What to Do This Weekend (August 8–10)

FLARE entertainment editor Briony Smith shares the entertainment you simply must enjoy this weekend

GO: Squamish Music Festival (Squamish, British Columbia)



There’s something for every possible human at this bucolic music-fest, including headliners Eminem and Arcade Fire; winsome popsters Lykke Li, Chvrches, and The Temper Trap; and Canadian favourites Austra, Tokyo Police Club, Ryan Hemsworth, Cyril Hahn, We Are The City, Louise Burns, and The Strumbellas.

SEE: Alma Louise Visscher: Cathedral Cumulus (Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton)

Alma Louise Visscher's The Time Variable (The Transfiguration)

Alma Louise Visscher
Time Variable (The Transfiguration)

Hurry! It’s the last week to take in Alma Louise Visscher’s pretty pink textile installations; the artists explores gender roles through billowing pink fabric clusters inspired by both synthetic cloud forms and Gothic architecture.

LISTEN: Benediction,” Hot Natured

Hot Natured

Hot Natured

This silky-smooth house track has been starring in our playlists since last year. Hot Natured—comprised of electro royalty Lee Foss and Jamie Jones—dropped a new EP filled with remixes of the song this week on Beatport, but the original is still perfect for getting those late-summer-night dance parties going.

Bonus Track: “Reverse Skydiving,” ft. Anabel Englund

READ: Summer is the time when you can mainline hideous trash (almost) guilt-free. Maintain a little dignity by choosing a classy page-turner from one of these hotly-tipped debut novels.

Elizabeth is Missing

Elizabeth is Missing (Emma Healey, Knopf Canada, $29.95) Twenty-eight-year-old Emma Healey set off a frantic bidding war at the London Book Fair over her debut novel about ancient grandmother Maud, who finds her best friend (the titular Elizabeth) has gone missing—but no-one believes her.

Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little

Dear Daughter (Elizabeth Little, Viking, $31) Kate Atkinson, Tana French and Sara Shepard are all fans of this debut thriller with the irresistible premise of a former It girl heroine “who just might have murdered her mother.” Now Janie Jenkins is sprung from prison and on the hunt for her mom’s killer (or so she thinks—dun-dun-dunnnn).

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You (Celeste Ng, Penguin Press, $31) Lydia is the golden child of the Lee family. And she’s dead. Everything I Never Told You follows the aftermath of the girl’s murder and her family’s quest to try and heal post-tragedy—and find who in their community did the horrible deed.

WATCH: Serious mood? Night Moves It seems like it took forever for Night Moves to skulk its way into theatres, but at last the latest drama from acclaimed gritty-realism queen Kelly Reichardt (Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff) has arrived. Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning play would-be eco-terrorists under ringleader Peter Sarsgaard’s dangerous spell.

Jesse Eisenberg Night Moves

Jesse Eisenberg in Night Moves

WATCH: Silly mood? Step Up: All In It’s the all-star edition and the gang’s all here, from Ryan Guzman (Step Up: Revolution) and Briana Evigan (Step Up 2: The Streets) to Moose and Camille, and Twitch! The dance battles look more insane than ever in this Vegas-set 3D spectacular-spectacular. (Don’t forget to check out our interview with star hottie Guzman.)

Ryan Guzman Step Up: All In

Ryan Guzman in Step Up: All In