What: From the folks that brought you Mermaid Club Comedy at the Railway Club, comes a new comedy show at another bar. This is the first ever Chug-A-Lug Comedy show, hosted by Vancouver favourites Stefan MacNeil, Brad Dorion and Jenny Toews.
When: Monday, August 8, doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm
Where: Yagger’s Downtown Restaurant and Sports Bar – 433 West Pender Street, Vancouver
What: Popular indie rockers Foals have four studio albums, including their 2015 release What Went Down. Known for their epic performances at Coachella, Glastonbury and other global music fests – these are bound to sell out.
When: Monday, August 8 at 7 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
What: The Evo Summer Cinema Series of free outdoor movies in Stanley Park brings you Labyrinth and an evening dedicated to the late, great David Bowie. As well as the movie, there will also be a pre-show screening of career-spanning Bowie music videos.
Where: Ceperley Meadows (Second Beach), Stanley Park
What: In this workshop you will learn about Radical Mycology, a grassroots movement and social philosophy. You’ll find out basic techniques for propagation, cultivation, allyship, the role of fungi in the ecosystem and more.
What: Caskapalooza returns, with more than 20 casks to be sampled, to raise funds towards The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and help sponsor a family in need for Christmas this year. Plus, win a chance to brew your own beer at Parkside Brewery!
Where: Craft Beer Market – 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
What: The start of a four-week course on finding genuine impulse, honesty, physical connection and creation through the mask of clown, this class will allow you to unleash your inner fool and experience full body physical performance.
Where: Instant Studios – 529 East Broadway, Vancouver
When: Tuesday, August 9, from 6:30 to 10 pm
Tickets: On Eventbrite, $249 for full four-week course
What: This course will take place entirely outside in VanDusen’s vegetable garden, giving participants a living window of knowledge into a food garden. Claire Smith will use garden examples to discuss organic gardening, harvest techniques and more.
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5151 Oak St, Vancouver
When: Wednesday, August 10, from 6:30 to 9 pm
Tickets: On Eventbrite, $50 for non-members, $42 for members
What: The world’s first international indigenous basketball tournament begins on Wednesday, featuring aboriginal teams from across Canada and the US, as well as a host of others, including the Maori National Team of New Zealand.
Where: Simon Fraser University – 8888 University Dr, Burnaby
When: From Wednesday, August 10, to Friday, August 12
What: Instagrammer Adam Hoens is renowned for his colourful, eye-catching portraits of hip-hop superstars like Kendrick Lamar, Tyler the Creator, and Mos Def – and now he’s presenting his very first solo exhibition, in Vancouver.
What: This showcase of the best LGBTQ+ films from Cannes, Sundance and local BC artists, along with directors, performing artists, and free workshops, plus parties and talk backs, begins on Thursday with the lush and poetic Summertime.
Where: Various movie theatres across Vancouver; Summertime screens at Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
When: Thursday, August 11 to Sunday, August 21; Summertime screens on Thursday, August 11, at 7 pm
Tickets: At queerfilmfestival.ca, individual movies $12 or $8 for students, six-pack $66 or $42 for students, super pass $165 or $135 for student.
What: Not everything is about high cocoa percentage and single malt. Enjoy a great evening tasting the best of whisky and chocolate – both made from minimal ingredients and using a complex and artisanal process to boost aromas and flavours.
Where: Xoxolat Chocolaterie – 1271 Homer St, Vancouver
What: Vancouver-based band The Tanglers is back in another fundraiser for The Lukas Project, a foster based hospice program for terminally ill dogs and cats. Adam Heard x Quarter Pounder will also be DJing.
Where: Playhouse Nightclub Vancouver – 1240 Thurlow Street, Vancouver
When: Thursday, August 11, DJs at 10 pm, show at 11 pm
What: “Goonies never say die!” This beloved 80s childhood classic follows a group of kids, who embark on a treasure-hunting journey after finding a mysterious map pointing them to the long lost, legendary pirate booty of a certain One-Eyed Willy.
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
When: Friday, August 12, doors at 11:30 pm, movie at 11:59 pm
Tickets: From the Rio, $10 on the door, $8 in advance
What: This Swedish indie electro-pop trio teams singer Andrew Wyatt with producing team Bloodshy & Avant, best known for working with Britney Spears, Madonna and Kylie Minogue. Now out on their own, this is sure to be a great show.
What: The Whitecaps, together with Latincouver, are holding a Latin pre-match performance by Las Estrellas de Vancouver ahead of their game against the San Jose Earthquakes. You can get tickets using promo code FIESTA.
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
When: Friday, August 12, kick-off at 8 pm
Tickets: On Ticketmaster, tickets usually $27-$142, promo seats $40
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What: The aSymmetry Project provides blank skateboards to artists who are free to use any method or style to convert the decks into original works of art. Each artist is then paired with a skateboarder who brings their own style and aesthetic to the table.
Where: Unit/Pitt Projects – 236 East Pender St, Vancouver
When: FromFriday, August 12, at 8 pm, to Saturday, August 13, at 5 pm