7 things to do in Vancouver: Tuesday, June 27

Jun 27 2017, 1:12 am

You deserve a break today! Call up your friends and check out our list of seven things to do in and around Vancouver today, including a multicultural celebration, YVR Food Fest, and more.

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

Cyrus Chestnut Trio

Cyrus Chestnut (Coastal Jazz)

Cyrus Chestnut (Coastal Jazz)

  • What: First-call pianist for the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band and both The Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestras, Cyrus Chestnut absorbed years of experience as a sideman with Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, and scores of other great players. Now, he’s stepped into the spotlight as a charismatic and thought-provoking composer and bandleader. Blending contemporary and traditional jazz with gospel and hints of Latin and samba, some call Chestnut the greatest jazz pianist of his generation.
  • When: June 27
  • Time: 7:30 and 9:30 pm
  • Where: Pyatt Hall – 843 Seymour St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketfly, $40

YVR Food Fest

  • What: Arrival Agency’s sixth installation of their popular summertime food festival (formerly known as Food Cart Fest) will offer not only their signature Street Food Showdown, but expanded foodie programming that will include a long table dinner, a huge outdoor brunch, a Canada Day BBQ with live music, and the speaker series Food For Thought.
  • When: June 27 to July 3
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various venues around Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Ryan Adams

  • What: Acclaimed singer-songwriter Ryan Adams returns to Vancouver in support of his 15th studio album, Prisoner, a direct transmission from the singer-songwriter’s psyche and soul, right down to the album artwork painted by Adams himself.
  • When: June 27
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $35-59.50

Improv X Canada

  • What: The Fictionals and Friends are celebrating Canada 150 on June 27 at Cafe Deux Soleils with Maple Mayhem. Improv X Canada will be inspired by the newsmakers, sights and history of this great country for a night of comedy.
  • When: June 27
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Cafe Deux Soleils – 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At the door, $7 or $5 for students

Elaine Quehl – A Design Journey

  • What: Award-winning Canadian quilt artist, teacher and designer, Elaine Quehl offers a digital presentation and trunk show of her recent work. Elaine is best known for colourful, nature-themed art quilts featuring luscious foliage, flowers and trees. She was the Canadian Quilter’s Association Teacher of the Year in 2015.
  • When: June 27
  • Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Richmond Cultural Centre – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Cost: $5

Unite! A celebration of Canadian multiculturalism

Canada Place

Image: Canada Place/Shutterstock

  • What: Engage with artisans and roaming performers, participate in a variety of interactive experiences, workshops, and creation stations as you make your way to the North Point for the main event. The stage on the North Point will be programmed throughout the day with a variety of acts – popular performers including musicians, dancers and drummers. The day will finish off with a free concert on the stage at the North Point, featuring Alex Cuba and headliners Delhi 2 Dublin.
  • When: June 27
  • Time: 10 am to 8 pm
  • Where: Canada Place – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Cost: Free


  • What: Newly formed Bokanté is the brainchild of Snarky Puppy founder Michael League, bringing together eight musicians from four continents to create a diverse ensemble rich in groove, melody and soul.
  • When: June 27
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketfly, $45-$50
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