28 things to do in Metro Vancouver on Tuesday, August 23

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      Looking for something to do on Tuesday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 28 events happening in or around Vancouver on Tuesday, August 23.



      East Van ensemble the Rossi Gang performs swinging hot jazz at the Backstage Lounge.


      FOOD & DRINK

      Carmen Ostrander shares her discoveries and recipes that will give you a taste and bring you one step closer to eating crickets. Event takes place at Homestead Junction.



      Learn how to capture the cross-border trading and e-commerce opportunities in China at the Canada China Trade Conference at Vancouver Convention Centre.

      Electronic Arts data analyst Ben Yik discusses skill sets and experiences for data analysis and business intelligence at Brainstation Vancouver.

      Workshop at Copley Community Orchard offers some ancient techniques of food preparation and storage that allow you to make the best of the summer’s bounty.

      Nonviolent-communication trainer Sarah Peyton speaks about resonance, neuroplasticity, and self-compassion at Banyen Books & Sound.

      Fly-fishing enthusiast Art Lingren shares photographs and stories detailing his antique tackle collection and fly-tying techniques (above) at the Museum of Vancouver.



      The annual Fair at the PNE features an Angry Birds exhibit, magic shows, the Alien Worlds and Androids exhibit, the SuperDogs, a family-friendly play area, a dinosaur show, nightly concerts, and a multitude of carnival rides.



      The Vancouver Canadians take on the Boise Hawks in Minor League Baseball action at Nat Bailey Stadium.



      The Fictionals presents an evening of improv comedy themed around high school at Café Deux Soleils.

      People read from their embarrassing old teenage notebooks at a Teen Angst Night hosted by Sara Bynoe at Cottage Bistro.

      American actor, comedian, and television host Eric Andre (above) brings his comedy show to the Commodore Ballroom.



      The Vancouver Art Gallery hosts an exhibition that examines the significance of the six women who were inspirational to the artistic development of Picasso.

      At the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, Meghann O'Brien takes materials from the natural world and transforms them into human expression.



      The Museum of Anthropology at UBC hosts an exhibition that features the carvings of Papua New Guinea's Iatmul people.

      At the Museum of Vancouver, you can explore the cultural power and significance of collecting through wall-to-wall displays of unconventional objects.



      Sing classic and contemporary rock, pop, and indie songs with a community choir at the WISE Hall.



      The musical comedy The Book of Mormon, which follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, opens at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

      Bard on the Beach presents Othello and The Merry Wives of Windsor at Vanier Park.

      Theatre Under the Stars (above) presents Beauty & the Beast at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park.



      The Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is an authentic representation of an age-old garden tradition that reached its peak in the Ming Dynasty.

      At the Bloedel Conservatory you can take in more than 200 free-flying exotic birds and 500 exotic plants and flowers.

      The Edgewater Casino offers over 60 table games, a poker room, a high-limit section, 500 slot machines, restaurants and lounges, and live entertainment.

      The VanDusen Botanical Garden (above) features over 255,000 plants from around the world and almost two dozen sculptures.



      Screening of Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse at the Vancity Theatre.

      Screening of Matt Ross's family dramedy Captain Fantasticstarring Viggo Mortensenat the Rio Theatre.

      Screening at the Vancity Theatre of the B.C.-shot adventure-drama When the Ocean Met the Sky.

      Screening of director Stuart Rosenberg's 1967 Paul Newman flick Cool Hand Luke (above) at the Rio Theatre.


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