5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (June 7-13)

Credit: Tacofino and Boxcar Backyard Cookout Series

1. Tacofino and Boxcar’s Backyard Cookout Series

Mondays in June

Starting this week, Boxcar is hosting Monday pop-ups with Tacofino—a rotating cast of chefs will take over Tacofino’s food truck in Boxcar’s backyard. This week and next it’s Between 2 Buns (smashburgers, please) and then there’s Superbaba on the 21 and Pizza Coming Soon on the 28. Maybe we don’t have to hate Mondays.

When: Mondays in June, starting June 7
Where: Boxcar’s patio
More Info: instagam.com/the_boxcar

Credit: Wings and Wizards

2. Wings and Wizards

Opens Tuesday, June 8

This new immersive experience is very conspicuously NOT related to Harry Potter (JK doesn’t own the very concept of a wizarding world. Right? Right?) but if you’re into magic and wands and spells and robes, this is for you. Visitors get their own magic wand that they can use to “cast spells, solve riddles, and move through space and time.” Could we fast forward to a hugs-allowed era?

When: Opens Tuesday, June 8
Where: BC Place
Cost: From $65
More Info: wingsandwizards.com

Credit: David Cooper

3. Goh Ballet’s Virtual Showcase

Through June 17

Goh Ballet always delivers stunning performances from youth and adult dancers, and this online show is definitely no exception. Expect classical ballet, Chinese traditional dance and contemporary works—get your oohs and aahs ready.

When: Available for streaming until Thursday, June 17
Where: Online
Cost: $0/$10/$20 sliding scale
More Info: thedancecentre.ca

Credit: Mitra Mahmoodi

4. Circle Craft’s Emerging Artists Exhibition

Through June 30

All month, the Circle Craft store at Granville Island is featuring the work of emerging artists, like ceramicist Mitra Mahmoodi, whose work is featured above. Other artists include Nikki Arasaki, Claudine Gévry, Mike Hill, Kelly Hutcheson, Shonny Ji, Kaisa Lindfors, Cristina Shi, Josh Stasik Prince and Daphne Woo. Tune in to the local art scene and get some cool new pieces for your home.

When: Through Wednesday, June 30
Where: Circle Craft Store
More Info: facebook.com

Credit: Fleurs de Villes ROSÉ floral trail

5. Fleurs de Villes Rosé

June 11 to 20

Time to stop and enjoy the roses! Starting this weekend, over 50 floral art displays are dotting downtown in support of breast cancer research. The giant, gorgeous exhibitions are the work of local florists—make sure you take their names for your next flowery celebration. The starting point will be the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

When: Friday June 11 to Sunday June 20
Where: Starting at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Cost: Free
More Info: fleursdevilles.com