What: Grammy award-winner Bruno Mars is on a world tour in support of his new album 24K Magic, offering his usual classic showmanship in the vein of James Brown and Michael Jackson, with a tightly choreographed nine-piece soul band.
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
What: Take a drive and cuddle up, or bring a blanket and lawn chair and settle in for a screening of the of the 1993 box office smash, Jurassic Park. Parking is on a first-come first-served basis (first 200 vehicles), with movie audio will be broadcast over FM radio. And keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event, so smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited.
When: July 26
Where: Lansdowne Centre, west parking lot – 5300 No. 3 Road, Richmond
What: Grab a picnic and the family and head over to Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park Plaza for Shakespeare in the Park. Place des Arts’ Summer Teen Theatre Troupe presents a wild, fun-filled adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Kevin Bennett. Complete with lively music and audience participation, this show is a theatrical treat for all ages.
When: July 26 to 30
Time: Wednesday to Saturday at 7 pm, Sunday at 2 pm
Where: Town Centre Plaza – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
What: Drag Queens read from their favourite books. Featuring Oliv x, Karmella Barr, Dust Cwaine and friends, it’s time to turn the cafe into an evening salon. Evocative, sassy readings and heaps of fun await you.
Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week/Image: Thosh Collins
What: All of the fashion shows will feature collections from Indigenous fashion designers and models from across Canada. Each day throughout the four-day event there will be two shows from 5 to 10 pm featuring things like 40 Indigenous designers, storytellers, hosts, and immersive Indigenous art installations from across Canada.
When: July 26 to 29
Time: 5 to 10 pm
Where: Larwill Park – 688 Cambie Street and Beatty Streets (July 26), Queen Elizabeth Theatre lobby – 650 Hamilton Street (July 27 to 29)