MUSIC & DANCE
Until August 10
VANCOUVER BACH FESTIVAL
Early Music Vancouver offers local Bach enthusiasts a “Best of” collection of the legendary composer’s masterworks, from exquisite chamber music to monumental orchestral undertakings, via 15 concerts. For the first time ever, the festival will feature an ensemble-in-residence: the internationally acclaimed Gli Angeli Genève from Switzerland.
Various Vancouver venues.
Tickets and schedule at www.earlymusic.bc.ca
August 12, 19, 26
ALL OVER THE MAP 2018
The spotlight is on highly physical global dance in this annual outdoor performance series. August 12: Calle Verde. August 19: Fin de Fiesta Flamenco. August 26: Kunda African Culture Music and Dance.
Ron Basford Park on Granville Island (next to Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street, Vancouver). Free admission
Until August 17
CBC MUSICAL NOONERS
Free concerts every weekday on the CBC Vancouver outdoor stage. Highlights for August include Will Stroet, Tanga, Petunia and the Vipers, David Ward, Roy Forbes, Caleb Heart, Sister Speak, Wooden Horsemen, and Coco Jafro.
700 Hamilton Street (between West Georgia Street and Robson Street, Vancouver).
Lineup and schedule at www.cbc.ca
DAVINA AND THE VAGABONDS
Filled with New Orleans charm, Memphis soul swagger, and tender gospel passages, Davina and The Vagabonds’ music synthesize 100 years of American tradition with tunes combining edgy nostalgia and fresh new music.
Frankie’s Jazz Club (765 Beatty Street, Vancouver). Tickets $30 at www.coastaljazz.ca
Until August 17
A FEW GOOD MEN
Based on true events that transpired at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in July 1986, Aaron Sorkin’s riveting courtroom drama poses questions directly pertinent in our world today: what do we risk as a society as our reliance on
the military increases?
Jericho Arts Centre (1675 Discovery Street, Vancouver).
Tickets $23.66-$30 at www.ensembletheatrecompany.ca
Until August 18
THEATRE UNDER THE STARS
Vancouver’s beloved summer theatre company returns with two dazzling Broadway productions, performed on alternating nights in Stanley Park: the enchanted Cinderella, and the glitzy, toe-tapping classic 42nd Street.
Malkin Bowl (610 Pipeline Road, Stanley Park, Vancouver).
$30-$49 at www.tuts.ca
Until August 31
In a series of vignettes and improv games,
Vancouver TheatreSports League’s quick-witted improvisers lampoon a wide range of Vancouver stereotypes, like our obsession with fitness, our
quirky neighbourhoods, and our foodie scene.
The Improv Centre (1502 Duranleau Street,
Granville Island, Vancouver).
Tickets $8.75-$24.25 at www.vtsl.com
Until September 30
This compelling exhibition offers a historical and cultural survey of the cabin in North America through architectural models, drawings and plans; photography; full-scale cabins; historical documents, literature, film and ephemera.
Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby Street, Vancouver). Included with admission to the gallery. Info at www.vanartgallery.bc.ca
The Cinematheque’s annual foray into the shadowy world of American film noir returns with 10 torrid titles from noir’s hard-boiled heyday. This year’s lineup includes greatest hits (including Strangers on a Train), rarely revived treasures, and a trio of RKO classics (Out of the Past, Crossfire, and Macao) long out of commission in Canada.
The Cinematheque (1131 Howe Street, Vancouver).
$11-$13 at www.thecinematheque.ca
POWELL STREET FESTIVAL
The largest Japanese Canadian summer festival in Canada returns for its 42nd edition. Featuring martial arts demonstrations, food and craft vendors, traditional and contemporary performances
(including Nakatani Gong Orchestra, the only
bowing Gong orchestra in existence in the world today), children’s activities, art and film installations, and a sumo tournament.
Oppenheimer Park (400-block, Powell Street, Vancouver) and surrounding venues.
Free event; schedule at www.powellstreetfestival.com
August 18-September 3
THE FAIR AT THE PNE
BC’s iconic Fair at the PNE serves up drool-worthy food, rock and pop concerts, crowd-pleasing exhibits, and more than 50 thrilling rides and attractions. Highlights for 2018 include The Lost World of Dragons exhibition, and concerts from Chicago, Wilson Phillips, The Village People. Kool & the Gang, Jann Arden, Burton Cummings, and Boyz II Men.
PNE Grounds (2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver).
Single tickets $7-$15 at www.pne.ca