1. Tacofino and Boxcar's Backyard Cookout Series
Mondays in June
Starting this week, Boxcar is hosting Monday pop-ups with Tacofino—a rotating cast of chefs will take over Tacofino's food truck in Boxcar's backyard. This week and next it's Between 2 Buns (smashburgers, please) and then there's Superbaba on the 21 and Pizza Coming Soon on the 28. Maybe we don't have to hate Mondays.
2. Wings and Wizards
Opens Tuesday, June 8
This new immersive experience is very conspicuously NOT related to Harry Potter (JK doesn't own the very concept of a wizarding world. Right? Right?) but if you're into magic and wands and spells and robes, this is for you. Visitors get their own magic wand that they can use to "cast spells, solve riddles, and move through space and time." Could we fast forward to a hugs-allowed era?
When: Opens Tuesday, June 8
Where: BC Place
Cost: From $65
More Info: wingsandwizards.com
3. Goh Ballet's Virtual Showcase
Through June 17
Goh Ballet always delivers stunning performances from youth and adult dancers, and this online show is definitely no exception. Expect classical ballet, Chinese traditional dance and contemporary works—get your oohs and aahs ready.
When: Available for streaming until Thursday, June 17
Cost: $0/$10/$20 sliding scale
More Info: thedancecentre.ca
4. Circle Craft's Emerging Artists Exhibition
Through June 30
All month, the Circle Craft store at Granville Island is featuring the work of emerging artists, like ceramicist Mitra Mahmoodi, whose work is featured above. Other artists include Nikki Arasaki, Claudine Gévry, Mike Hill, Kelly Hutcheson, Shonny Ji, Kaisa Lindfors, Cristina Shi, Josh Stasik Prince and Daphne Woo. Tune in to the local art scene and get some cool new pieces for your home.
5. Fleurs de Villes Rosé
June 11 to 20
Time to stop and enjoy the roses! Starting this weekend, over 50 floral art displays are dotting downtown in support of breast cancer research. The giant, gorgeous exhibitions are the work of local florists—make sure you take their names for your next flowery celebration. The starting point will be the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.