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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, June 2

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Daniel Chai Jun 01, 2017 1:35 pm 1,396

Fridays just make everything better! Fill your day with our rundown of seven things to do around Vancouver, including the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, Vancouver Queer Slam, and more.

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

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup on the West Coast Trail, BC (Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup/Facebook)

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup on the West Coast Trail, BC (Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup/Facebook)

  • What: The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is Canada’s largest conservation-based cleanup program, an initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium and WWF-Canada. Learn firsthand about the lasting impact litter has on our turtles, seabirds, whales and otters while cleaning out shorelines.
  • Where: Various locations around Metro Vancouver. Find a cleanup on the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup website.
  • When: June 2 to 5
  • Cost: Free

Midnight Oil

  • What: Midnight Oil is more than just a rock & roll band. From the beaches of Sydney to the streets of Manhattan, they’ve stopped traffic, inflamed passions, inspired fans, and broken new ground. Now they’re on The Great Circle tour, stopping in Vancouver.
  • Where: Malkin Bowl opposite Stanley Park Pavilion – Stanley Park, Vancouver
  • When: June 2 at 6:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $55

Zajac Nights – The Roaring 20s

Great Gatsby / Youtube screencap

  • What: Take a trip back in time to The Roaring 20s at Vancouver’s Terminal City Club in support of Zajac Ranch for Children. Each room will fully immerse you in the revelry of the era, with food and drink, live music, DJs, and lively entertainment. Flapper dresses, Gatsby inspired suits, hats, headbands, feathers – come 20s inspired or just as you are.
  • Where: Terminal City Club – 837 Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: June 2 at 6:45 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $200

ESF Shop n’ Bop! ICONS Vintage Market Edition!

  • What: At ICONS you’ll find the best local vintage clothing vendors, with some cool flea market collectors and vintage enthusiasts thrown into the mix. 
  • Where: The Ellis Building – 1024 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: June 2 from 6 to 10 pm
  • Tickets: $3

Do Make Show

  • What: An evening of five short dance pieces created by local choreographers, All Bodies Dance is an inclusive dance company that explores the meaning of movement and limitation with dancers of all abilities. VocalEye is partnering with All Bodies Dance to provide live dance description for audience members with vision loss
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • When: June 1 to 2 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Jillian Christmas at the Vancouver Queer Slam

Image: Jillian Christmas / Facebook

  • What: A showcase, expression and celebration of the work of Van Slam’s writers of queer poetry. Featuring Jillian Christmas, the winner of 2016’s Capturing Fire Queer Summit, this slam will determine which poet will have the chance to officially represent Vancouver Poetry Slam in Washington, DC.
  • Where: The Wise Hall – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
  • When: June 2. Signup at 7 pm, show at 8 pm
  • Tickets: $6-$10 sliding scale.

Scenic Adventures – An Operatic Vacation

  • What: Young People’s Opera Society of BC kicks off its 13th season with Scenic Adventure, showcasing some of BC’s up-and-coming young opera singers performing recitatives and arias from around the world.
  • Where: Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • When: June 2 to 3 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $17.95-$22.95

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

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