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10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, June 24

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Daniel Chai Jun 23, 2017 12:42 pm 1,692

The heat is on and the weekend is just getting started! From Doors Open Vancouver to the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, here are our 10 things to do this Saturday, June 24.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Claude Monet’s Secret Garden exhibit

  • 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.
  • When: June 24 to October 1
  • Where: Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Price: Included in Art Gallery admission price

Vancouver Mural Festival 2017 

Vancouver Mural Festival

Vancouver Mural Festival

  • 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.
  • When: June 24 to August 12
  • Where: Various locations around the city, check website for details
  • Cost: Tickets available online. One walking tour $25. Two walking tours $40. Student and senior discount: $20 for one tour or $35 for both.

Kimono History Talk By Hitomi Harama

  • 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
  • Tickets: Online, free

Wild Walks with the Fur-Bearers at Capilano Canyon

  • What: A hike for the whole family at Capilano Canyon. Learn about flora and fauna on your guided hike, with educational activities for the kids.
  • When: June 24
  • Time: 10 am to noon
  • Where: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park (meet at Capilano Fish Hatchery) – 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
  • Cost: $10 per adult, up to 3 kids per adult for free

WWE Live Summerslam Heatwave Tour

  • 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.
  • When: June 24
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$115

Concord Pacific Vancouver Dragon Boat Festival 2017

  • 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
  • Tickets: Not required – free event

BC Lions vs. Edmonton Eskimos

  • What: CFL action takes over BC Place when the Lions face off with the Eskimos
  • When: June 24
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: BC Place
  • Tickets: Online, $5-$138.50

Doors Open Vancouver 2017

The Orpheum/Doors Open Vancouver

  • 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.
  • When: June 24
  • Time: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Where: 16 buildings across Vancouver
  • Price: Free

2017 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

  • 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.
  • When: Now to July 2, 2017
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various venues across Vancouver
  • Tickets: coastaljazz.ca. Many free shows to enjoy.

T&T Supermarket beauty blogger event

  • 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.
  • When: June 24
  • Time: 1 to 5 pm
  • Where: Metropolis Mall Atrium court – 147-4800 Kingsway, Burnaby
  • Price: Free

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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