7 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, August 18

Aug 14 2017, 7:31 am

Summer Fridays are made for fun! Get an early start on your weekend with Kitsfest, BC Lions, 2 Chainz and more.

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

UBC Furry Frienday: Petting Zoo Summer 2017

  • What: The one-day petting zoo is part of a mini pop-up carnival-themed event to provide students studying for their summer final exams that week with a way to de-stress. The animals are all rescues from Abbotsford-based Cinemazoo Animal Agency, which takes in barn animals to give them another chance in life within a large and very clean living environment.
  • When: August 18
  • Time: 12 to 2 pm
  • Where: Intersection of Main Mall and Agronomy Road at the UBC Vancouver campus
  • Admission: Free!

Zac Brown Band

  • What: Three-time Grammy award winners and multi-platinum American Country music artists Zac Brown Band are touring their latest album, Welcome Home.
  • When: August 18
  • Time: Doors at 6 pm / Show at 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $43.75-$95.25

Kitsfest Vancouver 2017

  • What: A sporting and healthy living festival by the Canada One Foundation with the goal of strengthening the community and giving back by making upgrades to facilities. Touch football, spinning, a 5 km run, tennis, volleyball, basketball, Zumba, and other activities will be included in the ninth annual festival. The festival will also feature a DJ line-up with Flipout, J Fresh, DJ Dave, and more on the roster to make some noise for attendees.
  • When: August 18 to 20
  • Time: 5 to 8 pm
  • Where: Kitsilano Beach – 1499 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free for fans, but there is a registration fee for teams looking to compete in the tournaments

A Chorus Line – Fighting Change Productions

(Fighting Chance Productions)

  • What: One of the longest running Broadway musicals of all time, A Chorus Line is all about the supporting cast. Featuring recent grads of Vancouver’s theatre programs, the show is a fitting tribute to the nameless dancers that make up a production. Fighting Change Productions rounds out their successful 10th season with this beloved entry about the showbiz industry.
  • When: August 18 to September 2
  • Where: Waterfront Theatre, Granville Island – 1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Vendini; $25-$40

2 Chainz

  • What: 2 Chainz comes to Vancouver on his Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Tour. In the four years since his last solo album, 2 Chainz music and content output has been unstoppable. In 2016 alone he released three critically acclaimed mixtapes, teamed up with hip hop legend Lil Wayne for a mammoth collaboration album, and partnered with GQ Magazine for the third season of his smash web-series “Most Expensivest Sh!t.”
  • When: August 18
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 867 Granville Street,
  • Tickets: Online, $55 + sc

BC Lions versus Calgary Stampeders

(BC Lions)

  • What: Head to BC Place to cheer on the Lions as they face off with the Stampeders.
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver
  • When: August 18 at 4 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $5-$140

RCMP Musical Ride

  • What: Celebrate Canada’s 150th and Burnaby’s 125th birthdays, and see one of Canada’s most recognized icons, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Musical Ride. The evening will be packed with a variety of entertainment that includes performers, activities and displays – perfect for the whole family.
  • When: August 18
  • Time: 5:30 to 9 pm
  • Where: Swangard Stadium – 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $10, children 5 and under free
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