What: Take back the streets for Pride Weekend in the heart of the Davie Street Village! The party will spill out from the Community Stage at the historic Rainbow Crosswalk, where you can pound the pavement to some of the city’s hottest talent and witness the annual Wimple-In ceremony of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
Where: Davie Street between Burrard and Jervis, Vancouver
When: Friday, July 29, 6 pm until midnight
Tickets: This is a free event, but if you want to buy alcohol, you’ll need to pay $5 in advance or $10 on the door for a 19+ wristband.
What: First up, a lively, illuminating and unexpectedly moving documentary about one of the most talented, influential, and iconoclastic filmmakers of all time, Brian De Palma. Second up, Scarface. This is paradise, I’m tellin’ ya.
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
When: Friday, July 29, De Palma doors 7 pm, movie 7:30 pm, Scarface doors 9:30 pm, movie at 10 pm
Tickets: From the Rio, double bill $16 on the door, $15 in advance, individual movies $12 on the door, $10 in advance
What: Venture into a world where dark is light, where the audience steers the moral compass, and where joy and chaos reign supreme. The gothic fairy tale takes centre stage in this improv theatre show, unlike anything you’ve seen in Vancouver.
Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
What: A glorious, geek-powered comedy night with headliner, professional impressionist, Patrick Maliha. Expect lots of sci-fi, fantasy, cyborgs, trolls, unicorns and level 12 elf warriors as they regale you with tales of levity and amusement.
Where: Seven Dining Lounge – 53 West Broadway, Vancouver
What: A series of free, live concerts at the CBC Plaza, every weekday at lunchtime. The lineup this year includes The Tourist Company, Jordan Klassen, Big Little Lions and for the kids, Will Stroet, co-creator and star of the musical TV series Will’s Jams.
When: From July 8 to August 19, Monday to Friday, noon to 1 pm