The dog days of summer are wrapping up with the start of another heat wave, and plenty of hot picks of the week
Arts: Queer Arts Festival (QAF) 2021 Dispersed – it’s not easy being green, wraps up this Friday, August 13. It’s your last chance to catch the hybrid digital and in-person suite of visual art, performance, music, literary and workshop events in a dispersed format across the Lower Mainland
Music: The Firehall Arts Centre’s Music In The Courtyard series is back for the summer, with more music this week including performances by; Emily Molloy (with opener Cat Madden), Murray Porter, Mohamed Assani Trio and Tonye Aganaba
Tiara: Streaming today, the Kay Meek Arts Centre presents A Something Extra Productions’ Pageant: A Musical Comedy Beauty Contest. A parody of 80s American beauty contests, with a cross-gender casting twist, this online presentation sees the female contestants portrayed by male-identifying actors, all in pursuit of the tiara and the title.
Stage: The Arts Club Theatre summer series of plays brings audiences back to the theatre, with I, Claudia running until August 15th at the Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre, and Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story at Granville Island Stage until August 29th.
Monsoon: The South Asian Arts Society’s sixth annual Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts, comes online until August 31 with a host of digital events, performances, talks and music
Hawaii: This is your last week to take a trip to the tropics as Fly Over Canada presents Hawaii from Above, a soaring, sense-awakening journey over islands, only until August 15th.
Film: Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Vancouver’s second largest film festival and the largest queer arts event in Western Canada, goes on-demand this summer from Thursday, August 12 to Sunday, August 22, 2021.
Art: The Burrard Arts Foundation (BAF) is coming Together Again, presenting an exhibition and fundraising auction, running between August 10th to 24th, in support of BAF alumni artists who have participated in the foundations programming since its inception in 2013.
Digital: The Cultch is reaching across the globe for its latest series – East Van to Edinburgh – bringing five dynamic digital shows from Vancouver to audiences in the UK, Canada, and all around the world from now until August 28, 2021.
Masterpiece: The success of the stunning Imagine Van Gogh: The Immersive Exhibition at Vancouver Convention Centre, has meant it has now been extended to September 7, 2021 giving you even more time to see this amazing spectacle of Van Gogh’s masterpieces
Markets: For your farm fresh produce and supplies Vancouver Farmers Markets at Riley Park, Trout Lake, Kitsilano, West End and Mount Pleasant are now open until the autumn with Downtown opening this week and False Creek market opening soon.
Magic: Running until August 22 at Presentation House Theatre, The Magic Hour is an immersive, walk-through, theatrical experience; a light-charged story of finding beauty in small moments and possibility within domestic isolation.
Gallery: Interior Infinite, The Polygon Gallery’s first feature exhibition curated by Assistant Curator Justin Ramsey, the group show exploring is on view from until September 5, 2021.
Rides: Playland is open Thursdays to Sundays to provide plenty of thrills and fun for the whole family.