– visit Vanier Park for Bard On The Beach now presenting Taming Of The Shrew, Macbeth, Merry Wives of Windsor and King John.
– head outside every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night this summer visit one of the three night markets in Richmond and Vancouver. Summer Night Market runs until September 16th on Vulcan Way, Richmond Night Market has a new home near Bridgeport Station at River Rock Resort and Chinatown Night Market is at home in downtown Vancouver.
– spend your summer days at one of Vancouver’s great Farmer’s Markets; Main Street on Wednesdays, West End and Trout Lake Markets on Saturdays with Kitsilano Market on Sundays
– at Vancouver Art Gallery : Offsite on West Georgia at the Shangri-la Hotel courtyard, until Sept 16th, is a large scale wooden tableau by Kota Ezawa
– The Vancouver Art Gallery indoors welcomes it’s summer exhibit, Collecting Matise and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore, highlighting one of the foremost private collections of early European Modernism. Meanwhile Beat Nation showcases the Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture, and the Gallery’s exhibition Emily Carr and the Theatre of Transcendence continues all summer as does their ‘Next Series of New Artists from the Pacific Rim‘ – Fifth Night by Yang Fudong, a multi-channel video installation. Again, Again, Again is a exhibit of artists using repetitive or serial images taken from the Gallery’s permanent collections, Spiritlands: t/here: Marian Penner Bancroft Selected Photo Works 1975-2000, a photo exhibit by the Vancouver photographer. Through A Glass, Darkly offers diverse perspectives on perception with specific reference to memory and loss.
– see the bright lights at MOV: Museum of Vancouver with their ongoing exhibit Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver & step back to examine the Art Deco Chic – glamour between the wars or just take a look back to summer 2011 to Reading The Riot Boards, a display of 15 of the post-Stanley Cup Final riot messages written on the boards covering broken windows downtown.
– get on your rollerskates for some camp good times at Xanadu at the Arts Club Theatre until August 4th. The Alter Boyz, ‘raise the praise’ at the Revue Stage until September 1st and Buddy:The Buddy Holly Story is rocking and rolling the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until August 26th
– dinner and laughter, go together perfectly at The Giggle Dam Theatre with Cabin Fever at Lake Beaver now playing
Thursday July 19th
– at the River Rock Theatre is the site for The Price Is Right Live, hosted by Jerry Springer, wrapping up on Sunday
– head out to Mission for music from 6 continents and the 7 seas at the Mission Folk Music Festival, on until Sunday.
– The Neanderthal Arts Festival and The Tomorrow Collective present Brief Encounters, at The Cultch, an interdisciplinary performance series designed to fuse genres and push artistic boundaries
– The Vancouver Canadians start a 5 game homestand against Spokane Indians
– Strung Out is at the Biltmore Cabaret
– Chocolate Milk! Vancouver’s classic house and dance night is Thursday nights at Shine
– Thursday nights at Oasis On Davie means 90?s tunes and sexy shadow dancers for Escapade
– it’s Dirty Thursday at Junction Pub
Friday July 20th
– Richmond International and Media Arts Festival gets underway with a 3 day city-wide celebration of arts and culture through film, music and multimedia performances.
– BC Lions celebrate Brent Johnson night as he’s honoured with the Ring Of Honour before they take on the Edmonton Eskimos
– The Biltmore Cabaret hosts an early show with The Spits onstage
– Three Inches of Blood will have the music flowing at The Vogue Theatre
– hopefully the sun gods continue to reign as Florence & The Machine perform at Deer Lake Park (provided her vocal injury allows her to continue)
– watch for a haze in the air around the Commodore Ballroom as Snoop Dogg plays an early and late show.
– at Ginger 62 it’s Friday Socielle with Tristan Garner
– the fabulouse Symone glams up Oasis on Davie for some drag, dinner and Dressing On The Side followed this week by the return of DJ Adam Dreaddy’s Fag.Friday in it’s new home.
– this weeks Stereotypes at Celebrities it’s Tristional
Saturday July 21st
– enjoy some summer fun on the 2nd Annual Van City Buzz Boat Cruise
– Vancouver Pride activities are starting off this weekend with the annual Picnic In The Park
– Youth Lagoon are at Venue for an early show
– The legend Neil Diamond is at Rogers Arena
– another early show happening at The Biltmore welcomes King Tuff
– The Coathangers (Atl, GA) and Pleasure Cruise are at The Waldorf along with Dead Ghosts
– Los Furios with Easy Big Fella are at The Cobalt 917 Main Street
– Junction Pub welcomes Carlotta Gurl for her Absolut’ly Drag-u-lous Saturday night show
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