18 things to do in Vancouver this week

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Here are some of the top events to check out in Vancouver between June 15 and 19. For a complete list of events, check out the Vancity Buzz calendar here.

Free Outdoor Yoga

  • What: Free yoga classes held at Kits Beach Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Kits Beach, between the swimming pool and tennis courts – Cornwall Ave. and Yew St., Vancouver
  • When: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday night until August 31, 2015; 7 to 8 p.m.

FIFA Women’s World Cup Fan Zone Experience

  • What: Head to the FIFA fan zone to catch matches from the Women’s World Cup on the big screen.
  • Where: Larwill Park – 688 Cambie St., Vancouver
  • When: Monday, June 15; noon to 8 p.m.., Tuesday, June 16; noon to 8 p.m.

UBC Farm markets

  • What: The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems operates the UBC Farm, and three weekly farm markets (June through October) on campus, providing students, faculty, and staff the chance to engage with the community and support local farming.
  • Where: UBC Farm – 3461 Ross Drive (Tuesdays & Saturdays), UBC Bookstore – 6200 University Boulevard (Wednesdays)
  • When: Tuesdays, 4 to 6 p.m. (June 9 to October), Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (June 10 to October)

FIFA Women’s World Cup: United States vs. Nigeria

  • What: Nigeria and the United States face off at  BC Place for the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, June 16; 4 p.m.

Main Street Station Farmers’ Market

  • What: This market features vendors lined up on the east side of Thornton Park on the sidewalk along Station Street, within ideal reach on foot for bus and SkyTrain users. Take note of new hours for 2015.
  • Where: 1100 Station St., Vancouver
  • When: Wednesdays, 2 to 6 p.m.; June 3 to October 7, 2015

Oak Street Farmers’ Market

  • What: This young South Vancouver market boasts all Certified Organic produce, meat, and eggs. It’s run by the Unitarian church, with a goal of connecting locals to their food and farmers.
  • Where: Unitarian Church of Vancouver – Oak St. and West 49th Ave., Vancouver
  • When: Wednesdays, 3 to 7 p.m.; June 3 to October 14, 2015

Granville Island Farmers’ Market

  • What: This cash-only market is steps from all the great food and vendors, and has been around for over 20 years.
  • Where: Triangle Square, Granville Island – Vancouver
  • When: Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; June 4 to late October 2015

Free Yoga at Dude Chilling Park

  • What: Yoga instructor Solomon Montijo, along with ten other teachers, hosts free classes daily at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in Dude Chilling Park.
  • Where: Dude Chilling Park – 2390 Brunswick St., Vancouver
  • When: Daily; 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Yaletown Farmers’ Market

  • What: A very urban market indeed, the pedestrian-friendly streets of Yaletown welcome vendors and farmers Thursday afternoons and evenings for a terrific food and shopping experience, right at the Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line station.
  • Where: 1200 Mainland Street, Vancouver
  • When: Thursdays, 2 to 6 p.m.; May 7 to October 29, 2015

Vancouver Jazz Festival Free Outdoor Concerts

  • What: Downtown Jazz Weekend has been expanded to include Thursday and Friday. It’s the perfect excuse to start the weekend off early, or enjoy some stellar live acts on your (extended) lunch break.
  • Where: Vancouver Art Gallery – 750 Hornby St.
  • When: Thursday, June 18 & Friday, June 19; noon to 9 p.m.

Night at the Aquarium

  • What: Journey to an enchanting aquatic world at Night at the Aquarium—Vancouver’s most unforgettable philanthropic event of the year. Come face to face with some of the greatest mysteries of the deep while enjoying fine food, wine and incredible live and silent auctions.
  • Where: The Vancouver Aquarium – 845 Avison Way, Stanley Park, Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, June 18; 5:45 to 10 p.m.

Marvel Universe LIVE!

  • What: Your favourite Marvel characters come alive on stage at the Pacific Coliseum for a night of action-packed stunts.
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum – Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, June 18 to Sunday, June 21

Science World After Dark

  • What: If you’ve ever wanted to explore Science World with your friends and without the youngsters around, here’s your chance.
  • Where: TELUS World of Science – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, June 19; 7 p.m.

Il Mercato Italian Market

  • What: The market brings together the tastes of Italy with fresh produce grown locally, in addition to delicious food prepared by Il Centro’s chef and handmade products from local artisans.
  • Where: 3075 Slocan Street, East Vancouver
  • When: Every third Friday of the month, May 15 to November 20, 2015; 3 to 7 p.m.

International Summer Night Market

  • What: Each weekend over 20,000 visitors hit up this massive summertime night market in Richmond and experience the diverse array of booths, food and drink vendors, kids’ play area, and live entertainment.
  • Where: 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
  • When: Friday, May 8 to September 27; Fridays and Saturdays 6 to 11 p.m. and Sundays 6 to 10 p.m.

Richmond Night Market

  • What: Drawing crowds from all over Metro Vancouver, the Richmond Night Market is located within easy access of the Canada Line’s Bridgeport Station. Roam the aisles to find games, food, and all sorts of wares for sale. Late nighters take note, this is the only local night market open until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays).
  • Where: 8351 River Rd. (nearby Bridgeport Station)
  • When: May 15 to October 12, 2015; Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. to Midnight, Sundays and holiday Mondays 7 to 11 p.m.

Shipyards Night Market

  • What: The Shipyards Night market features food trucks, live music, numerous vendors and a beer garden.
  • Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
  • When: May 1 to September 25; Fridays, 5 to 10 p.m.

Ed Sheeran

  • What: Ed Sheeran plays hits live from his latest album ‘X’.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, June 19; 7:30 p.m.

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