Yaletown gets jazzy with free performances and dancing

And four other reasons Vancouver is awesome this week

Let’s Hear it for Yaletown

Jazz up your lunch break or your after work with live music and dancing, right in the heart of Yaletown. Bill Curtis Square will be hoppin’ with live performances from a slate of jazz bands and performers, and you are urged to get up and dance right along.

When: June 24-28, noon to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m.

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Where: Bill Curtis Square (Canada Line Station at Mainland and Davie)


Vancouver International Guitar Festival

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Now in its third year, this event is music to the ears of Vancouver’s guitar enthusiasts. If you’re feeling plucky, both days of this weekend-long public event will feature live music, master classes, special events and the opportunity to see, hear and play some of the world’s finest handmade stringed instruments.

When: June 29-30

Where: Creekside Community Recreation Centre, 1 Athletes Way


Summer Movies Nights on the Square: Clueless



Going rollin’ with the homies? Be sure to totally pause outside the Vancouver Art Gallery to catch a screening of the classic ’90s comedy Clueless. AS IF you should miss the first night of the popular Summer Movies Nights on the Square of the year! Catch the flick on an inflatable four-storey screen for free.

When: Wednesday, July 3 at sunset (around 9 p.m., arrive early to get a spot)

Where: šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énḵ Square (formerly known as the Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza)


 Gastown Thursday Nights 

On the last Thursday of each month this summer head to Gastown to enjoy a community celebration like no other. Gastown Thursday Nights features roaming live musical performances and sales at local retail spots, with a very “open house” vibe. Catch this free party that will feature all sorts of fun bonuses, including a pop-up tattoo artist, belly dancer, Thai dance class, kissing booth, DJ’s, food and drink, and more.

When: June 27, 5 p.m.

Where: Gastown


Sunday Seafood Boil at Boulevard


It’s baaaaack! Time to welcome in those lazy, hazy, crazy summer Sunday suppers starring fresh-caught seafood expertly prepared and served up in style. Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar is bringing back their Seafood Boil dinners, which feature jumbo prawns, clams, mussels, lobster and Dungeness crab, done up as an East Coast-inspired communal seafood spread piled high on butcher’s paper and served with all the fixings, right down to dessert.

When: June 30 (and Sundays through the summer)

Where: Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar, 845 Burrard St.


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