Things To Do: 6 can't-miss Vancouver arts events this week, July 11 to 17

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      Spreading it thick

      Vancouver TheatreSports League is taking a loving yet biting look at our hometown in its latest improv sendup, Avocado Toast. After all, they have a lot to work with—yoga pants, coffee addiction, bike lanes, craft-brew craziness, and sky-high rents, off the top of our heads, not to mention the summer dish for the health-obsessed that gives the newest show its title. Bring your own ideas and a sense of self-deprecating humour: as usual, the team relies on audience suggestions for its unscripted material. 

      Avocado Toast—Vancouver-Grown, Organic Free-Range Comedy is at the Improv Centre on Granville Island until September 1.


      High five: Five events you just can’t miss this week

      As You Like It
      To September 22 at Bard on the Beach’s BMO Mainstage
      The joyous indisputable hit of the summer. Wear your Beatle glasses.

      Gavin Matts and Ian Lara
      July 12 to 14 at the Comedy MIX
      A rare double feature of standup laughs at the downtown comedy club.

      I Miss Doing Nothing
      July 11 to 14 at 211 Keefer Street
      Bodies, light, and sound shift in an immersive dance work where time stands still.

      The Beauty Queen of Leenane
      July 14 to August 15 at the Jericho Arts Centre
      A mother-daughter stunner from the Irishman who gave you Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

      Wreck Beach Butoh
      July 14 and 15 at Wreck Beach
      Get naked and take to the sand with Kokoro Dance.