From food trucks to outdoor movies, here are 24 Metro Vancouver events to check out this week.
Metro Vancouver Events This Week
Monday, July 23
Food tour | World’s Best Food Truck Tour
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.
For the World’s Best Food Truck Tour, you’ll visit a roster of trucks and visit 4 on each 2 hour tour with a total of 15 guests.
Photography | Mattie Gunterman
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.
Opened in 2005, Chali Rosso Art Gallery focuses mainly on works from Picasso, Monet, Matisse, Degas, and more.
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.
The daily free yoga classes are organized by Mat Collective. Not to mention, they will feature 1-3 classes each day with a variety of different levels.
The Gallery is holding a free Salvador Dali exhibition starting this May up until September. 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.
Amusement park | Playland
Playland is here! Get prepared for a summer of fun by purchasing a One-Day admission or Season Pass online or at retailers. If you buy online, you’ll save up to $5 compared to purchasing at the gate. Please note that some of the top attractions are currently not in service.
Admission to Playland gives you unlimited access to over 35 rides and attractions, including three of the newest rides!
Exhibit | Haida Now
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.
Food trucks | Pop-Up Food Trucks
From July 23rd to October 31st, rotating food trucks will be on-site daily on the SkyTrain Walkway at Lougheed!
From modern Indian to west coast tacos, guests can look forward to an assortment of options to suit every palate.
Culture | Culture at the Centre
The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents a groundbreaking collaboration between six First Nations Communities with the illuminating new exhibition Culture at the Centre, on display from Sunday, March 18th – Monday, October 8th, 2018.
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.
Art | Shigeru Ban
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, on view May 11 to October 8th.
Public exhibit | Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
The exhibition has been shown in places such as Paris and Stockholm, and has been seen by over 25 million visitors worldwide.
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.
Guests get to travel back in time and experience one of the world’s largest ship in all its glory.
Tuesday, July 24
Outdoor movies | Free Outdoor Movies at Stanley Park
A new film will run every Tuesday from July 3rd to August 21st. The movies will be played at dusk at Ceperley Meadows near Second Beach.
The films will be screened on a four story high gigantic screen, allowing visitors the best view possible.
Live music | Noontime Notes
Come to Central City’s outdoor Plaza and enjoy free live lunchtime music from 11:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from July 3 to August 23!
Outside entertainment | Summer in the Square
The Summer in the Square series features local artists who will regale and entertain you in Norman MacKenzie Square through the warm summer months.
Performances will be twice a week, from June 30th to September 4th. So grab a beer at BierCraft or a refreshing iced drink from Blenz and sit out on their patios, or take a seat in Norman MacKenzie Square, and enjoy the amazing performances!
Golf | Tuesday Night Golf Clinics
This “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.
The cost for this clinic is $22.00 tax included. Each clinic is limited to 8 students and includes close to 90 minutes of range time, professional instruction and range balls.
Wednesday, July 25
Outdoor movies | Starlight Theatre Drive-In Movie Series
Enjoy free movies every Wednesday night beginning July 4th. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., and the showing begins at sundown.
Shopping | Art Studios Summer Sale
The members’ amazing creativity has once again produced an excellent selection of art cards, crafts, jewelry, paintings, pottery, and textiles.
Admission is free!
Outdoor movies | Sunset Cinema Outdoor Movies
There’s no better way to enjoy summer than outdoor movie nights right in the heart of Vancouver.
Vancouver Civic Theatres is hosting ‘Sunset Cinema’, a free outdoor movie series on the plaza at Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Take your pick between family favourites and enjoy the movie on the giant inflatable screen under the stars. Four hit films will be shown, with preshow festivities beginning at 8:30.
Thursday, July 26
Music festival | Electric Love Music Festival
The Electric Love music festival is an event that happens annually, with the intention of being devoid of corporate sponsorship. It’s dedicated to social, cultural, and ecological innovation through creativity.
This years event will be happening from July 26th to 29th. Food trucks will be available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner all weekend.
Family friendly campsites are available with the purchase of an Electric Love music festival pass, although there is no power and no showers available.
Waterfront movies | Waterfront Cinema
The screenings will be held every Thursday from July 12th to August 23rd at dusk, between 8PM to 9PM.
Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket and lawn chair. Make sure to arrive early, as seats are limited. No smoking or alcohol is permitted, as this is a family-friendly event.
Friday, July 27
Night market | Shipyards Night Market
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.
There’ll be 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! Here’s a guide to the must-try food this summer.
Choir | One Voice Harmonic Choir
Come walk the labyrinth to the powerful, musical sounds of Jerry DesVoignes and members of the One Voice Harmonic Choir.
Be transported by the deep, rich sub-harmonic sounds of Tibetan throat singing; be inspired by ancient songs and chants accompanied by Tibetan bowls and bells, gongs and conch shells. Immerse yourself in beautiful, sonic soundscapes while walking and reflecting or sitting in contemplation.
Kayaking | Deep Cove Friday Night Lights
Close your eyes for a second, and imagine the rippling surface of water paired with the illuminated sky. There’s arguably nothing more tranquil or picturesque.
And you can experience this firsthand! Deep Cove Friday Night Lights offers visitors the real thing. It’s a kayaking experience led by a guided tour, starting at dusk and lasting 2.5 hours.
Outdoor Shopping | Richmond Night Market
The wildly popular market always features incredible, mouthwatering cuisine, as well as live performances on their 50 foot stage.
People visit from all over the country for this unique market, similar to the nightlife and delicacies found in Asia.
Night market | Fridays On Front
Fridays on Front, an epic weekly community experience, is returning to New Westminster on Friday, July 6th, 2018.
The market will run every Friday evening from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for eight consecutive weeks (July 6th – August 24th) on the 600-block of Front Street.
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!
Every Friday night this year during SummerFest, Roger from Salsa Studio will be hosting a fun, easy and social dance experience. You will learn the foundations of this dance in a two hour lesson.
It’s the final week for their popular adults-only nights.
It’ll 19+ amusement, complete with food, drinks, midway games, and of course, the thrilling rides. More than 30 rides will be open, including The Beast and the Hellevator.