7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, June 21

Jun 15 2018, 5:50 am

Welcome to summer! Kick yours off right by checking out one of these seven fun events in Vancouver today, Thursday, June 21. National Indigenous Peoples Day, Dylan Moran, and more.

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

National Indigenous Peoples Day

  • What: A celebration of the unique cultural diversities of Indigenous Communities, through the engagement and inclusion of Local Land Based Nations and local service providers. A free community barbeque will take place from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm along with several traditional cultural activities and performances combined with outreach and engagement from a variety of service providers working with the Urban Indigenous population in Surrey.
  • When: Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • Time: 3 to 8 pm
  • Where: Holland Park – 13428 Old Yale Road, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Family Board Game Night

  • What: Free family fun at Spirit Square. Enjoy an evening of board games and light refreshments. Borrow one from the games library, or bring your favourite ones from home.
  • When: Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: Spirit Square – 3000 Burlington Drive, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Dylan Moran – Grumbling Mustard Canada Tour

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  • What: Dylan Moran, star and co-writer of cult TV comedy, Black Books, returns to Canada on his Grumbling Mustard Tour.
  • When: Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $42

I Am Not A Girl

  • What: I Am Not A Girl is the story of Erica, born into a large family in the 1970’s who questions who she is, including her gender. The journey of self-discovery takes her through a world of drugs, lesbian encounters, failed relationships, and finally the revelation that Erica can transition to become fully male. With this promise and the incredible loving support of her Mother, Erica faces the gauntlet of the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual challenges of becoming Eric.
  • When: Thursday, June 21 to Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Cultch – 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

UBC Botanical Garden Amphitheatre Summer Series – Dianna David

  • What: Dianna David is a unique storyteller, with their TedxTalk “Have the Balls to Follow Your Dreams” presentation inspiring people to follow their “Red Ball”. As their passions start rising, Dianna David’s Red Ball Movement is getting rolling for a worldwide tour for 2018-19.
  • When: Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Where: UBC Botanical Garden, Roseline Sturdy Amphitheatre – 6804 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $5.25-$9.45

Downtown Farmers’ Market

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  • What: A very urban market indeed, the pedestrian-friendly Hamilton Street welcomes vendors and farmers for a terrific food and shopping experience, right at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
  • When: Every Thursday to October 4, 2018
  • Time: 3 to 7 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 608-688 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Peggy Herring – Book Presentation and Reading

  • What: Author Peggy Herring talks about and reads from her new novel, Anna, Like Thunder.
  • When: Thursday, June 21, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Maritime Museum – 1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver
  • Admission: Included with paid museum admission.
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