35 things to do in Vancouver this week: June 4 to 8

May 31 2018, 3:50 pm

June rolls on and we’re ready to have some fun! Here are 35 great events you should check out in Vancouver from Monday, June 4 to Friday, June 8. This week has Bryan Adams, Surrey Greek Food Festival, and more.

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

Monday, June 4, 2018


  • What: This Canadian experimental music collective, on tour to support their latest release, Luciferian Towers. Featuring special guest Marisa Anderson.
  • When: Monday, June 4, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
  • Where: The Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $29.50

101 Hikes: An Evening With Author Stephen Hui


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  • What: An evening with Stephen Hui, author of the all-new guidebook 105 Hikes In and Around Southwestern British Columbia (Greystone Books), a comprehensive guide for trekking in all seasons. Books will be available for sale at the talk.
  • When: Monday, June 4, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Parkgate Library – 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Italian Card Games Classes

  • What: Learn the traditional card games that everybody plays in Italy in this series of four classes. Those who pre-register to all classes will receive a free deck of Italian cards.
  • When: Every Monday from Monday, June 4 to Monday, June 25, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre – 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$35

Beginner Hoop Dance with HoopDreamer

  • What: Take a creative spin on dance and fitness using the hula hoop as a primary tool. This class blends cardio fitness with hoop dance tricks and mindful movement. Learn all the basic on-body hoop moves as well as fun off-body tricks and combine them to find your own unique flow.
  • When: Every Monday to Monday, June 18, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Where: Trout Lake Community Centre – 3350 Victoria Dr, Vancouver
  • Registration: Online, $12 drop-in

Storm Crow Board Game Takeover at Strange Fellows

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Storm Crow

  • What: Storm Crow’s Board Game technicians will guide guests through games while they sample the best of what Strange Fellows has to offer.
  • When: Monday, June 4, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 10 pm
  • Where: Strange Fellows Brewing – 1345 Clark Drive, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Yoga For The Mindful Skater

  • What: Unity From Within presents a yoga series at Flatspot Longboard Shop. Enjoy better overall wellness and mindfulness for a fun skating season.
  • When: Every Monday, to Monday, July 2, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 8 pm
  • Where: Flatspot Longboard Shop – 112 E. Pender St., Vancouver
  • Admission: $5

Moms Who Manage It All

  • What: An inspiring panel of moms in the community. Featuring Salma Dinani, Natasha Tolkamp and Andrea Scott.
  • When: Monday, June 4, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 7 pm
  • Where: Skoah, Morgan Crossing – E126 15745 Croydon Dr., Surrey
  • Register: [email protected], free

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Women in PR Annual Soiree

  • What: The theme for this year is branding and the speakers will be sharing tips on personal branding, creating brand equity and brand building. Speakers include Lyndi Barrett, Editor at Style Calling; Noa Nichol, Editor in Chief at Vita Daily and Vita Magazine; Olivia Lovenmark, Director of Marketing at Finhaven; and Wendy Hartley, Principal at Hartley PR.
  • When: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: The University Women’s Club of Vancouver At Hycroft – 1489 McRae Ave., Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Space Classic featuring BRITE FAME and Galaxy Beach

  • What: Nostalgia meets dream-pop in the Edmonton based artist Space Classic aka Jesse Nakano. Featuring special guests BRITE FAME and Galaxy Beach.
  • When: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $10 at the door

PiDGiN x Heritage Asian Eatery Collab Dinner

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  • What: Heritage Asian Eatery executive chef and co-owner Felix Zhou will bring his signature modern Eastern cuisine to the kitchen at Gastown’s PiDGiN for an exclusive guest chef dinner. Zhou will work alongside PiDGiN executive chef Wesley Young to prepare a five-course family style dinner featuring an array of unique, Asian-inspired dishes such as albacore tuna with asparagus, scallion sauce and Japanese charcoal; sturgeon with curried tonkatsu broth; and roasted duck breast with Peking sauce, stuffed morels, alliums and scallion pancake.
  • When: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 9 pm
  • Where: 350 Carrall Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $65; book via phone at 604-620-9400 or email at [email protected]

40 Years in 60 Minutes: A Talk with Bob Rennie

  • What: The discussion will cover Bob’s experience over 40 years, the catalytic moments in his career and for Vancouver, and what the future has in store.
  • When: Tuesday, June 5, 2019
  • Time: 7:45 am to 9:15 am
  • Where: Vancouver International Film Centre Address – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • Register: Online

We Three

June 5

Jenny McDonald / Carousel Theatre for Young People

  • What: A world premiere by award-winning Vancouver playwright Meghan Gardiner, this interactive play explores colour, shapes, and friendships. Creating gentle, interactive shows for the very young, the CTYP Bee Stage introduces the littlest theatre-goers to storytelling and music in an intimate drama experience that allows them and their caregivers to enjoy theatre on their own terms.
  • When: Tuesday, June 5 to Sunday, June 17, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Bee Stage – 1411 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Starlit Citadel Miniatures Painting Tutorial

  • What: Ever wanted to paint your DnD hero but didn’t know where to start? Starlit Citadel will teach you the basics of miniature painting.
  • When: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Starlit Citadel – 187 East 11th Ave, Vancouver
  • Admission: $5, free for members

Open House at Vancouver Hack Space

  • What: Bring your ideas, projects, kits, art, music, robots, etc. down to Vancouver Hack Space for their monthly open house.
  • When: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Vancouver Hack Space – 1715 Cook St (#104), Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Bryan Adams

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  • What: Multi-million selling recording artist is supporting his latest album Ultimate on a 13-city cross-country tour. Bryan Adams will perform music from Ultimate, which features two new tracks and many of his enormous hits from an incredible back-catalogue including “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,” “Can’t Stop This Thing We’ve Started,” “Summer of ‘69,” “Heaven,” and more.
  • When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Live Nation, $45 to $125

DisruptHR YVR 2018

  • What: DisruptHR YVR brings together a community of people leaders – HR professionals, CEOs, technologists, and business leaders – for a night of presentations with a purpose to shift the way we work.
  • When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 10 pm
  • Where: Science World at TELUS World of Science – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$45

Introduction to Canning

  • What: Learn the basics of safe canning, so you can preserve the summer flavours. Recipes demonstrated: strawberry jam and pickled cukes. Go home with samples of each and printed recipes.
  • When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Where: Kensington Community Center, 5175 Dumfries Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $50; buy via Kensington Community Centre

Vancouver Theatre Industry Night

  • What: A fundraising industry night with The Group Van Theatre Company, Red Giant Theatre Society, and Vagrant Players Theatre Society. Network with fellow performers and producers, enjoy a BBQ, scout out talent, share ideas, and support the local arts and blossoming theatre scene.
  • When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • Time: 5:30 to 11 pm
  • Where: Go Studios – 112 E 3rd Ave
  • Admission: $10, includes 1 hot dog and 1 tasting from each brewery.

Small Business Speaker Series! Volume One: Funding

  • What: Eastside Flea is partnering with Vancity to offer a free speaker series that aims to connect local small business owners with tools and resources to help them thrive. Volume One is titled Small Business Funding Options.
  • When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: Eastside Studios space – 550 Malkin Ave., Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Surrey Urban Farmers’ Market

Surrey Urban Farmers Market

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  • What: A vibrant, multi-cultural Farmers’ Market, promoting small-scale farmers, food producers and artisans. Meet farmers, bakers, distillers, artisan and crafters, food trucks, community groups, and more.
  • When: Every Wednesday from June 6 to October 3, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 6 pm
  • Where: North Surrey Rec Centre – 10275 City Parkway, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Nightmares on WAX

  • What: Experimental multi-genre musician, DJ and producer, on tour to support his latest release “Shape The Future”. Featuring guest Catching Flies.
  • When: Wednesday, June 8
  • Time: Doors 8 pm, Show 9 pm
  • Where: Imperial Theatre – 319 Main St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $25

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Tiny Kingdom Music: SAVVIE, Alex Little & The Suspicious Minds, and Monsoon Moon

  • What: Tiny Kingdom Music presents a showcase series highlighting Vancouver’s top independent bands across multiple genres. Featuring performances from SAVVIE, Alex Little & The Suspicious Minds, and Monsoon Moon. 19+
  • When: Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Time: Doors 8 pm
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$12

Learn About the Langley Bog

  • What: Join biologist and local expert Jeremy Smith to learn about the plants and animals that can be found in the bog.
  • When: Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: Viewing Platform on the Houston Trail – 10716 Allard Crescent, Langley
  • Admission: Free

Mixed Improv Arts

  • What: In Mixed Improv Arts (MIA), two Improv Directors go head-to-head as they put a team of improvisers through a set of gruelling and hilarious improv formats. Throughout, as in all VTS improv, the audience is called upon to assist the action with their suggestions and shouted encouragement.
  • When: Every Thursday
  • Time: 9:15 pm
  • Where: The Improv Centre – 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Thursday Artist Talk: Emilie Mae, “Palette Knife Adventures”

  • What: In an illustrated talk titled “Palette Knife Adventures,” visual artist Emilie Mae will take the audience through her unique approach to abstract expressionism using oil paint and palette knives. She’ll reveal her technique of working with brushes, her experiences of living in three different locales (Vancouver, Detroit, and Kauai), and how her deep appreciation for poetry knits together the experiences that shape her art.
  • When: Thursday, June 7, 2018 
  • Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
  • Where: Surrey Art Gallery – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Small Business BC Mix & Mingle


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  • What: Network with fellow entrepreneurs while enjoying some light refreshments and beverages during this fun social mixer to kick off the summer season. Attendees will also be given the opportunity to provide a 30-second pitch and the chance to win some great door prizes.
  • When: Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Time: 5 to 7 pm
  • Where: Small Business BC – 54 – 601 West Cordova Street, Waterfront Station, Vancouver
  • Registration: Online, Free

Artist Salon with Ho Tam

  • What: A fun and informative workshop on self-publishing. With a diverse background in painting, video, photography, and print-based art, Ho Tam will discuss his experience in everything from editorial and design to production and distribution.
  • When: Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Richmond Art Gallery – 180 – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Gallery Opening Reception – Clay Explorations 2018, Grasping Moments, Laces of Community

  • What: Celebrate the new exhibitions by Fraser Valley Potters Guild, Elmira Habibullah, and Yandy Chau.
  • When: Thursday, June 07, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 8 pm
  • Where: Port Moody Arts Centre – 2425 St. Johns Street, Port Moody
  • Admission: Free

Friday, June 8, 2018

2018 Barn Burner

  • What: District of North Vancouver Firefighters are once again hosting Barney Bentall, Odds, and Rich Hope at the Imperial Vancouver for a night of awesome music and dancing. This year’s special guest is Steven Page. Proceeds from the concert will go to Jack.org.
  • When: Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6:30 pm
  • Where: The Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $55

Father Time’s Timeless Comedy Time

  • What: Join Father Time as he brings a different guest star from the past, present, or future to judge a sketch comedy competition for the ages. Each week features two teams who have only three days to come up with 15 minutes of comedy for your viewing pleasure, with the winner coming back to defend their title next week.
  • When: Every Friday to June 29, 2018
  • Time: 10:30 pm
  • Where: Havana Vancouver – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

monte booker

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  • What: Soulection producer/DJ monte booker brings his smooth blend of R&B, hip-hop, and melodic electronica to Happy Ending Fridays.
  • When: Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Time: Doors 10 pm
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $15

Surrey Greek Food Festival

  • What: The Surrey Greek Food Festival invites guests of all ages to celebrate Greek culture and experience Greek food. Featuring folk dancing representing various regions of Greece, and performances from around the world. Hosted by St. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.
  • When: Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 17, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: St. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church -13181 96 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Community Bike Tour

  • What: Free and fun activities include a community bike fair, a bike show by Trials Starts, an obstacle course, “Challenge Your Friend” races, bike decoration and repair stations, prizes and more. Come with or without your bike to participate.
  • When: Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 9 pm
  • Where: Gilmore Community School – 50 South Gilmore Avenue, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents BODY LANGUAGE: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest

  • What: Guest curator Dion Kaszas of the Nlaka’pamux First Nation traces the deep-rooted traditions of Indigenous tattooing, piercing and personal adornment. Prior to the 1885 Potlatch ban, the art of tattooing and piercing was integral to Northwest Indigenous ceremony and social rank. Today, these traditions are re-emerging not as mere decoration, but to provide healing, protection and a meaningful sense of belonging.
  • When: Friday, June 8 to Sunday, January 19, 2018
  • Time: 10 to 5 pm
  • Where: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art – 639 Hornby Street, Vancouver
  • More Info: Online

Coastal City Ballet presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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Image: Coastal City Ballet

  • What: Coastal City Ballet closes its 2017/18 season with the mischief, magic and misadventure of lauded German choreographer Irene Schneider’s enchanting ballet based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • When: Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $30-$40
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