Your weekly roundup of the top events in the city, including art exhibitions, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, film, markets and other to-dos we think you'll love. If you have a Vancouver event you'd like to submit for consideration, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read on for this week's lineup.
1. The Cup
Dust off your fascinators and bow ties for a day of horseracing, craft cocktails, live music, and tasty eats (including Arc Iberico, Salty’s Lobster Shack and a new risotto pop-up). The event includes eight horse races that you can bet on plus, those really looking to dress up can enter the style competition for a chance to win $10,000.
2. The Sasha Ha-Ha Show
This monthly show hosted by Sasha Mark is a mix of all things comedy. From stand-up to improv, drag to musical numbers, this show is full of top rate comedians and is sure to get you laughing.
3. Bard-B-Q and Fireworks
If you haven’t been to Bard on the Beach yet this summer, this weekend is your chance to do it in style: watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream, enjoy a catered meal and then end the night with a private view of some spectacular fireworks.
4. Create! Arts Festival
Spend the day making art at the Create! Arts Festival. There will be a mix of visual and performing artists hosting workshops, public art activities and art demonstrations. You can expect mosaic work, painting, drawing, ceramics, textiles and storytelling. Plus wine, beer, cider and a bunch of food trucks.
5. Flax Home Pop-Up
Linen is all the rage when it comes to comfy, breathable and chic sheets, blankets and shams. Flax Home is Canada’s first direct-to-consumer destination of European linen and now you have the chance to check out their wares in person at their Granville Island pop-up. Several other stores will also be showcasing their products at the pop-up, including Better Basics, Trend with MJ, Perks and Meirako.