5 things to do in Vancouver: Tuesday July 19

Jul 19 2016, 6:29 am

Okay you made it to Tuesday… One step closer to the weekend. One step closer to sleeping in. Maybe even one step closer to actual, real summer.

In the meantime, here are five things to do in Vancouver today, from the labyrinthine tale of a femme fatale to the subversive story of a country wife.

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

Femme Fatale

  • What: Centred around a confident but unreliable mystery woman, this 2002 labyrinthine neo-noir is arguably director Brian De Palma’s most underrated movie. Described as “elegant and slippery” by Roger Ebert, this is one not to miss.
  • Where: VIFF Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, July 19, at 3 pm, also on Wednesday, July 20, at 8:45 pm
  • Tickets: At VIFF, $10

Byron Bertram: Guilt Ridden Sociopath

  • What: Comedian and Vancouverite Byron Bertram hasn’t done anything wrong, but he still feels bad about it. This confidently vulnerable, insecure ego maniac takes you a personal and relatable journey of mental health issues and hilarity.
  • Where: Havana – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, July 19 through Saturday, July 23, at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, $10 in advance, or $15 on the door


  • What: Canadian pop punk band Seaway are on tour to support their latest release Colour Blind, playing the Cobalt with guests Coldfront and RARITY.
  • Where: The Cobalt Cabaret – 917 Main St, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, July 19, doors at 8 pm
  • Tickets: At Ticketweb, $13

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Crystal Palace

  • What: The ‘Caps will be playing a friendly against English Premier League side Crystal Palace, as part of the Sixth Annual Guangzhou-Vancouver Friendship Cities Cup to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the sister cities’ relationship.
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, July 19, at 7 pm
  • Tickets: At whitecapsfc.com/tickets, $27-$142

The Country Wife

A promo shot for The Country Wife (Ensemble Theatre Company)

A promo shot for The Country Wife (Ensemble Theatre Company)

  • What: The Ensemble Theatre Company presents this sexually frank play, as ready to skewer marriage as it is infidelity. Penned by William Wycherley, its linguistic energy, brilliant wit, naughtiness and complexity have made it a staple of the modern stage.
  • Where: Jericho Arts Centre – 1675 Discovery St, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, July 19, at 8 pm, plus post-show talkback, then various dates through Thursday, August 18.
  • Tickets: At the Ensemble Theatre Company website, $25-$30
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