7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, July 3

Jun 28 2019, 3:23 am

The first hump day of July has arrived! Welcome your Wednesday with Crazy Rich Asians, Ari Matti, and these seven fun events happening in Vancouver on July 3.

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

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Summer Movie Nights on the Square – Clueless

What: Vancouver’s free outdoor movie series in downtown at šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly Vancouver Art Gallery’s North Plaza) is returning this summer. 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.

Hosted by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association, each night will have special activations for the public to enjoy, including photo booths, light displays, food trucks, and more.

When: July 3, 2019
Time: Movie begins at dusk
Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly North Plaza at Vancouver Art Gallery) – 850 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Ari Matti: Imported Goods

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What: Estonia’s Ari Matti brings his Imported Goods comedy showcase to the Rio Theatre with special guest Dino Archie, Ola Dada, Andrew Packer, and Andrea Jin.

When: July 3, 2019
Time: 9 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Sounds of Summer Music Series

What: Surrey’s free Sounds of Summer concert series brings toe tapping tunes to beautiful park settings. Bring blankets or folding chairs to enjoy each performance. Parking will be limited at some locations.

When: July 3, July 10, July 12, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7, August 14, August 16 and August 21, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm on Wednesdays, 1 to 2:30 pm on Fridays
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free

Glades Garden Openings

What: This special woodland garden is home to many species of rare and unusual rhododendrons, azaleas, and fine heritage trees. Follow the meandering paths, pause by the ponds, and discover for yourself the story of The Glades.

When: Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: The Glades – 561 172 St, Surrey
Admission: Entrance by donation

City Centre’s Concerts in the Park Series


What: Enjoy live entertainment, arts and crafts and more in this fun weekly event. All ages are welcome.

When: Every Wednesday from July 3 to August 28, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Where: Garden City Community Park – 6620 Garden City Road, Richmond
Admission: Free

GAYlarious – Another Comedy Fundraiser

What: An evening of laughter, fun, excitement and friends to raise money for New West Pride Society. The evening will be hosted by Jennifer Robertson (CBC’s Schitt’s Creek), with performances by Dust and Channing Titanium, Erin Jeffery, Steev Letts, Yumi Nagashima, and Janice Bannister.

When: July 3, 2019
When: 6 to 10 pm
Where: The Columbia – 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Tickets: Online

Lansdowne Centre Drive-In Movie Series – Crazy Rich Asians

What: The Drive-In Movie Series returns to Lansdowne Centre for its fourth 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: July 3, 2019
Time: Gates open at 6 pm
Where: Lansdowne Centre – 5300 No. 3 Rd., Richmond
Admission: Free

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