7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, August 29

Aug 24 2018, 9:17 am

Welcome to the last Hump Day of August! Get it going with these seven events happening in Vancouver today, Wednesday, August 29. Starlight Theatre, Hands-On Scientist, and more.

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

Starlight Theatre at Lansdowne Centre – Black Panther

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  • What: The Drive-In Movie Series returns to Lansdowne Centre for its third year, presented by Fresh Air Cinema. Enjoy Black Panther on an 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: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
  • Time: Sunset (gates open at 6 pm)
  • Where: Lansdowne Centre, west parking lot – 5300 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Hands-On Scientist – Spotting Spotted Owls

  • What: Delve into the secret lives of park plants and wildlife as local scientists share presentations and research techniques then guide a walk to investigate the topic of choice. Uncover the mystery of this disappearing bird with a specialist from the Northern Spotted Owl Breeding Program. Venture out into the evening to listen for calls and look for habitat. Ages 8+
  • When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Kanaka Creek Regional Park, Maple Ridge
  • Admission: $8 per adult, $4.25 per child/youth/adult 65+. Registration required: 604-432-6359. Barcode 7413

Discovery Series: Career Fair and Lessons in Leadership with keynote speaker Karm Sumal, CEO and Co-Founder of Daily Hive

  • What: Make new connections, hear insights from accomplished industry leaders, and maybe even find your dream job. At this special event held in partnership with the Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia, experienced professionals will share triumphs and key learnings from their career progression. They will also discuss the benefits of having their CPA designation. Featuring keynote speaker Karm Sumal, CEO and Co-Founder of Daily Hive.
  • When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Where: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre – Pavilion Ballroom – 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online

Trapped in Space

  • What: Trapped in Space is a live improvised sci-fi following the crew of the SS Radikala. Five years into their adventures, the crew is trying to return from their mission to the Alchimia System. However, they find themselves out of fuel and stuck in distant orbit around a black hole. Then things started to get weird.
  • When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Centennial Lodge – 103 Third Avenue, New Westminster
  • Tickets: Online, $12

Maritime Movie in the Seine – Hook

  • What: Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site is celebrating the Summer of Wooden Boats with a free, family-friendly maritime movie in the historic Seine Net Loft building. Bring a blanket and enjoy a screening of Steven Spielberg’s classic film, Hook.
  • When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm, movie at 7:30 pm
  • Where: Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site – 5180 Westwater Dr, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Ghostly Gastown Tour

  • What: Learn about Vancouver’s early days and the many spectres that haunt the city’s oldest neighbourhood.
  • When: Various dates until Wednesday, November 28, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Angel Statue in front of Waterfront Station – 599 W Cordova St., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Summer Movie Nights on the Square – Avengers: Infinity War

  • What: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly Vancouver Art Gallery’s North Plaza) hosts Summer Movie Nights on the Square. Watch Avengers: Infinity War on Fresh Air Cinema’s large, four-storey inflatable screen – just be sure to bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets.
  • When: Wednesday, August 29, 2018
  • Time: Activities begin at 5 pm, movie begins at sunset (check sunset times as that will be your best indication of when movies will start)
  • Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly North Plaza at Vancouver Art Gallery) – 850 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free
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