Events in Vancouver: Things to do Aug. 18-24


This week’s occasions round Metro Vancouver embody Meowfest, Phoebe Bridgers and the Summerlight Competition

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Whether or not you’re searching for date-night concepts, free issues to do or simply one thing enjoyable to do with the children, you may’t go mistaken with our record of occasions taking place round Metro Vancouver between Aug. 18 and 24. Headlining this week’s picks is Meowfest.

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Listed below are 5 issues to do in Metro Vancouver this week:


When: Saturday, Aug. 20.

The place: Rocky Mountaineer Station, 1755 Cottrell St., Vancouver.

Tickets: $27 at

Meet BenBen, a celeb cat from New Westminster with extra Instagram followers than you. Different social meowdia influencers embody @catsofinstagram ambassadors Bing Clawsby and Paw McCartney. On the efficiency stage, demonstrations embody how-tos on cleansing your cat’s tooth, taking part in together with your cat and rescuing cats. Additionally: the one-day occasion incorporates a cat costume contest and probabilities to satisfy — and speed-date — different cat lovers.

Phoebe Bridgers plays the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver on Aug. 20 and 21.
Phoebe Bridgers performs the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver on Aug. 20 and 21. Picture by Carter Howe

Phoebe Bridgers

When: Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 21.

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The place: Orpheum Theatre, 884 Granville St., Vancouver.

Tickets: Beginning at $170 at (for Aug. 21; Aug. 20 bought out)

The L.A. singer/songwriter rose to fame in the course of the pandemic, following the discharge of her June 2020 album Punisher. The album’s melancholy people and Bridgers’ subsequent performances led some to dub her “a patron saint of unhappiness.” In line with a evaluate of a latest Manchester live performance, “it’s a present that’s fairly tough to not lose your self inside. Bridgers’ songwriting is usually praised, however her vocal is completed to match, trumpet participant JJ Kirkpatrick including cinematic gravitas.” Her most up-to-date releases are a canopy of the Carpenters’ 1972 hit Goodbye to Love on the Minions: The Rise of Gru soundtrack and a single, Sidelines.

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Vancouver’s The Zolas headline the Summerlight Festival at 876 Cordova Diversion on Aug. 20.
Vancouver’s The Zolas headline the Summerlight Competition at 876 Cordova Diversion on Aug. 20. Picture by Conor Cunningham

Summerlight Competition

When: Saturday, Aug. 20.

The place: 876 Cordova Diversion, Vancouver.

Tickets: $35 at

Mild Organ Data presents the Summerlight Competition, a celebration of the native label’s tenth anniversary. The Zolas, the primary band signed to the label, headlines. Different acts embody Desirée Dawson, the winner of SXSW’s Finest Music Video of 2022 for Meet You on the Mild, in addition to dwi, IAMTHELIVING, Jenny Banai, Johnny Payne, Sleepy Gonzales, the Jins and shock bands TBA.

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald brings his Farm Tour 2 to various B.C. locales through Aug. 26.
Michael Bernard Fitzgerald brings his Farm Tour 2 to numerous B.C. locales by means of Aug. 26. Picture by Brock Davis Mitchell

Michael Bernard Fitzgerald

When: Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 9 p.m.

The place: Location TBA, Squamish.

Tickets: $38.50 at

After the pandemic compelled Michael Bernard Fitzgerald to rethink touring, the Calgary-based singer/songwriter got here up with a brand new mannequin. For his Farm excursions, he units up a tent at a farm and divulges the placement to ticket purchasers on the day of the present. The newest Farm Tour ends in B.C. with performances in Kelowna (Aug. 18), Vancouver (Aug. 19), Whistler (Aug. 24) and Victoria (Aug. 26). As of this writing, a lot of the exhibits are wait-listed, however tickets have been nonetheless obtainable for the Squamish set. Fitzgerald can also be releasing Love Valley Rearranged (Deluxe) on Aug. 17. The file options tracks from his fifth album, 2020’s Love Valley, reimagined with lead vocals by feminine artists, together with Hey Ocean!’s Ashleigh Ball, Mentioned the Whale’s Jaycelyn Brown and Hannah Epperson.

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Brian Howell’s Hive Burn (2022) is one of the pieces featured in a new exhibit examining artists’ responses to climate change at the Pendulum Gallery on West Georgia Street until Sept. 16.
Brian Howell’s Hive Burn (2022) is among the items featured in a brand new exhibit analyzing artists’ responses to local weather change on the Pendulum Gallery on West Georgia Avenue till Sept. 16. Picture by Brian Howell

Mercy Mercy Me

When: Till Sept. 16.

The place: Pendulum Gallery, 885 W. Georgia St., Vancouver.

An exhibition on artwork that focuses on local weather change, Mercy Mercy Me options work by Bettina Matzkuhn, Brian Howell, David Ellingsen, Jean MacRae, Kristin Man and Marcus Bowcott. In line with the media launch, Mercy Mercy Me “considers the methods and imagery that up to date artists are creating, asking how artists may meaningfully reply to local weather change, bringing ahead points to lift consciousness and form opinions, whereas incorporating this severe and multifaceted subject into their general apply.”

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