Things To Do: 6 can't-miss Vancouver arts events this week, July 25 to 31

    1 of 1 2 of 1

      Faries tale

      With weather this magical, it’s worth heading down to Granville Island for A Midsummer Night’s Dream—Carousel Theatre for Young People’s summer teen-Shakespeare offering. Not only is the stage outdoors, but the all-ages production features a festival village, concession, and kid-friendly activities both beforehand and during intermission. Mike Stack directs a cast of 18 young actors, aged 13 to 18, in the classic tale of fairies, mischievous servants, and a man with a donkey’s head. Did we mention admission is free? Remember that premium seating is available for $6 in advance. 

      Carousel Theatre for Young People presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the outdoor stage by Performance Works from Friday (July 27) to August 11.


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

      Gender Roles Playing on Stage
      August 1 at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
      Paul Wong Projects takes traditional Beijing opera in gender-bending new directions.

      To September 13 at Bard on the Beach
      Aristophanes relocates to Vancouver, with bawdy, boisterous results.

      42nd Street
      To August 17 at Malkin Bowl
      Another reason to get outside: triple-threat retro-musical tap-dance fun in Stanley Park.

      Cabin Fever
      To September 30 at the Vancouver Art Gallery
      A celebration of the iconic Canadian getaway in all its fascinating forms.

      Dark Road
      To August 16 at the Jericho Arts Centre
      A good crime thriller for a summer night, right down by Jericho Beach.