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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, August 15

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Daniel Chai Aug 14, 2017 3:26 pm 2,553

Power up your Tuesday with our checklist of seven exciting events around Vancouver. Rancid and Dropkick Murphys, Nomadic Tempest, and more!

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

Free Outdoor Movies at Stanley Park

  • What: The Evo Summer Cinema Series is showing Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on the four-story inflatable movie screen on August 15. Please bring your own blankets and/or lawn chairs and, since it’s a family-friendly event, smoking or alcohol is not permitted. Movie goers are encouraged to walk, take transit, or bike to Stanley Park for the shows  – there will be a bike valet service offered on site each night too.
  • When: August 15
  • Time: Dusk
  • Where: Ceperley Meadows near Second Beach, Stanley Park
  • Admission: Free

Rancid and Dropkick Murphys

  • What: American Celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys have made a career out of celebrating their Irish heritage through anthemic punk songs, and they’re coming to Vancouver with fellow rockers Rancid, to get you all jumping.
  • When: August 15
  • Time: 4:30 pm
  • Where: UBC – Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre–6066 Thunderbird Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $40-$60

The Heart of Robin Hood / The Commedia Tales of King Arthur

  • What: Following outstanding successes with Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde, and Larry Shue, Beach House Theatre is extremely excited to present a new play, The Heart Of Robin Hood, by David Farr of the Royal Shakespeare Company. For the younger audiences, BHT also presents the adventures of another great hero of English folklore, with Lane Riosley’s The Tales of King Arthur.
  • When:
    • Robin Hood on August 15 to 20
    • King Arthur on August 16 to 20
  • Time: 
    • Robin Hood at 8 pm
    • King Arthur at 11 am
  • Where: Blackie Spit Park – 3136 McBride Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online $34.50 for Robin Hood, $9.99 for King Arthur

Cirque du Soleil Vancouver Job Fairs 2017 

  • What: Cirque du Soleil’s ‘big top’ is returning to Concord Pacific Place at False Creek in downtown Vancouver for two-and-a-half months for its upcoming Kurios show. To fulfill its elaborate requirements and standards, the company is seeking to fill over 200 positions in the production’s front-end and back-end operations.
  • When: Between 10 am and 4 pm on the following days:
    • Tuesday, August 15
    • FridayAugust 18
    • TuesdayAugust 22
    • ThursdayAugust 24
    • TuesdayAugust 29
    • Thursday, August 31
  • Where: 11th floor of Two Bentall Cenre (555 Burrard Street, Vancouver)
  • More Info: For contract positions, 18 years of age or older. Bring resume, two pieces of ID, two references, and SIN card.

Vines Art Festival – Resilient Roots Project

  • What: This project will be led by spoken word poet Valeen Jules and artistic director of Vines Art Festival, Heather Lamoureux, featuring Indigenous and non-Indigenous artivists. You’ll get to hear from participants including creative writing educator and associate dramaturge at PTC, Mia Amir, activist and artist Claris Figueira, publisher and artist at Simon Fraser University’s Indigenous alternative media, Maddi Grier, plus many more.
  • When: August 15
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Dude Chilling Park – 2390 Brunswick Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Nomadic Tempest Tall Ship Circus Show Vancouver 2017

(Caravan Stage Company)

  • What: Nomadic Tempest is a travelling nighttime acrobatic show synchronized to music and digital video projections by BC-based Caravan Stage Company. The free, all-ages spectacle takes place onboard the Amara Zee, the world’s only tall ship that doubles as a stage and backdrop for live performances.
  • When: August 15 to September 3 (no shows on Mondays)
  • Time: 9:45 to 11 pm. Recommended arrival by 8:45 pm.
  • Where: 299 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver (on the seawall in Southeast False Creek, between the Cambie Street Bridge and the Olympic Village)
  • Tickets: RSVP at Eventbrite; Free

Sylvan Esso

  • What: This electro pop duo features singer Amelia Meath, who fist pumps on stage as her gorgeous voice roams free, and producer Nick Sanborn, who’s all smiles and sweet intensity as he demonstrates his wizardry behind a laptop.
  • When: August 15
  • Time: Doors 8 pm / Show 9:30 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $30

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

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