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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, June 29

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Daniel Chai Jun 28, 2017 1:03 pm 579

Thursdays are the new Friday, especially with our list of seven things to do around Vancouver. Experience the Vancouver Canadians, BCBusiness Top 100 and more.

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

Vancouver Canadians vs. Eugene Emeralds

  • What: Do you know what goes well with a lazy sunny day? Baseball that’s what! The Vancouver Canadians face off with the Eugene Emeralds.
  • Where: Nat Bailey Stadium
  • When: June 29 to July 3
  • Time: Season runs until September 3
  • Tickets: Online, $14-$25

Oh, Canada – The True North Strong and Funny

Oh Canada, the True North Strong and Funny/VTSL

  • What: It’s Canada’s 150th birthday and Vancouver TheatreSports League (VTSL) is celebrating with a humorous look at what makes Canadians, well…Canadian. The improv comedians will be highlighting the stereotypes associated with Canada and leaving audiences laughing until their sides hurt at The Improv Centre with their brand new show – ‘Oh, Canada – The True North Strong and Funny’.
  • When: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays until September 2
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street
  • Tickets: Staring at $10 – tickets available through VTSL online

BCBusiness Top 100

  • What: This year’s BCBusiness Top 100 features special guest David Foster, a native of Victoria, one of the most successful music producers in history and the founder of the David Foster Foundation.
  • When: June 29
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $79-$169

Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy, Pre Fringe Edition

  • What: Tragedy + Time Served = Comedy is a storytelling show which shines a light on the path from Mark Hughes’s dark and grim past of street life, addiction, and prison, using introspective and playful tools gleaned from doing stand-up comedy.
  • When: June 29 to July 1
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At the door, $15

Food for Thought – YVR Food Fest

  • What: Food For Thought will be in its sophomore year this summer, and for 2017 they’ve put together a diverse lineup of food folks offering their own take on food-related topics sure to delight and inspire. You’ll get to have your say too; Food For Thought includes a panel discussion with audience participation.
  • When: June 29
  • Time: 7 to 10 pm
  • Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $17, available online

Thievery Corporation

Image: Coastal Jazz

  • What: They aren’t exactly jazz per se, but DJ collective Thievery Corporation are sure to be one of Jazz Fest’s most popular draws. Even without the support of a major record label, Eric Hilton and Rob Garza have managed to sell millions of records and have amassed an incredibly loyal fanbase. Celebrating the release of this year’s The Temple of I & I, the D.C. duo will perform tracks new and old while accompanied by a massive live band.
  • When: June 29
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre – 884 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Available online from $95 to $110 (All ages)

Westside Community Food Market

  • What: The Westside Community Food Market gives small scale and new local vendors an opportunity to sell their produce directly to customers, while also helping low-income and vulnerable populations access local foods that are close to home through a coupon program. Vendors this year include Charmmala, The Lemon Square, and Crow & Co.
  • When: Every Thursday during the summer
  • Time: 3 to 7 pm
  • Where: Kits House – 2305 West 7th Avenue. Vancouver
  • Cost: Free

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

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