What To Do in Vancouver This Week (May 29 to June 4)
Indie music shows, perogie-mania, arts 'n' crafts, snooping through houses and beer galore.
May 26, 2017
Discover Local Music
Thursday, June 1 to Sunday, June 4
Music Waste Festival is a whirlwind four-day independent music and art festival that showcases over 70 local bands at venues across the city. From 9 p.m. on June 1 to 8 p.m. on June 4, you can squeeze yourself into some of the most fun shows of the year. If art or comedy is more up your alley, check out the two offshoots of the festival Art Waste and Comedy Waste.
When: June 1 to June 4
Where: Various venues
Cost: $15 for a festival pass, $7 for a single show
Tickets and schedule: Music Waste
Eat a Ukrainian Feast
Friday, June 2
The Friday Night Ukrainian Supper at the Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral is a great way to fuel up before many of the festivals featured in this list. Choose from homemade cabbage rolls, perogies, borscht, Kovbasa (sausage) and a side of sauerkraut. The dinner takes place on the first Friday of every month and can be eaten inside the cathedral or to go and enjoyed in one of the many parks nearby!
Make Art like a Cool Kid
Saturday, June 3
Western Front offers an escape from the routine of being an adult with Adults Are So Last Year, an open house event for kids and kids at heart. Join artists and musicians for interactive workshops such as stop motion video making, the art of sound effects, multimedia sculpture and even how to play a gamelan made out of bikes. While you’re at it, chow down on BBQ and Earnest iced cream. It’s the seven-year-old birthday party your adult heart has always yearned for.
When: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Western Front, 303 East 8th Ave.
More info: Western Front
Quench your Craft Beer Thirst
Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4
Vancouver Craft Beer Week runs from May 26 to June 4 with events taking place around the city. If you are looking for a one stop event to try as many beers and ciders as possible, head over to the VCBW Festival at the PNE Fairgrounds. Include are over 100 breweries and cideries, live music, brewery demonstrations, food trucks and a pop-up barbershop.
Take a Peek inside a Character Home
Sunday, June 4
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, the Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Heritage House Tour opens the doors to historic homes so you can finally ogle at them from the inside rather than on the sidewalk. Featured in this year’s tour is a dream house that has been restored to its 1930s glory, the Walter and Mary Chen house (involved in the campaign to save Strathcona from freeway development in the 1960s) and a sustainably upgraded character home that includes a beehive.
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Various homes
Cost: $40 or $30 for students
Tickets: Ticket Tailor