Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

From jazz and Shakespeare to dance and dragon boats, there’s bound to be something for everyone in our beautiful city this Friday through Sunday.  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

 


 

Vancouver International Jazz Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver International Jazz Festival

2014 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, June 20 – July 1; times vary @ various locations around Vancouver
Free and ticketed events
With 1800 artists, 300 concerts, and 35 venues, the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival is Vancouver’s signature festival and British Columbia’s biggest music and arts presentation.  Over twelve days, the world’s best jazz, funk, Latin, fusion, and world music artists perform at venues big and small, indoor and outdoor across the city.  Check the website for the many events that will be happening all over the city!

 

 


Friday June 20th

RioTintoAlcan Dragon Boat Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Dragon Boat BC (facebook)

RioTintoAlcan Dragon Boat Festival; 5:00PM @ False Creek, Vancouver
Free admission
Recognized as North America’s biggest and best, the annual RioTintoAlcan Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver is a true celebration of our diverse and beautiful city, with 180 dragon boat teams from across the Lower Mainland and around the globe in competition.  Bring the whole family and enjoy non-stop entertainment on the World Beat Stage, fabulous food and shipping, and dragon boat racing of the highest caliber.  On through June 22.  Don’t miss the colourful Eye-dotting Ceremony today 5PM!

25th Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; times vary @ Vanier Park, Vancouver
$33-47, other pricing in effect; multi-show passes available
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June 11 through September 20.  This year features A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Bill Cain’s Equivocation!

Dongmei Dance Water & Life | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Dongmei Dance

Dongmei Dance: Water & Life Folk Dance, 8:00PM @ Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St), downtown Vancouver
$38; other pricing in effect
Dongmei’s approach to the water-life metaphor is also her exploration of Chinese Folk Dance.  Inspired by different dance styles from the vast ethnic groups in China, she transforms herself into a swaying coral under the ocean, a blossoming apricot branch bursting with the yearning of life, a young girl waiting for her beloved man by the river side, and finally, to water itself.  Alternate shows on June 21.  Visit the website for more details.

Dances For A Small Stage: Summer Lovin’, 8:00PM-10:00PM @ Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (6450 Deer Lake Park), Burnaby
$15; other pricing in effect
An enchanting summer evening from Vancouver’s darling contemporary dance series.  Taking to the Shadbolt Centre’s green, grassy, and scenic South Lawn, audiences will enjoy original works from a stellar collection of dancers and musicians, including beloved former Ballet BC artist Makaila Wallace.  Alternate performance June 21.

Point Grey Fiesta | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Point Grey Fiesta

Point Grey Fiesta, 3:00PM-10:00PM @ Trimble Park (2250 Trimble St), Vancouver
Free admission; $30 unlimited carnival rides
Point Grey’s annual start-of-summer community festival is back with carnival rides, midway games, stage performances, activities, and exhibitors.  On through June 22.  Don’t miss the parade on Saturday!

Vancouver Heritage Foundation: Japantown Walking Tour, 10:00AM-12:00PM, meet @ Dunlevy Ave & Railway St, Vancouver
$15; pre-registration required
This once thriving enclave, neglected since the expulsion of its Japanese-Canadian residents during the Second World War, is experiencing a rebirth with incoming businesses and residents.  At the same time, some heritage buildings are feeling the brunt of redevelopment pressures.  See the ongoing struggle of this fascinating neighbourhood, where industry meets housing, culture meets business, and history meets the future.

Sonora Strings | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Sonora Strings at Canada Place on June 18 – Photo Credit – Vikki Leung (twitter)

Out For Lunch: Sonora Strings, 12:10PM-1:00PM @ Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St), downtown Vancouver
Free with regular admission
The Out For Lunch concert series are offered on select Friday afternoons at the Gallery.  Today: a special performance by talented young strings musicians from Madison, Wisconsin.  Arrive early; this popular event has limited space.

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!

Best of Hot Docs | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

I Am Big Bird – Photo Credit – VIFF

Best of Hot Docs, times vary @ Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$12 per screening; multi-show passes available
The Vancouver International Film Festival and Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival present the return of the Best of Hot Docs, a week of documentary screenings celebrating the Vancouver premieres of nine outstanding films from this year’s Hot Docs lineup.  On through June 26.  See the website for the full film 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.

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.

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; use Tickets Tonight‘s promo code TT10 online for a discount!

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

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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 beard candy, 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; 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!

 

 


Saturday June 21st

 

Centro Flamenco: Sabor Flamenco, 8:00PM @ Vancouver Playhouse (601 Hamilton St at Dunsmuir St), downtown Vancouver
$30
Centro Flamenco’s new production also features a special performance by Flamenco Rosario and Argentine Tango Lab.  See the website for more details.

Vancouver Heritage Foundation Musqueam Tour | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Heritage Foundation

Vancouver Heritage Foundation: Musqueam Tour, 9:00AM-1:00PM @ various locations in Vancouver
$40; pre-registration required
The Musqueam people have lived on the South Coast for thousands of years. Their traditional territory occupies what is now Vancouver and its surrounding areas.  Hop on this pilot bus tour to explore several sites around Vancouver which hold particular significance to the Musqueam people. Learn how these sites were used historically and what makes them important.  Experience the stories and history passed down by Musqueam Elders that tell an important piece of Vancouver’s history.

Gathering Festival Community Celebration, 10:00AM-9:00PM @ Emery Barnes Park (Seymour St at Davie St), downtown Vancouver
Free admission
Join in this all-day festival with live music, activities, games, food, and demos.  Saturday’s full-day community celebration begins at 10:00am with an Aboriginal blessing and a pancake breakfast.  Check the link for more details.

Nature's Hidden Gems | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Michael Schmidt Photography – Stanley Park Ecology Society

Nature’s Hidden Gems, 1:30PM-3:30PM @ Stanley Park Nature House (Lost Lagoon, foot of Alberni St), Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
$10; other pricing in effect
There’s more to Stanley Park’s forests than just trees.  Borrow a hand lens and join in on a tour of the smaller members of the forest.  Meet liverworts and mosses, and the bizarre slime molds and fungi that are often overlooked on the forest floor.

Family Fuse Weekend, 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St), downtown Vancouver
Regular admission rates; children under 12 free with accompanying adult
Meet artists, musicians, dancers, performers, and educators for a weekend filled with family fun! Participate in a range of fun activities, performances, and hands-on sessions throughout the Gallery.  On through June 22.  More info at the link.

3rd Annual ArtWalk South Granville | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – South Granville BIA

3rd Annual ArtWalk South Granville, 10:00AM-6:00PM @ Granville St (from W 6th-16th Ave), Vancouver
Free admission
A celebration in Vancouver’s epicentre for the visual arts with even more special events and new galleries this year! Check out the artist talks, wine and cheese tastings, and attend over 16 different art exhibitions.  With the diverse range of galleries on the row, there is truly a medium, style and artwork for everyone.

24th Annual Strawberry Festival, 1:00AM-4:00PM @ Barclay Heritage Square (1447 Barclay St), West End, downtown Vancouver
Free admission
Celebrates the beginning of summer with craft sales, a kids carnival, live music, and strawberries! There will be live jazz-swing music, a kid’s zone, bazaar with great bargains and delicious (and generous) slices of Strawberry Shortcake for $5.  Seniors are the focus of this year’s festival, sharing their knowledge by leading workshops on puppet-making, bird house painting, and more at the festival!

Klahowya Village | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Klahowya Village (facebook)

National Aboriginal Day – Klahowya Village: Journey of the Salmon Opening Day, 11:00AM-5:00PM @ Klahowya Village, miniature train plaza, Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
Free admission; $5 miniature train rides
The word “Klahowya” means welcome, and each summer Aboriginal people from across British Columbia come together to build Klahowya Village to welcome visitors from around the world, and share authentic Aboriginal experiences, traditions and culture. Travel through the forest on the Spirit Catcher miniature train, watch live cultural performances, shop the Artisan Marketplace, and much more!  The village is open daily; check the website for the full events schedule.

Aboriginal Day at Fort Langley, 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Fort Langley (23433 Mavis Ave), Langley
$7.80, other pricing in effect; family passes available
Learn about the cultural traditions of the First Nations at Fort Langley!  Taste salmon roasted over an open fire, and experience storytelling with local First Nations people and staff interpreters.  See the website for the day’s schedule.

Dongmei Dance: Water & Life | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Dongmei Dance

Dongmei Dance: Water & Life Folk Dance, 3:00PM & 8:00PM @ Scotiabank Dance Centre (677 Davie St), downtown Vancouver
$38; other pricing in effect
Dongmei’s approach to the water-life metaphor is also her exploration of Chinese Folk Dance.  Inspired by different dance styles from the vast ethnic groups in China, she transforms herself into a swaying coral under the ocean, a blossoming apricot branch bursting with the yearning of life, a young girl waiting for her beloved man by the river side, and finally, to water itself.  Alternate shows on June 21.  Visit the website for more details.

25th Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; times vary @ Vanier Park, Vancouver
$33-47, other pricing in effect; multi-show passes available
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June 11 through September 20.  This year features A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Bill Cain’s Equivocation!

RioTintoAlcan Dragon Boat Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Dragon Boat BC (facebook)

RioTintoAlcan Dragon Boat Festival; 8:00AM-7:00PM @ False Creek, Vancouver
Free admission
Recognized as North America’s biggest and best, the annual RioTintoAlcan Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver is a true celebration of our diverse and beautiful city, with 180 dragon boat teams from across the Lower Mainland and around the globe in competition.  Bring the whole family and enjoy non-stop entertainment on the World Beat Stage, fabulous food and shipping, and dragon boat racing of the highest caliber.  On through June 22.  Races start today at 8AM!

Dances For A Small Stage: Summer Lovin’, 8:00PM-10:00PM @ Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (6450 Deer Lake Park), Burnaby
$15; other pricing in effect
An enchanting summer evening from Vancouver’s darling contemporary dance series.  Taking to the Shadbolt Centre’s green, grassy, and scenic South Lawn, audiences will enjoy original works from a stellar collection of dancers and musicians, including beloved former Ballet BC artist Makaila Wallace.  Alternate performance June 21.

Point Grey Fiesta | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Point Grey Fiesta

Point Grey Fiesta, 8:00AM @ Trimble Park (2250 Trimble St), Vancouver
Free admission
Point Grey’s annual start-of-summer community festival is back with carnival rides, midway games, stage performances, activities, and exhibitors.  On through June 22.  Don’t miss the parade at 10AM on West 10th Ave from Blanca to Discovery Streets!

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!

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.

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; use Tickets Tonight‘s special promo code TT10 for an exclusive discount!

Best of Hot Docs | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

An Honest Liar – Photo Credit – VIFF

Best of Hot Docs, times vary @ Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$12 per screening; multi-show passes available
The Vancouver International Film Festival and Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival present the return of the Best of Hot Docs, a week of documentary screenings celebrating the Vancouver premieres of nine outstanding films from this year’s Hot Docs lineup.  On through June 26.  See the website for the full film list.

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 beard candy, 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.

Vancouver Farmers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Farmers Market (facebook)

Kerrisdale Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ East Blvd (between W 37th & 41st Ave), Vancouver
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!

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.

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!

Heritage Gardens Tour | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Heritage Gardens Tour (flickr)

3rd Annual Heritage Gardens Tour, 10:00AM-4:00PM @ various locations in Vancouver
$35
This self-guided tour of enchanting private gardens in Vancouver is a fundraiser for Heritage Vancouver Society. Tour 16 different gardens, from grand park-like estates, to teeny tiny townhouse gardens showing creative use of small space.  More info at the link.

 


Sunday June 22nd

 

Haywood Bandstand | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Haywood Bandstand – Photo Credit – colink (flickr)

Music In The Park: South Van Big Band, 1:00PM-3:00PM @ Haywood Bandstand, Alexandra Park (1755 Beach Ave), downtown Vancouver
Free
Celebrate 100 years of community performances at the Haywood Bandstand!  Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy free performances in the relaxing setting of Alexandra Park in the West End.  The 17-piece South Van Big Band features musicians from the Lower Mainland.  Playlists include an eclectic mix of jazz, funk, Latin, and contemporary music.

National Aboriginal Day – Klahowya Village: Journey of the Salmon, 11:00AM-5:00PM @ Klahowya Village, miniature train plaza, Stanley Park, downtown Vancouver
Free admission; $5 miniature train rides
The word “Klahowya” means welcome, and each summer Aboriginal people from across British Columbia come together to build Klahowya Village to welcome visitors from around the world, and share authentic Aboriginal experiences, traditions and culture. Travel through the forest on the Spirit Catcher miniature train, watch live cultural performances, shop the Artisan Marketplace, and much more!  The village is open daily; check the website for the full events schedule.

Donna Fishwick Piano Ensemble 20th Anniversary Gala Concert | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Chan Centre

Donna Fishwick Piano Ensemble: 20th Anniversary Gala Concert, 1:00PM @ Chan Centre (6265 Crescent Rs), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Since 1994, these young artists have enjoyed international acclaim and have graced such stages as the Cairo Opera House in Egypt, Liechtenstein Palace in Prague, Steinway Hall in New York and Bosendorfer Recital Hall in Vienna, among others. Their wealth of repertoire includes transcriptions and original compositions for 2, 4, 6 and 8 hands, and for one or two pianos.

Family Fuse Weekend, 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St), downtown Vancouver
Regular admission rates; children under 12 free with accompanying adult
Meet artists, musicians, dancers, performers, and educators for a weekend filled with family fun! Participate in a range of fun activities, performances, and hands-on sessions throughout the Gallery.  More info at the link.

RioTintoAlcan Dragon Boat Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Dragon Boat BC (facebook)

RioTintoAlcan Dragon Boat Festival; 8:00AM-7:00PM @ False Creek, Vancouver
Free admission
Recognized as North America’s biggest and best, the annual RioTintoAlcan Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver is a true celebration of our diverse and beautiful city, with 180 dragon boat teams from across the Lower Mainland and around the globe in competition.  Bring the whole family and enjoy non-stop entertainment on the World Beat Stage, fabulous food and shipping, and dragon boat racing of the highest caliber.  On through June 22.  Races start today at 8AM!

Point Grey Fiesta, 8:00AM @ Trimble Park (2250 Trimble St), Vancouver
Free admission
Point Grey’s annual start-of-summer community festival is back with carnival rides, midway games, stage performances, activities, and exhibitors.  Dads ride for free when accompanied by a paying child 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!

25th Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival; times vary @ Vanier Park, Vancouver
$33-47, other pricing in effect; multi-show passes available
Celebrating its 25th Season in 2014, Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver’s Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several special events in two performance tents from June 11 through September 20.  This year features A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline, and Bill Cain’s Equivocation!

Wicked | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Wicked – BAC

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!

Best of Hot Docs | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Starfish Throwers – Photo Credit – VIFF

Best of Hot Docs, times vary @ Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$12 per screening; multi-show passes available
The Vancouver International Film Festival and Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival present the return of the Best of Hot Docs, a week of documentary screenings celebrating the Vancouver premieres of nine outstanding films from this year’s Hot Docs lineup.  On through June 26.  See the website for the full film list.

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 beard candy, 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.

Coquitlam Farmers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Coquitlam Farmers Market (facebook)

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!

Heritage Gardens Tour | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Heritage Gardens Tour (flickr)

3rd Annual Heritage Gardens Tour, 10:00AM-4:00PM @ various locations in Vancouver
$35
This self-guided tour of enchanting private gardens in Vancouver is a fundraiser for Heritage Vancouver Society. Tour 16 different gardens, from grand park-like estates, to teeny tiny townhouse gardens showing creative use of small space.  More info at the link.

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; use Tickets Tonight‘s promo code TT10 online for a discount!

 

 


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