Picks of the Week – July 5, 2017

If you’re not too worn out from your Canada Day long weekend, there’s still plenty to do in the picks of the week to keep you entertained

Kicks: Tonight, watch for fireworks as Whitecaps FC play host to NYC FC and it’s star studded roster at BC Place at 7pm.

Charity: Play some bingo, win some prizes, donate to charity while supporting Friends for Life, sounds simple? It is, all at Jukebox Bingo with Mina Mercury, Misty Meadows and retro tunes from DJ Del Stamp on Wednesday evening at Celebrities.

Shakespeare:  Bard on the Beach is under the tents at Vanier Park, Much Ado About Nothing and The Winter’s Tale are on the BMO Mainstage with The Merchant of Venice and Two Gentlemen of Verona in previews on the Howard Family Stage.

Front: Fridays on Front is a new evening market experience on Front Street in New Westminster; food, artisans, entertainment and more

Park: The 2017 edition of FVDED in the Park fills Holland Park in Surrey with great music from The Chainsmokers, Wiz Khalifa, Dillon Francis, Ty Dolla $ign and many more, Friday and Saturday

Victoria: More music can be found across the pond, The Phillips Backyard Weekender kicks into gear with music from headliners Common Kings, Cake, Current Swell, plus many more over three days; July 7-9.

Party: Saturday, the annual Khatsahlano Street Party takes over 4th Avenue in Kits for a day-long party of shopping, Food Trucks, family entertainment and music from The Zolas, The Courtneys, D.O.A and more

Eat: The Third Annual Taco Fest brings food fans out to Swangard Stadium on Saturday to witness The Ring of Fire Eating Competition, musical entertainment, food vendors and merchants

Stage: The Arts Club Theatre Company stages are loaded with entertainment; Million Dollar Quartet at The Stanley Stage, extended until July 16th, Hand To God at The Goldcorp Stage, until June 25th and Bittergirl The Musical running until July 29th at Granville Island Stage

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