7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, August 12

Aug 12 2019, 5:00 am

We’ve got the rundown of hot events happening around Vancouver today, August 12. Check out Vancouver TheatreSports, Summer Dance Series, and more.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

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2019 Odlum Brown VanOpen


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What: The 2019 Odlum Brown VanOpen, a Tennis Canada Event, is the largest and most celebrated Men’s and Women’s professional tennis tournament in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. This year’s competitors include Canadians Genie Bouchard, Vasek Pospisil, Rebecca Marino, and Brayden Schnur.

When: August 12 to August 18, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Hollyburn Country Club – 950 Cross Creek Road, West Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Summer Dance Series with DanZa

What: These free classes with Danza Productions are designed to introduce a variety of Urban and Afro-Caribbean inspired dance styles and rhythms. These beginner-friendly classes cater to multiple fitness levels and abilities. Presented by Vancouver Civic Theatres in partnership with DanZa Productions.

When: August 12 and August 19, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn (formerly QET Plaza) – 695 Cambie St, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Vancouver TheatreSports

What: Known for their high-quality hilarity, Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS) will have locals and tourists alike laughing until their sides ache. Not only are they affordable (tickets start as low as $10.00 online!), but VTS is a registered charity too, so you’re laughing for a good cause.

There is a show every night – check out their schedule below and then go get your tickets at VTSL.com.

When: Every day throughout the summer
Time: Various times
Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Crankworx Whistler 2019

Whistler Mountain Bike Park

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What: ​The world’s largest mountain bike festival comes home to Whistler. Red Bull Joyride, Whip-Off World Championships, Kidsworx activities, and parties every night. Free for the public to enjoy.

When: Now to August 18, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations in Whistler
Admission: Free, though you can buy VIP tickets for a number of events here.

Afternoon Tea in The Window

What: For a limited time starting August 1, guests can reserve appointments to enjoy afternoon tea in the hotel’s street-level window display on West Georgia Street. The experience will begin with the guest’s choice of Fairmont’s LOT 35 Tea, followed by an array of eats like house-baked English scones and golden sultana scones with clotted cream, strawberry preserves, and orange marmalade, tea sandwiches, and sweets from the hotel’s pastry shop. There is only one reservation per day available at noon, and this experience is $59 per person.

When: Monday to Friday until September 2. 2019
Time: 12 pm
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver –
Price: $59 per person; reserve online or call 604-662-1900

CBC Musical Nooners

What: Free, live music concerts will be happening every weekday on the CBC Vancouver outdoor stage. Bring your lunch, to enjoy the 10th season of CBC Musical Nooners. Different performer each weekday.

When: Every weekday until August 16, 2019
Time: 12 to 1 pm
Where: CBC Vancouver – 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

YES SHEF! Elevating Women in Food and Wine Dinner

What: On August 12, the Worth Association for the Women of Recreation, Tourism & Hospitality and award-winning Chambar Restaurant will co-host the YES SHEF! Elevating Women in Food and Wine fundraiser.

When: August 12, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: Chambar – 568 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Price: $180; buy online