7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, August 28

Aug 24 2018, 9:08 am

Comedy, concerts and cinema. Find something fun to do today, Tuesday, August 28 with our list of seven great events happening in Vancouver.

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

The Fair at the PNE – Free Gate Admission



  • 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. Explore exhibits, enjoy live performances, be thrilled by rides, play games, learn about livestock, shop for treasures, and eat the yummiest food all in one place. YVR is sponsoring FREE Gate Admission for all Guests on August 28 from 11 am to 1 pm.
  • When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 1 pm, The Fair is open until late
  • Where: The Fair at the PNE – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Tri-Cities Poetry Slam and Open Mic

  • What: Western Sky Books hosts a monthly poetry reading/slam/open mic featuring local writers and poets. Writers can register ahead by contacting the store, or simply come for the open mic. Writers are invited to bring copies of their books, chapbooks, and art to sell (cash only).
  • When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Western Sky Books – 2132-2850 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Improv X Painting aka Canvas Comedy

  • What: The Fictionals’ latest comedy mashup show explores the world of art, creating improv from historical paintings and modern masterpieces. Featuring special guest Diana Victoria Newman, who will be painting live at Cafe Deux Soleils to inspire the scenes along with audience suggestions.
  • When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $7 or $5 for students

Social Media Marketing

  • What: Looking to boost your career potential by learning social media marketing? Experience what learning Digital Marketing at BrainStation is all about. Social Media Marketing will provide you with a fundamental understanding of what digital marketing consists of, while focusing on the social media component of the practice.
  • When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: BrainStation – 455 Granville Street, Suite 400, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Twilight Tuesdays at Science World

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  • What: While school may be out for the summer, there are still ample learning opportunities to be had, thanks to the return of Twilight Tuesdays at Science World. Until August 28, patrons can enjoy extended hours every Tuesday, from 5 pm to 9 pm, while exploring the exhibits, catching a live science show, or viewing a larger-than-life OMNIMAX film.
  • When: Every Tuesday until August 28, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 9 pm
  • Where: Telus World of Science – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

The Revolution 3 Tour with The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots and Bush

  • What: Three rock legends team up for one epic concert at Abbotsford Centre. All ages.
  • When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
  • Time: Doors 5 pm, show 6 pm
  • Where: Abbotsford Centre – 33800 King Rd., Abbotsford
  • Tickets: Online

Solo: A Star Wars story

  • What: Wesbrook Village, in partnership with the University Neighbourhoods Association’s Wesbrook Community Centre, present a free outdoor movie screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Bring a chair, blanket, family, and friend to enjoy this outdoor movie experience.
  • When: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
  • Time: Dusk
  • Where: Wesbrook Village – 3378 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free
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