Newt’s top 10 things to do in Vancouver this week, August 21-25

Birth/Rebirth screens at VIFF Centre

By Steve Newton

MONDAY TO THURSDAY: the Arts Club Theatre Company presents The Radar, in which four plays by Canadian playwrights are read aloud by a company of actors, followed by a discussion with the playwright about the script and its creation process.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) runs from August 19 to September 4, featuring carnival rides, games, the SuperDogs competition, jousting and high-dive shows, immersive Monet art exhibitagriculture displays, cooking demonstrations, a pyro musical, and Summer Night Concerts.

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY: the Fashion Fictions exhibition, running until October 9 at the Vancouver Art Gallery, explores the increasing influence of research-based, materially driven practices on the global fashion scene.

Flogging Molly plays the Vogue

WEDNESDAY: Irish-American Celtic-punk sextet Flogging Molly plays the Vogue Theatre, with guests the Bronx. You’ll need beer for this one.

WEDNESDAY: Vancouver folk-rock band Just a Season, fronted by Terminal Station singer/songwriter and guitarist Scott Smith, plays Guilt & Co.

THURSDAY: Caravan World Rhythms and the Rogue Folk Club present the Melón Jimenez & Lara Wong Flamenco Ensemble at Mel Lehan Hall at St. James.

Noah Cyrus plays the Vogue

THURSDAY: American country-pop singer-songwriter Noah Cyrus performs tunes from her debut album The Hardest Part at the Vogue Theatre, with guest Anna Bates. She’s Miley’s little sister!

THURSDAY: the West End BIA and Art From The Heart present Paint at the Plaza!, a free, beginner-friendly painting workshop at the outdoor Jim Deva Plaza. SOLD OUT. Snooze ya lose.

FRIDAY: screening at the VIFF Centre of director Laura Moss’s new psychological horror film Birth/Rebirth, which reworks pieces of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein into a modern-day myth about motherhood and mortality. Prepare to be freaked out.

Sharon Mahoney performs at 604 Studios

FRIDAY: Comedy Here Often?‘s monthly showcase at 604 Studios features standup by Harris Anderson, Gina Harms, Kevin Saxby, and headliner Sharon Mahoney. Get yer yuk-yuk’s out.

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