7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, July 11

Jul 5 2018, 12:04 am

Gastown Grand Prix, Outdoor Movies, and more! Get your Wednesday going with these seven fun events happening in Vancouver today, Wednesday, July 11.

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

Starlight Theatre at Lansdowne Centre – How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

  • What: Take a trip back to the days of poodle-skirts, greased hair, and doo-wop music – the Drive-In Movie Series returns to Lansdowne Centre for its third year, presented by Fresh Air Cinema. Enjoy classic, family-friendly, and even some of the latest hits 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, July 11, 2018
  • Time: Sunset (gates open at 6 pm)
  • Where: Lansdowne Centre, west parking lot – 5300 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

VSO presents Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope

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Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope/IMDb

  • What: The music of a galaxy far, far away will come close to home this summer when the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO) performs the famous tunes from Star Wars during a concert series in July. The performance is part of this year’s VSO at the Movies concert series, which is being hosted in conjunction with the VSO’s 100th anniversary season.
  • When: Wednesday, July 11 to Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Tickets available online

How to Advance your Career in the Gaming Technology Industry

  • What: Vancouver has a national and international reputation for being a global video game hub, and the gaming industry continues to thrive. Interested in learning more about this fun industry? Network with other enthusiasts and learn from professionals what it takes to break into this exciting future-proof career.
  • When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 8 pm
  • Where: 1256 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Prototype 2.0 – A Festival of New Improv Formats

  • What: Instant Theatre presents a festival of wild, crazy, and inventive improv formats. Prototype 2.0 promises a show that has never been seen before, and will never be seen again.
  • When: Wednesday, July 11 to Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Havana Vancouver – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix

  • What: The Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix is one of the most historic cycling events in North America and boasts the highest one day prize purse for both the winning prize and total prize purse for a Canadian criterium. With over 20,000 spectators in attendance, it’s an electrifying experience.
  • When: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Gastown
  • Admission: Free

Summer Movie Nights on the Square – Ready Player One

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The new Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza on June 22, 2017. (Kenneth Chan / Daily Hive)

  • What: Vancouver is getting a whole new free outdoor movie series as šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly Vancouver Art Gallery’s North Plaza) is set to play host to Summer Movie Nights on the Square. Each Wednesday evening from July 4 to August 29, Fresh Air Cinema’s large, four-storey inflatable screen will pop up, creating the perfect urban environment to take in a flick surrounded by the concrete jungle – just be sure to bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets.
  • When: Wednesday, July 11, 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

Volcano | Liz Kinoshita

  • What: Eyjafhakkajokull, the Icelandic volcano, erupted in March 2010, scattering dangerous ash and causing cancellations and delays throughout European airspace – the largest disruption of air travel since World War II. Pushed by the steady rhythm of the tap dance and the emotions of music from the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, Volcano shares the lifestyles led, the tour routes taken, the feats required to make everything possible, and the reflections that arise when a volcanic eruption brings our feet back onto the ground.
  • When: Wednesday, July 11 and Friday, July 13
  • Time: 7 pm (Wednesday) and 9 pm (Friday)
  • Where: Firehall Arts Centre – 280 E. Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online
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