Greek Day on Broadway

1. Greek Day on Broadway

June 26

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
Cost: Free
More Info: greekheritagemonth.com

Royal Canadian International Circus

2. Royal Canadian International Circus

June 23-27

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.  

When: June 23-27
Where: Cloverdale Fairgrounds
Cost: From $18.38
More Info: royalcanadiancircus.ca

Sound of Dragon Music Festival

3. Sound of Dragon Music Festival

June 23-26

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.

When: June 23-26
Where: Annex Theatre
Cost: From $19.99
More Info: soundofdragon.com

Como Taperia
Credit: Como Taperia x Paella Guys

4. Como Taperia x Paella Guys

June 26

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.

When: June 26 (and every other Sunday after that)
Where: Como Taperia
Cost: From $25 per person
More Info: comotaperia.com

Story Story Die

5. Story, Story, Die

June 22-23

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. 

When: June 22-23
Where: Vancouver Playhouse 
Cost: From $35
More Info: dancehouse.ca