10 things to do in Vancouver today: Sunday, July 28

Jul 2 2019, 2:13 am

The fun doesn’t slow down just because it’s Sunday! Check out these 10 things to do in Vancouver today, July 28, including Norah Jones, Richmond Maritime Festival, and more.

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

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Brewery & The Beast Vancouver 2019

What: This one of a kind, ultra-meaty outdoor culinary experience features chefs cooking up locally-sourced products and ingredients, and aims to educate guests about becoming a conscientious consumer and buying local – all while filling their stomachs with a ton of high-quality grub. Local and regional farms provide the highest quality meats which are made into pig roasts, sausages, smoked meats, classic BBQ, and more.

Attendees get a personal wooden board complete with a cup holder for their beer along with a hand/face cloth to use in between chowing down on dozens of local purveyors, restaurants, and cafe’s creations. With events in Vancouver, Victoria, and Calgary, Brewery & The Beast provides funding to a variety of different community organizations like SAITthe Island Chefs Collaborative, and the Hawksworth Young Chef Scholarship Program.

When: July 28, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Concord Pacific Lot – 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
Price: $110; buy online

SOULCycle Charity Pride Ride


What: SOULCycle is already known for taking indoor cycling to the next level with their high energy, party-like atmosphere. When you add a real DJ into the mix, you’d be mistaking the studio for a nightclub. Check out the SOULCycle Charity Pride Ride on July 28th, hosted by the fabulous Venus at their Yaletown studio. Instructor Fraser Barke’s 45-minute workout will light a fire in your legs as you cycle to beats dropped by DJ Carolina Campos. They are also raising money and awareness for Positive Living BC, a non-profit that supports people living with HIV/AIDS.

In addition, SOULCycle Yaletown has four Pride-themed rides during Pride week. Check the schedule here for more information.

When: July 28, 2019
Time: 2:30 PM
Where: SOULCycle Yaletown, 1128 Mainland St, Vancouver
Admission: $45 + fees

Norah Jones

What: Nine-time Grammy winner Norah Jones performs live at the Orpheum with special guests.

When: July 28, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Windsinger

What: Head to Town Centre Park for a whimsical outdoor performance of The Windsinger, a family-friendly adaptation of Shakespeare’s adventurous play, The Tempest.

When: Now to July 28, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Town Centre Park – 1299 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
Admission: Free

Richmond Maritime Festival

What: Celebrate all things waterfront at this popular two-day event at Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site. From wooden boats to model boats, water safety to sea creatures, local lore to fishing history, the festival invites visitors to explore a spectacular heritage site and enjoy music, games, interactive exhibits, roving performers, food, and much more.

When: Now until July 28, 2019
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Britannia Shipyards – 5180 Westwater Dr, Richmond
Admission: Free

Snack ‘N Snap 2019 at Metropolis at Metrotown

What: Snack ‘N Snap is an exhibit featuring tons of food and huge displays of sweets and snacks at Metropolis at Metrotown Grand Court from July 11 to 28 this summer. Take a break from shopping to admire, Snapchat, Instagram, and drool over the ginormous food displays that will be there like a giant pink donut, ten-foot lollipop tree, cupcake house, eight-foot pretzel, and huge melting popsicles.

There will be free samples from sweet and savoury food retailers, pop-up treat carts, and ‘Workshop Wednesdays’ to make DIY your own treats. Then try your hand at the Guess The Jellybeans contest. Put in your estimate of how many jellybeans are in their display case and you could win a $1,000 shopping spree.

When: Now until July 28, 2019
Time: Mall Hours
Where: Metropolis at Metrotown Grand Court – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Admission: Free

#PourandPose presented by Chelsea Keenan Yoga + The Settlement Building

What: Pour and Pose is a fun session of yoga and craft beer and BC VQA wine to raise funds for WISH, a community organization whose mission is to improve the health, safety and well-being of women who are involved in Vancouver’s street-based sex trade. The one hour yoga class is led by Chelsea Keenan, and includes choice of Postmark beer or BC VQA wine.

When: July 28, 2019
Time: 11 am, 1 pm
Where: Settlement Building – 397 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $22

Robson Square Salsa 2019

What: Whether you’re a beginner or Salsa pro, these afternoons will definitely spice up your summer. 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

Celebrities Pride Summer of Love

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What: Celebrities is hosting a variety of events throughout Pride season, including a Drag Carnival starring Amanda Lepore, a late-night party featuring Naomi Smalls, Rocky Horror, Grease, and a Motown party, just to name a few.

When: July 28 to August 4, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Celebrities Nightclub
Tickets: Online

Caribbean Days

What: During the last weekend of July each year, the Trinidad & Tobago Cultural Society of BC presents the Caribbean Days Festival. The north side of Waterfront Park has a food concession area and a large beverage garden. Enjoy spicy Caribbean food as well as other international fare, then relax with an ice-cold drink in the hot sun. On the south side, there is an outdoor music festival. Dancers and other performers entertain while bands play Reggae, Calypso, Latin and other international sounds to a large crowd. There is a Family Zone with face painting, a children’s playground and other activities.

When: Now until July 28, 2019
Time: 11 am to 7 pm. Parade in the Park on Saturday starts at 10:30 am
Where: Waterfront Park, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

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