Our picks this week: Mission Folk Music Festival & The Winter's Tale

Mission Folk Music Festival (Jul 26-28)

Who: Mission Folk Music Festival Society
What: Mission Folk Music Festival
Where: Fraser River Heritage Park (7494 Mary St, Mission)
When: July 26-28
Why: Following on the heels of the Vancouver festival comes another weekend of folk music. The park setting on the traditional land of the Leq’á:mel First Nation, overlooking the Fraser River, is a beautiful outdoor venue for the 20+ acts from across the continent, playing music from around the world. You can even camp at the site through the weekend. More information at missionfolkmusicfestival.ca.

Juno nominated Quebec group Oktopus is one of the 20+ acts to perform at this year's Mission Folk Music Festival. Photo by Eric Berteau.
Juno nominated Quebec group Oktopus is one of the 20+ acts to perform at this year’s Mission Folk Music Festival. Photo by Eric Berteau.

The Winter’s Tale (Jul 26-Aug 10)

Who: Carousel Theatre for Young People
What: The Winter’s Tale
Where: Performance Works Outdoor Stage (1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver)
When: July 26-August 10
Why: Carousel Theatre for Young People’s Teen Shakespeare Program returns to the outdoor stage on Granville Island. The family-friendly performance of this Shakespeare comedy is the culmination of an intensive six-week pre-professional program for teens aged 13-18. These free performances are a great way to see the future stars of Vancouver’s theatre community.  More information at carouseltheatre.ca.

Isabel Rose and Piper Trounce are two of sixteen teens set to perform in The Winter’s Tale. Photo by Natalie Lichtenwald.
Isabel Rose and Piper Trounce are two of sixteen teens set to perform in The Winter’s Tale. Photo by Natalie Lichtenwald.