What to Do in Vancouver This Week (June 26 to July 2)

Relive your high school prom, party like it's 2167 and sample the city's best street food.

June 26, 2017

By Jessica Wallin


Learn About Chinatown’s History

Monday, June 26

Along with being Canada’s 150th birthday, 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Chinese Canadians being granted citizenship and the right to vote. To commemorate this anniversary and the history of Chinese Canadians in Vancouver, Chinatown History Windows has installed beautiful photographs and stories of Chinatown’s history in various locations. Learn about the story of Ming Wo, the music scene in Hogan’s alley and much more while taking a stroll throughout this historic neighbourhood.

When: Now until the end of 2017
Where: Locations throughout Chinatown
Cost: Free
More info: History Windows


Laugh It Up in Your Old Prom Outfit

Thursday, June 29

With the end of June you can practically hear the sound of Vitamin C in the air and smell the freshly printed yearbooks. Inspired by the season, The Lady Show Prom brings together incredible female comedians to perform improv, sketch, stand-up and everything in-between. This instalment features Carmelahhh, Jasmine Elist, and Sarah Wheeler. Prom attire is encouraged so break out those corsages and ruffled shirts.

When: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Red Gate Revue Stage, 1601 Johnston Street Granville Island
Cost: $15
Tickets: Eventbrite


Party Like It’s 2167

Friday, June 30

What might Vancouver look like in the year 2167? The Vancouver Art Gallery’s art party FUSE: 2167 answers this question with mind bending projections, live performances, DJs and a full swinging party inside the gallery and surrounding grounds. While you’re there, check out Pictures from Here, an exhibition showing works from Vancouver photographers from the 1950s to present.

When: 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St.
Cost: $24
More info: FUSE


Celebrate Canada Day

Saturday, July 1

There are plenty of parties going on this Canada Day, but if you want to dance on the street to some amazing talent (and grab some beer and BBQ while you’re at it), the Good Company Lager Canada Day Block Party at the Waldorf hotel is the place to be. Performers include Cyril Hahn, Chapel Sound and Peach Pit. Oh, Canada.

When: 12 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Where: Waldorf Hotel, 1489 E. Hastings St.
Cost: $15
Tickets: Canada Block Party

Crown a Street Food Champion

Sunday, July 2

Tacos vs. grilled cheese, sovlaki vs. hot dogs, the competition between street food preferences is fierce. YVR Food Festival (June 27 to July 3) kicks it up a notch with the Street Food Show Down pitting the city’s best food trucks and restaurants against each other. Hungry tasters can pay for tasting menus which include beer and wine pairings, then vote for their favourite in different categories. Competition at its most delicious.

When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Olympic Village, 215 West 1st Ave
Cost: $10-$60
Tickets: YVR Food Fest

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