What: It’s free to take part in Bike to Work Week. Register individually or as a team, stop at the Celebration Station for drinks and treats and log your bike rides to work for a chance to win a new bike, or a trip for two to Amsterdam on KLM.
Where: All over Vancouver, wherever your bike route takes you
What: For anyone curious about improv, or in need of a refresher, this three-session class will teach you the improvisational skills of Play, Spontaneity, Character and Story. No improv experience necessary.
Where: Instant Studios – 529 E Broadway, Vancouver
When: Three Mondays, starting May 30, from 8 to 10 p.m.
What: If you’re a Canadian female dancer, who works in Vancouver, between five feet four and five feet seven, proficient in contemporary, jazz, hip hop, and latin styles, you should probably head to this film audition for a female dance double.
Where: ScotiaBank Dance Centre – 677 Davie Street, Vancouver
What: Have you tried meditating and found your mind keeps racing no matter how you try to slow it down? This six-session series will practice different ways of relating to our restless agitated minds and see if we can find some peace after all.
Where: Mountain Rain Zen Community – 2016 Wall St, Vancouver
When: Starts Tuesday, May 31, at 7 p.m. through July 5
Register: On Eventbrite, $30 for series deposit, then donations at each class
What: Inspired by the original Southern-style seafood boils, this dinner will feature prawns and vegetables served family style, right from the pot. The meal will also be paired with the newest release from Phillips Brewing, a delicious Craft Pilsner.
Where: The Blackbird Public House – 905 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver
What: Have your say on the future of your city at the kickoff event for the redesign of Blood Alley Square and Trounce Alley in Gastown. Learn about the project and tell the city what you want to see in the Square.
Where: Blood Alley Square, Vancouver (nearby Salt Tasting Room and Tacofino Taco Bar)
When: Wednesday, June 1, from 4 to 7 p.m., drop by anytime during the event
What: This multi-Grammy-nominated alt rock band are coming to Burnaby, touring their new album Cleopatra, sure to be a great followup to their platinum-plus self-titled debut album, which featured huge hits Ho Hey and Stubborn Love.
Where: Deer Lake Park – 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
When: Wednesday, June 1, doors 5:30 p.m., show at 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.
What: Learn how to cook Lebanese Tabbouleh, Chicken Lemon Tagine and Coconut Mousse & Mango Coulis. You’ll get a snack on arrival, then get to eat everything you make during the class, while enjoying wine, chosen to pair with the food.
Where: The Uncommon Cafe – 477 Powell Street, Vancouver
What: Perhaps the biggest, most influential heavy metal band of the new millennium, Lamb of God are back from hiatus after a troublesome few years, touring the aptly titled VII: Sturm und Drang (Storm and Stress) album.
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
When: Wednesday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Available on Ticketmaster, priced from $46.50 to $96.50 plus fees
What: A big chance to have your say on housing and transit along the Cambie Corridor, from the Fraser River to 16th Avenue in the north. You’ll be able to tell the City what you think and hear some early ideas for unique sites.
Where: Oakridge Centre Auditorium – 650 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver
When: Thursday, June 2, from 4 to 8 p.m.. Alternative session on Saturday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
What: Have a beer as panelists remember Expo 86, the prototype SkyTrain and the Highway 86 installation and enjoy music by Gamelan Bike Bike, a group of Vancouver cycle enthusiasts who turn old bike parts into instruments.
Where: Museum of Vancouver – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
When: Thursday, June 2, bar opens at 6 p.m., music, presentations and discussion at 7 p.m., until 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: From MOV, priced $15 for adults, $11 for concessions, or free for MOV Members
What: This is a little far flung – literally – but if you’re a wannabe lumberjack or lumberjill and you’re free Thursday afternoons you could try axe throwing on Bowen Island. No experience necessary, all equipment provided.
Where: Doc Morgan’s Pub & Restaurant – 437 Bowen Island Trunk Road, Bowen Island
When: Every Thursday at 3 p.m. until July 14
Register: Drop in fee for casual Have-A Throws is $15 for 10 throws
What: The Goh Ballet’s annual show with original choreography created specifically for its students. This year, they’ve chosen the story of Peter, and the unexpected chain of events that occur when he leaves the garden gate open.
Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
When: Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
What: Calling all 90s kids… This week you can reminisce at the Rio with a screening of Good Burger, the cult-comedy starring Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell as two not-so-sharp teens who must save the fast food restaurant where they work.
Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 E Broadway, Vancouver
When: Friday, June 3, doors 11:30 p.m. movie 11:55 p.m.
Tickets: Available from the Rio, $8 in advance or $10 at the door
What: Five modern dance works of 12 minutes or less, by Vancouver’s most innovative young choreographers. Pieces include a duet with 10 metres of fabric, an exploration of the moon and a comment on the global war on terror with bharata natyam dance.
Where: ScotiaBank Dance Centre – 677 Davie Street, Vancouver
What: The alias of Canadian singer songwriter Dallas Green, City and Colour’s melodic acoustic and folk music is full of soft lilting vocals and delicate guitar. In Vancouver, he’s playing with Shakey Graves, who brings his own mix of blues, folk and rock and roll.
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
When: Friday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Available at Ticketmaster, priced $35 to $65 plus fees
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