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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, July 27

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Daniel Chai Jul 26, 2017 12:27 pm 1,599

July is nearly complete, as is the work week! Fill your time with our list of seven things to do around Vancouver, including outdoor board games and a Reflections on Canada Panel Discussion.

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

West End Outdoor Games Night 2017

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  • 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.
  • When: July 27
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Jim Deva Plaza – 1200 Bute St, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Creative Pulse Talk + Social with Hulse & Durrell

  • 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)
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$15 or pay what you can

Go Into The Wild Photography Sessions on Grouse Mountain

  • 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.
  • When: July 27
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: Theatre in the Sky, Grouse Mountain
  • Cost: Included with Alpine Experience Ticket, Free with Annual Local’s Pass.

Creative Escape Evenings

  • 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
  • Admission: Free

Reflections on Canada Panel Discussion

  • 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.
  • When: July 27
  • Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue
  • Cost: Free

Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place – La La Land

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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.
  • When: Every Thursday from July 27 to August 31
  • Start: Dusk
  • Where: North Point of Canada Place
  • Cost: Free

The Squamish Wind Festival

  • 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
  • Cost: Free

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

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