7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, August 22

Aug 22 2019, 5:00 am

Concerts, outdoor movies, comedy and more! Here are seven fun things to do in Vancouver on Thursday, August 22.

Have a great day!

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What: Vancouver alt-rockers Moist are reuniting and going on tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their breakthrough album, Silver.

When: August 22, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8:30 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place – Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

What: During Waterfront Cinema on August 22, a large inflatable screen will pop up to screen Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, 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 22, 2019
Time: Dusk
Where: North Point of Canada Place
Admission: Free

Vancouver Quidditch League – Summer Quidditch

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What: Your chance to catch the golden snitch with Vancouver Quidditch League. All skills levels are welcome, beginner to veteran. Participation is by donation.

When: Every Thursday until August 22
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: John Hendry Park (North West Corner), Vancouver
Admission: By donation

Unibrow Arts Festival 2019

What: Vancouver’s first comedy and zine fest, Unibrow Arts Festival is a showcase of the city’s comedy and DIY art publishing scenes. Enjoy comedy shows, screenings, artist talks, and more from August 22 to 25 in various venues around Mount Pleasant.

When: August 22 until August 25, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Summer Fun in the Park

What: Vancouver Park Board presents Summer Fun at Andy Livingstone Park. Talk part in free crafts such as painting and chalk murals, as well as mini sports, games, and music.

When: Tuesdays to Thursdays until August 30, 2019
Time: 12 to 2:30 pm
Where: Andy Livingstone Park – 89 Expo Boulevard, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Night Court: An Evening at Vancouver Police Museum

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The Vancouver Police Museum/Westcoast Sightseeing

What: Explore The Vancouver Police museum after hours at their Night Court event. Discover Vancouver’s historic morgue and autopsy suite while enjoying a drink from the beer and wine bar. Then take a True Crime tour at 7:15 and 8:15 pm, and learn about the most infamous murders investigated in the building.

When: August 22, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Vancouver Police Museum & Archives – 240 E. Cordova Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $25 and includes one drink

Vancouver Wooden Boat Festival

What: Builders from throughout the Lower Mainland provide workshops and showcase demos on the craft of wooden boat building. Enjoy the paddle build challenge, canoe building demo, Children’s Boat Building Adventure Festival, and more. Plus there will be an entertainment stage behind the marketplace on Granville Island.

When: August 22 to August 25, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Granville Island, Vancouver
Admission: Free