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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, August 3

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Daniel Chai Aug 02, 2017 5:06 pm 2,090

One more day to Friday, and we have the info on the fun events to help get you there! From outdoor films to Vancouver Pride, here are seven events to enjoy around Vancouver today.

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

Echo and the Bunnymen and Violent Femmes

Echo and the Bunnymen perform in concert at FIB Festival on July 16, 2016 in Benicassim, Spain (Christian Bertrand/Shutterstock)

Echo and the Bunnymen perform in concert at FIB Festival on July 16, 2016 in Benicassim, Spain (Christian Bertrand/Shutterstock)

  • What: If you’re itching for more 80s in your life, then this is the concert for you. Echo and The Bunnymen and Violent Femmes are touring North America and they’re stopping in at Vancouver to bring you that Blister In The Sun.
  • When: Thursday, August 3
  • Time: Doors at 6:30 pm / Show at 7:30 pm
  • Where: PNE Ampitheatre – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketleader, $55

Welcome to Vancouver: A Discussion on Lgbtq2+ Refugees

  • What: A panel discussion highlighting local and national non-profit organizations (Rainbow Refugee, Rainbow Railroad) that support LGBTQ2+ refugees in both Vancouver and Canada. It will also highlight the personal stories of LGBTQ2+ refugees that have made Vancouver their home and their harrowing stories of courage, strength and survival.
  • When: August 3 from 5 to 7 pm
  • Where: SFU’s Segal Building – 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20 with proceeds being given to Rainbow Refugee

Movies at Civic Square

  • What: Bring your own blanket, find a spot on the lawn and enjoy an evening movie at Civic Square. Films this season include Moana (August 3), Stars (August 10), Beauty and the Beast (August 17), The Secret Life of Pets (August 21) and Toy Story (August 31).
  • When: Every Thursday until August 31
  • Time: 8:30 to 10 pm
  • Where: Bob Prittie Library – Metrotown Branch at Kingsborough and MacKay
  • Cost: Free

Neighbourhood Night at Mundy Park

  • What: Take part in games, family activities and light refreshments. Be a part of building relationships, promoting neighbourhood safety and creating a sense of community, while getting out to meet your neighbours and having fun.
  • When: August 3 from 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: Mundy Park – 641 Hillcrest Street, Coquitlam
  • Cost: Free

Efthimios Nasiopoulos

  • What: Efthimios Nasiopoulos has performed at JFL Northwest, the Hubcap Comedy Festival, CBC’s The Winnipeg Comedy Festival and CBC’s LOL. You can hear him on Sirius XM where he’s released his first album ‘Efthimios’, which is also available on iTunes.
  • Where: the Comedy Mix – 1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • When: August 3 at 8:30 pm August 4 and 5 at 8 and 10:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$20

Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place – Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom 

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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 Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom 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

Absolutely Fabulous 2017

  • What: Gordon Neighbourhood House’s annual neighbourhood house party. Co-hosted by Black Lives Matter Vancouver, the event will have drinks, food, and presentations by black queer and trans folks including this year’s Mr/Mrs. Cobalt Karmella Barr, Ivan Leonce, and more. DJ Rhonda Hunte will provide bangin’ tunes throughout the night.
  • When: August 3 from 8 to 11 pm
  • Where: Gordon Neighbourhood House – 1019 Broughton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $5

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

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