7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, July 18

Jul 2 2019, 1:32 am

The week is just soaring by, and Thursday is here already! Fill your schedule with Bard on the Beach, Dance In Transit, and these seven events happening in Vancouver today, July 18.

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

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Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place – Crazy Rich Asians

What: During Waterfront Cinema on July 18, a large inflatable screen will pop up to show Crazy Rich Asians, 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: July 18, 2019
Time: Dusk
Where: North Point of Canada Place
Admission: Free

Reception – Patterns – Inhabit – Figurative Body, Literal Mind

What: The Port Moody Arts Centre welcomes three new exhibitions to the gallery: Patterns, a group exhibition by the Garibaldi Art Club; Inhabit by Kwi AM Choi Scholarship Recipient Emilie Nunez; and Figurative Body, Literal Mind by Aimee Risby, another Kwi Am Choi Scholarship Recipient. Artists will be in attendance and refreshments will be served.

When: July 18, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Vancouver Quidditch League – Summer Quidditch

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

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

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: July 18, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Bard on the Beach

Bard on the Beach

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What: Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the festival offers Shakespeare’s plays, related dramas, and several special events on the BMO Mainstage and the Howard Family Stage from June through September. The lineup this year includes The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare in Love, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Coriolanus.

When: Now to Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vanier Park – 1695 Whyte Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Dance In Transit: Andy Livingstone Park

What: Join Dance In Transit for this new Vancouver Parks Board activation in Andy Livingstone Park in the heart of Chinatown. There will be music and dancing to tunes from DJ MiXXX, and Juliana Oliveira will lead ZUMBA.

When: July 18, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Andy Livingstone Park – 89 Expo Boulevard, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Tess Liem and Guests at Massy Books

What: An evening of poetry with Tess Liem and guests Brandi Bird, David Ly, and Shazia Hafiz-Ramji. Tess Liem is a queer writer living in Montreal, Tiotia:ke, the traditional territory of the Mohawk nation. She is the author of the chapbook Tell everybody I say hi (Anstruther 2017) and her writing has appeared in Plenitude, Room Magazine, PRISM, Best Canadian Poetry 2018 and elsewhere. Her essay “Rice Cracker” won the Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize in 2015.

When: July 18, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Massy Books – 229 E. Georgia St., Vancouver
Admission: Free

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