5 Fun Events in Vancouver This Week (June 25 – July 1)

Carly Rae Jepsen, a Canada Day silent disco and more awesome things happening in the city this week.

Aim for a GOOOAAAL

June 15 to July 15

Whether you’re cheering for Mexico, South Korea, or Iceland, head to one of Vancouver’s many sports bars to celebrate FIFA’s 2018 Soccer World Cup. Certain bars cater to specific countries, such as the Vancouver Alpen Club for Germany, Biercraft Commercial Drive for Belgium and the London Pub for England. Not sure who you’re cheering for? Head over to Bells and Whistles to find yourself a team and a great brunch menu (the games start early).When: Early mornings June 14th to July 15thWhere: Your choiceCost: Up to youMore: FIFA Schedule

Go to a Garden  Party

Monday, June 25

A curated picnic basket filled with local goodies, live performances on a rooftop, and spoken lyric karaoke: who could ask for anything more? Join Picnic Club on the Falconetti’s rooftop for a garden party and the launch of their Picnic service. The night will feature performances by Harlequin Gold and a slam poetry-style karaoke of your favorite song lyrics.When: 7 p.m.Where: Falconettii’s East Side Grill, 1812 Commercial Dr.Cost: $20More info: Eventbrite

Call the Conductor, Maybe

Monday, June 25

Canadian pop darling Carley Rae Jepsen is trading in her band for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, because nothing says E.MO.TION more than swelling strings. Expect dramatic and orchestral covers of her top hits, conducted by the charming Lucas Waldin.When: 8 p.m.Where: The  Orpheum, 601 Smithe St.Cost: $42 – $99More info: VSO

Check Out Contemporary Dance for the Lonely

Friday, June 29

Finally, a dance for the lonely in all of us. Andrew Bartee performs “a dance for lonely people,” an exploration of the art and themes  found in the Contemporary Art Gallery. As part of his residency with Ballet BC, in this performance Bartee plays with the audience and the idea of the 4th wall.When: 6:30  p.m.Where: Contemporary Art Gallery, 555 Nelson St.Cost: By donationMore info: Facebook

Celebrate Canada Day

Sunday, July 1

Say happy birthday to Canada by attending one of the many events happening this Sunday. Head down to Granville Island for the Canada Day parade where Latincouver will have Latin music and dances. Or, if you’d like to boogie like no one is listening, Silent Disco (where dancers wear headphones and dance to music at the same time) is taking place outside the Vancouver Art Gallery. Fortune Sound Club is hosting a Queer Long Weekend, showcasing queer DJs and performers over three nights. Or, if you’d like to play some ball hockey and drink beer to raise money for an after school hockey program, head over to Jarvis park with Timber and Bomber Brewing.When: July 1stCost: free – $20Where: Various venuesMore info:Latin American Canada dayQueer long weekendSilent discoBeer and hockey