What: Some of Vancouver’s most celebrated theatre makers and industry professionals take you behind the scenes into their fascinating worlds, in a panel discussion exploring what it takes to bring Shakespeare from “the page to the stage.”
What: Every Monday pro comics from all over North America perform at Eight 1/2 Restaurant Lounge. $3.50 beers, and only $5 cover. This Monday’s lineup includes headliner Eddie Della Siepe, Jordan Ducharme, Fatima Dhowre and more!
Where: Eight 1/2 Restaurant Lounge – 151 East 8th Ave, Vancouver
What: “Soulful, passionate, heartfelt rock” is the perfect description of Chris Witoski’s music. With influences ranging from The Beatles to Nirvana, there is always something that appeals to even the toughest of audiences.
What: The ‘Caps will be playing a friendly against English Premier League side Crystal Palace, as part of the Sixth Annual Guangzhou-Vancouver Friendship Cities Cup to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the sister cities’ relationship.
What: Driftwood Brewing lives great beer, and at this event, so you will you. Executive Chef JJ Fraser will create a special four course menu designed to cut or compliment while maintaining a balance of flavours for both food and beer.
Where: CRAFT Beer Market Restaurant – 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
When: Tuesday, July 19, welcome beer at 6 pm, first course at 6:30 pm
Tickets: On Eventbrite, priced $60, includes five beers, four courses, taxes and gratuity.
What: Comedian and Vancouverite Byron Bertram hasn’t done anything wrong, but he still feels bad about it. This confidently vulnerable, insecure ego maniac takes you a personal and relatable journey of mental health issues and hilarity.
Where: Havana – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
When: Tuesday, July 19 through Saturday, July 23, at 8 pm
Tickets: On Eventbrite, $10 in advance, or $15 on the door
What: Are you interested in a firefighting career? This free public info session will give you the chance to learn how to become a Vancouver firefighter, chat with recruiters one on one, and speak with fire crews.
Where: Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services Training Centre – 1330 Chess Street, Vancouver
What: Tantalize your taste buds at several restaurants in the Fraserhood neighbourhood at this event presented by Vancouver Foodster. Restaurants include Straight Outta Brooklyn, Nammos Estiatorio and Chomp Vegan Eatery.
Where: Meet at Main Street Honey Shoppe – 4125 Main Street, Vancouver
What: A simple yet sumptuous meal, a cheeky glass of wine and a chance to get to know other women in the local LBTQ community. It’s like a big family dinner, if your entire family were made up of lesbians.
Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden – 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver
When: Wednesday, July 20, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Tickets: From Eventbrite, $60, includes buffet, dessert and wine or beer
What: The real-life, volcanic passion between screen legends Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton stoke the flames of director Mike Nichols’ debut feature. An icon of American cinema, the film burns up the screen with brilliant dramatic performances and a script seething with scathing (if not sadistic) wit.
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
When: Wednesday, July 20, doors 6 pm, movie 6:30 pm
Tickets: From the Rio, $10 in advance, $12 on the door
What: The free premiere of a new South African/Canadian feature satirical comedy that follows rival newspaper journalists staked out on a dead-end assignment who have to take matters in their own hands to get a story. Followed by a panel discussion on public/media access to information.
Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver
When: Thursday, July 21, from 6 to 9:30 pm
Register: At Eventbrite, completely free or by donation
What: Get a foundational knowledge of beer styles and how to enjoy them from CAMRA Vancouver. Eight beer styles from around the world will be sampled while the history of beer and the brewing process is explained.
Where: 12 Kings Pub – 395 Kingsway, Vancouver
When: Thursday, July 21, from 6 to 7:30 pm
Tickets: At Eventbrite, $7.50 for new CAMRA members, $10 for existing members, $15 for non-members
What: Vancouver’s first African Descent Festival kicks off two days of celebrations this Friday, showcasing public art, installations, modern and traditional based shows, night markets, crafts fair and musical performers of African descent.
Where: Thornton Park – 1166 Main Street, Vancouver
When: Friday, July 22, from noon to 3:30 pm, through Saturday, July 23, from noon to 9 pm
What: Meet 100+ singles in one night at this massive party, with added message boxes. See someone you like? Leave a message in their box. In the meantime, enjoy ice-breaker games, live music, palm readings and free henna.
Where: Belmont Bar – 1006 Granville Street, Vancouver
What: A weekend of Acro Yoga, handstands, slacklining and hooping also gets going this Friday. Expect beginners’ fundamentals classes, as well as lessons titled European Washing Machines, Flying Therapeutics and Let Whippin’ Begin!
Where: Trout Lake – 3360 Victoria Dr, Vancouver
When: StartsFriday, July 22, from 11:30 am to 6 pm, then Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, from 9:30 am to 6 pm
Tickets: On Eventbrite, ranging from single class $25 to full festival pass $200
DH Vancouver Staff
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