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

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

Enjoy the sun and paella, a jewelry store on Granville Island, open air movies, tropical music and much more to heat up your week.

Here’s your weekly roundup of the city’s top events, including art shows, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, movies, markets, and other things to do that we think you’ll love. If you have a Vancouver event you’d like to submit, add it to our ongoing Vancouver events calendar here!

1. Enjoy your summer paella at Como Taperia

14th of July

Summer is for eating paella! Reserve your spot on the Como Taperia terrace and watch the Paella Guys in culinary action as you enjoy tapas and drinks à la carte: it’s the perfect lazy Sunday.

When: 14th of July
Where: How Taperia
Cost: €67.20
More information: comotoperia.com

2. Treat yourself to This local jewelry brand pop-up store on Granville Island

July 8-21

Local, female-run jewelry brand Lover’s Tempo is stepping out of the digital and into Vancouver’s quirky little island city to show off their new summer styles (anklets, puffy earrings, a colorful Pride-worthy Riot collection, and what the heck is a tennis bracelet). Plus, they feature artwork by this year’s Full Circle Artist Program artist, watercolorist Paula Barrantes. I say it’s time to treat yo’self (and why not treat yourself to a Lee’s Donut).

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

3. Enjoy a weekend of free fun for the whole family at the 22nd Vancouver Chinatown Festival

July 13-14

Slather your family in SPF 50 and head to Chinatown from 12pm to 6pm for a weekend of fun in the sun, including dance performances, an orchestra, Science World shows, Taiko drumming, tap dancing, a marching band, children’s theatre, a children’s corner with face painting and a lion dance workshop, food trucks and much more (if you can believe it!)

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

4. Enjoy a movie in the open air with Deckchair Cinemas Stop making sense

July 11

Grab a blanket or a camp chair and enjoy cinema the way God intended… under the stars! This Thursday (and for eight consecutive Thursdays), Polygon Gallery will be screening a new film each week, starting with the Talking Heads concert film (AKA the greatest concert film of all time). Enjoy pre-film music, local brewery drinks, and arrive early (7:00 PM) to catch the Anti-Icon: Apokalypsis Opening Celebration.

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

5. Embrace the tropical heat by dancing to tropical beats

July 13

Don’t fight the sweat, join in this sunset party featuring local cumbia favorites Empanadas Ilegales and an all-night dance playlist of afro-jazz, psychedelia, salsa, and other pumping beats.

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