June begins, bringing us ever closer to the start of summer. The last official week’s of spring bring us plenty of entertainment and attractions in our picks of the week.
Tacos: It’s the last days to taste and vote for the entries in Vancouver Foodster’s Taco Challenge. Try them all, like I have, and choose your favourite before June 9th.
Musical: Adapted from Roald Dahl’s novel about the precocious, pint-sized, imaginative student, Matilda the Musical is running at Arts Club Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage until July 14th.
Global: The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra’s (VICO) presents the 2019 Global Soundscapes Festival from May 31st to June 13th at venues around Vancouver plus Ucluelet.
Magic: Wednesday night at River Rock Show Theatre be amazed by the magic and illusions of Vitaly: An Evening Of Wonder
Pop: New Jersey’s A R I Z O N A bring their The Find Someone Tour to the Commodore Ballroom Wednesday night
Improv: Vancouver Theatresports gives audiences the ending of their choosing at Throne and Games – The Last Laugh featuring some familiar characters, but no dragon breath, along with a myriad of unexpected plot twists as suggested by the audience, until June 15th.
Folk: Thursday June 6th, UK act Bear’s Den bring their folk rock sound to Commodore Ballrooom
Youth: Eternal Theatre Collective (ETC), Vancouver’s youth theatre company is bringing the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical bare, to the Unitarian Church of Vancouver from May 29th to June 8th.
Electro: Montreal electro-funk duo Chromeo, with guests The Beaches, will have the audience dancing when they play outdoors at Malkin Bowl on Friday night.
Comedy: Emmy nominated actor (Mike and Molly) and comedian Billy Gardell brings stand-up comedy to the River Rock Show Theatre Friday night.
Solo: Singer-Songwriter, Author, Performance Artist Amanda Palmer supports her recently released album; There Will Be No Intermission, as well as artbook, at the Chan Centre for Performing Arts at UBC on Thursday
North: Hosted in Vancouver June 1 – 9, 2019, Magnetic North Festival is Canada’s only national theatre festival, bringing developing works of theatre from across the country to various stages around the city.
Rock: British rock legends The Cult celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their massive Sonic Temple album at The Vogue Theatre on Sunday June 9th
Pigskin: The BC Lions final preseason game welcomes Calgary to BC Place on Friday June 7th
Aerial: June 9 – 15, the first-ever Vancouver International Vertical Dance Summit, presented by Vancouver-based dance company, Aeriosa, brings events to SFU Woodwards (atrium), Van Dusen Botanical Gardens (Douglas Firs at Great Lawn), and Guinness Tower (outside).