Mamma mia! Italian Day takes over Commercial Drive

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

Italian Day on the Drive

Get ready for one of Vancouver’s most beloved street parties. Commercial Drive will transform into an outdoor, all-day festa of all things Italian. Soak up the sights and sounds of Italian culture in our city as you stroll the blocks and check out vendors, catch live performances and eat tons of delicious food.

When: June 9, noon to 9 p.m.

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Where: Commercial Drive from Venables to Grandview Cut

Story Party Vancouver: True Dating Stories

Sometimes the only good thing about a truly awful date is getting to tell the story about it. At this touring storytelling event, settle in for a night of tales from the wilds of dating from pro storytellers and some very brave audience members.

When: June 7, 7 to 10:30 p.m.

Where: Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway

Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival

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Celebrating 10 years of craft beer and craft beer culture, the most anticipated craft beer and cider festival in Western Canada returns to the PNE Fairgrounds for a full weekend of live music, food, art, craft beer and cider, games and good times.

When: June 8, 2 to 7 p.m. and June 9, noon to 5 p.m.

Where: PNE Grounds, 2901 East Hastings St

Vancouver Maritime Museum’s 60th Anniversary Celebration


Ahoy! Help celebrate the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s 60th anniversary with live entertainment — including performances by the nautically-named Hey Ocean! and Tiller’s Folly — family fun, and free admission to the museum.

When: June 8, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Vancouver Maritime Museum, 1905 Ogden Ave.

Vegan Night Market

The Vegan Night Market is back with their first summer edition. They’re taking over the outdoor patio at the Waldorf to bring you live music, views, games, twinkle lights and food… lots and lots of vegan eats. Admission is a $2 donation at the door, or bring canned food to donate instead.

When: June 6, 6 to 11 p.m.

Where: The Waldorf, 1489 East Hastings St

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