20 things to do in Vancouver this week

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Here are some of the top events to check out in Vancouver between July 13 and 17. For a complete list of events, check out our Vancouver Events Calendar.

Free Outdoor Yoga

  • What: Free yoga classes held at Kits Beach Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Kits Beach, between the swimming pool and tennis courts – Cornwall Ave. and Yew St., Vancouver
  • When: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday night until August 31, 2015; 7 to 8 p.m.

Kitsilano Showboat

  • What: The iconic Kitsilano Showboat is in its 80th season this year with four performance nights each week showcasing  dance and costumes from around the world in front of the North Shore mountain’s scenic backdrop.
  • Where: Kitsilano Beach – western end of park next to Kits Pool
  • When: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, June 22 to August 15; 7 p.m.

UBC Farm markets

  • What: The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems operates the UBC Farm, and three weekly farm markets (June through October) on campus, providing students, faculty, and staff the chance to engage with the community and support local farming.
  • Where: UBC Farm – 3461 Ross Drive (Tuesdays & Saturdays), UBC Bookstore – 6200 University Boulevard (Wednesdays)
  • When: Tuesdays, 4 to 6 p.m. (June 9 to October), Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (June 10 to October)

Evo Summer Cinema Series: Breakfast Club

  • What: Sing-along to Breakfast Club outside! The site will be outfitted with a four-storey inflatable movie screen, transforming the area into a magical outdoor cinema within a matter of hours, fit for thousands of Vancouverites to visit and watch flicks throughout the summer.
  • Where: Ceperley Meadows (Second Beach), Stanley Park
  • When: Tuesday, July 14; Dusk

Main Street Station Farmers’ Market

  • What: This market features vendors lined up on the east side of Thornton Park on the sidewalk along Station Street, within ideal reach on foot for bus and SkyTrain users. Take note of new hours for 2015.
  • Where: 1100 Station St., Vancouver
  • When: Wednesdays, 2 to 6 p.m.; June 3 to October 7, 2015

Oak Street Farmers’ Market

  • What: This young South Vancouver market boasts all Certified Organic produce, meat, and eggs. It’s run by the Unitarian church, with a goal of connecting locals to their food and farmers.
  • Where: Unitarian Church of Vancouver – Oak St. and West 49th Ave., Vancouver
  • When: Wednesdays, 3 to 7 p.m.; June 3 to October 14, 2015

Gastown Grand Prix

  • What: The much anticipated Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix cycling race will return to the cobble-stone streets of Gastown this July.
  • Where: From Water St. at Cambie St. to West Cordova and along Cordova to Carrell, down Carrall and left on Water St. to Cambie.
  • When: Wednesday, July 15; 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Starlight Theatre: Free Drive-In Movie Series: A Knight’s Tale

  • What: Take a trip back to the days of poodle-skirts, greased hair and doo wop music with the inaugural Drive-In Outdoor movie series. Tonight’s showing is A Knight’s Tale
  • Where: Lansdowne Centre – 5300 Number 3 Road, Richmond
  • When: Wednesday, July 15; 9:30 p.m.

Granville Island Farmers’ Market

  • What: This cash-only market is steps from all the great food and vendors, and has been around for over 20 years.
  • Where: Triangle Square, Granville Island – Vancouver
  • When: Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; June 4 to late October 2015

Free Yoga at Dude Chilling Park

  • What: Yoga instructor Solomon Montijo, along with ten other teachers, hosts free classes daily at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in Dude Chilling Park.
  • Where: Dude Chilling Park – 2390 Brunswick St., Vancouver
  • When: Daily; 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Yaletown Farmers’ Market

  • What: A very urban market indeed, the pedestrian-friendly streets of Yaletown welcome vendors and farmers Thursday afternoons and evenings for a terrific food and shopping experience, right at the Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line station.
  • Where: 1200 Mainland Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursdays, 2 to 6 p.m.; May 7 to October 29, 2015

Pemberton Festival

  • What: One of the regions biggest music festivals is back this year for a weekend of huge artist performances including Kendrick Lamar, The Black Keys, J. Cole, Tiesto and others.
  • Where: Pemberton Valley – 1835 Hwy 99, Pemberton, B.C.
  • When: Thursday, July 16 to Sunday, July 19

Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place: Austin Powers – The Spy Who Shagged Me

  • What: Watch Austin Powers outside at Waterfront Cinema at Canada Place presented by Port Metro Vancouver. *Movies will be cancelled in the case of rain and rescheduled for a later date
  • Where: North point of Canada Place
  • When: Thursday, July 16; 9:10 p.m.

International Summer Night Market

  • What: Each weekend over 20,000 visitors hit up this massive summertime night market in Richmond and experience the diverse array of booths, food and drink vendors, kids’ play area, and live entertainment.
  • Where: 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
  • When: Friday, May 8 to September 27; Fridays and Saturdays 6 to 11 p.m. and Sundays 6 to 10 p.m.

Richmond Night Market

  • What: Drawing crowds from all over Metro Vancouver, the Richmond Night Market is located within easy access of the Canada Line’s Bridgeport Station. Roam the aisles to find games, food, and all sorts of wares for sale. Late nighters take note, this is the only local night market open until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays).
  • Where: 8351 River Rd. (nearby Bridgeport Station)
  • When: May 15 to October 12, 2015; Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. to Midnight, Sundays and holiday Mondays 7 to 11 p.m.

Shipyards Night Market

  • What: The Shipyards Night market features food trucks, live music, numerous vendors and a beer garden.
  • Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
  • When: May 1 to September 25; Fridays, 5 to 10 p.m.

Rush R40 Live Tour

  • What: Legendary Canadian rock band, Rush, heads to Vancouver for their R40 Live Tour.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, July 17; 8 p.m.

One Direction: On the Road Again Tour

  • What: Mega-stars One Direction will play to just about 60,000 people at BC Place this July.
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver
  • When: Friday, July 17; 7 p.m.

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

  • What: The 38th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival  presents 60 music acts from over 14 countries, ten US states, and seven provinces and territories at beautiful Jericho Beach Park.
  • Where: Jericho Beach, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, July 17 to Sunday, July 19

Ballroom dancing lessons at Robson Square

  • What: DanceSportBC’s Robson Square sub-committee will be hosting 10 nights of free dancing, lessons and performances beginning in June.
  • Where: Robson Square Ice Rink – 800 Robson St., Vancouver
  • When: Every Friday of the summer, beginning June 26; 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

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