Here we are at the last weekend of August…already! There’s still plenty of activities to pick before summer ends
Everything: Movie tonight? Wednesdays in August, Vancouver Civic Theatre’s Sunset Cinema are on the big screen outside the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, this week feature is the swashbuckling Everything Everywhere All At Once
Party: August 26-27, Downtown Vancouver hosts Granville Street Block Party a free two-day street party filling the heart of Granville Entertainment District with food, fun and entertainment.
Pop-Up: Tonight, join in as Music on Main fills the summer night with the joy of live music…outdoors, at Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant Park for summer evenings of music in the park.
Monsoon: Presented by the South Asian Arts Society, the Eighth Annual Monsoon Festival of the Performing Arts continues to August 31st bigger and better than ever.
Market: Part of Monsoon Festival, Punjabi Market Live brings a line up of activities and entertainment to Vancouver’s Punjabi Market for a free day of fun on Sunday August 26
Roar: Orange is the colour as BC Lions host Hamilton Ti-Cats at BC Place on Saturday August 26th
Bard: As Bard on the Beach continues to bring in crowds for its two brilliant mainstage productions; As You Like It is in repertoire with Julius Caesar. From August 19th Goblin: Macbeth takes over the Howard Family Stage already held over for an extra week, now closing September 24
Stars: Theatre Under the Stars takes audiences to school for its 2023 season that is both hilarious and heartwarming, featuring The Prom and Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical, at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, until August 26th
Fair: The end-of-summer tradition, The PNE Fair continues to September 4 with Summer Night Concerts, Super Dogs, Farm Country, Mini Donuts, Drag Stars, Knights of Valor, Monet, The Flying Fools High Dive Show and of course Playland
Porter: APPLAUSE! Musicals in Concert returns this August 25-27 featuring a concert presentation of OUT OF THIS WORLD, a rare Cole Porter Broadway production from 1950.
Opera: Summer Serenades, Vancouver City Opera’s Free Outdoor Concert Series continues through August bringing music to Dr Sun Yat-Sen Courtyard at Noon Fridays, Milton Wong Plaza at Noon Saturdays, Roundhouse Turntable Plaza at Noon Sundays.
Anniversary: Celebrate The Cultch 50th Anniversary at an open house at the historic theatre on Saturday August 26 with free mimosas, snacks, tours of the three theatres, explore The Cultch archives, and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming season.
Gallery: Until November 19th, The Vancouver Art Gallery is showing the landmark exhibition, Parviz Tanavoli: Poets, Locks, Cages – the first major presentation of works by Iranian-born, Vancouver-based artist Parviz Tanavoli in Canada.
Dimension: Until October 15th, The Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents the Vancouver premiere exhibition of The Art of Dimension, a celebration of Haida metalwork practices, and a powerful artistic affirmation of Indigenous knowledge sharing across generations.
Shipyard: Across the lower mainland, the 2023 Shipyards Night Market runs Friday nights until September 15th at the Shipyards in North Vancouver.
Market: A kaleidoscope of colours, fantastical characters, and mouth-watering international foods combine at the 2023 Richmond Night Market, North America’s largest event of its kind runs weekends until October 9, 2023