7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, August 9

Aug 7 2017, 10:33 pm

Welcome to your Wednesday! Get yours going with our checklist of seven events happening this Wednesday, August 9, including Vines Art Festival, Eternal Theatre Collective, and Sunset Cinema Series.

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

Vines Art Festival


  • What: Vines Art Festival is a community-driven event that features earth-inspired visual and performing artists, eco-conscious community leaders, herbalists, urban farmers, and woodcarvers. It’s a massive celebration of our stunning Coast Salish landscape taking place at a number of East Vancouver parks, plus Second Beach in Stanley Park and also Hadden Park in Kitsilano.
  • When: August 9 to 19
  • Where: Maclean Park, Norquay Park, Pandora Park, Second Beach in Stanley Park and Hadden Park
  • Admission: Free

Starlight Theatre at Lansdowne Centre – 10 Things I Hate About You

  • 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 10 Things I Hate About You. 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 9
  • Time: Dusk
  • Where: Lansdowne Centre, west parking lot – 5300 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free


  • What: Temples is a four-piece mid-Sixties psych rock group from Kettering, England. They were formed as a home studio project in 2012 by singer/guitarist James Bagshaw and bassist Tom Walmsley, but the four self-produced tunes they uploaded to YouTube caught the attention of Heavenly Recordings founder Jeff Barrett. The group is on tour to support their latest release Volcano.
  • When: August 9
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Imperial Vancouver – 319 Main St., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25

Waterfront Chats: Taking Your Food Business To The Next Level

  • What: Hear from experienced food entrepreneurs and learn what it takes to build and grow a successful food business. Get practical insights on what it takes to thrive in the food industry. Whether you are growing a restaurant, food truck, food manufacturing business or simply just interested in learning from industry experts, join Small Business BC’s next meetup event and get inspired.
  • When: August 9
  • Time: 4:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Where: Small Business BC – Suite 54 – 601 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $10

13 – Eternal Theatre Collective

Image: Sasha Aleshchenko

  • What: A group of young performers, aged between 13-25, is bringing to life the Broadway hit 13. The pop-rock musical is about one small-town boy’s journey into stardom, and also explores adolescent bullying and disabilities. Eternal Theatre Collective is a fresh, youth-led theatre company, committed to developing the next generation of professional theatre stars.
  • When: August 9 to 12
  • Where: Red Gate Revue Stage, Granville Island – 1601 Johnston Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Brown Paper Tickets; $22

Sunset Cinema Series

  • What: Vancouver Civic Theatres (VCT) is partnering with six local film organizations to present the inaugural Sunset Cinema series at Queen Elizabeth Plaza. Pre-show activities will begin at 7 pm with the movies starting rolling at dusk. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy games and contests. Anyone attending should also bring a chair or blanket to sit on for the main event. Snacks and drinks will be available from the Queen Elizabeth Theatre bar.
  • When: Wednesday nights in August
  • Time: Pre-show activities at 7 pm, film starts at dusk
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Byron Bertram is: The Man with the Broken Brain

  • What: Byron Bertram performs his brand new one man show “The Man with the Broken Brain” which delves into his personal and hilarious journey of mental health awareness, tackling taboo subjects such as: OCD, addiction, sexual insecurities, body image, racism and more.
  • Where: The Comedy Basement at Goldies – 605 West Pender Street, Vancouver
  • When: August 9 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $10
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