10 things to do in Vancouver this week: July 27 to August 2

Jul 27 2020, 5:46 am

Please note: As recommended by BC’s provincial health officials, if you choose to participate in events outside of your home, please adhere to COVID-19 health and safety measures, including proper physical distancing and frequent handwashing. If you are sick, please stay home. 

Another sunny week means more things to add to your calendar.

With three festivals, parks opening, and live streams taking place, you won’t find yourself bored with these 10 ideas to keep you busy this week.

Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts


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What: The South Asian Arts Society’s fifth annual Monsoon Festival of Performing Arts will be held virtually for the first time, showcasing prominent South Asian artists through Canadian and international dance, comedy, theatre, visual arts, talks, and development workshops and classes.

When: August 1 Р29
Time: Various time
Where: Online
Admission: Free

Cinema Surprise

Cinema surprise

What: Enjoy an outdoor screening of a beloved, feel-good film in the newly vamped under the stars space. Movie selection will be revealed at the event.

When: July 30
Time: 8:30 to 11:30
Where:¬†The Beaumont Studios —¬†316 and 326 W 5th Ave, Vancouver
Admission: $16.65; tickets can be purchased online

Pajama Jam: Virtual Get-Togethers on Sundays

Pajama Jam

What: So put on your comfy clothes, make a cup of your preferred beverage, and log in for a good time. This virtual get together is held by Democrats Abroad Vancouver, so be ready to talk politics.

When: August 2
Time: 5 to 6 pm
Where: Zoom
Admission: sign up online

Veganese Folk Hop Tour

The Art Warriors

What: This physically-distanced dance party featuring live musical performances, DJ sets, and dance performances. Attendees should wear masks.

When: July 31
Time: 4 to 8 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
Admission: Free

Nitobe Memorial Garden 

UBC botanical garden

What: The UBC Botanical Garden and Nitobe Memorial Garden are open again for visitors. Purchase your tickets online, bring your camera, and get ready to see a bunch of beautiful blooms.

When: Daily
Time: Times vary
Where: 1895 Lower Mall
Admission: Tickets are available online

Powell Street Festival Telethon


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What: Celebrate Japanese-Canadian culture while giving back to your community by joining the Powell Street Festival for their live online Telethon with hosts, Tetsuro Shigematsu and Yurie Hoyoyon who will take you on a fun and heart-warming journey, presenting live performances, messages from festival vendors and friends, and opportunities to express your support for Powell Street Festival in its 44th year.

When: August 1
Time: 2 to 7 pm
Where: Online
Admission: Free

Birthday Brews and Tunes


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What:¬†Celebrate Stanley Park Brewing’s first anniversary with a live performance in their exclusive beer garden. For this special occasion, they’re bringing back their Brews and Tune’s star Brock Phillips, along with his pals Stephen Duncan and Hugh Barbour.

When: July 29
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Stanley Park Brewing —¬†8901 Stanley Park Drive
Admission: Tickets are available online

Friends Trivia

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What: Themed trivia returns to The Blarney Stone this week hosted by comedian Ed Witzke. The games are free to play and drink specials will be on.

When: July 29
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Blarney Stone
Admission: Free

Centre Stage Livestream: Bubbles


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What: Discover the elastic properties of soap bubbles as the staff at Science World creates round bubbles, square bubbles, big bubbles, small bubbles, and even bubbles you can hold in your hand.

When: July 29
Time: 2 to 3 pm
Where: Online
Admission: Free

Vancouver Virtual Pride

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The virtual events schedule for Pride 2020. (VPS)

What: A week-long events lineup has also been revealed for Virtual Pride 2020. Highlights of this year’s festival include a Virtual Pride Parade Stream, a dedicated day of queer weddings at Vancouver City Hall, and a Pride edition of the Public Disco.

When: July 27 to August 2
Time: Various Times
Where: online
Admission: Free

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