7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, August 23

Aug 4 2018, 5:31 pm

So much to do, so little time! Get your Thursday rolling with these seven things to do in Vancouver today, August 23. Le Diner en Blanc, Black Panther, and more.

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

Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place – Black Panther

  • What: Each week at dusk, a large inflatable screen will pop up, creating the perfect environment to take in a flick under the stars, all with the North Shore mountains in the background. Enjoy the screening of Black Panther, and keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event so neither smoking nor alcohol are permitted.
  • When: Thursday, August 23, 2018
  • Start time: Dusk
  • Where: North Point of Canada Place
  • Admission: Free


  • What: Feel the ground shake with Herobust (Mad Decent) as he brings his unique blend of underground hip-hop aesthetics with bass-heavy dancefloor beats to VENUE.
  • When: Thursday, August 23, 2018
  • Time: Doors 10 pm
  • Where: VENUE – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$30

Vancouver Job Fair

  • What: Meet face to face with recruiters, HR Managers and Hiring Companies from the Vancouver Area and across Ontario.
  • When: Thursday, August 23, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Registration: Online, Free

Le Dîner en Blanc Vancouver 2018

Diner En Blanc Vancouver 2018 contest

Photo courtesy The Social Concierge

Fair at the PNE 2018 Concerts

  • What: PNE Fairgoers will enjoy sensational performances this year including Pop, Rock, Country, and R&B as well as throwback 80s and 90s concerts. The Summer Night Concerts will run every evening that the Fair is open, starting on Saturday, August 18 in the PNE Amphitheatre.
  • When: Now to Monday, September 3, 2018 (closed August 27)
  • Time: Nightly at 8:30 pm
  • Where: The Fair at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Each concert is free with gate admission to the fairgrounds. However, music fans looking for a more optimal viewing experience of the concerts can acquire reserved seats starting at $20.

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite

Ben Harper

Ben Harper and Charles Musselwhite (A.PAES / Shutterstock)

  • What: Known for his eclectic mix of soul, folk rock music, guitarist skills, activism and unique vocals, Ben Harper will be playing the Orpheum with Charlie Musselwhite. The show is part of Harper’s latest tour as he and Musselwhite hit the road to promote their new collaboration album, No Mercy in This Land.
  • When: Thursday, August 23, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6:30 pm, Show 7:30 pm
  • Where: The Orpheum – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $35 to $75, available online

Movies at Civic Square – Cars

  • What: Bring a blanket, find a spot on the lawn and enjoy Cars on the big screen at Burnaby’s Civic Square.
  • When: Thursday, August 23, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 pm
  • Where: Bob Prittie Library – Metrotown Branch at Kingsborough and MacKay
  • Admission: Free
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