7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, July 18

Jul 11 2018, 5:33 am

We love Wednesdays, especially when they’re packed with great events like Zooptopia at Vancouver Art Gallery, Waterfront Chats, and more! Here is our list of seven things to do in Vancouver today, July 18!

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

Starlight Theatre at Lansdowne Centre – The LEGO Ninjago Movie

  • 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 The LEGO Ninjago Movie on a giant 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 18, 2018
  • Time: Sunset (gates open at 6 pm)
  • Where: Lansdowne Centre, west parking lot – 5300 No. 3 Road, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Waterfront Chats: Let’s Talk Marketing

  • What: Discuss best practices and trends in marketing with Small Business BC’s Marketing and Communications team. SBBC will also be sharing some of the strategies that they utilize in their own marketing efforts. Get inspired, share ideas, and meet new connections.
  • When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
  • Time: 4:30 to 7 pm
  • Where: Small Business BC – 54 – 601 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • Registration: Online, $10

Vallea Lumina

night walk july

Foresta Lumina/Moment Factory

  • What: Vallea Lumina is an immersive, light-up night walk created by Montreal-based entertainment studio, Moment Factory and Whistler’s very own “The Adventure Group.” The 1.5 km walk is staged at Cougar Mountain. Located just eight minutes north of Whistler Village, the night walk uses the lush rainforest and a stunning array of mountain and valley views as the backdrop.
  • When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018, to October 2018
  • Time: Shows begin at sundown
  • Where: Cougar Mountain, free shuttles from Whistler Village
  • Tickets: Admission starts at $29

Greater Vancouver ACMP Summer Social 2018

  • What: The Association of Change Management Professionals invite you for an evening of connection and conversation at their annual Summer Social.
  • When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Where: Central City Brewery – 871 Beatty St, Vancouver
  • Register: Online, Free

Building Community Through Art-Making And Storytelling

  • What: A workshop with filmmaker and visual artist Randall Okita, and producers of his multi-award-winning debut feature film, The Lockpicker. This workshop is designed to explore, discuss and raise questions about the role of art-making and storytelling in shaping and building community.
  • When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Cineworks – 300-1131 Howe Street (lane entrance), Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$20

Summer Movie Nights on the Square – Zootopia

Vancouver art gallery

šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (Kai Jacobson)

  • 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. Fresh Air Cinema’s large, four-storey inflatable screen will pop up, creating the perfect urban environment to enjoy Zootopia surrounded by the concrete jungle – just be sure to bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets.
  • When: Wednesday, July 18, 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

Simon King Clean Comedy Album Taping

  • What: Simon King records his new clean comedy album at the Havana with special guests Steev Letts, Sophie Buddle, Mark Hughes, Sam Tonning, Alex Biron, Carl Turnbull, and Dylan Rhymer.
  • When: Wednesday, July 18
  • Time: 8 and 10 pm
  • Where: Havana Vancouver – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10
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