5 Events to Treat Yo’ Self to This Week (July 8-14)

No, a Hello Kitty latte is not too extra. 

(Photo Credit: Soda Fountain.)


July 10

Maybe your friends don’t get your unique music taste (who says you can’t have AC/DC, Beyoncé and the Mulan soundtrack on the same playlist?) but the folks at Little Mountain Gallery sure will. Comedians will use playlists and albums suggested by the audience to inspire improv scenes in Playlist, our city’s grooviest improv show.

When: Wednesday, July 10 8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: Little Mountain Gallery
Cost: $8
More Info: littlemountaingallery.ca

(Photo Credit: shifttheatre.ca)


July 11-13

Get three kickass performances in one night at SHIFT Festival 12, a showcase of theatrical works exploring the past, present and future. First, Tai Amy Grauman embodies five generations of Métis  women in Marie’s Letters. Then, Kelsey Kanatan Wavey tells the story of the complicated friendship between the last woman on Earth and the last drop of water in ōpimātis. The show closes with Claire Love Wilson and Sara Vickruck’s Sound Off, a sound-focused show that features games and improvisation.

When: Thursday, July 11 – Saturday, July 13 8:00 p.m.
Where: Annex
Cost: $19
More Info: shifttheatre.ca

(Image Credit: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.)

That’sall, Folks

July 12 & 13

Combine all the elegance of a night at the symphony with the guilty pleasures of Saturday morning cartoons at the VSO’s Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II. Your favourite 2D stars, including Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Tweety Bird, and Wile E. Coyote will be projected on the big screen while their original scores are played live. Watch out for falling anvils.

When: Friday, July 12 7:00 p.m. & Saturday, July 13 2:00 p.m.
Where: The Orpheum
Cost: From $35
More Info: vancouversymphony.ca

(Photo Credit: Ice Cream & Donut Run Club.)

I Run,Ice Cream

July 12

Donut be alarmed: this running club will get you more than sweaty pits and miserable chafing. The Ice Cream & Donut Run Club (yes, you read that right) is celebrating their first anniversary this week with a short run followed by ice cream, donuts and a special guest star – beer. It may not be the most conventional of fitness routines, but we can’t say we aren’t motivated.

When: Friday, July 12 7:00 p.m.
Where: New Balance Vancouver
Cost: $7
More Info: eventbrite.com

(Image Credit: Hello Kitty X Herschel.)


July 13

Hello Kitty must have one extraordinary skincare routine; she’s turning 45 and doesn’t look a day over 10. Herschel is celebrating the iconic feline’s birthday with Hello Kitty Day, a special event that has a selfie station, anniversary collection, and custom Hello Kitty lattes all tied up in a red bow. Raise your latte to the adorable quadragenarian – seems like this cat has more than 9 lives.

When: Saturday, July 13 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Herschel Supply Co.
Cost: Free entry
More Info: eventbrite.ca