5 things to do in Vancouver today, Thursday June 16

Jun 15 2016, 9:17 pm

Woo hoo, it’s Thursday – which means it’s almost Friday! So how about we get the weekend started early today?

Here are 5 things to do in Vancouver today, from savouring the true musical genius of Nina Simone to learning the craft of origami flower making.

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

The Amazing Nina Simone

  • What: The Canadian premiere of a new documentary aiming to reveal the real Nina Simone through over 50 intimate interviews with those who best knew the artistry and intentions of one America’s true musical geniuses.
  • Where: Vancouver Playhouse – 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, June 16, at 7 pm
  • Tickets: From Vancouver Playhouse, priced $35-$50

c̓əsnaʔəm: The City Before The City

  • What: Musqueam community member Alec Dan will present and explore themes from the exhibition c̓əsnaʔəm: The City Before the City, drawing connections between past and present Musqueam culture and heritage.
  • Where: Museum of Vancouver – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, June 16, from 7 to 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: From Museum of Vancouver, priced $15 for adults, $11 for students or free for MOV Members

Prohibition Night

  • What: Go back to the roaring 20s for an illicit speakeasy style dinner party, including a three-course meal, cocktails, beers, Kitty Nights’ Viva Vancouver Showgirls, jazz ensemble Rossi Gang and casino games.
  • Where: Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery – 310 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, June 16, from 6 to 11 pm
  • Tickets: On Eventbrite, priced $60

The Ghomeshi Verdict: What’s Next?

  • What: Join the YWCA for a public panel discussion on the fallout from the Jian Ghomeshi verdict, to understand how legal, policing and community systems can better support survivors of sexual assault and violence.
  • Where: UBC Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, June 16, from 5:45 to 7:30 pm
  • Register: On Eventbrite, totally free

Origami Flower Making

  • What: Volunteers are needed to help craft origami flowers for a Nitobe garden event, so why not take the opportunity to learn? Volunteers will be taught how to fold and assemble gorgeous flowers in the garden, plus it will count towards volunteer hours.
  • Where: UBC Botanical Garden, Reception Centre – 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, June 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
  • Register: On Eventbrite, totally free
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