7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, August 24

Aug 21 2017, 11:35 pm

Vancouver is filled with fun events and we’ve got some of the best for you to enjoy. From Ce Soir Noir to Wayne’s World at Canada Place and more, here are seven things to do around Vancouver today.

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

Ce Soir Noir

Ce Soir Noir 2015

Ce Soir Noir 2015/Faceboo

  • What: Ce Soir Noir is back for its third annual picnic of darkness. Guests are asked to show up to this free public event dressed head to toe in black, and come equipped with a blanket and all the food and beverage they can handle. Ce Soir Noir has also partnered with Backpack Buddies, who will have a booth accepting kid-friendly food donations at the picnic. Donations are not required to attend, but is recommended.
  • When: August 24
  • Time: 5 to 10 pm
  • Where: Crab Park, 101 East Waterfront Road, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free


  • What: For the better part of this band’s four-decade career, they’ve been the gold standard for puerility in pop-punk. But what do you expect from a band that pledged “Thou shalt not commit adulthood”?
  • When: Thursday, August 24 and Friday, August 25
  • Time: Doors 7 pm / Show 8 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $42

Can You See Us, Port Moody?

  • What: Artists in attendance, free admission, and refreshments served. Presented by Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture.
  • When: August 24 to September 20.
  • Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
  • Cost: Free

Senior’s Day at the PNE

PNE and PlayLand at Hastings Park in Vancouver. (Edgar Bullon / Shutterstock_

  • What: Seniors 65+ receive free gate admission and free Ferris Wheel rides on August 24.
  • When: August 24
  • Time: 11 am to late
  • Where: The Fair at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Voices: A Musical Improv

  • What: Voices is a one-woman improvised musical performed by Jennifer Pielak, co-directed by Alison Chisholm, with piano by Peter Abando. Inspired by the many voices we all have in our heads, Jennifer will be pulling inspiration from the audience to create the characters. Followed by a post-show artist talk-back.
  • When: August 24
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Anvil Centre, 4th Floor Landing – 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • Admission: Free. E-mail Kristina at [email protected] to reserve.

Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place – Wayne’s World

  • What: A large inflatable screen will pop up at Canada Place, creating the perfect environment to take in Wayne’s World under the stars with the North Shore mountains in the background. To give your night two thumbs up, do yourself a favour and bring a lawn chair (or you’ll be sitting on the hard ground) and blankets (it gets cold). And keep in mind that this is a family-friend event – smoking or alcohol is not permitted.
  • When: August 24
  • Start: Dusk
  • Where: North Point of Canada Place
  • Admission: Free

Inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine & Food Festival

  • What: This four-day wine and food festival features iconic BC wines, celebrity chefs, and interactive experiences. The Wines of British Columbia is launching the inaugural Chef Meets BC Grape Okanagan Wine and Food Experience weekend bringing as many as 60 BC wineries and 16 top chefs from western Canada to the Okanagan Valley August 24 through 27.
  • When: August 24 to 27
  • Where: Multiple locations; details here
  • Tickets: Ticket prices vary depending on the day; buy here
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