10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, August 31

Aug 30 2019, 5:00 am

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Thanks for the memories, August. Here are 10 great events happening in Vancouver today, August 31, including Peak Yoga, Vancouver Whitecaps, and more.

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

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Downtown Eastside Women’s Summer Fair & Flea Market

What: The fourth annual summer fair and flea market is put on by the women of the Downtown Eastside (DTES) as a celebration of culture, inclusion, and community. Each week will feature music performances, food, and plenty of creative and unique goods.

When: Every Saturday until August 31
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Columbia Street between Pender and Hastings
Admission: Free

Vancouver Whitecaps vs New York City FC

What: Vancouver Whitecaps take on New York City FC in MLS action at BC Place. Plus enjoy hours of fun with your family and friends at The Warmup, the new pregame party held at the Plaza of Nations.

When: August 31, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Public Disco Laneway Series 2019

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What: Vancouver’s Public Disco pop-up events will make its return this summer, transforming outdoor spaces into daytime dance parties. The 2019 Laneway Series is an all-ages summer concert series in partnership with Creative BC, Downtown Vancouver, FACTOR, and Granville Island Brewing. The Disco will be most similar to past events held by the group, showcasing feel-good music from up-and-coming artists and curated dance performances.

When: August 31 and September 29, 2019
Time: Hours vary based on the date
Where: Alley Oop (August 31), and the Flats (September 29)
Admission: Free

BoylesqueTO Presents Oh Manada!

What: Canada’s own Boylesque T.O. will be coming to Vancouver during their Canadian tour of OH MANADA, the troupe’s signature Canadian themed show. The tour will feature BoylesqueTO’s core members, including James and the Giant Pasty, Dew Lily, Wrong Note Rusty, and Newfound Lad. And of course, no show would be complete without Shagina Twain hosting as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

When: August 31, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre — 1660 East Broadway Street, Vancouver
 Available online $25 or at the door for $30. Show is 19+

Peak Yoga at Grouse Mountain

What: Grouse Mountain and YYOGA present Peak Yoga every Saturday in the Plaza at the top of Grouse Mountain, outside the Chalet. Stretch it out after hiking up the grind, or take the Skyride up for the class.

When: Every Saturday until August 31, 2019
Time: 10 to 11 am
Where: Plaza at the top of Grouse Mountain
Admission: Complimentary with a Grouse Mountain membership or admission ticket.

Bowen Island Sea Kayaking

Bowen Island Sea Kayaking

What: Bowen Island Sea Kayaking offers rentals and guided tours from two hours to multi day, allowing you to explore beautiful Bowen Island and Howe Sound on the water. They also offer kayaking and paddleboard lessons as well as Paddle Canada certifications. You can also join their popular sunset and full moon tours.

When: April to October
Time: Hours vary. Check website or call.
Where: Bowen Island is a natural wonderland, and is just a 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay.
More Info: Book online here.

Music in the Park

What: Enjoy the summer with an afternoon performance in Lions Park every Saturday. Music in the Park features musicians from across Metro Vancouver playing a variety of genres including jazz, pop, rock, blues, folk, world fusion, and contemporary.

When: Every Saturday until August 31, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Lions Park – 2300 Lions Way, Port Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Steveston Alive!: Walking Tour Vignettes

What: The Steveston Historical Society, together with the Steveston Museum, present the third season of Steveston Alive! Walking Tour Vignettes – a play in five parts during a walking tour of Steveston. Through these vignettes, residents and visitors alike will learn about what makes Steveston unique, and about how its early immigrants overcame hardship, and learned to live and work together in this diverse community. This year, the vignettes will be acted by talented drama students from Steveston-London Secondary School, with returning cast members from Hugh McRoberts Secondary

When: Every Saturday until August 31, 2019
Time: 1 pm and 3 pm
Where: Steveston Museum – 3811 Moncton Street, Richmond
Tickets: Online

Summer Cinema Series – Captain Marvel

What: Enjoy Captain Marvel on the outdoor big screen at Rocky Point Park. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and round up some friends. Enjoy food trucks, meet local businesses, and shop vendors as well. Hosted by Panatch Group.

When: August 31, 2019
Time: Sunset, estimated to be 7:57 pm
Where: Rocky Point Park – 2800 Murray St, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Star Wars: A Nude Hope Burlesque

What: The Geekenders invite you to travel to a galaxy far, far away for a Vegas-style spectacular that combines striptease, comedy, dance, showgirls, vaudeville, nostalgia, glitter, droids, body positivity, and more fun than a jawa can shake a stick at… and space.

When: Every Friday and Saturday until August 31, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Red Gate Revue Stage – 1601 Johnston St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $25 Regular or $40 for “splash zone”