Frugal Fun! *Weekly Edition*

Granville St. Bridge and waterfront

Another week of sunshine is ahead of us!  Although it’s not record-breaking temperatures, it’ll be great weather to be outside!  Incase the weather man is wrong, I’ve included both indoor and outdoor events!  I’ve got 33 exciting events for the week, with 20 of them being free, and the rest are under $15!  This week brings events such as, free yoga, free FIFA Fan Zone, 13 blocks of fun at Italian Day, Pan Am Torch Relay with a free performance by Nikki Yanofsky, and 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 8 to Sunday, June 14.

1. FIFA Fan Zone – Offers activities for all ages, including live entertainment by talented Canadian bands, soccer demos, athlete autograph opportunities, contests and giveaways, interactive displays, as well as screenings of selected matches and appearances by the official FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 mascot Shuéme.  Click here for more details.  Click here for schedule of events.

Where: Larwill Park, Vancouver, BC, entrance at corner or W. Georgia St. and Cambie St..

Price: Free

When: Saturday, June 6 from 12pm-7pm
Monday, June 8 from 3pm-9pm
Thursday, June 11 from 12pm-7pm
Friday, June 12 from 3pm-9pm
Monday, June 15 from 12pm-8pm
Tuesday, June 16 from 3pm-8pm
Sunday, June 21 from 12pm-8pm
Tuesday, June 23 from 3pm-10pm
Saturday, June 27 from 12pm-8pm
Wednesday, July 1 from 12pm-8pm
Saturday, July 4 from 12pm-5pm
Sunday, July 5 from 12pm-8pm

1. Rockaoke 101: Dark Side of the June’s Addiction Pt.2 – 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 advance tickets, $7 at doors.

When: Tuesday, June 9 at 9:30pm

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 9 at 9pm

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. Free Family Movie: Shrek 2 – 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 10 at 4:30pm

8. 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 10:

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

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

Thursday, June 11:

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

Friday, June 12:

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

Saturday, June 13:

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

Sunday, June 14:

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

9. 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.

10. 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

11. Artist Talk: Maddie Leach – Maddie Leach will present on her recent projects including the Walters Prize nominated “If You Find The Good Oil Let Us Know”.  Click here for more info.

Where: 1655 Whyte Ave., Vancouver, BC at Burrard Marina Field House.

Price: Free

When: Thursday, June 11 at 7pm

12. 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

13. In Tune 2015 The Art of Canadian Musicals: Keynote/Cabaret – Starts with a 30 minute keynote address from inspiring Canadian musical theatre icon Marek Norman.  After the speech, there will be songs by eight Canadian musical theatre personalities that will select one song from the Canadian musical theatre canon and publicly defend their selection.  Under Peter Jorgenson’s direction, these lovingly curated songs will be performed cabaret style, with a group of local performers.  Kerry O’Donovan accompanies on piano.  Click here for more info.

Where: 1412 Cartwright St., Vancouver, BC at Waterfront Theatre.

Price: By donation

When: Friday, June 12 at 8pm

14. Super Voices – Award-winning theatre company RealWheels proudly presents Super Voices, a community-based, multimedia performance featuring the amazing talents of the disability community!  Tickets are pay what you can and reservations are highly recommended.  Click here for more info.

Where: 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, BC at Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.

Price: Pay what you can

When: Friday, June 12 at 7pm & Saturday, June 13 at 4pm

15. Kyle Bottom’s Comedy Bucket – Audience members will receive a slip of paper, where they write anything, anonymously.  The comedians talk about what’s on your mind after they receive the bucket that’s full of the paper slips.  Click here for more info.

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

Price: $7.14 advance tickets, tax included.  $10 at door.  Click here to buy tickets.

When: Friday, June 12 at 9pm.  Doors open at 8:30pm.

16. 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

17. 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

18. 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

19. 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

20. Sunrise Yoga: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver x Lululemon Athletica Robson St. – To support Global Wellness Day, there will be a free yoga class to be led by Colleen Datt and Hillary Keegan of YYoga.  Bring your own mat or borrow one.  Click here for more info.

Where: 791 W Georgia St., Vancouver, BC at Four Seasons Hotel, fourth floor pool deck.

Price: Free admission

When: Saturday, June 13 9am-10:15am

21. 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

22. The Cinematheque: 7th Annual Open House with Free Screening – June is Film Lovers Month at The Cinematheque and to celebrate, their doors will be open for a glimpse beyond the screen.  Tour the projection booth, library, and archive. Participate in a “Some Like It Hotthemed activity with their Education Department. Join their donor program. Bid on film posters.  At 2pm, grab a complimentary bag of the city’s best popcorn and watch a free screening of Billy Wilder’s 1959 comedy “Some Like It Hot.  Tickets for movie are first-come, first-served basis day of at 12pm.  Click here for more info.

Where: 1131 Howe St., Vancouver, BC at The Cinematheque.

Price: Free 

When: Saturday, June 13 12pm-2pm, screening at 2pm

23. The West End Seniors’ Network presents: 25th Annual Strawberry Festival – An all ages event with live music, raffles, vendors with unique wares, kid’s games, face painting, free seniors-LED craft workshop, and strawberry shortcake!  Click here for full details on activities for the event.

Where: 1447 Barclay St., Vancouver, BC at Barclay Heritage Square.

Price: Free Admission

When: Saturday, June 13 1pm-4pm

24. Meet the Makers Expo – Sample locally made food and beer while discovering some of Vancouver’s most unique, innovative, and delicious businesses through demonstrations, panel discussions and networking.  Click here for more info and tickets.

Where: 780 E. Cordova St., Vancouver, BC at MakerLabs.

Price: Free

When: Saturday, June 13 at 11am-3pm

25. Inclusion Festival at Ernie Winch Park – An exciting multicultural event for the whole family that includes activities like arts and crafts, games, snacks, music, multicultural dances and more!  Click here for more info.

Where: 7680 15 St., Burnaby, BC at Ernie Winch Park.

Price: Free

When: Saturday, June 13 12pm-4pm

26. 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

27. 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

28. 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 14 11am-3pm

29. Italian Day on The Drive – A 13 block cultural street festival, sharing all that is Italian.  There will be dancing, music, food, fashion, product exhibits and activities.  Click here for more details.

Where: On Commercial Drive,  from Venables St. to Grandview Hwy., Vancouver, BC.

Price: Free to attend

When: Sunday, June 14 12pm-8pm

30. Flappers and Flapjacks – Free pancake breakfast donated by the Kiwanis Club of Abbotsford.  There will be old-fashioned games!  Click here for more info.

Where: 2313 Ware St., Abbotsford, BC at Trethewey House Heritage Site.

Price: Free

When: Sunday, June 14 10am-1pm

31. Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour: Monuments, Memorials and Plaques of Brockton Point – Features hidden histories and forgotten stories about this famous point, its monuments, memorials, plaques and landmarks, including tales about the people who lived there and visited its shores.  Drop-in only.  Click here for more info.

Where: Meet in front of the Brockton Point totem poles at Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC.

Price: $10 cash

When: Sunday, June 14 1pm-2:30pm

32. Pan Am Games Torch Relay with free performances by Nikki Yanofsky – Starting in Steveston and finishing at Richmond Olympic Oval, the celebration will feature live music, face painting, games, splash park, food trucks, and the lighting of the cauldron.  Click here for more info.

Where: 6111 River Rd., Richmond, BC at Richmond Olympic Oval.

Price: Free

When: Sunday, June 14 4pm-8pm

33. 15th Annual Island City, By Bike Tour – Guided cycling tours of some of the city’s bike routes.  Must register before and must wear a helmet to participate.  Click here for more info.

Where: 8880 Williams Rd., Richmond, BC at South Arm Community Centre.

Price: Free

When: Sunday, June 14 at 9:30am


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