7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, August 20

Aug 20 2019, 5:00 am

Jurassic Park, Restaurant Rumble, and more! Here are our picks of seven fun things to do today, Tuesday, August 20. Enjoy, everyone!

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

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Free Outdoor Movies in Stanley Park – Jurassic Park

What: One of the most popular summertime events in the city is back as free outdoor movies return to Stanley Park this summer. The Evo Summer Cinema Series on August 20 features Jurassic Park on a four-story inflatable movie screen. Be there before dusk and take part in the many fun pre-show activities, including games, prizes, and giveaways, as well as the weekly offering of food truck fare and classic movie treats.

Please bring your own blankets and/or lawn chairs and, since it’s a family-friendly event, smoking or alcohol is not permitted. Moviegoers are encouraged to walk, take transit, or bike to Stanley Park for the shows  – there will be a bike valet service offered on site each night too.

When: Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Time: Dusk
Where: Ceperley Meadows near Second Beach, Stanley Park
Admission: Free

JoJo Siwa with special guests The Belles

What: Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa brings her D.R.E.A.M The Tour to Vancouver with special guests The Belles. JoJo appeared on two seasons on Dance Moms along with her mother, Jessalynn Siwa, and is also a popular Youtuber.

When: August 20, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Music on the Plaza – Bruce Coughlan

What: Enjoy free live music at Surrey Civic Plaza in the evenings throughout August. Bring your folding chairs or blankets and join the fun with Bruce Coughlan on August 20.

When: August 20, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Where: Civic Plaza, Surrey City Hall
Admission: Free

Deep into Darkness

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Deep into Darkness (Taylor Kare & Eastowest Productions)

What: Third Wheel Production’s Deep into Darkness invites you into the mind of Edgar Allan Poe as “he desperately searches for his lost love in this tragic dream within a dream,” experiencing poems like ‘Tell-Tale Heart’ and ‘The Raven.’ Explore over 20 rooms and three floors as you touch objects, rifle through drawers, and read through papers, unravelling “the mystery of [Edgar Allan Poe’s] chaotic descent into madness” at The Cultch. Attendees should dress comfortably and be prepared to walk/stand for the entirety of the show. The show is 18+ due to adult themes involving nudity and violence.

When: August 20 to 25, 2019
Time: Doors 7:15 pm, show 8 pm
Where: The Cultch — 1895 Venables St, Vancouver
Tickets: Early bird price $65, regular price $75, and at-door price $85

The Fair at the PNE

What: Since 1910, millions of guests have enjoyed shows, exhibits, sporting events, amusement rides, concerts, cultural activities and, of course, the annual summer Fair at the PNE. This year features concerts by Billy Idol, TLC and UB40. Entertainment and attractions include Reveen, a video game exhibit, Knights of Valour Superdogs, PNE Prize Home, and more.

When: Now to September 2, 2019 (closed August 26)
Time: 11 am to late
Where: The Fair at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Restaurant Rumble



What: Vancouver chefs, bartenders, baristas, and barbers hit the ring in the annual Restaurant Rumble to raise funds for Eastside Boxing Club’s programs for at-risk women and youth. The Undercard starts at 2 pm and the Main Event begins at 8 pm

When: August 20, 2019
Time: 2 pm and 8 pm
Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Board Game Nights at Collingwood Neighbourhood House Annex

What: The Collingwood Neighbourhood House Annex are hosting board game nights on August 20 and September 3. Bring your own tabletop games or learn a new game while making new friends.

When: August 20 and September 3, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Collingwood Neighbourhood House Annex – 3690 Vanness Ave., Vancouver
Admission: Free