7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, July 19

Jul 11 2018, 5:55 am

Coco at Canada Place, Science World After Dark, and more. Fill your Thursday schedule with our checklist of seven things to do in Vancouver today, July 19!

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

Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place – Coco


Free outdoor movies at Canada Place (Port Metro Vancouver)

  • What: Enjoy Coco on a large inflatable screen 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: Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • Start time: Dusk
  • Where: North Point of Canada Place
  • Admission: Free

Andy Haynes

  • What: Since starting comedy in 2004, Andy has been seen on Jimmy Fallon, Conan, Comedy Central Presents, the Pete Holmes show, Roast Battle, and Another Period. He now lives in LA where he regularly performs at the Comedy Store and writes for television shows.
  • When: Thursday, July 19 to Saturday, July 21, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Comedy MIX – 1015 Burrard St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

From Where We Stand: Artist Talk & Tour

  • What: Join 13 Feet off the Ground Collective for an artist talk and tour of their exhibition From Where We Stand, on display at the Port Moody Arts Centre from July 12 to August 6. 2018. The evening will include a slide show featuring the collective’s mural work in Sicily and also includes a talk and tour through their exhibition of current work produced following the residency in Sicily last fall.
  • When: Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Richmond Chamber of Commerce Annual Summer BBQ Luncheon

  • What: Join the Richmond Chamber of Commerce for their Annual BBQ, poolside at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel. Members and those who are not yet members are invited to celebrate the summer with BBQ, raffle prizes, live music, networking, and more.
  • When: Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • Times: Registration 11:30 am, Luncheon 12 pm to 2 pm
  • Where: Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel – 7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $49-$59 + GST

Coquitlam’s Neighbourhood Nights – Rochester Park

Neighbourhood Nights

Kids playing tug of war (City of Coquitlam/Facebook)

  • What: Get to know your neighbours at this free family event held at various Coquitlam park locations throughout the summer, with kids’ games, family activities, and light refreshments. Be a part of building relationships, promoting neighbourhood safety and creating a sense of community, while getting out to meet your neighbours and having fun.
  • When: Thursday, July 19, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: Rochester Park – 1300 Rochester Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Science World After Dark

  • What: Unleash your inner storyteller at the next Science World After Dark as you discover the science behind animation with the new feature exhibition, The Science Behind Pixar. Professional animators from the Vancouver Film School will also be on hand to guide guests through the process of creating an animated character from scratch, including illustration, movement, personality, and voice.
  • When: Thursday, July 17, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 to 11 pm
  • Where: Science World at TELUS World of Science – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $36

AIBC Architectural Walking Tours

  • What: Through its summer walking tour program, the AIBC offers architectural perspectives of six Vancouver neighbourhoods. For locals and tourists alike, these tours are a unique and engaging way to learn more about the history of Vancouver. Vancouver sites include Chinatown, Gastown, Yaletown, Downtown, West End and Strathcona, the first neighbourhood in Vancouver.
  • When: Daily until Monday, July 30, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 12 pm, 1 to 3 pm
  • Where: Various locations
  • Tickets: Online, $10
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