What: Centred around a confident but unreliable mystery woman, this 2002 labyrinthine neo-noir is arguably director Brian De Palma’s most underrated movie. Described as “elegant and slippery” by Roger Ebert, this is one not to miss.
Where: VIFF Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
When: Tuesday, July 19, at 3 pm, also on Wednesday, July 20, at 8:45 pm
What: Comedian and Vancouverite Byron Bertram hasn’t done anything wrong, but he still feels bad about it. This confidently vulnerable, insecure ego maniac takes you a personal and relatable journey of mental health issues and hilarity.
Where: Havana – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
When: Tuesday, July 19 through Saturday, July 23, at 8 pm
Tickets: On Eventbrite, $10 in advance, or $15 on the door
What: The ‘Caps will be playing a friendly against English Premier League side Crystal Palace, as part of the Sixth Annual Guangzhou-Vancouver Friendship Cities Cup to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the sister cities’ relationship.
A promo shot for The Country Wife (Ensemble Theatre Company)
What: The Ensemble Theatre Company presents this sexually frank play, as ready to skewer marriage as it is infidelity. Penned by William Wycherley, its linguistic energy, brilliant wit, naughtiness and complexity have made it a staple of the modern stage.
Where: Jericho Arts Centre – 1675 Discovery St, Vancouver
When: Tuesday, July 19, at 8 pm, plus post-show talkback, then various dates through Thursday, August 18.