7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, August 6

Aug 1 2018, 7:25 pm

Happy BC Day! Wrap up your long weekend with these seven fun events happening today, Monday, August 6. Fort Langley Brigade Days, BC Day at Burnaby Village Museum, and more.

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

BC Day Market Monday at Burnaby Village Museum

  • What: Celebrate BC Day and Market Monday at Burnaby Village Museum. Featuring chainsaw carving demonstrations, Lumberjack Show presented by Laughing Logger, Vancouver Circus School, live music and more.
  • When: Monday, August 6, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 4:30 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Village Museum – 6501 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free, Carousel Rides $2.65

Tony Robbins

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  • What: American businessman, author, and philanthropist Tony Robbins is coming to Vancouver for Power of Success, a talk on personal development, money, motivation, business strategies, and more. Robbins promises to transform your entire life, from your relationships to your career.
  • When: Monday, August 6, 2018
  • Where:  Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building— 1055 Canada Place
  • Tickets: $197 to $995, online

Alternative Pride Vancouver 2018

  • What: The 3rd annual Vancouver Alternative Pride Festival is a grass-roots artist-led music and art festival celebrating LGBTQ artists. Taking place over 5 days, the event features 20 unique and diverse events including warehouse take-overs, mystical garden performances and more, in support of Vancouver queer charities.
  • When: Now to Monday, August 6, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various locations
  • Tickets: Online

ZimCarvings African Carvings & Art

  • What: This summer, Bloedel Conservatory is exhibiting the beautiful and unique stone sculptures by ZimCarvings. The exhibit will showcase hand-carved, original works from over 30 Zimbabwean stone sculptors with all pieces available for purchase. As an extension of the show, an outdoor marquis tent in front of the Conservatory will feature carving demonstrations by artist Patrick Sephani, and smaller sculptures, hand-woven baskets, and jewelry available for purchase.
  • When: Daily until September 16, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Bloedel Conservatory – 4600 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Regular rates apply

Fort Langley Brigade Days

  • What: Returning for its 32nd year, “Brigade Days” the festival will showcase 1800s fur trade culture through demonstrations of sewing, laundry, weapons, music, and more. As part of the show, event-goers can enjoy a variety of educational activities, including cooking and farming demonstrations, historic weapon shooting, and an indigenous exhibit. There will also be a Fur Trade Era Fashion Show, in which heritage interpreters will transform their outfits from those of the servant class to the garb of the upper class. The highlight of the festival is ‘The Arrival of the Fur Brigades,’ a re-enactment that portrays the annual return of fur traders in the 1800s.
  • When: Saturday, August 4 to Monday, August 6, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 4:45 pm
  • Where: Fort Langley National Historic Site — 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley
  • Ticket: $7.80 for adults, $6.55 for seniors, and FREE for youth under 17.

Theatre Under the Stars: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and 42nd Street

Malkin Bowl Panorama/Image: TUTS

  • What: Enjoy a carefree evening of theatre surrounded by the scenic beauty of Stanley Park as young talent from across the Lower Mainland share the stage with some of Vancouver’s finest professional theatre artists. TUTS 2018 features performances of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and 42nd Street.
  • When: Now to August 25, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park – 610 Pipeline Road, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Theatre Under the Stars

Copper Crows Blues Band at Kitsilano Showboat

  • What: Bring your dancing shoes, sandals or sun-drenched bare feet and soak up the sounds of Copper Crows Blues Band down at the Kits Showboat.
  • When: Monday, August 6, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Kitsilano Showboat – 2300 Cornwall Ave, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free
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