Vancouver Events: Things to do August 11-17

This week’s events around Metro Vancouver include Cinematheque’s annual Film Noir series and the inaugural Vancouver International Polo Fest.

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Whether you’re looking for date night ideas, free activities, or just something fun to do with the kids, you can’t miss our list of events happening around Metro Vancouver between August 11th and 17th. you can’t. This week’s highlight is the 1st Annual Vancouver International Polo Festival.

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For more ideas, click here for our article on the Vancouver art scene.

Here are five things to do in Metro Vancouver this week.

Vancouver International Polo Festival

when: August 13, 2:30pm-10:00pm

Where: Southlands Riding Club, 7025 Macdonald Street, Vancouver

tickets: $25 at vancouverpolofest.com

Co-hosted by the Vancouver Polo Club and Southlands Riding Club, the inaugural year of the Vancouver International Polo Festival features a polo match, the divot stomp (where spectators replace mounds of dirt torn by hooves during the game) is. Art installations and gallery-style art walks themed around bands, DJs and custom polo. Themed events also include tango dancers and Argentinian cuisine.General admission includes access to the Veuve Clicquot Champagne Tent, beer lounge with games, complimentary wine tastings, and a curated cocktail program. Additionally, a polo clinic and interactive games will be held and 100% of his proceeds will go to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation and Southland’s Horse Rescue Program.

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The original 1947 version of Nightmare Alley is screened as part of Cinematheque's annual Noir Festival.
The original 1947 version of Nightmare Alley is screened as part of Cinematheque’s annual Noir Festival. jpg

film noir 2022

when: Until August 22nd

Where: Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St., Vancouver

tickets: $14/12/10 at thecinematheque.ca

It’s August. That means easy marks, double crossing lady, smoking her gate. This year’s selection of film noir at the Cinematheque includes, among others, his 1947 film Nightmare Alley recently remade by Guillermo del Toro. Billy Wilder’s classic Sunset Boulevard. With Victor Mature and Betty Grable, I wake up screaming. and two Raymond Chandler adaptations, The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye. Elliott Gould plays private investigator Philip Marlowe in a self-righteous film. Cinematheque will also host his two-day Film Noir Filmmaking Workshop on August 13th and his 50th Anniversary Film Noir Party on August 19th at Performance Works.

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Corey Payette (pictured), Chelsea Rose, Merewyn Comeau and Desirée Dawson will perform selections from the delayed musical Sedna on August 12th at The York Theatre. Photo: Ryan McDonald.
Corey Payette (pictured), Chelsea Rose, Merewyn Comeau and Desirée Dawson perform selections from the delayed musical Sedna on August 12th at The York Theatre. Photo: Ryan McDonald. Photo by Ryan McDonald /jpg

Guide My Way: Sedona Music Festival

when: August 12th at 8pm

Where: York Theatre, 639 Commercial Dr., Vancouver

tickets: $5 to $29.99 at ticket.thecultch.com

Urban Inc.’s new musical Sedona, which has been postponed due to COVID-19 and the loss of the doll, will have a soft rollout at this concert. Sedona creator Cory Payett will perform the show’s music alongside Chelsea Rose, Mewyn Comew, and JUNO-nominated singer-songwriter Desiree Dawson. The concert will also feature dancers choreographed by Zion Sky Carter. Urban Ink’s full-scale production of his presentation was delayed by the pandemic, with flooding in Abbotsford in November 2021 damaging production materials, including a large lantern his puppet. Payette is the creator of his acclaimed 2017 musical Children of God.

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LA rockers The Regrettes play Fortune Sound Club on August 17th. Photo Lissyelle Laricchia.
LA rockers The Regrettes play Fortune Sound Club on August 17th. Photo Lissyelle Laricchia. Photo by Lissyelle Laricchia /jpg

Regret

when: August 17th at 7pm

Where: Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver

tickets: $29.50 at ticketweb.ca

Los Angeles indie rock band Regret, led by vocalist Lydia Knight, are coming to town fresh from a well-received set at Lollapalooza 2022 in Chicago. The quartet will tour in support of her third album, Further Joy, following her 2017 debut, Feel Your Feelings Fool!, and her critically acclaimed 2019, How Do You Love? are doing According to the Washington Square News, the new album is “a significant departure from the garage-punk rock sound that covered their previous work, leaning instead toward sweeping synths and bouncy pop beats.” There is.

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Jana Seale is one of the buskers returning to the local farmers market this summer. Photo: Lisa King, Twins Lens Photography.
Jana Seale is one of the buskers returning to the local farmers market this summer. Photo: Lisa King, Twins Lens Photography. Photo by Lisa King Twins Lens Photography /jpg

BC Farmers Market

when: in progress

Where: various places

information: bcfarmersmarkettrail.com

Buskers are back at local farmers markets for the first time since the pandemic. Ranj Singh, Jana Seale and Caden Knudson are among those who provide the soundtrack to buying fruit, fish and homemade delicacies. At the Port Coquitlam Farmers Market on August 11th and her Surrey Urban Farmers Market on August 14th, Singh fuses Eastern rhythms and melodies with Western folk. Chilliwack’s Seal plays and sings coffee house pop/folk. She will be at Abbotsford Market on August 13th, White Rock on August 14th and Coast on August 17th at her Valley Market Civic Plaza North her Vancouver. He’s at his August 13th Haney Farmers Market and he’s at his August 20th Surrey Urban Farmers Market.

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