10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, August 18

Aug 2 2018, 11:23 pm

Welcome back, weekend. It’s good to see you.

Here is our checklist of 10 fun things to do in Vancouver today, Saturday, August 18. The Fair at the PNE, Vancouver Whitecaps, and more.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

The Fair at the PNE

  • What: Since 1910, millions of guests have enjoyed shows, exhibits, sporting events, amusement rides, concerts, cultural activities and, of course, the annual summer Fair at the PNE. Explore exhibits, enjoy live performances, be thrilled by rides, play games, learn about livestock, shop for treasures, and eat the yummiest food all in one place.
  • When: Saturday, August 18 to Monday, September 3, 2018 (closed August 20 to 27)
  • Time: 11 am to late
  • Where: The Fair at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Vini Vici

  • What: Psytrance duo Vini Vici aka Aviram Saharai and Matan Kadosh bring their award-winning sound to Harbour Event Centre.
  • When: Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Time: 10 pm
  • Where: Harbour Event Centre – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$47.85

Erica Sigurdson

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  • What: Erica Sigurdson is a multiple-time nominee for the Canadian Comedy Awards, and is a Leo Award-winning writer. Her comedy festival credits include Montreal Just For Laughs, Winnipeg, Halifax, St. John’s, Moncton, PEI, Sudbury and Vancouver Comedy Festivals.
  • When: Now to Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: the Comedy MIX – 1015 Burrard St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15 to $20

Riffraff Riffs n’ Laffs: A Comedy and Music Night

  • What: A night of music and comedy with Mycole Brown, Anna Cran, Shroomer, and Malagrupa.
  • When: Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 to 11:30 pm
  • Where: The Avant-Garden – 729 Gore Ave, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $10 / PWYC

Vancouver Whitecaps vs New York Red Bulls

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  • What: Vancouver Whitecaps take on the New York Red Bulls at BC Place.
  • When: Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Time: 4 pm
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Cloverdale Market Days

  • What: Cloverdale Market Days feature unique items from local BC Artisans and treasures from the downtown merchants with more than 100 vendors. Mix it up with street entertainment and food trucks, and you’ve got a destination outing for the whole family.
  • When: Saturday, August 18 and Saturday, September 22, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: 176 Street between 56A and 58 Avenue, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Starry Night

  • What: Explore the park along lantern-lit paths. Discover fun facts about the creatures who make the park their home. Make a wish upon a star during this enchanted evening. Allow 1 hour to complete the walk. Bring a flashlight or lantern. Dress for cooler temperatures and bring bug spray. Please leave pets at home.
  • When: Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 to 10 pm
  • Where:  Deas Island Regional Park, Delta
  • Admission: Free

The Fish Eyes Trilogy

  • What: Anita Majumdar’s one-person The Fish Eyes Trilogy — presented in two parts — is a window into the lives of Canadian South Asian teens. Through this lens, Anita focuses on universal themes of identity, cultural heritage, and finding one’s place in the world.
  • When: Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Time: 4 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre, 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • More Info: Online

All Aboard!

  • What: Be transported through time with All Aboard! at the Steveston Interurban Tram Building. This free event allows visitors to explore Richmond’s transportation heritage, both past and present, with guest experts, live music, children’s crafts and activities and more. Ride your bike to this event and the bike valet will be happy to look after it while you explore.
  • When: Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Times: 12 to 4 pm
  • Where: Steveston Interurban Tram Building – 4011 Moncton Street, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Exhibition Opening – Jawahir: Jewels

  • What: Jawahir: Jewels by Durrah Alsaif is an exhibition at the Deer Lake Art Gallery, and is hosted and organized by the Burnaby Arts Council. Through photography, performances, and installations, Alsaif explores the cultural identity between the East and the West as well as the status of women in Saudi Arabia.
  • When: Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Time: 12 pm
  • Where: Deer Lake Art Gallery – 6584 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free
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