Summer begins! Somehow it feels like we lost a whole season but we are slowing emerging from our Covid-19 spring to kick off the season with Father’s Day weekend and much more entertainment in these picks
Solstice: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Celebrates the Solstice with renowned indigenous storytellers Dallas Yellowfly and Alysha Collie presenting “How the Raven Stole the Sun” on the patio, as well as Sun Craft stations, and Sun Gazing with Space Centre astronomer at the solar scope in the observatory.
BBQ: The Pacific National Exhibition kicks off its second edition of the popular drive-thru event, A Taste of the PNE – Car-B-Q – just in time for Father’s Day to treat Dad this weekend June 18th – 21st
Fore: Take dad out to the greens for a round of golf at one of the reopened local golf clubs
Prawn: The BC Spot Prawn Season is underway bringing the fresh seafood to docks, and restaurants.
Docs: Curl up with a good documentary as DOXA Documentary Film Festival, returns to your online screens June 18 to June 26, 2020.
Choir: Chor Leoni Inside, continues tonight at 7pm, with the choir’s livestream featuring new and previously unreleased videos from Chor Leoni’s past concerts and tours, with live commentary from Artistic Director Erick Lichte, and guest interviews.
Digital: The Arts Club: Digital Edition continues to offer three different channels to bring the Arts Club; live performances, workshops, and behind the scenes archives into your home throughout the week
Museum: Museum of Vancouver reopens June 11th, with new social distancing protocols.
Maritime: Also reopening June 11th, Vancouver Maritime Museum prepares to welcome guests to Vanier Park
Summer: Vancouver’s Indian Summer Festival digital 10th anniversary season continues with streaming content on digital channels at 7:01pm every Saturday, until July 18th, this Saturday June 20 Join Waris Ahluwalia for a two-hour online tea party with a cast of global artists, for Tea with Waris.
Markets: The Public Health Office as opening up Vancouver Farmers Markets to include some non-food products, arts and crafts for sale while you pick up your farm fresh produce and supplies at Riley Park, Trout Lake, Kitsilano, West End and Mount Pleasant Markets, now open until the autumn.
Art: Vancouver Art Gallery reopens to the public and continues its ongoing Art Connects series of online gatherings this week Zheng Shengtian and Keith Wallace will discuss the founding of Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, the first English-language journal to focus on Chinese contemporary art and culture.
Royal: Reopening this weekend, June 19th, the Royal BC Museum (RBCM), continues its RBCM@Home program with a selection of offerings for kids and adults alike, and don’t forget to let the Museum know your Covid-19 Stories.
Sites: Parks Canada has reopened local National Park Reserves and National Historic Sites like Fort Langley.
Botanical: Van Dusen Botanical Gardens is open with new social distancing rules and procedures, nicely timed to let you get out and enjoy the spring blooms
Gardens: Victoria’s Butchart Gardens is also open, welcoming the public to take in the blooms and tranquility of the beautiful 55 acre garden as a break from COVID-19 home confinement
Opera: Vancouver Opera Offstage is a brand-new weekly Wednesday podcast with host Les Dala, Vancouver Opera’s chorus director and associate conductor taking you inside the world of opera, here and around the world.