Get your Monday going with our list of seven fun events happening around Vancouver. From Metallica to Vancouver Poetry Slam to a 28 Hour Stand-Up Comedy Marathon for Wildlife Relief, there’s something for everyone!
What: Metal heads everywhere know nothing compares to the hardcore intensity of seeing Metallica tear through monumental epics like “Enter Sandman”, “For Whom the Bell Tolls”, and “Master of Puppets” in concert.
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. Opening day runs until 1:45 pm, and features Fake Shark and Said The Whale.
When: Every weekday to August 25
Time: 12 to 1 pm
Where: CBC Vancouver – 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
What: RC Weslowski is a 2017 VPL Bookcamp Keynote Speaker, winner of the 2016 Sheri D Wilson Golden Beret Award and the 2012 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam Champion. He is a two-time World Cup of Poetry Slam Finalist and seven time member of the Vancouver Poetry Slam Team. The co-founder and co-director of Hullabaloo: the BC Youth Spoken Word Festival features at Vancouver Poetry Slam.
When: August 14
Time: 8 pm
Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
What: Enjoy yoga, under the trees. Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that is suitable for beginners or students seeking a slower, more meditative practice. Bring a yoga mat, any props you may like to use, and extra layers for cooler weather. In case of rain, class will take place indoors. Meet in the Visitor Centre Entrance Hall 10 minutes early.
When: August 14 and 21
Time: 10:15 AM
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
What: Relive the Jazz Age with a live performance by the Beauty Shop Dolls. Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy music from the 1920s to 1940s while sipping on a cup of coffee or tea and indulging in sweet treats. Don’t forget to wear your Gatsby-themed costume for a chance to win a prize.
When: Monday, August 14
Time: 6:45 to 8:15 pm
Where: Guildford Recreation Centre – 15105 105 Ave, Surrey
Register: Call 604-501-5100 and quote registration #4530299. Members pay $13.50 non-members pay $18.50
What: VQFF’s Intergenerations Spotlight is mainly comprised of Vancouver-made films, demonstrative our communities’ desire for intergenerational connections. The conversation continues with the cast members of “Stay Gold Man Up” and “The March Sweater” during this afternoon social prior to the screening of “Stay Gold, March Forward”. Join us for pop-up performances, music and mingling.
When: August 14
Time: 5:30 pm
Where: Jim Deva Plaza – 1200 Bute Street, Vancouver
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.