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21 Metro Vancouver Events You Have To Check Out This Week (June 4-8)

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From outdoor yoga to hot tub movie nights, here are 21 Metro Vancouver events you have to check out this week.

Metro Vancouver Events Taking Place This Week


Monday, June 4

Yoga | Free Outdoor Yoga At Kits Beach + Riley Park

Kits Beach
Photo: Mat Collective / Facebook

Free outdoor yoga has returned to Kitsilano Beach and runs until the end of August.

The classes will be held on the North side of the beach, at the corner of Maple Street and Ogden Ave. The location is different than past years, and offers a better view of the ocean and downtown Vancouver.

Art | Shigeru Ban

Offsite: Shigeru Ban is a new exhibition at Vancouver Art Gallery’s Offsite location (1100 West Georgia Street) featuring the full-scale version of renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban’s Kobe Paper Log House, on view May 11 to October 8.

Art | Mattie Gunterman

Presenting the paintings of Emily Carr with forty-eight photographs by US-born photographer Mattie Gunterman, this exhibition draws on the Gallery’s deep holdings of Carr’s work to reflect her engagement and affection for BC’s landscape.

Art | Definitely Dali

dali exhibition
Photo: paulisson miura/flickr

Opened in 2005, Chali Rosso Art Gallery focuses mainly on works from Picasso, Monet, Matisse, Degas, and more. The Gallery is holding a free Salvador Dali exhibition starting this May up until September.

As part of the Definitely Dali Project, two iconic Dali sculptures will be arriving at the Chali-Rosso Art Gallery in Vancouver this summer: Woman Aflame and Surrealist Piano.

Exhibit | Haida Now

Haida NowGuest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Co-curator and Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, this exhibition features an unparalleled collection of Haida art boasting more than 450 works created as early as 1890.

Culture | Culture at the Centre

The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents a groundbreaking collaboration between six First Nations Communities with the illuminating new exhibition Culture at the Centre, on display this weekend and until Monday, October 8th, 2018.

Charity | Negroni Week

Welcome to Negroni Week, the international charitable initiative presented by Campari and Imbibe Magazine.

Between June 4th and June 10th, participating bars and restaurants across Canada will come together over the classic, Campari-based, Negroni cocktail to raise money and awareness for great causes.

Tuesday, June 5

Movie | Hot Tub Cinema Club

Hot Tub Cinema
Photo: Hot Tub Cinema / Facebook

No better way to ring in the start of summer than watching cult classics in a hot tub with booze on hand!

The long awaited hot tub cinema screenings are finally here. The event description states that there’ll be servers around, so you can order booze comfortably from your hot tub. This week’s movie is Anchorman.

Open house | New Image College Open House

Drop by to experience the artistry of our makeup department, receive a complimentary mini manicure or mini pedicure at our NIC Spa and see memorable performances from our acting department.

Concert | Bhad Bhabie

American rapper Bhad Bhabie performs at Venue with guest Asian Doll. Tickets are $25 and doors open at 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, June 6

Concert | Bryan Adams

Bryan Adams Vancouver
Photo: Bryan Adams

The Ultimate Tour visits Vancouver’s Rogers Arena on June 6th, 2018.

The tour will see Adams perform new music from Ultimate, and his 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.

Market | Main St. Station Farmers Market

Main St. Station is a great market to check out new vendors and unique products! Joining them this season are Italian-inspired sourdough creations from VOLPE Artisan Bakery, nourishing and medicinal teas from Trinity’s Tea Creations, small batch, artisanal dips from Holy Homous, holistic kombucha blends from Sajiva Kombucha, and gorgeous hand painted chocolates by Drunken Chocolatier.

Comedy | Comedy Showcase

Vancouver’s best comedy acts hit the stage at The Comedy MIX. This week features Chris James, Carl Turnbull, Yumi Nagashima, Joey Commisso, Levi McCachen, Gavin Banning and Ed Hill. Tickets are $10.

Thursday, June 7

Cocktails | West End Cocktail Crawl

West End Cocktail CrawlVancouver’s cocktail scene has reached a new level, driven by the city’s flourishing high-end food culture, as well as the rising stars behind the bars.

We proudly present the West End Cocktail Crawl, a cocktail adventure to discover the latest cocktails and food trends in the West End, voted “The Best Neighbourhood” in Vancouver. You have 2.5 hours to complete the crawl, and you receive one cocktail and a small appetizer at each crawl stop. If you decided to stay for dinner at any of the crawl stops, you will be offered a discount.

Fundraiser | Bowl For BC Wildlife

Lace up your bowling shoes and join the BC Wildlife Federation for a burger, beer and bowl fundraising event on June 7th.

The BC Wildlife Federation is a registered charity, working diligently to uphold it’s two core strategic objectives: the long-term management of B.C.’s fish, wildlife, parks and outdoor recreational resources, and the development of wilderness and conservation educational programming.

Market | Downtown Farmers Market

Downtown Market has new hours for 2018! Come do your post-work, midweek grocery shopping from 3pm-7pm each Thursday at the Plaza. New vendors to look out for this season include Bien Estar Farms (produce, herbs, and flowers), Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse (organic cider!), The Front Yard Flower Co. (beautiful flowers grown in yards across the city), Black Sheep Vegan Cheeze (almond and coconut based cheeses), and many more!

Friday, June 8

Food | Surrey Greek Food Festival

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Surrey is holding its 26th annual Surrey Greek Food Festival this June 8th up until the 17th, attracting thousands of people.

There will be mouthwatering Greek food, folk dancing representing various regions of Greece, and performances from around the world! Live entertainment and a Kids Zone booth will be available for visitors to enjoy on Saturdays and Sundays from 12PM to 2PM.

Art | Body Language

Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, celebrating its 10th anniversary, presents the premiere exhibition, BODY LANGUAGE: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest, on display June 8th, 2018 – January 13th, 2019.

Night market | Shipyards Night Market

Shipyards Night Market
Photo: @yvonneming88 / Instagram

Visitors will find fresh food, locally made products, musicians, art and entertainment every Friday night. The festivities in the Square kick off at 5:00 p.m. on Friday nights. In addition, there is live music until 10:00 p.m. on the Shipbuilders’ Stage, showcasing talent from all over BC.

Outdoor Shopping | Richmond Night Market

The wildly popular market always features incredible, mouthwatering cuisine, as well as live performances on their 50 foot stage.

People visit from all over the country for this unique market, similar to the nightlife and delicacies found in Asia.

There’ll be over 100 food stalls, and 200 retail vendors. Sink your tastebuds into the classic tornado potatoes, and try your hand at mango desserts, squid, bubble waffles, dragon’s beard candy, and so many more! Here’s a guide to the must-try food this summer.

Amusement park | Playland

Photo: Jimmy Yargeau/Flickr

Playland is here! Get prepared for a summer of fun by purchasing a One-Day admission or Season Pass online or at retailers. If you buy online, you’ll save up to $5 compared to purchasing at the gate. Please note that some of the top attractions are currently not in service.

Admission to Playland gives you unlimited access to over 35 rides and attractions, including three of the newest rides!


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