7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, July 26

Jul 24 2017, 10:34 pm

We’re over the hump, Vancouver! Call up the friends and check out our list of seven exciting events happening today, including Bruno Mars, Jurassic Park, and more.

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

Bruno Mars

  • What: Grammy award-winner Bruno Mars is on a world tour in support of his new album 24K Magic, offering his usual classic showmanship in the vein of James Brown and Michael Jackson, with a tightly choreographed nine-piece soul band.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, July 26 and Thursday, July 27
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm/ Show at 8 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $40-$195

Starlight Theatre at Lansdowne Centre – Jurassic Park

  • What: Take a drive and cuddle up, or bring a blanket and lawn chair and settle in for a screening of the of the 1993 box office smash, Jurassic Park. 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: July 26
  • Where: Lansdowne Centre, west parking lot – 5300 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Cost: Free

Hands-On Scientist Series: Endangered Amphibians with Jennifer Buchanan

  • What: ​​Delve into the secret lives of park wildlife as local scientists share presentations and hands-on research techniques.
  • When: July 26
  • Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park
  • Registration: Online, $8 per adult, $4.25 per child/youth/adult 65+

A Midsummer’s Night Dream

  • What: Grab a picnic and the family and head over to Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park Plaza for Shakespeare in the Park. Place des Arts’ Summer Teen Theatre Troupe presents a wild, fun-filled adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Kevin Bennett. Complete with lively music and audience participation, this show is a theatrical treat for all ages.
  • When: July 26 to 30
  • Time: Wednesday to Saturday at 7 pm, Sunday at 2 pm
  • Where: Town Centre Plaza – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Cost: Free

Storytelling With Drag Queens for Adults

  • What: Drag Queens read from their favourite books. Featuring Oliv x, Karmella Barr, Dust Cwaine and friends, it’s time to turn the cafe into an evening salon. Evocative, sassy readings and heaps of fun await you.
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: July 26 at 8 pm
  • Entrance: By donation

Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week 2017

Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week/Image: Thosh Collins

  • What: All of the fashion shows will feature collections from Indigenous fashion designers and models from across Canada. Each day throughout the four-day event there will be two shows from 5 to 10 pm featuring things like 40 Indigenous designers, storytellers, hosts, and immersive Indigenous art installations from across Canada.
  • When: July 26 to 29
  • Time: 5 to 10 pm
  • Where: Larwill Park – 688 Cambie Street and Beatty Streets (July 26), Queen Elizabeth Theatre lobby –  650 Hamilton Street (July 27 to 29)
  • Free: Register online via Eventbrite

Neighbourhood Free Park – West Richmond Community Centre

  • What: Enjoy an evening of music, “Celebrate the Past with the Future” community art project, family games and activities. Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy the summer night.
  • When: July 26
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: West Richmond Community Centre – 9180 No. 1 Road, Richmond
  • Cost: Free
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