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)
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
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 (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 (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 (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.
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.)