5 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, July 16

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As the week marches on, what better time than today to get a bit of that sweet, sweet weekend freedom, right in the middle of the week? Check out the great stuff going on in Vancouver tonight.

Dino Archie at the Comedy Mix

  • What: LA-native/Vancouver-lover Dino Archie headlines at the Comedy Mix, joined by the hilarious Kevin Banner and Cass Keeley, with host Ivan Decker. If you care at all about comedy in Vancouver or stand-up comedy in general, this is a must-see show.
  • Where: The Comedy Mix – 1015 Burrard St., Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, July 16; 8:30 p.m.

Enchanted Evenings in the Garden

  • What: This concert series features acclaimed performers providing magical nights of music, in the beautiful Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. Tonight’s performers are Deanna Knight & The Hot Club of Mars, harkening back to the 1920s and 30s with an eclectic and high energy gypsy jazz ensemble. Call ahead and order a gourmet picnic for you and your loved ones.
  • Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – 578 Carrall St., Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, July 16; 7 p.m.

A Tradition of Beauty: The Southern Italian Coast

  • What: A look at the art celebrating the natural beauty, heritage, and history of Italy’s southern coast. There will be pieces on display from artists such as Giuseppe de Nittis, Hans Anderson Brendekilde, and Peder Monste.
  • Where: Uno Langmann Limited Fine Art – 2117 Granville St., Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, July 16; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Waterfront Cinema – Austin Powers 2

  • What: Head out with your friends, family, and hundreds of fellow Vancouverites, and enjoy some classic late-90s comedy with Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. Has it held up after all these years? You decide.
  • Where: 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, July 16; starts at dusk

Soulstream at Imperial

  • What: Come get full-force funk in your face with Soulstream, at 11 piece funk born of Vancouver’s very own live music scene. Funk standards from Earth Wind and Fire, The Jackson 5, James Brown, Herbie Hancock, and way more.
  • Where: Imperial – 319 Main St., Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, July 16; 9 p.m.

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