What: Watch the original Jurassic Park outside! The site will be outfitted with a four-storey inflatable movie screen, transforming the area into a magical outdoor cinema within a matter of hours, fit for thousands of Vancouverites to visit and watch flicks throughout the summer.
Where: Ceperley Meadows (Second Beach), Stanley Park
What: Watch some of the best tennis players face off for the annual Vancouver Open, including No. 8 female in the world, Francesca Schiavone and former World No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic. The best will be competing for $200,000 in cash.
Where: Hollyburn Country Club – 950 Crosscreek Road, West Vancouver
When: Saturday, August 15 to Sunday, August 23; various times
What: Off The Eaten Track’s Gourmet Ice Cream Tour will grant attendees the opportunity to visit local ice creams shops and sample lots of delicious locally-made ice cream. From soft-serve to ice cream sandwiches, this tour highlights some of the best frozen treats in the city.
Where: Meeting place is at Railtown Café – 397 Railway Street, Vancouver
When: Every Wednesday of August (5,12,19,26); 5 to 6 p.m.
What: The evening will feature a smorgasbord of craft beers, ciders and mead from BC along with tasty samplings from Commercial Drive food purveyors. For only $24.99 plus a non-perishable donation to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society, you can taste samples of some of the best Beer, Spirits, Ciders and Meads that BC has to offer
What: How do you want downtown Vancouver to look, taste, and feel in 2040? Re-Imagine Downtown Vancouver is partnering with SFU City Conversations to help get you thinking about the possibilities for the future of our downtown over the next 25 years.
Where: Lot 19 Perch – North end of Hornby Street at West Hastings Street
What: Yuk Yuk’s weekly comedy competition sees comedians face off for the grand prize of $2500, as chosen by the audience. The preliminary round lasts until August 9 when things heat off for the semi-finals, then the final on September 3.
Where: Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club – 2387 Cambie St., Vancouver
When: Every Thursday until August 27; Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.
What: Invigorate your weeknight with a fun, casual evening of dinner and game at The University Women’s Club of Vancouver at Hycroft.There is no pressure, no charades, and no need to act or sing unless you want to. Come test your knowledge on a variety of subjects and learn a few interesting facts along the way.
Where: Hycroft Mansion – 1489 McRae Avenue, Vancouver
What: Legendary improviser Colin Mochrie comes home for three nights of performances with Vancouver TheatreSports League and will be joined onstage by members of the VTSL ensemble to raise funds for the Colin Mochrie Sponsorship Fund and VTSL’s outreach programs.
Where: The Improv Centre at Granville Island – 1502 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
What: Each weekend over 20,000 visitors hit up this massive summertime night market in Richmond and experience the diverse array of booths, food and drink vendors, kids’ play area, and live entertainment.
Where: 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
When: Friday, May 8 to September 27; Fridays and Saturdays 6 to 11 p.m. and Sundays 6 to 10 p.m.
What: Drawing crowds from all over Metro Vancouver, the Richmond Night Market is located within easy access of the Canada Line’s Bridgeport Station. Roam the aisles to find games, food, and all sorts of wares for sale. Late nighters take note, this is the only local night market open until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays).
Where: 8351 River Rd. (nearby Bridgeport Station)
When: May 15 to October 12, 2015; Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. to Midnight, Sundays and holiday Mondays 7 to 11 p.m.
What: The Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market is one of the newer kids on the Vancouver Farmers’ Market’s block, but it has quickly become a focal point of the community, bringing familiar vendors and neighbourhood faces together Sundays.
Where: 2300 Guelph Street, Mount Pleasant, Vancouver
When: Sundays, June 14 to October 11; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m