7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, July 24

Jul 24 2017, 5:08 am

Mondays don’t have to be blah days. Start your week with one of our seven things to do around Vancouver, including comedy, matcha tasting, and Neil Diamond.

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

Neil Diamond

  • What: Get ready to sing some “Sweet Caroline.” Grammy Award winner and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Member, Neil Diamond, will be stopping by on his “50 Year Anniversary World Tour.”
  • When: July 24
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm/ Show at 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $39.50-$199.50

Modern Matcha Ceremony & Fine Matcha Tasting

  • What: This 90-minute fine matcha tasting from Whisky Premium Matcha offers a one of a kind, luxurious matcha experience. Explore a variety of interesting matcha-related topics and facts, then experience a presentation of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony style. You will have the opportunity to practice tea ceremony etiquette, prepare a bowl for yourself and others, taste world-class matcha from different plant varieties and matcha growing regions in Japan, note down each flavour profile, and pair with delicate matcha sweets.
  • When: July 24
  • Time: 2:30 to 4:30 pm
  • Where: Creme de la Crumb Bakeshop & Catering – 200 Granville St #10, Vancouver
  • Cost: $65; buy via Eventbrite

Dirty Comedy Open Mic IV

  • What: Dirty Comedy Open Mic at the Dirty Penny brings many of Vancouver’s best (and worst) comedians to a small stage on Commercial Drive to sharpen their craft.
  • When: Every Monday
  • Time: 8 pm to midnight
  • Where: Dirty Penny – 1601 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Cost: Free

2nd International Conference on Food Chemistry and Nutrition

  • What: This conference will bring together practitioners, industrialists, researchers and educators from around the world who are engaged in the fields of indigenous food products, food safety, functional foods, and more.
  • When: July 24 to 26
  • Time: 9 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Executive Airport Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre – 7311 Westminster Highway, Richmond
  • Registration: Online

Nasty Women: Firsts

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  • What: Fresh off of performing in New York City, Nasty Women are ready to deliver a piping hot show. This month the comedians will be exploring firsts: first jobs, first dates.. heck! getting first place in a Pythagoras competition (real thing that happened). Every first is fair game.
  • Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • When:  July 24 at 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $9.99

Zumba at Canada Place

  • What: Zumba at Canada Place is a fun, free event hosted on the beautiful North Point of Canada Place. Instructors from Zumba Vancouver will teach classes and provide participants the opportunity to practice Zumba in one of Vancouver’s most stunning locations. No dance experience or partner is needed for this fun fitness class.
  • When: Every Monday from July 24 to August 28 (No class August 7 for BC Day)
  • Time: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Where: North Point, Canada Place
  • Cost: Free

Storywaves: Remembering our Sacred Responsibilities

  • What: See rich visuals from the Salish Sea region and stunning footage of gifted Musqueam artist Debra Sparrow weaving her blanket. Hear songs, poetry, and Chief Dan George’s iconic Lament for Confederation. Chief Dan George’s daughter, Tsleil-Waututh Elder Amy George (aka Ta’ah), Charlene Aleck and other members of the George family, Debra Sparrow, Senaqwila Wyss, Jónína Kirton and Christie Lee Charles will uplift and empower with a call to action to stop environmental destruction and ensure a good future for all our relations.
  • When: July 24
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free
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