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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, August 2

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Daniel Chai Aug 02, 2018 5:00 am 1,009

Keep the summer good times rolling with our checklist of great events happening in Vancouver today, Thursday, August 2. Steve Martin and Martin Short, Mamma Mia! at Waterfront Cinema, and more.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place – Mamma Mia!

  • What: Each week at dusk, a large inflatable screen will pop up, creating the perfect environment to take in a flick under the stars, all with the North Shore mountains in the background. Sing along to Mamma Mia, and keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event so neither smoking nor alcohol is permitted.
  • When: Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Start time: Dusk
  • Where: North Point of Canada Place
  • Admission: Free

Steve Martin and Martin Short

  • What: Comedians Steve Martin and Martin Short are coming to Vancouver on their An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life tour. Featuring a standup show full of film clips and musical numbers.
  • When: Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 600 Block Hamilton St., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Beast Free Supper Club

  • What: Delicious plant-based dinner hosted at Meet in Gastown. Expect an off-menu, specially crafted dining experience, includes two drink tickets. All attendees will walk away with gifts from some favourite local brands including Juice Truck, Homecoming Candles, Saje Wellness, Eastwood, Blume, Vega, and more.
  • When: Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Times: 6 to 10 pm
  • Where: Meet in Gastown – 12 Water Street (Inner Courtyard), Vancouver
  • Price: $60; buy online

Wanderlust Whistler 2018

  • What: Choose your own adventure with multi-level yoga and meditation sessions, mouthwatering local organic dinners, heart-pumping music, inspiring lectures and workshops, and outdoor activities from SUP to world-famous mountain biking.
  • When: Thursday, August 2 to Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various venues in Whistler
  • Tickets: Online

A Night of Storytelling 2018

  • What: Five celebrated Queer authors come together in this year’s edition of A Night of Storytelling. Featuring the talents of five Lambda awards-celebrated authors who waved together the authentic voices of queer folks, and made the stories visible. With Amber Dawn, Zena Sharman, Hasan Namir, Ahmad Danny Ramadan and SJ Sindu.
  • When: Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Public Library – 350 West Georgia, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Hot Music Roller Disco at Robson Square

roller skate party

Woman roller skating (Giovanni Love/Shutterstock)

  • What: A day to night session of disco and roller skating at Robson Square Roller Rink with DJ.D.DEE, Daniel R and MY!GAY!HUSBAND! playing the finest disco, boogie and street soul. Bring your own skates or rent them on site.
  • When: Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 10 pm
  • Where: Robson Rink – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10 (bring your own skates) and $20 (with skate rental), plus fees

Joel Kim Booster

  • What: LA’s Joel Kim Booster has been featured on Comedy Central, Conan O’Brien, Clusterfest and more, and he brings the laughs to Pride 2018 at Celebrities Nightclub.
  • When: Thursday, August 2, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Celebrities Nightclub – 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15 plus fees
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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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