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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, June 1

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Daniel Chai May 31, 2017 1:00 pm 957

Welcome to June, everyone! Kickstart your month with these seven things to do around Vancouver!

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

John Legend

  • What: Acclaimed, multi-platinum selling, Oscar, Golden Globe, and 10x Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter John Legend will be in the city as part of his “Darkness and Light Tour.” This show is bound to be legendary.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: June 1 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$125

Mark Forward

  • What: A multi Canadian Comedy Award winner, Mark currently can be seen on the latest season on Fargo on FX, and CraveTV’s Letterkenny.
  • Where: The Comedy Mix – 1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • When: June 1 to 3
  • Tickets: Online, $15-20

Downtown Farmers’ Market

  • What: This local food destination is situated on the corner of Georgia & Hamilton at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza. Shop fresh weekly to enjoy quality fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, eggs and poultry, baked goods, artisan food and craft, fresh fish, and local craft beer, wine and spirits.
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: Every Thursday from 11 am to 3 pm, June 1 to October 5

Music Waste 2017

  • What: Music Waste is an independent music and art festival held annually in Vancouver. Happening over four days at the beginning of June, Music Waste is entirely volunteer-run and organized, and showcases over 70 local bands.
  • Where: Venues across Vancouver
  • When: June 1 to 4
  • Tickets: Online, $15.75

Granville Island Farmers’ Market

  • What: The Granville Island Farmers Market is the oldest of its kind in Vancouver offering customers fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers. This market also has local craft beer and wine vendors too.
  • Where: Triangle Square (between the Net Loft and the Public Market), Granville Island
  • When: Every Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm, June 1 to September 28

Mat Collective Free Yoga

Woman doing yoga outdoors (lkoimages/Shutterstock)

Woman doing yoga outdoors (lkoimages/Shutterstock)

  • What: Returning for its second year, Mat Collective started as a yoga mat recycling program. Now, the program will offer free yoga indoor and outdoor classes every day all summer long. Mat Collective offers five classes: Hatha, Flow, Power, Kundalini, and Yin. The classes are designed for all levels.
  • When: June 1 to August 31. Times vary. Check schedule for details.
  • Where: Classes take place at Kitsilano Beach Park 1499 Arbutus Street and 95 East 32nd Avenue in Vancouver. Check the full schedule here. 
  • Cost: Free

SHIFT Festival 10: Passion Projects

  • What: SHIFT Theatre presents the tenth annual iteration of their signature event. Three diverse Passion Projects are presented nightly, and their universal thread of “Fierce Truth Telling” reflects SHIFT’s move to collaborate with more experienced artists and activists, driven to create works that reflect our conflicted times.
  • Where: Firehall Arts Centre – 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
  • When: June 1 to 3 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $25

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

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