7 things to do in Vancouver today: Tuesday, June 12

Jun 8 2018, 6:09 am

Sports, dining, and concerts. Whatever your interests, we’ve got you covered with our picks of seven fun events happening in Vancouver today, June 12.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

International Wheelchair Rugby Canada Cup 2018

  • What: The world’s top wheelchair rugby teams come to Richmond to battle it out at the 8th Canada Cup International Wheelchair Rugby Tournament. Come cheer on Team Canada as they take on international rivals for the Canada Cup.
  • When: Tuesday, June 12 to Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Richmond Olympic Oval – 6111 River Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online

Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae Vancouver

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  • What: GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter, producer, actress, and activist Janelle Monae is making a stop in Vancouver for her North American Dirty Computer Tour. Monae will be joined by special guests Alexe Belle and Isis Valentino, known together as the soulful duo St. Beauty.
  • When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $42.00, $59.50, $85.00, via Live Nation


  • What: Approaching 20 years as a band and boasting a storied album catalogue, Stars returns with their eighth full-length release “There Is No Love In Fluorescent Light.”
  • When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $32.50

BCBC Sixth Annual Chair’s Dinner

  • What: Business Council of British Columbia’s Sixth Annual Chair’s Dinner will feature keynote speaker, David Frum, author, social and political commentator, and Senior Editor at The Atlantic. Hear Frum’s insights on what the Trump Presidency means for Canada’s relationship with our largest trading partner, the future of NAFTA, Canadian competitiveness in light of U.S. tax reform, opportunities for Canadian political and economic leadership, as well as opportunities for Canadian and BC businesses to grow, innovate, and attract talent in an increasingly complex world.
  • When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 8:45 pm
  • Where: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel – Waterfront Ballroom – 900 Canada Place, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Chef Meets Truck 2018

Chef Meets Truck


  • What: Chef Meets Truck serves up grub made by local restaurant chefs and food truck collabs. A ticket to this shindig costs $69 and it gets you access to all the food along with wine, beer, and cocktail tasters. Patrons can head to the intersection of Hamilton an Nelson and get in on the epic eats at this event presented by the Chefs’ Table Society of British Columbia.
  • When: Tuesday, June 12, 2019
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Intersection of Hamilton an Nelson (Yaletown)
  • Tickets: $69; buy online

SongBird North

  • What: Variety is par for the course with Vancouver’s longest-running songwriters’ showcase, where listeners can expect to discover talented artists who are new to them and hear familiar voices in a different way. Featuring Michelle Creber (Vancouver), John Wort Hannam (Alberta), and Christopher Ward (LA / Toronto).
  • When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: The Roundhouse – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$18

Suburbia Takes on Main Street

  • What: Join Michelle Kim (Running Through Sprinklers), Charlie Demers (Property Values), and Sam Wiebe (Cut You Down) for readings and conversation with three local authors who’ve found inspiration east of Boundary Road.
  • When: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6:30 pm
  • Where: Book Warehouse Main Street 4118 Main St., Vancouver
  • Admission: Free
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