10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, June 8

Jun 3 2019, 12:01 pm

Vancouver Craft Beer Week, Surrey Doors Open, and more! We’re gearing up for the weekend with our list of 10 great events happening on Saturday, June 8.

Enjoy, Vancouver!

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

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Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival 2019

Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2019


What: Beer and cider lovers are invited to come to the PNE Fairgrounds on June 8 and 9 for the 10th annual year of good times, filled with music, food, art, and of course, tons of craft beer. This year’s festival-goers can expect 100+ craft breweries and cideries (pouring 300+ beverages), live music, buskers, and 20+ food trucks.

When: June 8 and June 9, 2019
Time: 2 to 7 pm (Saturday), 12 to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: PNE/Playland – 2901 E Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: $39-$75; buy online

Eco-Centre Open House

What: As part of Burnaby’s Environment Week, head to the City’s Eco-Centre Open House and learn about what they accept, where materials go, and help close the loop on Food Scraps Recycling by picking up a bag of free compost. Limit of 2 bags of compost per residential property (proof of Burnaby residency required). Limited supplies available, first come, first served.

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Eco-Centre – 4855 Still Creek Drive, Burnaby
Admission: Free

Surrey Doors Open 2019

What: Surrey Doors Open is an annual one-day event for organizations to invite community members to “discover the story behind every door”. This free event at 27 venues offers fun activities for all ages, behind-the-scenes guided tours, entertainment, contests, prizes and more.

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Venues across Surrey
Admission: Free. Some venues may offer additional experiences or goods for a fee.

Eternal Theatre Collective presents: bare

What: Based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, “bare” is a contemporary pop opera about coming out and growing up. The story follows a group of students at a Catholic boarding school as they grapple with issues of sexuality, identity, and the future. “bare” is a provocative, fresh, and utterly honest look at the dangers of baring your soul, and the consequences of continuing to hide.

When: Various dates to Saturday, June 8, 2019
Times: 7:30 pm
Where: Unitarian Church of Vancouver – 949 49 Ave W, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Steveston Wine Fest 2019

What: The sixth annual wine fest by O’Hare’s GastroPub & Liquor Store will feature over 80 boutique wines from local and international wineries, as well as delicious food samples from local Steveston Merchants. This year will have a focus on interesting and hard to find wines from BC and beyond. Part proceeds from this event go to The Richmond Christmas Fund and other local charities.

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 7 pm to 9:30 pm
Where: Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site – 12138 Fourth Avenue, Richmond
Tickets: Online, By donation

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 8, June 15, June 22 and June 29, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Capilano Mall – 935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver
Admission: Free

Paella and Rosé Patio Party

Ancora Paella And Rose

Photo courtesy Ancora.

What: Ancora will be hosting al-fresco events at both of its locations on June 8 that will feature paella and six different kinds of rosé. Both the False Creek and Ambleside restaurants will offer patrons a spread of Peruvian-style seafood paella and Mediterranean-inspired tapas on their patios.

When: June 8, 2019
Time: 2 to 4 pm
Where: Ancora False Creek – 1600 Howe St #2, Vancouver;  Ancora Ambleside – 1351 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver
Tickets: $61.25; buy online

18th Annual Rotary Wine and Food Fest

What: Enjoy an evening of wine sampling, craft beer and small plates from local restaurants. Win great prizes in the silent auction or raffle. Then dance the night away to the sounds of Hastings.

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
Tickets: Online

Vancouver Maritime Museum – 60th Anniversary Celebration

What: Celebrate 60 years of maritime history and beyond at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. Enjoy live entertainment, attractions, and free admission to the Museum.

When: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Where: Vancouver Maritime Museum – 1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, 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: Now to June 12, 2019
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Port Moody Civic Centre Gallery – 100 Newport Drive, Port Moody
Admission: Free

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