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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 26Where: On Broadway between MacDonald and BlenheimCost: FreeMore Info: greekheritagemonth.com
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 23-27Where: Cloverdale FairgroundsCost: From $18.38More Info: royalcanadiancircus.ca
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 23-26Where: Annex TheatreCost: From $19.99More Info: soundofdragon.com
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 TaperiaCost: From $25 per personMore Info: comotaperia.com
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 22-23Where: Vancouver Playhouse Cost: From $35More Info: dancehouse.ca