5 Events to Take Your BFF to This Week (June 24 – 30)

Drinks, dogs, and dance for the other half of your power duo.

(Photo Credit: Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar.)


June 24 – 30

Long distance sucks, but this week you can have a drink with your favourite booze buddy wherever they may be. Negroni Week is happening at over 12,000 venues around the world (and more than 80 of them are in Vancouver – take that, world travelers). A few highlights for local negroni nuts are the Orchid Negroni at Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar, the Tokyo Bicycle at Juke Fried Chicken, and the Apex at Wildebeest.

When: Monday, June 24 – Sunday, June 30
Where: Various participating restaurants
Cost: Varies
More Info: negroniweek.com

(Image Credit: The Polygon Gallery.)


June 25 – September 1

Who needs human friends? Certainly not you. Take your daily walk to the next level by treating your dog to a visit to the Polygon Gallery, where the Dog Days exhibit will be showcasing man’s best friend all summer long. The exhibit is dog-friendly, so you can both drool over contemporary works, classic images, and vintage photographs. You might even notice some parallels between the art and the 6000 puppy pictures on your camera roll.

When: Tuesday, June 25 – Sunday, September 1
Where: The Polygon Gallery
Cost: By donation
More Info: thepolygon.ca

Photo Credit: Kent Kallberg.)

Strumwith Chums

June 29-30

Regardless of whether our not your music career took of, you’re going to want to bring your jam sesh pal to the Vancouver International Guitar Fest. Relive the glory days with live music, master classes, and workshops including “Introduction to Electric Guitar Building and Design” and “Marketing for the Modern Luthier.” Anyway, here’s Wonderwall.

When: Saturday, June 29 – Sunday, June 30
Where: Creekside Community Recreation Centre
Cost: From $25
More Info: vancouverguitarfestival.com

(Photo Credit: Army of Sass.)

DanceDance Resolution

June 29

Your Broadway bestie is going to love Army of Sass – this spunky spectacle is show tunes only, including favourites from Chicago, Hamilton, and Cabaret. Watch the AOS dancers tackle the sassiest choreography you’ve ever seen (in heels) and you might just get inspired to switch up your workout routine – sass classes will get you a lot more street cred than the elliptical.

When: Saturday, June 29 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Where: Rickshaw Theatre
Cost: $20
More Info: armyofsass.com

(Photo Credit: Girl Who Leapt Through Time.)


June 30

Do you and your BFF have the bravery, endurance, and passion for anime it takes to watch four films in a row? Now’s your chance. Anime Day at Vancity Theatre is bringing you 7+ hours of animated action including Penguin Highway, Made In the Abyss: Journey’s Dawn, and the Vancouver premiere of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Grab some popcorn and go easy on that drink: bathroom breaks are for the weak.

When: Sunday, June 30
Where: Vancity Theatre
Cost: From $11
More Info: viff.org