28 things to do in Vancouver this week: July 8 to 11

Jul 2 2019, 12:52 am

Plan your schedule with our Vancouver checklist! Here are 28 fun things to do from Monday, July 8 to Thursday, July 11, including BC Superweek, Outdoor Movies, and more

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

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Monday, July 8

Free Outdoor Zumba at Canada Place

Zumba at Canada Place / Facebook

What: Take part in a free outdoor Zumba class every Monday at the North Point of Canada Place with ZumbaVancouver.ca instructors. No dance experience or partner is needed for this fun fitness class.

When: Every Monday from July 8 until August 26, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
Where: Canada Place North Point – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Latrice Royale: Here’s To Life!

What: Join Latrice Royale in her acclaimed one-woman show as she takes us on a celebratory journey of song and storytelling. Latrice shares tales of growing up gay in Compton, the events leading up to her ‘unfortunate incarceration’ and her infectious, ever-positive perspective that got her through it all. Featuring her husband Christopher Hamblin on piano.

When: July 8, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Language Matters: Exploring Indigenous Language Through Art

What: How do urban Indigenous community members engage with their traditional languages? Language plays an essential role in transmitting history, values, and traditional practices. This exhibition at Bill Reid Gallery brings together urban Indigenous community members to visually express their relationships to their respective Indigenous languages.

When: Now until September 16, 2019
Times: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art – 639 Hornby Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

lululemon Summer Yoga Series at False Creek 2019

What: lululemon’s popular Summer Yoga Series is returning to Vancouver for another summer. Participants of any age or skill level will be able to take part in their classes at the recently-opened Concord Community Park in False Creek. Each session, which takes place every Monday at 6 pm through the end of August, will be held on the scenic seawall at the Northeast False Creek area. In addition to the free yoga classes, the community park space also features beach volleyball, half-court basketball, ping-pong, and pickup floor hockey games designated for youth in the community.

When: Mondays from now until August 26, 2019 (no class July 1)
Time: 6 pm
Where: Concord Community Park – 50 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Kitsilano Showboat

What: Kitsilano Showboat’s 84th season features music, dance, and entertainment on the historic stage next to Kitsilano Pool every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the summer.

When: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday until August 17, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Kitsilano Showboat – 2300 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver
Admission: Free

CBC Musical Nooners

What: Free, live music concerts will be happening every weekday on the CBC Vancouver outdoor stage. Grab your lunch, your friends, your kids or your co-workers and join the 10th season of CBC Musical Nooners. The opening concert on July 5 features The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer with Dawn Pemberton. Other performers include The Hamiltones (July 18), Jim Byrnes (July 25), Petunia and the Vipers (August 7), and Sister Speak on August 16.

When: Every weekday until August 16, 2019 (no show on BC Day)
Time: 12 to 1 pm
Where: CBC Vancouver – 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Training Post – Camp Beer Co.

beer week

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What: Join Trading Post Brewing on July 8th as Kevin, Dave and Jamie from Camp Beer Co. discuss their journey of being homebrewers to opening their own brewery.

When: July 8, 2019
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Where: Trading Post Brewing (Brewery & Tasting Room) – Unit 107 – 20120 64th Ave, Langley
Admission: Free

Tuesday, July 9

Free Outdoor Movies in Stanley Park – Beetlejuice

What: One of the most popular summertime events in the city is back as free outdoor movies return to Stanley Park this summer. The Evo Summer Cinema Series this week features Beetlejuice on a four-story inflatable movie screen. Be there before dusk and take part in the many fun pre-show activities, including games, prizes, and giveaways, as well as the weekly offering of food truck fare and classic movie treats.

Please bring your own blankets and/or lawn chairs and, since it’s a family-friendly event, smoking or alcohol is not permitted. Moviegoers 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 9, 2019
Time: Dusk
Where: Ceperley Meadows near Second Beach, Stanley Park
Admission: Free

BC Superweek 2019 – New West Grand Prix

What: The New West Grand Prix is the latest addition to the BC Superweek race series. The criterium-style race features a mass start and a 935-metre circuit that cyclists navigate for an expected 45-55 laps. More than 200 men’s and women’s cyclists will pass by every minute, making the New West Grand Prix a thrilling spectator experience.

When: July 9, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Downtown New Westminster
Admission: Free

Noontime Notes at Central City

What: Come to Central City’s outdoor Plaza and enjoy free live lunchtime music. A wide array of musical offerings is showcased including rock, jazz, country, and more.

When: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from July 9 to August 29, 2019
Time: 11:45 am to 2 pm
WhereCentral City – 10153 King George Boulevard
Admission: Free

Music by the River 2019

What: This summer concert series will take place against the Fraser River backdrop every Tuesday and Thursday nights in July. The Eats at the Pier concession stand will be serving drinks from New West’s own Steel and Oak Brewing Co. and Pacific Breeze winery. The entire park will be one massive site-licensed area between 5 to 9 pm, allowing you to take your drink anywhere within the park.

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday from July 9 to July 25, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm. Music from 6 to 8 pm
Where: Westminster Pier Park – 1 6th St, New Westminster
Admission: Free

2019 Greek Summerfest on Boundary

What: Come enjoy authentic Greek food and live a day the Greek way. Experience local music and dance groups on the outdoor stage while eating your favourite Greek dishes.

When: Now until July 14, 2019
Time: Open at 12 pm (Thursday to Sunday), Open at 4 pm (Monday to Wednesday)
Where: 4541 Boundary Road, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Matilda the Musical

Matilda The Musical – Arts Club Theatre / Facebook

What: The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Matilda the Musical. Armed with an outsize wit and a vivid imagination, precocious Matilda takes a stand to change her destiny. Even cruel parents and a hardened headmistress can’t get in her way. From the wonderfully subversive imagination of Roald Dahl, this fun family musical will bring out the child in everyone.

When: Now to July 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage – Arts Club 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Mad Pride | Mad Honey

What: As part of the international Mad Pride movement, Gallery Gachet celebrates mental diversity and confronts stigma with the annual Mad Pride exhibition. 2019’s Mad Pride theme is Mad Honey, with the exhibition featuring four artists: Jackie Dives, Edzy Edzed, Janice “Jujube” Jacinto and Andrew Scott.

When: Tuesdays to Saturdays until July 27, 2019
Time: 12 to 6 pm
Where: Gallery Gachet – 9 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Wednesday, July 10

Summer Movie Nights on the Square – Pitch Perfect

What: Vancouver’s free outdoor movie series in downtown at šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly Vancouver Art Gallery’s North Plaza) features Pitch Perfect on July 10. Fresh Air Cinema’s large four-storey inflatable screen will pop up, creating the perfect urban environment to take in a flick surrounded by the concrete jungle — just be sure to bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets.

Hosted by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, each night will have special activations for the public to enjoy, including photo booths, light displays, food trucks, and more.

When: July 10, 2019
Time: Movie begins at dusk
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly North Plaza at Vancouver Art Gallery) – 850 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

BC Superweek 2019 – Global Relay Gastown

What: The Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix is one of the most historic cycling events in North America and boasts the highest one-day prize purse for both the winning prize and total prize purse for a Canadian Criterium. With over 20,000 spectators in attendance, it’s sure to be an electrifying experience.

When: July 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Gastown
Admission: Free

Queer Improv Festival 2019

What: ​Enjoy a variety of queer improv and comedy at QIF 2019. Shows include QP Drag Race, Off Key and Uncle Janes, Coming Out Stories, and more. Everyone is welcome.

When: Every Wednesday from now to August 7, 2019
Time: 8 pm and 10 pm
Where: The Junction – 1138 Davie Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free. Donations accepted after the show

Trigger Me This

What: A new show from Richard Side (creator of CBC’s The Debaters) that asks a panel of talented comedians and the audience to decide where jokes cross the line and go from being inoffensive to being off-putting and even toxic. Trigger Me This features Zarqa Nawaz, creator of the hit sitcom Little Mosque on the Prairie, Vancouver favourite Yumi Nagashima, and Canadian Comedy Awards nominee Darcy Michael with Richard Side playing host. Part of the Indian Summer Festival.

When: July 10, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts – Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema – 149 W Hastings St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Queen + Adam Lambert 2019 Rhapsody Tour

What: The British rockers and the American singer are back together for a revamped Rhapsody tour that will feature a brand new larger-than-life production. The six-week North American tour will kick off in Vancouver on July 10 at Rogers Arena and will see Brian May, Roger Taylor, and Adam Lambert perform in arenas across the US and Canada.

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm / Show 8 pm
Where: Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way
Tickets: Online

Lansdowne Centre Drive-In Movie Series – Oceans 8

What: The Drive-In Movie Series returns to Lansdowne Centre for its fourth year, presented by Fresh Air Cinema. Enjoy Oceans 8 on an outdoor screen. Take a drive and cuddle up, or bring a blanket and lawn chair and settle in. Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis (first 200 vehicles), and the movie audio will be broadcast over FM radio. Keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event, so smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited.

When: July 10, 2019
Time: Gates open at 6 pm
Where: Lansdowne Centre – 5300 No. 3 Rd., Richmond
Admission: Free

Kiefer Sutherland

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What: Kiefer Sutherland, star of hit television drama 24, is stepping in front of a microphone instead of the camera, and is hitting the stage for a concert in Vancouver. On Wednesday, July 10, at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, he will be performing songs from his 2016 debut album ‘Down In A Hole,’ and his forthcoming album ‘Reckless.’

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Time: Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 8:30 pm
Where:  Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $39.50 general admission (19+)

Thursday, July 11

BC Superweek 2019 – Giro di Burnaby

What: The Giro di Burnaby, presented by Appia Development, is one of the most exciting pro-cycling events in Canada, attracting riders from around the globe to the streets of the Burnaby Heights. Featuring both a men’s and women’s Pro 1/2 race, the Giro di Burnaby offers a prize purse of more than $15,000 in cash and prizes.

When: July 11, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Burnaby Heights
Admission: Free

Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place – Captain Marvel

What: During Waterfront Cinema on July 11, a large inflatable screen will pop up to show Captain Marvel, creating the perfect environment to take in a flick under the stars, all with the North Shore mountains in the background. To give your night two thumbs up, do yourself a favour and bring a lawn chair (or you’ll be sitting on the hard ground) and jackets and/or blankets (it gets cold). And keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event so neither smoking nor alcohol are permitted.

When: July 11, 2019
Time: Dusk
Where: North Point of Canada Place
Admission: Free

Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven

Reverse 7-Eleven Slurpee

Slurpee Canada/ Facebook

What: On July 11, 7-Eleven will be celebrating 7-Eleven Day by giving away FREE Slurpee drinks across the country. In past years, 7-Eleven have handed out nearly 900,000 Slurpee drinks at locations all over Canada on the one day. In celebration of their 50 years in Canada, 7-Eleven will also have some seriously cool retro shirts available for purchase — and for you to win. They will also be releasing an exclusive Snapchat experience for you to get involved and #DanceTheSlurp. Head to your local 7-Eleven to scan the Snap code to unlock the experience

When: Thursday, July 11, 2019
Time: All Day
Where: Participating 7-Eleven locations across Canada
Price: Free

Artist Talk: Sara Khan + Zoya Siddiqui

What: Meet Sara Khan at the Surrey Art Gallery for an in-depth discussion of the works on display in Suraj Kinare. She will be joined by artist Zoya Siddiqui to speak about her personal background, artistic influences, and the themes that have informed the development of her paintings. There will be a Q&A session after the talk. Part of the Indian Summer Festival.

When: July 11, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

Snack ‘N Snap 2019 at Metropolis at Metrotown

What: Snack ‘N Snap is an exhibit featuring tons of food and huge displays of sweets and snacks at Metropolis at Metrotown Grand Court from July 11 to 28 this summer. Take a break from shopping to admire, Snapchat, Instagram, and drool over the ginormous food displays that will be there like a giant pink donut, ten-foot lollipop tree, cupcake house, eight-foot pretzel, and huge melting popsicles.

There will be free samples from sweet and savoury food retailers, pop-up treat carts, and ‘Workshop Wednesdays’ to make DIY your own treats. Then try your hand at the Guess The Jellybeans contest. Put in your estimate of how many jellybeans are in their display case and you could win a $1,000 shopping spree.

When: July 11 to July 28, 2019
Time: Mall Hours
Where: Metropolis at Metrotown Grand Court – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Ozzy Osbourne: No More Tours 2 at Rogers Arena

Ozzy Osbourne/Mark Weiss

What: All aboard! Ozzy Osbourne, better known as the Prince of Darkness is bringing “No More Tours 2” to Vancouver. Over the course of his career, he’s sold more than 38 million albums worldwide, received a handful of Grammy nominations, and seen numerous albums hit platinum status. Osborne will be performing with Megadeth as his special guest. This is the first time that Megadeth will join the superstar on a full tour, although they’ve previously performed at festivals together.

When: Thursday, July 11, 2019
Time: Doors at 6:30 pm, show begins at 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Tickets available via Live Nation, starting at $45 – plus service charges

Lawn Summer Nights

What: Four evenings of cocktails and costumes in an anannual fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Started in 2009 here in Vancouver, Lawn Summer Nights (LSN) now holds events in eighteen cities across the country and has raised over $3.4 million. The Vancouver team slots have already sold out, but guests can join in on the fun with a social ticket and see why LSN continues to be a growing force of fundraising and fun.

When: July 11, July 18, and July 25, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 10 pm
Where: Granville Park Lawn Bowling Club – 3025 Fir Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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