Frugal Fun! *Weekly Edition*

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It’s the beginning of June and we’re that much closer to summer, which brings lots of great outdoor events to Metro Vancouver!  I’ve got 38 exciting events for the week, with over half of them free, and the rest are under $15!  This week brings events such as, free manicure and massage, free community events across Metro Vancouver, World Oceans Day events, and so much more!  Be sure to check out the whole list though, as there are many other events you won’t want to miss out on!  Also, for more events this week, check out the post on farmers markets to see a complete list for Metro Vancouver.

Share any events and activities I may have forgotten, below in the comments.  Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog by e-mail, RSS feed, or twitter to stay up to date with all of the latest deals!  Okay, let’s get started!  Here is the event list for Monday, June 1 to Sunday, June 7.

1. Rockaoke Live featuring The Naturals with host Dr. Goulet, Professional Voiceman – An evening of karaoke, but with a live band, starring you!  Over 400 songs to choose from!  Click here for more details.

Where: 579 Dunsmuir St., Vancouver, BC at The Railway Club.

Price: $5

When: Tuesday, June 2 at 8pm

2. Cineplex Tuesdays – All Cineplex theatres on Tuesdays have discounted tickets including premium tickets for 40% off.  An extra 10% off for scene members.

Where: Cineplex locations

Price: Ticket prices range depending on ticket type.  40% off and an additional 10% for scene members.

When: Tuesday’s

3. Weekly Vinyasa Yoga with CJ –  An hour-long yoga class where you will learn about body awareness and deepen your practice.  Bring your own mat.  All levels welcome.  Click here for more info.

Where: 2206 Main St., Vancouver, BC at Hot Art Wet City.

Price: $10 drop-in

When: Tuesdays at 6:30pm

4. Kings Head Comedy – Get your laugh on with some great comedians every Tuesday night!  Beers for $3.50!  Click here for more info.

Where: 1618 Yew St., Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC at The Kings Head Pub.

Price: $5

When: Tuesday, June 2 at 9pm

5. Vancouver Aquarium presents Monster Brain: The Mysterious Lives of Octopuses – Listen to fascinating stories about one of the oceans most mysterious and intelligent creatures, the octopus, from octopus experts.  For more information on this event and topics discussed, click here.

Where: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC at Vancouver Aquarium.

Price: $10 non-members, $8 members.

When: Tuesday, June 2 at 9am

6. Yuk Yuk’s Vancouver – Comedy Club with two shows weekly for less!

Where:  2837 Cambie St., Vancouver, BC


-Top Talent Showcase on Tuesdays at 8pm for $10 incl. tax.

-Amateur Night on Wednesdays at 8pm for $6.67 plus tax.

7. The Comedy Mix – Laugh your hearts out!  Three shows weekly for less!  Click here for more info.

Where: 1015 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC


-ProAm Tuesday at 8:30pm for $8 plus tax.

-Wednesday Showcase at 8:30pm for $10 plus tax.

-Thursday Marquee show at 8:30pm for $15 plus tax.

8. Free Family Movie: Shrek – Come by to watch the movie and enjoy popcorn and juice!  Click here for event information.

Where: 3378 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC at Wesbrook Welcome Centre.

Price: Free

When: Wednesday, June 3 at 4:30pm

9. Preventing Heart Disease: Update 2015 – Join cardiology expert Dr. Saul Isserow as he discusses the latest information about stroke prevention and heart health.  Arrive early to enjoy refreshments and on-site displays.  Register here.  Click here for event information.

Where: 5251 Oak St., Vancouver, BC at VanDusen Botanical Garden, Visitor Centre.

Price: Free

When: Wednesday, June 3 7pm-8:30pm (Doors open at 6pm)

10. Vancouver Theatre Sports – Improv theatre at Granville Island.  Many shows throughout the week.  Click here to buy tickets.

Where: 1502 Duranleau St., Vancouver, BC


Wednesday, June 3:

-Theatre Sports at 7:30pm starting at $9

-Improv Test Kitchen at 9:15pm starting at $10.

Thursday, June 4:

-Throne and Games at 7:30pm starting at $9.

-Ultimate Improv Championship at 9:15 starting at $10.

Friday, June 5:

-Improv After Dark at 11:15pm starting at $14.

Saturday, June 6:

-Improv After Dark at 11:15pm starting at $14.

Sunday, June 7:

-Rookie Night at 7:30pm starting at $8.

11. Lafflines Comedy Club – A comedy club located in New Westminster.

Where: 530 Columbia St., New Westminster, BC


Pro-Am Thursdays at 8pm for $10 incl. tax.  Beer and Wing Special $9.10 plus tax.

12. English Corner: Practise Conversational English for Free – An informal way to improve Conversational English.  Participants learn English, share their ideas, and learn how to build a community.  Drop-ins welcome!  Click here for more information.

Where: 3378 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC at Wesbrook Welcome Centre.

Price: Free

When: Thursdays 1:30pm-3pm

13. Bhangra Village Conference – A conference of dialogue and workshops for local and international artists, educators, community members and bhangra enthusiasts, to connect and share ideas about all aspects of the bhangra movement.  Click here for more info.

Where: #250 – 13450 102 Ave., Surrey, BC at SFU Surrey.

Price: Free

When: Thursday, June 4 2pm-7pm

14. New Image College, Open House – Receive a complimentary express manicure or mini massage at their spa and see memorable performances from their acting department.  Interact with students, instructors and discover, firsthand, their unique real-world training philosophy.  There are complimentary snacks. Click here for the website.

Where: 1500 – 510 W Hastings St., Vancouver, BC

Price: Free

When: Thursday, June 4 5pm-7pm

15. Rio Theatre – “Fight Club” is playing on Friday, June 5.  Must be 19+ with ID for entry and bar service.  Click here for more info.

Where: 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Price: $6 advance/$8 door.  All prices plus tax.

When: Friday, June 5 at 11:30pm.

16. Vancouver Shogi Club – Japanese chess in the city of glass.  You don’t need to have shogi experience to play; they will teach you.  Click here for more info.

Where: 88 W Pender St., Vancouver, BC at International Village food court.

Price: No entry cost, but encouraged to purchase any food and drink that you may want to consume from the International Village.

When: Friday, June 5 5:30pm-9pm

17. Shipyards Night Market – The Shipyards Night Market believes in local lifestyles, showcasing BC artisans, bakers, farmers, and talent.  While there, you can enjoy live music, delicious food, entertainment, art, and shopping!  At the market, you can shop for products such as, jewelry, clothing, kids wear, bakers, produce, preserves, soaps, organic meats, honey, plants, chocolates, and much more!  The market also has a beer garden (must be 19+) that features local craft beer, ciders, wines, and organic Betty’s Vodka Iced Tea.  Click here for more info.

Where: 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC at Shipbuilders’ Square.

Price: Free Admission

When: Fridays 5 pm-10 pm – May 1 – September 25

18. World Nature Night, a part of World Oceans Weekend – Guest ornithologists and naturalists will explore the southern “end of the world” Argentina, and explore the landscapes and wildlife of this extreme locale. Refreshments provided. Pre-registration is required; please email Marg at  Click here for more info.

Where: 1367 128 St., Surrey, BC at Kwomais Point Park, Sanford Hall.

Price: Free

When: Friday, June 5 7pm-9pm

19. Doors Open Richmond – It’s the 8th annual celebration of arts, culture and heritage, where visitors of all ages can explore Richmond’s heritage and arts at 44 partner sites across the city.  The kickoff is on Friday, where there will be a block party with live music, entertainment and free kids crafts.  They’ll also officially open the Japanese Fishermen’s Benevolent Society Building on the Steveston Museum site that night, where you can explore the exhibits inside. Click here for full details and brochure map.

Where: 3811 Moncton St., Richmond, BC at the Steveston Museum and Visitor Centre.

Price: Free

When: Friday, June 5 4:30pm-8:30pm & Saturday, June 6 – Sunday, June 7

20. International Summer Night Market – Named one of the top 4 night markets in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine.  The market has lots of merchandise booths, food and beverage vendors, the Kids Zone, and exciting entertainment every night!  Free street parking, free shuttles from Bridgeport Station, and free Wi-Fi! Click here for more info.

Where: 12631 Vulcan Way, Richmond, BC

Price: Free Admission

When: Fridays & Saturdays 6 pm-11 pm, Sundays 6 pm-10 pm – May 8 – September 27

21. Richmond Night Market – At the market you can sample delicious food from food trucks, play carnival games, enjoy nightly entertainment performances, and shop for merchandise from a variety of vendors!  Pick up a “Sweet Deals Coupon Book” at the entrance or at the info booth area for coupons offering over $250 in savings!  Click here for more info.

Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond, BC

Price: $2.75 for Regular Admission.  Free Admission for Children 10 & under and Seniors 60 & up.

When: Friday & Saturday 7 pm-12 am, Sunday & Stat Holidays 7 pm-11 pm – May 15 – October 12

22. Burnaby Farmers Market – Locally grown conventional and organic produce, prepared foods, and crafts!  There is also live music, a used book exchange, a children’s play tent, games table, and more!  Click here for more info about the market.

Where: 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC at Burnaby City Hall’s North parking lot.

Price: Free admission

When: Every Saturday 9am-2pm from May 2 – October 24

23. Lonsdale Quay Farmers Market – Locally grown conventional and organic produce, baked goods, jam makers, honey gathers, salsa makers, crafts, and much more.  There is also live music, a used book exchange, a newspaper reading area, and more!  Click here for more info about the market.

Where: 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver, BC at Lonsdale Quay East Plaza. 

Price: Free admission

When: Every Saturday 10am-3pm from May 2 – October 24

24. Gordon MacMillan Southam Observatory – Star gazing at it’s finest!  The observatory has a 1/2 metre Cassegrain telescope to see the night skies!  There is staff there to guide you and answer your questions.  For more info, click here.

Where: 1100 Chestnut St., Vancouver, BC.  Located next to the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre.

Price: Only observatory visit by donation.

When: Saturday’s from 8pm-12am

25. Story Time at Wesbrook Welcome Centre – Join in for stories, songs, and crafts.  All ages welcome and children must be accompanied by an adult.  Click here for more information.

Where: 3378 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC at Wesbrook Welcome Centre.

Price: Free

When: Saturdays at 10:15am

26. Hats Off Day – A day where Burnaby Heights merchants “take their hats off” to their community and their customers, and the Heights community celebrates together.  There will be a family fun dash, parade, street festival, street performers, music, show & shine, and much more!  Must register for family fun dash at cost.  All proceeds benefit the Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society.  Click here for more info.

Where: Hastings Street between Boundary Road and Gamma Avenue.  Check site for parade route.

Price: Free 

When: Saturday, June 6 9:15am-4pm

27. Community Day – A fun-filled day of activities and festivities for the whole family.  This year’s theme is “Into the Future”.  Parade starts at 10am and main event starts at 11am.  Click here for more info.

Where: Ambleside Park, West Vancouver, BC.

Price: Free

When: Saturday, June 6 9:30am-4:30pm

28.Marpole Community Day – Free activities include amusement rides, inflatables, games, activities, stage performances and professional entertainment.  There will be a food concession, silent auction, and community tables. Click here for more info.

Where: 990 W 59th Ave., Vancouver, BC at Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre.

Price: Free

When: Saturday, June 6 11am-3pm

29. Lazuli Bunting Walks – Go on a 2 hour guided birding walk and enjoy birds including Lazuli Buntings.  Bring binoculars.  Drop-in.  Click here for more info.

Where: Parking lot at the end of Colony Farm Road, Coquitlam, BC.

Price: Free

When: Saturday, June 6 9am-11am & 3pm-5pm

30. Discover Marine Creatures and Eelgrass Meadows in Boundary Bay – Learn about marine creatures and the importance of eelgrass habitat on our local beaches.  Then take a guided walk down the 1001 steps to the beach and go exploring. Refreshments provided but please bring lunch. Wear appropriate footwear and dress for the weather. Pre-registration is required; email Sarah at Click here for more info.

Where: 1367 128 St., Surrey, BC at Kwomais Point Park, Sanford Hall.

Price: Free

When: Saturday, June 6 10:30am-2pm

31. Vancouver Coast Capital Savings TeenFest – This exhibition for youth ages 12-18 years and their families, will give them the opportunity to connect with each other, their peers, their communities and community leaders.  There will be a teen talent contest, interactive sports and gaming activities, prizes, exhibitor booths, special guests, and so much more!  Click here for full details on activities for the day.

Where: 1300 Pacific Blvd., Vancouver, BC at David Lam Park.

Price: Free

When: Saturday, June 6 11am-5pm

32. Ambleside Farmers Market – Locally grown conventional and organic produce, baked goods, jams and jellies, honey gathers, salsa makers, anti pastas, crafts, and much more.  There is also live music, a used book exchange, a newspaper reading area, kids play area, games table, and more!  Click here for more info about the market.

Where: 1500 Block Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver, BC between 15th St. and 16th St..

Price: Free admission

When: Every Sunday 10am-3pm from May 3 – October 25

33. The Cloverdale Market –  Includes a flea market with 200 tables and 100+ outdoor spots selling goods such as, electronics, household items, handmade crafts and artwork, jewellery, clothing and collectibles.  You can also find fresh produce, plants and flowers!  Click here for more info.

Where: 176 St. (Hwy 1) & 62 Ave., Surrey, BC at Cloverdale Fairgrounds.

Price: Free admission

When: Sundays 6am-4pm

34. Baker’s Market 2015 – A market full of baked goods and much more!  Takes place indoors, with free admission, free samples, and free parking.  Click here for more details.

Where: 7646 Prince Albert St., Vancouver, BC at Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre.

Price: Free

When: Sunday, June 7 11am-3pm

35. Vancouver Comic & Toy Show – 100 tables of comics, toys, anime, gaming and cosplay.  There will be special guests and a food concession.  Click here for more info.

Where: 3250 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, BC at Croatian Cultural Centre.

Price: $5, Kids under 13 are free.

When: Sunday, June 7 11am-5pm

36. Creative Cafe – A monthly open house at Minnekhada Lodge, where there will be fun and creative activities for kids of all ages.  Click here for more details.

Where: 4455 Oliver Rd., Coquitlam, BC  at Minnekhada Regional Park.

Price: Free

When: Sunday, June 7 1pm-4pm

37. World Oceans Day – Get some inspiration for ways that you can enjoy and care for our coastline. There will be lots of family activities, great food, and entertainment.  Click here for more info.

Where: 3136 McBride Ave., Surrey, BC at Blackie Spit Park.

Price: Free

When: Sunday, June 7 11am-3pm

38. Salmon Stewards Painting Party – Join the SHaRP team for family fun and take part in Surrey’s storm drain marking challenge. Snacks and fishy activities.  Click here for more info.

Where: 6330 168 St., Surrey, BC at Cloverdale Athletic Park.

Price: Free

When: Sunday, June 7 4pm-6:30pm


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