5 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, August 16

Aug 16 2016, 12:59 am

Tuesday’s here and we’re still sweltering. What bliss! Unless you’re sunburned as hell already. Maybe enough beach time for you.

In which case, here are five other things to do in Vancouver this Tuesday, from the Milk Crate Bandits to Unveiling the Universe, by way of indigenous artist Skawennati.

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

Milk Crate Bandits

  • What: Join Hot Jazz Jam Tuesday for a night of live, hot jazz and fun dancing, care of the Milk Crate Bandits, Jack Ray’s newly formed trad jazz band, usually seen performing around town on milk crates. It’ll make you dance, smile and party.
  • Where: The Backstage Lounge – 1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, August 16, doors at 8:30 pm, show at 9:30 pm
  • Tickets: On the door, $12

Yoga Foundations Workshop

  • What: A free, two-hour workshop designed to start from the basics at a slower pace, including ujjayi breath, sun salutations, various standing, seated postures with an introduction to back bend, shoulder stand and headstand prep.
  • Where: lululemon Guest Education Centre – 1380 Burrard Street Yoga Studio, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, August 16, from 5:15 to 7:15 pm
  • Register: On Eventbrite, totally free

Happy Hour with Skawennati

  • What: A special evening with Montreal-based, Kanien’keha:ka artist Skawennati to discuss her ‘machinima’ workshops that use new technologies, VR environments and video games to empower Indigenous youth to tell stories in a new way.
  • Where: Contemporary Art Gallery – 555 Nelson Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, August 16, from 6 to 8 pm
  • Register: On Picatic, totally free

Push It Bootcamp

  • What: Push It is a full body work out, for women only, that incorporates various equipment free pushing movements. This class will offer lots of great ideas for workouts to do outdoors, at home or travelling.
  • Where: Public Myth Kitsilano – 2005 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, August 16, from 6:15 to 7:15 pm
  • Register: On Eventbrite, totally free

Unveiling the Universe

  • What: A journey through creativity in fundamental physics, art and music, via
    the work of a theoretical physicist seeking mathematical magic, S. James (Jim) Gates Jr., who serves on President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.
  • Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec St, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, August 16, doors open at 6:15 pm, lecture starts at 7:15 pm
  • Register: On Eventbrite, totally free
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