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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, June 8

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Daniel Chai Jun 08, 2018 5:00 am 1,135

Happy Friday, everyone! Have fun today by checking out one of these seven events in Vancouver today, June 8, 2018. 2018 Barn Burner, Coastal City Ballet, and more.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

2018 Barn Burner

  • What: District of North Vancouver Firefighters are once again hosting Barney Bentall, Odds, and Rich Hope at the Imperial Vancouver for a night of awesome music and dancing. This year’s special guest is Steven Page. Proceeds from the concert will go to Jack.org.
  • When: Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6:30 pm
  • Where: The Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $55

Father Time’s Timeless Comedy Time

  • What: Join Father Time as he brings a different guest star from the past, present, or future to judge a sketch comedy competition for the ages. Each week features two teams who have only three days to come up with 15 minutes of comedy for your viewing pleasure, with the winner coming back to defend their title next week.
  • When: Every Friday to June 29, 2018
  • Time: 10:30 pm
  • Where: Havana Vancouver – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

monte booker

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  • What: Soulection producer/DJ monte booker brings his smooth blend of R&B, hip-hop, and melodic electronica to Happy Ending Fridays.
  • When: Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Time: Doors 10 pm
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Surrey Greek Food Festival

  • What: The Surrey Greek Food Festival invites guests of all ages to celebrate Greek culture and experience Greek food. Featuring folk dancing representing various regions of Greece, and performances from around the world. Hosted by St. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.
  • When: Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 17, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: St. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church -13181 96 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Community Bike Tour

  • What: Free and fun activities include a community bike fair, a bike show by Trials Starts, an obstacle course, “Challenge Your Friend” races, bike decoration and repair stations, prizes and more. Come with or without your bike to participate.
  • When: Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Gilmore Community School – 50 South Gilmore Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents BODY LANGUAGE: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest

  • What: Guest curator Dion Kaszas of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation traces the deep-rooted traditions of Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment. Prior to the 1885 Potlatch ban, the art of tattooing and piercing was integral to Northwest Indigenous ceremony and social rank. Today, these traditions are re-emerging not as mere decoration, but to provide healing, protection and a meaningful sense of belonging.
  • When: Friday, June 8 to Sunday, January 19, 2018
  • Time: 10 to 5 pm
  • Where: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art – 639 Hornby Street, Vancouver
  • More Info: Online

Coastal City Ballet presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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  • What: Coastal City Ballet closes its 2017/18 season with the mischief, magic and misadventure of lauded German choreographer Irene Schneider’s enchanting ballet based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • When: Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $30-$40
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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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