West End’s Denman Street goes car free for a day

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

West End Car Free Day

Surrounded by beautiful parks and beaches, Vancouver’s West End Car Free Day offers scenic views as well as tasty eats, live entertainment, and numerous vendors. The walkable area offers a litany of restaurants, cafes and places to get ice cream before walking the seawall. In addition, many of the restaurants extend their patios for the annual festival, offering guests plenty of opportunities to enjoy a cool drink and a bite outside.

When: June 15, noon to 7 p.m.

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Where: Denman from Davie to Robson


Il Mercato Italian Market

This popular seasonal marketplace focuses on all things Italian. Enjoy free admission and an evening of food, vendors, live entertainment and plenty of fun. While in the past, the Mercato has run on multiple dates, this summer it will only happen once, so don’t miss out.

When: June 14, 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: Il Centro Italian Cultural Centre, 3075 Slocan St.


Hip Hop Trivia Night at Juke Fried Chicken

Teams of up to six are invited to take part in five rounds of questions on all things Hova, Dre and Wu-Tang with food and drink specials and prizes up for grabs at Juke’s new Hip Hop Trivia Night. Sign up as an individual or a team of up to six via email (info@jukefriedchicken.com), Instagram or Facebook to guarantee a spot. Walk-ins are also welcome.

When: June 17 (third Thursday of the month) at 7 p.m.

Where: Juke Fried Chicken (Chinatown), 182 Keefer St.


National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration 

Head out for this community celebration featuring performances and entertainment, food service, vendor's village, community connections, crafts and children's activities. The event is free and open to all.

When: June 16, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Oppenheimer Park, 488 Powell St.


Trevor Noah

The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah performs standup at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Photo supplied
The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah performs standup at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Photo supplied

Comedian Trevor Noah makes a Vancouver stop on his Loud & Clear tour, with four shows at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. While tickets to the Friday, June 14 shows are sold out, you may still be able to get in to the Saturday, June 15 shows if you act fast.

When: June 14 and 15

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 600 block Hamilton Street


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