7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, August 28

Aug 28 2017, 5:46 am

The last Monday of August is here! Get your week going with our list of seven fun events happening around Vancouver. From Creekside Summer Fest to Blues & BBQ, there’s an event for everyone!

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

Creekside Summer Fest 

  • What: Featuring live entertainment, Portobello West Artisan Market, Dog Taxi Daycare & Boarding’s furry outdoor living room, a Family Bike Zone including Free Bicycle Valet, interactive art stations, food trucks, and an outdoor screening of The Secret Life of Pets.
  • When: August 28
  • Time: 5 to 11 pm
  • Where: Olympic Village Square – 1650 Manitoba Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Zumba at Canada Place

  • What: Zumba at Canada Place is a fun, free event hosted on the beautiful North Point of Canada Place. Instructors from Zumba Vancouver will teach classes and provide participants the opportunity to practice Zumba in one of Vancouver’s most stunning locations. No dance experience or partner is needed for this fun fitness class.
  • When: August 28
  • Time: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Where: North Point, Canada Place
  • Cost: Free

Stacked Comedy

  • What: Stacked Comedy is a weekly Monday night Stand Up Comedy showcase in the heart of Kitsilano. It features a rotating cast of top Vancouver comedians as well touring headliners from across the US and Canada.
  • When: Every Monday
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: Yagger’s Kitsilano – 2884 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $5

OH! Finale

Changing lights at Science World using OH! (Tangible Interactive)

  • What: OH! is an interactive installation that lets you affect Vancouver’s night skyline with your very own hands. As you move around our small model of Science World, you can alter the lights on the iconic building in real time. OH! will be set up on the sea wall in Olympic Village for anyone to come try out. We’ll be on-site to show people how it works and also to explain how we created it.
  • When: August 28
  • Time: 9-11 pm
  • Where: 1 Athlete’s Way, Olympic Village
  • Price: Free

An Evening with Louise Penny

  • What: Join No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Louise Penny in conversation, as she breaks conventions of the crime novel to explore what Gandhi called ‘the court of conscience.’ Hear about her latest instalment in her award-winning Gamache Series, her fascinating career and why she left her CBC post to write her first novel.
  • When: August 28
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church – 1022 Nelson St, Vancouver
  • TicketsOnline, $28. Under 30s pay $17

Quizplace Trivia – Back to School Special

  • What: Test your brain power every Monday night with free Quizplace trivia at Displace Hashery. Each week features new surprises, a-ha moments, and special draws from the famous Bag of Crap. Call up your friends to take on the Back to School bonus questions.
  • When: Every Monday
  • Time: 9 pm in the Summer, 8 pm in the Fall and Winter
  • Where: Displace Hashery – 3293 West 4th Ave Vancouver,
  • Price: Free

Blues and BBQ

Summer view of Grouse Mountain and the Metro Vancouver region from a ski lift.

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