7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, June 3

May 30 2019, 9:34 pm

June is in full swing, so start your new week with these seven fun things to do on Monday, June 3. We’ve got the Magnetic North Festival, Avatar, and more.

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

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Pop-Up Craft: Upcycled Wooden Key Chains

What: Join Craft Council of British Columbia and Downtown Vancouver for Pop-Up Craft: a series of free workshops in summer 2019. Billy Would Designs teaches attendees to make Upcycled Wood Keychains. You will be able to use ‘scrap’ pieces of wood to sand and decorate their own keychain or pin. Decorations will include cut-up newspapers, glitter and various other craft supplies.

When: Monday, June 3, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Lot 19 – 855 W Hastings St, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Magnetic North Festival 2019

What: The festival features shows in development where the audience becomes part of the progression of the work through their participation. There are also premieres of local productions from independent companies and artists to stimulate and provoke senses and emotions. Includes Me Love Bingo at the Culture Lab, Unscripted: Kuroko at PL 1422, and HIVE at Presentation House Theatre.

When: Various dates from now to Sunday, June 9, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Activate! Wellness Fair 55+

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What: Find information and resources all in one spot to stay safe, health and well. Visit over 40 booths of local organizations and companies offering programs, products and services specifically for those 55+ years. Drop-in for blood pressure checks by Wellness Clinic retired Registered Nurses, bone density scans and dietitian consultations and health and wellness resources and information. Then take part in over 20 workshops throughout the day with a focus on transportation, mobility and health in order to stay connected to community. This event is for 55+ and registration is required.

When: Monday, June 3, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Minoru Centre for Active Living – 7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond
Admission: Free, register online

Avatar: Country World Tour

What: Swedish heavy metal band Avatar brings their Country World Tour to Vancouver with guests Devin Townsend (acoustic), Dance With The Dead, and ‘68.

When: Monday, June 3, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: The Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

White Rock Farmers’ Market

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What: Live music, over 80 vendors, and great local produce and food products make the White Rock Farmers’ Market a great community event for South Surrey and White Rock.

When: Every Monday until October 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: 15154 Russell Avenue (Beside Whaling Wall) in White Rock
Admission: Free

Port Moody Children’s Art Festival

What: Featuring over 400 mixed media, oil paintings and drawings, and 150 young artists. There will also be live art demonstrations on June 8 from 9 am to 4 pm

When: June 3 to June 12, 2019
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Port Moody Civic Centre Gallery – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Admission: Free

Hosanna by Michel Tremblay

What: Hosanna by seminal French Canadian playwright Michel Tremblay shines light on the fear of change, identity, and the reluctance to release the illusion of self. Aging drag queen Hosanna, a man wanting to be a woman, wanting to be Elizabeth Taylor’s Cleopatra, with her live-in partner Curiette, a going-to-seed leather stud, faces a Halloween night feeling like an outsider in her own skin. Presented by UBC Theatre and Film. 

When: Now to Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 8 to 10:15 pm
Where: Dorothy Somerset Studio – 6361 University Boulevard, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

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