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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, June 5

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Daniel Chai Jun 04, 2017 11:53 pm 809

A brand new week in Vancouver means new events to enjoy around the city. Check out our list of 7 things to do today, including a cocktail competition, free zumba, and more!

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

The Cascade Room’s Main Street Cup ll

  • What: The Cascade Room is hosting the second Main Street Cup, a bi-annual cocktail tournament open to any bar within a one-block radius of Main Street, from Crab Park to Marine Drive. The Cascade Room will select a maximum of ten mixologists to submit their own signature cocktail using The Botanist Gin and a mandatory foraged ingredient for their cocktail from anywhere on Main Street. Local band, Bonfire Ballerina, will be performing following the competition around 7:30 pm.
  • Where: The Cascade Room – 2616 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: June 5 from 4 pm ’til late
  • Cost: Free

Free Zumba Vancouver

Image: Zumba Vancouver / Facebook

  • What: Free Zumba classes presented by Vancouver Civic Theatres.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre’s Plaza – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 pm to July 24
  • Cost: Free.

RILS Comedy Fundraiser

  • What: The Residences for Independent Living Society has provided accommodations to adults living with disabilities in Vancouver for nearly 50 years. They’re holding a stand-up comedy fundraiser to help raise funds for this amazing humanitarian organization. Featuring headliner Katie-Ellen Humphries, Byron Bertram, Julia Stretch, Andrew Vallance, Emma Cooper and more.
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver
  • When: June 5 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Skratch Track: DJ Workshop

  • What: This introductory, two hour, hands-on workshop utilizes the DJ 808 controller recently launched by Roland and Serato.  The workshop provides a general overview of the gear and various functions including BPM, SYNC, Mix use of the TR S drum feature and the Sampler. Each participant will have a DJ 808 to work with during the workshop.
  • Where: Wired Studios – #206-1715 Cook Street, Vancouver
  • When: June 5 from 7 to 9 pm
  • Cost: Online, $27

Main Street Monday – A Night Of Games

  • What: Strategies Games and Hobbies will be in the tasting room with board games and party games. They will teach people how to play and run the games.
  • Where: Main Street Brewing – 261 East 7th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: June 5 from 7:30 to 11 pm
  • Cost: Free

Roundhouse Sculptors Society Show

Sculptors' Society of BC

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  • What: The Sculptors Society of BC presents the art show “Older and Loving It”, commencing June 5 with the opening reception. The Sculptors Society will exhibit a selection of contemporary sculpture illustrating their range of work – from the classic figurative to the abstract, including pop art and electronic artwork.
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • When: June 5 from 6 to 8 pm
  • Cost: Free

WWDC Kickoff & Viewing Party

  • What: Join Lighthouse Labs and ViDIA for a kick off and viewing party of this year’s WWDC. The live stream will be set up for viewing and there will be time after to discuss announcements and news. This event is open to anyone interested in learning more about Apple and iOS development.
  • Where: Lighthouse Labs – #350 128 W Hastings, Vancouver
  • When: June 5 from 10 am to 12:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, Free

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

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