7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, July 29

Jul 2 2019, 2:19 am

The last Monday of July is full of fun things to do in Vancouver. From Bohemian Rhapsody to Shark Week at Vancouver Aquarium, here are seven things to do today, July 29.

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

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Summer Movie Nights on the Square – Bohemian Rhapsody

What: Vancouver’s free outdoor movie series in downtown at šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly Vancouver Art Gallery’s North Plaza) features Bohemian Rhapsody on July 29. 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 29, 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

The Winter’s Tale: A Teen Shakespeare Production

What: King Leontes and King Polixenes are childhood friends but a tragic misunderstanding drives them apart and thrusts those they love into an incredible adventure. A story of sorrow and joy, regret and forgiveness, and the timeless power of love – a perfect tale to share on a magical starry night outdoors. Come see the stars of tomorrow on Carousel Theatre for Young People’s stage today. All ages welcome.

When: Now until August 10, 2019 (no shows on Sundays)
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Outdoor Stage in Ron Basford Park – 1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
Admission: Free, optional premium seating can be reserved online in advance ($6) for those wanting to guarantee seats in the bleachers.

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: July 29, August 12 and August 19, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: šxʷƛ̓exən Xwtl’a7shn (formerly QET Plaza) – 695 Cambie St, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Bard on the Beach

Bard on the Beach

Bard on the Beach/ Facebook

What: Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the festival offers Shakespeare’s plays, related dramas, and several special events on the BMO Mainstage and the Howard Family Stage through September. The lineup this year includes The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare in Love, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Coriolanus.

When: Now to Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vanier Park – 1695 Whyte Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

VanSlam featuring Matt Loeb

What: Vancouver Poetry Slam celebrates its anniversary with featured performer Matt Loeb, a finalist at the Canadian Individual Poetry Slam in 2014 and 2017, and is one of only three Canadian poets to complete the “Century Challenge” of writing and performing 100 poems without repeating.

When: July 29, 2019
Time: Doors and sign-up 8 pm, show at 9 pm
Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Admission: $6-$10 sliding scale (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Vancouver Fetish Weekend 2019

What: Vancouver Fetish Weekend is an annual festival that happens to be the biggest kink party on the West Coast. Vancouver Fetish Weekend gives attendees the chance to explore a hidden, hedonistic side of life by meeting, partying, flirting (and maybe more), with hundreds of local and international fetish enthusiasts. Get some decompression time with your new fetish friends on Wreck Beach on July 29.

When: Now until July 29, 2019
What: Various times
Where: Select venues throughout Vancouver
Price: Ticket prices vary — Available via Vancouver Fetish Weekend

Shark Week at Vancouver Aquarium

Blue shark

Blue shark. (Shutterstock)

What: Vancouver Aquarium invites you to learn about the many types of shark species, their role in the ocean, and what we can do to protect them. Hear from shark experts, witness a shark feeding, take in a shark puppet show, and more.

When: Now to Sunday, August 4, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 6 pm daily.
Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Stanley Park
Tickets: Online

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