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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, August 10

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Daniel Chai Aug 09, 2017 1:04 pm 1,626

Fill your Thursday with our list of seven exciting events happening in Vancouver. Queer Film Festival, Waterfront Cinema, and more.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Queer Film Festival

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  • What: Over 50 films will be screening at the always-popular VQFF this year, which will bring in timely issues for the LGBTQ+ community and beyond. Spotlights include OITNB star Laverne Cox’s interview with activist CeCe McDonald, as well as other filmmakers of colour. Age-old questions are explored in the Intergenerations series, and the Indigenous Cinema Spotlight continues to pay homage to Two-Spirit role models for the queer community.
  • When: August 10 to 20
  • Where: Various Locations across Vancouver
  • Tickets: At VQFF; $12, plus $5 membership

Technical Interviewing 101: A Panel Discussion on Nailing Your Interview

  • What: Planning to interview for a technical role? Whether you’re a Computer Science student or grad, training to become a Developer or Software Engineer, or a Hiring Manager looking for technical roles, join Brainstation Vancouver for an in-depth discussion on preparing for and excelling in technical interviews.
  • When: August 10
  • Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
  • Where: Brainstation Vancouver – 455 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $45

Knockout Punchlines: The Quiplash Comedy Show

  • What: Knockout Punchlines turns the hit party favourite Quiplash into a live gameshow at Seven Dining Lounge. Join The Fictionals and some of Vancouver’s funniest improvisers as they battle it out for the Quiplash Crown. Your votes via smartphone or tablet decides which punchline inspires the comedy, and who leaves 7DL this month’s champion.
  • Where: Seven Dining Lounge – 53 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: August 10 at 8 pm
  • Admission: By Donation

Willingdon’s Annual Community Fair

  • What: Willingdon’s annual summer celebration, with live entertainment, games, barbecue, community information displays, craft tables and much more.
  • When: August 10
  • Time: 5 to 8 pm
  • Where: Willingdon Community Centre – 1491 Carleton Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Neighbourhood Free Park – West Richmond Community Centre

  • What: Enjoy an evening of music, “Celebrate the Past with the Future” community art project, family games and activities. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the summer night.
  • When: August 10
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: West Richmond Community Centre – 9180 No. 1 Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place – Trolls

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Free outdoor movies at Canada Place (Port Metro Vancouver)

  • What: A large inflatable screen will pop up at Canada Place, creating the perfect environment to take in Trolls under the stars with the North Shore mountains in the background. To give your night two thumbs up, do yourself a favour and bring a lawn chair (or you’ll be sitting on the hard ground) and blankets (it gets cold). And keep in mind that this is a family-friend event – smoking or alcohol is not permitted.
  • When: August 10
  • Start: Dusk
  • Where: North Point of Canada Place
  • Admission: Free

Mandy Sings of Summer Love

  • What: Vancouver actor and singer Mandy Rushton presents songs of Summer Love from the Great American Songbook, accompanied by Sean Allen on the piano. 
  • When: August 10
  • Time: 8 to 10 pm
  • Where: Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At the door, $15

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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