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: Vancouver comedian Graham Clark hosts one of the longest-running shows in town. The best part of the show may very well be the oddball audience prizes that Clark himself finds at flea markets and garage sales around the city.
Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
What: You may think The Fair is overpriced and far too small for a metro region of 2.5 million, but it’s hard to say no when admission is free. Expect long lineups if the weather cooperates. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Where: The Fair at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
What: Skye Edwards, Morcheeba’s singer/composer and Ross Godfrey, guitarist/composer/producer are working on a new album for their Morcheeba fans. It will have the signature mix of influences from trip hop, blues and downtempo soul.
Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 E. Pender, Vancouver
When: Tuesday, August 30, doors 8 pm, show at 9 pm
What: Join Kits Space’s yoga teachers for a free yoga class on the last day of the outdoor yoga season. The session will be followed by a community potluck picnic. Some food and drinks will be provided, but please bring your own too.
Where: Kitsilano Beach – Vancouver
When: Wednesday, August 31, yoga from 7 to 8 pm, picnic from 8 to 10 pm
What: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is the final film of the Drive-In Movie Series, which fittingly finishes up on the 30th anniversary of the classic 1986 movie. So, come, see one of our favourite movies of all time – just don’t borrow your friend’s dad’s Ferrari!
Where: Lansdowne Centre, West parking lot – 5300 No. 3 Road, Richmond
When: Wednesday, August 31, at sunset
Drive-In: Parking is on a first-come first-served basis, movie audio will be broadcast over FM radio
Walk-In: Easiest to take the Canada Line to Lansdowne Station
What: Drop by to tell the City of Vancouver’s project team about your vision for the renewed park and learn about the design process. This event takes place alongside the Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House Harvest Festival.
What: You’ll need to register in pairs for this three-week intensive, covering all of the essential duo skills. Students will learn character diversity, multi character editing, duo edits, openings suitable for duos before a final public showcase.
Where: Instant Studios – 529 East Broadway, Vancouver
What: Showing as part of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, this documentary takes place in the Downtown Eastside, where director Juan Manuel Sepúlveda spent two years hanging out and getting to know the locals.
Where: VIFF Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
When: Thursday, September 1, at 8 pm
Tickets: At VLAFF, $12 full price, $10 for students
What: With lyrics rooted in high school heartbreak and self deprecation, Peach Pit’s songs spin stories of backstabbing best friends and drug addicted tour guides. Meanwhile, Dino Lite reveal only that they sing about dead stars and folk gazing.
Where: The Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
What: A special Back To School edition of your favourite retro hits night, with DJs
Fink & Sea (80s Night), The Gal Pals aka Jamie Tay and Sarah Faye (F.R.I.E.N.D.S. and Junior High & Bazz Mathe’ (Common People.)
Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver