10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, June 29

Jun 27 2019, 6:47 am

Keep the long weekend vibes going! From Jazz Weekend to Bernadette Peters with the VSO, here are 10 fun events to enjoy on June 29 in Vancouver!

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David Lam Park Jazz Weekend 2019

What: Coastal Jazz will present a whole weekend of free outdoor music at David Lam Park on June 29 and 30. Head down to the park to enjoy the music of the world in Yaletown’s back yard. The weekend will feature indoor and outdoor stages, kids activities, food trucks, licensed bars, and more.

When: Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, July 30, 2019
Time: 12 to 10 pm
Where: David Lam Park — 1300 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver
Admission: Free

Dido

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What: Dido’s first tour in 15 years is in support of her new album, Still on My Mind. You can expect to hear a mix of Dido’s older tracks and music from the latest album at her Vancouver concert. Featuring special guest Ria Mae.

When: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show at 8 pm
Where: The Orpheum – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Surrey Pride Party in the Plaza

What: Surrey Pride Party in the Plaza celebrates its 20th anniversary with drag performances, spoken word, vendor booths, live music, kids and family zone, cultural and literary Xpo inside of SFU, and lots more activities.

When: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 3 to 8 pm
Where: Central City Shopping Plaza, Surrey
Admission: Free

Dominion Day 2019

What: Celebrate Canada Day the old-fashioned way with heritage demonstrations, live music and performers and old-fashioned games with prizes.

When: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Historic Stewart Farm – 13723 Crescent Road, Surrey
Admission: Free

NOSH Foodie Fest

What: NOSH Foodie Fest is a weekly, food-centric event taking place in the parking lot at Capilano Mall every Saturday in June. This free to attend event centred around food truck-hopping will tempt one’s taste buds, fill one’s belly, and no doubt put all foodies into a legit food coma. Rounding out the tantalizing event menu will be other activities including the “PB & Jam” DJ Booth and “There’s A Little Something On Your Face” Face Painting Station.

When: June 29, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Capilano Mall – 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

Imperial Series – Anteloper, Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions, and Gordon Grdina’s Haram

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. Anteloper, Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions, and Gordon Grdina’s Haram perform on June 29.

When: June 29, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: The Imperial – 319 Main Street
Tickets: Available online from $25

A Legendary Pride: Drag Demo at CurliQue

What: In commemoration of Stonewall’s 50th Anniversary, CurliQue is celebrating Pride Month with a very special pride event. Dive into the history of pride as resident Q-Talent Leader and LGBTQ+ activist and Drag royalty Jaylene Tyme walks you through the history of Stonewall and the important history of pride month. Aspiring drag queens and drag fans will really enjoy a special drag makeup demonstration by Jaylene, one of Vancouver’s most prolific drag queens. Guests will also receive 30% discount on the entire store (excludes: The Ordinary & Smith Folio) and 50% off Make Up For Ever.

When: June 29, 2019
Time: 12 to 2 pm
Where: CurliQue Beauty Boutique – 410 Robson Street, Vancouver
Register: Online, Free

Bernadette Peters with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

What: Stage and screen star Bernadette Peters will step in to perform at the VSO’s free outdoor concert on Deer Lake Park Festival Lawn in Burnaby on June 29 at 8 pm . The previously announced guest artist, Queen Latifah, was forced to withdraw on short notice due to strep throat. Peters will perform a some of her favourite songs from throughout her career including Sondheim classics Send in the Clowns, No One Is Alone, Losing My Mind and many more. Peters’ long-time musical director Marvin Laird will lead the VSO. Maestro Tausk and the VSO will open the concert with selections from Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town and West Side Story.

When: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Deer Lake Park – 6450 Deer Lake Park Drive, Burnaby
Tickets: Online, Free

Vancouver Canadians vs Spokane Indians

What: Vancouver Canadians face off with the Spokane Indians from June 28 to 30 in MIIB action at Nat Bailey Stadium.
When: Now to June 30, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Scotiabank Field at Nat Bailey Stadium – 4601 Ontario St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Comedy at Cravings: Canada Day Weekend Edition

What: Cravings Restaurant’s private side room turns into an intimate comedy venue that hosts a variety of comics as featured on CBC, CTV, Comedy Network, Just For Laughs, The Debaters, and more. The lineup for this show includes headliner Chris Gordon, host Randee Neumeyer and many more.

When: June 29, 2019
Time: 8 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Cravings Sports Bar & Grill – 8808 Osler St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Vancouver International Guitar Festival 2019

What: VIGF is an international showcase celebrating the art and craft of contemporary guitar making, both acoustic and electric. All instruments on exhibit will be available for purchase and custom commissions are welcome. We are presenting the work of master luthiers from Canada, the United States, and around the world. Electrics, acoustics, ukuleles and basses will be on display—from the most avant-garde to the staunchly traditional. VIGF will also present a selection of vendors who supply wood and parts to the custom guitar trade.

When: June 29 and 30, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 4 pm (Sunday)
Where: Creekside Community Recreation Centre – 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Sophie Buddle

What: Sophie Buddle has been featured at Just For Laughs festival in Montreal, JFL42 in Toronto, JFLNorthwest in Vancouver, CBC’s The Debaters, and was runner-up in the biggest comedy competition in Canada – SiriusXM’s Top Comic.

When: Now to June 29, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – 2837 Cambie Street, Vancouver,
Tickets: Online

Wonderful Water Creatures

What: Take a close look at the fantastic underwater realm of invertebrates and microbes in a pond and under a microscope. Drop by anytime, all ages.

When: Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Campbell Valley Regional Park – Meet at the pond, 20285 8th Ave, Langley
Admission: Free