What: This jaw-dropping documentary film follows a journalist who intends to document an international tickling competition for kicks. Instead, he finds a bizarre, threatening world created by a bully with deep pockets.
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
When: Tuesday, August 2, doors at 7 pm, movie at 7:30 pm
Tickets: From the Rio, $12 on the door, $10 in advance
What: The Rackets & Runners Run Club is offering a fun clinic geared to new runners and runners looking to establish a regular training routine heading into the Fall. The end of this clinic coincides perfectly with the Granville Island Turkey Trot.
Where: Rackets & Runners – 3880 Oak Street, Vancouver
When: Clinic runs from Tuesday, August 2, until Friday, October 7; sign up permitted until August 16.
What: This Australian ska and jazz band is bound to get you jumping, with their signature fusion of jazz, ska, funk and rock with heavy Latin influences. They’re in Vancouver touring their latest album, Rising With The Sun.
Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
When: Tuesday, August 2 and Wednesday, August 3, doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm
What: Sick of cans of beer and pizza in a box? Time to class it up. No boring speeches here, no guy standing up there talking about his startup – this event is full of fun cocktails for all the sexy techies out there.
Where: The Blackbird Public House – 905 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver