What: The Jazz Festival kicks off Friday, with a whole host of events and shows. Artists playing this year include Joe Jackson, the Larry Fuller Trio featuring Lewis Nash, and the Rossi Gang, plus much much more – and many of the shows are free.
Where: Various venues across Vancouver
When: Festival runs Friday, June 24 until Sunday, July 3
What: A fundraising evening of good times hosted by the Meraloma Cricket Club. Learn to play lawn bowls with a lesson at the start of the night, then enjoy beer and pizza at the cash bar. Wear flat shoes (no heels) to protect the grass.
Where: Granville Park Lawn Bowling Club – 3025 Fir Street, Vancouver
When: Friday, June 24, from 6 to 9 pm
Tickets: On Eventbrite, priced $20; all money raised goes to support the Western Women’s Cricket Championship in July in Edmonton.
What: A positive conscious hip hop event that will showcase some of the best vocal improvisers in the Vancouver area. Featuring 16 artists, including Prevail, Emotionz, and Evan The Pirate, in 20-30 minute sets, plus a late night chill closing hip-hop set.
Where: Red Gate Arts Society – 855 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
When: From Friday, June 24, at 9 pm until Saturday, June 25, at 4 am
What: Presented by Cabaret For A Cure in support of BC Children’s Hospital, this collection of young Vancouver talent will bring you a variety of comedic sketches, musical entertainment, and engaging film. All ages welcome.
Where: Presentation House Theatre – 333 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver
When: Friday, June 24, doors at 6:15 pm, show at 7 pm