5 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, August 10

Aug 9 2016, 10:33 pm

Wednesday is here again with one hell of a hump. But as usual, we’re here to help you make it through the hardest third day of the week.

So here are five things to do in Vancouver this Wednesday, from exploring a life lived through Disney movies to tuning up at a drop-in rock choir.

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

Life, Animated

  • What: Imagine being trapped inside a Disney movie and having to learn about life mostly from animated characters dancing across a screen of colour. A fantasy? A nightmare? That’s the reality in this astounding documentary about Owen Suskind, who turned mute as a child and was diagnosed with autism.
  • Where: VIFF Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, August 10, at 8:30 pm; more screenings on August 11 and 14
  • Tickets: At VIFF, $12 full price, $10 for students

 World Indigenous Basketball Challenge

  • What: The world’s first international indigenous basketball tournament begins on Wednesday, featuring aboriginal teams from across Canada and the US, as well as a host of others, including the Maori National Team of New Zealand.
  • Where: Simon Fraser University – 8888 University Dr, Burnaby
  • When: From Wednesday, August 10, to Friday, August 12
  • Info: On Facebook


  • What: Two suburban hipsters take you on a theatrical journey to meet cave people hipsters, samurai hipsters and even a Dutch coffee trading hipster. Oh, and second hand clothes, overly manicured facial hair and being so original it physically hurts.
  • Where: Studio 504 – 504-2050 Scotia Street, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, August 10, at 7.30 pm; more performances through Saturday, August 20
  • Tickets:  At Brown Paper Tickets, $20 for adults, $18 for students

Canadians vs AquaSox

  • What: Vancouver’s own minor league baseball team takes on the Everett AquaSox, in one of many Vancouver Canadians games this month. There’s no excuse not to get to at least one ball game.
  • Where: Nat Bailey Stadium – 4575 Clancy Loranger Way, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, August 10, at 7.05 pm
  • Tickets:  At milb.com, $14-$25

Drop In Rock Choir

  • What: It’s time to sing your heart out – no experience necessary. This week the drop-in choir is singing “Ship To Wreck” by Florence + The Machine and “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen!
  • Where: St James Community Square – 3214 W 10th Ave, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, August 10, doors at 7 pm, singing from 7:30 to 9 pm
  • Admission: On the door, $10
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