28 things to do in Vancouver this week: June 10 to 13

May 26 2019, 6:37 am

Springtime is just flying by! Get closer to summer with these 27 Vancouver events happening Monday, June 10 to Thursday, June 13. The Cult, Bard on the Beach, and more!

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

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Monday, June 10

Mat Collective Free Yoga

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What: Mat Collective’s 2019 outdoor summer yoga series features free classes at Kits Beach, on Main Street and in East Van throughout the week. In addition, there will be special events held throughout the summer.

When: Mondays to Fridays at Kits Beach, Tuesday to Saturday on Main Street, and Wednesdays in East Van
Time: Various times, check schedule for details
Where: Classes take place at Kitsilano Beach (1015 Maple Street), Main Street (95 E 32nd Ave.) and East Van (520 East 1st Ave.)
Admission: Free

Museum of Anthropology presents Shadows, Strings and Other Things

What: Over 250 puppets, old and new, from 15 countries, are illuminated in MOA’s new exhibition. From graceful Vietnamese water puppets and comical British hand puppets to the captivating stop-motion puppet animation of the award-winning Indigenous artist Amanda Strong—the full spectrum of human resilience and creativity is on display. With a focus on Asia, Europe and the Americas, the exhibition draws from MOA’s stunning international collection of puppets—the largest in Western Canada­—and reveals new acquisitions from China, Brazil, Sicily, Java, the UK and France.

When: Now to October 14, 2019
When: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Museum of Anthropology – 6393 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

A Taste of Honey – BC Farmers’ Market Beer Launch Party

What: Join BC Farmers Markets and Persephone Brewing Company at the official launch of their collaboration beer – the BC Farmers’ Market Honey Blonde Ale. Be the first to taste this freshly brewed Belgian-style blonde ale made with honey from seven different farms across BC. There will be live music, swag, and a chance to win $100 in market bucks to spend at Vancouver Farmers Markets.

When: Monday, June 10, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: The Cascade Room – 2616 Main St., Vancouver
More Info: Online

An Evening with Stormy Daniels

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What: Stormy Daniels, the American adult film actress who became embroiled in a legal battle with US President Donald Trump after alleging she was paid to keep quiet about an affair before he was elected, is coming to a Vancouver for a live Q-and-A session. She will there as part of a tour to promote her newly-published book, “Full Disclosure.” The event will be “an up-close-and-personal evening of conversation and audience Q&A, followed by a book signing and meet n’ greet,” according to The Rio.

When: Monday, June 10, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 E Broadway
Admission: $50 advance, available online now, or $60 at the door. 19+ only.

Jackson Hollow with The Antifogmatics

What: Jackson Hollow is a four-piece bluegrass band and two-time winner of the BC Country Music Association Gaylord Wood Traditional Country Award. Featuring special guests The Antifogmatics.

When: Monday, June 10, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: The ANZA Club – 3 W 8th Ave, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Cult

What: British rock band The Cult bring “A Sonic Temple” tour to Vancouver with special guests The Beta Machine.

When: Monday, June 10, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St., Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Books & Biscotti

What: Together with the Association of Italian-Canadian Writers, Il Centro presents a literary evening featuring readings from BC-based Italian-Canadian writers Vittorino Dal Cengio, Monica Meneghetti, and Anna Foschi Ciampolini, with special guests Ann Pearson, author, and Carolina Bergonzoni, dancer. The readings will be followed by light refreshments.

When: Monday, June 10, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre – 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Tuesday, June 11

Bard on the Beach


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What: Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the festival offers Shakespeare’s plays, related dramas, and several special events on the BMO Mainstage and the Howard Family Stage from June through September. The lineup this year includes The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare in Love, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Coriolanus.

When: Now to Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Vanier Park – 1695 Whyte Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Matilda the Musical

What: The Arts Club Theatre Company presents Matilda the Musical. Armed with an outsize wit and a vivid imagination, precocious Matilda takes a stand to change her destiny. Even cruel parents and a hardened headmistress can’t get in her way. From the wonderfully subversive imagination of Roald Dahl, this fun family musical will bring out the child in everyone. In partnership with Citadel Theatre and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

When: Now to July 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage – Arts Club 2750 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Kwantlen Street Farmers’ Market – Richmond

What: The market offers a rotating selection of food trucks and carts, vendors with local produce, fresh Okanagan fruit, locally brewed beer and BC wines, SPCA certified chicken and eggs, freshly baked French breads and pastries, and natural soap and body care products.

When: Every Tuesday to October 8, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Plaza in between the Richmond Public Library and the Minoru Place Seniors’ Centre – 7660 Minoru Gate, Richmond
Admission: Free

Best of the Great Trail – Vancouver Launch

What: Join author Michael Haynes at Indigo where he will be signing copies of The Best of the Great Trail, Volume 2 and chatting about the local trail scene in Vancouver.

When: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: Indigo – 1033 Robson Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Year of Magical Thinking

What: This one-woman show tells the story of dealing with the death of a spouse and simultaneous terminal illness of an adult child. This story is Joan Didion’s (screenwriter of A Star is Born) account of the year following the death of her husband, writer John Gregory Dunne, and her attempts to make sense of her grief while tending to the severe illness of her adopted daughter, Quintana. Starring Cory Philley.

When: Now to Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm (5 pm on Sunday)
Where: Roedde House Museum – 1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The VSO 100 Centennial Celebration

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (VSO)

What: Join Maestro Otto Tausk and the VSO with special guests host Ben Heppner and violinist James Ehnes plus Lucy Wang and Tate Zawadiuk for a gala concert that looks back on the last 100 years while preparing for the future. With music from Bach, Bernstein, Morlock, and Tchaikovsky, the evening features performances, multi-media presentations and a tribute to 100 Symphony Heroes who have helped bring the VSO where it is today.

When: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Tell Me Your Nightmares

What: A live podcast taping where local comedians and performers talk about nightmares. There are prizes to be won by submitting your nightmares ahead of time and by audience favourite. Onesies are encouraged.

When: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm to 9 pm
Where: Our Town Cafe 245 East Broadway Vancouver
Tickets: $7 at the door

Wednesday, June 12


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What: Los Angeles punk rock band L7 bring the Scatter the Rats Tour to Vancouver with special guests Le Butcherettes.

When: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Casual Birding Walk

What: ​Check out shorebirds, waterfowl, raptors and more on this 2.5-hour birdwatching amble. Presented by Delta Naturalists. Bring binoculars. Ages 9+.

When: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Time: 9 am to 12 pm
Where: Boundary Bay Regional Park – Meet at Cammidge House via Centennial Beach entrance on Boundary Bay Road, Tsawwassen
Admission: Free

Story Story Lie: Championships

What: All the winners from this past season of Story Story Lie compete for the championship at the Rio Theatre. Featuring Graeme Duffy, Melanie Rose, Montana Roselle, Ashlee Ferral, Andrew Lynch, and Claire Pollock. Hosted by Jo Dworschak and assistant Matt Loeb.

When: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Kozaemon Sake Dinner at Yuwa

What: Yuwa Japanese and Cuisine is hosting a one-night-only dinner on June 12 at 6:30 pm, Yuwa Sommelier and Co-Owner Iori Kataoka will welcome That’s Life Gourmet’s Mariko Taijiri and Mr. Munetaka Nakashima from Nakashima Jozo.

When: June 12, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Yuwa – 2775 W 16th Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $150

Port Moody Children’s Art Festival

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What: Featuring over 400 mixed media, oil paintings and drawings, and 150 young artists.

When: Now to June 12, 2019
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Port Moody Civic Centre Gallery – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Admission: Free

5X Art Party

What: 5X Fest is a South Asian Millennial Festival. 5X Art Party will feature young South Asian artists impacting art and fashion fans around the world. Celebrate local talent from Lower Mainland including visual artists and fashion designers. Artists include Anumation, Jessie Sohpaul, Made By Rambo, Erin Sandhu, Sunroop Kaur, Kiran Bhumber and more. 5X Art and Fashion Party is curated by and hosted in partnership with dontdoze. Event is 19+.

When: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Time: 7 pm to 12 am
Where: The Beaumont Studios – 316 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $20

Heritage Vancouver Society Tour and Talk: War Memorial Gym and Heritage at UBC

What: Join Heritage Vancouver for a walk through UBC to discuss the future of War Memorial Gym, one of Heritage Vancouver’s Top10 Endangered Sites, and other aspects of UBC’s heritage. The tour will also focus on the general context for heritage conservation at UBC, and will point out UBC’s early agricultural history and the mix of old and new sites along Main Mall, such as the Irving K. Barber Library and chemistry building. After the tour, participants will have a chance to ask questions and have a discussion with the tour leaders.

When: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: Old Barn Community Centre – 6308 Thunderbird Blvd. Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Thursday, June 13

5X Movie Night

What: 5X Movie Night will showcasing five acclaimed short films from different regions from around the globe. Film-lovers and filmmakers alike will be inspired by this unique collection of stories spotlighting a myriad of South Asian Diasporic identities and experiences. Films include The Drone and the KidThe Bus StopPagg, and Shunyata. 5X Movie Night is hosted in partnership with Dunya and Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival.

When: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: The Beaumont Studios – 316 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, $10

Theo Von

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What: Comedian and podcast host Theo Von is on the rise as he continues to sell out theatres worldwide while gaining millions of downloads per month of his popular podcast This Past Weekend. Theo Von will be at the Vogue Theatre as part of his Dark Arts Tour.

When: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Walk Richmond – Shell Road Trail

What: Stroll along this rural trail lined with tall trees and shrubs for a unique walking experience in an urban city centre. For all ages and is dog-friendly.

When: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Where: Shell Road Trail along the Shell Road corridor from Alderbridge Way to Williams Road. Meeting spot: Parking lot at the East end of Francis Road and No. 4 Road (parking is limited).
Admission: Free

VSO presents Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

What: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Harry Potter concert series is making a return this summer. Audiences will get to relive the magic of the sixth film installment  — Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, with music composed by Nicholas Hopper. Those who attend this concert series will be able to view the film on a high-definition screen while theme songs from the movie are performed live.

When: Thursday, June 13 to Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 7 pm (Thursday and Friday), 2 pm (Saturday)
Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Festival D’été Francophone de Vancouver / Vancouver Francophone Summer Festival

What: Discover more than a week of concerts under the banner of international francophone music. In a lively atmosphere, thousands of people come together to hear artists from across Canada and around the world. The audience is not limited to the Francophone and Francophile community, but includes the population of Vancouver at large as well as tourists who are interested in taking in a cultural experience that is unique on the West Coast.

When: Thursday, June 13 to Sunday, June 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Andrea Bocelli

What: Andrea Bocelli is performing at Rogers Arena in support of his new album “Sì”. Consisting of two parts – the first half of the evening will include Bocelli performing all of the best known operatic arias, followed by a performance of his most popular hits.

When: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Downtown Farmers’ Market

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What: A very urban market indeed, the pedestrian-friendly Hamilton Street welcomes vendors and farmers Thursday mornings and afternoons for a terrific food and shopping experience, right at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.

When: Every Thursday to October 3, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 608-688 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Admission: Time

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