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June Events in Metro Vancouver 2019

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 — 3:51pm PDT
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I know I say this every month but, there is a lot going on in Metro Vancouver over the next 30 days! We get to welcome summer, celebrate dads, enjoy a healthy helping of free community festivals and so much more. This month, Miss604 is proud to sponsor Burnaby Heights Hats Off Day on June 1st, Variety Mobility Day block party on June 5th, Surrey Doors Open on June 8th, The Digital NonProfit conference June 11th, the BC Highland Games and Festival June 14-15th, Lynn Valley Days June 21-22nd.

June Events in Metro Vancouver
Hats Off Day in Burnaby Heights is June 2, 2019

June Events in Metro Vancouver

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Saturday, June 1, 2019
Sponsored by Miss604: Burnaby Heights Hats Off Day
Colin Mochrie in Vancouver
Songs for Celebration 35
Zajac Nights
Opening Weekend of BOOM! at Britannia Mine
Lord Roberts Community FunFest
BOOM! Opening Weekend at Britannia Mine
Lazuli Bunting Walk
West Coast Small Home Expo
Violinist Royce Rich’s Debut at Music Friends
Opening Reception: Erika Toliusis
West Vancouver’s Bridge Festival
Skoden Indigenous Film Festival
Simply Smashing: An UnGala in Support of G Day
New West Craft Summer Markets
rEvolver Festival
Beginner Swing Dance Intensive
rice & beans theatre Presents: Chicken Girl
Vancouver International Children’s Festival
House of Vans
Capilano Nosh Foodie Fest
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Trout Lake Farmers Market
West End Farmers Market
Richmond Night Market
Western Front Presents: Adults are so Last Year
The Arts Club Presents: Matilda the Musical
Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra Global Soundscapes Festival
Sunday, June 2, 2019

Japan Market at Robson Square
NBA Finals Viewing at the River Rock
West Coast Small Home Expo
BOOM! Opening Weekend at Britannia Mine
Vancouver Heritage House Tour
Vancouver Writers Fest Book Sale
Opening Weekend of BOOM! at Britannia Mine
The Office Trivia at the Biltmore
rEvolver Festival
Beginner Swing Dance Intensive
rice & beans theatre Presents: Chicken Girl
Vancouver International Children’s Festival
House of Vans
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
West End Summer Art Market
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Poirier Street Market 
Mount Pleasant Farmers Market
Steveston Farmers & Artisans Market
Clayton Community Farmer’s Market
Richmond Night Market
The Arts Club Presents: Matilda the Musical

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Timber Celebrates Vancouver Craft Beer Week with Barley Pop Pilgrimage Tap Takeover

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 — 2:40pm PDT
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For the 10th Annual Vancouver Craft Beer WeekTimber is supporting craft breweries of Vancouver that do not have tasting rooms of their own. On June 6th, the team at Timber will tap ten kegs from five small exclusive breweries with the brewers in-house for the Barley Pop Pilgrimage Tap Takeover.

Barley Pop Pilgrimage Tap Takeover at Timber

Where: Timber Vancouver (Robson St)
When: Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 3:00pm

The following breweries will be served until the keg runs out:

Good Buddy Head Brewer Tim Rennie’s focus is to “make wacky and drinkable beers, but most importantly to hang out with your good buddies and have good times”. Best known for ‘Sad Dad’ India Pale Ale, ‘Dutch Rudder’ Belgian Quadrupel, ‘Lunchbox’ Peanut Butter & Jelly Stout, ‘No Rain’ Watermelon Sour. Tim will be at Timber pouring ‘Lunchbox’ PB&J Stout and ‘Just Blue Myself’ Blueberry Muffin Sour. Good Buddy is brewed at Callister Brewing Co.

Barley Pop Pilgrimage Tap Takeover

Sundown Beer was created by three friends (Kevin, Charles, Ben) and a serious love for craft beer. They specialize in traditional styles of German beer while adding a unique Cascadian twist. Find them in East Vancouver at Callister Brewing Co. The Sundown Crew will tap: ‘Dragonflux Fury’ Sour and ‘There Goes the Sun’ Hefeweizen.

Doan’s Craft Beer Company Since leaving their original location on Powell, Doan’s has moved their operations into Craft Collective Beerworks in East Van. Doan’s is still a family run beer company and loves to continue their practice with traditional German styles, like their multi award winning Kolsch, as well as ‘American’ styles of IPA, Lagers and fun fruit beers. Evan Doan will be tapping their West Coast IPA and Kolsch. 

Superflux Beer  Owners/Brewers, Matt Kohlen and Adam Henderson, named 2018 Foodies of the Year by Western Living Magazine, brew up legendary beers such as ‘Colour and Shape’ IPA, ‘Craft Beer is Dead American’ IPA, ‘Double Infinity Citra’ with the most creative bold labels on the shelf. Superflux is brewed at Strathcona Beer Company. Superflux will be pouring ‘Mañana’ IPA & ‘Easy Tiger’ Pale Ale.

Boombox Brewing Company Boombox Brewing, known for making big juicy ales, such as the ‘Rad Seeker’ and ‘Arcade Glow’, is brewed at Parallel 49 Beer. Boombox will be pouring their new release ‘Hollow Tape’ IPA and ‘Arcade Glow’.

Follow Timber on Facebook and Twitter for more info. Please enjoy responsibly. Must be 19+ to partake.

Italian Day on the Drive 2019

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 — 12:19pm PDT
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The Drive comes alive in green, white and red as Italian Day returns for its 10th edition on June 9th, celebrating Comunità – community. A vibrant cultural street festival, spanning 14 blocks, the event celebrates Italian culture and heritage with over 130 street participants, comprised of partners, merchants, vendors and community organizations.

Italian Day on the Drive

Italian Day on The Drive 2019

When: Sunday, June 9, 2019 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Where: Commercial Drive (Venables St. to Grandview Cut)
Admission: Free!

June is Italian Heritage Month, this year celebrating its official city observance designation, which features Italian Day on The Drive. Italian Heritage Month involves a month long series of events showcasing the rich culture of Italy in the realms of food, music, film, language and other cultural initiatives and celebrations, presented by various partners, including Il Centro Italian Cultural Center, where most of the events will be held, the Italian Day Festival Society, and the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver.

This year’s theme, Comunità, holds great significance because Italian Day is taking an initiative to address the issue of at-risk youth by helping to raise awareness and funds for youth mentoring programs. The Italian Day Festival Society’s goal is to raise $10,000 via partners and community business contributions in support of The East End Boys and Girls Club – run out of Templeton Secondary and operating on charitable donations.

Festival Highlights

Highlights are delivered in piazza style themed intersections and areas, including three music stages featuring performances by local and international Italian artists, an ‘Authentic Italian Table’ piazza showcasing food and wine samplings, fashion show featuring local designer, 14 extended patios, youth activities and themes, food eating contests, vendors and food trucks, and exotic Italian cars and motorcycles.

Presented by the Italian Chamber of Commerce, the ‘Authentic Italian Table’ – an entire intersection dedicated to food and wine samplings, returns in piazza style highlighting authentic Italian products and premium Italian wines and beverages for a ‘true Italian taste’. Tickets can be purchased on site at the festival.

Delicious Italian street food — including fried pasta, wood-oven panini, meatballs, arancini, pizza, panzerotti, fried Italian donuts, cannoli, gelato, coffee, afogato, granita and more — will have you in the streets of Roma, Venezia and Firenze as you make your way down The Drive. Visitors will also enjoy local Italian-Canadian music performances on the 2nd Avenue and Grandview Park Stages, including those from the crowd-favourite restauranteur and showman, Federico Fuoco, along with international performing artist Carmelina Cupo.

For more information follow Italian Day on The Drive on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

A guest post by Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles is a college student with a passion for writing, hiking, and live music.

Soak Up 5,000 Years of History on Vancouver Island with Kiixin Tours

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 — 5:55pm PDT
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Last year was the first time I visited the ancient village site of Kiixin with a guide from the Huu-ay-aht First Nation on Vancouver Island. This year, I went with a group tour and learned even more about this amazing place.

Kiixin Tours offers free guided experiences, with exclusive access to this important historic site, which has the most intact example of First Nations village architecture on the southern coast of BC.

5,000 Years of History on Vancouver Island

Kiixin Tours

In the forest…
I love a good nature walk through the rainforest, and I also love hearing about how the local First Nation lived off, and with, what the land provided. On the tour we heard about Culturally Modified Trees, how to spot them, and how the ancient – and modern – culture used them while maintaining their integrity in the forest.

Kiixin Tour Guide Wisqii
Kiixin Tour Guide Wisqii leading our group through the rainforest

Once you reach the ancient site, you’ll spot trees that have completely re-absorbed longhouse posts, or that have enveloped their nurse logs out of which they originally grew on the forest floor. You won’t just see a forest, you’ll see life. You may even spot a whale bone or two near the remains of the Whaler Chief’s house.

Kiixin Tours near Bamfield

On the beach…
I love the diversity of sea life on the beach: Starfish, crabs, GIANT oyster shells. Everything is pink, white, purple, and turquoise, which contrasts the lush green of the forest. On the beach is where your guide will provide a history of the area, along with supporting photographs, maps, and renderings. My favourite part was “story time” as our guide Wisqii said, as he walked up to a rock on the shoreline and took a seat to play his drum and sing a song.

Kiixin Tours near Bamfield

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Kiixin Tours near Bamfield

When You Go

  • FREE tours start June 15, 2019.
  • Access Bamfield (and Kiixin) via Port Alberni. Good tires are recommended for the gravel road between the two, which is well-signed.
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Beers and Burlesque at the Cascade Room: Win Tickets

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 — 5:40pm PDT
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The Cascade Room welcomes a cast of cheeky performers, The Ladybirds, in their variety show “Flower Power, Beers and Burlesque” during Vancouver Craft Beer Week. Enjoy a themed cabaret, burlesque and comedy pieces in an intimate setting on June 6th.

Beer and Burlesque at the Cascade Room 2019

Beers and Burlesque at The Cascade Room

When: Thursday, June 6th, 2019 doors at 7:00pm
Where: The Cascade Room (2616 Main Street)
Tickets: Available online now starting at $25

Performances have two parts: a sit-down ticketed supper club, followed by a no-cover interactive speakeasy party “after dark” set to the music of your favourite British bands. Come watch, drink and play while the Ladybirds tickle your fancy.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to this super fun night of beers and Burlesque thanks to The Cascade Room! Here’s how you can enter to win:

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For more information follow The Cascade Room on Instagram and The Lady Birds on Instagram. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 9:00am on Saturday, June 1, 2019, must be 19+.

UPDATE: The winner is Ryan!

A guest post by Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles is a college student with a passion for writing, hiking, and live music.

25 Years of Music Waste, Vancouver’s Art, Comedy and Music Festival

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 — 3:11pm PDT
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From June 6-9, 2019, Music Waste will take over Vancouver’s DIY venues with a focus on local bands and artists for it’s 25th year. Music Waste is the city’s art, comedy, and music festival featuring 70 bands and projects, which span everything from hip-hop to punk, and metal to drone.

Music Waste 2019

25 Years of Music Waste

When: Thursday, June 6 to Sunday, June 9, 2019
Where: Various venues
Admission: Four day passes are $20, available for purchase at Audiopile, Neptoon, Red Cat (both locations), Zulu, or Bully’s Studio. Passes also available for purchase online.

These days, the most obvious villain is the real estate market, which has made it almost impossible for the venues or jam spaces Music Waste relies on to exist. This year’s “80’s business” theme embraces an alternate reality in which we say “f*ck it” and start worrying about the bottom line.

While all sorts of mega-festivals are burning out annually, Music Waste has stayed the course as a DIY, totally volunteer-run festival. Its modest revenue goes directly to supporting the musicians, artists, comedians, and venues that comprise the festival. The prices are meant to be as accessible as possible too –four-day passes are $20, and individual shows are $7 each.

Music Waste has also recently focused on creating safer spaces for performances and parties. For the past three years, the organizers have worked with Good Night Out to provide harm reduction training for all volunteers. Last year, the collective wrote a statement of organizational values, and they’re sticking to it.

Some new exciting bands such as Akita, Megamall and Debt offer some fresh blood to the lineup. Notable local favourites Apollo Ghosts, Woolworm, Necking, and Devours will draw crowds and raise the profile of some exciting shows with lesser-known bands.

Year 25 of Music Waste includes Art Waste, Comedy Waste, and spoken word shows. 2019 also marks the second year of LGBTQ2SIA+ programming. For more information follow along on Twitter and Facebook.

A guest post by Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles

Alexis Miles is a college student with a passion for writing, hiking, and live music.