What: The one-day petting zoo is part of a mini pop-up carnival-themed event to provide students studying for their summer final exams that week with a way to de-stress. The animals are all rescues from Abbotsford-based Cinemazoo Animal Agency, which takes in barn animals to give them another chance in life within a large and very clean living environment.
When: August 18
Time: 12 to 2 pm
Where: Intersection of Main Mall and Agronomy Road at the UBC Vancouver campus
What: A sporting and healthy living festival by the Canada One Foundation with the goal of strengthening the community and giving back by making upgrades to facilities. Touch football, spinning, a 5 km run, tennis, volleyball, basketball, Zumba, and other activities will be included in the ninth annual festival. The festival will also feature a DJ line-up with Flipout, J Fresh, DJ Dave, and more on the roster to make some noise for attendees.
When: August 18 to 20
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: Kitsilano Beach – 1499 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free for fans, but there is a registration fee for teams looking to compete in the tournaments
What: One of the longest running Broadway musicals of all time, A Chorus Line is all about the supporting cast. Featuring recent grads of Vancouver’s theatre programs, the show is a fitting tribute to the nameless dancers that make up a production. Fighting Change Productions rounds out their successful 10th season with this beloved entry about the showbiz industry.
When: August 18 to September 2
Where: Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island – 1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
What: 2 Chainz comes to Vancouver on his Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Tour. In the four years since his last solo album, 2 Chainz music and content output has been unstoppable. In 2016 alone he released three critically acclaimed mixtapes, teamed up with hip hop legend Lil Wayne for a mammoth collaboration album, and partnered with GQMagazine for the third season of his smash web-series “Most Expensivest Sh!t.”
When: August 18
Time: 8 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom– 867 Granville Street,
What: Celebrate Canada’s 150th and Burnaby’s 125th birthdays, and see one of Canada’s most recognized icons, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Musical Ride. The evening will be packed with a variety of entertainment that includes performers, activities and displays – perfect for the whole family.