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5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (July 11-17)

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

Read on for this week’s lineup.

Smoke Signals

1. Deck Chair Cinema: Smoke Signals

When: July 14

Bring some blankets and beach chairs and enjoy a movie under the stars at Polygon Gallery’s Cates Deck. This week they’re screening Smoke Signals, a drama set on a reservation in Idaho that the examines disparate cultural identities within the Indigenous community.

When: July 14
Where: Cates Deck outside Polygon Gallery
Cost: By donation
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Sacred Journey

2. Sacred Journey

July 14-February 20

Science World’s new exhibit, Sacred Journey, explores and celebrates the history and culture of Indigenous Marine place-based peoples through figurative art, interactive audio and videos, and displays of those who have participated in a Tribal Canoe Journey.

When: July 14-February 20
Where: Science World
Cost: Tickets included with admission to Science World (from $20.30)
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Robin Hood

Credit: Credit: Lorraine Ashdown

3. Robin Hood

July 16-23

Presentation House Theatre is launching their summer outdoor theatre with the presentation of Robin Hood. As timely as ever, this adaptation casts beloved characters in a fun and fresh light—they’re tackling the chronic issues of injustice and inequality though laughter music and adventure.

When: July 16-23
Where: Presentation House Theatre
Cost: From $15
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Bard on the Beach

Credit: Credit: Emily Cooper

4. Bard on the Beach Family Day

July 17

Enjoy a special performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in an environment that is welcoming towards audience members moving about, making noise and exiting/entering the auditorium. Age restrictions are relaxed during this performance so it makes for a great family activity.

When: July 17
Where:  BMO Mainstage and Howard Family Stage, under the tents at Sen̓áḵw/Vanier Park
Cost: From $27
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Bastille Day 2

5. Bastille Day Festival

July 16

Celebrate the National Day of France at this festival that includes a French market full of tasty treats, a wine and beer garden, live music, and a classic car show.

When: July 16
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
Cost: Free
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