5 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, July 9

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The weekend is within reach, so pass the remaining days with a few of the great events happening around the city.

As always, check out the Vancouver Event Calendar for a full-list of goings on.

Free Outdoor Movies at Canada Place: Despicable Me

  • What: This year’s series of outdoor movies at Canada Place opens tonight, with family-friend hit Despicable Me. Grab a blanket and a snack, and cuddle up with your pals for a night of film under the summer sky.
  • Where: 999 Canada Place
  • When: July 9, Dusk

Yuk Yuks – Vancouver Comedy Competition

  • What: The second heat in a comedy competition featuring performers from around the BC’s west coast. Come cheer on your favourite, or bring a friend out and support comedy in Vancouver.
  • Where: 2837 Cambie Street
  • When: July 9, 8 p.m.

2015 Indian Summer Festival

  • What: Featuring music, dance, literature, film, theatre, and much, much more, the Indian Summer Festival is an annual event which celebrates the rich and diverse culture of India. Performers from Canada and Indian come together to present vibrant and thrilling week-long event.
  • Where: BMO Mainstage, Vanier Park, 1000 Chestnut Street
  • When: July 9, 7:30 p.m.

Bard on the Beach presents King Lear

  • What: Shakespeare’s classic tale of ambition, power, legacy, and lies comes to Bard on the Beach. Presented outdoors, with the water’s of the Pacific Ocean as it’s backdrop, this centuries old tale will give you a taste of what Vancouver’s theatre scene has to offer.
  • Where: Various, see site for details
  • When: July 9, Various

A Nude Hope: Star Wars Burlesque

  • What: There are plenty of ways to enjoy one of the most-beloved science-fiction franchise in history, and one of them just happens to be nearly naked people dressed as the characters you know and love. Star Wars Burlesque is back, after popular demand, bringing a performance you’re sure to be unable to forget.
  • Where: Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street
  • When: July 9, 8 p.m.

 

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