7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, July 20

Jul 16 2017, 10:06 pm

One more day to Friday! Power through with our list of seven things to do around Vancouver: After Hours at Vancouver Aquarium, UBC Chef Challenge, and more.

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

After Hours at Vancouver Aquarium

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  • What: Celebrate Summer Love at our next adults-only After Hours here at the Vancouver Aquarium. Grab a beer or glass of wine and enjoy access to all our galleries while exploring the Aquarium after dark.
  • When: July 20
  • Time: 6:30 to 10 pm
  • Where: 845 Avison Way, Stanley Park
  • Price: $23 for members and $31 for non-members – Tickets available online
  • What: The Fourth Annual UBC Chef Challenge is back on July 20. This challenge sees five chefs compete to create the tastiest bites and will feature Land & Food Systems Aggies, a special team of your fellow faculty/students. Challenge attendees can also enjoy three live bands, lawn games, and craft beer.
  • When: July 20
  • Time: 5 to 7.30 pm
  • Where: Amphitheatre on Main Mall and Thunderbird Boulevard
  • Cost: $20 students; $25 staff, faculty, Alumni, UNA residents; $35 general public; $10 Children over 2 years; buy online

Visioning for Entrepreneurs Workshop

  • What: If you’re an entrepreneur you might relate to the struggle of developing a message that authentically communicates your brand identity and your vision. Come and explore with Dagmar Meachem your why and create a clear vision and message.
  • When: July 20
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: West Vancouver Community Centre – Cedar Room – 2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $39

Live & Local: Celtic Kick Up

  • What: A Celtic celebration of traditional and modern music and dance featuring performances by Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy and the modern Irish Celtic sounds of the North Shore Celtic Ensemble. Hosted by North Vancouver Recreation & Culture.
  • When: July 20
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver
  • Cost: Free

Neighbourhood Nights

  • What: Take part in games, family activities and light refreshments. Be a part of building relationships, promoting neighbourhood safety and creating a sense of community, while getting out to meet your neighbours and having fun.
  • When: July 20
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: Blue Mountain Park, Coquitlam
  • Cost: Free

Lion in the Streets – Resonance Theatre Collective

Image: Nicola Whitney Griffiths

  • What: Witnessing the complexities of age and wealth from the viewpoint of a nine-year-old Portuguese girl, Lion in the Streets is by Toronto playwright Judith Thompson. Taking inspiration from her own Toronto neighbourhood, the play doesn’t sugar-coat the widening social-economic divide within Canada. Put on by a group of UVic Theatre alumni, the show presents glimpses into the strangers you walk by on the street.
  • When: July 20 to 29
  • Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Brown Paper Tickets; $17-$20

Beaty Nocturnal: Summer Nights

  • What: Every month, Beaty Biodiversity Museum stays open late to offer family-friendly activities. This month’s event includes a screening of Raising Big Blue at 5:30 pm, and a Backyard Biodiversity Tour at 7 pm (this will be replaced by an indoor museum tour if it is raining).
  • When: July 20
  • Time: 5 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Beaty Biodiversity Museum – 12212 Main Hall, Vancouver
  • Admission: By donation
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