1. Greek Day on Broadway
This annual festival blocks off west Broadway traffic from MacDonald to Blenheim to make way for kiosks upon kiosks of Greek food and drink, market vendors and live entertainment. There’s no lack of souvlaki.
When: June 26
Where: On Broadway between MacDonald and Blenheim
More Info: greekheritagemonth.com
2. Royal Canadian International Circus
Picture classic old-school circus feats—a quirky ringmaster, high-flying acrobatics, nausea-inducing flexibility—without the old-school circus fauna (no exotic animals in this show, thank god). If you’re unable to attend this weekend, have no fear, the circus will be stationed in Richmond from June 30-July 3 as well.
3. Sound of Dragon Music Festival
The Sound of Dragon Music Festival is Vancouver’s first fest dedicated to Chinese music. It showcases a ton of different musical styles: from ancient folk to jazz, orchestral performances to avant-garde improvisation. The event includes a bunch of ticketed concerts, but there are also free activities, including a throat singing workshop.
4. Como Taperia x Paella Guys
In collaboration with the Paella Guys, Como Taperia has launched their summer paella series. Every other Sunday until August 28th, you can sit on the Como patio, taste tapas, sip drinks, watch the paella being made–and then eat it, of course.
5. Story, Story, Die
Norwegian dance/theatre company Winter Guests’ Story, Story, Die includes poignant spoken word in addition to hyper-detailed choreography. The show looks at the interdependency between lies and love and how people often try to present a more likable version for themselves.