Things to Do in Vancouver This Weekend

It’s one of those calm late summer weekends when all you need is a scenic spot of shade to sit and a cool beverage to make a great weekend. But if that’s not enough for you, there’s an art festival, a drag workshop, baseball, concerts, theatre and a convention dedicated to our animal friends.

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Friday August 23

Welcome to Clown Town: A Drag Workshop

Where: SFU-Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
What: Portland’s premier drag clown Carla Rossi attempts to chart the vast abyss of drag and its potential, addressing how drag’s many varieties, flavors, and houses correspond to the unchartable spectrum of genders and sexuality.

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Art Yeah Music Festival

Where: Memorial Peace Park
What: Art Yeah! Live music on the Maple Ridge bandstand with artists painting on stage alongside the band – a unique concept. Bring a lawn chair or a picnic blanket and enjoy some amazing talent and delicious food in a relaxed outdoor setting in beautiful Memorial Peace Park

Smokey Robinson

Summer Night Concerts at the PNE Fair: Smokey Robinson

Where: PNE Amphitheatre
What: Once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America’s “greatest living poet,” William “Smokey” Robinson, Jr. is a legendary singer-songwriter, record producer, record executive and co-founder of Motown Records whose career spans over 4 decades of hits.

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Vancouver Canadians vs Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

Where: Nat Bailey Stadium
What: Take me out to the ballgame! Enjoy the footlong hotdogs, the peanuts, the sushi run? It is all there for you when you watch the local minor league Vancouver Canadians at Nat Bailey Stadium. Join the Vancouver Canadians as they take on the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.

Café Tacvba

Where: Vogue Theatre
What: This Latin rock group from Ciudad Satélite, Mexico makes a stop in Vancouver on their 30th Anniversary Tour. Doors at 7pm.

Love and Madness Art Show

Love and Madness Art Show

Where: The Arts Factory
What: Artist Sára Molčan presents a new series of sixteen paintings looking at the way our careful curation of self and desire to remain ambivalent impacts our relationships.

The Official Supernatural Convention

Where: Westin Bayshore
What: North America’s longest running genre TV series, Supernatural, is heading into its 15th and final year and Creation Entertainment is thrilled to celebrate by bringing the Official Supernatural Convention Tour stop to Vancouver, BC. Don’t miss entertaining guests, panels, contests, photographs, full musical concerts, photo and autograph opportunities from stars from the show, and more surprises.
Runs Until: Sunday August 25, 2019

All Our Relations: Explorations of Indigiqueer Kinship

All Our Relations: Explorations of Indigiqueer Kinship

Where: York Theatre
What: Chosen family kinship holds a place of reverence to two spirit and indigiqueer survival. This program interrogates the ways in which we as queer indigenous bodies carve out space for these human and non-human relationships as well as the impact they have on our ability to exist in a world that doesn’t always care for us.

Wormwitch & Lucia

Wormwitch & Lucia

Where: The Astoria
What: Black/death metal band, Wormwitch headlines a doomily wonderful local metal show with buzz-worthy emerging blackened post-metal band, Lucia, as well as Seer and Feeding.

Robson Square Summer Dance Series

Robson Square Summer Dance Series

Where: UBC Robson Square
What: Free lessons, performances, and social dancing from 7:30 pm to late, every Friday under the domes at Robson Square. Free lesson starts at 7:30pm, followed by social dancing and demonstrations. Everyone is welcome to this outdoor dance event, no partner, no experience required.
Runs Until: Friday August 23, 2019

Saturday August 24

Tinder Tales

Where: Fox Cabaret
What: Tinder Tales – the show where comedians share their own, real, ridiculous, x-rated dating stories live on stage will be returning to Fox Caberet. All seating is first come first serve for this 8:00pm show.

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BC Lions vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Where: BC Place
What: The BC Lions are a professional Canadian football team competing in the West Division of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Lions play their home games at BC Place.

CAG Family Day | Painting & Pattern

Where: Contemporary Art Gallery
What: Responding to Rolande Souliere’s Frequent Stopping V, join us to create your own abstract work in paint and paste, weaving lines and colours together to form a bold, patterned work. No reservation required, simply just turn up.

An Evening of Queer Indigenous Performance

Where: SFU Goldcorp World Arts Centre
What: Starring Anthony Hudson (The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde), the human vessel for Portland’s premiere drag clown Carla Rossi, Looking For Tiger Lily utilizes song, dance, drag, and video to put a queer spin on the ancestral tradition of storytelling.

Compound 2019

Where: Monstercat HQ
What: Compound is an annual free block party held at Monstercat HQ in Railtown on August 24, 2019. Festivities will include live electronic music on two stages, live art, video games, music education, merch, food trucks and much more. Compound welcomes fans, families alike, offering something for every Vancouverite – all for free admission.

PNE Summer Concerts 2019

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Summer Night Concerts at the PNE Fair: Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms

Where: PNE Amphitheatre
What: Barnburning rock band Collective Soul are pumped and primed to celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2019 in all-out style, but they’re really just gearing up for the long haul. The Gin Blossoms have undoubtedly left their mark on the Rock music map. The Grammy nominated band’s fusion of Melodic Rock, Pop, Folk and Country elements has helped pave the way for the modern Rock of today.

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Vancouver Canadians vs Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

Where: Nat Bailey Stadium
What: Take me out to the ballgame! Enjoy the footlong hotdogs, the peanuts, the sushi run? It is all there for you when you watch the local minor league Vancouver Canadians at Nat Bailey Stadium. Join the Vancouver Canadians as they take on the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes at the Postgame Fireworks Extravaganza.

Calexico and Iron & Wine

Where: Vogue Theatre
What: Touring their first full-length collaboration album, Arizona-based Indie Rock group Calexico joins forces with American singer-songwriter Iron & Wine. Doors at 7pm


Where: Blue Light Studio
What: In a genre which heeds its roots, Shadowfax blends tradition with contemporary. The up and coming Canadian folk band’s material pays homage to a land of early settlers and the romanticism of our natural world. Rich soundscapes, abounding tenor vocals, driving acoustics, radiant electric guitar and diverse drumming create profound tales from a time before.

Summer Activities at Trimble Park with WPGCC

Trimble Park Playground Family Events

Where: Trimble Park Playground
What: Kids and grownups of all ages can enjoy games, crafts, splashing around in the supervised wading pool, a rock climbing/ bouldering wall, swings, slides, play structures and more at the Trimble Park Playground events with West Point Grey Community Centre. Join us 6 days per week for activities including a BBQ, run until 8pm on Family Fun Nights on Wednesdays, and 3:30pm the rest of the week. Event does not run on Sundays.
Runs Until: Saturday August 24, 2019

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Haney Farmers Market

Where: Haney Farmers Market, Maple Ridge
What: This fabulous event is held every Saturday from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM beginning May 11, ending undercover November 9 in Memorial Peace Park. Browse and meet the artists selling pottery, woodwork, jewelry, body care, clothing, fine cheese and wine. Enjoy live music and street performers, food and beverage tastings and delicious food and snacks.
Runs Until: Saturday November 9, 2019

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Sunday August 25

Visites en français / Tour of The Polygon Gallery in French

Where: The Polygon Gallery
What: Join us at The Polygon Gallery at for a guided tour in French, led by an arts professional. Learn more about the history of the Gallery and the summer exhibitions: Christian Marclay: The Clock, Sara Cwynar: Gilded Age II, Samuel Roy-Bois: Reward Friends, Punish Enemies, and Dog Days.

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CAG Sunday Afternoon Tours

Where: Contemporary Art Gallery
What: Join CAG Visitor Coordinator Jocelyn Statia for a Sunday afternoon tour of the current exhibitions: Maryam Jafri: Automatic Negative Thought, and Rolande Souliere: Frequent Stopping IV and V. No reservation required, simply just turn up!


Where: 1100 Mainland St
What: Pet-A-Palooza is the West Coast’s largest outdoor pet festival. This free and pet-friendly festival is the most fun you’ll have with your pet all summer. Bring your pet to sample treats, food, accessories, toys, and get hooked up with loads of free swag!

Tahltan/Tlinglit and Edzi’u | The Polygon

Breathe Out, Listen In: Music About Time

Where: The Polygon Gallery
What: Join Blueridge Chamber Music Festival and The Polygon Gallery in an exploration of musical time. Experience a soundwork by emerging Tahltan/Tlinglit composer and musician Edzi’u. Inspired by her family’s tradition of storytelling, Kime Ani explores issues of culture and identity.  Working with vintage and current audio recordings, electronic instruments and voice, Edzi’u interprets stories from three generations of her grandmothers and matriarchs.

Vancouver Queer Film Festival Closing Gala

Where: The Junction
What: Performances from some of our city’s best drag artists and gender benders, bumpin’ beats from our DJs and a sweaty dance floor.

Vancouver Canadians

Vancouver Canadians vs Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

Where: Nat Bailey Stadium
What: Take me out to the ballgame! Enjoy the footlong hotdogs, the peanuts, the sushi run? It is all there for you when you watch the local minor league Vancouver Canadians at Nat Bailey Stadium. Join the Vancouver Canadians as they take on the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes at A&W Family Fun Sunday.

Styx | Jason Powell

Summer Night Concerts at the PNE Fair: STYX

Where: PNE Amphitheatre
What: The six men comprising Styx have committed to rocking the Paradise together with audiences far and wide by entering their second decade of averaging over 100 shows a year, and each one of them is committed to making the next show better than the last. Styx draws from over four decades of barnburning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts.


Where: Railway Stage & Beer Café
What: William Mimnaugh (stage name WiL) is a contemporary roots artist who makes his home on Vancouver Island, Canada. Coined by press as the “Best. Acoustic. Guitar. Player. Ever”, he is first to maintain that is simply not true; but will concede to possessing a very particular style cultivated through years of experience both on and off the road. Whether solo, trio or with ‘just his drummer’, Mimnaugh is in his element, delivering his eclectic arsenal of catchy roots infused rock with a dichotomous mixture of delicate beauty and fierce fiery vengeance.

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Deep Into Darkness

Where: Culture Lab, Founders’ Lounge, Historic Theatre, and The Cultch
What: Dive into the mind of Edgar Allan Poe as he desperately searches for his lost love in this tragic dream within a dream. While exploring the 20+ rooms, 3 floors, and countless tales, you will unravel the mystery of this chaotic descent into madness.
Runs Until: Sunday August 25, 2019



Where: VanCity Theatre
What: Nestled in an isolated mountain region deep within the Balkans, Hatidze Muratova lives with her ailing mother in a village without roads, electricity or running water. She’s the last in a long line of Macedonian wild beekeepers, eking out a living farming honey in small batches to be sold in the closest city – a mere four hours’ walk away. Hatidze’s peaceful existence is thrown into upheaval by the arrival of an itinerant family, with their roaring engines, seven rambunctious children and herd of cattle.
Runs until: Saturday August 25, 2019

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Where: Various Theatres
What: Far from its humble roots, starting as a small volunteer project in 1989, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival is now the largest queer arts event in Western Canada. Each summer, the festival brings the very best in intersectional queer independent cinema from around the world to Vancouver.
Runs Until: Sunday August 25, 2019

Theatre Under the Stars

Theatre Under the Stars presents Mamma Mia! And Disney’s Newsies

Where: Malkin Bowl
What: A beloved Vancouver tradition since 1940, TUTS’ 2019 season offers two stunning musicals: one that tells the lighthearted tale of a mother and a daughter who embark on a hilarious quest to discover the identity of her true father; the other shares the stirring account of a ragged band of newspaper boys and street urchins who strike for fair pay and humane working conditions in 1899 New York City.
Runs Until: Saturday August 25, 2019

Sunday Afternoon Salsa

Sunday Afternoon Salsa

Where: UBC Robson Square
What: Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square is an annual series of FREE outdoor salsa dances held at Robson Square in downtown Vancouver during the summer months of July and August. Try the free lesson at 3pm, watch the performances at 5pm, or just check out the social dancing throughout the afternoon and see how much fun it is!
Runs Until: Sunday August 25, 2019

Music at the Cannery | Gulf of Georgia Cannery

Music at the Cannery

Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site, Richmond
What: Steveston’s summertime music series returns to the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site on Friday evenings in July and August. Concerts will take place on the Cannery’s outdoor tank deck or inside the historic building in inclement weather. The show will go on, rain or shine!
Runs Until: Friday August 30, 2019

River Rock Casino’s Summer Lights Patio Party

Where: River Rock Casino Resort
What: Bring your crew Friday and Saturday nights to The Rock. Free admission, featuring live DJs and food & drink specials.
Runs until: Saturday August 31, 2019

Dog Days

Dog Days

Where: The Polygon Gallery
What: Dog Days is a survey of the camera’s interactions with our canine companions. Today, dogs figure prominently in visual culture through Instagram feeds, viral videos, memes and other media, yet our photographic obsession with dogs is as old as the camera itself. Dog Days features contemporary works, classic images, and vintage photographs from several local archives and collections, considering how dogs have shaped, and are shaped by, human society.
Runs Until: Sunday September 1, 2019

Butterflies at the Aquarium

Butterflies at the Vancouver Aquarium

Where: The Vancouver Aquarium
What: Step out of British Columbia’s temperate rainforest and into the Amazon’s tropical rainforest when you enter the Graham Amazon Gallery. Discover a wide variety of butterflies, including blue morphos, giant owls and heliconians, as you stroll along the boardwalk. Keen eyes will spy them feeding on nectar, fruit and flowers, camouflaging on tree trunks, courting a mate and hitchhiking on lucky visitors.
Runs until: September 2019

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The Fair at the PNE

Where: Pacific National Exhibition
What: It’s not every day you can explore exhibits, enjoy live performances, be thrilled by rides, play games, learn about livestock, shop for treasures, and eat the yummiest food all in one place. Kids of all ages love BC’s legendary Fair at the PNE!
Runs Until: Monday September 2, 2019

Moving Still: Performative Photography from India

Moving Still: Performative Photography from India

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery & Annex Theatre
What: A major exhibition of works by thirteen artists based in India whose photographic practices focus on constructing and reconstructing realities. The exhibition and will showcase more than one hundred works, dating from the 1800s to the present, and examines themes of gender, religion and sexual identity using photography, an important medium in India since the mid-nineteenth century.
Runs until: Sunday September 2, 2019

Making Waves: The Story and Legacy of Greenpeace

Where: Vancouver Maritime Museum
What: With humble beginnings in Vancouver, Greenpeace has grown into a large organization with offices in 40 countries. The NGO has protested numerous causes: whaling, deforestation, mining, genetic testing, and nuclear testing. Explore this exhibit that goes from their first voyage from Vancouver to Amchitka to protest Nuclear testing on an old fishing vessel to how cities, government, and industry today are developing new policies, technologies, and sustainable practices to ensure the preservation of our environment.
Runs until: Monday September 9, 2019

The Clock by Christian Marclay

The Clock by Christian Marclay

Where: The Polygon Gallery
What: Recognized as one of the most important contemporary artworks of our time, The Clock is an audiovisual tour-de-force. Presented in a custom-built cinema within the gallery, the work montages film and television footage from the last 70 years. The time represented in each clip is synchronized with actual time, allowing The Clock to function as a 24-hour timepiece. On select Fridays, the gallery will stay open overnight for 24-hour screenings. During these overnight screenings, visitors will be able to see the evening and early morning sections of the film.
Runs Until: Sunday September 15, 2019

Bill Reid Gallery | Language Matters

Language Matters

Where: Bill Reid Gallery
What: Water is an essential ingredient for human life—it connects us geographically, culturally, and socially while fueling our bodies and spirits. Guest curators ReMatriate Collective reveal the unique connection between womxn and water in the matriarchal societies of the Northwest Coast, with special attention to the roles of child-bearers, healers, and doulas.
Runs Until: Monday September 16, 2019

Rolande Souliere: Frequent Stopping IV and V

Rolande Souliere: Frequent Stopping IV and V

Where: Contemporary Art Gallery
What: The multi-media practice of Australia-based Anishinaabe artist Rolande Souliere entangles the visual language of hard-edged geometric abstraction with that of contemporary traffic signage to consider how colonial infrastructures mark both spaces and the people inhabiting them. Her solo exhibition Frequent Stopping IV and V presents new large-scale, site-specific work at the Contemporary Art Gallery’s two public sites: its street level façade and the nearby Yaletown-Roundhouse Station. This exhibition draws from Souliere’s ongoing body of work that creates interventions using caution tape and street barrier patterns in immersive, muscular installations.
Runs until: Friday September 20, 2019

Bard on the Beach

Bard on the Beach

Where: Bard on the Beach Festival Site, Vanier Park
What: Bard on the Beach, Western Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festival, welcomes you to join them for their 30th season. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront of Vanier Park, this year’s lineup includes: The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare In Love, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Coriolanus.
Runs until: Saturday September 21, 2019

CAG presents Maryam Jafri | Automatic Negative Thought

CAG presents Maryam Jafri | Automatic Negative Thought

Where: Contemporary Art Gallery
What: Extending across both of CAG’s two gallery spaces, the exhibition will include the presentation of three recent series of sculptural works alongside a new video work co-commissioned by CAG and Taxispalais Kunsthalle Tirol in Innsbruck, Austria. The artist explores the ways the body is increasingly experienced as a site of anxiety-fueled narcissism and self-surveillance that is politically and economically produced.
Runs Until: Sunday September 22, 2019

The Polygon | Sara Cwynar: Gilded Age II

Sara Cwynar: Gilded Age II

Where: The Polygon Gallery
What: Organized by Vancouver curator Jenn Jackson, Gilded Age II is Cwynar’s first solo exhibition on the West Coast. The exhibition features recent photographs and two videos, reflecting Cwynar’s interest in the enduring legacies of design and popular imagery in contemporary consciousness. Across Cwynar’s works, found photographs, everyday artefacts, illustrations, notes, and models unfold and challenge enduring systems of value and meaning.
Runs Until: Sunday September 22, 2019

Shipyards Night Market

Shipyards Night Market

Where: The Shipyards, North Vancouver
What: Fresh food, locally made products, musicians, art and entertainment. The festivities in the Square kick off at 5pm on Friday nights where you will find 100+ vendors selling fresh food and locally made products. The Friday Night Market also includes a beer garden serving local craft beer and cider as well as Betty’s Vodka Iced Tea. You must me 19+ to enter the beer garden. On the Shipbuilders’ Stage there is live music until 10pm, showcasing talent from all over BC.
Runs until: Friday September 27, 2019

Alberto Giacometti: A Line Through Time

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
What: With more than 130 artworks on view, this exhibition will present the work of Alberto Giacometti, one of the twentieth century’s most renowned and influential artists. Including masterful works in sculpture, painting, drawing and design, it will examine the breadth of Giacometti’s practice while highlighting his place among his contemporaries in Paris and London
Runs until: Sunday September 29, 2019

Wild Things: The Power of Nature in Our Lives

Where: Museum of Vancouver
What: This exhibition delves into the life stories of local animals and plants—how they relate to each other and how they connect people to nature in the city. Scenic design, videos, taxidermy, crowd-sourcing technologies, and the display of natural specimens breathe life into these tales of co-habitation. The immersive nature of the exhibition, including hands-on activities, encourages visitors to examine their relationship with nature, think about momentarily disconnecting from their devices, and find equilibrium with the natural world around them.
Runs until: Monday September 30, 2019

Womxn and Waterways

Where: Bill Reid Gallery
What: Explore the unique connection between womxn and water in the matriarchal societies of the Northwest Coast, with special attention to the roles of child-bearers, healers, and doulas. Artists Richelle Bear Hat (Blackfoot/Cree), Krystle Coughlin (Selkirk), Lindsay Katsitsakataste Delaronde (Mohawk), Alison Marks (Tlingit), Dionne Paul (Nuxalk/Sechelt), Kali Spitzer (Kaska Dena), Marika Echachis Swan (Nuu-chah-nulth), Carrielynn Victor (Sto:lo), Veronica Rose Waechter (Gitxsan) and Water Keeper, Audrey Siegl (Musqueam) will explore water as a crucial element of creation, its historical uses for survival, and contemporary over-consumption as a threat to sensitive coastal ecosystems.
Runs until: Wednesday October 2, 2019

Shake Up: Preserving What We Value

Shake Up: Preserving What We Value

Where: Museum of Anthropology
What: The exhibition will bring to light the convergence of earthquake science and technology with the rich Indigenous knowledge and oral history of the living cultures represented in MOA’s Northwest Coast collection. Beyond scientific discoveries, knowledge of earthquakes and natural disasters has been passed down through generations throughout many cultures, including those of the Northwest Coast First Nations. Also as part of the exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity to see the majestic poles of the Great Hall undergo conservation, many for the first time in 40 years.
Runs until: Fall 2019

Richmond Night Market

Richmond Night Market

Where: Richmond, BC
What: Stop by for authentically Asian snacks, street food and retailers selling unique accessories and knick-knacks at street-side prices. Some merchants are willing to bargain, so channel your inner negotiator and you’ll leave with a haul. There’s a diverse array of nightly live entertainment ranging from music and dance performances to carnival games and rides.
Runs until: Friday October 4, 2019

Steveston Heritage Experience

Steveston Heritage Experience

Where: Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site
What: The Steveston Heritage Experience leads you back in time on an interactive walking tour, stopping at four celebrated historic attractions — Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, the Steveston Tram, the Steveston Museum, and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. Along the way, you’ll hear eye-opening tales of yesteryear village life, as told by a chatty local who seems to have just stepped from the streets of 1914. Carefully chosen food and beverage tastings will be served along the way.
Runs Until: Saturday October 5, 2019

Shadows, Strings and Other Things: The Enchanting Theatre of Puppets

Where: Museum of Anthropology
What: This enchanting exhibition illustrates the role puppets have played around the world in the transmission of cultural knowledge, stories, and values from generation to generation. Shadows, Strings and Other Things features a broad array of puppets, old and new, from 15 countries in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Visitors will have the opportunity to view more than 250 handcrafted puppets from MOA’s collection — the largest in Western Canada — plus, new acquisitions from China, Brazil, Italy, Java, the UK, and France revealed to the public for the first time. Enter into an immersive and theatrical world for visitors of all ages.
Runs until: Monday October 14, 2019

Vikky Alexander: Extreme Beauty

Vikky Alexander: Extreme Beauty

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
What: The Vancouver Art Gallery presents Vikky Alexander: Extreme Beauty, the first retrospective of the renowned Canadian artist. Alexander became known for her investigations of the appropriated image, the artificiality of nature and the seduction of space in the 1980s. Extreme Beauty showcases more than eighty works from this artist’s career whose practice includes photography, sculpture, collage and installation.
Runs Until: Sunday October 20, 2019

Lonsdale Farmers’ Market

Where: Lonsdale Quay
What: Stroll the boardwalk and take in ocean and city skyline views from North Vancouver’s Lonsdale Quay while you check out fresh, locally grown produce, delicious baked goods and nifty crafts created by local growers, bakers, and crafters.
Runs Until: Saturday October 26, 2019 (Saturdays)

The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park

Where: Stanley Park
What: There’s more to Stanley Park than incredible scenery. It’s also recently been home to crime, riots, persecution, political intrigue, class warfare, logging, hunting, disease, military installations, remarkable public art, ecological catastrophes, secret construction mega-projects, poetry, scandal, and murder.
Runs until: Saturday November 30, 2019 (Saturdays)

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Jazz Vespers

Where: First Baptist Church
What: St. Andrew’s Wesley’s Jazz Vespers, is celebrating its 26th Anniversary. Every Sunday from 4-5 PM, you’ll be tapping your toes and clapping your hands to the amazing sounds of local and international jazz giants. It’s an hour of jazz interspersed with reflections on love, faith and hope given by Rev. Dan Chambers or Very Rev. Dr. Gary Paterson.
Runs Until: Sunday December 29, 2019

Samuel Roy-Bois

Samuel Roy-Bois: Reward Friends, Punish Enemies

Where: The Polygon Gallery
What: Reward Friends, Punish Enemies is a site-responsive installation – imagined as an intervention into the architectural space of The Polygon—that invokes histories of resource extraction and the forest industry on the North Shore. Roy-Bois’ rustic, handcrafted aesthetic rubs against the steel-and-glass design of the gallery and the surrounding waterfront developments, upending distinctions between interior and exterior, private and public.
Runs Until: December 30, 2019

How Far Do You Travel

How Far Do You Travel

Where: Select B-Line TransLink busses
What: Five Canadian artists — Diyan Achjadi, Patrick Cruz, Rolande Souliere, Erdem Tasdelen and Anna Torma — are being commissioned to graphically wrap the exterior of a series of articulated buses traveling on major routes in Metro Vancouver.
Runs until: Tuesday December 31, 2019

Emily Carr | Trevor Mills, Vancouver Art Gallery

Emily Carr in the Rotunda

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
What: The Vancouver Art Gallery is home to the finest collection of art by Emily Carr (1871–1945) in the world. Our collection is particularly rich in her forest paintings from the 1930s. This installation in the Gallery’s rotunda reflects Carr’s direct engagement with and great affection for British Columbia’s landscape—for her, a site of artistic and spiritual inquiry. This installation brings together four of Carr’s iconic paintings: Big Raven (1931); Red Cedar (1931); Scorned as Timber, Beloved of the Sky (1935); and Above the Gravel Pit (1937).
Runs Until: Tuesday December 31, 2019

VIFF Screenings

Where: Vancouver International Film Centre
What: Year-round VIFF presents some of the world’s best cinema fused with related talks and events in a unique Films+ model.
Runs Until: Tuesday December 31, 2019

Teatro Intimo Del Flamenco

Teatro Intimo Del Flamenco

Where: The Improv Centre, Granville Island
What: Karen Flamenco brings the glamour and extravagance of a large flamenco dance production onto a small theatrical stage. The one-hour production welcomes audiences of all ages with live traditional flamenco music, dance, storylines, puppetry and magic. With theatre style seating and bistro-style table seats, every audience member will get a close-up and personal experience that is very typical of a traditional Spanish Tablao.
Runs until: Saturday May 1, 2020

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