Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Fill up your calendar for June’s first Friday to Sunday!  There’s so much to do, and only three days to do them all in… Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!


 


Friday June 6th

 

FIFA Canadian Women's U-20 Team | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

The Canadian Women’s U-20 team – Photo Credit – FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015

FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 – One Year Countdown; 9:00AM @ Terry Fox Plaza, BC Place (777 Pacific Blvd), downtown Vancouver
Free
Just one year from the opening match of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™, fans are invited to take part in One Year To A Greater Goal™ countdown events organised from coast to coast across Canada.  A special FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ One Year To A Greater Goal™ Countdown Clock will be unveiled, and you might meet members of the Canadian women’s U-20 team!

Stanley Park Miniature Train 50th “Birthday”; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Stanley Park Miniature Train (Pipeline Rd), Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
Free admission, $5 train rides
Celebrate the iconic mini train’s 50th year in Stanley Park!  Bring the family and enjoy live entertainment, face painting, interactive displays, and more.  On through June 8.

Velopalooza | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Velopalooza (facebook)

Velopalooza; times vary @ various locations in Metro Vancouver
Free and ticketed events
A two week festival promoting fun bike rides and bike-related events throughout Metro Vancouver.  Events this year include scavenger hunts, wine tours, historical tours, night rides, picnics, and brewery tours.  On through June 22.  Check the website for the full list!

Shipyards Night Market; 5:00PM-10:00PM @ Shipyards Plaza (15 Wallace Mews), North Vancouver
Free admission
The North Vancouver Night Market is in a class of its own with over 15 food trucks, live music, around 100 vendors, and a beer garden with locally brewed beer on tap. On every Friday Night through September 26, featuring local products, showcasing BC’s artisans, bakers and farmers.

Goh Ballet | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Goh Ballet (facebook)

Goh Ballet: Aurora’s Awakening; 7:30PM @ Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St at Dunsmuir St), downtown Vancouver
$52.75
An exquisite adaptation of Sleeping Beauty.  Experience this splendid original rendition of a classic and timeless fairytale.  Tickets available through Tickets Tonight.  Second show and Aurora’s Birthday on June 7.

Etsy 2014 Craft Party; 6:00PM-8:00PM @ West Elm (2947 Granville St), South Granville, Vancouver
$8
Enjoy cool music, delicious treats and make some great crafts.  All materials, instructions and snacks will be included!  More details at the link.

London Heritage Farm | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Plaque at London Heritage Farm – Photo Credit – London Heritage Farm (facebook)

7th Annual Doors Open Richmond: Opening Ceremony; 7:00PM-9:00PM @ London Heritage Farm (6511 Dyke Rd), Richmond
Free and ticketed events
Enjoy a family friendly evening of live music, heritage tours, kids crafts and a barbeque to celebrate the best of Richmond culture!  The festival celebrates Richmond’s arts, culture and heritage through June 8th.   Explore 42 sites free of charge, including museums, national historic sites, heritage buildings, art galleries, artist studios, and places of worship.  Bus tours available for $5 per person.  Check the website for the map!

West Coast Symphony: Classic Music Concert Series; 8:00PM @ Christ Church Cathedral (690 Burrard St), downtown Vancouver
By donation
The last programme for this season, featuring Benjamin Britten’s Violin Concerto No.1 and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No.10 in E minor.

In The House Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – In The House Festival (facebook)

11th Annual In The House Festival; times vary @ various venues in Vancouver
$15, other pricing in effect; 4-show passes available
Music, dance, circus, burlesque, storytelling, comedy, magic – it’s all there! Sit in the intimacy of someone’s living room, brace yourself and be wowed by this intimate, unique experience.  Check the website for the full events listing.  On through June 8.

Vancouver Craft Beer Week; times vary @ various venues in Vancouver
Pricing varies
Annual festival showcasing the best local and international craft brewed beers. This year’s festival has events in more than 30 venues across the city! On through June 7. Check the website for the full schedule.

Wicked | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Wicked – Broadway Across Canada

Wicked; 8:00PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie St), downtown Vancouver
$56.15-180.90
The untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. On through June 29.

City of Bhangra Festival: Downtown Bhangra; 5:00PM-10:00PM @ Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza (W Georgia St at Howe St), downtown Vancouver
Free
What could be better?  Two days of bhangra entertainment in the heart of the city: big beats and electrifying performances for the whole family!  Tonight’s headliners: naQsh, Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch (QB), and Balkan Bhangra.  On through June 7.

Cirque du Soleil - TOTEM | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Cirque du Soleil – TOTEM

Cirque du Soleil: TOTEM; times vary @ The Big White Top, Concord Pacific Place (88 Pacific Blvd), Vancouver
$50+, other pricing in effect; VIP packages available
A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind. TOTEM traces the journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. On select days through June 29; some tickets available at Tickets Tonight.

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 8351 River Rd, next to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
Richmond’s biggest night market is back with this year’s theme: Candyland (and the giant rubber duck). Featuring over 125 vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs. On through every Friday-Sunday and holiday Monday nights through October 13. We recommend taking public transportation (Canada Line to Bridgeport Station) instead of driving!

International Summer Night Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – International Summer Night Market

International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
If you like late night snacks, this night market is for you. Featuring a great selection of awesomeness to choose from, including takoyaki (Japanese octopus balls), dragon’s beardcandy, deep fried Mars bars, and more. This year, the market has also added some new feature attractions, including a water walker and Richmond’s only mini-golf course. Open every Friday-Sunday through September 14.

Music Waste Festival; times vary @ various locations in Vancouver
$5 per show
Vancouver’s premier independent cultural festival, featuring music, art, and comedy., through June 8.  Check the website for the full schedule.

On The Couch with Ryan Stiles and Greg Proops | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Greg Proops and Ryan Stiles – Photo Credit – 100.3 TheQ

Ryan Stiles & Greg Proops: On The Couch; 8:00PM @ Hard Rock Casino Vancouver (28080 United Blvd), Coquitlam
$35.25-50.25; 18+ only
Actor-comedians Ryan Stiles and Greg Proops from the Emmy-nominated TV series Whose Line Is It Anyway? will be bringing their spontaneous and all-improvised comedy show, sitting on a couch while telling jokes.  Ticketmaster outlet available at Tickets Tonight.

 

 


Saturday June 7th

 

BMW Ultimate Block Party | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – BMW Store

BMW: The Ultimate Block Party; 10:00AM-4:00PM @ BMW Store (2040 Burrard St), Vancouver
Day Party: Free; Night Party (19+ only): $100
Featuring the legendary BMW i8.  Fun for the whole family, with an incredible DJ, facepaiting, balloon twisting, static artists, food trucks and samples, and more!  Stay later with your adult friends for the evening soiree, featuring live entertainment and a chance to win a BMW bicycle.  More details at the link.

Music Waste Festival; times vary @ various locations in Vancouver
$5 per show
Vancouver’s premier independent cultural festival, featuring music, art, and comedy., through June 8.  Check the website for the full schedule.

Hats Off Day | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Burnaby Heights

30th Hats Off Day; 9:00AM-4:00PM @ Hastings St (between Boundary Rd and Gamma Ave), Burnaby
Free admission
Held on the first Saturday of every June, Hats Off Day is when Burnaby Heights merchants “take their hats off” and the entire Heights community celebrates together. It’s a huge, one-day extravaganza featuring a colourful main-street style parade with real local flavour, followed by a big street party.  This year’s theme: The Totally Awesome 80s!  See the website for more.

Global Soul; 7:30PM @ St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church (1022 Nelson St), downtown Vancouver
$30; other pricing in effect
The evening’s exciting and eclectic program will include soulful music from Haiti, Cuba, Kenya, Spain, Georgia, New Zealand, and other exotic destinations.  Including, of course, music from Canada – the Lil’wat First Nations in the West, and Newfoundland outports in the East.

Velopalooza | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Velopalooza

Velopalooza; times vary @ various locations in Metro Vancouver
Free and ticketed events
A two week festival promoting fun bike rides and bike-related events throughout Metro Vancouver.  Events this year include scavenger hunts, wine tours, historical tours, night rides, picnics, and brewery tours.  On through June 22.  Check the website for the full list!

11th Annual In The House Festival; times vary @ various venues in Vancouver
$15, other pricing in effect; 4-show passes available
Music, dance, circus, burlesque, storytelling, comedy, magic – it’s all there! Sit in the intimacy of someone’s living room, brace yourself and be wowed by this intimate, unique experience.  Check the website for the full events listing.  On through June 8.

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – Photo Credit – Burnaby Arts Council

Food Fair & Japanese Used Book Sale; 10:00AM-4:00PM @ Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre (6688 Southoaks Crescent), Burnaby
Free admission
Enjoy delicious Japanese foods and sweets with a sampler, free tastings, sushi demos, and more.   There will be live entertainment, a kids fun zone, and a giant selection of Japanese books on sale for bargain prices.  Check the website for more details.

Goh Ballet: Aurora’s Awakening; 7:30PM @ Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St at Dunsmuir St), downtown Vancouver
$52.75
An exquisite adaptation of Sleeping Beauty.  Experience this splendid original rendition of a classic and timeless fairytale.  Tickets available through Tickets Tonight.

Aurora's Birthday | Goh Ballet | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Behind the scenes at Goh Ballet – Photo Credit – Goh Ballet (facebook)

Goh Ballet: Aurora’s Birthday; 2:30PM @ Vancouver Playhouse (600 Hamilton St at Dunsmuir St), downtown Vancouver
$52.75
An adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, featuring Goh Ballet’s Children’s Division.  Experience this splendid original rendition of a classic and timeless fairytale.  Call Goh Ballet at 604.872.4014 for tickets.

Stanley Park Miniature Train 50th “Birthday”; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Stanley Park Miniature Train (Pipeline Rd), Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
Free admission, $5 train rides
Celebrate the iconic mini train’s 50th year in Stanley Park!  Bring the family and enjoy live entertainment, face painting, interactive displays, and more.  On through June 8.  Don’t miss a special BBQ today hosted by the Vancouver Fire & Rescue Services.

Boca del Lupo - Al Fresco | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Boca del Lupo (facebook)

Boca del Lupo: Al Fresco; 7:00PM-9:00PM @ Boca del Lupo (1422 William St), Vancouver
Free admission
Join the artists and supporters behind Boca del Lupo for a family friendly afternoon BBQ party, with food and drink concessions, games, and a few surprises in the studio.  Bring your friends!

7th Annual Doors Open Richmond; 10:00AM-4:00PM @ various venues in Richmond
Free and ticketed events
The festival celebrates Richmond’s arts, culture and heritage through June 8th.   Explore 42 sites free of charge, including museums, national historic sites, heritage buildings, art galleries, artist studios, and places of worship.  Bus tours available for $5 per person.  Check the website for the map!

Wicked | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Wicked – Broadway Across Canada

Wicked; 2:00PM & 8:00PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie St), downtown Vancouver
$56.15-180.90
The untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. On through June 29.

City of Bhangra Festival: Downtown Bhangra; 12:00PM-10:00PM @ Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza (W Georgia St at Howe St), downtown Vancouver
Free
The second of two days of bhangra entertainment in the heart of the city.  Big beats and electrifying performances for the whole family – be there!  Tonight’s headliners: Jay Status and DJ Sanj.

Cirque du Soleil - TOTEM | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Cirque du Soleil – TOTEM

Cirque du Soleil: TOTEM; times vary @ The Big White Top, Concord Pacific Place (88 Pacific Blvd), Vancouver
$50+, other pricing in effect; VIP packages available
A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind. TOTEM traces the journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. On select days through June 29; some tickets available at Tickets Tonight.

Vancouver Craft Beer Week; times vary @ various venues in Vancouver
Pricing varies
Last day for the annual festival showcasing the best local and international craft brewed beers. This year’s festival has events in more than 30 venues across the city! Check the website for the full schedule.

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Dallyn Rule’s headphones made from old wheelbarrows – Photo Credit – Vancouver Mini Maker Faire (facebook)

4th Vancouver Mini Maker Faire; 10:00AM-6:00PM @ PNE Forum (2901 E Hastings St), Vancouver
$14 advance, $17 at the door, other pricing in effect; weekend passes available
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth; a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.  It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.  On through June 8.  More details at the link.

International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
If you like late night snacks, this night market is for you. Featuring a great selection of awesomeness to choose from, including takoyaki (Japanese octopus balls), dragon’s beardcandy, deep fried Mars bars, and more. This year, the market has also added some new feature attractions, including a water walker and Richmond’s only mini-golf course. Open every Friday-Sunday through September 14.

Richmond Night Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Richmond Night Market

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 8351 River Rd, next to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
Richmond’s biggest night market is back with this year’s theme: Candyland (and the giant rubber duck). Featuring over 125 vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs. On through every Friday-Sunday and holiday Monday nights through October 13. We recommend taking public transportation (Canada Line to Bridgeport Station) instead of driving!

River District Farmers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

San Juan Family Farm – Photo Credit – River District Farmers Market (flickr)

West End Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ 1100 block Comox St, across from Nelson Park, West End, downtown Vancouver
Burnaby Farmers’ Market
; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ North Parking Lot at Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Parkway), Burnaby
River District Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ 8683 Kerr St, Vancouver
Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Lonsdale Quay (123 Carrie Cates Court), North Vancouver
Trout Lake Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ John Hendry Park (13th Ave between Lakewood & Templeton), Vancouver
Free admission
Don’t miss this year’s fresh summer produce at our local farmers’ markets! Check out the markets every Saturday through October for the freshest seasonal produce and products. Featuring live entertainment and a variety of different vendors. A great place to bring the whole family!

 

 


Sunday June 8th

 

 

Hell's Gate Canyon Appreciation Day | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Hell’s Gate

Hell’s Gate Canyon Appreciation Day; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Hell’s Gate
Free admission
Bring the whole family and check out the Hell’s Gate gondola ride for free!  There will be great entertainment and activities for everyone.

Stanley Park Miniature Train 50th “Birthday”; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Stanley Park Miniature Train (Pipeline Rd), Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
Free admission, $5 train rides
Celebrate the iconic mini train’s 50th year in Stanley Park!  Bring the family and enjoy live entertainment, face painting, interactive displays, and more.  Don’t miss the special Story Bus from the Vancouver Public Library today!

Velopalooza | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Velopalooza (facebook)

Velopalooza; times vary @ various locations in Metro Vancouver
Free and ticketed events
A two week festival promoting fun bike rides and bike-related events throughout Metro Vancouver.  Events this year include scavenger hunts, wine tours, historical tours, night rides, picnics, and brewery tours.  On through June 22.  Check the website for the full list!

11th Annual In The House Festival; times vary @ various venues in Vancouver
$15, other pricing in effect; 4-show passes available
Music, dance, circus, burlesque, storytelling, comedy, magic – it’s all there! Sit in the intimacy of someone’s living room, brace yourself and be wowed by this intimate, unique experience.  Check the website for the full events listing.

Second Sunday Series - Amicus Duo - Roedde House Museum | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Roedde House Museum (facebook)

Second Sunday Series: Albacanus Trio; 1:00PM-4:00PM (show at 3PM) @ Roedde House Museum (1415 Barclay St), West End, downtown Vancouver
$10
An afternoon of classical music at the Roedde House.  Individually praised for the rich lyricism and sensitive nuance of their sound, together the Albacanus Trio delights the listener with thoughtfully crafted interpretations of rare beauty.  Arrive at 1PM for afternoon tea and a tour, included with your ticket.

5th Annual Mid Main Art Fair; 11:00AM-6:00PM @ Heritage Hall (3102 Main St at E 15th Ave), Vancouver
Free admission
Art lovers – don’t miss this annual fair where established artists father to show and sell their original art.  Visit the website to see the full list of artists.

Walk to Fight Arthritis | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – The Arthritis Society (facebook)

Walk to Fight Arthritis; 8:30AM @ Athletes’ Village Plaza (1 Athletes Way), False Creek South, Vancouver
$25 registration, or $100 min fundraising; other pricing in effect
The Walk to Fight Arthritis stretches across Canada to unite families, friends and organizations to achieve one simple, common goal: help the over 4.6 million Canadians who live with arthritis every day.  See the website for more details.

7th Annual Doors Open Richmond; 10:00AM-4:00PM @ various venues in Richmond
Free and ticketed events
The festival celebrates Richmond’s arts, culture and heritage through June 8th.   Explore 42 sites free of charge, including museums, national historic sites, heritage buildings, art galleries, artist studios, and places of worship.  Bus tours available for $5 per person.  Check the website for the map!

Wicked | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Wicked – Broadway Across Canada

Wicked; 2:00PM & 7:30PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie St), downtown Vancouver
$56.15-180.90
The untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good. On through June 29.

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-11:00PM @ 8351 River Rd, next to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
Richmond’s biggest night market is back with this year’s theme: Candyland (and the giant rubber duck). Featuring over 125 vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs. On through every Friday-Sunday and holiday Monday nights through October 13. We recommend taking public transportation (Canada Line to Bridgeport Station) instead of driving!

Museum of Vancouver | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Museum of Vancouver – Photo Credit – Paul Antony Carr for MOV

Forage: Local Species Stroll; 3:00-5:30PM @ Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut St), Vanier Park, Vancouver
$22; other pricing in effect
Understanding what, where and how certain species are present in our local urban environment is a mystery to most of us.  Join the MOV and guest expert Garliq from the Urban Herb School for a plant identification and herbal foraging walk in the lush Vanier Park area. Discover the small yet abundant pockets of wilderness that surround us in our urban environment and learn about how they can benefit us.  More details at the link.

International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-11:00PM @ 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
If you like late night snacks, this night market is for you. Featuring a great selection of awesomeness to choose from, including takoyaki (Japanese octopus balls), dragon’s beardcandy, deep fried Mars bars, and more. This year, the market has also added some new feature attractions, including a water walker and Richmond’s only mini-golf course. Open every Friday-Sunday through September 14.

5th Annual Italian Day | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Italian Day (facebook)

5th Annual Italian Day (Car Free Street Party); 12:00PM-5:00PM @ Commercial Dr (Venables to Grandview), Vancouver
Free admission
One of Vancouver’s most celebrated cultural festivals.  From inventions to Italian goods to lifestyle products, this year’s Italian Day celebrates everything that makes Italy unique – many of which are found in our very own backyard.  From food to performing arts, fashion, merchants and activities, Italy’s unmatched sense of style will be the centerpiece at this year’s event.  More details at the link!

Ambleside Farmers Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Ambleside (1500 block Bellevue), West Vancouver
Kitsilano Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ 2690 Larch St at W 10th Ave, Vancouver
Coquitlam Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St at Winslow Ave), Coquitlam
Free admission
Don’t miss this year’s fresh summer produce at our local farmers’ markets! Check out the market every Sunday through October for the freshest seasonal produce and products. Featuring live entertainment and a variety of different vendors. A great place to bring the whole family!

Cirque du Soleil - TOTEM | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Cirque du Soleil – TOTEM

Cirque du Soleil: TOTEM; times vary @ The Big White Top, Concord Pacific Place (88 Pacific Blvd), Vancouver
$50+, other pricing in effect; VIP packages available
A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind. TOTEM traces the journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. On select days through June 29; some tickets available at Tickets Tonight.

4th Vancouver Mini Maker Faire; 10:00AM-6:00PM @ PNE Forum (2901 E Hastings St), Vancouver
$14 advance, $17 at the door, other pricing in effect; weekend passes available
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth; a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.  It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.  On through June 8.  More details at the link.

Protecting B.C.’s Marine Mammals From Land-based Pollution | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Aquarium

Protecting BC’s Marine Mammals From Land-based Pollution; doors 6:00PM @ Vancouver Aquarium (845 Avison Way), Stanley Park, Vancouver
$10.50; other pricing in effect
In honour of World Oceans Day 2014, join the Vancouver Aquarium for an insightful talk on how we can better protect our marine mammals from urban water pollution.  Two experts will share their knowledge of land-based water pollution: how pollution affects aquatic life and how pollution into the aquatic environment can be reduced.   More info at the link.

Veg Expo; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Vancouver Convention Centre East (999 Canada Place Way), downtown Vancouver
$15; other pricing in effect
Discover the benefits of a plant-based diet and cooking demonstrations from celebrated local chefs.  Sample and discover all the products you need to lead and live a healthy lifestyle. It’s a day for the whole family with an interactive kid zone, tons of free samples, giveaways and much, much more!

Music Waste Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Music Waste Festival (facebook)

Music Waste Festival; times vary @ various locations in Vancouver
$5 per show
Vancouver’s premier independent cultural festival, featuring music, art, and comedy., through June 8.  Check the website for the full schedule.

 


More events on our events calendar here and here. Where will you be this weekend? Leave a comment below, or tweet me at @vikkiwkl!

 


 

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