20 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 8 and 12. 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: Cameroon vs. Ecuador  & Japan vs. Switzerland

  • What: A double-header at BC Place for the FIFA Women’s World Cup sees four nations take the pitch in one night.
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver
  • When: Monday, June 8; 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. starts

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 8; 3 to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 11; noon to 9 p.m.; Friday, June 12; noon to 9 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)

Vancouver Story Slam

  • What: Ten storytellers share their original work onstage in an exciting competition for cash prizes and a shot at the annual trophy.
  • Where: Cottage Bistro – 4486 Main St., Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, June 9; 8 p.m.

Shania Twain Rock This Country Tour

  • What: Shania Twain’s first major tour in over a decade comes to Vancouver.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, June 9; 7:30 p.m.

Sufjan Stevens

  • What: Indie musician Sufjan Stevens heads to the Orpheum to promote his new album ‘No Shade From the Shadow of the Cross’.
  • Where: Orpheum Theatre – 601 Smithe St., Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, June 9; 8 p.m.

Kings Head Comedy

  • What: Every Tuesday, Colin Sharp and James Kennedy present a showcase of the finest comedians In Vancouver. For only $5 you can catch comedians you’ve seen on HBO, Just For Laughs, on tour at comedy clubs across the country.
  • Where: Kings Head Pub – 1618 Yew St., Vancouver
  • When: Tuesday, June 9; 9 to 10:30 p.m

Drum Circle at Third Beach

  • What: All are welcome to join this family-friendly drum circle created by the community every sunny Tuesday at Third Beach.
  • Where: Third Beach, Stanley Park – Stanley Park Dr., Vancouver
  • When: Tuesdays (sunny); evenings until the sun sets

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
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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

Marvel Universe Live Costume Contest

  • What: The Pacific Coliseum Plaza will be packed full with some of Marvel’s most iconic Super Heroes – and most treacherous Super Villains – for the largest gathering of Marvel costumed characters Vancouver has ever seen.
  • Where: Pacific Coliseum Plaza – 100 North Renfrew St., Vancouver
  • When: Wednesday, June 10; 5 to 8 p.m.

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

Sins of the City: Red Light Rendezvous

  • What: An in-depth, 2-hour walking tour through the history of Vancouver’s sex trade.
  • Where: Vancouver Police Museum – 240 East Cordova St., Vancouver
  • When: Thursday, June 11; 5 to 7 p.m.

FIFA Women’s World Cup: Switzerland vs. Ecuador & Japan vs. Cameroon

  • What: A double-header at BC Place for the FIFA Women’s World Cup sees four nations take the pitch in one night.
  • Where: BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver
  • When: Friday, June 12; 4 p.m. & 7 p.m. starts

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.

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Jill Slattery Jill Slattery was born and raised in Vancouver, where she also earned an Arts degree from UBC in English and Creative Writing. She is an avid TV-watcher and a shameless Taylor Swift fangirl. Jill is a Staff Writer at Vancity Buzz. Contact her at jill@vancitybuzz.com
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