walking Tours; offtheeatentracktours.com

Vancouver Farmers Markets; many farmers markets Saturdays & Sundays; eatlocal.org

June 1st – 8th – The Cake; Pacific Theatre; wedding cake for two brides; pacifictheatre.org

June 1st – 9th – C’mon, Angie!, Firehall Arts Centre; questions of consent after a one-night stand; firehallartscentre.ca

June 1st  – 9th – Tolkien; Pacific Theatre; J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis pushed eacch other’s imagingations; pacifictheatre.org

June 1st – August 12th – Mamma Mia!; Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA.; artsclub.com

June 2nd & 3rd – The 26th West of Main Art Walk; 11:00 to 5:00; wide range of artists living west of Main;  free; artistsinourmidst.com

June 2nd – 24th – Nell Gwyn, Jericho Arts Centre; the Puritans have run away and Nell Gwyn is rising as an actress; unitedplayers.com

June 4th – Michael Ondaatje in conversation with David Chariandy; St Andrew’s Wesley United Church, Nelson St.; 7:30; theatrewire.com; writersfest.bc.ca

June 6th – Sept. 22nd – Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; Vanier Park; Macbeth, As You Like It, Timon of Athens; Lysistrata; bardonthebeach.org

June 13th – Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon: Searching for the Soul of Vancouver; Vancouver Playhouse, 7:30; 7 short presentations with discussion after; http://www.ticketstonight.ca/includes/events/index.cfm?action=displayDetail&eventid=17497

June 14th – July 29th – Once, Granville Island Stage, Arts Club; A Dublin street musician is struggling through heartbreak and frustrated with his songs when he chances upon a girl who challenges him to go for his dream; artsclub.com

 

 

 

 

May 2018 – Things To Do In Vancouver

May 1st – 5th – Misery, Granville Island Stage, Arts Club Theatre; based on Stephen King’s chilling thriller; artsclub.com

May 1st – 5th – Metis Mutt, Firehall Theatre; firehallartscentre.ca

May 1st – 6th – Me and You, BMO Theatre Centre, Arts Club; comedy that gives a unique face to sisterhood; artsclub.com

May 1st – 25th – The History of the World, York Theatre; thecultch.com

May 2nd – 19th – The Cherry Orchard, Jericho Arts Centre; presented by the Smoking Gun Collective; jerichoartscentre.com

May 3rd – 5th – Friends of the Vancouver Public Library: Spring Used Book Sale; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; vpl.ca/events

May 3rd – 5th – The Lawyer Show 2018:  The Drowsy Chaperone, Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island; carouseltheatre.ca

May 3rd – 13th – DOXA Documentary Film Festival; various venues; doxafestival.ca

May 4th – Beverley McLachlin; UBC Robson Square; former Chief Justice of Canada talks about her debut novel; writersfest.bc.ca

May 4th – 28th – Crafted Vancouver – throughout the city; craftedvancouver.com

May 5th-6th – Got Craft? Spring Edition, Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph St.; curated boutique event; gotcraft.com/event

May 8th – 12th – Bears, The Cultch Historic Theatre; a comedy about the Kinder Morgan Pipeline; from Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts and Punctuate! Theatre; thecultch.com

May 8th – 12th – Des Arbres, Studio 16, 1545 W. 7th; funny and eye-opeining; seizieme.ca

May 8th – 19th – The Best Brothers; Kay Meek Centre, West Vancouver; two middle-aged sons bicker over mother’s funeral arrangements and her personal effects; kaymeekcentre.com

May 8th – 27th – Wet; Russian Hall, 600 Campbell Ave; Canadian soldier returns home to her husband and young daughter; theatrewire.com

May 9th – Incite: New Fiction to Fall For, Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch; 7:30 pm; free; sneak peek at some of this season’s most buzzworthy fiction; writers-fest.bc.ca

May 9th – 12th – Into the Woods; Centennial Theatre, North Vancouver; North Shore light Opera Society; nslos.com

May 10th – 19th – Molly Misbegotten, Havana Theatre, intimate coming of age drama; mtstheatre.com

May 10th – 26th – Marion Bridge, Kay Meek Centre, West Vancouver; stars Nicola Cavendish; artsclub.com

May 10th – 26th – Shirley Valentine; Deep Cove Shaw Theatre; North Vancouver; first-impressionstheatre.com

May 10th – July 8th – Mamma Mia!; Stanley Theatre, Arts Club; smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA.; artsclub.com

May 11th – June 9th – Tolkien; Pacific Theatre; J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis pushed eacch other’s imagingations; pacifictheatre.org

May 17th – 27th – Les Filles Du Roi (The King’s Daughters), York theatre; trilingual musical set in the 17th Century; thecultch.com

May 17th – June 8th – The Cake; Pacific Theatre; wedding cake for two brides; pacifictheatre.org

May 23rd – 26th – Contes Cruels (Cruel Tales), Firehall Arts Centre; multi-disciplinary piece; firehallartscentre.ca