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STAGE COM­EDY/CABARET The Tena­cious D Bur­lesque Trib­ute

A sen­sa­tional music and dance event fea­tur­ing the Hot and Heavy Band, and some of this city’s hottest bur­lesque per­form­ers, hosted by Stephen Blak­ley (as JB) and Sea­mus Fit-It-In (as KG). All your favourite songs of The D will come to life — in the sex­i­est way pos­si­ble. • Rio Theatre, Sept. 1, 8 p.m. • $25/$20, rio­the­

Dys­func­tional Dis­ney Cabaret

A fun and sexy homage to favourite princesses, vil­lains and en­chanted an­i­mals. Watch the Magic King­dom turn topsy-turvy with these wild and wacky trib­utes. • Rio Theatre, Sept. 2, 9 p.m. • $25/$20, rio­the­

Nathan for You: Sneak Peek and Q&A

Host Nathan Fielder ap­pears live to give you a sneak peek of the up­com­ing sea­son of Nathan for You. The screen­ing will be fol­lowed by a Q&A dis­cus­sion. • Vogue Theatre, Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m. • $35,

Lewis Black & Kath­leen Madi­gan: The 49th Par­al­lel Tour

Lewis Black is a Grammy Award-win­ning, standup co­me­dian, ac­tor and au­thor. Co­me­dian Kath­leen Madi­gan has per­formed on nearly ev­ery late night show ever made dur­ing her 25-year ca­reer. • Queen El­iz­a­beth Theatre, • Sept. 7, 8 p.m. • $39.50-$69.50,

Oh, Canada: The True North Strong and Funny

Van­cou­ver TheatreS­ports League’s im­pro­vis­ers take a lov­ing and comedic look at what makes us uniquely Cana­dian — pok­ing fun at the stereo­types of Canada and Cana­di­ans.

• The Im­prov Cen­tre, Granville Is­land


Van­cou­ver TheatreS­ports League

Fea­tures a va­ri­ety of im­prov shows in­clud­ing #NoFil­ter | Clas­sic TheatreS­ports | OK Tin­der | Rookie Night • The Im­prov Cen­tre, Granville Is­land • 604-738-7013,

Yuk Yuk’s Com­edy Club

Sept. 1-2: Steve McGowan. Com­bin­ing ob­ser­va­tional sto­ries of the day to day, tales of past re­la­tion­ships and to­day’s sin­gle life, Steve has an en­er­getic cheeky rage, with a wild frat boy style kind of com­edy that au­di­ences en­joy. With Alex Spar­ling and MC Me­lanie Rose. • 2837 Cam­bie St. •

Laf­flines Com­edy Club

Sept. 1-2: Co­me­dian By­ron Ber­tram has a nat­u­ral tal­ent for voices, ac­cents, and im­pres­sions which made him a favourite in his home coun­try of Canada, as well as re­ceiv­ing crit­i­cal ac­co­lades abroad in the U.S., U.K. and Aus­tralia. With Ryan Lachance, and MC Clif­ford Prang. • 530 Columbia St., New West • laf­

The Com­edy Mix

Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Dave Wil­liamson. Wil­liamson was born into a long line of au­to­mo­bile deal­ers in Mi­ami, Fla. Af­ter years of work­ing his way through the fam­ily busi­ness, he de­cided he en­joyed mak­ing his cus­tomers laugh even more than he en­joyed mak­ing them deals. • 1015 Bur­rard St. • the­com­e­

THEATRE Bard on the Beach Shake­speare Fes­ti­val

Four clas­sic Shake­speare plays plus a short-run con­tem­po­rary drama. Shows in­clude: Much Ado About Noth­ing, The Win­ter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice, The Two Gen­tle­men of Verona, Shy­lock (opens Sept. 6).• Vanier Park • bar­don­the­

No­madic Tem­pest

The Car­a­van re­turns to B.C. af­ter a 30-year world tour aboard the Com­pany’s 90-foot Tall Ship, the Amara Zee. This show is an orig­i­nal op­er­atic spec­ta­cle — a myth­i­cal saga of monarch mi­grants em­bod­ied by aerial artists search­ing for refuge on a drowned planet. • The shore of South East False Creek, just east of the Cam­bie St. Bridge • Un­til Sept. 3 • Free,

End of the Rain­bow

A true ac­count of the last come­back of Judy Gar­land at the twi­light of her ca­reer and, as it turns out, her all-too-short life. Re­veal­ing in a way sel­dom found in the tabloids. • Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, North Van • Un­til Sept. 16 • $25/$23, firstim­pres­sion­sthe­

Mr. Foote’s Other Leg

In Georgian Lon­don, no one is more fa­mous than Sa­muel Foote. Satirist, im­pres­sion­ist and dan­ger­ous co­me­dian, he has be­come a star in the ear­li­est days of celebrity cul­ture. Adored by many, de­spised by some, Foote finds him­self at the sharp end of at­tacks from the press — and a sur­geon’s knife. In an age ob­sessed with fame, his col­leagues from the worlds of sci­ence and the stage be­gin to won­der: does fame make you mad? Pre­sented by the United Play­ers. • Jeri­cho Arts Cen­tre, Sept. 1-24 • $20-$26, unit­ed­play­

The Ge­or­gia Straight Fringe-For-All

Not sure which of the 100 Fringe shows you should see? Join hi­lar­i­ous hosts Travis Bern­hardt and Chris Ross of Chris and Travis in this fast and fu­ri­ous two-hour pre­view event. 40 Fringe artists will have two min­utes each to present the rea­son why you should see their show. Have your pens and pro­gram guides ready to cir­cle your must-see shows. • Per­for­mance Works, Granville Is­land • Sept. 6, 8 p.m. • $10, van­cou­ver­

An­gels In Amer­ica: Per­e­stroika

Wit­ness the soar­ing con­clu­sion to the ac­claimed play that asks us what we do for those we love. Per­e­stroika is a revo­lu­tion against the pol­i­tics and prej­u­dice in the 1980s as the AIDS epi­demic rages on, and the char­ac­ters wres­tle with their ide­olo­gies and an an­gel look­ing for an an­swer. In the cen­tre of it all is Prior Wal­ter, a man in a world of peril who chooses to live in his light. Pre­sented by the Arts Club Theatre Com­pany. • Stan­ley In­dus­trial Al­liance Stage, Sept. 7-Oct. 8 •

OBIT: a deathly se­ri­ous com­edy

So ex­actly when do peo­ple find them­selves pass­ing over the travel sec­tion of the week­end pa­per and skip­ping straight to the obit­u­ar­ies? Is obituary read­ing a mor­bid fas­ci­na­tion or just fac­ing up to our own loom­ing exit off the mor­tal coil? Writ­ers Cathy Col­lis and Si­mon Roberts take a look at life through the lens of that cu­ri­ous cul­tural odd­ity — the obituary no­tice — in this darkly comic new work. An Alone To­gether Pro­duc­tions. • The Cultch His­toric Theatre, Sept. 7-17 • $14, van­cou­ver­

COM­MU­NITY FILM Water­front Cin­ema at Canada Place

Watch a screen­ing of the clas­sic film, Sound of Music, at the last out­door screen­ing of this sum­mer’s out­door film se­ries. • North Point, Canada Place •­front-cin­ema/

Nei­ther Wolf Nor Dog

A sleeper hit on the in­de­pen­dent film cir­cuit this sum­mer, Steve Simp­son’s adap­ta­tion of the ac­claimed novel by Kent Ner­burn traces the re­la­tion­ship be­tween a Cau­casian writer and the Lakota elder who in­sists he’s the man to write his life story. • Vancity Theatre, 1181 Sey­mour St. • Sept. 1-7 •

Top Docs

Griefwalker: In this doc­u­men­tary, Die Wise au­thor Stephen Jenk­in­son makes it his life’s mis­sion to change the way we die and turn the act of dy­ing from de­nial and re­sis­tance into an es­sen­tial part of life. Sept. 2, 2:30-4:30 p.m. • Van­cou­ver Public Li­brary, Ren­frew Branch, 2926 E. 22nd Ave. • Free,

Rain the Colour of Blue with a Lit­tle Red In It

Tak­ing Prince’s Pur­ple Rain as its tem­plate, this cult cu­rio is a slick ve­hi­cle for elec­tri­fy­ing Tuareg rock star Mdou Moc­tar. • Vancity Theatre, 1181 Sey­mour St. • Sept. 4, 8:45 p.m. •

Cin­ema Un­der the Stars

An out­door screen­ing of A New Econ­omy, a fea­ture doc­u­men­tary look­ing at sev­eral or­ga­ni­za­tions that strive to­ward build­ing a more co­op­er­a­tive fu­ture by putting hu­man­ity be­fore the bot­tom line. • Sole Food Farms, 88 Pa­cific Blvd. • Sept. 6, 8:30 p.m. • By do­na­tion, sole­food­

15th Van­cou­ver Latin Amer­i­can Film Fes­ti­val

Fea­tures a spot­light on Cuban Cin­ema. Screen­ings of 69 films from 17 coun­tries in 11 dif­fer­ent lan­guages, live music, danc­ing and more. • The Cine­math­eque, 1131 Howe St. • Un­til Sept. 3 • $8-$15,

FOOD/DRINK Pic­nics on the Point

Bring a pic­nic and en­joy mu­si­cal en­ter­tain­ment at the last pic­nic of the sea­son. • North Point, Canada Place • Sept. 1, 5-8 p.m. • Free,­nics-on-the-point/

Bard on the Beach: Wine Wed­nes­days

An in­ti­mate pre-show wine tast­ing in the Bard Mar­quee. En­joy a se­lec­tion of wines from Sand­hill, Red Rooster and more as you learn tast­ing eti­quette from wine mak­ers and in­dus­try ex­perts. (Note: Pa­trons must have a play per­for­mance ticket for the same evening when at­tend­ing a Wine Wed­nes­day event). • Sept. 6, 6 p.m., with Harry Hertscheg, Ex­ec­u­tive Director In­ter­na­tional Wine Fes­ti­val • Vanier Park • bar­don­the­­cial-events/wine-wed­nes­days

KIDS/FAM­ILY Movies for Kids and Fam­i­lies

Watch fam­ily-friendly movies on the li­brary’s big screen. • Aug. 31, 2-4:30 p.m.: Home­ward Bound and the In­cred­i­ble Jour­ney, VPL Cen­tral Branch | Sept. 1, 2-4:30 p.m.: Rata­touille, VPL Cen­tral Branch | Sept. 1, 3:30-5 p.m.: In­side Out, VPL Ren­frew Branch | Sept. 2, 2-4:30 p.m.: The Se­cret Life of Pets, VPL Cen­tral Branch • Free,

Art­ful Sundays

An out­door, vis­ual arts market fea­tur­ing the work of lo­cal artists, live music, work­shops, spe­cial events and more. • Bri­tan­nia Cen­tre, 1661 Napier St. • Sept. 3, noon-5 p.m. • Free, bri­tan­ni­a­cen­

Wild Wed­nes­day at Sur­rey Na­ture Cen­tre

Dis­cover your wild neigh­bours and ex­plore Green Tim­bers Park. • Sept. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Na­ture Art • Sur­rey Na­ture Cen­tre, 14225 Green Tim­bers Way • Free, 604-502-6065

3rd An­nual Last Blast of Sum­mer

This free fam­ily event fea­tures a Tum­ble­bus, pony rides, in­ner ring cir­cus and more. • Royal City Com­mu­nity Church, 601 8th Ave., New West • Sept. 2, noon-3 p.m. • Free, newwest­c­­en­dar-of-events/events

Labour Day at Sun­set CC

Join us at Sun­set Com­mu­nity Cen­tre for play­gym in­clud­ing a bouncy cas­tle, arts and crafts, games, and more! A healthy snack con­ces­sion will be avail­able. • 6810 Main St. • Sept. 4, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. • Free, my­sun­

Labour Day Fair

En­joy a day of old-fash­ioned fun com­plete with games of chance, en­ter­tain­ment, demon­stra­tions, a chil­dren’s craft, market ven­dors, carousel rides and more. • Burn­aby Vil­lage Mu­seum • Sept. 4, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • burn­abyvil­lage­mu­

MIS­CEL­LA­NEOUS Let the Good Times Roar: Van­cou­ver Aquar­ium’s Af­ter Hours

This adults-only event is a uniquely aquatic evening ex­pe­ri­ence for adults to en­joy the gal­leries, shows and spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tions in a fun and so­cial at­mos­phere. Grab a beer or glass of wine while ex­plor­ing the Aquar­ium af­ter dark. • Aug. 31, 6:30-10 p.m. •­pe­ri­ence/events/an­nual-and-up­com­ing-events/ af­ter-hours

Squamish Art­walk

This month long fine arts show­case of­fers a unique op­por­tu­nity to view the tal­ents of lo­cal artists and ar­ti­sans up close. This year’s event will fea­ture 40 venues with more than 45 par­tic­i­pat­ing artists. • 37950 Cleve­land Ave., Squamish • Sept. 1-30 • face­­walk2017

7th an­nual Cres­cent Beach Con­cours d’El­e­gance

A show­case of unique and of­ten quite rare cars and mo­tor­cy­cles. Pro­ceeds ben­e­fit the Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal Foun­da­tion. • Blackie Spit Park, Sur­rey • Sept. 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. • $10, un­der 17/free, cres­cent­beach­con­

Yale­town Art Seen

This one-of-a kind com­mu­nity art event brings art to the masses while show­cas­ing art by Van­cou­ver artists. Orig­i­nal works of art are dis­played in win­dows and in­side the re­tail stores and banks in Yale­town. • Un­til Sept. 4 • face­­tow­nart­seen


Pa­trick Sephani along with vis­it­ing artists will be show­cas­ing works from over 30 Zim­bab­wean stone sculp­tors on the beau­ti­ful gar­den grounds and carv­ing stone sculp­tures on site. • VanDusen Botan­i­cal Gar­den • Un­til Sept. 30 • van­dusen­gar­


Ex­plore ways to ex­press your love of na­ture in dif­fer­ent art forms or sim­ply be in­spired by the work of oth­ers. • Min­nekhada Re­gional Park, meet at the Min­nekhada Lodge, Co­quit­lam • Sept. 3, 1-4 p.m. • Free, metrovan­cou­

Camp­bell Val­ley Na­ture Walks

Learn about wildlife and wild­flow­ers on these ca­sual walks. Bring your cam­era. • Sept. 4: A World of Colours • Camp­bell Val­ley Re­gional Park, Lan­g­ley • Sept. 4, 1-2:30 p.m. • Free, reg­is­tra­tion re­quired, metrovan­cou­

MAR­KETS/SHOP­PING Aritzia Ware­house Sale

Call­ing all fash­ion­istas! Take ad­van­tage of 50-90 per cent off orig­i­nal re­tails on sea­sonal ne­ces­si­ties from your favourite Aritzia brands. • Van­cou­ver Con­ven­tion Cen­tre West • Un­til Sept. 4 •­hous­esale

Kerrisdale An­tiques Fair

Fea­tures more than 60 spe­cialty ven­dors and 250+ ta­bles of 18th, 19th and 20th cen­tury an­tiques and vin­tage col­lectibles. • Kerrisdale Arena, 5670 East Blvd. • Sept. 2-3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • $7, 21cpro­mo­

Women’s Sum­mer Fair & Flea Market

Come by and en­joy the fun, sun, and fes­tiv­i­ties, and say hello to mem­bers of the Down­town East­side Women’s Cen­tre com­mu­nity. Hand­made arts and crafts will be avail­able, as well as thrifty trea­sures and re­pur­posed pieces. • 200 Block Columbia St. • Satur­days, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. • Free,­enssum­mer-fair

Il­lu­mi­na­tion Sum­mer Night Market

The largest sum­mer light­ing show in North Amer­ica with nine dif­fer­ent themes. There are over 300 food and mer­chan­dise booths, and 20+ events or per­form­ing shows ev­ery week. • 12631 Vul­can Way, Rich­mond • Fri­days, Satur­days, Sundays and hol­i­days, gates open at 7 p.m. • $3, sum­mernight­mar­

Ship­yards Night Market

A show­case of lo­cal items from ar­ti­sans and mak­ers, live music fea­tur­ing tal­ent from around B.C., a beer gar­den pour­ing lo­cal craft beer and 35 food trucks serv­ing lo­cally made food. • East of the Se­abus and the Lons­dale Quay at the foot of Lons­dale Av­enue, North Van • Fri­days, 5-10 p.m. • Free ad­mis­sion, northshore­green­mar­­yards.html

Rich­mond Night Market

More than 200 ven­dor stalls, 500+ food choices from around the globe, live per­for­mances and car­ni­val games. • 8351 River Rd. • Fri­days, Satur­days, Sundays and hol­i­days, gates open at 7 p.m. • $3.75, rich­mond­night­mar­

LIT­ER­ARY TWS Read­ing Se­ries

A great cross sec­tion of read­ers will be on our stage — in­clud­ing cur­rent stu­dents, alumni and lo­cal au­thors. The fea­ture reader will be Diana Joy, a 2014 TWS grad­u­ate and 2015 South­bank grad­u­ate. • Cot­tage Bistro, 4470 Main St. • Sept. 7, 8 p.m. • Free,­tin­u­ing-stud­ies/pro­grams

FA­CADE FES­TI­VAL 2017 Ten con­tem­po­rary Cana­dian artists will spec­tac­u­larly trans­form the Ge­or­gia Street fa­cade of the Van­cou­ver Art Gallery at this week­long public art project and cul­tural event. • Sept. 4-10, fa­cade­

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