27 things to do in Vancouver this weekend: June 8 to 10

Jun 7 2018, 1:06 am

One of the last spring weekends is here, so get outside already! Here is our list of 27 things to do in Vancouver on Friday, June 8, Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10! Enjoy BREAKOUT Festival, Italian Day, and more.

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

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

Saturday, June 9, 2018

BREAKOUT Festival 2018

  • What: Migos and Tory Lanez are headlining Vancouver’s first-ever outdoor hip-hop and R&B music festival. BREAKOUT Festival promises a stacked lineup that includes international artists alongside Vancouver’s rising talent.
  • When: Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Time: 2 pm, with a 10 pm curfew
  • Where: PNE Amphitheatre – East, 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, 2-Day and VIP passes starting at $99

Surrey Doors Open

  • What: Surrey Doors Open is a free event for all ages providing a unique opportunity for Surrey residents and visitors to experience the cities rich culture, history, art, and architecture. Explore 30 different venues in Whalley, Cloverdale, Newton, and South Surrey. The venues will feature a mix of historic sites, modern architecture, public art and green spaces.
  • When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Venues across Surrey
  • Admission: Free. Some venues may offer additional experiences or goods for a fee.

Urban Shift

  • What: Urban Shift explores two perspectives on the Vancouver urban landscape. The works are shaped by personal relationships to the city, and expressed through manipulated photographic images and painting. Featuring the works of Carolina de la Cajiga and Martha Jablonski-Jones, and is hosted and organized by the Burnaby Arts Council.
  • When: Saturday, June 9 to Saturday, June 30, 2018 
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Burnaby Art Gallery – 6344 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Seniors Week – Over 90s Tea and Celebration


Image: Tea/Shutterstock

  • What: Celebrate Richmond seniors 90 years of age and over with an afternoon of socializing and recognition of these special Richmond citizens. Caregivers welcome.
  • When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Time: 1:30 to 3 pm
  • Where: Minoru Place Activity Centre – 7660 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Admission: Free, registration required

EMBRVCE SATURDAYS: A Night Dedicated To Fortnite

  • What: Drop down at Vaulted Venue and stock up on Slurp Juice on special all night at VENUE’s Fortnite Theme Party. Featuring resident DJs Rashad Rawkus, Grayson Repp, and J-traxx – dressing up is strongly encouraged.
  • When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Time: Doors 10 pm
  • Where: VENUE – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Paintbucket Presents: Baby’s First Easel

  • What: An evening of improv, sketch and friendship with Paintbucket (Steve Currie, Maddy Rafter, and Vivian Tang). Featuring special guests Big ’N’ Tall! (Patrick Dodd and Dan Willows).
  • When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Time: 10:30 pm
  • Where: Little Mountain Gallery – 195 E 26 Ave, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $5

Vancouver Whitecaps vs Orlando City SC

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Image: Bob Frid / Vancouver Whitecaps FC

  • What: Vancouver Whitecaps take on the Orlando City SC at BC Place.
  • When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Time: 4
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Trout Lake Farmers’ Market

  • What: Check out over 60 farms and producers, food and coffee trucks every weekend at Trout Lake Farmers’ Market.
  • When: Every Saturday until October 20, 2018
  • Time: 9 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Lakewood Drive and 13th Avenue, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

STRUT 2018 Walkathon

  • What: Get on your highest pair of heels and be prepared to strut all for a good cause supporting LGBTQ asylum seekers and refugees. STRUT is an annual walkathon that raises funds for Foundation of Hope’s (FOH) commitment to support LGBTQ newcomers to Canada.
  • When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where:  Sunset Beach Park — 1204 Beach Ave
  • Registration: Available online

Eric Nam

  • What: Korean pop-star, Eric Nam will be making a stop in Vancouver, British Columbia for his ‘Honestly’ North American tour.
  • When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 E Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Italian Day 2018

Kenneth Chan / Daily Hive Vancouver

  • What: Vancouver’s annual Italian Day is set to pack Commercial Drive with pasta, pizza, and partygoers again on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Join thousands of Vancouverites in a celebration of all things Italian as Commercial Drive will transform into a vibrant 14-block car-free zone, featuring over 150 merchants, food vendors, and entertainment.
  • When: Sunday, June 0, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 8 pm
  • Where: Commercial Drive (from Venables Street to Grandview Cut)
  • Admission: Free

Creative Café

  • What: Learn about the history and natural wonders of Minnekhada Regional Park and enjoy the work of local artists.
  • When: Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 4 pm
  • Where: Minnekhada Regional Park – Meet at Minnekhada Lodge – 4455 Oliver Rd, Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

Lions Club Sockeye Run Car Show

  • What: The 28th Annual Sockeye Run Car Show features classic cars, music, and entertainment. There will be Hot Wheels racing in the park, plus a model building workshop for kids with a model contest following. Free parking available at the Steveston Community Centre.
  • When: Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Times: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Where: Steveston Park – 4111 Moncton St, Richmond
  • Admission: By donation

Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market

  • What: You’ll find fresh groceries, locally-sourced produce, as well as artisanal food offerings at the Mount Pleasant Farmers’ Market, one of the newer kids on the Vancouver Farmers’ Market’s block.
  • When: Every Sunday until October 7, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: 2300 Guelph Street (Dude Chilling Park), Mount Pleasant
  • Admission: Free

Wild About Burnaby Lake

  • What: Learn how to bring more nature to Burnaby with free workshops, invasive species pulls and exhibits by environmental stewardship partners. Cash only charity barbecue provided by the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society.
  • When: Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • When: 12 to 4 pm
  • Where:  Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion – 6871 Roberts Street, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Preacher Comforts

  • What: A Broadway improv comedy of epic proportions from Impossible Things Productions. Featuring musical parodies from Rent, Hamilton, Frozen, Chicago, and more.
  • When: Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: The Kino – 3456 Cambie St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: $10

Introduction to Sourdough

  • What: No one can teach you how to make sourdough, beginning to end, in 2 hours. But in this demonstration event, you will learn the basics: how to care for your starter, how to knead, rest, and cook a loaf, with 3 stages of the making presented. You get to go home with a sample of sourdough starter (bring your jar), a piece of loaf and recipes.
  • When: Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Time: 1:30 to 4 pm
  • Where: Trout Lake Community Center, 3350 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
  • Price: $67; buy via Trout Lake CC

Hot Tub Cinema Club 2018

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Hot Tub Cinema Club/ Facebook

  • What: The best of two different worlds: watching a classic flick on the big screen and the comfort of your own hot tub. Films include Anchorman, Wedding Crashers, Hangover, Mean Girls, Dirty Dancing, and Zoolander.
  • When: Now to Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Secret location, TBA
  • Tickets: Online, starting at $45 for entry and movie admission

Sapperton Day Street Festival

  • What: A community festival hosted by the Sapperton Business Association to support and promote local businesses while raising funds for the Royal Columbian Hospital.
  • When: Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: 400 Block East Columbia Street, New Westminster
  • Admission: Free

Ambleside Farmers’ Market

  • What: The Ambleside Farmers’ Market offers West Vancouver a gathering spot for picking up fresh local food and goods from crafters and food artisans.
  • When: Every Sunday until October 28, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Ambleside Park, 1000 Argyle Avenue (the end of 13th Street), West Vancouver
  • Admission: Free
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