Looking for something to do on Saturday? The Straight’s got you covered. Here are 24 events happening in or around Vancouver on Saturday, June 11.
Edgewater Casino hosts a night of Motown music featuring Vancouver vocalist Riley Inge.
Oakland hip-hop duo Blackalicious tours in support of recent release Imani, Vol. 1, with guest Fuze the MC, at the Fortune Sound Club.
Vancouver hard-rock band One Left Alive, with guests Dark Stone and Bridges to Royal, takes the stage at Venue.
Local punk-ska band Guts & Glory, with guests Selfist, Flagpolers, Aanthems, and the Aprils, hits the WISE Hall.
Indie-rock band Frog Eyes, with guests Strength of Materials, headlines at the Emerald.
Take a self-guided tour of private Vancouver gardens and help raise money for the Heritage Vancouver Society. Held at various Vancouver venues.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast B.C. hosts a kid-friendly fundraising race at Nat Bailey Stadium.
The Wish Youth Network Society hosts an afternoon of sweet or savoury refreshments, performances, and speakers. Held at the WISE Hall.
Honour a loved one by having a one-on-one conversation recorded in VPL’s Inspiration Lab. Held at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch.
FOOD AND DRINK
Railtown chefs serve up a mouthwatering selection of slow-smoked brisket and pork shoulder and beer-brined chicken and sausage along with a choice of made-from-scratch sides. Held at the Railtown Cafe.
The Vancouver Riptide take on the Seattle Cascades in American Ultimate Disc League action. Held at Swangard Stadium.
Gavin Matts hosts a panel show that sees comedians Sophie Buddle, Darcy Michael, and Kyle Bottom attempt to answer strange questions. Held at the Hot Art Wet City Gallery.
Proud of You: Sketch Comedy Show! features laughs inspired by PBS pledge drives and TV talk shows. Held at the Little Mountain Gallery.
Comedians create cinematic stories through random rolls of the dice at Random Encounter Table. Held at the Havana Theatre.
ARTS ET CETERA
Renae Morriseau welcomes Lorelei Williams, founder of the Butterflies in Spirits dance troupe, to explore how art can raise awareness on critical issues such as Canada’s missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls. Held at the Vancouver Public Library Central Branch.
Lamondance presents a season-ending performance featuring choreography by Lara Barclay, David Norsworthy, Shannon Moreno, Dario Dinuzzi, and Davi Rodrigues. Held at the Scotiabank Dance Centre.
Home to the Highlands features performances of Highland and Scottish country dancing. Held at the Scottish Cultural Centre.
Celebrate National Aboriginal History Month with elder and Cowichan Tribes member Eugene Harry, who will share all-ages stories. Held at the Vancouver Public Library Mount Pleasant Branch.
Local author Esther Frid shares the memories of seven women who immigrated to Canada from Latin America. Conducted in Spanish. Held at the Vancouver Public Library Britannia Branch.
Minoru Chapel hosts a performance of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana, which depicts a story of Old World beauty and brutality.
Bramwell Tovey conducts violinist Chad Hoopes and the VSO in a season-finale performance of Jocelyn Morlock's Disquiet, Barber's Violin Concerto, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D Minor. Held at the Orpheum Theatre.
Discover the rising talents of B.C. and Yukon, competing and giving their best on their way to Chant'Ouest and then the Granby International Song Festival. Held at the Waterfront Theatre.
A new exhibition examines the significance of the six women who were inspirational to the artistic development of Picasso. Opening at the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Dance film director Daniel Conrad leads a full-day workshop for filmmakers, choreographers, and dancers who wish to make dance film. Held at Cineworks.