BEATROUTE X MRG
BeatRoute has teamed up with our friends at MRG Concerts to bring you an exciting new discovery series of artists each month. These Golden Ticket concerts will bring up and coming artists to the city while offering you a chance to get a piece of the action through free tickets, swag and bar tabs that would make Willy Wonka jealous! This month we present four shows — Lemuria, Hot Snakes AJJ and Sales. Check out Page 17 for more!
868 East Hastings Street
Anticipated to open this month in Strathcona, the cafe will feature eats like homemade baked goods and charcuterie. There will also be a curated selection of retail offerings that include housewares and ceramics.
958 Main Street
In celebration of the French-Italian-Pan Asian fusion restaurant’s third birthday, the East Vancouver eatery is launching a new family-style menu. Look for charcoal adobo wagyu beef with braised turnips alongside fresh cocktails like O My Sake, which combines Senkin Junmai Sake with pear juice and green tea syrup.
PEPINO’S SPAGHETTI HOUSE
631 Commercial Drive
This newly opened restaurant tips its hat to its predecessor, the longtime Commercial Drive staple Nick’s Spaghetti House, by maintaining the old decor while serving up classic Italian-American style dishes like spaghetti and meatballs.
MONSOON FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS
August 9-19 at various locations
There is a large emphasis on South Asian theatre at this third annual Monsoon Festival. Toronto’s Anita Majumdar’s critically acclaimed one-woman show, the Fish Eyes Trilogy, which explores the lives of Canadian South Asian teens, is one not to miss.
VANCOUVER OUTSIDER ARTS FESTIVAL
August 10-12 at Roundhouse Community and Arts Recreation Centre
This three-day festival presents music, artwork, spoken word performances and more with a purpose to disrupt exclusion and encourage connection. In a co-presentation with the Vines Art Festival, the VOAF will also put on a special series and discussion to follow about accessibility and ableism.
August 10-12 at Strange Fellows Brewing
Vancouver’s Carnival Band presents the city’s inaugural edition of HONK!, a brass band and drum line festival that celebrates music as much as it advocates for social change. Seattle’s Filthy Femcorps and Rise Up! Action Band will join local bands like Balkan Shmalkan and Greenhorn.
August 11 at the James Black Gallery
A large roster of emerging artists including Moody Rose Christopher and Liz Saunders are featured in this joint exhibition that explores the concept of instant gratification, in a range of disciplines from installation to painting.
EAST VAN CIDER FESTIVAL
August 22 at The Wise Hall & Lounge
The second annual East Van Cider Festival, presented by Liberty Wine Merchants, will feature a variety of British Columbia-made ciders, mead, and spirits. All proceeds of the festival will benefit the Great Vancouver Food Bank Society.
UNIBROW ARTS FESTIVAL
August 24-27 at various locations
Presented by the Vancouver Art Book Fair, Vancouver’s first comedy and zine festival is a celebration of local funny, artistic, and written talent. There will be a limited edition zine available as well, featuring a special collection of poetry, cartoons and more.Pulse