What to Do in Vancouver This Week (June 5 to 11)

Eat along to a Wes Anderson film, shop hop through Gastown, laugh at Powerpoint presentations and more this week.

June 5, 2017

By Jessica Wallin

Discover Film and Food Pairings

Thursday, June 8

Put on by the playful geniuses at Here There Studio, Sensory Cinema will wonder your senses with a night of cinema and food. Presented with Burdock & Co, Wes Anderson’s film The Royal Tenenbaums is paired with delightful dishes by chef Andrea Carlson that are served at specific moments throughout the film to enhance your viewing experience.

When: 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. screening
Where: 303 East 8th Ave.
Cost: $40
Tickets: Here There Studio

Walk ‘n Shop

Thursday, June 8

For one night only, multiple businesses across Gastown will have their doors open late so you can take a stroll and discover deals and designers (and designer deals) at Gastown Shop Hop. With everything from independent boutiques like Nouvelle Nouvelle and Nettle’s Tale, to home decor stores and jewelry studios, you are sure to find some hot buys amomg the revelry of food and music.

When: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Various stores in Gastown
Cost: Free
More info: Gastown

Discover Improvised Powerpoint Comedy

Friday, June 9

Armed with only a clicker and their wits, SLIDE SHOW: A Night of Improvised Powerpoint Comedy sees the city’s top improvisers perform a Powerpoint presentation whose slides they’ve never seen before. Expect bar graphs, glorious clip art, “innovative” slide transitions and a whole lot of laughs with comedic heroes Devin Mackenzie, Allie Entwistle, Lauren McGibbon and more. (Full disclosure: this show is co-produced by our very own executive editor, Stacey McLachlan.)

When: 8:30 p.m.
Where: Little Mountain Gallery, 195 East 26th Ave.
Cost: $5
Tickets: Eventbrite

Bike to a Pop Up Performance

Saturday, June 10

Velopalooza is a two week bike festival full of multi-wheeled fun! Running from June 9 to 28, the festival includes a ’90s music bike ride, the 7th annual Pink Floyd the Sea Wall, bike polo and much more. Of note is PUP Ride #1 Season 3, a night ride that brings you to three pop-up performances across the city. Will you see a fire spinner, a musician or a burlesque dancer? Hop on your bike to find out.

When: Meet at 8 p.m.
Where: Central location TBD – check Facebook
Cost: By donation
More info: Velopalooza

Celebrate Italian Day

Sunday, June 11

When a street is shut down, so you can eat lots of food—that’s amore! During Italian Day, 14 blocks of Commercial Drive are closed off to cars and filled with food vendors, vintage shopping, live music and entertainment. The day celebrates Italian culture and the Italian community of Commercial Drive, which you can honour by dancing, eating delicious Italian dishes and maybe even sharing a Lady and the Tramp style spaghetti smooch.

When: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Commercial Drive
Cost: Free
More info: Italian Day

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