The last week of August brings plenty of activities to partake in these picks of the week.
Music: The Firehall Arts Centre’s Music In The Courtyard series continues with more music this week including performances by; Ophelia Falling, Quatuor André Lachance, three performers come together for Electronic Night and Brad Turner Quartet
Tiara: Today is the last chance to stream A Something Extra Productions’ Pageant: A Musical Comedy Beauty Contest, presented by the Kay Meek Arts Centre. 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: Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story runs at Granville Island Stage until August 29th as part of The Arts Club Theatre summer series of plays
Carnaval: This week finds dance, diversity and the sounds of Latin America filling the roster for the hybrid live/digital Carnaval del Sol
Pop-up: Thursday Music on Main’s summer pop up concerts in Mount Pleasant park welcomes: Terry Riley’s In C with the Music on Main All-Star Band
Fair: Fan favourites, Farm Country, Lumberjack Shows, SuperDogs, Mini-Donuts, the Prize Home, and more are coming back for the 111th PNE Fair, along with daily local entertainment on the Coca-Cola Stage
Kicks: Whitecaps FC are back at BC Place, hosting Real Salt Lake on August 29th
Monsoon: Continuing until August 31st, The South Asian Arts Society’s sixth annual Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts, is online with a host of digital events, performances, talks and music.
Digital: The Cultch shares its latest series – East Van to Edinburgh – with the globe bringing five dynamic digital shows from Vancouver to audiences in the UK, Canada, and all around the world 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
Hawaii: Held over until September 26th, is your chance to take a trip to the tropics as Fly Over Canada presents Hawaii from Above, a soaring, sense-awakening journey over islands.
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.
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.