5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (June 3-9)

Italian Day takes over the Drive, dancing at the Granville Island Block Party and sailing with some Swifties.

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!

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1. Show Off Your Moves at the Public Disco Block Party on Granville Island

June 8

From 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Granville Island becomes party island—behind Granville Island Brewing, more specifically. It’s an all-ages outdoor dance party featuring live DJs, dance performances, art installations, boozy pop-up bars, market vendors, food trucks and fun activities for kids (that aren’t the iPad).

When: June 8
Where: Granville Island
Cost: Free
More info: publicdisco.ca


2. Hit the High Seas with a Boatload of Swifties on a Taylor Swift Party Cruise

June 8

If you couldn’t get Taylor Swift tickets (or afford the $3,000 plus resales, why and how people?!), this exclusive Swiftie dance party might float your boat. Hop aboard this party bus on the water (Taylor’s Version) for an evening of drinks, dancing, cry-singing and not dropping your phone overboard taking selfies to send to your ex to prove you’re over him. Don’t miss the boat—it leaves at 6 p.m. sharp and returns at 9 p.m.

When: June 8
Where: Dock B – Pacific Boulevard Marina
Cost: $43.85
More info: eventbrite.ca



3. Enjoy a Gelato on the Drive for Italian Day

June 9

Get ready for an Italian street party that’s sure to be a fun (and tasty) way to celebrate the birthplace of pizza (among other things, sure). Fun for the whole family, it’s also a rare treat for those who enjoy walking on a street like it’s a sidewalk—you’re the car now!

When: June 9
Where: Commercial Drive
Cost: Free
More info: italianday.ca


4. Dine in Support of Our Ocean BFF at the Ocean Wise Pop-Up Dinner Series

June 3

It’s Ocean Week in Canada—note to self: check the rules on making things official holidays—and show your love (and respect, because who knows what’s down there!) with a surprise 3-course pop-up dinner from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. with Top Chef Canada Season 10 runner-up, Chef Dez Lo. It’s eating for a cause—water you waiting for?

When: June 3
Where: Bravo Restaurant
Cost: $125
More info: eventbrite.ca

5. Sway to the Soulful Sadé Awele this Friday at the Fox

June 7

Get soulful this Friday night with Sadé Awele. Enjoy chill Afro-pop, Afro-soul and R&B vibes with her full band bringing the noise, plus special guests Forrest Mortifee and DJ Rae.

When: June 7
Where: The Fox Cabaret
Cost: $22.63
More info: eventbrite.ca