7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, August 29

Aug 28 2017, 5:51 am

Kickstart your Tuesday with our list of seven events around Vancouver today, August 29. Shut The City Down 2017, Free PNE Admission Day and more!

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

Free PNE Admission Day

Rides at Playland in the PNE. (Júbilo Haku / Flickr)

  • 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 29
  • Time: Gates open at 11 am, and free admission runs until 1 pm
  • Where: The Fair at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

5 Startups Tell All – Innovation and Disruption for Good

  • What: Hosted by RED Academy at the school’s West Broadway location, the event is set to showcase the five BC-based finalists of digital branding agency Skyrocket’s annual Brand Prize contest. Each startup will discuss how they turned their ideas into reality while remaining true to their original mission, and the process of bringing their startups to the market. You’ll also get to enjoy beer provided by Main Street Brewery while munching on a selection of appies after the panel discussion.
  • When: August 29
  • Time: 6 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: RED Academy Vancouver – 1490 West Broadway, #200
  • Price: $5 – Tickets available via Eventbrite

Orpheum Tours

Orpheum theatre (Vancouver Civic theatres)

Orpheum theatre (Vancouver Civic theatres)

  • What: Drop-in for a self-guided tour and learn about the Orpheum’s history and architecture, famous performers, and even some spooky stories. Afterwards, stick around for a bonus guided tour led by City of Vancouver architect, John N. Ross.
  • When: August 29
  • Time: 2 pm
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre – 884 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12. Children 5 and under $2 (max 3 per order)

End of Summer Carnival

  • What: Head to Coquitlam Public Library – City Centre Branch for carnival-style games. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome to try and win small prizes. Drop in with no registration required.
  • When: August 29
  • Time: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Where: Coquitlam Public Library City Centre Branch, Rooms 136 and 137 – 1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Cost: Free

The Railway Stage and Beer Café presents DRAG CLUB! 

  • What: An interactive battle themed drag show. Each month the famous Karmella Barr and Dust, will specially select only the best drag performers in the city to battle it out for the title of Drag Club Winner of the month.
  • When: The last Tuesday of every month
  • Time: 10 pm
  • Where: Railway Stage and Beer Cafe – 579 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $5, 19+

Shut The City Down 2017


  • What: Vancouver’s DJ community members are coming together to host one of the biggest parties of the year – Shut The City Down. You’ll find DJs, emcees, comedians, and artists, all in one place to celebrate Vancouver’s music culture and creativity. Expect to hear amazing EDM, hip hop, trap, R&B, bachata, merengue, dancehall, afrobeats, and much more. There will also be live performances courtesy of young talented Vancouverites, too.
  • When: August 29
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $25, available via TicketWeb

Young Women in Business Vancouver Open House

  • What: YWiB Vancouver is hosting an open house event on Tuesday, August 29th at Mobify. You’ll have a chance to meet our team, members, mentors, and speakers, and discover how you can become involved in the YWiB community.
  • When: August 29
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Mobify – #420-725 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free
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