5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (July 8-14)

Enjoy some sun and paella, a jewelry pop-up on Granville Island, outdoor films, tropical beats and more to heat up your week.

Here’s your weekly roundup of the top events in the city, including art exhibitions, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, film, markets and other to-dos we think you’ll love. If you have a Vancouver event you’d like to submit for consideration, add it to our ongoing Vancouver events calendar here!

1. Get Your Summer Paella On at Como Taperia

July 14

Summer’s are for paella-ing! Reserve your spot on the Como Taperia patio and watch the Paella Guys in culinary action while you snack on tapas and drinks a la carte—it’s the perfect lazy Sunday.

When: July 14
Where: Como Taperia
Cost: $67.20
More info: comotaperia.com

2. Treat Yourself at This Local Jewelry-Brand Pop-Up on Granville Island

July 8-21

The local female-run jewelry brand Lover’s Tempo is stepping out of the digital and coming to Vancouver’s quirky little city island to show off their new summer styles (anklets, puffed earrings, a colourful Pride-worthy Riot Collection, and whatever a tennis bracelet is). Also featuring artwork from this year’s Full Circle Artist Program artist, watercolour painter, Paula Barrantes. I say it’s time to treat yourself (and why not get a Lee’s Donut for a treat while you treat yourself).

When: July 8-21
Where: Granville Island
Cost: Free
More info: loverstempo.com

3. Enjoy a Weekend of Free Fun for the Whole Family at the 22nd Vancouver Chinatown Festival

July 13-14

Slather up the fam in SPF 50 and head to Chinatown from noon to 6 p.m. for a seriously jam-packed weekend of fun in the sun that includes dance performances, an orchestra, Science World shows, Taiko drumming, tap dancing, a marching band, children’s theatre, a kids’ corner with face painting and a lion dance workshop, food trucks, and more (if you can believe!)

When: July 13-14
Where: Keefer and Columbia St
Cost: Free
More info: vancouver-chinatown.com

4. Enjoy a Film Al Fresco with Deckchair Cinema’s Stop Making Sense

July 11

Grab a blanket or camping chair and enjoy cinema as god intended… under the stars! This Thursday (and for eight consecutive Thursdays), the Polygon Gallery will screen a new film each week, starting with the Talking Heads concert film (A.K.A the greatest concert film of all time). Enjoy pre-movie music, local brewery bevvies and arrive early (7 p.m.) to catch the Anti-Icon: Apokalypsis Opening Celebration.

When: July 11
Where: The Polygon Gallery
Cost: Free (or $10 donation)
More info: thepolygon.ca

5. Embrace the Tropical Heat By Dancing to Some Tropical Beats

July 13

Don’t fight the sweat; join it at this sunset party featuring local cumbia faves Empanadas Ilegales and an all-night dance playlist of afro-jazz, psychedelica, salsa and other sweat-inducing beats.

When: July 13
Where: The Waldorf Hotel
Cost: From $19
More info: ra.co/events