7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, June 27

Jun 22 2018, 12:06 am

Hump days were made for summertime! Get out and enjoy Gentle Yoga In The Garden, KNOWER, and the rest of our picks for seven things to do in Vancouver today, Wednesday, June 27.

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

Mary Margaret O’Hara & Peggy Lee: Beautiful Tool

  • What: Vocalist Mary Margaret O’Hara and cellist Peggy Lee join forces for ‘Beautiful Tool,’ a wide-ranging collaboration of incredible vocals and jazz sounds. Now you have the chance to see this extraordinary show live at Granville Island’s Performance Works.
  • When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Performance Works – 1218 Cartwright Street
  • Price: $28 – Tickets available via Coastal Jazz

Ritchie Bros. Financial Services Hiring Fair

Team photo/Ritchie Bros. Financial Services

  • What: One of BC’s Top Employers for 2018, Ritchie Bros. Financial Services (RBFS), is now hiring. The firm is seeking account managers and they’re hosting a sales hiring fair on Wednesday, June 27 at their BC headquarters in Burnaby. The Financial Services team specializes in equipment financing solutions for construction, transportation, agriculture and other industries.
  • When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018.
  • Time: 9 am (arrival time 8:30 am)
  • Where: Ritchie Bros BC Headquarters – 9500 Glenlyon Parkway, Burnaby
  • Register: Online


  • What: Singer Genevieve Artadi and drummer/producer Louis Cole are the duo behind funky and futuristic KNOWER. Their “live band house sesh” video amassed 3.5 million views in one week so you’ll want to see their Vancouver concert with Kai Basanta during this year’s Jazz Festival.
  • When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
  • Time: 9 pm
  • Where: The Imperial – 319 Main Street
  • Price: $23 – Tickets available via Coastal Jazz

Kizuna: Japanese Culture

  • What: A weekly, seminar-style course at Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre that discusses Japanese culture – what it is, and what we could learn from the past and present for our future Kizuna. June 27’s session is a look at poetry.
  • When: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
  • Time: 2 to4 pm
  • Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver
  • More Info: Online

Gentle Yoga in the Garden

VanDusen Botanical Garden

VanDusen Botanical Garden / Facebook

  • What: Taking a stroll through VanDusen Gardens is a serene experience, but now you can say “namaste” amongst the flowers as you stretch your way to relaxation. Led by Nadine Spitteler.
  • When: Every Wednesday until August 22
  • Time: 10:15 am
  • Where: VanDusen Gardens – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • Price: Member $18,  Non-member $20, First class is free

Rooftop Gardening Sessions

  • What: Learn about how to garden in your community at Collingwood Neighbourhood House’s rooftop gardening sessions. Event is free, tools are provided, and the event is accessible for all.
  • When: Every Wednesday
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Collingwood Neighbourhood House – 5288 Joyce Street, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

ACAM 390: The Heritage of Chinese Migration Community Showcase

  • What: UBC’s Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies Program presents four student research projects produced in ACAM 390: The Heritage of Chinese Migration. The projects cover a range of topics related to Chinese migration, with a focus on food, public space, and intangible heritage.
  • When: Wednesday, June 27
  • Time: 4:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Where: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – 578 Carrall Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free
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