To mark the Straight's Golden Anniversary, we've curated 50 happenings you can't miss in 2017. Check back regularly for new additions and visit #Straight50: Vancouver's urban weekly, the Georgia Straight, celebrates 50 years to learn more about the history of the paper.

Thu, May 11

Thu, Jun 1

Much Ado about Nothing

Jun 1, 12:00am

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents William Shakespeare's comedy set in 1959 Italy, where a group of actors and filmmakers celebrate the wrap of their latest movie.

Thu, Jun 22

The Merchant of Venice

Jun 22, 12:00am

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival presents William Shakespeare's drama, set in modern-day Venice, that exposes the consequences of how we treat outsiders in our midst.

Thu, Jul 6

Indian Summer Festival Opening Gala

Jul 6, 7:00pm

Celebrate the opening of the Indian Summer Festival with live music by DJ Rup Sidhu and cuisine by Vij’s, Café Medina, Blue Water Café, Fairmont Waterfront, Bella Gelateria, Bauhaus, Jamjar, and Cacao.