Things To Do: 6 can't-miss Vancouver arts events this week, June 28 to July 4

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      Editor’s choice

      Patriotic Parody

      One thing Canadians can do best is laugh at themselves. And it’s with this in mind that we heartily recommend Vancouver TheatreSports League’s celebration of the nation’s big 150th milestone. In its new show, Oh, Canada: The True North Strong and Funny, expect the quick-witted improvisers to tackle every known Canadian institution, from Hinterland Who’s Who to hockey, maple syrup, Tim’s double-doubles, and Anne of Green Gables. Bring your own favourite Canuck clichés, too: as always, the team’s comedy is driven by clever audience suggestions. At the same time, you can marvel at another piece of our heritage: the amazing number of talented improvisers we have developed in the Great White North.

      Vancouver TheatreSports League presents Oh, Canada—The True North Strong and Funny Thursdays through Saturdays from June 29 to September 2.


      High five

      Five events you just can’t miss this week

      Chris Gordon

      One of the most offbeat, audience-interactive standups working today. Oh, and he’s hilarious.
      June 29 to July 1 at the Comedy MIX

      Never Precious

      Games, travel brochures, and tons of other retro-cool Canadian design.
      To July 2 at the Charles H. Scott Gallery

      The Winter’s Tale

      Bard on the Beach boasts another wildly visual critical hit.
      To September 22 at the BMO Mainstage

      Fuse: 2167

      The city’s biggest art party takes over the entire gallery.
      June 30 at the Vancouver Art Gallery


      July 1 and 2 at the UBC Botanical Gardens
      Great setting for masks, music, and indigenous storytelling.