7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, August 13

Aug 2 2018, 10:23 pm

Odlum Brown VanOpen, Lunch & Lyrics, and more. Here is our list of seven fun events happening in Vancouver today, Monday, August 13.

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

RILS Comedy Fundraiser

  • What: A stand-up comedy fundraiser for Residences for Independent Living Society, an organization that has provided accommodations to adults living with disabilities in Vancouver for nearly 50 years. Featuring Claire Pollock, Julia Stretch, Megan Milton, Andrew Vallance, Byron Bertram and Hayley Beamish with Jo Dworschak as MC and Katie Ellen Humphries as the headliner
  • When: Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

2018 Odlum Brown VanOpen

Odlum Brown VanOpen

Image: Tennis Canada / Twitter

  • What: The 2018 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. The tournament will showcase approximately 140 professional tennis stars from all over the world. This event has a combined purse of $200,000 USD, with $100,000 awarded to the men (ATP Challenger Tour) and $100,000 awarded to the women (ITF Pro Circuit).
  • When: Now to Wednesday, August 19, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Hollyburn Country Club – 950 Cross Creek Road, West Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online


  • What: Be part of a musical adventure celebrating nature, family, friends and more! Gina is a Juno-nominated children’s singer-songwriter who writes rollicking, roaring, and ridiculously catchy songs for the whole family to sing together.
  • When: Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 11:45 am
  • Where: Fraser Valley Regional Library – Ladner Pioneer Library 4683 – 51 Street, Delta
  • Admission: Free

Kits in the Park

  • What: A free play-based program in Connaught Park (just behind Kits CC) running on Monday and Friday mornings throughout the summer. Playground, crafts, songs and stories, perfect for families with young children. No registration necessary, this program is co-operatively presented by Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, West Side Family Place, and Kitsilano Community Centre.
  • When: Every Monday and Friday until August 24, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 11:30 am
  • Where: Kitsilano War Memorial Community Centre – 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Lunch & Lyrics

Image: Play Guitar / Shutterstock

  • What: Surrey Civic Plaza’s new Lunch & Lyrics acoustic concert series features a new acoustic musical act every Monday in the summer. Each week will also feature a different food truck.
  • When: Every Monday until August 27, 2018 (No show August 6)
  • Time: 12 to 2 pm
  • Where: Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free


  • What: Make an array of desserts for this summer season. A fundraiser for Neighbourhood Youth Initiative.
  • When: Monday, August 13, 2018
  • Time: 4 to 7 pm
  • Where: South Vancouver Neighbourhood House – 6470 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
  • Cost: $5 per person

Live Music Monday featuring Mark Coghlan

  • What:  The Co-operators present a concert by singer-songwriter Mark Coghlan. Tips go to ‘Take a Hike Foundation’ that helps youth at risk.
  • When: Monday, August 17, 2018
  • Time: 4 to 6 pm
  • Where: The Co-operators Lonsdale Agency – 1232 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
  • Admission: Free
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