Can’t Miss: 6 events happening in Vancouver this week (August 8 to 10)

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      We love a short work week.

      And while the fact that we had Monday off might mean that our weekly events roundup is a tad shorter than usual, there are still plenty of awesome goings-on to check out before we’re back to a regularly-scheduled weekend.

      Pride Trivia

      Test your knowledge of LGBTQ+ history, culture, and icons in a fun-filled atmosphere.

      When: August 8

      Where: Turquoise Goat Board Game Cafe

      Admission: $15

      Retro Go-Go Beach Class + Party

      Learn authentic 1960s go-go techniques, stamina-building tricks, and how to maintain stage presence even when you’re all shaken out.

      When: August 9

      Where: Jericho Beach Park

      Admission: $15

      Brews & Books: An Evening with Renée Saklikar

      Acclaimed author and poet Renée Sarojini Saklikar will delve into her latest epic fantasy, Bramah’s Quest.

      When: August 9

      Where: The Modern Pantry

      Admission: Free

      Vancouver Queer Film Festival

      The Vancouver Queer Film Festival is putting 2SLGBTQIA+ stories and experiences on the big screen, curating local and international films that illuminate, celebrate, and bring positive change for queer, trans, and Two Spirit people.

      When: August 10 to 30

      Where: Various venues

      Admission: $15

      Vancouver Story Slam

      Ten storytellers share unique, original stories, competing for cash prizes by audience vote. This Wednesday’s show features Abby Crispo, Alix Croisé, Don Simpson, Fergus Allen, Linda Lawson, Marylee Stephenson, Mike Sheridan, Roy Prevost, Salman Zafar, and Stella Palermo, plus special guest CBC Radio satirist Lalo Espejo.

      When: August 10

      Where: Hero’s Welcome

      Admission: $6

      The Improv Centre: Friday Jr.

      Thursday is basically Friday, especially at The Improv Centre when they offer a Friday Jr. show. Cheap drinks and a pay-what-you-can model: need we say more?

      When: August 10

      Where: The Improv Centre

      Admission: $10-$20

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