What: It’s Canada’s 150th birthday and Vancouver TheatreSports League (VTSL) is celebrating with a humorous look at what makes Canadians, well…Canadian. The improv comedians will be highlighting the stereotypes associated with Canada and leaving audiences laughing until their sides hurt at The Improv Centre with their brand new show – ‘Oh, Canada – The True North Strong and Funny’.
When: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until September 2
What: Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy is a storytelling show which shines a light on the path from Mark Hughes’s dark and grim past of street life, addiction, and prison, using introspective and playful tools gleaned from doing stand-up comedy.
When: June 29 to July 1
Time: 8 pm
Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
What: Food For Thought will be in its sophomore year this summer, and for 2017 they’ve put together a diverse lineup of food folks offering their own take on food-related topics sure to delight and inspire. You’ll get to have your say too; Food For Thought includes a panel discussion with audience participation.
What:They aren’t exactly jazz per se, but DJ collective Thievery Corporation are sure to be one of Jazz Fest’s most popular draws. Even without the support of a major record label, Eric Hilton and Rob Garza have managed to sell millions of records and have amassed an incredibly loyal fanbase. Celebrating the release of this year’s The Temple of I & I, the D.C. duo will perform tracks new and old while accompanied by a massive live band.
When: June 29
Time: 8 pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre – 884 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Available online from $95 to $110 (All ages)
What: The Westside Community Food Market gives small scale and new local vendors an opportunity to sell their produce directly to customers, while also helping low-income and vulnerable populations access local foods that are close to home through a coupon program. Vendors this year include Charmmala, The Lemon Square, and Crow & Co.
When: Every Thursday during the summer
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: Kits House – 2305 West 7th Avenue. Vancouver
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.