Top 10 Events to Attend in August

Start this August off by making plans to check out these amazing events! Including Pride at MOA, symphonic works from Disney and Marvel’s Avengers, and more.

Aug 3: Pride at MOA: From a Riot to a Revolution

Join MOA to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Stonewall— the New York City riots that sparked the modern fight for LGBT2SQIA+ rights and blossomed into an international rainbow celebration of diversity, inclusion and human rights, now known worldwide as Pride!

Aug 4: Squid Ancestors are Way Cool because . . .

Follow along on an epic adventure from the primordial ocean to the calamari on your dinner plate! Before there were mammals on land, there were dinosaurs. And before there were fish in the sea, there were cephalopods— Earth’s first truly substantial animals and the ancestors of modern squid.

Aug 8: Hands On Sourdough Workshop

Creating your own artisan sourdough is a lengthy but rewarding experience. In fact, the whole process usually spans over 2 days! In this 3-hour class, different stages of dough will be ready in advance to demonstrate as best as possible what to expect when you’re making it at home.

Aug 13-18: Inaugural International Collegiate Baseball Classic at UBC

UBC is hosting Keio University (Japan), University of Tokyo, and Sacramento State University (NCAA Div. 1) in a 4-team baseball tournament– an event not to be missed!

Aug 15: Rumour Mill | Amphitheatre Summer Series

Join us in the Roseline Sturdy Amphitheatre for an exciting lineup of performances! Rumour Mill is an Indie band based in Vancouver, BC, headed by Aline Daigle and Anna Katarina. Their music is a mix of ever-evolving pop, folk and country, similar to the sounds of Fleetwood Mac and Haim. Free to all UBC students, faculty and staff!

Aug 15: Beaty’s Nocturnal: Living Legends of Vancouver

Explore our relationships with waterways across Metro Vancouver at Living Legends of Vancouver: a premiere screening of short videos by students from the Emily Carr University of Art + Design. 

Aug 18: Legends of Heroes

Enjoy an afternoon of exhilarating film music featuring symphonic and choral works performed by the Vancouver Pops Orchestra and Choir. Featuring music from Marvel’s favourite Avengers and songs from Disney’s legendary heroes and cunning villains. It’s all your favourite characters and movie themes in one show!

Now-Aug 30: Nature & Nourishment: The Agrobiodiversity and Food Security Nexus

Drop by the Liu Institute Lobby Gallery between now and the end of August to enjoy the latest Lobby Gallery exhibition! The exhibit takes you around the world through the eyes of food systems researchers to explore the agrobiodiversity-food security nexus.

Aug 28: Cheese 101 – Let’s Make Mozzarella and Burrata

Make Mozzarella and Burrata under an hour while learning the basic science of cheesemaking. Taste a variety of local and global cheeses while learning how to differentiate the groups of cheeses with a little history blended in!

Aug 31: Japanese Tea Ceremony

Experience the Japanese Tea Ceremony at Nitobe Memorial Garden! See an authentic tea house and roji. Tea houses are structures created for the practice of the Japanese tea ceremony, known as chadō or sadō, “the way of tea.” Pass through the Roji, a garden that means “dewy ground,” on their way into the tea house.

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