7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, August 8

Aug 7 2017, 10:32 pm

Kickstart your shortened work week with our list of seven events happening this Tuesday, August 8. Featuring Harmony Arts Festival, Vancouver Canadians, and more to keep you entertained.

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

Free Outdoor Movies in Stanley Park – Jaws

Open Air Cinema

Open Air Cinema/Fresh Air Cinema

  • What: The Evo Summer Cinema Series is screening Jaws on the four-story inflatable movie screen on August 8. 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 8
  • Time: Dusk
  • Where: Ceperley Meadows near Second Beach, Stanley Park
  • Admission: Free


  • What:#BreakTheStigma will include a free art exhibition from a series of photo campaigns that tackle stigma surrounding LGBTQ, HIV, racism, and mental health. The intention is to raise awareness that stigma is hurtful to others, even in jokes. Rainer Oktovianus is the photographer for this humanity campaign and started the project back in 2015. After the exhibition, there will be a film screening This Is Gay Propaganda by Marusya Bociurkiw, a Ukrainian-Canadian filmmaker who will be present to talk about her documentary. There will also be two guest speakers, Paola Quiros and Krusheska Quirós, with a music performance by AutoHeart.
  • When: August 8
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Register: Online for free

Royal Blood

  • What: One of the most entertaining, high-octane live shows in rock music. Royal Blood is a duo, but the massive wall of sound they create in concert is the stuff of arena glory, all bluesy wail, blaring guitars and crashing cymbals.
  • When: August 8
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $31.75

LIGHTS! Improvised Sketch Comedy Show

  • What: If you want to watch comedy born on the spot this is where you’ll want to be. Twelve of Vancouver’s hottest improv comedians present back-to-back short sketch ideas that have never been rehearsed or pre-formed for an audience before.
  • When: August 8
  • Time: 8 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: XYYVR –1216 Bute Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $5 or $10 at the door

The Decemberists

  • What: The Decemberists, known for their narrative lyrics and distinct, folk-tinged sound, are touring in support of their new release What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World.
  • When: August 8
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $35-$42.50

Harmony Arts Festival 2017

  • What: The 27th annual festival runs right through to August 13 in West Vancouver. Enjoy a wide range of free visual art installations, live music performances, films, and more.
  • When: Now to August 13
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The waterfront in West Vancouver and John Lawson Park in West Vancouver.
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Canadians versus Tri-City Dust Devils and Salem-Keizer Volcanoes

Vancouver Canadians baseball

Image: Vancouver Canadians / Twitter

  • What: The play-off bound Canadians host an 8-game stint from August 8 to 15 versus the Tri-City Dust Devils and Salem-Kaizer Volcanoes.
  • Where: Nat Bailey Stadium
  • When: Season runs until September 3
  • Tickets: Online, $14-$25
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