10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, July 13

Jul 2 2019, 1:06 am

Warm up your weekend with Punk in Drublic, Surrey Latin Festival, and more! Here are 10 fun things to do around Vancouver today, Saturday July 13.

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

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Hello Kitty Day at Herschel Supply

To celebrate its new 45th-anniversary Hello Kitty collection, Herschel Supply Company is throwing a day dedicated to the cultural icon at its Gastown flagship location on Water Street. Enjoy custom hello kitty lattes, a selfie station and shop the heart-melting anniversary collection. Come early for exclusive prizes.

When: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Where: Herschel Supply Gastown, 347 Water Street
Tickets: FREE

Punk In Drublic Craft Beer and Music Festival

What: Created from the mind of NOFX’s frontman, Fat Mike, and named for NOFX’s classic Punk In Drublic album, the festival will be showcasing the best in punk rock music and regional craft beer. Taking place at the PNE Amphitheatre on Saturday, July 13 the event is slated to feature performances from rockers NOFX, Bad Religion, Anti-Flag, The Real McKenzies, Chixdiggit, and The Last Gang.

Some of the brewers already confirmed to attend include Andina, Beere, Boombox, Bridge, Callister, Coal Harbour, Dageraad, Dead Frog, Dogwood, Driftwood, East Van, Luppolo, Main Street, Mariner, Monkey 9, Moody Ales, North Paw, Off The Rail, Old Yale, Parallel 49, Phillips, Postmark, Powell, Red Collar, Red Racer, Steamworks, Strange Fellows, Strathcona, Twin City, Vancouver Island, and Yellow Dog.

When: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: Starts 2 pm | GA doors 1 pm | VIP entry 12 pm
Where: PNE Amphitheatre — 2901 East Hastings Street
Tickets: General admission pass starts at $69.50. Tickets available via Ticketmaster.

Red Bull 400 2019

Robyn Mildren performs at Red Bull 400 in Whistler.

What: With 140 meters of elevation and a 37° incline, the Red Bull 400 is a tough challenge for adrenaline junkies of all levels. Those brave enough to attempt this will race up the ski jump at Whistler Olympic Park — an equivalent of 40 flights of stairs. If you want to share the experience, grab three friends and sign up for the 4 x 100 m relay. Part of the fun is figuring out who gets the steepest part.

When: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Time: Registration opens at 8:30 am and races are held from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Whistler Olympic Park – 5 Callaghan Road, Whistler
Registration: Available online for solo or a relay team $45 for solo; $80 for a relay team (plus fees and GST)

INFUSION- YA Book Festival

What: A festival created by book lovers for book lovers. Readers and writers of Young Adult literature will converge at Library Square for a day full of magic, adventure, and all the tea. The event will have four main components including author signings, panel discussions, book readings and evening activities (author quiz, prompt contest, etc.).

When: July 13, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
WhereVancouver Public Library – Library Square – 350 West Georgia Street Vancouver
Admission: Free

Steveston Heritage Experience 

What: ​The Steveston Heritage Experience leads you back in time on an interactive walking tour, stopping at four celebrated historic attractions—Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, the Steveston Tram, the Steveston Museum, and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site. Along the way, you’ll hear eye-opening tales of yesteryear village life, as told by a chatty local who seems to have just stepped from the streets of 1914. Carefully chosen food and beverage tastings will also be served, offering a taste of life back in 1914—culminating with a popular dish of that day (and today), delicious seafood chowder from local favourite Pajo’s, along with a craft brew from Steveston’s Britannia Brewing.

When: July 13, August 17, September 14, and October 5, 2019
Time: 2 to 5 pm. Meet at the Britannia Shipyards NHS Visitor Centre at least 15 minutes before tour start time.
Where: Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site 5180 Westwater Drive Richmond
Tickets: Online

BC Superweek 2019 – Tour de White Rock

What: The Tour de White Rock presented by Landmark Premiere Properties is one of the longest standing races in North America. It consists of the Choices Markets Criterium in the heart of White Rock and the historic Westminster Savings Road Race, ending the weekend Tour with one of the most challenging road races in the Pacific North West.

When: July 13 and 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: White Rock
Admission: Free

Sen̓áḵw Walking Tour

What: On a special day to remember the history of Sen̓áḵw, come join a history walking tour with Sḵwx̱wú7mesh historians and descendants. Learn about the lifecycle and social and political history of Sen̓áḵw and the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) people connected to this history.

When: July 13, 2019
Time: 11:30 am to 2 pm
Where: Pause Pavilion – 1600 Whyte Ave (near Bard on the Beach Parking lot, Kitsilano), Vancouver
Tickets: Online

SoulCycle YLTN 2 year Souliversary

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SoulCycle Yaletown

What: For its two-year Souliversary, the studio is pulling all the stops to celebrate its incredible Soul community. On July 13 and 14, riders will be treated to all-day parties featuring juices from Body Energy Club, a special ride with DJ Icy Touch, and a braid bar by Suki’s Hair Salon. Whether you’re a fan of Tori’s upbeat classes, Daniela’s gruelling SoulSurvivors, Tia turning it up on the bike, or Fraser’s fabulous workouts, this weekend will definitely have everyone partying it up and tapping it back.

When: July 13 and 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: SoulCycle YLTN — 128 Mainland Street, Vancouver
Book your bikes: On the studio’s website, the SoulCycle app, or by visiting the studio.

Hari Kondabolu

What: Hari Kondabolu is a comedian, writer and podcaster based in Brooklyn, NY. His Netflix special “Warn Your Relatives” was released in 2018 and he was named one of Variety’s Top 10 Comics To Watch. Hari has performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, John Oliver’s NY Stand-Up Show, @Midnight & has his own half-hour special on Comedy Central. He is also a former writer & correspondent on the Chris Rock produced FX TV show “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.” Part of Indian Summer Festival.

When: July 13, 2019
Time: 9 to 10:30 pm
Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Eastside Flea

What: Eastside Flea is a modern-day outdoor flea market that takes place monthly in Vancouver in the summer, as well as indoor events year-round Each event hosts over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade independent maker wares to vintage clothing, collectibles, plants, artisan eats and more. You’ll also find food trucks, outdoor bar, live entertainment, and more.

When: July 12 and 13, August 9 and 10, 2019
Time: 5 to 10 pm (Friday), 11 am to 5 pm (Saturday)
Location: Eastside Studios – 550 Malkin Ave, Vancouver
Admission: $3, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Surrey Latin Festival

What: Surrey Latin Festival is the place where you will enjoy the Latin culture – its food, dance, folklore, music and performance – in the company of family and friends. Both days will be filled with amazing talent on the main stage for the whole family. Eat to your heart’s content by experiencing the yummy creations from the Latin food vendors and finish it off by visiting the little beer garden. There will be lots of great purchases to be made at the booths offering products.

When: July 13 and 14, 2019
Time: 11 am to 11 pm (Saturday), 11 am to 10 pm (Sunday)
Where: Surrey Civic Plaza – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

Babes + Beats on the Shore 2019

What: Babes + Beats on the Shore is back for its second year to pamper you with healthy refreshers, a chic fitness boutique, and booty-popping beats on Cates Deck at Lonsdale Quay. Hang with the girls and treat yourself with mocktails from RISE Kombucha, vitamin B12 shots from Fig Facial, refreshments from Flow Water, Its to Die For, and Woash Wellness, and rejuvenate with Saje as you get your sweat on overlooking the gorgeous views of Downtown Vancouver.

When: July 13, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Cates Deck at Lonsdale Quay — Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver
Tickets: $79 — available online

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