7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, August 2

Aug 2 2017, 2:06 am

Fill your Wednesday dance card with our checklist of seven things to do around Vancouver. Honda Celebration of Light, Prance on the Pier, Kendrick Lamar, and more.

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

Honda Celebration of Light 2017

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  • What:  A blaze of fireworks by Jubilee Fireworks from the United Kingdom will shower over English Bay in downtown Vancouver. Get there early to snag the best viewing spot. Rain or shine. Music simulcast on radio station LG 104.3 FM.
  • When: August 2 from 10 to 10:28 pm (28-minute duration each night).
  • Where: English Bay, Vancouver
  • Cost: Free

Starlight Theatre at Lansdowne Centre – La La Land

  • What: Enjoy classic, family-friendly, and even some of the latest hits on an outdoor screen. Take a drive and cuddle up, or bring a blanket and lawn chair and settle in for La La Land. Parking is on a first-come first-served basis (first 200 vehicles), with movie audio will be broadcast over FM radio. And keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event, so smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited.
  • When: August 2 at Dusk
  • Where: Lansdowne Centre, west parking lot – 5300 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Cost: Free

Parq Vancouver resort job fair

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  • What: Opportunities within the property range from “entry-level to executive”. Parq Vancouver is looking for applicants across the resort for jobs, including restaurant managers, servers,  bartenders, chefs, concierges, doormen, security and surveillance, room attendants and hosts.
  • When: August 2 from 1 to 6 pm
  • Where: Gate H inside BC Place
  • Cost: Free

Kendrick Lamar

  • What: Ever since the release of DAMN., Kendrick Lamar’s fourth studio album, hip-hop fans have been going nuts for Kung Fu Kenny, AKA K-Dot. DAMN. has solidified the Compton rapper as the king of hip-hop today, and he’s coming to Vancouver.
  • When: Wednesday, August 2
  • Time: Doors at 6:30 pm / Show at 7:30 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $70-$215

Prance on the Pier

  • What: Dress up in all of your favourite pride gear for North Vancouver’s new all ages dance party. Not only will there be DJs who will have you dancing, but there will be food, games, drag performances, and a community zone for people to meet some amazing organizations ready with resources.
  • When: August 2 from 5 to 10 pm
  • Where: The Shipyards – 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
  • Cost: Free

Summer Movies in Port Moody

  • What: Enjoy family movies together at the Inlet Theatre. Films include The BFG (August 2) and Minions (August 9). Presented by Port Moody Public Library.
  • When: Wednesdays until August 9
  • Time: 2 to 4 pm
  • Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
  • Cost: Free to watch

Live & Local: David Marasigan

  • What: Learn to Waltz and Cha Cha the night away with David Marasigan at North Vancouver Recreation & Culture’s summer social dance show!
  • When: August 2 from 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: Lynn Valley Village – 1233-1277 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
  • Cost: Free
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