Another week, another roundup! We hope you’re ready to get out there and enjoy our beautiful city – come rain or shine. From Shakespeare in the park to improv shows, to skinny dipping at Wreck, here are 10 of the best things to do in Vancouver this week (June 13-17)

Simu Liu’s We Were Dreamers Tour


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On Monday, June 13th, the world’s fave Marvel star is making his way to Vancouver on one of the last stops in his book tour, We Were Dreamers. (ICYMI, it’s Simu Liu). We can’t wait to learn about his experiences and maybe even get a little expos√© on the world of Hollywood.

When: Monday, June 13th
Where: 777 Homer Street, The Centre for Performing Arts in Vancouver
Cost: $54+

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Yup, Bard on the Beach is finally back – and this week marks the official opening dates of the first Shakespearean play the festival will show: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. While the premiere on Thursday, June 16th is sold out, there are still tickets available for Friday, June 17th! Grab ’em while you can.

When: Friday, June 17th
Where: 1695 Whyte Avenue
Cost: Tickets are available online

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Science World After Dark


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Unleash your inner child at Science World’s iconic adults-only event surrounded by cool exhibits and fun libations.

When: Thursday, June 16th
Where: 1455 Quebec Street
Cost: $20.30+

OURO Collective

OURO Collective’s newest mixed media piece titled “7y98D” dives into the impacts of climate change through film storytelling and street dancing. It begins with a ten-minute short film directed by Dave Ehrenreich and Jeff Hamada, followed by a fifty-minute stage piece choreographed by RubberLegz and performed by OURO Collective. Lastly, there’s an art wear exhibition by Jennifer Latour.

When: Thursday, June 16th to Saturday, June 18th
Where: 181 Roundhouse Mews
Cost: $30-$40

Grab after-work drinks in Mount Pleasant

It’s no secret that Mount Pleasant is home to some of the biggest names in local craft brews in Metro Van. Why not get the gang together for a couple of pints? It might not be the prettiest patio weather, but plenty of them are covered.

Where: Various

Puff the Magic Improv Show


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Join the folks at Momentous Comedy for an improv show like no other. Bring some friends or treat your partner to a chill night filled with laughs and magic puffs. Open to interpretation. Tickets are only available in advance and can be purchased online.

When: Friday, June 17th
Where: 524 Main Street, The China Cloud
Cost: $21.69

Contemporary Art Gallery

Bring a friend or a date to Contemporary Art Gallery and check out an exhibition this week. Currently, Abbas Akhavan and Michelle Bui have exhibitions going, or there’s the Curational Tour with CAG Executive Director Matthew Hyland, which previews all the summer exhibitions slated for this year. Pop in for a spell and learn more about what inspires contemporary artists in Vancouver!

When: Curational Tour begins on Tuesday, June 14th
Where: 555 Nelson Street
Cost: Admission by donation!

Planetarium Star Theatre

Check out a Planetarium Star Theatre show at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre this week – we promise you won’t regret it. In addition to stargazing, you can check out a science demo in their GroundStation theatre, visit the Observatory, and learn more about how astronomers use light to observe stars.

When: Several dates this week
Where: 1100 Chestnut Street, Vanier Park
Cost: $21.01+

Go for a dip

Whether you dip your toes in the public pool arena or explore Vancouver’s clothing-optional beaches – it’s certainly a good time to test the waters for the summer. We know the weather hasn’t been very consistent lately, but an hour or two of sun is really all you need!

Where: Various

That’s all for now, Vancouver! Have a great week.