7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, June 15

Jun 12 2017, 12:26 am

Whether you’re looking to rock out or be inspired to create your own masterpiece, we’ve got you covered!

Plan your day with our list of seven things to do around Vancouver, including Tool, the Vancouver Aquarium, and more.

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


  • What: This American alternative metal rock band from Los Angeles are renowned for their visual shows and have won three Grammy awards since the band formed back in the 1980s. Now, after a hiatus, they’re back in Vancouver.
  • When: June 15 at 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $75-$125

Making Documentaries

  • What: Representatives of CBC, Bell Media and the NFB will offer their insights into what they are looking for and the best way to connect with them. The panel includes Sandra Kleinfeld, Senior Director of Documentary, CBC Television; Michele McMahon, Production Executive, Original Programming, Bell Media; and Teri Snelgrove, Associate Producer, National Film Board of Canada. The moderator is Sheona McDonald, Director and Producer.
  • Where: Mahony and Sons – 601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver
  • When: June 15 at 6 pm
  • Tickets: Free for members of Field and Post, DOC BC and CMPA-BC
    $10 for non-members (at the door)

Tarrus Riley

  • What: Tarrus Riley is among the leading ambassadors of modern day Reggae Music in Jamaica; his commanding vocals, intuitive lyrics and vibrant personality have combined to create a formidable artiste with authentic credentials.
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • When: June 15 at 9:15 pm
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $32.50

Bhangra: WE

  • What: Join a panel of artists, musicians, and writers of all genders, as they discuss and explore the complexity of their identities as young South Asian change makers. This follows the success of last year’s panel Bhangra: SHE. Part of the City of Bhangra Festival.
  • Where: Kwantlen Polytechnic University- 12666 72 Avenue, Surrey
  • When: June 15 from 6 to 9 pm
  • Admission: Free

Art in the Park

  • What: A travelling Canada 150 exhibition that provides an opportunity for connection with the natural and cultural history of Glacier National Park. Featuring Pure Colour by Roberta Coombs and Ancestral Drift by Tiki Mulvihill.
  • Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
  • When: June 15 to July 16
  • Admission: Free

CINERAMA – Fight with a Stick

Image: Natalie Purschwitz

  • What: A play that isn’t really a play, CINERAMA defies expectations by making the stage the backdrop of Spanish Banks. Wear your sensible sandals out for this jaunt along the beach at low tide, as the production company plays with movement among the tides, with the backdrop of supernatural BC, and those menacing oil tankers.
  • Where: Spanish Banks Beach – 4801 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver
  • When: June 15 to 18 and 21 to 30 – check website 24 hours before performance for updates
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Night At The Aquarium 2017

  • What: Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre’s Night at the Aquarium. The festivities begin with the Taittinger Champagne Reception and delectable canapés amidst the stunning backdrop of aquatic creatures followed by a collaborative Ocean Wise four-course dinner prepared by Vancouver’s top chefs, paired with premier wines and spirits. All proceeds directly support the Aquarium’s ocean conservation, education and research initiatives.
  • Where: Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
  • When: June 15 at 6 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $350
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