7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, June 19

Jun 19 2017, 8:26 am

The last day of spring is upon us, so enjoy the new week with a fun event around the city. Check out our list of seven things to do today, including Kitsilano Showboat, the Queer Arts Festival, and more!

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

Kitsilano Showboat

  • What: Kitsilano Showboat is a live performing arts theatre at Kits Beach every summer. The 82nd Anniversary features dance, live music, opera, and more.
  • When: June 19 to August 19
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: 2300 Cornwall at Kitsilano Beach
  • Cost: Free

Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt

Image: Bonnie Raitt / Facebook

  • What: Bluesy singer/songwriter Bonnie Raitt returns to Vancouver in her first extended tour of Canada in more than 10 years, following the release of her Grammy-nominated 20th album Dig In Deep.
  • When: June 19
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 630 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: On Ticketmaster, $49.50-$99.50

ZeroWave by Chris Eng Book Launch

  • What: ZeroWave, the second Hoodieripper punk romance from writer Chris Eng, is set against the dueling, fervent fandoms of DIY punk and the glossy, complicated world of K-Pop. There will be a live reading followed by a book signing.
  • When: June 19
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Stormcrow Alehouse – 1619 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • Cost: Free

Risky Business: Innovation demands that we take risks

  • What: Organizational leaders are invited for a beer and an honest exploration of compliance and creative cultures. What’s it look like to strike the right balance? Facilitated by Maggie Vilvang and Jennifer Charlesworth.
  • When: June 19
  • Time: 5 to 6:30 pm
  • Where: The Lido – 518 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Cost: Free

Lay of the Land

  • What: A Night of Indigenous Erotica curated by Samantha Marie Nock. Lay of the Land is a night of space taken back and reclaimed for queer and two-spirit Indigenous poets and writers to call back our sexualities. Readers include Jessica Si Sityaawks Wood, Shane Sable, Leah Grantham, Molly Billows and Samantha Nock. Presented by Queer Arts Festival
  • When: June 19
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Centre
  • Cost: Free

A Beginner’s Guide to Coastal Hiking

Wild Route Adventure

Image: Wild Route Adventure / Facebook

  • What: Are you thinking about hiking the West Coast Trail, Nootka, or another coastal hike this summer? The founders of “Wild Route Adventure,” a local company based in North Vancouver, will review the steps on preparing for your trip, review gear, tips on how to pack lightweight, what to expect while hiking on the trails and other tips/tricks.
  • When: June 19
  • Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Community Room at MEC North Vancouver – 212 Brooksbank Avenue, North Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Lean Into Negotiation

  • What: Lean In Vancouver is a network of women from diverse professional backgrounds who meet regularly to support each other in our career goals. The next meeting discusses negotiation, and what you can accomplish with it.
  • When: June 19
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: 2425 Macdonald Street, Vancouver
  • Registration: Online, Free
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