While it’s felt like it for weeks, we are into our first full week of summer, let’s see how the picks of the week can get your temperature rising…
Music: This evening from 5pm – 10pm, Gastown is filled with sounds as Make Music Vancouver returns for another year of great music and fun throughout the streets of Gastown
Stage: The Arts Club Theatre’s Granville Island Stage is filled day by day with the sounds of Godspell until August 1st.
Country: Thursday night, thousands of Kenny Chesney fans gather at the beautiful West Vancouver seaside venue of Ambleside Live
Rock: NYC band, Television plays the Commodore Ballroom on Thursday night.
Opening: After a long renovation, come find out what’s new at Davie Village’s newest nightclub, XY, grand opening event Thursday night with performances by Jane Smoker, Jaylene Tyme, Raye Sunshine and Valynne Vile
Retro: Back It Up Thursday’s & Lux Dance Company present That’s A Wrap on Thursday at Celebrities, with music by Jane Smoke & Lisa Delux and cohosted by Berlin, Tiffany Ann Co and Lux Artistic Director Moses Asher Christen with partial proceeds going to a Lux Scholarship Fund,
King: Broadway Across Canada’s The Lion King continues to roar at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre until July 12
Rap: Acclaimed American rapper, Goldlink brings his brand of hiphop to Alexander in Gastown on Friday night.
Dance: Stereotype Friday’s at Celebrities features the sounds of Russian DJ/Producer Arty
Soccer: Team Canada is in FIFA Women’s World Cup Quarter Final action on Saturday at BC Place
Jazz: The Vancouver International Jazz Festival continues with free and tickets shows throughout the city, including The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer at The Vogue on Saturday
Folk: The legendary singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot plays the River Rock Show Theatre on Saturday night.
Digital: Chinatown Mall + Vancouver Arts & Leisure present a unique instalation and pop-up shopping experience on Saturday , Digital Shopping Plaza is a social ecommerce space for up & coming artists and designer
Shade: stick around later at Vancouver Arts & Leisure for Shade 95.3 the official Digital Shopping Plaza after party, with performance & music by Buckmaster (PDX), Jane Smoker, Matisse, Jen Kenny and much more
Trumpet: Renowned trumpeter and composer Chris Botti is also at the River Rock, Sunday night
Drag: Displace Hashery’s monthly Sticky & Sweet Drag Show brings out hosts Katy Hairy & Evita Versace with performances by Amber Alert, Miss Understood, Karmella and Hailey Adler