What’s On: Week of June 22

 

Thursday, June 22

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa In conversation with UBC professor of anthropology Wade Davis. 3pm, Chan Centre. Tickets from $15. chancentre.com

Gourmet Ice Cream Tour Visit four local ice cream parlours to try different flavours. Ticket includes six samples. 5pm, Railtown Cafe. Tickets $30. offtheeatentracktours.ca

The Rio Theatre’s Vinyl Cabaret An evening of storytelling and live music in tribute to the award-winning humorist and broadcaster Stuart Mclean, who died earlier this year. 8pm, Rio Theatre. Tickets $20/17. riotheatre.ca

 

Friday, June 23

Apero Special Barbecue Remi Faucher, winner of the Meilleur Apprentis de France 2013, serves up gourmet sandwiches of Toulouse sausage ($5). Ticket includes glass of wine. 6:30pm, Alliance Française de Vancouver. Tickets $8/5. alliancefrancaise.ca

Jurassic 5 Alternative hip-hop group touring new material. With special guests Lazy Syrup Orchestra. Doors 8pm, Commodore Ballroom. Tickets $45. commodoreballroom.com

Talk Felty To Me This “improvised dirty puppet show” is gratuitous, over the top – and definitely not for minors. 10:30pm, Havana Theatre. Tickets $10. havanarestaurant.ca/theatre

 

Saturday, June 24

Canadian Multiculturalism Day Celebration A multicultural fair showcasing the ethnic diversity of our city, featuring exhibits, performances and more. 11am, Central Library. Free. vpl.ca

Th'owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish A First Nations fairy tale for all the family, told through mask and music. 11am, 1pm, UBC Botanical Gardens. Free, register at axistheatre.com/thowxiya

Andina Summer Days Fest The first outdoor party for this newcomer to BC’s craft beer scene. Food, live Latin music and fresh Andina beer. All ages welcome. Ticket includes one 16-oz. glass of beer. Cash only at event.3pm, Andina Brewing Company. Tickets $20/15. andinabrewing.ca

 

Sunday, June 25

Greek Day The grand finale of the month-long Greek Heritage Festival. A car-free five-block stretch of Broadway between MacDonald and Blenheim will feature Greek food and drink, vendors and entertainment. 11am. greekday.com

Chocolate History and Tasting Workshop An intensive two-hour workshop to enhance your chocolate comprehension. 1pm, L'Atelier Vancouver Coworking. Tickets $30. geoseph.com

Horns at the Atrium The Hard Rubber New Music Society presents a free concert in the resonating inner courtyard of the Woodward’s building. 2pm open rehearsal, 5pm performace, The Atrium, 351 Abbott St. Free. hardrubber.com

 

Monday, June 26

Let’s Hear It For Yaletown: Free Outdoor Jazz Kicking off five days of free jazz at lunchtime and after work. 11am-1pm, 5-7pm, Bill Curtis Square. Free. yaletowninfo.com

Arundhati Roy Indian author reads from her second novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. A book signing will follow. Part of the Indian Summer Festival. 7pm, St. Andrew's–Wesley United Church. Tickets from $30. eventbrite.ca

Glenn Miller Orchestra Get ready for classics like “In the Mood", "Moonlight Serenade" and "Chattanooga Choo Choo" back to the stage. Dinner at UBC's Sage Restaurant is available for purchase before the show. 7:30pm, Chan Shun Concert Hall. Tickets from $52. chancentre.com

 

Tuesday, June 27

Researching Canadian Immigration Records Learn about your family’s arrival in Canada and find out more about passenger lists, key research documents and how to locate ancestors in these historic records. 2:30pm, VPL Dunbar branch. Free. Register at vpl.ca/events

2017 Heller Lecture Historian and bestselling author Ross King speaks about the art and life of Claude Monet, coinciding with the opening of a new exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. 7pm, UBC Robson Square. Tickets $30/20. vanartgallery.bc.ca

The Long, Long Table A unique communal dining experience around a 220-seat dinner table, with a menu inspired by Canadian cuisine. Dinner time, Civic Plaza, Surrey. Tickets $40 at llt2017@eventbrite.ca

 

Wednesday, June 28

Postcards From Canada An exhibit of original postcard-sized works of art from across Canada in celebration of the country’s 150th. Postcards will be auctioned off. Noon, Fort Gallery, Fort Langley. Free. fortgallery.ca

Learn to Fish Learn the basics of freshwater fishing in this two-hour session with the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C., including hatchery roles, fish identification, tackle, rod rigging, casting, and hands-on fishing. For ages five and up. 6-8pm, Sanctuary Pond, Hastings Park. By donation, register at gofishbc.com

Under the C: An Evening of A Cappella An evening of music featuring songs by Pentatonix, Alan Menken, The Beatles, Oja Gjeilo and Toto. 8pm, St. James Community Square. By donation. sjma.ca

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