5 things to do in Vancouver today: August 6

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“Everybody’s working for the weekend”, as the old saying goes. Ease the burden of the work week with a few of the awesome things happening tonight in Vancouver.

As always, for more check out our Vancouver Events Calendar

BC Lions “Roar for Red” Night

  • What: Come cheer on the BC Lions as they face down the Edmonton Eskimos, and support a good cause in the process. The $30 ticket prices includes admission to the game, a BC Lions hat, and a $10 merchandise voucher, with $3 from every ticket going to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, August 6; 7 p.m.

2015 TD National Tour

  • What: An institution in Canadian classic music since 1960, the 2015 TD National Tour features astounding talent, and an incredible array of classic masterpieces, performed by the National Youth Orchestra.
  • Where: The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts – 6265 Crescent Road, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, August 6; 7:30 p.m.

Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver Comedy Competition

  • What: Yuk Yuk’s annual competition pits local amateur and professional comedians against each other in an all-out, no-holds-barred, slobberknocker of epic proportions. I mean, it is just a comedy show, so couch your expecations, but these are some of the best comedians in Vancouver. So uncouch your expectations a little bit.
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s – 2837 Cambie Street
  • When: Thursday, August 6; 8 p.m.

Now & Then: Vancouver Lowbrow Trailblazers

  • What: A brand new exhibit at Hot Art Wet City, “Now & Then” features work from local “low-brow artists” including Jim Cummins, Ken Gerberick, Mark Pilon, Nicole Steen, Vicki M, Andrea Tucker and Holly Ruth Anderson. These artists helped lay the foundation that the current generation is building on. They’re a part of the city’s fabric, and their work is not to be missed.
  • Where: Hot Art Wet City – 2206 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: August 6 to August 29

Write the End of the World for Teens

  • What: Do you have a teen in your life that dreams about the end of the world? Are you such a teen yourself? The Richmond Public Library is offering a writing course that will educate you or your melancholy child on how to best express those feelings in the written word. Story pacing, character development, post-apocalyptic cultural creation- it’s like a How-To for the End of Days.
  • Where: The Richmond Public Library – Various Locations (check website)
  • When: First class Thursday, August 6; 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.

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