Can’t Miss: 11 events happening in Vancouver this week (August 14 to 17)

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      Whether you’re looking to laugh, cry, dance, or exercise, there is something for you to check out in Vancouver this week.

      We’ve put together a list of 11 highlights from our extensive events list, which can be found on here.

      Music on Main 2023

      Head to Mount Pleasant Park for free pop-up concerts this August. This week has Raincity Quartet on Monday, Saaz o Raaz on Tuesday, and The Marko-Paolo Quartet on Wednesday. All performances start at 6:30pm. 

      When: August 14, 15, and 16, 6:30pm

      Where: Mount Pleasant Park

      Admission: Free

      Francine Cunningham with Guests

      Join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and Invisible Publishing for an appearance from award-winning Indigenous writer Francine Cunningham with guests Jónína Kirton, Nadine Bachan, and Jennifer B.S. Williams.

      When: August 15, 6pm

      Where: Massy Arts

      Admission: Free, registration required

      Bagel and Bao Comedy Tour

      Ronen Geisler, a Jewish comedian, and Sai Kit, a Hong Kong comedian, team up for a night of comedy at The MOTN.

      When: August 15, 7pm

      Where: The MOTN

      Admission: $25

      Steve Vai Inviolate Tour

      Steve Vai is bringing his award-winning guitar skills to the Rickshaw Theatre to support his most recent studio album, Inviolate. 

      When: August 15, 7pm

      Where: Rickshaw Theatre

      Admission: $70

      Secret Sessions

      Experience the thrill of discovering new talent in unique and intimate settings, with the location only being announced 24 hours before the show is scheduled to start. 

      When: August 16, 7pm

      Where: TBA (that is the fun of it!)

      Admission: $25

      Sunset Cinema

      Catch a free showing of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish at šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl'a7shn by the Queen Elizabeth Theatre as part of the Sunset Cinema’s free movie lineup. 

      When: August 12, 2 to 10pm

      Where: šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl'a7shn by the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

      Admission: Free

      The Big Superhero Run 2023

      Join in on a 5km or 10km run/walk at the Richmond Olympic Oval and check out vendors while raising funds for the Richmond Hospital Foundation. Costumes are absolutely encouraged. 

      When: August 16, 4:30pm

      Where: Richmond Olympic Oval

      Admission: $46

      Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts

      Celebrate South Asian culture at various venues throughout Vancouver and Surrey, featuring music performances, dance lessons, live podcasts, a street festival, and more. 

      When: August 17 to 31

      Where: Various locations

      Admission: Varies

      The Listening Circle - Poetry & Storytelling

      These circles are an invitation for artists who would like to share their poetry as well as for storytellers. They take place every Thursday. 

      When: August 17, 5pm

      Where: Banyen Books and Sound

      Admission: Free

      Blueridge Chamber Fest: Cabaret for the End of the World

      Embrace the darkness of chillingly powerful chamber works by Mauricio Kagel, György Kurtag, Laura Bowler, and Alfred Schnittke. The program closes with a rare chance to experience one of the most uncompromising yet transformative works of the 20th century: Galina Ustvolskaya’s Dies Irae.

      When: August 17, 7pm

      Where: Orpheum Annex

      Admission: By donation

      Cool Fun - Stand-Up Comedy at the ANZA Club

      Catch professional touring headliners and hilarious local comedians as they transform the storied ANZA club showroom into a pop-up comedy club. Headlining August’s event is Ola Dada, a finalist on Sirius XM’s Top Comic.

      When: August 17, 8:30pm

      Where: ANZA Club

      Admission: $16

      Want more? Check out our events page to find out what else is going on around the city.