7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, July 17

Jul 11 2018, 5:18 am

Looking for something new to do in Vancouver! Check out The Lion King in Stanley Park, Birthday Bash for the Universe, and the rest of our rundown of seven events happening in Vancouver today, July 17!

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

Free outdoor movies in Stanley Park – The Lion King

Downsview Park


  • What: The Evo Summer Cinema Series presents the animated classic on a four-story inflatable movie screen showing film classics and modern blockbusters. 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, July 17, 2018
  • Time: Dusk
  • Where: Ceperley Meadows near Second Beach, Stanley Park
  • Admission: Free

Career Hack: Collaborate, Brainstorm, Network

  • What: Whether you’re considering adding a side hustle, pursuing self-employment, or making a transition to a new position, this event is designed to help you push past your stumbling blocks and self-limitations to uncover the career focus or business direction you crave.
  • When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Unbounce – 400-401 West Georgia Street Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $39-$49

Sunset Beach Yoga

  • What: Enjoy your evening with yoga at Sunset Beach. Remember to bring a yoga mat or towel, and even a snack for yourself or sharing during the optional after-social by the beach.
  • When: Every Tuesday to August 30, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: Sunset Beach
  • Admission: Free, donations appreciated


  • What: MascallDance’s BLOOM is an informal evening of dance, wine and comedy. The choreographers in residence will be showing excerpts of their work in the early evening, plus each dance is paired with a wine and interpreted for the audience by a stand-up comedian.
  • When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Where: MascallDance Studios – 1130 Jervis St., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$32

Home Made Home: Lululiving Open House

  • What: As part of the exhibition currently on display at Richmond Art Gallery, Germaine Koh’s newest work, a 160 square foot tiny house will be open to the public every Tuesday and Saturday. A fully functioning small home becomes a platform for public dialogue on the locally and globally relevant issues of housing and accessibility.
  • When: Every Tuesday and Saturday until August 25, 2018.
  • Time: 12 to 4 pm
  • Where: Richmond Art Gallery – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Artist Talk – Resonant Presence and Refusals

  • What: Jeneen Frei Njootli, Ayumi Goto, Peter Morin and Olivia Whetung reflect together on the many shared concerns of their practices, with the discussion moderated by CAG Curator Kimberly Phillips and VAG Senior Curatorial Fellow of Indigenous Art, Tarah Hogue.
  • When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Contemporary Art Gallery – 555 Nelson Street
  • Admission: Free

Birthday Bash for the Universe: Family Night

Vancouver Planetarium

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  • What: Join HR MacMillan Space Centre for their Birthday Bash for the Universe Family Night and learn about major astronomical discoveries in our known history. Enjoy crafts, activities and a show in the planetarium star theatre that will explore the birth of our 13.8 billion-year-old universe. Young science experts from the UBC Astronomy Club will be there to share how their childhood passion prompted them to study space, physics and astronomy. The Vancouver LEGO Club will also be in attendance with a space display.
  • When: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: HR MacMillan Space Centre – 1 Alexander Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$20
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