7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, July 18

Jul 17 2017, 4:59 am

Tuesday has arrived and there are many exciting events around the city to enjoy, including the free screening of Toy Story in Stanley Park, a mural dinner at PiDGiN, and more. Here is our list of seven things in Vancouver to do today.

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

Free Outdoor Movies in Stanley Park – Toy Story

Open Air Cinema

Open Air Cinema/Fresh Air Cinema

  • What: The Evo Summer Cinema Series is showing Toy Story (Daily Hive Viewers’ Choice Flick Pick) on the four-story inflatable movie screen on July 18. Please bring your own blankets and/or lawn chairs and, since it’s a family-friendly event, smoking or alcohol is not permitted. Movie goers are encouraged to walk, take transit, or bike to Stanley Park for the shows  – there will be a bike valet service offered on site each night too.
  • When: July 18
  • Where: Ceperley Meadows near Second Beach, Stanley Park
  • Cost: Free

J. Cole

  • What: American hip-hop recording artist and record producer J. Cole is back to Vancouver in July as part of a massive world tour. Stopping in at Rogers Arena on July 18, the multi-platinum-selling artist is touring in support of his fourth album, 4 Your Eyez Only, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in December.
  • When: July 18
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm / Show at 8 pm
  •  Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: on Ticketmaster, $29.50-$149.50

Ask Me Anything with special guest Julia Helen Church

  • What: Join The Fictionals and Friends for Reddit-inspired laughs at Cafe Deux Soleils, complete with a live Ask Me Anything with special guest Julia Helen Church. Julia is a comedian, designer and entrepreneur. She is the founder of Nettle’s Tale, a line of Vancouver-made swimwear honestly designed for everyday women’s bodies.
  • When: July 18
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At the door, $7 or $5 for students



  • What: High-tech artwork along the entire undersurface of the Cambie Street Bridge meant to represent the “life blood” of the West Coast. Uninterrupted by director Nettie Wild, producers Betsy Carson and Rae Hull and editor Michael Brockington it is meant to tell the the story of Wild Pacific Salmon’s life journey.
  • When: 25 minute shows nightly from Tuesdays to Saturdays
  • Time: Now to August 14 at 10 pm (Note: no shows on Celebration of Light fireworks nights); August 15 to September 24 at 9 pm
  • Where: Viewed from North Side of Cambie Street Bridge at Coopers Park
  • Cost: Free

The Grind with West Van Run

  • What: Do the Grouse Grind with West Van Run and enjoy free nachos and a beer at the top in the company of awesome people.
  • When: July 18
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Grouse Grind – 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
  • Cost: Free

Teen Angst Night

  • What: Teen Angst Night is a comedic reading series. Readers can share anything (poetry, songs, letters, journals, diaries, essays, stories, plays, lists, etc) so long as it’s the reader’s own work, it was written it between the ages of 10-19, and if it is super embarrassing. Hosted by Sara Bynoe, in collaboration with the exhibit “Art School High”.
  • When: July 18
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art –2121 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
  • Cost: Free

1855-1955 Mural Dinner at PiDGiN

  • What: To commemorate the completion of the 1855-1955 Mural by Ilya Viryachev in the alley of 350 Carrall, PiDGiN is hosting a dinner on July 18th benefiting RISE (Responsible Indigenous Strategy for Empowerment). This dinner will be unique as it also has speakers from various cultures discussing the contents of the mural and their cultural perspective about the history of the neighbourhood. The event will be MC’d by Aaron Chapman and feature local historians John Atkins and Ali Butcher. Speaking for RISE / ALIVE will be Scott Clark. 
  • When: July 18
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: PiDGiN – 350 Carrall Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $125 per person which includes 6 courses, wine, sake and cocktails. Automatic gratuity and taxes not included. Call the restaurant or email [email protected] to reserve.
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