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28 Metro Vancouver Events To Check Out This Week (August 20-24)

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Photo: Fridays On Front

The sun is sticking around for a bit longer and that means you have no excuse to waste time indoors.

From food truck festivals to outdoor movies, here are 28 Metro Vancouver events to check out this week.

Metro Vancouver Events This Week

Monday, August 20

World’s Best Food Truck Tour

World's Best Food Truck Tour
Photo: Vancouver Foodie Tours / Facebook

About: The World’s Best Food Truck Tour, hosted by Vancouver Foodie Tours, takes you to the city’s best street fare spots. This tour showcases the multicultural flavours that is made with BC’s top-notch ingredients.
Cost: $49.99 – $59.99
Time: 11:00 am

Pop-Up Food Trucks

About: From July 23rd to October 31st, rotating food trucks will be on-site daily on the SkyTrain Walkway at Lougheed!
Cost: Various prices
Time: 11:30 a.m.

Free Outdoor Yoga At Kits Beach + Riley Park

Kits Beach / date night
Photo: Mat Collective / Facebook

About: The classes will be held on the North side of the beach, at the corner of Maple Street and Ogden Ave. The location is different than past years, and offers a better view of the ocean and downtown Vancouver.
Cost: Free
Time: Various times

Shigeru Ban

About: Offsite: Shigeru Ban is a new exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery’s Offsite location (1100 West Georgia Street) featuring the full-scale version of renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban’s Kobe Paper Log House
Cost: $6.50 – $24.00
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Body Language

About: Guest curator Dion Kaszas of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation traces the deep-rooted traditions of Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment.
Cost: Free – $26
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

About: The event explores the Titanic’s human stories, which are told through more 120 authentic artifacts and and extensive room re-creations. Additionally, the exhibition commemorates the centennial of the maiden voyage and of life’s fragility.
Cost: $13.95 – $17.95
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Definitely Dali Exhibition

dali exhibition
Photo: paulisson miura/flickr

About: As part of the Definitely Dali Project, two iconic Dali sculptures will be arriving at the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery this summer: Woman Aflame and Surrealist Piano.
Cost: Free
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Mattie Gunterman

About: Presenting the paintings of Emily Carr with forty-eight photographs by US-born photographer Mattie Gunterman, this exhibition draws on the Gallery’s deep holdings of Carr’s work to reflect her engagement and affection for BC’s landscape.
Cost: Free – $24
Time: 10:00 a.m.

Haida Now

About: Guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Co-curator and Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, this exhibition features an unparalleled collection of Haida art boasting more than 450 works created as early as 1890.
Cost: $9-$19
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Culture at the Centre

Culture at the Centre
Photo: Museum of Anthropology / Facebook

About: Co-curated by Jill Baird and Pam Brown, the collective effort offers insight into the important work Indigenous-run cultural centres and museums in BC are doing to support their language, culture, and history.
Cost: Free with museum admission
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Tremors Festival

About: Come witness the talents of an amazing group of emerging artists who will direct, design, stage manage, produce, and perform in three fresh plays by three exciting Canadian playwrights: Selfie by Christine Quintana, Tiny Replicas by Dave Deveau, and Theory by Norman Yeung.
Cost: Pay what you want
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Inspiring Creativity

About: The Port Moody Arts Centre presents their biennial exhibition celebrating the diverse artistic talents of their visual arts instructors.
Cost: Free
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Eid Al-Adha Mela

About: Come to the Eid Al-Adha Mela to get your Eid shopping done. There will be lots of clothes, jewelry, henna and food. There will also be entertainment at the event.
Cost: Free
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.


Tuesday, August 21

The Fair at the PNE

The PNE - Fair at the PNE games
Photo: jbarc in BC / Flickr

About: One of the summer’s biggest events is finally back! It kicked off on Saturday, August 18th and goes until Monday, September 3rd!
Cost: Starting at $15
Time: Various

Free Outdoor Movies at Stanley Park

About: It’s the last week to catch a outdoor movie at Stanley Park! The movie will be played at dusk at Ceperley Meadows near Second Beach. It’ll be screened on a four story high gigantic screen, allowing visitors the best view possible.
Cost: Free
Time: Dusk

Tuesday Night Golf Clinics

About: The “Practice with a Purpose Golf Clinics” provides you with professional instruction tailored to your specific swing flaws and gives you something to work on during future visits to the range.
Cost: $22
Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 22

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

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Photo: Meagan Gill

About: Visitors will wander through over five acres of sunflowers and be able to view some plants that reach twelve feet in height!
Cost: Free – $29.99
Time: 9:00 a.m.

Starlight Theatre Drive-In Movie Series

About: Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night until August 29th
Cost: Free
Time: Sundown


Thursday, August 23

Le Diner en Blanc

Diner en Blanc Vancouver
Photo: Conrad Olson / 604 Now Flickr Pool

About: The annual event gathers Vancouverites in a specific location that is kept secret until the final moments before the occasion. The dress code, of course, is to wear white from head to toe.
Cost: $40
Time: TBA

Waterfront Cinema

About: Held every year at North Point, blockbusters and family favourites will be screened under the stars.
Cost: Free
Time: 8:00 p.m.


Friday, August 24

OH! Vancouver

OH! Vancouver
Photo: Tangible Interaction / Facebook

About: OH! is a small model of Science World that allows you to control the Vancouver monument. The installation was a huge success last year and gave people a chance to connect closer with our beautiful skyline.
Cost: Free
Time: 9:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Salsa Fridays

About: Every Friday night this year during SummerFest, Roger from Salsa Studio will be hosting a fun, easy and social dance experience.
Cost: By donation
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Deep Cove Friday Night Lights

About: Deep Cove Friday Night Lights is a kayaking experience led by a guided tour, starting at dusk and lasting 2.5 hours.
Cost: $75 (+GST)
Time: 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Fridays On Front

fridays on front
Photo: Fridays On Front

About: This family friendly community experience will feature artisan vendors from New West Craft, live music curated by the New Westminster Arts Council, and of course, your favourite food trucks from the Columbia StrEAT Food Truck Fest!
Cost: Free
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Shipyards Night Market

About: Visitors will find fresh food, locally made products, musicians, art and entertainment every Friday night. The festivities in the Square kick off at 5:00 p.m. on Friday nights. In addition, there is live music until 10:00 p.m. on the Shipbuilders’ Stage, showcasing talent from all over BC.
Cost: Free
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Richmond Night Market

About: There are over 100 food stalls, and 200 retail vendors. Sink your tastebuds into the classic tornado potatoes, and try your hand at mango desserts, squid, bubble waffles, dragon’s beard candy, and so many more!
Cost: Free – $4.25
Time: 7:00 p.m.

Safe and Sound Music Festival

safe and sound
Photo: barks/Unsplash

About: Hosted by Flipout, the festival will take place at Westminster Pier Park along the Fraser River waterfront.
Cost: $179
Time: 2:00 p.m.

Joe Rogan

About: Rogan is a stand-up comedian with over 20 years of experience. His fifth hour-long special, Joe Rogan: Triggered, premiered on Netflix October 21st, 2016.
Cost: $46.50 – $69.50
Time: 7:30 p.m.


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