7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, August 22

Aug 21 2017, 11:32 pm

Keep your week going with our rundown of seven events to check out on Tuesday, August 22! Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in Stanley Park, Free Admission at the PNE, and more to enjoy!

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

Free Outdoor Movies in Stanley Park – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Open Air Cinema

  • What: The Evo Summer Cinema Series is showing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 on the four-story inflatable movie screen on August 15. Please bring your own blankets and/or lawn chairs and, since it’s a family-friendly event, smoking or alcohol is not permitted. Movie goers are encouraged to walk, take transit, or bike to Stanley Park for the shows  – there will be a bike valet service offered on site each night too.
  • When: August 22
  • Time: Dusk
  • Where: Ceperley Meadows near Second Beach, Stanley Park
  • Admission: Free

Open Mic Movie Nights

  • What: OMMN is a great opportunity for anyone looking to screen a short film, music video, or even an animated short and have it seen the way it deserves to be – on the Rio’s big screen.
  • When: August 22
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $8

Improv X Underground Vancouver with special guest Aaron Chapman

  • What: The Fictionals and author Aaron Chapman team-up for Improv X Underground Vancouver. Come learn and laugh about Vancouver after-dark from the author of The Last Gang in Town, Liquor, Lust, and The Law, and Live at the Commodore.
  • When: August 22
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $7 or $5 for students and seniors at the door

Sham Rock Festival Night 1

  • What: Live Acts and Molson Canadian present the first annual Sham Rock Festival at The Blarney Stone. Featuring some of the newest and best talent in BC Folk, Indie Rock and Celtic! Night one features Caustic Sodapop, Michael Averill and Megan Twist. The Sham Rock festival will feature fan voting at each show. The band with the highest score will win $1500.00 in bonus money.
  • When: August 22
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: The Blarney Stone – 216 Carrall Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10


  • What: A dramatic comedy written by Dorothy Fortenberry. Responsible Meg has always taken care of her younger brother Matt, who has a disorder. But when she decides to get pregnant — and have her embryos screened for various disorders — is she taking the idea of “being responsible” too far? Starring Brooke Walker and Robert Allan Hughes, Directed by Hans Potter and Stage Managed by Samantha Hussey.
  • When: August 22 to 26
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Firehall Arts Centre – 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25 to $30. Preview on August 22 $15

Free PNE Admission Day

Image: PNE/Facebook

Image: PNE/Facebook

  • What: Since 1910, millions of guests have enjoyed shows, exhibits, sporting events, amusement rides, concerts, cultural activities and, of course, the annual summer Fair at the PNE. Get in free this morning from 11 am to 1 pm.
  • When: August 22
  • Time: 11 am to 1 pm
  • Where: The Fair at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

EXP Restaurant + Bar Super Smash Bros Tournament

  • What: Enter EXP’s Super Smash Bros. tournament for a chance to win gift cards to the restaurant, as well as bragging rights for life. There are only 32 spots in this Wii U competition, and they will be filled on a first-come first-served basis.
  • When: August 22
  • Time: 5 to 10 pm
  • Where: 309 West Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free
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