Mötley Crüe front man Vince Neil plays the the annual Pacific National Exhibition. The Fair features midway rides, pig races, drag shows, agriculture displays, cooking demonstrations, Superdogs, and the Summer Night Concerts series.
PNE Fair, Hastings and Renfrew, 8:30pm, $25.00 – $60.00
The VLAFF Opening Night Party features the film Los Silencios, the story of a small family caught up in the immensity of the refugee crisis.
Fox Cabaret, 2321 Main, 9:30pm, $10
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of their breakthrough debut album, Silver, Moist reunite to tour together for the first time since 2013. Hear Silver in its entirety as well as favourites from their 25-plus year career.
Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville, 8:30pm, From $45
A&W Canada celebrates the 11th annual Burgers to Beat MS with a campaign to raise awareness and fund those living with multiple sclerosis (MS). For every Teen Burger® sold across Canada on Thursday, August 22, A&W Canada will donate $2 to the MS Society of Canada.
A&W Canada, 450 Robson
Reconnect with Vancouver’s rich marine heritage at the Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival. Enjoy free tours of these beautiful and historial sea vessels.
Granville Island, To August 25, Free
It's the last week to catch the ABBA inspired musical Mamma Mia! at the Theatre Under the Stars.
Malkin Bowl, 610 Pipeline Road, 8pm, From $30
Hip Hop producer Mndsgn comes to Vancouver on his Snaxx North American Tour. With guests Niña Mendoza and Ai Hashimoto.
Fortune Sound Club, 147 East Pender, 8pm, $17
Vancouver indie pop band The Courtneys play songs from their lastest album, II. With guests Ian Sweet and Devours.
Astoria Pub, 769 East Hastings, 8:30pm, $12/15
The 2019 Shamrock Festival features Matthew St John, Megan Twist, Angie Faith, and Red Shift in a battle for best crowd response. The winner gets a cash prize and keep 100% of the ticket sales.
The Blarney Stone, 216 Carrall, 8pm, $10/13
Singer-songwriter Carmina Bolinao plays the Railway in support of her most recent single, Midnight. With guests Antoinette, Jillian Lake, and ease.
Railway Stage & Beer Café, 579 Dunsmuir, 8pm, $10
Political warfare – and war within a family – drive Shakespeare’s compelling story of the ruthless fighter, Coriolanus, as she fights for honour without compromise. With themes of pride and arrogance at its core, Coriolanus examines what it means to be loyal to a parent, to a leader and to a country.
Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, 1000 Chestnut, 7:30PM, From $26
Deep Into Darkness lets theater goers dive into the mind of Edgar Allan Poe as he desperately searches for his lost love in this tragic dream within a dream. Explore more than 20 rooms and three floors in this interactive theatre experience. Read our review.
The Cultch, 1895 Venables, 8pm, $75
Katie-Ellen Humphries (The Lady Show, CBC's the Debaters) will be headlining Hood29 Comedy's first anniversary show. Comedians appearing include Steve Bottomley, John Gough, Angelica Senger, Garrett Doran Moran, Arash Narchi, Anastasia Kadantseva, and Matt Nagler. With special hip hop guests: Estea Elements & Ian FM. Hosted by Chaz Beaulieu.
Hood 29, 4470 Main, 9:30pm, By donation
Ross Dauk hosts the weekly Jokes Please! Hilarious comedians perform in a friendly, indie theatre to big laughs.
Little Mountain Gallery, 195 East 26th, 9pm, $10
At Hell Night With Gorbman And Aaron comedian Aaron Read will try to host a stand up comedy show with all of his favourite funny friends while his roommate Gorman attempts to ruin the show. This edition features comedians Fatima Dhowre, Christine Bortolin, Graham Clark, Alain Williams, and Katie-Ellen Humphries.
Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward, 8pm, $12/15
BrewItaly is a craft beer and Italian food tasting event featuring brews by Kwantlen Polytechnic University's (KPU) Brewing students from Italy and Vancouver Community College (VCC) Culinary Arts students.
Vancouver Community College, 250 West Pender, 5pm, $40 includes beer and food
Apocalypse Now turns 40 with what Francis Coppola says is the definitive version, some 20 minutes shorter than the Redux released in 2001, 29 minutes longer than the original release, and all of it restored and polished for 4K digital projection, with 7.1 sound, bells and whistles.
Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour, TIME, $13
The Coast Is Queer is a local shorts program highlighting the work of homegrown emerging and established queer filmmakers. The series plays at The Vancouver Queer Film Festival, 10 days of over 100 films from 27 countries in this celebration of queer lives and experiences.
Various Vancouver venues, To August 25
in Midsommar, a young couple travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown and attend its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly descends into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway, 9:30pm, $12.50
See Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse outside on the big screen at Canada Place. Movies strat at sunset, bring blankets, chairs, or pillows for your comfort.
North Point at Canada Place, Dusk, Free
At Cosmic Nights - AI: The Changing Face of Technology you can learn more about hot topics in astronomy and the state of space exploration in this evening of science and socializing. The evening eaturing a custom planetarium show, guest lecturer, music, drinks, science demonstrations, and trivia at this 19+ event.
H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, 1100 Chestnut, 6:30pm, $20-25
The Extraordinary Magic of John Ha has the magician performing sophisticated sleight of hand magic to dazzle audiences.
Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial, 9:30pm, $25
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