5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (June 10-16)

A psychedelic comedy show, a dog patio party and a special VSO concert featuring Indigenous artists for National Indigenous Peoples Day

Here’s your weekly roundup of the top events in the city, including art exhibitions, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, film, markets and other to-dos we think you’ll love. If you have a Vancouver event you’d like to submit for consideration, add it to our ongoing Vancouver events calendar here!

1. Feast on Friendship at the Suyo Con Amigos Chef Collab Series Featuring Elisa

June 13

Gather your best amigos and head to Suyo for their new collaborative dinner (and pairings) series that’s a true taste of friendship. With four dinners in the series, this week kicks things off with Chef Ricardo Valverde and his crew welcoming Chef Ivy Yang of Elisa for a friend date that promises to be very tasty. (If you can’t make this one—the next one’s September 12 with Wildlight Kitchen and Bar so put it in that cal, pal.)

When: June 13
Where: SUYO Modern Peruvian
Cost: $249
More info: suyo.ca/amigos-collab-series


From vancouversymphony.ca

2. Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with Free Concert, Fashion Show and Food Trucks

June 21

For National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) enjoy a different kind of collab at “The Path Forward” where the VSO and various Indigenous artists from the Coast Salish territories come together for a special concert series that includes a fashion show and music from DJ O Show. It’s free, so show up early—5 p.m. gets you first dibs on the food trucks and the best seats.

When: June 21
Where: The Orpheum
Cost: Free
More info: vancouversymphony.ca


3. Experience a Dose of Science, Comedy and Psychedelics With Comedian Shane Mauss at the Rio

June 13-14

If you’ve ever owned a UV blacklight poster featuring, say, a mushroom smoking a herbal jazz cigarette, then this comedy show might be your kind of trip. Watch comedian Shane Mauss (CONAN, Comedy Central, Here We Are) blend humour, science and trippy custom animations with his show A Better Trip—a show I would venture to describe as Bill Nye the Science Guy on shrooms, but with more comedy. Still not convinced? Check out this promo trailer.

When: June 13-14
Where: Rio Theatre
Cost: From $30
More info: riotheatretickets.ca


4. Enjoy the Dog Days of Summer at Uncle Abe’s Dog Patio Party

June 15

It’s yappy hour over on Main street cool-kid bar Uncle Abe’s with a special dog party (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) on Saturday to mark the furball-friendly patio opening for the season. Free dog snacks for four-legged attendees and drink features and sampling from Malibu and Twin Sails Brewing—everybody gets a treat! Bring your canine drinking buddy, there’s even a special pup menu featuring a “Hair of the Dog” deluxe snack pack, “Barkberry” and “Pupcolada” dogtails and, of course, a “Chowcuterie Board” of treats.

When: June 15
Where: Uncle Abe’s
Cost: Free
More info: narrowgroup.ca


5. Get Some Exercise and Beers With Granville Island Brewery’s 40 for 40 Event

June 13

Get fit and have fun! Body Break made it their mantra and now Granville Island Brewing (GIB) wants to help make it yours this summer with forty fun free activities to get you sweating and socializing. This one is a 45-minute high-energy fitness class that’s all about functional movements and workouts for everyday life. Then, reward yourself with some aprés beers at F45 Sunset Village. Take a look at their calendar of events for all the offerings (think: yoga, pottery, climbing) and choose your fave because you only get to do one.

When: June 13
Where: F45 Training Sunrise East Village
Cost: Free
More info: granvilleislandbrewing.ca/en-CA/40for40/register