7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, August 15

Aug 15 2019, 5:00 am

Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Science World After Dark, and more. Here are seven fun things to do in Vancouver today, Thursday, August 15.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

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Vancouver Queer Film Festival

What: Starting in 1988, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival is Western Canada’s largest queer arts event. The Festival contextualizes and celebrates queer lives and experiences, and prioritizes diverse identities including narratives from trans people, queer people of colour, and Indigenous people. Enjoy films from British Columbian filmmakers as well as Canadian and international directors and storytellers.

When: Thursday, August 15 to Sunday, August 25, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Venues across Vancouver
More Info: Online

The Bomb Shelter Open Mic

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What: Stand-up comics and other comedic artists are invited to test their material at The Bomb Shelter Open Mic every Thursday. Featuring a variety of hosts and produced by Rawsome Comedy at the new Caveman Cafe.

When: Every Thursday
Time: Sign-up at 6:30 pm, show from 7:30 to 10 pm
Where: Keto Caveman Cafe – 605 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Science World After Dark

What: Science World After Dark features all of your favourite activities just for adults. Watch a film on the world’s largest dome OMNIMAX screen, explore six permanent galleries, discover what’s new in the Feature Gallery, and wet your whistle with a cold beer or glass of wine. Then grab your favourite childhood dinner in Triple O’s and experience exciting live science shows at Centre Stage.

When: August 15, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place – How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

What: During Waterfront Cinema on August 15, a large inflatable screen will pop up to screen How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, creating the perfect environment to take in a flick under the stars, all with the North Shore mountains in the background. To give your night two thumbs up, do yourself a favour and bring a lawn chair (or you’ll be sitting on the hard ground) and jackets and/or blankets (it gets cold). And keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event so neither smoking nor alcohol are permitted.

When: August 15, 2019
Time: Dusk
Where: North Point of Canada Place
Admission: Free

Rock Ambleside Park 

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What: Rock Ambleside Park 2019 features Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Honeymoon Suite, Quiet Riot, Blue Oyster Cult, Pat Travers, The Romantics, The Headpins, Streetheart, SAGA, Sass Jordan and David Wilcox. The artists have a combined 24 platinum records, 15 gold records and 12 Juno Awards.

When: August 15 to 18, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Ambleside Park, West Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Dirty Little Secrets

What: Watch a cast of Vancouver and New York improvisers explore the audience’s anonymous secrets at Columbia Theatre in New Westminster. Everyone must share a true secret to enter.

When: August 15, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm., show 8 pm
Where: The Columbia Theatre – 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Tickets: Online, $10

Our Town by Thornton Wilder

What: Pulitzer prize-winning drama Our Town by Thornton Wilder tells the tale of Grover’s Corners, a fictional small town set between 1901 and 1913, and the everyday lives of the townspeople. This is Peninsula Productions’s inaugural show in our beautiful new black box theatre.

When: August 15 to 18, August 21 to 24, 2019
Time: 8 pm and 2 pm matinees on select dates
Where: Peninsula Productions Black Box Theatre – 14600 North Bluff Road, White Rock
Tickets: Online