Mid-August and the annual smokey overlay above the city is upon us, there’s lots of entertainment to keep you indoors and out of the poor air.
Jericho: It’s the final weekend of Ensemble Theatre Company Summer Repertory Festival the trio of plays at Jericho Arts Centre: Dark Road by Ian Rankin, A Few Good Men by Aaron Sorkin & The Beauty Queen of Leenane wraps up August 17th.
Synth: Show a little respect as Erasure takes the stage at The Orpheum Theatre tonight, August 15th.
Festies: The Vancouver Queer Film Festival also wraps up this weekend but not before many more days of world class films.
Laugh: Visit one of the best patios in Vancouver, the Neil McRae Bar at the Improv Centre on Granville Island and while you’re there get a good laugh a at Vancouver Theatresports League zany improv antics when you check out the fun at Avocado Toast or stay for the late night show WTF – What The Fun!
Kicks: Whitecaps FC hope to continue the forward momentum into the playoffs as they host NY Red Bulls on Saturday
Tyrant: Enjoy the August line-up of comedy and jazz at Tyrant Studios Summer Lounge Series: Friday Jazz & The Comic Strip Saturdays
Cabaret: Fabulist Theatre presents Our Time: An Empowerment Cabaret, a celebration of women in stories and songs from the suffragette to the #MeToo movement
Rock: It’s the weekend to Rock Ambleside Park, as it welcomes a bevy of classic rock acts, including Loverboy, Lee Aaron, Trooper, Chilliwack, Nazareth and more on Aug 17, 18, & 19.
PNE: The 2018 Fair at the PNE opens this weekend, this year the Fair celebrates the40th Anniversary of SuperDogs, the Pacific Coliseum’s 50th Anniversary and 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 Boyz II Men and Air Supply this Saturday and Sunday
Music: The CBC Musical Nooners are back for another year, bringing lunch time music to the outdoor CBC Plaza on Hamilton Street
Dine: Provence Marinaside’s Tomato Festival picks the best of the summer’s crop and brings it to your plate through the month of August
Resist: Until October 8th at MOA, Arts of Resistance: Politics and the Past in Latin America, invites visitors to take a closer look at the political and social significance of Latin American artistic traditions to express political realities.
Exhibit: Experience a visit to the cabin and stay 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.
As well, David Milne: Modern Painting on until September 9th, offers highlights of Milne’s half-century career, which took him from New York City, to the battlefields of Northern France and Belgium, and back to the wilderness of Canada and the US.
Wild: The Museum of Vancouver latest 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
Bard: Make your picks between a brilliant Beatles themed version of As You Like It, now extended until September 28, 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