5 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, August 27

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Welcome to the purgatory between work and weekend. Ride it out in style, with a few incredible events around the city.

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Jokes Please! Finally in 4K Edition

  • What: Another installment of Vancouver’s independent comedy institution. Join hosts Ivan Decker, Ross Dauk, and Andy Kallstrom as they bask in the glorious glow of their top HD 4K jokes-perience.
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 East 26th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, August 27; 8:30 p.m.

Vancouver International Tap Festival

  • What: The first night of Vancouver’s annual festival of tap dancing, featuring some of the best dancers in the world. Tickets are available online.
  • Where: Norman Rothstein Theatre – 950 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, August 27 to Sunday, August 30

The Gipsy Kings at River Rock

  • What: The kings of Latin American music come to the River Rock Casino. You know them, you love them, even if you don’t think you’ve ever heard of them.
  • Where:
  • When: Thursday, August 27; 8 p.m.

“Enemy” at Friday Night at the Movies

  • What: Head down the Vancouver Public Library for a Night at the Movies. This weeks showing is Enemy, starring Jake Gyellenhaal. This psychological horror movie might not be suitable for children, so maybe leave the kids at home.
  • Where:
  • When: Thursday, August 27; 6:30 p.m.

Protomen at the Biltmore

  • What: Science-fiction rock gods Protomen come to the Biltmore Cabaret, bringing you a show from the dark future of rock. Along with guests Aviator Shades, this show will be as unpredictable as it will be awesome.
  • Where:
  • When: Thursday, August 27; 8 p.m.

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