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10 things to do in Vancouver: Sunday, July 30

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Daniel Chai Jul 29, 2017 11:51 pm 1,179

Sunday is fun day, especially when Vancouver is filled with fun events to explore. From The Drum Is Calling Festival to Family FUSE Weekend at Vancouver Art Gallery, here are 10 can’t-miss events happening today around the city.

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

The Drum Is Calling Festival

Buffy Sainte-Marie/The Drum is Calling Festival

  • What: Each day of the festival zone will carry a unique theme with varying programming and events to provide attendees with a new experience daily. There will be carving and weaving exhibitions, dance, sports tournaments in adjacent streets, workshops, crafts, vendors and food, and live music performances on stages, including headliners Chantal Kreviazuk, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Crystal Shawanda, William Prince, Shane Koyczan, DJ Shub, and George Leach.
  • When: Now to July 30, 2017
  • Time: 1 to 10 pm (with some exceptions)
  • Where: Larwill Park – 688 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • Cost: Free

Caribbean Days

  • What: A weekend of tropical rhythms and cuisine organized by the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC. The north side of Waterfront Park has a food concession area and a large beverage garden. Enjoy spicy Caribbean food as well as other international fare, then relax with an ice-cold drink in the hot sun. On the south side, there is an outdoor music festival. Dancers and other performers entertain while bands play Reggae, Calypso, Latin and other international sounds to a large crowd. There is a Family Zone with face painting, a children’s playground and other activities.
  • When: July 29 and 30
  • Time: 11 am to 7 pm. Parade on Saturday starts at 10 am
  • Where: Waterfront Park – Lonsdale Quay, North Vancouver
  • Cost: Free

Chilliwack BBQ and Corn Fest

  • What: Enjoy everything from food to local brews and wine, live music, and even face painting. No matter what your barbecue preferences are, you’ll be able to find something to satisfy your tastebuds at the festival, cooked up by Rusty Johnson. Bite into everything from finger lickin’ baby back ribs to organic chicken tenders, pulled pork sandwiches, fresh sockeye salmon, and Chilliwack corn on the cob. Ribs and chicken meals will be served up with beans, coleslaw, and buttered corn on the cob.
  • When: July 29 and 30
  • Time: 11 am to 8 pm
  • Where: Prospera Centre – 45323 Hodgins Avenue, Chilliwack
  • Admission: Free

The Chosen Food: Pastrami & Rye: Authentic New York Deli

  • What: The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC’s The Chosen Food dinner series was created so guests could eat their way through the traditional meals of BC’s multicultural Jewish Community. Each event in this series will showcase a regional style of Jewish cuisine, this one is all about the differences between pastrami and its brisket cousins: Montreal smoked meat, New England corned beef, Southern US barbecue brisket, as well as Hong Kong and Korean traditional dishes. Patrons will discuss how this relatively cheap cut of meat came to hold cultural significance.
  • When: July 30
  • Time: 5 to 8 pm
  • Where: The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC, 6184 Ash Street, Second Floor, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $40; purchase via Eventbrite

The Morning AFTER : Hip-Hop Brunch Summer Luau

  • What: Enjoy mimosas and brunch, plus entry into the afternoon Hip-Hop Bounce and 50/50 draw. Featuring DJs Stimulant J, Rashad Rawkus, J-Traxx, Floetic and Icy Touch.
  • When: July 30
  • Time: 12:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Where: The Charles Bar – 136 W Cordova St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $35

Family FUSE Weekend: Nature Concentrated

Van art gallery

Image: Vancouver Art Gallery

  • What: Enjoy Nature Concentrated as part of Vancouver Art Gallery’s fun all-age Family FUSE Weekend. It’s here that you’ll get to explore new ideas, hunt for different perspectives, and see a wide range of artistic styles with artists, dancers, musicians, performers and educators.
  • When: July 29 to 30
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Price: Free for kids under 12, free for gallery members, regular adult admission otherwise

Comedy at Big Rock feat. Kevin Banner!

  • What: They’re back at it with an outstanding lineup of the funniest stand-up comics in the West. Kevin Banner headlines this month’s show with the best pros and up and comers including Jackie Hoffart, KC Novak, Maddy Kelly, Gavin Matts and Sam Tonning. Hosting the event is Big Rock Comedy’s very own Justin O’Hearn.
  • When: July 30
  • Time: 8 to 10 pm
  • Where: Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery – 310 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Anime Evolution 2017

  • What: Anime Evolution features anime programming, artist and vendors, a maid cafe, and Japanese fandom-ed events.
  • Dates: July 30
  • Time: 10 am to 7 pm
  • Location: Vancouver Playhouse and QE Theatre
  • Cost: Online, $15

Northwest Coast Fashion: Style in a Different Light

  • What: Meet Autum Jules (Skaydu.U), Yolonda (Loni) Skelton and Meghann O’Brien – three Northwest Coast Indigenous fashion designers who are transforming the world of contemporary couture with inspired works that draw on their heritage. The designers will showcase recent works on live models and discuss their visions of Indigenous design. They will also share their perspectives on historical artworks featured in our new exhibition, In a Different Light: Reflecting on Northwest Coast Art.
  • When: July 30
  • Time: 2 to 3:30 pm
  • Where: Museum of Anthropology – 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver
  • Cost: Free with admission

Reality Mix Up

  • What: An interactive storytelling event using traditional cinema, 360 film, and virtual reality, featuring media from a diverse range of Canadian artists. Features a workshop on Aboriginal traditional painting from Heiltsuk artist Ben Houstie, as well as short films screening.
  • When: July 30
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: John Braithwaite Community Centre – 145 West 1st Street, North Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

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

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