7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, June 24

Jun 21 2019, 6:33 am

Start your week with one of these seven fun events happening in Vancouver on Monday, June 24. Let’s Hear It For Yaletown, Negroni Week, and more await!

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

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Oprah Winfrey

What: The one and only Oprah Winfrey is embarking on a multi-city Canadian tour, where she’ll be sharing her key lessons and the personal stories that helped set the course for her best life. Winfrey will speak about the moments throughout her life that helped direct her on her path before being joined on stage by a special guest who impacted her journey for a unique one on one conversation.

When: Monday, June 24, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way
Tickets: Online

Imperial Series – The Suffers

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Kam Franklin from The Suffers/Vancouver International Jazz Festival

What: Coastal Jazz & Blues Society’s Imperial Series is a series of performances taking place at The Imperial at 319 Main Street during the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. The full lineup during the Imperial Series will include a number of performers, including The Suffers on June 24.

When: June 24, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: The Imperial – 319 Main Street
Tickets: Available online from $25

Let’s Hear It For Yaletown, curated by Vancity Hot Jazz Society

What: Let’s Hear It For Yaletown, a vibrant jazz festival curated by Vancity Hot Jazz Society and hosted by Yaletown Business Improvement Association (BIA), will be taking over Bill Curtis Square from Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28.

This is your chance to hear Canadian hot jazz bands perform live during your lunch break (12 to 2 pm) or after work (5 to 7:30 pm), right in the heart of Yaletown. There’s also going to be free swing dance lessons taking place so you can hone your two-step skills in between live jazz sessions.

When: June 24 to 28, 2019
Time: 12 to 2 pm | 5 to 7:30 pm daily
Where: Bill Curtis Square (Canada Line Station at Mainland and Davie)
Price: Free

Free Music Workshops – TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

What: The Jazz Festival has lots of opportunities to learn more about music, musicians, techniques, and the artistic process through its carefully curated series of free workshops. Workshops take place from June 24 to 28 at Tom Lee Music at 728 Granville Street at 1 pm daily. Workshops include Montreal-based guitarist Vicky Mettler, NY pianist Angelica Sanchez, NY guitarist Ava Mendoza, NY pianist and vocalist Patricia Barber, and London-based pianist Alexander Hawkins.

Later that week, the action moves the Roundhouse Community Art and Recreation Centre, with Workshops at the studio beginning at 1:30 pm on Saturday, June 29 and continuing Sunday, June 30. Artists include Ingrid Laubrock, Tomas Fujiwara, Jeff Younger, Malcolm Goldstein, Keir Neuringer, and member of In Love With.

When: Monday, June 24 to Friday, June 28, 2019 (Tom Lee Music), Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30 (Roundhouse Community Centre)
Time: 1 pm (Monday to Friday), 1:30 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Tom Lee Music – 728 Granville Street, Vancouver; Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
More Info: Online, Free

Vancouver Negroni Week 2019

Negroni Week Vancouver 2019

Classic Negroni from Boulevard (Courtesy Boulevard)

What: Vancouver Negroni Week 2019 officially kicks off June 24 and runs until June 30, which means bars around Canada will be celebrating the classic cocktail while raising money for some charities at the same time. There are 73 Vancouver bars and restaurants participating in this year’s celebratory week.

This event takes place worldwide, where establishments around the globe donate a portion of the sales of Negroni cocktails and related items to over 40 charities. Negroni Week first launched in 2013 and it has raised well over $1 million since.

When: Monday, June 24 to Sunday, June 30, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
More Info: Online

Jesse – an ASL opera workshop reading

What: Jesse – An ASL Opera is a workshop reading by Landon Krentz, Heather Molloy & Paula Weber resulting from a two-week experimental process that gathered Deaf and Hearing artists to explore how poetry, music, English and ASL intersect. Bi-cultural and bilingual, this experience reflects a creative process that was both riveting and uncomfortable. Part of Queer Arts Festival.

When: Monday, June 24, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Pay What You Can

Célébration de la Saint Jean-Baptiste

What: Société francophone de Maillardville invites you to celebrate St. Jean Baptist day on Monday, June 24. Music, games and a nice atmosphere will be waiting for you! Feel free to bring your own instruments. Hot dogs and cakes will be served.

When: Monday, June 24, 2019
Time: 4 to 8 pm
Where: Société francophone de Maillardville – 938 Brunette Avenue, Suite 200, Coquitlam
Admission: Free