It’s Wednesday – and hump day is upon us. Still, there’s enough going on in our amazing city to get you over that hump, right?
So here are 5 things to do in Vancouver today, from a dashing date night at Mamie Taylor’s to Giorgio Moroder’s refuelled Metropolis at the Rio.
For more things happening around town, check out our events section.
- What: An evening of romance, new connections and endless possibilities – hopefully. Speed dating and social cocktails with eligible women, aged 27 to 37, and men, aged 29 to 39 – for sure. The dress code is chic, smart and elegant.
- Where: Mamie Taylor’s – 251 E Georgia St, Vancouver
- When: Wednesday, July 13, from 7:30 to 10 pm
- Tickets: At Eventbrite, priced $39
- What: Celebrate the bountiful berry harvest right here in the city! Get recipes, sign up for a berry food swap and taste samples of the best berry pies in BC. As an extra bonus for your pups, BC Blueberries will also be handing out blueberry dog treats.
- Where: Main St Station Farmers Market – 1100 Station St, Vancouver
- When: Wednesday, July 13, from 2 to 6 pm
- Sign up: At Vancouver Farmers Market website, free or by donation
- What: For one day, the charming cobblestone streets of Gastown are transformed into one of the fastest, best-loved and most challenging cycling race courses in North America – and it’s totally free to watch.
- Where: Start/finish line next to Gastown’s steamclock. Spectators can line the route along Water, Cordova, and Carrall streets.
- When: Wednesday, July 13, youth race at 5:30 pm, opening ceremonies at 5:55 pm, women’s race at 6:15 pm, men’s race at 7:30 pm, award ceremonies are at 9 pm.
- More info: globalrelayggp.org
- What: Ruby’s Ukes presents a Ukulele Beginners Workshop Extraordinaire with Daphne Roubini at the helm. Learn the basic ukulele chords, simple songs and melodies to easily open the amazing world of ukulele playing!
- Where: Ruby’s Ukes Ukulele School in The Seymour Building – 525 Seymour Street, Vancouver
- When: Wednesday, July 13, from 6 to 8 pm
- Tickets: On Eventbrite, priced $35; ukeleles available to borrow for free
- What: In 1984, digital music pioneer (and more recently Daft Punk collaborator) Giorgio Moroder created a new version of Fritz Lang’s 1926 science fiction epic, with a throbbing new score and songs from the biggest early stars of the MTV era.
- Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
- When: Friday, July 8, doors 6:30 pm, movie 7 pm
- Tickets: From the Rio, $10 on the door, $8 in advance