10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, August 11

Aug 9 2019, 5:00 am

Sunday fun days are here again! Here are 10 great events to check out in Vancouver today, August 11. Family FUSE Weekend, New West Cultural Crawl, and more.

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

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Family FUSE Weekend at Vancouver Art Gallery

Family FUSE Week/Vancouver Art Gallery

What: Vancouver Art Gallery is offering a variety of inspiring activities during Family FUSE Weekend. Try your hand at collage and sculpture, then break out your best moves during hip-hop dance and sound exploration. Participants will begin thinking like an artist while exploring the artworks of the Gallery’s current exhibitions.

When: Now to August 11, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery — 750 Hornby Street
Admission: Free for members and kids 12 and under when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Tickets available via Vancouver Art Gallery

Forest Therapy Walk at VanDusen Botanical Garden

What: ​Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide Ken Ouendag will lead a meditative and gentle walk through VanDusen Botanical Garden. Learn the basics of Forest Bathing, inspired by the Japanese tradition of Shinrin-Yoku. Health benefits including stress reduction, improved wellbeing, and boosted energy.

When: August 11, 2019
Time: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver. Meet at the Visitors Centre and enter the Garden as a group.
Register: Online. $18 members, $20 non-members

New West Cultural Crawl

What: Now in its 16th year, the New West Cultural Crawl brings together members of the community to participate in a free two-day arts and cultural festival showcasing New West’s creative talent. The Crawl showcased over 150 artists, with 4000 visitors, at 32 venues across New Westminster in 2018.

When: Now to August 11, 2019
Time11 am to 5 pm
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free

The Wrong Show: Comedy BROADville

What: A night of sketch, musical, physical and stand-up comedy with weed diva/comedian Watermelon, superstar celebrity impersonator Bonnie Kilroe, celebrated cabaret queen Burgundy Brixx and east-Van icon Sandra Sanders, along with Shaboobie Boobarella and Velvet Steele.

When: August 11, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Sade Awele

What: Vancouver singer-songwriter Sade Awele has a repertoire that spans afro-soul and conscious alternative R&B to neo-soul and contemporary r&b. Featuring special guests Marcus Carey, Photo Ops and Young Friend. 19+.

When: August 11, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm
Where: Railway Stage & Beer Café – 579 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Ubuntu Canteen Hosts Sunday Supper Series at Zaklan Heritage Farm

The Ubuntu Canteen team will head out on the road August 11 as Chef/Owner David Gunawan joins forces with fellow locavore-minded Chef Kaylie Barfield (formerly of Vancouver’s Nuba Restaurant Group, currently of Portland, OR’s Tusk restaurant) to co-host an on-the-road edition of its popular Sunday Supper Series at Zaklan Heritage Farm in Surrey.

When: August 11, 2019
Time: 5:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Ubuntu Canteen – 4194 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Tickets: $125; buy online

Ladner Village Market

What: The Ladner Village Market takes over the heart of Ladner Village on select Sundays in the summertime. The market features live music, many vendors, and more to see, do and eat.

When: August 11 and August 25; September 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 5028 48th Avenue (between Delta and Elliott Streets) in Ladner Village
Admission: Free

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.

Sunday Seafood Boil Series at Boulevard

What: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar will officially be hosting its popular series of summer seafood boils for 2019. This epic feast is enjoyed outside at a communal table, and features fresh-caught lobster, jumbo prawns, clams, mussels, and Dungeness crab.

When: Sundays from now until August 25, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – 845 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Price: $68; buy online

The Morning AFTER Hip-Hop Brunch: The 3 Year Anniversary

What: Each $30 ticket includes three mimosas and from brunch item (from 12:30 to 2 pm) along with entry into the afternoon Hip-Hop Brunch mix down till 6:30 pm.

When: August 11, 2019
Time: 12 to 6:30 pm
Where: The Charles Bar – 136 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Price: $10-$30; buy online