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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, August 25

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Daniel Chai Aug 24, 2017 1:15 pm 1,870

The weekend is just around the corner! To kick it off right, here are seven things to do around Vancouver today, from Fridays on Front to Picnic on the Point and more.

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

Fridays on Front

Fridays on Front

Andres Markwart / City of New Westminster

  • What: The 600-block of New Westminster’s Front Street turns into a family-friendly market and hang-out zone, complete with artisan vendors from the New West Farmers Market and New West Craft, live music from the New Westminster Arts Council, and food trucks.
  • When: August 25
  • Time: 5 to 8 pm
  • Where: 600-block of Front Street in New Westminster
  • Cost: Admission is free

Music at the Cannery

  • What: The Cannery’s outdoor summer evening concert series feature a different musical act each week, catering to a wide range of musical tastes, from blues, jazz, folk and more.
  • When: August 25
  • Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
  • Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
  • Admission: $7

CBC Musical Nooners

  • What: Free, live music concerts will be happening every weekday on the CBC Vancouver outdoor stage. Grab your lunch, your friends, your kids or your co-workers and join the party.
  • When: Every weekday to August 25
  • Time: Noon to 1 pm
  • Where: CBC Vancouver – 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Cost: Free

Campagnolo ROMA x Chef Nate Middleton

  • What: Head to Campagnolo Roma to see Toronto’s celebrated Chef Nate Middleton collaborate with Chefs Nate and Jesse for a five course, family style dinner. Expect creative takes on classic American dishes.
  • When: August 25
  • Time: 7 to 10 pm
  • Where: Campagnolo Roma, 2297 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $100

Garrett Clark

  • What: Garrett has performed at three of the prestigious Just For Laughs Festivals (Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver) and has opened for Todd Barry and Iliza Shlesinger. He was also selected among the “Best of Fest” at Big Pine Comedy Festival in Flagstaff, Arizona and recently headlined shows all across Scotland.
  • Where: Lafflines Comedy Club – 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • When: August 25 at 9:30 pm, August 26 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Picnics on the Point

Canada Place

Image: Canada Place/Shutterstock

  • What: Celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial at Picnics on the Point, a community celebration at one of the most breathtaking spots in Vancouver, Canada Place’s newly revitalized North Point. Bring your picnic and enjoy musical entertainment by Serkan Sogukpinar.
  • When: August 25
  • Start: 5:30 to 8 pm
  • Where: North Point of Canada Place
  • Admission: Free

Outdoor Movie Nights in Cloverdale – Sing

  • What: Free outdoor movie nights in Cloverdale are back for the summer. Don’t forget your chairs, blankets and snacks.
  • When: August 25
  • Time: Activities start at 8 pm, movies start at dusk
  • Where: Katzie Elementary School – 6887 194a St, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

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

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