What: Imagine being able to see the greatest works of a famous French painter right here in Vancouver. Starting June 24 you’ll be able to with Claude Monet’s Secret Gardenexhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery. There’s going to be a whopping 38 paintings from his epic collection of the Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris. By looking at them you’ll be taken on his artistic journey throughout the Parisian countryside and views of the River Thames.
What: The Vancouver Mural Festival is the city’s largest display of street art, which features murals that have transformed the city’s blank walls into incredible pieces of artwork. Take a guided tour of all the art pieces around the city to learn more about the artists and their work. The tours will connect you with the artists’ vision and creative process, and give you behind the scenes information about how the murals were designed. 25% of each ticket purchased will go directly to support the festival.
What: This exhibit showcases the beauty of Japanese culture through the lens of kimono. Guest curator Hitomi Harama, a resident of Victoria, comes from a family of kimono artisans and collectors from Japan. Exhibit highlights include the philosophy of kimono, the art of kimono, and the ecological aspects.
When: June 24
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
What: The WWE LIVE Summerslam Heatwave Tour makes a stop at Rogers Arena. This will be your chance to see your favourite WWE Smackdown Superstars live, including AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Charlotte Flair, Shinsuke Nakamura, and many more.
What: The popular festival is set to include ‘The World Beat Stage’, featuring top Canadian musical talent over three days. Street performers and circus acrobats will also roam throughout the festival’s site at Concord Pacific Place and Creekside Park along False Creek near Science World. All while the dragon boat races are in action.
When: Now to June 25, 2017
Time: Saturday from 8 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm.
Where: Concord Pacific Place, Creekside Park, and the waters of False Creek
What: Doors Open Vancouver is a free all-ages public event offering exclusive behind-the-scenes access to interesting and unusual buildings in Vancouver. Explore hidden gems and architectural treasures within the city. From design, history, heritage to function, each site displays a significant part of Vancouver’s evolving story.
What: Whether you’re a huge jazz fan or just getting into it, there’s something for everyone at the 32nd annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. This year’s highlights include a new initiative called Spotlight on Italy, as well as the festival’s first-ever collaboration with the VSO, courtesy of Branford Marsalis. More than 1,800 artists are slated to perform across 35 venues.
What: T&T Supermarket is bringing local bloggers together for a makeup demo and skincare sampling event at Metropolis at Metrotown. The event at the Metropolis Mall Atrium court features makeup tips from industry pros, covering everything from primer to contouring.