5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (June 14-20)

Credit: Indigenous World Winery

1. A Tasting of Indigenous Cultures Virtual Workshop

June 15

This is the first (and tastiest) in Indigenous Tourism BC’s new online workshops. Tune in for am immersive exploration of local Indigenous cuisine from chef Paul Natrall of Mr. Bannock and Ryan Widdup, manager of the Indigenous World Winery in the Okanagan. You’ll learn how to make bannock at home and get a lesson in Indigenous wine. There’s two more free workshops this month—one on arts and one on wellness—don’t miss them.

When: Tuesday June 15 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Cost: Free
More Info: eventbrite.com

Credit: Kayan Hamadeh

2. Kayan Hamadeh’s Latest Collection

June 18

Local artist Kayan Hamadeh is releasing a collection of paintings called “The Earth & Water Collection” this week, and it’s all kinds of soothing. The beachy works were inspired by Hamadeh’s longing for vacation, but the serene landscapes would certainly bring a sense of peace and relaxation to even the darkest of basement suites (Am I projecting? Maybe).

When: Collection released Friday, June 18
Where: Online
More Info: kayanhamadeh.com

Credit: Lamondance, photo by Miles Clark

3. Lamondance: Before Dawn

June 18 to 20

The Vancouver International Dance Festival’s livestreamed shows wrap up with a local favourite: Lamondance, a North Van-based contemporary dance studio led by artistic director Davi Rodrigues. Like with all VIDF performances, tickets are by donation—make sure you give a little extra to help keep them moving.

When: Thursday June 18 to Sunday June 20
Where: Online
Cost: By donation
More Info: vidf.ca

Credit: Shop the Block at Brentwood

4. Shop the Block at Brentwood

Opens June 18

This new community market is open on select Fridays and Saturdays in June and July. On the lineup is a pop-up gallery, art installations, and of course, food—hosted by the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival, trucks from Tacofino, Aloha Poke, Mom’s Grilled Cheese, Dos Amigos, Old Country Pierogi, I Love Chickpea and more will be rolling through.

When: Opens Friday, June 18
Where: 2150 Alpha Avenue, Burnaby
Cost: Free entry
More Info: grosvenorbrentwood.com

Credit: H2 Rotisserie & Bar

5. Savour the Sun Vancouver Winemakers Dinner

June 17

Westin Bayshore executive chef Shaun MacLean is cooking up a grand dinner to pair with Okanagan wines: think Grilled Kuterra Salmon paired with Ramification Cellars’ 2019 Pinot Noir and Nostalgia Wines’ 2020 Chardonnay. Every course has two contrasting wine pairings from the region (you’ll try eight wines from four wineries in total).

When: Thursday, June 17
Where: H2 Rotisserie & Bar at the Westin Bayshore
Cost: $130 per person
More Info: oliverosoyoos.com