What: Burq Off is a coming-of-age comedy out of New York, about a British Pakistani girl finding herself in two madly opposing worlds. It’s all of the weird and wonderful contrasts that make up modern life, and will sure to be a hit in multicultural Vancouver. The autobiographical one-woman show by Nadia P. Manzoor is about “love, lies, a burqa and a bikini” and so much more.
Where: York Theatre – 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
What: Travis James is a singer-songwriter from Vancouver, British Columbia. He recently released his sophomore EP “Timeless As The Moon”, and is going on his first Canadian tour this summer. He begins in Vancouver and will end up in Ottawa, playing in 30 different cities along the way.
When: August 11
Time: 9 pm
Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
What: For The Radical’s One Year Anniversary, they have invited back two of their favourite Improv Voltron guests for their first-ever triple bill. Joining them at the Heritage Grill is Union Jacked and Carmelahhh Comedy.
Where: The Heritage Grill – 447 Columbia Street, Vancouver
What: The tenth annual Bollywood Under the Stars free outdoor movie returns to Metro Vancouver on August 11 with a screening of the 2013 hit romcom Chennai Express. Directed by Rohit Shetty, the film stars Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, following the duo’s love story after meeting on a train. There will be English subtitles.
When: August 11
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Newton Athletic Park – 7395 128th Street, Surrey
What: The weekend of yoga, running, beers, and live music will take place in and around Vancouver’s beautiful Stanley Park. A yoga lesson will be led by lululemon ambassador Goldie Graham, and runners of the half marathon will wind their way through a 21 km stretch featuring Gastown, Kitsilano, and the Stanley Park seawall before reaching the finish line in Coal Harbour.
When: August 11 and 12
Time: Half marathon begins at 7 am, Sunset Festival gates open at 4:30 pm, with yoga at 6 and concerts beginning at 7:30. A full schedule for both days can be found here.
Where: Friday’s activities taking place at Jack Poole Plaza and the Vancouver Convention Centre. Saturday’s half marathon will span all around Downtown Vancouver, and the Sunset Festival will be at Brockton Fields in Stanley Park – 1151 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver
Tickets: $45 for the Sunset Festival, available at Eventbrite