7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, August 9

Aug 2 2018, 12:18 am

One more day to the weekend! Get there with these seven great events happening in Vancouver today, Thursday, August 9. Dinner on the Pier, BC Lions and more.

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

BC Lions vs Edmonton Eskimos

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  • What: The BC Lions take on the Edmonton Eskimos in CFL action at BC Place.
  • When: Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

  • 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. Swing into adventure with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event so neither smoking nor alcohol are permitted.
  • When: Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Start time: Dusk
  • Where: North Point of Canada Place
  • Admission: Free

Growing Global – Exporting Success

  • What: Adopt a world-wide outlook for your business with Small Business BC’s Growing Global meetup series. This series focuses on international trade topics including importing and exporting. Gain practical insights on dealing with foreign markets from professionals and other entrepreneurs that have been through the process to help you achieve your own international business goals.
  • When: Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 7 pm
  • Where: Small Business BC – 54 – 601 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, $10

After Hours at Vancouver Aquarium for Pride Season

  • What:The Aquarium wants you to dress in your finest drag and let loose with your partner and friends while you explore the Aquarium’s many galleries and meet the fiercest animals in the sea. It’s the first time ever for the Aquarium to host live music performances by local drag queen extraordinaire Carlotta Gurl. You’ll also get to learn about the outrageous reproductive strategies of marine creatures during Animal Sex Talks.
  • When: Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 10 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Stanley Park
  • Price: $27 (members), $35 (non-members) Tickets available at vanaqua.org/after-hours

Movies at Civic Square – The Lion King

  • What: Bring a blanket, find a spot on the lawn and enjoy The Lion King on the big screen at Burnaby’s Civic Square.
  • When: Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Time: 8:30 pm
  • Where: Bob Prittie Library – Metrotown Branch at Kingsborough and MacKay
  • Admission: Free

Vancouver Queer Film Festival

  • What: Starting in 1988, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival was founded by a non-profit called Out On Screen.  It’s the largest queer media event in Western Canada and it screens over 75 films each year to an audience of over 14,000.  This year it’s the event’s 30th birthday, so it’s sure to be special.
  • When: Thursday, August 9 to Saturday, August 18, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Venues across Vancouver
  • More Info: Online

Dinner on the Pier

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  • What: Dinner on the Pier celebrates the community of North Vancouver on August 9. Enjoy a beautiful evening of music, amazing food, drinks and sunset dancing with the collaboration and support from local businesses and fundraising for Growing Chefs.
  • When: Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Time:5:30 to 10:30 pm
  • Where: The Pipe Shop Venue – 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
  • Price: $158 – $168; buy online
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