What: Whether you’re a huge jazz fan or just getting into it, there’s something for everyone at the 32nd annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. This year’s highlights include a new initiative called Spotlight on Italy, as well as the festival’s first-ever collaboration with the VSO, courtesy of Branford Marsalis. More than 1,800 artists are slated to perform across 35 venues.
What: For this event the The Firehall Art Centre brings together restaurants, craft brewers, small-batch distillers, and performers for an exciting celebration. Patrons can expect offerings from establishments like The Diamond, Deacon’s Corner, Clough Club, Tuc Craft Kitchen, Kofta Meatball Kitchen, Save On Meats, The Pint, and Cadeaux Bakery, along with a silent auction and music.
When: June 22
Time: 7 pm
Where: Firehall Arts Centre – 280 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
What: Join the Richmond Chamber of Commerce’s 34th Annual Golf tournament and join in on a community tradition. Well over 100 business professionals and local leaders gather to network, have fun, and enjoy 18 holes, followed by a lavish buffet dinner.
Where: Quilchena Golf & Country Club – 3551 Granville Avenue, Richmond
What: Having been named one of Rolling Stone’s “50 Funniest People,” and Variety’s “Top 10 Comics To Watch,” Michael Che is quickly leaving his mark on the media landscape. Che is currently the co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s iconic “Weekend Update” segment where he is also a staff writer for the show. He also recently released his first hour-long stand-up special on Netflix.
When: June 22
Time: 7 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
What: A free film screening of Seth’s Dominion, followed by a live performance of Omnis Temporalis. Seth’s Dominion is a 2014 National Film Board of Canada animated/live action documentary directed by Luc Chamberland about the Canadian cartoonist Seth. Following the film, Mark Haney will lead a live musical theatre performance of Omnis Temporalis, bringing Seth’s graphic novella George Sprott: 1894-1975 to life.
Where: Richmond Art Gallery – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
What: Celebrating its 28th season, this beloved Shakespeare festival, known for its fresh takes on the Bard’s classics, will be transporting audiences to Italy all summer long. All four of its headliner shows – Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter’s Tale, The Merchant of Venice and The Two Gentlemen of Verona – have been set in the land renowned for wine, art and romance.