5 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, August 25

Aug 24 2016, 10:41 pm

Whether you’re going to see Gwen Stefani or shop a summer market, your Thursday is sure to be B-A-N-A-N-A-S. Here are five things to do in Vancouver on Thursday, August 25.

Gwen Stefani

  • What: Don’t speak! Three-time Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Gwen Stefani is in town on her This Is What the Truth Feels Like tour, supported by fellow Grammy award-winner and hip hop star Eve.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, August 25, from 7 to 10 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $25-$149.95

Groundswell Summer Market

  • What: Shop healthy, sustainable food, fair trade coffee, kombucha, heartwarming porridge, cold-pressed juices, homemade lemonade, unique crafts, upcycled products, get involved in social venture opportunities, volunteer for worthy causes, or just party!
  • Where: Groundswell Cafe & Learning Space – 566 Powell Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, August 25, from 5 to 10 pm
  • Register: On Eventbrite, totally free

Bat Box Workshop

  • What: Celebrate International Bat Night by learning about the furry flying mammals of Stanley Park, building a bat box for them, and venturing into the forest to see if youe can spot or hear these nocturnal animals as they wake up for the night. 
  • Where: Stanley Park Pavilion – 610 Pipeline Road, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, August 25, from 6 to 9 pm
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, $17-$20

Sonic Sea

  • What: Sea Shepherd is pleased to present Sonic Sea, a 60-min documentary movie about the devastating impact of industrial and military ocean noise on whales and other marine life, beginning with an unexplained stranding in the Bahamas.
  • Where: Eternal Abundance ~ Organic Vegan Grocery and Cafe – 1025 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, August 25, from 8 to 9:30 pm
  • Register: On Eventbrite, totally free

Free yoga at Dude Chilling Park

  • What: Get out your yoga mats and put away your wallets, free yoga is back for another year! Two sessions, twice a day, seven days a week. All abilities welcome.
  • Where: Dude Chilling Park – 2390 Brunswick Street, Vancouver
  • When: Now until fall; from 10 to 11:15 am and 6 to 7:15 pm