What: This 90-minute fine matcha tasting from Whisky Premium Matcha offers a one of a kind, luxurious matcha experience. Explore a variety of interesting matcha-related topics and facts, then experience a presentation of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony style. You will have the opportunity to practice tea ceremony etiquette, prepare a bowl for yourself and others, taste world-class matcha from different plant varieties and matcha growing regions in Japan, note down each flavour profile, and pair with delicate matcha sweets.
When: July 24
Time: 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Where: Creme de la Crumb Bakeshop & Catering – 200 Granville St #10, Vancouver
What: This conference will bring together practitioners, industrialists, researchers and educators from around the world who are engaged in the fields of indigenous food products, food safety, functional foods, and more.
When: July 24 to 26
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Where: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre – 7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond
What: Fresh off of performing in New York City, Nasty Women are ready to deliver a piping hot show. This month the comedians will be exploring firsts: first jobs, first dates.. heck! getting first place in a Pythagoras competition (real thing that happened). Every first is fair game.
Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
What: Zumba at Canada Place is a fun, free event hosted on the beautiful North Point of Canada Place. Instructors from Zumba Vancouver will teach classes and provide participants the opportunity to practice Zumba in one of Vancouver’s most stunning locations. No dance experience or partner is needed for this fun fitness class.
When: Every Monday from July 24 to August 28 (No class August 7 for BC Day)
What: See rich visuals from the Salish Sea region and stunning footage of gifted Musqueam artist Debra Sparrow weaving her blanket. Hear songs, poetry, and Chief Dan George’s iconic Lament for Confederation. Chief Dan George’s daughter, Tsleil-Waututh Elder Amy George (aka Ta’ah), Charlene Aleck and other members of the George family, Debra Sparrow, Senaqwila Wyss, Jónína Kirton and Christie Lee Charles will uplift and empower with a call to action to stop environmental destruction and ensure a good future for all our relations.
When: July 24
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
What: The Evo Summer Cinema Series is showing National Lampoon’s Vacation on the four-story inflatable movie screen on July 25. Please bring your own blankets and/or lawn chairs and, since it’s a family-friendly event, smoking or alcohol is not permitted. Movie goers are encouraged to walk, take transit, or bike to Stanley Park for the shows – there will be a bike valet service offered on site each night too.
When: July 25
Where: Ceperley Meadows near Second Beach, Stanley Park
What: Gain hands on experience and come away with the knowledge to plant, grow, and harvest vegetables. Afterwards join the garden potluck – everyone is welcome and please bring a dish to share if you can (vegetarian preferred). All ages and experience levels are welcome but minors must be accompanied by a caregiver.
When: July 25
Time: 3:30 to 7 pm
Where: Billy Bishop Legion Hall – 1407 Laburnum Street, Vancouver
What: Grammy award winner Bruno Mars is on a world tour in support of his new album 24K Magic, offering his usual classic showmanship in the vein of James Brown and Michael Jackson, with a tightly choreographed nine-piece soul band.
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
What: Take a drive and cuddle up, or bring a blanket and lawn chair and settle in for a screening of the of the 1993 box office smash, Jurassic Park. Parking is on a first-come first-served basis (first 200 vehicles), with movie audio will be broadcast over FM radio. And keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event, so smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited.
When: July 26
Where: Lansdowne Centre, west parking lot – 5300 No. 3 Road, Richmond
What: Grab a picnic and the family and head over to Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park Plaza for Shakespeare in the Park. Place des Arts’ Summer Teen Theatre Troupe presents a wild, fun-filled adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Kevin Bennett. Complete with lively music and audience participation, this show is a theatrical treat for all ages.
When: July 26 to 30
Time: Wednesday to Saturday at 7 pm, Sunday at 2 pm
Where: Town Centre Plaza – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
What: Drag Queens read from their favourite books. Featuring Oliv x, Karmella Barr, Dust Cwaine and friends, it’s time to turn the cafe into an evening salon. Evocative, sassy readings and heaps of fun await you.
Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week/Image: Thosh Collins
What: All of the fashion shows will feature collections from Indigenous fashion designers and models from across Canada. Each day throughout the four-day event there will be two shows from 5 to 10 pm featuring things like 40 Indigenous designers, storytellers, hosts, and immersive Indigenous art installations from across Canada.
When: July 26 to 29
Time: 5 to 10 pm
Where: Larwill Park – 688 Cambie Street and Beatty Streets (July 26), Queen Elizabeth Theatre lobby – 650 Hamilton Street (July 27 to 29)
What: Hosted by Young Ideas at Gordon Neighbourhood House, the event gives locals the chance to meet their neighbours, play board games and listen to local musicians.As well as a stack of great games, including Settlers of Catan, Cards Against Humanity, Citadel, and Bang, you’ll also be able to try your hand at giant Jenga and Hex-a-pong – a six person ping pong table that’s every bit as fun as it sounds.
What: Hulse & Durrell will talk about creating brand systems for some of the most strangely complex sports brands in the world. Ben and Greg will share their outlook on design as they will walk through a complicated rebranding process from top to bottom.
When: July 27
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Archive Digital – 97 E 2nd Ave (Enter from the alley behind Steel Toad Brewery)
What: Professional photographer and our Grouse Mountain Wildlife Manager, Devin Manky, will provide important technical and artistic “pointers” and take a small group to desirable locations at which to capture natural scenes.
What: Creative Escape Evenings are offering bloggers, readers, musicians, painters, knitters, and doodlers free working space at the CityScape Community Art Space. There’ll also be exhibitions by other artists, including Branch Refinement – three artists explore the various ways of connection; how we connect to our pasts, presents and futures – on July 27.
When: Last Thursday of every month
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: CityScape Community Art Space – 335 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver
What: In light of Canada’s sesquicentennial this year, there is a lot of conversation about our country—its past, present, and future. How are local artists responding to Canada? Find out at this panel discussion featuring presentations by and conversations with local artists, thinkers, and leaders in the community, including Surrey’s first Poet Laureate Renée Sarojini Saklikar.
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 La La Land 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.
What: Three days of art, music, local food, and community. From emerging artists to Juno award winning musicians, enjoy an eclectic local experience for families, visitors and everyone in between. Highlights include a free open-air cinema viewing of Beauty and the Beast presented by Squamish Savings, gallery exhibitions, and colourful buskers.
When: July 27 to 29
Where: Junction Park – 37950 Cleveland Avenue, Squamish
What: With over 550 athletes competing for $18,000 in cash prizes and swag from Virus Athletics, the CanWest Games is the largest Fitness Competition in Western Canada. The Events will be challenging and exciting to watch. Ranging from big Olympic Lifts to inspiring feats of speed, strength, endurance, and power.
When: July 28 to 30
Time: 9 am to 6 pm
Where: Percy Perry Stadium – 1290 Pipeline Road, Coquitlam
What: A night of beats, bass, and rhythms from around the world in the downstairs Project Space of Fortune Sound Club. Featuring OGA Rossco & OWABOWA spinning the best of Afrobeats, Dancehall Reggaeton Grime and more.
When: July 28
Time: 10 pm to 2 am
Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
What: A former linebacker and a one-time NASCAR pit crew member, Chase Rice’s entry into country music was no wild card and his relentless touring has earned him an impressive following of country music fans.
When: July 28
Time: Doors 8 pm / Show 9 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
What: CURRENT is a multidisciplinary, intersectional, music and electronic art symposium working with women and non-binary artists in Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest. The first iteration of the project will be a 3-day, music and arts showcase featuring events, panels, youth mentorships, and workshops.
What: Get your peanuts and cracker jack and catch the Vancouver Canadians versus Tri-City Dust Devils at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium. The three-game homestand starts on July 28, and includes a fireworks extravaganza on Saturday and A&W Family Fun and Photoball Giveaway on Sunday.
Where: Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario St, Vancouver