7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, August 29

Aug 29 2019, 5:00 am

One more day until the long weekend! Pass the time with these seven events happening in Vancouver Today, Thursday, August 29. Gastown Thursday Nights, WBSC Softball Americas Qualifier, and more.

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

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Gastown Thursday Nights

Gastown Thursday Nights/Gastown BIA

What: The new Gastown Thursday Nights (GTN) series is bringing a revolving cast of art installations, in-store-events, shopping, and dining discounts to Vancouver’s most historic neighbourhood. Starting at 5 pm on the last Thursday night of each summer month, participating Gastown stores will be filled with a ton of fantastic and free surprises including a live art creation, pop-up tattoo artist, belly dancer, Thai dance class, kissing booth, boot toss, Dj’s, musicians, beverages, food, and more. The fun and hot deals will run until around 9 pm, but make sure to come early.

When: August 29, 2019
Time: Starting at 5 pm (extended hours for participating retail stores)
Where: Gastown, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Lululemon Pier Yoga Series at Burrard Dry Docks

What: Lululemon’s popular Summer Yoga Series is returning to Vancouver for another summer. Participants of any age or skill level will be able to take part in their classes every Thursday at 6:30 at Burrard Dry Docks in North Vancouver.

When: Thursdays until August 29, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Burrard Dry Docks, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

Bike the Dyke

What: What better way to end summer than by enjoying the breathtaking waterfront trails along the Fraser River? Bike the Dyke—a signature BC experience on Richmond’s Dyke Trails—provides the perfect opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts of any skill level to uncover a truly authentic, pacific experience. Along the way, bikers will discover several of Richmond’s most celebrated attractions (including Richmond Olympic Oval, Garry Point Park and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site), plus dozens of food and beverage options to taste in the picturesque Steveston Village.

When: Anytime from now until the end of September
Time: Biking one direction with no breaks takes anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. However, making stops along the way to make it a full day experience is recommended
WhereBike the Dyke starts about 150 meters west of the Aberdeen Canada Line Station. You can park nearby, bring your own bike along the Canada Line, or rent from one of many U-bicycle stations.
Admission: Free

Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

What: During Waterfront Cinema on August 29, a large inflatable screen will pop up to screen Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, 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 29, 2019
Time: Dusk
Where: North Point of Canada Place
Admission: Free

Vancouver Whitecaps FC eMLS – eSports International Friendly

What: Vancouver Whitecaps FC eMLS player Skill Shack faces off with reigning 2019 FIFA eWorld Cup champion MoAuba and teammate MegaBit of German club Werder Bremen in an eSports International Friendly. Fans will have the opportunity to challenge Skill Shack, MoAuba, and MegaBit.

When: August 29, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: The Gaming Stadium – 4211 No. 3 Road, Richmond
Admission: Free, no registration required

Reframed: Painting and Collage by Tiko Kerr

What: Reframed features new work by Tiko Kerr. Throughout his more than 30-year-long career, Kerr has explored the concept of perception through painting. His most recent works continue along this line of inquiry while drawing on images from art history and popular culture to explore the contemporary moment of widespread unrest and trauma.

When: Wednesdays to Saturdays until August 30, 2019 (closed Saturdays of holiday weekends)
Times: 12 to 5 pm
Where: Gordon Smith Gallery – 2121 Lonsdale, North Vancouver
Admission: By donation, suggested $5

WBSC Softball Americas Qualifier for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020

What: Fresh off winning a Silver Medal at the Pan Am Games, the Canadian Women’s National Softball Team is looking to clinch one of two available berths for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Eleven teams from North, Central, and South America will participate in the tournament, with the top three National Teams in each group advancing to a Super Round. The top two National Teams in the tournament final standings will gain a spot for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

When: Now until September 1, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Softball City – 2201 148 St, Surrey
Tickets: Online