Autumn may be creeping nearer but the summer sun keeps the entertainment heated up with these picks
Fringe: Until September 7 to 17, the Vancouver Fringe continues with more than 85 brilliant boundary-pushing acts of performing arts in addition to last week’s list; The Pigeon and The Dove: A History of Hatred & Love, Cabaret of Murder, Let’s Talk About Your Death, Forest of Truth, Peaches: The Play, ParaNorma PI and so much more for the final week.
Sandwiches: Get out and try all the entries in Vancouver Foodster Best Sandwich Challenge on until September 30th with tasty creations from Wicked Cafe, Crack On Van, Cafe Forty-One
Photography: Hanging until September 19 at the Emily Carr Zone 4 Gallery Space, Joshua McVeity : Wild Pacific Northwest is a collection of photographs capturing the untamed beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Bard: There’s still time to catch this season’s fabulous Bard on the Beach two brilliant mainstage productions; As You Like It is in repertoire with Julius Caesar. And on the Howard Family Stage, the uniquely entertaining Goblin: Macbeth all running through September
Horrors: The Arts Club Theatre Company’s new season begins with Little Shop of Horrors opening this week at Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
Drag: Friday, the Biltmore Cabaret welcomes the Violet Chachki & Gottmik: Drag Extravaganza Tour
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.
Roar: Saturday BC Lions host their last 4pm game of the summer as they welcome Ottawa Redblacks to BC Place
Whodunit: Metro Theatre gets its 61st season off to a murderous start with Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap on stage September 16 to October 7
Dance: September 16th, the annual Scotiabank Dance Centre Open House is throwing open the doors and shining a light on dance with s a chance to sample a wide range of dance styles in an afternoon of open classes and workshops.
Laughs: This weekend, Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park will roar with laughter as The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival brings headliners Russell Peters (Saturday), Kevin Hart (Sunday) and others to the stage
Crisis: Opening September 9 to November 5, 2023 at The Richmond Art Gallery, Sonja Ahlers’ Classification Crisis takes a look at the 30 years of Ahlers careers as an influential voice for generations of feminists through her D.I.Y. approach to collage art, poetry, zines, mail art, and other publications.
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: This is the final week for the 2023 Shipyards Night Market Friday nights 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