Picks of the Week – July 21, 2021

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Summer swiftly moves along bringing more activities and adventures to us each week.

Stage: The Arts Club Theatre returns to the stage, with I, Claudia opens Thursday. Running until August 15th at the Newmont Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre.

Festival: The Mission Folk Music Festival 2021 – Folk at Home gets underway this Friday, July 23.  The festival features three main stage concert showcases online Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and it’s all free!

DanceKokoro Dance’s 27th Annual Wreck Beach Butoh performances with set, costumes, and lighting provided by Mother Nature, will take place July 24th and 25th, on Wreck Beach at the foot of the #4 Trail just west of the UBC Museum of Anthropology

Kokoro Dance Wreck Beach Butoh Photo: Robert Seaton

Pop-Up: Vancouver non-profit, Instruments of Change, is bringing Infectious Gratitude to neighbourhoods around Vancouver in a series of free pop-up shout out events happening this summer.

EXTENDED: The success of the stunning Imagine Van Gogh: The Immersive Exhibition at Vancouver Convention Centre, has meant it has now been extended to September 7, 2021 giving you even more time to see this amazing spectacle of Van Gogh’s masterpieces

Arts: Queer Arts Festival (QAF) is returning for 2021 with Dispersed – it’s not easy being green, opening July 24, 2021 and running until August 13 wth a hybrid digital and in-person suite of visual art, performance, music, literary and workshop events in a dispersed format across the Lower Mainland

GalleryInterior Infinite, The Polygon Gallery’s first feature exhibition curated by Assistant Curator Justin Ramsey, is on view from until September 5, 2021. A group show exploring carnivalesque expression as an act of resistance against the status quo, featuring a group of 15 international artists whose works span photography, video, performance, and sculpture, including Nick Cave, Dana Claxton, Zanele Muholi, Aïda Muluneh, Skeena Reece, Yinka Shonibare CBE (pictured above), Sin Wai Kin, Carrie Mae Weems, and Zadie Xa.

Audio:  The Arts Club Listen to This series of audio plays adds My Father is the Greatest Man in the World by Tai Amy Grauma, joining Someone Like You, by Christine Quintana,  Night Passing: by Scott Button  and UNEXPECTING: by Bronwyn Carradine for listening online.

Drink>: Until August 1,  Vancouver Foodster Iced Summer Drink Challenge cools your palate as participating cafes are rolling out their best iced summer drinks to complete for the title of favourite Iced Summer Drink.

Hawaii: For a limited time, until August 15th, take a trip to the tropics as Fly Over Canada presents Hawaii from Above, a soaring, sense-awakening journey over islands.

Mystery: Green Thumb Theatre and BC Summer Reading Club are asking youth to help solve, the Misadventure at the Lighthouse an original script, created especially for BC Summer Reading Club participants, and the program’s 2021 mystery theme: ‘Crack the Case!’.

Markets: For your farm fresh produce and supplies Vancouver Farmers Markets at Riley Park, Trout Lake, Kitsilano, West End and Mount Pleasant are now open until the autumn with Downtown opening this week and False Creek market opening soon.

Rides: Playland is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday to provide plenty of thrills and fun for the whole family.

Outside: Get out and enjoy Push Walks, from PuSh Festival unique audio walks with artists through the urban spaces that have given them inspiration, listen and walk to one of the six Walks now available where you find your podcasts.

ArtWalk<:  Get out and about exploring North Van Arts’ North Shore Culture Compass, to find sights, or public outdoor art