Picks of the Week – September 11, 2019

Don’t let a bit of wet weather this week put a damper on the last weeks of summer fun and outdoor events in the picks of the week

Bard: There’s not much time to catch the 30th season of Bard on the Beach before it closes September 21 at Vanier Park with Taming of the Shrew and Shakespeare in Love on the Mainstage and Coriolanus on the Howard Family Stage.

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

Blooms: The second Chilliwack Sunflower Festival closes this weekend September 15th, head out to the Fraser Valley community to catch a total of 20 colourful acres of flowers.

North: The Great White North meets the Land of Fire and Ice as Flyover Canada welcomes Flyover Iceland to the cinematic adventure until October 20

School: Hit the books and laughs as Back to School Theatresports comes to The Improv Centre on Granville Island, Tuesdays to Saturdays from until October 12.

Legends: The Whitecaps’ annual Legends & Stars match has become a fall tradition, for the third year Whitecaps alumni are joined by tv and film stars on the pitch for a match supporting Whitecaps FC community charities, on September 14th.

Pitch: After the Legends & Stars are off the pitch, Whitecaps FC play host to Houston Dynamo at BC Place Saturday evening.

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival celebrates tea

Moon: Celebrate the second largest festival in the Chinese calendar at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden on Friday, September 13th. The 2019 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival brings 4000 years of history to the garden in a celebration of tea and moonlight.

Puppets: Museum of Anthropology’s Shadows, Strings and Other Things features a broad array of puppets, old and new, from 15 countries across Asia, Europe, and the Americas until October 14

Festival: Vancouver Fringe Festival continues to bring arts, theatre and experiences to Vancouver stages until September 15.

Music: The Westward Music Festival brings 4 days of music to stages around Vancouver September 12 – 15, including the free Yaletown Street Party, Friday and Saturday.

“NRITYA” by La Caramelita Flamenco Company (France)

Dance: The Vancouver International Flamenco Festival, brings rhythm and global artists to the stages of the city in one of North America’s only celebrations of flamenco.

Art:  The Vancouver Art Gallery dives into its permanent collection to present Robert Rauschenberg 1965–1980, an exhibition of important but rarely seen works by the prolific twentieth-century American artist, until October

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