5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (August 29-September 4)

Flamenco Fest, African Heritage Fest and more.

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 dwright@canadawide.com.

Read on for this week’s lineup.

Credit: Elvira Yebes

1. Vancouver International Flamenco Festival

September 3-25

The International Flamenco Fest is back for its 32nd year and with it comes an exceptional lineup of local and international flamenco artists, plus free outdoor events, workshops and masterclasses. To kick off the almost month-long event, you can see Vancouver- and Victoria-based dance and music artists this week at Granville Island.

When: September 3-25
Where: Various locations
Cost: Varies; some free
More Info: vancouverflamencofestival.org

2. African Heritage Festival of Music and Dance

September 2-4

The African Heritage Festival of Music and Dance features art, music, and dance (from cultural to contemporary), from the African Canadian perspective. There will also be a local, national, and international art and culture market that features work from Africa, the Americas and all of the African diaspora.

When: September 2-4
Where: 3 Civic Plaza
Cost: Day 1-2: Free; Day 3 from $50
More Info: festivalafrica.org

“Human Nature” by Sabrina Wu

3. Chester Fields: Look Again

August 10-September 11

The Polygon Gallery’s Chester Fields initiative encourages the development of teen photographers by providing a professional platform for them to showcase their work. This new exhibit challenged the photographers to revisit a subject multiple times to discover what possibilities can be drawn from that process. The results are moving and deeply contemplative.

When: August 10-September 11
Where: Polygon Gallery
Cost: By donation
More Info: thepolygon.ca

Photo and Image Design: Emily Cooper

4. Bard on the Beach: Romeo and Juliet

August 3-September 24

As summer comes to an end, head to Bard on the Beach and watch Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy of love and loss. Enjoy a powerful and passionate performance of courage as this version of the story aims to cast a new light on Juliet’s experience.

When: August 3-September 24
Where: Sen̓áḵw/Vanier Park
Cost: From $27
More Info: bardonthebeach.org

5. DL Chicken x Crash

September 2-3

Vancouver’s beloved fried chicken joint, DL Chicken is launching a fun collab with local lifestyle brand Crash. Available at both DL locations, the limited-edition collection features custom shirts, hats, key chains and a Crash x DL meal box with special fry dips (yes, they are blue).

When: September 2-3
Where: DL Chicken Commercial Drive and DL Chicken UBC
Cost: Varies
More Info: dlchickenshack.ca