27 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: June 8 to 10
Daniel ChaiJun 07, 2018 3:37 pm4,392
One of the last spring weekends is here, so get outside already! Here is our list of 27 things to do in Vancouver on Friday, June 8, Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10! Enjoy BREAKOUT Festival, Italian Day, and more.
And for more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
What: Surrey Doors Open is a free event for all ages providing a unique opportunity for Surrey residents and visitors to experience the cities rich culture, history, art, and architecture. Explore 30 different venues in Whalley, Cloverdale, Newton, and South Surrey. The venues will feature a mix of historic sites, modern architecture, public art and green spaces.
When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Venues across Surrey
Admission: Free. Some venues may offer additional experiences or goods for a fee.
What: Urban Shift explores two perspectives on the Vancouver urban landscape. The works are shaped by personal relationships to the city, and expressed through manipulated photographic images and painting. Featuring the works of Carolina de la Cajiga and Martha Jablonski-Jones, and is hosted and organized by the Burnaby Arts Council.
When: Saturday, June 9 to Saturday, June 30, 2018
Time: Various times
Where:Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
What: Drop down at Vaulted Venue and stock up on Slurp Juice on special all night at VENUE’s Fortnite Theme Party. Featuring resident DJs Rashad Rawkus, Grayson Repp, and J-traxx – dressing up is strongly encouraged.
What: Get on your highest pair of heels and be prepared to strut all for a good cause supporting LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees. STRUT is an annual walkathon that raises funds for Foundation of Hope’s (FOH) commitment to support LGBTQ newcomers to Canada.
What: Vancouver’s annual Italian Day is set to pack Commercial Drive with pasta, pizza, and partygoers again on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Join thousands of Vancouverites in a celebration of all things Italian as Commercial Drive will transform into a vibrant 14-block car-free zone, featuring over 150 merchants, food vendors, and entertainment.
When: Sunday, June 0, 2018
Time: 12 to 8 pm
Where: Commercial Drive (from Venables Street to Grandview Cut)
What: The 28th Annual Sockeye Run Car Show features classic cars, music, and entertainment. There will be Hot Wheels racing in the park, plus a model building workshop for kids with a model contest following. Free parking available at the Steveston Community Centre.
What: Learn how to bring more nature to Burnaby with free workshops, invasive species pulls and exhibits by environmental stewardship partners. Cash only charity barbecue provided by the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society.
When: Sunday, June 10, 2018
When: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion – 6871 Roberts Street, Burnaby
What: No one can teach you how to make sourdough, beginning to end, in 2 hours. But in this demonstration event, you will learn the basics: how to care for your starter, how to knead, rest, and cook a loaf, with 3 stages of the making presented. You get to go home with a sample of sourdough starter (bring your jar), a piece of loaf and recipes.
When: Sunday, June 10, 2018
Time: 1:30 to 4 pm
Where: Trout Lake Community Center, 3350 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
What: The best of two different worlds: watching a classic flick on the big screen and the comfort of your own hot tub. Films include Anchorman, Wedding Crashers, Hangover, Mean Girls, Dirty Dancing, and Zoolander.
When: Now to Sunday, June 10, 2018
Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
Where: Secret location, TBA
Tickets:Online, starting at $45 for entry and movie admission