7 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, July 28

Jul 24 2017, 10:40 pm

Friday is here and we’re ready to party! Get it started with our seven things to do around Vancouver today, including Ed Sheeran, Vancouver Canadians, and more.

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

Ed Sheeran

  • What: The hugely popular 26-year-old British singer-songwriter is touring North America and he’s making a stop in Vancouver this summer to… sing!
  • When: July 28
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm/ Show at 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $46.50-$116.50

CanWest Games

  • What: With over 550 athletes competing for $18,000 in cash prizes and swag from Virus Athletics, the CanWest Games is the largest Fitness Competition in Western Canada. The events will be challenging and exciting to watch. Ranging from big Olympic Lifts to inspiring feats of speed, strength, endurance, and power.
  • When: July 28 to 30
  • Time: 9 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Percy Perry Stadium – 1290 Pipeline Road, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, $18.50

WORLD WAVE at Fortune Sound Club

  • What: A night of beats, bass, and rhythms from around the world in the downstairs Project Space of Fortune Sound Club. Featuring OGA Rossco & OWABOWA spinning the best of Afrobeats,  Dancehall Reggaeton Grime and more.
  • When: July 28
  • Time: 10 pm to 2 am
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $15

Chase Rice

  • What: A former linebacker and a one-time NASCAR pit crew member, Chase Rice’s entry into country music was no wild card and his relentless touring has earned him an impressive following of country music fans.
  • When: July 28
  • Time: Doors 8 pm / Show 9 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $45

Mayor’s Summertime Celebration

  • What: Time to celebrate with Port Moody Mayor Mike Clay. Enjoy a BBQ, ride down the 20’ ft slide, balloon animals, face painting, and freezies for all.
  • When: July 28
  • Time: 1 to 8 pm
  • Where: Behind the Civic Complex – 300 Ioco Road, Port Moody
  • Cost: Free

Current: A Pacific Northwest Feminist Electronic Art Symposium

  • What: CURRENT is a multidisciplinary, intersectional, music and electronic art symposium working with women and non-binary artists in Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest. The first iteration of the project will be a 3-day, music and arts showcase featuring events, panels, youth mentorships, and workshops.
  • When: July 28 to 30
  • Where: VAL Villa – 494 Railway Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$55

Vancouver Canadians versus Tri-City Dust Devils

Vancouver Canadians baseball

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  • What: Get your peanuts and cracker jack and catch the Vancouver Canadians versus Tri-City Dust Devils at Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium. The three-game homestand starts on July 28, and includes a fireworks extravaganza on Saturday and A&W Family Fun and Photoball Giveaway on Sunday.
  • Where: Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario St, Vancouver
  • When: July 28 to 30
  • Time: 7:05 pm (July 28 and 29), 1:05 pm (July 30)
  • Tickets: Online

The Drum is Calling Festival

  • What: The indigenous-themed Drum is Calling Festival in downtown Vancouver is the centrepiece to the City’s Canada 150+ activities. Concerts, food trucks, exhibitions, and more.
  • Where: Larwill Park, Playhouse Theatre, Vancouver Public Library Atrium, Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby, and QET Plaza
  • When: July 22 to 30, 1 -10 pm
  • Tickets: Free
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