7 things to do in Vancouver today: Thursday, June 28

Jun 22 2018, 12:22 am

One more day to the long weekend! Treat yourself by checking out one of these seven events happening in Vancouver today, Thursday, June 28. Queer Arts Festival, Macy Gray, and more.

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

Collective Soul

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  • What: Born during the rise of grunge and alternative rock, Collective Soul broke into mainstream popularity when they rose to international fame in 1993 with the rock anthem “Shine.” The multi-platinum quintet has been making music for two decades since then and has a catalogue of #1 hits under their belts. Featuring special guests The Static Shift.
  • When: Thursday, June 28 and Friday, June 29, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm / Show at 8 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom– 868 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

BC Business Top 100 – An Afternoon with Ian Telfer

  • What: BC Business marks the release of the Top 100 issue, the definitive list of BC’s largest companies. Featuring special guest Ian Telfer, who will recount his journey building Vancouver-based Goldcorp into one of the world’s largest gold mining companies.
  • When: Thursday, June 28, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver – 900 W Georgia St, Vancouver
  • Register: Online

Queer Arts Festival

  • What: An annual artist-run multi-disciplinary summer arts festival at the Roundhouse in Vancouver, BC. QAF produces, presents and exhibits with a curatorial vision favouring challenging, thought-provoking work that pushes boundaries and initiates dialogue. Each year, the festival theme ties together a curated visual art exhibition, performing arts series, workshops, artist talks, panels, and media art screenings.
  • When: Now to Thursday, June 28, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Roundhouse – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online


  • What: Rusko presents a massive bass show at VENUE with support from Inkredamine and Jubnar.
  • When: Thursday, June 28, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: VENUE – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25

Teen Quiz Night

  • What: Relax with friends and answer general interest questions to win prizes at Coquitlam Public Library’s annual Teen Quiz Night. For teams of 2 to 6 teens in grades 9, 10, 11 or 12.
  • When: Thursday, June 28, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: City Centre Branch, Rooms 136 and 137 -1169 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam
  • Register: Free. Contact librarian Chris Miller at [email protected] or 604-554-7339

Macy Gray

Macy Gray/TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival

  • What: Macy Gray’s debut album On How Life Is peaked in the fourth spot on Billboard’s Top 200 back in 1999. Renowned for her raspy, soulful vocals, Gray will be performing classic tracks like ‘I Try’ and ‘Love Is Gonna Get You’ at her Vancouver International Jazz Festival concert.
  • When: Thursday, June 28, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre –  630 Hamilton Street 
  • Price: Starting at $50 – tickets available via Coastal Jazz

Moor Mother

  • What: Philadelphia’s musician, poet, and visual artist Camae Ayewa is politically charged and her debut album Fetish Bones made it to many year-end lists from NoisyRolling StoneSpin, and Pitchfork. You don’t want to miss her performance at The Ironworks.
  • When: Thursday, June 28, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 pm
  • Where: The Ironworks –  235 Alexander Street
  • Price: $23 – tickets available via Coastal Jazz
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