What: Organizers of the Fair at the PNE announced that admission on opening day this Saturday will be free for the first hour of operations for Pokémon GO players. From 11 am to noon, players simply have to show their Pokémon GO app on their smartphone to pass through the fairground gates.
When: Saturday, August 20; 11 am to noon
Where: Pacific National Exhibition at Hastings Park – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
What: Vancouver’s Chariot Festival, also known as Ratha Yatra, is coming back to the city for another huge celebration on the weekend of August 20 and 21. Over the course of two days, there will be several events to celebrate the Hindu festival, which originated thousands of years ago in Puri, on the east coast of India.
Where: Second Beach, Stanley Park, Vancouver
When: Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21
Admission: Free. Visit their website for more details.
What: A free showing of the original Finding Nemo is happening on Saturday, August 20 at Trimble Park. There will be a barbecue concession stand, children’s activities, and entertainment prior to the start of the movie at around 8:30 pm.
When: Saturday, August 20
Where: Trimble Park – 2250 Trimble Street, Vancouver
What: The city’s first ever Mural Festival is set to change the face of Main Street and Mount Pleasant forever with a total of 41 permanent murals will be created. The festival culminates in a block party with BBQs, dance parties, and more.
Where: Main Street between 7th and 12th Avenue, Vancouver
What: Led by Equinox’s instructors, you’ll start your morning physically and mentally engaged with an energizing yoga class on Shangri-La’s picturesque sixth floor outdoor Terrace. Afterwards, enjoy a healthy breakfast courtesy of Shangri-La’s Executive Chef, Ken Nakano.
When: Saturday, August 20; 10 am to noon
Where: Shangri-La Hotel – 1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
What: To celebrate one of Canada’s most loved bands, Timber be having a special supper and concert viewing event. Your ticket includes Turtle Valley Bison Ranch smoked bison hip supper, a seat for the live stream on CBC-TV, and a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.
What: If you’re a beginner or intermediate improvisational performer and are looking for more rehearsal opportunities, the Casual Saturdays workshop is for you. Hosted by a rotating array of awesome comedians, each workshop will focus on a core improv skill, with a ton of games and fun.
When: Saturday, August 20; 1:30 to 4 pm
Where: Instant Studios – 529 East Broadway, Vancouver
What: Take an unforgettable 5-hour journey through the San Juan and Gulf Islands, experience breathtaking scenery and marine wildlife. This enchanting journey features secluded bays, secret coves, and spectacular world-class scenery
What: Original bands and artists will be performing free, outdoor concerts in Cates Park again this summer, so bring a picnic and spend your Saturday afternoons enjoying the immense local talent that Vancouver has to offer.
What: Moksha Yoga is hosting a second Yoga on Tap event at Steamworks Brewery & Taproom in Burnaby on Sunday, August 21. Participants will be able to enjoy a flight of beer while getting a peaceful yoga workout.
When: Sunday, August 21, 2016
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
Where: Steamworks Brewery & Taproom – 3845 William Street, Burnaby
What: Salsa dancing returns to Robson Square for the Summer 2016 season, offering free lessons, performances and social dancing. Swing by and check it out – it’s fun just to watch if you’re too scared to hit the dancefloor!
Where: Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
When: Every Sunday in July and August; lessons at 3 pm, performances at 5 pm, social dancing all afternoon
What: Corsets, vintage prosthetic limbs, pinball machines – these are just a few of the wacky collections curated by Vancouverites on display at the Museum of Vancouver. All of the collections have an interactive component.
Where: Museum of Vancouver – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
When: On display from June 23, 2016 to January 8, 2017
What: Whereas other successful improv troupes in Vancouver are comprised of dozens of performers, these guys opt to keep it simple – the Sunday Service is five top-notch performers that have been nationally recognized so many times they’ve lost count (just kidding, it’s 21). They perform every Sunday at the Fox Cabaret in Mount Pleasant and never fail to bring down the house, making it a popular spot for comedians and regular folk alike to take in a night of guaranteed laughs.