7 things to do in Vancouver today: Wednesday, June 5

May 30 2019, 2:42 pm

First Hump Day of June brings Festival of Ocean Films, I Heart Yaletown Community BBQ, and more to Vancouver! Here are seven events to check out today, Wednesday, June 5.

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

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Festival of Ocean Films – Vancouver

What: Georgia Strait Alliance presents the 10th annual Festival of Ocean Films. Screenings in Vancouver happen on June 5 and 6 in celebration of World Oceans Day, with a variety of short films and Q&A with the filmmakers as well.

When: June 5 and 6, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Patagonia Vancouver – 1994 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Trial by Media: 2019 Speaker Series

What: Vancouver Police Museum & Archives’ 7th annual Speaker Series. Go behind the headlines and discover what really happened inside Vancouver’s most notorious scandals, murders and sensational stories as told by local authors, historians, officers and professors. All tickets come with free admission to the museum on the day of the presentation, plus a 2 for 1 admission coupon given upon check-in at the front desk.

When: Wednesday, June 5, and Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Vancouver Police Museum & Archives
Tickets: Online, $10

Main Street Station Farmers’ Market


Image: Vancouver Farmers Market

What: See, taste, and indulge at this bustling weekday market. With vendors lined up on the east side of Thornton Park on the sidewalk along Station Street, the Main Street Station Farmers’ Market is within ideal reach on foot for bus and SkyTrain users.

When: Every Wednesday from June 5 to October 2, 2019
Time: 2 to 6 pm
Where: 1100 Station Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

I Heart Yaletown 6th Annual Community BBQ


Roundhouse Arts & Recreation Centre / City of Vancouver

What: Head to the Roundhouse’s Turntable Plaza on Davie Street for a community BBQ. Many local community businesses and partners come together to celebrate the Yaletown community. Includes free BBQ, fruit and drinks, hosted by Urban Fare, bike registry with  Vancouver Police Department, tour a Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services fire engine, live music, arts and crafts, and more.

When: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Times: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Roundhouse Community Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Queer Art Night

What: Join Mpowerment YVR at their Art Night, where attendees will be making flower crowns to wear during the summer. Materials will be provided, as well as dinner from Baghdad Café. This event is free and open to youth ages 19-29 years old.

When: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 9 pm
Where: Mpowerment Headquarters – 568 Seymour Street, Vancouver
Admission: Free

Long Beach Dub Allstars

What: Dub/ska/rock band Long Beach Dub Allstars bring their summer tour to Vancouver with with guests The Aggrolites and Bad Seeds

When: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: The Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Laugh Your Draft Off

What: A night of laughs with Mixed Nuts Comedy. Featuring Johnny Perrotta, Chris Gaskin, Ray Morrison, Tania Taylor, Nina Dosdall, Mario Miceli, and Curtis Pyke.

When: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Where: Steamworks Brewery & Taproom – 3845 William Street, Burnaby
Tickets: Online