10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, August 25

Aug 23 2019, 12:00 pm

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TOMS Warehouse Sale, Unibrow Arts Festival, and more. We’ve got your Sunday schedule covered with our list of 10 things to do in Vancouver for today, August 25.

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TOMS Warehouse Sale 2019


What: The TOMS warehouse sale is back, and now it’s even bigger and better than in previous years. With over 30,000 pairs of TOMS shoes to choose from, there’s something for everyone —including men, women, youth, and babies. Some of the styles you’ll find at the four-day event include classic TOMS, as well as espadrilles, wedges, laced shoes, slip-on shoes, low boots, and sandals in all sizes. You’ll also be able to take advantage of door-crasher prices for TOMS sunglasses, at only $19.99.

When: Now to August 25, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Richmond Olympic Oval – 6111 River Road, Richmond
Admission: Free

Robson Square Salsa 2019

What: Enjoy a free dance lesson taught by some of Vancouver’s best salsa instructors. Following the lessons, there is a dance show that features some of Vancouver’s most talented dancers. Plus there is social dancing throughout the afternoon.

When: Every Sunday until August 25, 2019
Time: Lesson starts at 3 pm. Dance show starts at 5 pm
Where: Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free, donations accepted

Friendship Festival

What: Multicultural Russian Speaking Association of BC hosts its fourth annual Friendship Festival, with live entertainment, national food, arts, traditional costumes, children activities and more.

When: August 25, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Perez Center – 6184 Ash Street, Vancouver
Tickets: 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 25; September 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 5028 48th Avenue (between Delta and Elliott Streets) in Ladner Village
Admission: Free

Crave the Heights

What: Crave the Heights, presented by the Heights Merchants Association, is bringing tantalizing food and live entertainment back to Burnaby for another year. The neighbourhood dining showcase features restaurants on the Heights offering affordable set menus, new and unique menu items, happy hour bites, and plenty of drink deals and discounts.

When: Now to August 25, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various restaurants across Burnaby Heights
Cost: Prices vary by restaurant

WBSC Softball Americas Qualifier for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020

What: Eleven teams from North, Central, and South America will participate in the tournament, with the top three National Teams in each group advancing to a Super Round. The top two National Teams in the tournament final standings will gain a spot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

When: August 25 to September 1, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Softball City – 2201 148 St, Surrey
Tickets: Online

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

Deep into Darkness

What: Third Wheel Production’s Deep into Darkness invites you into the mind of Edgar Allan Poe as “he desperately searches for his lost love in this tragic dream within a dream,” experiencing poems like Tell-Tale Heart and The Raven. Explore over 20 rooms and three floors as you touch objects, rifle through drawers, and read through papers, unravelling “the mystery of [Edgar Allan Poe’s] chaotic descent into madness” at The Cultch. Attendees should dress comfortably and be prepared to walk/stand for the entirety of the show. The show is 18+ due to adult themes involving nudity and violence.

When: Now to August 25, 2019
Time: Doors 7:15 pm, show 8 pm
Where: The Cultch — 1895 Venables St, Vancouver
Tickets: Early bird price $65, regular price $75, and at-door price $85

Unibrow Arts Festival 2019

What: Vancouver’s first comedy and zine fest, Unibrow Arts Festival is a showcase of the city’s comedy and DIY art publishing scenes. Enjoy comedy shows, screenings, artist talks, and more until August 25 in various venues around Mount Pleasant.

When: Now until August 25, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Cascadia 2019: Opening Night Dancefilms Screening & Panel

What: Dancinema presents the fourth annual Cascadia Dance & Cinema Festival, with workshops, screenings, and forums. The festival kicks off on August 25 at Vancity Theatre with an evening of dance films, prize draws, filmmakers Q&A, and more.

When: August 25, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm
Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver, British
Tickets: Online

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