Backstreet Boys in concert
Relive the boy band craze this Friday night as the iconic Backstreet Boys return to Rogers Arena. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and also features Canadian artist Shawn Desman as the opening act. For tickets visit Ticketmaster.com.
Sins of the City
See Vancouver in a whole new light this Friday and Saturday at the Vancouver Police Museum. Sins of the City guides lead you through the oldest parts of Vancouver, while stories of its seedier side are regaled. For more information visit vancouverpolicemuseum.ca.
Theatre Sports on Granville Island
Live shows are on this weekend by members of the Vancouver
Theatresports League at the Improv Centre on Granville Island. Performances start on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m., 10 p.m., and 11:45 p.m.
Kayaking the Indian Arm
If you’re feeling adventurous, the stretch from Deep Cove to the Indian Arm provides 20 kilometres of ocean to paddle. Take advantage of Cheap Date Night at Deep Cove Kayak on Friday evenings. It’s $25 for a single rental and $35 for a double rental. For booking information visit deepcovekayak.com.
Sergio Mendes in concert
Catch Brazilian bandleader Sergio Mendes at the River Rock Casino this Saturday as he creates the sounds of summer with the music of legends like Antonio Carlos Jobim and Gilberto Gil. For tickets visit riverrock.com.
West End Cultural Celebration
Take part in the West End’s ultimate block party with a children’s carnival, hot dog barbecue, crafts, and live music. The free event kicks off at 11 a.m. on 1019 Broughton Street.
Mix of Six: August 6 - 8