5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (August 1-7)

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, send an email to dwright@canadawide.com.

Read on for this week’s lineup.

You Better Worx

1. YouBetterWorx

August 3

Fitness World is celebrating Pride with a special pop-up outdoor workout class co-hosted by drag superstars Kendall Gender, Sythia Kiss and Venus K. The class is a full-body HIIT workout that includes dance moves and is open to the public and all fitness levels.

When: August 3
Where: By donation (with 100% of proceeds going to Covenant House Vancouver)
Cost: Sunset Beach Park
More Info: eventbrite.ca

Summer of Soul

2. Deck Chair Cinema: Summer of Soul

August 4

Pack up your beach chairs and blankets and watch a movie under the stars at Polygon Gallery’s deck chair cinema. This week they’re screening Questlove’s Oscar-winning documentary Summer of Soul. Crafted from footage of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, the film chronicles Black culture in a pivotal moment.

When: August 4
Where: Cates Deck outside Polygon Gallery
Cost: By donation
More Info: thepolygon.ca

Trash to Treasure

3. Turning Trash into Treasure

August 5 to September 3

Eleven artists from North Van to Pemberton were selected to represent their local arts councils and create unique pieces from objects revered through clean-up dives at lakes and ocean site. Their work gives waste a second life and, well, turns trash into treasure. Visitors can also participate in the exhibit by collectively creating a 3D sculpture of an octopus out of to-be-recycled coroplast signs.

When: August 5 – September 3
Where: CityScape Community ArtSpace
Cost: Free
More Info: northvanarts.ca

Harmony Arts Fest

4. Harmony Arts Festival

Through August 7

Harmony Arts Fest is returning to West Van with their celebration of the arts that features live music, visual art and awesome eats. The event also has a bespoke night market that runs from August 2-4, where you can purchase handmade goods from local artisans.

When: July 29-August 7
Where: Ambleside Park
Cost: Free
More Info: harmonyarts.ca

Burnaby Blues Fest

5. Burnaby Blues + Roots Festival

August 6

After a two-year hiatus, the Burnaby Blues + Roots Fest is back with a lineup that includes the Grammy-award winning band The War On Drugs, plus other popular performers like Ruby Waters, The Soul Rebels and Balkan Shmalkan. There will also be food trucks on-site as well as beer and wine service.

When: August 6
Where: Deer Lake Park
Cost: From $50
More Info: burnabybluesfestival.com