What: Drinks and a lively discussion about the fashion of local drag performers – the Bovines – an ensemble that performed throughout the Lower Mainland during the 1980s. Followed by drag shows from the lovely Peach Cobblah and Isolde N. Barron.
Where: Museum of Vancouver – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
When: Thursday, August 18, at 6 pm
Tickets: At the MOV, $15 full price or $11 for students
What: Come out for a picnic in your finest and not-so-finest Polka Dot attire. This will not be your stuffy dinner in white. Bring your friends, food and drinks, and a blanket to enjoy an evening in the park.
Where: Mount Pleasant Park – 3161 Ontario Street, Vancouver
What: A final, three-day exhibition of much of Canadian artist James Picard’s watercolours, ink and pencil drawings and oil and acrylic paintings, before he closes his Granville Street studio and moves to LA.
Where: Picard Studios Granville – 1067 Granville St, Vancouver
When: Closing party on Thursday, August 18, from 6 to 11 pm, plus two more exhibition days Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20, from 11 am to 7 pm
What: Playing Vancouver as part of the Enchanted Evenings Concert Series, award winning husband and wife team Silk Road Music delivers an innovative blend of Asian, jazz, Latin, Celtic music and classical Chinese instruments.
Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver
When: Thursday, August 18, doors open at 7 pm, concert runs from 8 to 10 pm