What: Ce Soir Noir is back for its third annual picnic of darkness. Guests are asked to show up to this free public event dressed head to toe in black, and come equipped with a blanket and all the food and beverage they can handle. Ce Soir Noir has also partnered with Backpack Buddies, who will have a booth accepting kid-friendly food donations at the picnic. Donations are not required to attend, but is recommended.
When: August 24
Time: 5 to 10 pm
Where: Crab Park, 101 East Waterfront Road, Vancouver
What: For the better part of this band’s four-decade career, they’ve been the gold standard for puerility in pop-punk. But what do you expect from a band that pledged “Thou shalt not commit adulthood”?
When: Thursday, August 24 and Friday, August 25
Time: Doors 7 pm / Show 8 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
What: Voices is a one-woman improvised musical performed by Jennifer Pielak, co-directed by Alison Chisholm, with piano by Peter Abando. Inspired by the many voices we all have in our heads, Jennifer will be pulling inspiration from the audience to create the characters. Followed by a post-show artist talk-back.
When: August 24
Time: 7 pm
Where: Anvil Centre, 4th Floor Landing – 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
What: A large inflatable screen will pop up at Canada Place, creating the perfect environment to take in Wayne’s World under the stars with the North Shore mountains in the background. To give your night two thumbs up, do yourself a favour and bring a lawn chair (or you’ll be sitting on the hard ground) and blankets (it gets cold). And keep in mind that this is a family-friend event – smoking or alcohol is not permitted.
What: This four-day wine and food festival features iconic BC wines, celebrity chefs, and interactive experiences. The Wines of British Columbia is launching the inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience weekend bringing as many as 60 BC wineries and 16 top chefs from western Canada to the Okanagan Valley August 24 through 27.