7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, June 26

Jun 26 2017, 2:20 am

Community celebrations, dance parties, youth poetry and more – whatever your passion, we’ve got you covered. Get your Monday going with our list of seven things to do today in Vancouver.

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

Britannia Carving Pavilion Naming Ceremony

  • What: A family friendly event with food and cultural activities to honour this shared space in our community. Featuring live performances, cultural sharing, and an off the grill feast.
  • When: June 12
  • Time: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Where: Brittania Community Services Centre – 1661 Napier Street, Vancouver
  • Cost: Free



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  • What: Enjoy five days of free outdoor jazz music in Yaletown. Let’s Hear it for Yaletown is taking place in the week leading up to Canada Day and you’ll be able to hear jazzy beats from 11 am to 1 pm. If you’re working at that time don’t worry, you’ll have another chance to hear the band again between 5 and 7 pm.
  • When: June 26 to 30
  • Time: 11 am to 1 pm and 5 to 7 pm
  • Where: Various locations throughout Yaletown
  • Price: Free


  • What: Electro pop Toronto band DIANA hits Fortune Sound Club on their upcoming tour with guest Nicholas Krgovich.
  • When: June 26
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $12

35th Annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards And Party

  • What: Celebrate 35 years of The Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards and all the artists, technicians, and everyone in between who put their creativity on stage and show their dedication to outstanding professional theatre.  Hosted by Jacqueline Breakwell and Munish Sharma, halftime entertainment by Cause and Effect Circus, and dance party following the awards with DJ Oker Chen.
  • When: June 26
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $29.50

Greasy Spoon Diner Vol. 28

  • What: Get your tickets to this one of a kind charity event that will be featuring Chef Chris Whittaker’s (Forage, Timber) set menu inspired by diner food. Enjoy cocktails, craft beer, and wine. Money from the Greasy Spoon Diner series goes towards A Better Life Foundation , which aims to empower those struggling with addictions and mental illness.
  • When: June 26
  • Time: 5:30 to 10:30 pm
  • Where: Save On Meats – 43 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $95; buy via Eventbrite

June Youth Poetry Slam featuring the 2017 Youth Team

  • What: This month’s feature is the Poetry Squaddd aka the 2017 Vancouver Youth Slam Team. The team included Charity Ywaya, Nadia Alikashani, Ana Monfared, Andrew Warner and our grand slam champ, Emma Field.
  • When: June 26
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At the door, $4 for 18 and under, $6-$10 for 19 and up

Ziggy Marley

  • What: Pop/reggae superstar Ziggy Marley just took home another Grammy—his eighth—for his sublime new self-titled recording. Thirteen albums into his legendary career, his uplifting message of hope in the face of adversity is stronger than ever.
  • When: June 26
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketfly, $71-$76
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