7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, July 16

Jul 2 2019, 1:25 am

Concerts, outdoor cinema, and more! Here is our rundown of seven fun things to do in Vancouver today, Tuesday, July 16.

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

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Common: Let Love Have the Last Word Tour


What: American hip-hop artist Common will be bringing his Let Love Have The Last Word tour to Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom on July 16. The multi-talented Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy, and Grammy-winning artist, actor, and activist has had a multitude of critically acclaimed, diverse roles, as well as continued success at the box office.

When: July 16, 2019
Time: Doors open 8 pm, show starts 9:30 pm
Where: Commodore Ballroom — 868 Granville Street
Price: $65 — Tickets available via Ticketmaster

Free Outdoor Movies in Stanley Park – Shrek

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 this week features Shrek 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: July 16, 2019
Time: Dusk
Where: Ceperley Meadows near Second Beach, Stanley Park
Admission: Free


What: If you’re ready to reacquaint yourself with the rolls, drops, spins, and thrills that only Playland can offer, then you’re in luck! The always-popular amusement park located in East Vancouver is open for another fun year. In total, there are 35 rides and attractions to enjoy, 14 of which offer an extreme experience for those who dare to ride them.

When: Open daily
Time: 11 am to 6 pm (Saturday and Sunday), 10 am to 3 pm (Monday to Friday)
Where: Playland at the PNE – Hastings Street just off Highway #1 West – Exit #26
Tickets: Available online

Snack ‘N Snap 2019 at Metropolis at Metrotown

July 16

2017 Metropolis Tasty Treats (Metrotown)

What: Snack ‘N Snap is an exhibit featuring tons of food and huge displays of sweets and snacks at Metropolis at Metrotown Grand Court from July 11 to 28 this summer. Take a break from shopping to admire, Snapchat, Instagram, and drool over the ginormous food displays that will be there like a giant pink donut, ten-foot lollipop tree, cupcake house, eight-foot pretzel, and huge melting popsicles.

There will be free samples from sweet and savoury food retailers, pop-up treat carts, and ‘Workshop Wednesdays’ to make DIY your own treats. Then try your hand at the Guess The Jellybeans contest. Put in your estimate of how many jellybeans are in their display case and you could win a $1,000 shopping spree.

When: July 11 to July 28, 2019
Time: Mall Hours
Where: Metropolis at Metrotown Grand Court – 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
Admission: Free

VCC Chef’s Table Pop-Up Restaurant

What: Vancouver Community College’s Culinary Arts program presents the next edition of their pop-up restaurant The Chef’s Table. Enjoy a five-course, fixed menu with optional wine pairings served in an intimate setting with only 20 seats available per night.

When: Tuesdays to Thursday to July 17, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Vancouver Community College – Downtown Campus JJ’s Restaurant – 250 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $22-$55

Avengers: Infinity War to Endgame. An Evening with Jan Philip Cramer

What: Join the VES Award recipient Jan Philip Cramer for an inside look into the creation of THANOS for Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame. The talk focuses on Avengers: Infinity War; explaining machine learning, showcasing character development, presenting the Philosopher short film as well as breaking down shots.

When: July 16, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Where: Langara College – T Building – 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, free

Harry and the Potters

What: Harry and the Potters are the first wizard rock band, playing songs exclusively about the Harry Potter books. They recently released Lumos, their first full-length album in over a decade and are touring libraries across North America. All ages welcome.

When: July 16, 2019
Time: 6 to 7 pm
Where: Vancouver Public Library – Central Branch – 350 West Georgia, Vancouver
Admission: Free

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