7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, August 21

Aug 21 2017, 2:06 am

Start your new week with one (or two or three) of seven fun events happening in Vancouver this Monday, August 21. Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties, OneRepublic, and more to enjoy.

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

Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties

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  • What: Science World, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, and UBC’s Physics and Astronomy Department are hosting special viewing events for the celestial phenomenon. The partial eclipse will become visible for Vancouver at 9:09 am, reach its maximum totality at 10:21 am, and be gone at 11:37 am.
  • When: August 21
  • Time: 9 am to 5 pm (Science World), 8:45 am to 12 pm (H.R. MacMillan Space Centre), 9:30 to 11:30 am (UBC)
  • Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec Street, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre – 1100 Chestnut Street, UBC – Plaza area between the AMS Nest (6133 University Blvd) and the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre (6163 University Blvd)
  • Info: Online
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An Evening with Kamal Al-Solaylee

  • What: In this talk, award-winning author, journalist and university professor Kamal Al-Solaylee will touch on stories and research from his two nonfiction books, Intolerable: A Memoir of Extremes and Brown: What Being Brown in the World Today Means (to Everyone).
  • When: August 21
  • Time: 5 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: St. Regis Bar & Grill – 608 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

The Ghost Line Book Launch

  • What: An evening to celebrate the launch of The Ghost Line, the debut novella by Andrew Neil Gray and J.S. Herbison. Book sales and signing, minimal speeches, maybe even a cake!
  • When: August 21
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Cottage Bistro – 4468 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Yin Yoga in the Garden

  • What: Enjoy yoga, under the trees. Yin yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that is suitable for beginners or students seeking a slower, more meditative practice. Bring a yoga mat, any props you may like to use, and extra layers for cooler weather. In case of rain, class will take place indoors. Meet in the Visitor Centre Entrance Hall 10 minutes early.
  • When: August 21
  • Time: 10:15 AM
  • Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • Cost: $18 member, $20 non-member

A Game Of You

  • What: A Game Of You is an immersive theatre concept making its Canadian premiere at Harbour Centre. Features surprises, secrets, twists and memorable moments.
  • When: Now to September 15
  • Time: Various Times
  • Where: Harbour Centre – 555 West Hastings, Vancouver
  • Tickers: Online, $29 – $39



OneRepublic/Live Nation

  • What: Start “Counting Stars” and get ready for the “Good Life”. Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated quintet OneRepublic will stop in Vancouver during their latest tour.
  • When: August 21
  • Time: Doors at 6 pm / Show at 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $25-$145

Blues & BBQ at the Rusty Rail

  • What: Take in the smoky barbeque and the groove of live blues by Murray Porter, all while enjoying the spectacular sunset views and a chill vibe.
  • When: August 21
  • Time: 5 pm
  • Where: Rusty Rail BBQ and Grill, Grouse Mountain
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