7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, July 25

Jul 1 2019, 7:06 pm

So much to do, so little time! Enjoy these seven great things to do this Thursday, July 25, in Vancouver, including Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Gastown Thursday Nights, and more.

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

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Sixth Annual Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Live Symphony Performance

What: A free, family-friendly summer evening of live music inspired by the classics and iconic pop culture performed by the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, led by Maestro Kenneth Hsieh. The performance takes place at Jack Poole Plaza at Burrard Landing, and seating is first come, first serve. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for comfort. Presented by PCI and Ledcor.

When: July 25, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Jack Poole Plaza at Burrard Landing – 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Admission: Free

The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks / Facebook

What: The Doubleclicks are a folk-pop music duo made up of siblings Laser and Aubrey. The Doubleclicks have been played on NPR shows like All Things Acoustic, and featured on BoingBoing, io9, Geek & Sundry, and the Huffington Post. They have opened for nerd stars like Jonathan Coulton and Wil Wheaton, performed at dozens of conventions, libraries, colleges, comedy clubs and game stores around the US, Australia and Canada, and released more than 70 music videos on YouTube, where they have 16,000 subscribers and 3 million views.

When: July 25, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Storm Crow Alehouse – 1619 West Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: $10 suggested cover, cash

Beast Coast: Escape from New York Tour

What: New York City hip-hop collective Beast Coast, described as “a fearsome squad effort” by Consequence of Sound, and “insane, and immediately head-nod inducing” by Hot New Hip-Hop, are set to perform live in Vancouver this July. As part of their Beast Coast: Escape from New York North America Tour, the supergroup will make its stop at the PNE Amphitheatre for a collaborative show that diehard hip-hop fans will not want to miss.

When: July 25, 2019
Time: Doors open 5 pm, show starts 6 pm
Where: PNE Amphitheatre — 2901 E Hastings Street
Price: $56 — Tickets available via Ticketleader

Lawn Summer Nights

What: Four evenings of cocktails and costumes in an anannual fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Canada. Started in 2009 here in Vancouver, Lawn Summer Nights (LSN) now holds events in eighteen cities across the country and has raised over $3.4 million. The Vancouver team slots have already sold out, but guests can join in on the fun with a social ticket and see why LSN continues to be a growing force of fundraising and fun.

When: July 25, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 10 pm
Where: Granville Park Lawn Bowling Club – 3025 Fir Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Fetish Weekend 2019

Vancouver Fetish Weekend

What: Vancouver Fetish Weekend is an annual festival that happens to be the biggest kink party on the West Coast. Vancouver Fetish Weekend gives attendees the chance to explore a hidden, hedonistic side of life by meeting, partying, flirting (and maybe more), with hundreds of local and international fetish enthusiasts. Kick things off with kinky cocktails on July 25 to a daytime get together, a VIP fetish cruisebondage ball, and even some decompression time with your new fetish friends on Wreck Beach on July 29.

When: July 25 to July 29, 2019
What: Various times
Where: Select venues throughout Vancouver
Price: Ticket prices vary — Available via Vancouver Fetish Weekend

Gastown Thursday Nights

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 (June 27, July 25, August 29), 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: July 25, August 29, 2019
Time: Starting at 5 pm (extended hours for participating retail stores)
Where: Gastown, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place – Elf

What: During Waterfront Cinema on July 25, a large inflatable screen will pop up to show Elf, 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 25, 2019
Time: Dusk
Where: North Point of Canada Place
Admission: Free