7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, August 30

Aug 28 2017, 5:52 am

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Let’s have some fun with these seven great events happening around Vancouver. Starlight Theatre, Ian Hendrickson-Smith and more.

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

Starlight Theatre at Lansdowne Centre – Grease

  • What: Take a drive and cuddle up, or bring a blanket and lawn chair and settle in for a screening of Grease. 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 30
  • Time: Dusk
  • Where: Lansdowne Centre, west parking lot – 5300 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Ian Hendrickson-Smith

  • What: New York City-based saxophonist Ian Hendrickson-Smith is mostly noted for his remarkable tone, soulful approach and blues driven melodies. Currently Hendrickson-Smith is a member of The Roots and can be seen nightly on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. With Cory Weeds on tenor saxophone, Miles Black on piano, Jodi Proznick on bass, and Jesse Cahill on drums.
  • When: August 30
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Frankie’s Jazz Club – 755 Beatty Street, Vancouver
  • Reservations: Online

Summer West Fest

  • What: West Richmond’s biggest event of the year with old-style games, food and entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy local entertainment, potato sack races, pie eating contests, a corn roast, a BBQ concession and bouncy castles. A highlight for this year will be the unveiling of the “Celebrate the Past with the Future” Community Art Project. Then enjoy the feature film Sing projected onto a giant screen in the field.
  • When: August 30
  • Time: 5:30 to 10:30 pm
  • Where: West Richmond Community Centre – 9180 No. 1 Rd, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Hands-On Scientist Series: Tenacious Turtles with Andrea Gielens

  • What: ​​​Delve into the secret lives of park wildlife as local scientists share presentations and hands-on research techniques.
  • When: August 30
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park
  • Registration: Online, $8 per adult, $4.25 per child/youth/adult 65+

OVERFLOW #002: Mega Ran/Sammus, Together We Are Robots, Freaky DNA, UNICODE

  • What: Try something new at the next instalment of this innovative concert series featuring musicians who make original music using obsolete videogame/computer sound hardware. In attendance will be Mega Ran (from Phoenix, Arizona), Sammus (from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and Together We Are Robots (Calgary, Alberta) as well as local musicians Freaky DNA and UNICODE.
  • When: August 30
  • Time: 7:30 to 11:30 pm
  • Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15 or $20 at the door.

Sunset Cinema: Women In Film and TV + Crazy 8s

Image: Vancouver Civic Theatres

  • What: Women In Film and TV + Crazy8s present a collection of short films from VIWIFF archives. Preshow activities include The Carnival Band and Argentine Tango Community of Vancouver.
  • When: August 30
  • Time: Pre-show at 7 pm, Film at 9 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Plaza –  650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

City Centre’s Concerts in the Park Series

  • What: Enjoy a free night of fun activities and entertainment by local artists at Richmond’s Garden City Park.
  • When: August 30
  • Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
  • Where: Garden City Community Park – 6620 Garden City Road, Richmond
  • Cost: Free
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