What: Renowned feminist author, poet, multimedia artist and genuine international phenomenon, Rupi Kaur makes Vancouver her only Canadian stop on a whirlwind 2017 world tour. Called “the voice of her generation”, Kaur’s first book of poetry and prose was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than seven months, and she has more than 700,000 Instagram followers. Opening for Kaur’s spoken word performance is Baltimore-based singer, Beya Likhari.
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
What: DisruptHR is an information exchange designed to energize, inform and empower executives, business leaders and people in the HR field. Disrupt talks have been given and attended by C-Suite leaders, technologists, restaurateurs, students, politicians and HR professionals.
Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
What: Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver is bringing together some of today’s top francophone artists in one amazing festival. From June 14 to 27, the whole city will be in celebration mode, with two weeks of vibrant francophone music. The festival will welcome performers in various Vancouver venues for an eclectic mix of concerts, with frenzied scat melodies, strains of ukulele (Combustion Lente), a racy interlude of sensuality (La Ceinture de Vénus), percussion galore, all embellished with the rhythms of world music and chords on piano and guitar.
What: Located just steps away from the Surrey Central SkyTrain station and bus loop Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market is a vibrant gathering place that aims to promote small-scale farmers, food producers, and artisans.
Where: North Surrey Rec Centre – 10275 City Parkway, Surrey
What: Take a few minutes out of your day to share the positive Yaletown vibe at the I Heart Yaletown 4th Annual Community BBQ. Connect with neighbours, savour a free BBQ treat (be ready for the line up!), let the kids go for it at the craft table, and check out the musical entertainment.
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
What: Featuring songs from musicals such as Waitress, Dogfight, and Sister Act, and movies such as Moana and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, this show is sure to delight audience members of all ages and sizes.
Where: Waterfront Theatre – 1412 Cartwright Street, Vancouver