7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, July 9

Jul 4 2018, 7:55 am

Let the fun begin! Get your new week started with one of these seven great events happening in Vancouver today, Monday, July 9. We’ve got Indian Summer Festival, Free Outdoor Zumba, and more.

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

Indian Summer Festival – Living Legends

The Indian Summer Festival

  • What: A rare performance of Sanskrit theatre, performed by the Nepathya troupe at the Chan Centre. This is the first time that Kutiyattam, India’s oldest surviving form of Sanskrit theatre, will be performed in Canada. This ancient art-form has remained unaltered for hundreds of years and has been declared by UNESCO as a ‘masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity.’
  • When: Monday, July 9, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Rd Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$35

PandaLand at Aberdeen Centre

  • What: Aberdeen Centre is transformed into a one-of-a-kind bamboo oasis celebrating the iconic, beloved Panda Bear. The exhibit features a family of 9 whimsical origami paper panda bear sculptures and 500 fuzzy adorable panda bears. Aberdeen Centre has commissioned a Hong Kong artist to create live sketches of the Panda scenes on site. The exhibition also features an exclusive cultural fashion show featuring popular Chinese designer Crystal Zhang, the very collection showcasing in this year’s New York Fashion Week.
  • When: Every Day until September 3, 2018
  • Time: Mall Hours
  • Where: Aberdeen Centre – 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Canadians vs Spokane Indians

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  • What: Vancouver Canadians face off with the Spokane Indians in MiLB action at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium. Plus it’s Dog Day of Summer, where attendees can bring their pets to the game.
  • When: Monday, July 9, 2018.
  • Time: 7:05 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

2018 Greek Summerfest on Boundary

  • What: Enjoy authentic Greek food and live a day the Greek way. Every year Greek Summerfest showcases local music and dance groups on the outdoor stage while friends, neighbours and families enjoy the beautiful Vancouver summer season with Greek food and Greek hospitality.
  • When: Now to Sunday, July 15, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where:4541 Boundary Road, Vancouver
  • Admission:  Free

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

  • 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 18, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park – 610 Pipeline Road, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Theatre Under the Stars

Free Outdoor Zumba

  • What: Take part in a free outdoor Zumba class every Monday (except Aug 6) with ZumbaVancouver.ca instructors. Produced by Vancouver Civic Theatre. 
  • When: Every Monday until August 20, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 600 Block Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Scattering & Gathering

  • What: In “Scattering & Gathering” Lakshmi Gill, a widely published Canadian poet of Spanish-Filipino and Punjabi heritage, gives us a glimpse into the Filipino exodus experience. Her poetry will be exhibited alongside the works of acclaimed Filipino-Canadian printmaker Lenore R.S. Lim, creating a dialogue between poetry and prints. Gill and Lim’s works will be joined by those from Filipino artists Danvic Briones, Art Calapatia, Chito Maravilla, Esmie McLaren, Stuart Dee Naval, and poets Maria Castillo and Wilbur Victoria.
  • When: Now to Thursday, June 12, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 10 pm daily
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – Exhibition Hall – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free
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