Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

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Festivals of Shakespeare, beer, music, and children are on this weekend – and they share a couple days with things like Star Wars burlesque, sword fighting, ballet, comedy, tales of online dating, and an entire Saturday devoted to 100 good deeds of social engagement.


Friday | Saturday | Sunday | Ongoing



Friday June 3

romeojuliet

Bard on the Beach: Romeo and Juliet
Where: Vanier Park
What: A romantic, tragic Shakespeare in a tent on the beach. Two young people who fall deeply in love in spite of the bitter feud that divides their families. The story of Romeo and Juliet has been captivating audiences for centuries because it moves and inspires us even though it breaks our hearts. This classical, sensuous production is a salute to its timeless power.
Runs until: Friday September 23, 2016

Vancouver Children's Festival

Vancouver Children’s Festival

Vancouver Children’s Festival
Where: Granville Island
What: Highlights of this year’s Festival include 2016 Juno Award Nominee Splash n’ Boots from Treehouse TV; two theatre performances designed specifically for babies and toddlers; Asoma, a baby show from Mexico and Pekka a puppetry show from Québec for ages two to seven. Tickets available at Tickets Tonight.
Runs until: Sunday June 5, 2016

Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival

Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival

Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival
Where: PNE Centre Grounds, 4:00pm
What: 100+ breweries & cideries pouring 350+ craft beers & ciders from across the globe, the U.S Brewers Association section with craft beers never before seen in Canada, and 3 days of music featuring 12+ bands on The CFOX Mainstage, Mark Woodyard & Friends on the Bullfrog Power Stage in the Not So Secret Garden, and djs from Donnelly Taverns on the Lamplighter Stage.
Runs until: Sunday June 5, 2016

PeterandtheWolf

Goh Ballet: Peter and the Wolf
Where: The Vancouver Playhouse, 7:30pm
What: The story begins one morning when a young boy named Peter opens his gate and walks into the big green meadow beyond it.
Runs until: Saturday June 4, 2016

Music Waste

Music Waste
Where: Vancouver
What: Local music all weekend all across the city! It began in 1994 as a protest against the entry fees of the corporate-sponsored New Music West festival – Music Waste is it’s own thing, and it’s own wonderful, independent-spirited, affordable-for all punk-leaning community thing.
Runs until: Sunday June 5, 2016

CityAndColour

City and Colour
Where: Rogers Arena
What: Dallas John Green is a Canadian acoustic folk singer-songwriter. He plays melodic acoustic and folk music and is accompanied on this tour by Shakey Graves.

A Gathering of Sword Fighting Houses

A Gathering of Sword Fighting Houses

A Gathering of Sword Fighting Houses
Where: 412 West Hastings
What: Schools of historical European swordplay from throughout the Northwest meet for a weekend of battle and martial challenges. Like the warriors in Game of Thrones, these schools (including Academie Duello in Vancouver, the Academy of European Swordsmanship in Edmonton, and Lonin in Seattle), all specialize in swordplay from a lost era. Participants will face one another in sparring matches and pre-arranged martial challenges with rapiers, swords and shields, and powerful two-handed longswords.
Runs until: Sunday June 5, 2016

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How to Survive an Apocalypse
Where: Firehall Arts Centre
What: A young and successful urban couple become convinced that their lifestyle is coming to an end. They become ‘preppers’, hoarding supplies and learning to hunt. But their obsession takes its toll, and they are both forced to imagine the apocalypse without the love of their life.
Runs until: Saturday June 11, 2016

Kaya's Summer Music Series: Meghan Engel

Kaya’s Summer Music Series: Meghan Engel

Kaya’s Summer Music Series: Meghan Engel
Where: Kaya Malay Bistro (1063 West Broadway), 7:00pm
What: An evening filled with Celtic music by Meghan Engel on violin and her accompanist Aaron Trory, on guitar. There will be door prizes.

Here I Only Worry About My Feet, Your Feet, Everybody's Feet

Here I Only Worry About My Feet, Your Feet, Everybody’s Feet

Here I Only Worry About My Feet, Your Feet, Everybody’s Feet
Where: Centre A
What: A series of events, performances and artist projects curated by Christian Vistan. This month-long program includes performative, collaborative and participatory works and projects by Mika Agari (Nashville, TN), Keely O’Brien with Popcorn Galaxies (Vancouver), Soraya Pathman (Vancouver), Kiyoshi Whitley (Vancouver) Tongyu Zhao (Chicago, IL), and Pongsakorn (Vancouver).
Runs until: Saturday July 2, 2016

Maz-Jobrani

Maz Jobrani: I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One on TV
Where: The Vogue, 7:00pm
What: A comedian who performs stand-up live around the world, including the Middle East where he performed in front of the King of Jordan. Maz has also performed stand up on The Tonight Show and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

EatYo

Eat Yo Self
Where: Hot Art Wet City (opening reception at 7:00pm)
What: You’ve seen it before: a pig eating a hotdog, an ice cream eating a cone, a chicken eating a drumstick… animals and inanimate objects consuming themselves. This disturbing yet satisfying art is typically found on the signs of restaurants and butcher shops. Eat Yo Self is a group art show tribute to anthropomorphic cannibalism.
Runs until: Saturday June 25, 2016

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Repartee
Where: The Media Club
What: A band from from St. John’s, Newfoundland that are making waves with their bright, bold indie pop.

Sarah Delaney Art Show

Sarah Delaney Art Show

Sarah Delaney Art Show
Where: GAM Gallery
What: Sarah Delaney is a multi-disciplinary artist, working and living in Vancouver, BC. She has her BFA in Visual Art from the University of Victoria, and her Diploma of Interior Design from the Vancouver College of Art and Design.
Runs until: Saturday June 25, 2016

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The Force is Shakin’: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure
Where: The Rio Theatre
What: Featuring a cast of twenty-five nerdlesque performers, Geekenders brings you the fourth installment of their epic burlesque adventure saga, as seen on Chris Hardwick’s @midnight, with a Vegas-style spectacular that combines striptease, comedy, dance, showgirls, vaudeville, nostalgia, and spaaaace!
Runs until: Saturday June 4, 2016

12 Minutes Max
Where: Scotiabank Dance Centre, 8:00pm
What: Eclectic contemporary dance works each lasting 12 minutes or less, by some of Vancouver’s most exciting and innovative up-and-coming choreographers. Tickets available at Tickets Tonight.

artwaste

Art Waste: Strange Magic
Where: Fortune
What: The works investigate alternate systems of knowledge, supernatural occurrences, spooky witch cults, magic spells that prove western science wrong, uncanny coincidences, slight but terrifying alterations of the everyday, forgotten rituals, irreversible curses, new ways of communications, spirits, deities, impossible circumstances, challenges to our perceptions of the solidity of space and time.
Runs until: Sunday June 5, 2016

Journey Home: The Search for Safe Haven
Where: Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 7:30pm
What: As the refugee crisis in our world continues, Brian Tate and the City Soul Choir present an a cappella concert of songs that bring to life the perilous journeys that we take to find a new home in a safe place.
Runs until: Saturday June 4, 2016

Print Waste

Print Waste

Print Waste
Where: 247 Main St.
What: Deetch Prints presents: A group show featuring limited runs of silk screened prints from 7 participating artists.

Rigs & Rides

Rigs & Rides

Rigs & Rides
Where: Tradex (Abbotsford, BC)
What: The show will feature a number of amazing custom vehicles including a rock crawler 4×4 display by 4 Wheel Parts and a highly restored 1956 Rocket 88 featuring a state of the art stealth Focal stereo system by 360 Fabrication. There is also a meet and greet opportunity with Jamie Davis, star of the Discovery Channel’s hit show Highway Though Hell as well as a display of vehicles from his fleet
Runs until:Sunday June 5, 2016


 

Saturday June 4

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100in1day

100 in 1 Day
Where: Vancouver
What: A global festival of civic engagement and urban interventions. Events large and small will be happening all over the city, and in cities across Canada.

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He Said it & White Wine: Two Plays by Gertrude Stein
Where: Culture Lab, 8:00pm
What: The legendary feminist punk, modernist American writer, may be most famous for her best-selling tell-all The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas. But she also wrote almost 80 plays.

Intertextual: Jennifer Kramer reading selections at the Museum of Anthropology

Intertextual: Jennifer Kramer reading selections at the Museum of Anthropology

Intertextual: Jennifer Kramer reading selections at the Museum of Anthropology
Where: Museum of Anthropology, 4:00pm
What: A discussion of the social and political power of property language and the aesthetics of Indigenous land and identity claims on the Northwest Coast focusing on the contemporary art of Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun.

Learn to Square Dance
Where: 39 Venables Hall
What: A fundraiser including a silent auction, snacks and surprises.

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Mesa Luna
Where: The Fox Cabaret, 10:00pm
What: Experimental pop with textural beats, hazy soundscapes, and glittering melodies.

The Seriousness of Play Book Launch
Where: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
What: The Seriousness of Play is by Dr. Nicola Levell with contributions by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas and Jonathon King.

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Tinder Tales
Where: Emerald Supper Club
What: Professional/amateur daters/storytellers, comedians, and everyday people share their most outrageous Tinder Tales and online dating stories live on stage.

Sunwave

Sunwave

Sunwave Opening Party
Where: Koerner’s Secret Garden
What: Get ready for a summer stacked with electronic music, craft beer and good vibes.

Barock

From Barock to Roque
Where: The Cultch Historic Theatre, 7:00pm
What: Cristian Herki is born a third generation violinist in Transylvania, Romania. In addition to his classical repertoire, Cristian performs music from all eras and genres, including fiddling, current music, standards, jazz and rock.

Journey Home: The Search for Safe Haven
Where: Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 7:30pm
What: As the refugee crisis in our world continues, Brian Tate and the City Soul Choir present an a cappella concert of songs that bring to life the perilous journeys that we take to find a new home in a safe place.

Mahler's Tragic Symphony

Mahler’s Tragic Symphony

Mahler’s Tragic Symphony
Where: The Orpheum, 8:00pm
What: Maestro Bramwell Tovey conducts the North American premiere of Dream Song, a piece by British composer Edward Gregson, originally commissioned to appear in a concert alongside Mahler’s Symphony No. 6. The essence of Mahler fills this work, making it a fitting companion to Mahler’s Sixth, one of the greatest symphonic masterpieces ever written.

Kyle Bottom’s Comedy Bucket
Where: Hot Art Wet City, 8:00pm
What: Comedy Bucket is the show that gives you a different look at some of your favourite performers. They throw the prepared material out and bring you comics in their most vulnerable state… making it up as they go. A bucket of audience suggestions fuels this comedy riffing roller coaster.

Islands

Islands

Islands
Where: The Biltmore, 7:00pm
What: Indie rock band, on tour to support their new release “Taste”.

Goh Ballet: Enchanted Forest
Where: Vancouver Playhouse, 2:30pm
What: The Goh Ballet’s Children’s Division in a brand new ballet especially created for them. Also featuring the Jazz, Chinese, and Contemporary classes as well as select award-winning senior dancers.

Marlon-Wayans

Marlon Wayans: Scandal-Less
Where: The Vogue, 7:00pm
What: Marlon Wayans is an actor, producer, comedian, writer and film director.

Gondwana

Gondwana

Gondwana
Where: The Rickshaw, 8:00pm
What: Latin-roots reggae from Chile.

Juno Reactor

Juno Reactor DJ Set
Where: Hindenburg
What: Indulge your ears, eyes, body and feet to the soundscapes of one of the pioneers of both industrial and the global psytrance sound and movement. Lasers, decorations, custom live visuals, massive sound system and more provide a total body and mind immersion.


 

Sunday June 5

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TEDxYouth@Granville: Focus

TEDxYouth@Granville: Focus

TEDxYouth@Granville
Where: Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre
What: The theme this year, “Focus,” invites speakers, performers, volunteers, and attendees to look back in their past and capture a moment in time worth sharing and remembering. From Nicole Ticea’s story of dedication and commitment that propelled her to develop a disposable and electricity-free HIV testing device, to Danny Ramadan’s story on how he centred in on his passions for activism and journalism as a Queer Syrian refugee.

OceanFilms

Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films
Where: VanCity Theatre, 4:00pm
What: In its 7th consecutive year, the Vancouver Festival of Ocean Films (VFOF) inspires audiences to consider their relationship with the ocean through regional and international documentaries that focus on adventure, sport and the global issues that our waters currently face.

East Van Showcase: The Big One
Where: The Rio, 6:30pm
What: Five local shorts compete for awards in acting, cinematography, and best film.

Bromeliad Insects are Way Cool Because

Bromeliad Insects are Way Cool Because

Bromeliad Insects are Way Cool Because
Where: Beaty Biodiversity Museum, 1:00pm
What: Did you know that you can find an entire food web, from voracious predators to crafty prey, in the water trapped by the leaves of bromeliad plants? Join UBC professor Diane Srivastava as she takes you on a journey to the tropics to discover the aquatic insects that live in bromeliads. She will make this miniature world seem larger than life.

Rachmaninoff’s Vespers
Where: Holy Trinity Anglican Church
What: The Vancouver Peace Choir and Vox Humana Chamber Choir join forces to present to present choral music that spans a century.

 


 

Ongoing

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The Force is Shakin’: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure (ends this weekend)
Where: The Rio Theatre
What: Featuring a cast of twenty-five nerdlesque performers, Geekenders brings you the fourth installment of their epic burlesque adventure saga, as seen on Chris Hardwick’s @midnight, with a Vegas-style spectacular that combines striptease, comedy, dance, showgirls, vaudeville, nostalgia, and spaaaace!
Runs until: Saturday June 4, 2016

PeterandtheWolf

Goh Ballet: Peter and the Wolf (this weekend only)
Where: The Vancouver Playhouse, 7:30pm
What: The story begins one morning when a young boy named Peter opens his gate and walks into the big green meadow beyond it.
Runs until: Saturday June 4, 2016

Vancouver Children's Festival

Vancouver Children’s Festival

Vancouver Children’s Festival (this weekend only)
Where: Granville Island
What: Highlights of this year’s Festival include 2016 Juno Award Nominee Splash n’ Boots from Treehouse TV; two theatre performances designed specifically for babies and toddlers; Asoma, a baby show from Mexico and Pekka a puppetry show from Québec for ages two to seven.
Runs until: Sunday June 5, 2016

Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival

Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival

Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival
Where: PNE Centre Grounds, 4:00pm
What: 100+ breweries & cideries pouring 350+ craft beers & ciders from across the globe, the U.S Brewers Association section with craft beers never before seen in Canada, and 3 days of music featuring 12+ bands on The CFOX Mainstage, Mark Woodyard & Friends on the Bullfrog Power Stage in the Not So Secret Garden, and djs from Donnelly Taverns on the Lamplighter Stage.
Runs until: Sunday June 5, 2016

Music Waste

Music Waste
Where: Vancouver
What: Local music all weekend all across the city! It began in 1994 as a protest against the entry fees of the corporate-sponsored New Music West festival – Music Waste is it’s own thing, and it’s own wonderful, independent-spirited, affordable-for all punk-leaning community thing.
Runs until: Sunday June 5, 2016

A Gathering of Sword Fighting Houses

A Gathering of Sword Fighting Houses

A Gathering of Sword Fighting Houses (this weekend only)
Where: 412 West Hastings
What: Schools of historical European swordplay from throughout the Northwest meet for a weekend of battle and martial challenges. Like the warriors in Game of Thrones, these schools (including Academie Duello in Vancouver, the Academy of European Swordsmanship in Edmonton, and Lonin in Seattle), all specialize in swordplay from a lost era. Participants will face one another in sparring matches and pre-arranged martial challenges with rapiers, swords and shields, and powerful two-handed longswords.
Runs until: Sunday June 5, 2016

artwaste

Art Waste: Strange Magic (this weekend only)
Where: Fortune
What: The works investigate alternate systems of knowledge, supernatural occurrences, spooky witch cults, magic spells that prove western science wrong, uncanny coincidences, slight but terrifying alterations of the everyday, forgotten rituals, irreversible curses, new ways of communications, spirits, deities, impossible circumstances, challenges to our perceptions of the solidity of space and time.
Runs until: Sunday June 5, 2016

Rigs & Rides

Rigs & Rides

Rigs & Rides (this weekend only)
Where: Tradex (Abbotsford, BC)
What: The show will feature a number of amazing custom vehicles including a rock crawler 4×4 display by 4 Wheel Parts and a highly restored 1956 Rocket 88 featuring a state of the art stealth Focal stereo system by 360 Fabrication. There is also a meet and greet opportunity with Jamie Davis, star of the Discovery Channel’s hit show Highway Though Hell as well as a display of vehicles from his fleet
Runs until:Sunday June 5, 2016

Wit

W;T
Where: Pacific Theatre
What: Brilliant and exacting, renowned Professor Vivian Bearing approaches her cancer therapy with the same academic rigor she applied to her studies. As her treatments progress, however, her intellectual armour gives way to her need for human kindness. A poignant and exquisitely-written story of unwitting redemption.
Runs until: Saturday June 11, 2016

apocalypse

How to Survive an Apocalypse
Where: Firehall Arts Centre
What: A young and successful urban couple become convinced that their lifestyle is coming to an end. They become ‘preppers’, hoarding supplies and learning to hunt. But their obsession takes its toll, and they are both forced to imagine the apocalypse without the love of their life.
Runs until: Saturday June 11, 2016

RAFUSE: Wish You Were Here

RAFUSE: Wish You Were Here

RAFUSE: Wish You Were Here
Where: Kimoto Gallery
What: The series began with Will’s fascination and love for Vancouver. Similar to his previous shows with the Kimoto Gallery, the paintings revolve around a mix of iconic Vancouver landmarks and familiar neon signs. Living in Montreal, Will works from historical photos, as well as personal photos of the city so he may capture these iconic signs and buildings in their prime, as locals remember them.
Runs until: Saturday June 11, 2016

PARAGONS

Paragons by Jack Wass
Where: The Waterfall Gallery
What: A monochrome collection of women painted from the waist down. Not quite as creepy as it sounds – they do appear to be clothed.
Runs until: Saturday June 11, 2016

MashUp

MashUp

MashUp
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
What: Exploring how artists incorporate found images, objects, sounds and words into their work, starting with the movement’s emergence at the turn of the twentieth century and showing how it has become a dominant force in our world today. It will feature 371 works by 156 artists, filmmakers, architects, musicians and designers, such as Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Juan Gris, Hannah Höch, Joseph Cornell, Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Nam June Paik, Jean-Luc Goddard, Frank Gehry, Dara Birnbaum, Stan Douglas, Hito Steyerl, Isa Genzken, DJ Spooky and Tobias Wong, among many others.
Runs until: Sunday June 12, 2016

Michiko Suzuki: Hope Chests

Michiko Suzuki: Hope Chests

Michiko Suzuki: Hope Chests
Where: Burnaby Art Gallery (Burnaby)
What: A large-scale installation produced by Vancouver-based Japanese artist depicting eight intimate portraits chronicling the struggles of young women from different cultural backgrounds.
Runs until: Sunday June 12, 2016

inthis

In This Together
Where: Gallery Gachet opening reception at 6:00pm
What: An in-house exhibition with an online auction featuring the renowned Gallery Gachet community of local, national and international artists working in diverse mediums and artistic styles. Artwork available at a range of price-points.
Runs until: Sunday June 19, 2016

EatYo

Eat Yo Self
Where: Hot Art Wet City
What: You’ve seen it before: a pig eating a hotdog, an ice cream eating a cone, a chicken eating a drumstick… animals and inanimate objects consuming themselves. This disturbing yet satisfying art is typically found on the signs of restaurants and butcher shops. Eat Yo Self is a group art show tribute to anthropomorphic cannibalism.
Runs until: Saturday June 25, 2016

High Kicks Into the Light Forever and Ever and Ever

High Kicks Into the Light Forever and Ever and Ever

High Kicks Into the Light Forever and Ever and Ever
Where: Grunt Gallery
What: A new video installation by Vancouver-based artist Elizabeth Milton. Composed of a series of immersive projections that explore performative ritual and material play, the work revolves around a procession of participants meditating under the hot glow of a spotlight. Drenched in identical heavy make-up and lacquered in artificial sweat and tears, a series of ‘women’—disembodied faces displaying exaggerated markers of high femininity—form a fevered chorus-line for the camera.
Runs until: Saturday June 25, 2016

Sarah Delaney Art Show

Sarah Delaney Art Show

Sarah Delaney Art Show
Where: GAM Gallery
What: Sarah Delaney is a multi-disciplinary artist, working and living in Vancouver, BC. She has her BFA in Visual Art from the University of Victoria, and her Diploma of Interior Design from the Vancouver College of Art and Design.
Runs until: Saturday June 25, 2016

Isla Santa Maria 3D

Isla Santa Maria 3D

Isla Santa Maria 3D
Where: Western Front Gallery
What: A solo exhibition by Toronto-based artist Oliver Husain and his first foray into 3D filmmaking, wherein Husain expands his interest in theatre, dance, puppetry, animation and the spectacle of cinema.
Runs until: Thursday June 30, 2016

Register for the Americas Masters Games

Register for the Americas Masters Games

Register for the Americas Masters Games
Where: Vancouver
What: An inclusive 9 days of celebration in the summer of 2016. The Masters Games are about promoting an active and healthy lifestyle by encouraging any and all participants aged 30 to 100+ to continue to strive towards sporting success, and have fun in the process. Register yourself or your team!

Here I Only Worry About My Feet, Your Feet, Everybody's Feet

Here I Only Worry About My Feet, Your Feet, Everybody’s Feet

Here I Only Worry About My Feet, Your Feet, Everybody’s Feet
Where: Centre A
What: A series of events, performances and artist projects curated by Christian Vistan. This month-long program includes performative, collaborative and participatory works and projects by Mika Agari (Nashville, TN), Keely O’Brien with Popcorn Galaxies (Vancouver), Soraya Pathman (Vancouver), Kiyoshi Whitley (Vancouver) Tongyu Zhao (Chicago, IL), and Pongsakorn (Vancouver).
Runs until: Saturday July 2, 2016

Arctic Encounters

Arctic Encounters

Arctic Encounters
Where: Vancouver Maritime Museum
What: Unique views of the modern Northwest Passage and the people who call the Arctic their home. Photographs from the Pond Inlet archives, and photographs taken by museum staff on a trip to the Arctic show contemporary social and environmental landscapes of Canada’s far north.
Runs until: Saturday July 3, 2016

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Billy Elliott
Where: Arts Club Theatre
What: Based on the acclaimed film, and supported with music by Elton John, it’s 1984 and County Durham’s coal miners are set to go on strike when 11-year-old Billy finds his way into Mrs. Wilkinson’s ballet class following his boxing lesson. Enthralled with dance and showing inherent ability, Billy is encouraged to audition for the prestigious Royal Ballet School in London.
Runs until: Sunday July 10, 2016

Field Guide by Jochen Lempert

Field Guide by Jochen Lempert

Field Guide by Jochen Lempert
Where: Contemporary Art Gallery
What: Trained as a biologist, Lempert photographs plants, animals and other natural phenomena with both scientific acumen and a poetic appreciation of natural beauty. His approach is scientific as well as humorous. Always working in black and white, his work engages with a diverse range of subjects and genres, ranging from everyday views to abstracted details.
Runs until: Sunday July 17, 2016

Jérôme Havre

Jérôme Havre

Jérôme Havre
Where: Contemporary Art Gallery
What: Havre’s work considers representation, circulation, transmission and translation of black identities, interrogating racialized stereotypes and ideologies projected onto bodies.
Runs until: Wednesday August 31, 2016

From Meadows Woodlands Far and Near
Where: Beaty Biodiversity Museum
What: Delicate watercolours and striking woodcuts inspired by plants from the landscapes of Germany and Canada. Art by Brigitte Potter-Mael.
Runs until: Sunday September 4, 2016

Panda Night Market

Panda Night Market

Panda Night Market
Where: 12631 Vulcan Way (Richmond)
What: Market-goers can expect to taste dishes from around the globe with the multitude of food and beverage booths on display, as well as shop for unique knick knacks, exclusive local merchandise, and enjoy diverse entertainment every night.
Runs until: Sunday September 11, 2016

Playland at the PNE

Playland at the PNE

Playland at the PNE
Where: Hastings Park
What: The smell of Mini Donuts and the screams of the rickety wooden coaster are in the air! In addition to carnival games, a ton of rides for all ages, the newest ride – added last year is Canada’s most extreme pendulum ride. The Beast, which boats a one-armed pendulum, swinging 120 degrees in either direction, reaches heights of over 125 feet and speeds of more than 90 km/h.
Runs until: September 18th, 2016 (select dates)

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Bard on the Beach: Romeo and Juliet
Where: Vanier Park
What: A romantic, tragic Shakespeare in a tent on the beach. Two young people who fall deeply in love in spite of the bitter feud that divides their families. The story of Romeo and Juliet has been captivating audiences for centuries because it moves and inspires us even though it breaks our hearts. This classical, sensuous production is a salute to its timeless power.
Runs until: Friday September 23, 2016

Shipyards Night Market

Shipyards Night Market

Shipyards Night Market
Where: Shipbuilders’ Square
What: Over 100 vendors selling fresh foods, locally-made products, crafts, and other wares. There is also a beer garden, food trucks, and boozy lemonade.
Runs until: September 30, 2016 (Fridays)

The Seriousness of Play | Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas: Red (detail), 2008.

The Seriousness of Play | Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas: Red (detail), 2008.

The Seriousness of Play
Where: The Bill Reid Gallery
What: Haida Manga is a contemporary art form that offers a playful way of viewing and engaging with social issues as it seeks participation, dialogue, reflection and action. Influenced by both the tradition of Haida iconography and contemporary Asian visual culture, Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas has created an artistic practice celebrated for its vitality and originality by an international audience engaged in issues of ethnicity, identity and relationships.
Runs until: Sunday October 2, 2016

Richmond Night Marke

Richmond Night Marke

Richmond Night Market
Where: 8351 River Road (Richmond, BC)
What: Touted as the largest night market in North America since 2000, find all kinds of foods, trinkets, entertainment and more all weekend.
Runs until: Monday October 10, 2016

Unceeded

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories
Where: Museum of Anthropology
What: Vancouver artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent, is showcased in this provocative exhibition of works that confront the colonialist suppression of First Nations peoples and the ongoing struggle for Indigenous rights to lands, resources, and sovereignty.
Runs until: Sunday October 16, 2016

Trout Lake Farmers Market

Trout Lake Farmers Market

Trout Lake Farmers Market
Where: Trout Lake
What: This is where you’ll find the vendors who have been doing it since the beginning; what started as 14 farmers ‘squatting’ at the Croatian Cultural Centre back in 1995 has grown into Vancouver’s most well-known and beloved market. Visitors come from near and far to sample artisan breads and preserves, stock up on free-range and organic eggs and meats, get the freshest, hard-to-find heirloom vegetables and taste the first Okanagan cherries and peaches of the season.
Runs until: Saturday October 22, 2016 (Saturdays)

West End Farmers Market

West End Farmers Market

West End Farmers Market
Where: Comox Street, 9:00am
What: Local produce, prepared foods and crafts, hot food and coffee. Take the dog for a walk and enjoy a market in your urban backyard.
Runs until: Saturday October 22, 2016 (Saturdays)

kitsmarket

Kits Market
Where: Kitsilano Community Centre
What: Each week the parking lot of Kits Community Centre fills with organic and conventional product, meat, cheese, seafood and plants as well as tasty baked goods, beautiful crafts and musical entertainment by local musicians. Kids can enjoy the playground and waterpark nearby and parents will find the best selection of organic produce around. Hot coffee and hot food available on site each week.
Runs until: Sunday October 23, 2016 (Sundays)

Prohibition City Walking Tour

Prohibition City Walking Tour

Prohibition City Walking Tour
Where: Chinatown
What: Delve into Vancouver’s dirtiest secrets on this scandal fuelled walking tour. Starting in the world of the saloon, you trace the story of prohibition in Vancouver while winding along the city’s most storied streets. You’ll hear tales of blind pigs, corrupt mayors, and enterprising bootleggers. Plus you’ll see first hand evidence of opium dens and walk down an alleyway once teeming with over 40 “bawdy houses.”
Runs until: Saturday October 29, 2016

Across the Top:

Across the Top: The Quest for the Northwest Passage

Across The Top: The Quest for the Northwest Passage
Where: Vancouver Maritime Museum
What: This exhibit will transport you to the Arctic where you will learn about its environment and people; the many voyages of discovery; the search for John Franklin’s lost expedition (both historical and modern), and the ultimate discovery of HMS Erebus by Parks Canada.
Runs until: November 2016

In the Footprint of the Crocodile Man

In the Footprint of the Crocodile Man

In the Footprint of the Crocodile Man
Where: UBC Museum of Anthropology
What: The Sepik River of Papua New Guinea is one of the largest river systems in the world, extraordinarily beautiful, but seldom visited. It is here that the Iatmul people, who live along its banks, have created internationally renowned works of art primarily inspired by stories of the majestic crocodile as the primordial creator. This unique exhibition will showcase the most comprehensive collection of contemporary Sepik art in North America for the first time. In addition to highlighting the exquisite carvings of Papua New Guinea’s latmul people, the exhibition will delve into their economic, cultural, and spiritual connections to the river system, drawing urgent attention to the logging and mining operations that pose environmental threats to the region.
Runs until: January 31, 2017


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