What: Marlon Wayans is an actor, producer, comedian, writer and film director. His films have grossed more than $736-million in domestic box office, an average of nearly $50-million per outing. As a standup comedian, he is selling out gigs nationwide and adding shows every weekend.
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
What: Help bring clean water to families in Guatemala through Gwatermala’s fourth annual RunForH2O fundraising event here in Vancouver. The event is family-friendly, with musical performances and lots of fun activities to take part in after the run along the Fraser River. Eat some snacks, and enter to win some cool prizes.
Where: Riverfront Park – 2750 East Kent Street South, Vancouver
What: The Back Alley Artists Night is an annual, one night showcase brought to you by The Purple Stapler. It features the work of visual artists, filmmakers, slam poets, performance art and musicians from the Lower Mainland and provides an opportunity for cross discipline networking while celebrating amazing artists.
Where: CBC Studio 700 – 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
What: “Sushi and the City” invites you to attend an exclusive two-hour sushi and sashimi making class with Charlie Lee, a master sushi chef who was trained by two-Michelin-starred sushi chef Matsumoto Mizuho. In this unique class, attendees will learn the how to make restaurant quality sushi and sashimi using the latest techniques in Japanese gastronomy.
When: Saturday, June 4; 8:30 pm
Where: Address provided after booking
Price: Tickets range from $119 to $137.35 and can be purchased online here
What: They’ve won the Cagematch Tournament 2015, they’ve performed in festivals all over, including our very own Vancouver International Improv Festival. And now, they’re here with their own monthly show, it’s NATIONAL ANTHEM! Kerri, Allie, Andy, Geoff, Ronald, and Patrick are here to bring you an hour of hilarious improvised comedy.
What: Comedy Bucket is the show that gives you a different look at some of your favourite performers. We throw the prepared material out and bring you comics in their most vulnerable state… making it up as they go.
Where: Hot Art Wet City Gallery – 2206 Main Street, Vancouver
Vancouver has a plethora of different runs to offer. Whether you’re looking for a 5km, a 10km, a half or full marathon, there’s something out there for everyone from beginners to seasoned runners. Check out our rundown here.
What: The Canadian Jamaican Medical Assistance Society, is pleased to announce that Playwright Debra Ehrhardt has agreed to bring her One Woman Play, Jamaica Farewell, to Vancouver BC’s York Theater on the 5th of June at 3 pm.
Where: York Theatre – 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
What: Guests will tie on a bib (yours to keep) and raise a glass of Hatch wines before digging in. Hands stretch across the table to enjoy family style Poached BC Spot Prawns, Steamed New Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus and Green Butter Beans best enjoyed with White Cheddar & Jalapeno Scones.
Where: YEW seafood + bar – 791 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
What: Celebrating the conclusion of the 10th anniversary season, Turning Point Ensemble along with L’Abattoir is presenting a special artistic collaboration – Tasting Notes.Integrating the excellence of both Turning Point Ensemble and L’Abattoir provides an all-embracing experience of tasting extraordinary musicianship with exceptional wines and delicious appetizers, providing a sumptuous magical evening.
Where: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts – 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
What: The second year of the Showcase begins with a bang and an exciting new selection of short films made in and around the Lower Mainland as well as some great work from other parts of Canada and the world. Come and celebrate the creative culture of Vancouver.
Where: Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
When: Sunday, June 5; 6 pm
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Lauren is a former staff writer at Daily Hive. She's a graduate of BCIT's Broadcast and Online Journalism program.