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

Aug 28 2019, 5:00 am

Welcome to the last Hump Day of August.

Here are seven things to do today, Wednesday, August 28, including Inception, Aritzia Warehouse Sale, and more!

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

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Aritzia Warehouse Sale 2019

What: The 2019 Aritzia Warehouse Sale takes place at the Vancouver Convention Centre from Wednesday, August 28 to Monday, September 2. Expect a constant rotation of new stock coming in daily, with price cuts of 50% to 90% off the original retail cost. Shoppers will be able to find brands such as Wilfred, TNA, Babaton, and Talula, to name a few, with clothing from both spring/summer and fall/winter.

When: August 28 to September 2, 2019
Time: 7 am to 9 pm (Wednesday to Saturday), 9 am to 7 pm (Sunday and Monday)
Where: Vancouver Convention Centre West Building — 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen

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What: BC’s own Carly Rae Jepsen has announced a new Canadian tour for this summer, which she will kick off by playing two back-to-back shows in Vancouver. Jepsen’s latest tour announcement comes on the heels of the release of Jepsen’s fourth album Dedicated, which includes the singles “Party For One,” “Now That I Found You,” “Julien,” and “Too Much.” Jepsen is best known for her hit “Call Me Maybe,” which climbed to #1 on the iTunes Singles charts in over 47 countries, has sold over 20 million singles worldwide and is certified Diamond in the United States.

When: August 28 and August 29, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where: The Commodore Ballroom
Tickets: Online

Lansdowne Centre Drive-In Movie Series – Inception

What: The Drive-In Movie Series returns to Lansdowne Centre for its fourth year, presented by Fresh Air Cinema. Enjoy Inception on August 28 on the outdoor screen. Take a drive and cuddle up, or bring a blanket and lawn chair and settle in. Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis (first 200 vehicles), and the movie audio will be broadcast over FM radio. Keep in mind that this is a family-friendly event, so smoking and alcohol are strictly prohibited.

When: August 28, 2019
Time: Gates open at 6 pm
Where: Lansdowne Centre – 5300 No. 3 Rd., Richmond
Admission: Free

lululemon Nooner Yoga Series at Jack Poole Plaza

What: lululemon’s popular Summer Yoga Series is returning to Vancouver for another summer. Participants of any age or skill level will be able to take part in their classes every Wednesday at noon at Jack Poole Plaza.

When: Wednesdays until August 28, 2019
Time: 12 pm
Where: Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Jak Knight and Zack Fox

What: Jak Knight is an LA-based comedian, writer, and actor whose stand-up special can currently be streamed on Netflix. Jak has performed on The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, @Midnight, and Adam Devine’s House Party. Zack Fox has written for The Eric Andre Show, and co-wrote and acted in Flying Lotus’ horror-comedy “Kuso,” which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Fox hosted the long-running Red Bull Radio show “‘Bruh’ with Awful Records,” with guests ranging from SahBabii to Rico Nasty to Thundercat, and was a host for VICELAND’s nightly cable show, VICE LIVE.

When: August 28, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The National

The National

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What: Cincinnati rockers The National perform on the Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park with special guests Alvvays. All ages.

When: August 28, 2019
Time: Doors 5:30 pm, show 6:30 pm
Where: Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park, Burnaby
Tickets: Online


What: Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! Production presents Shamilton, a musical theatre celebration featuring 65 young performers from across British Columbia. The new show from camp director and creator Perry Ehrlich features over thirty songs from Broadway and movie musicals, including “Waitress,” “Hamilton,” “Mary Poppins Returns,” and many more. Part of Gotta Sing! Gotta Dance! Production’s 25th year.

When: August 28 and August 29, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (Wednesday and Thursday), 1 pm (Thursday)
Where: Norman & Annette Rothstein Theater – 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online