While the smoke and air quality might put a damper on some activities, there’s plenty of other entertainment to be had in the picks of the week…
Rock: Tonight at the Commodore Ballroom, Alice In Chains bring the spirit of grunge back to the stage
Eat: Don’t miss getting a taste of Commercial Drive as Vancouver Foodster’s Tasting Plates visits the East Van neighbourhood’s eateries.
Bard: Make your picks between a brilliant Beatles themed version of As You Like It, or the dramatic Macbeth on the Mainstage, and find Timon of Athens or Lysistrata on the Howard Family Stage at Bard on the Beach 2018, all running into September. Also don’t miss Operas & Arias on August 27th
Gaming: The International – the annual DOTA2 esports tournament has taken over Rogers Arena as teams compete for the record $25million purse.
Politics: Arts of Resistance: Politics and the Past in Latin America, takes a closer look at the political and social significance of Latin American artistic traditions to express political realities, at the Museum of Anthropology until October 8th.
PNE: The 2018 Fair at the PNE is a landmark year as the Fair celebrates the 40th Anniversary of SuperDogs, the Pacific Coliseum’s 50th Anniversary, and the 50th of those Little Donuts, plus the 60th Anniversary of the famed Wooden Roller Coaster.
Nights: The opening of the PNE also kicks off the Summer Nights Concert Series fan picks between free concerts from Goo Goo Dolls, Wilson Philips, Marianas Trench, plus I Love the 90’s ft: Salt-N-Pepa with Spinderella, All-4-One, C&C Music Factory ft Freedom Williams, Young MC.
Cabin: Take a trip to the cabin while staying indoors, at the Vancouver Art Gallery as Cabin Fever an exhibit tracing the history of the North American cabin as an architectural form and a cultural construct, on view until September 30, 2018.
Punt: The BC Lions take the field at BC Place to host Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Things: The Museum of Vancouver’s exhibit Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives, brings the great outdoors, indoors to take a look at the relationship between local plants and animals and the people and places in the city, showing until 2019
Inked: The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Art examines the deep-rooted traditions of Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment, in BODY LANGUAGE: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest an exhibit curated by Dion Kaszas of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation, until January 2019.