Turning up the heat of summer with more activities and fun for the whole family in this week’s picks
Garden>: Continuing its year-long anniversary celebrations Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden collaborates with City Opera Vancouver for two performances in the Garden on Sunday July 18th.
Summer: It’s your last week to catch a streamed performance of the 11thIndian Summer Festival, Vancouver’s ‘festival for the curious mind’.
Dance: Until July 17th, the 33rd Annual Dancing on the Edge Festival presents a mix of over thirty online and live stage performances featuring artists from across Canada.
Pop-Up: Vancouver non-profit, Instruments of Change, is bringing Infectious Gratitude to neighbourhoods around Vancouver in a series of free pop-up shout out events happening this Saturday, July 10 from 10am – 3pm at Riley Park
Folk<: Get the festival feel as you watch Vancouver Folk Music Festival @Home on the big screen at Rio Theatre, streaming July 17 – 18
EXTENDED: 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
Gallery: Interior Infinite, The Polygon Gallery’s first feature exhibition curated by Assistant Curator Justin Ramsey, is on view from until September 5, 2021. A group show exploring carnivalesque expression as an act of resistance against the status quo, featuring a group of 15 international artists whose works span photography, video, performance, and sculpture, including Nick Cave, Dana Claxton, Zanele Muholi, Aïda Muluneh, Skeena Reece, Yinka Shonibare CBE (pictured above), Sin Wai Kin, Carrie Mae Weems, and Zadie Xa.
Audio: The Arts Club Listen to This series of audio plays adds My Father is the Greatest Man in the World by Tai Amy Grauma, joining Someone Like You, by Christine Quintana, Night Passing: by Scott Button and UNEXPECTING: by Bronwyn Carradine for listening online.
Drink>: Until August 1, Vancouver Foodster Iced Summer Drink Challenge cools your palate as participating cafes are rolling out their best iced summer drinks to complete for the title of favourite Iced Summer Drink.
Hawaii: For a limited time, until August 15th, take a trip to the tropics as Fly Over Canada presents Hawaii from Above, a soaring, sense-awakening journey over islands.
Mystery: Green Thumb Theatre and BC Summer Reading Club are asking youth to help solve, the Misadventure at the Lighthouse an original script, created especially for BC Summer Reading Club participants, and the program’s 2021 mystery theme: ‘Crack the Case!’.
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.
Rides: Playland is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday to provide plenty of thrills and fun for the whole family.
Festival: The Harrison Festival Society has is presenting a limited capacity version of the annual Festival from July 10th-18th taking place on the family-run Holberg Farm in Agassiz.
Outside: Get out and enjoy Push Walks, from PuSh Festival unique audio walks with artists through the urban spaces that have given them inspiration, listen and walk to one of the six Walks now available where you find your podcasts.
ArtWalk<: Get out and about exploring North Van Arts’ North Shore Culture Compass, to find sights, or public outdoor art.