What: The Canadian premiere of a new documentary aiming to reveal the real Nina Simone through over 50 intimate interviews with those who best knew the artistry and intentions of one America’s true musical geniuses.
Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
What: Musqueam community member Alec Dan will present and explore themes from the exhibition c̓əsnaʔəm: The City Before the City, drawing connections between past and present Musqueam culture and heritage.
Where: Museum of Vancouver – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
When: Thursday, June 16, from 7 to 8:30 pm
Tickets: From Museum of Vancouver, priced $15 for adults, $11 for students or free for MOV Members
What: Go back to the roaring 20s for an illicit speakeasy style dinner party, including a three-course meal, cocktails, beers, Kitty Nights’ Viva Vancouver Showgirls, jazz ensemble Rossi Gang and casino games.
Where: Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery – 310 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
What: Join the YWCA for a public panel discussion on the fallout from the Jian Ghomeshi verdict, to understand how legal, policing and community systems can better support survivors of sexual assault and violence.
Where: UBC Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
What: Volunteers are needed to help craft origami flowers for a Nitobe garden event, so why not take the opportunity to learn? Volunteers will be taught how to fold and assemble gorgeous flowers in the garden, plus it will count towards volunteer hours.
Where: UBC Botanical Garden, Reception Centre – 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver