7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, July 4

Jul 3 2017, 11:11 pm


The first day back at work after a Long Weekend is always tough. Good thing we’ve got your hookup to more fun events happening around Vancouver! From Free Outdoor Movies to a Hungry Hippos Tournament, here are our seven things to do today.

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

Free Outdoor Movies in Stanley Park

Open Air Cinema

Open Air Cinema/Fresh Air Cinema

  • What: One of the most popular summertime events in the city is back as free outdoor movies return to Stanley Park this summer! The Evo Summer Cinema Series features a four-story inflatable movie screen showing favourites such as The LEGO Batman Movie, Toy Story, The Goonies and Jaws. 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: Every Tuesday from July 4 to August 22
  • Where: Ceperley Meadows near Second Beach, Stanley Park
  • Cost: Free

Vancouver Burlesque Centre Student Showcase

  • What: Head to the Emerald in Chinatown to hoot and holler for VBC’s sassy students. Featuring performances by Lena Emerald, Susie SweetCheeks, Cookie Craven, Dolly Dynamite aka Queen Baby, Harla Quin, Faye Havoc, Chastity Twist and Amethyst Howl
  • When: July 4
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Emerald Supper Club – 555 Gore Avenue, Vancouver
  • Tickets: By donation

The Dirty Penny Hungry Hippos Tournament

  • What: The first annual Hungry Hippos Tournament in association with Steam Whistle Pilsner. The tournament winner receives the prize pot of $150, and $50 will go to the runner up.
  • When: July 4
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: The Dirty Penny – 1601 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Entry: $5

Emerging Green Professional Social

  • What: What inspires you? What are your ideas for the future of the Green Building Industry? Exchange ideas, build your network and get inspiration at the Canada Green Building Council social. No registration required. 
  • When: July 4
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Grain Tasting Bar – 655 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • Cost: Free

A Slide Show Evening with David Wisdom

Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art

Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art / Facebook

  • What: Former CBC radio personality and photographer David Wisdom hosts a communal slide show featuring local artists and arts practitioners. The event pairs selected images on the topics of art, music, cars and school, with music, with introductions by Wisdom and featured artists – Rodney Graham, Neil Wedman and Kathy Slade.
  • When: July 4
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art – 2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Surrey Secret Agents Day Camps

  • What: Invisible ink, secret briefings, code breaking, disguises, fingerprint analysis. Grab your shoe phone and dial in a week in the life of a Surrey Secret Agent. Ages 8 to 10-years-old.
  • When: July 4 to 7
  • Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Where: Surrey Museum – 17710 56a Ave, Surrey
  • Register: Online, $121.50

Underneath Harlem Moon

  • What: A smokey soul-era Harlem cabaret in the heart of Gastown. Curated and produced by Krystle Dos Santos, the event featutres a variety of spoken word & vocal guests backed by the Harlem Moon band: Nic Bermudez, Jonny Holisko, and Mike Meroniuk.
  • When: July 4
  • Time: 9:30 pm
  • Where: Guilt & Co. – 1 Alexander Street, Vancouver