Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend
From food and drink festivals to theatre, music, and culture, this weekend has something for everything. Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this weekend!

 


 

Vancouver Children's Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Children’s Festival (facebook)

Vancouver International Children’s Festival, May 27 – June 1; times vary @ various venues on Granville Island
$25 adult, $15 child; $8 for activity zone only
With four fantastic indoor theatre venues, a big-top tent, and a bustling arts activity village, the whole Festival site becomes your family’s playground!  From toddlers to tweens, there are shows and activities for everyone.  Catch some of the best of the Festival at the special evening performances, including the ultimate bedtime stories in the Pyjama Night series.   Tickets available at Tickets Tonight; check the link for the full event listings!

 


 


Friday May 30th

 

Connect Vancouver - Urban Outdoor Festival | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Connect Vancouver

Connect Vancouver: Urban Outdoor Festival; 6:00PM-11:00PM @ Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut St), Vanier Park, Vancouver
Free
Reimagine social connectedness in an outdoor evening of conversation, celebration, public art, and music.  Bring kids, blankets, snacks, instruments, and a willingness to connect with others.  More details at the link.

Vancouver Craft Beer Week; times vary @ various venues in Vancouver
Pricing varies
Annual festival showcasing the best local and international craft brewed beers.  This year’s festival has events in more than 30 venues across the city!  On through June 7.  Check the website for the full schedule.

EAT! Vancouver | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – EAT! Vancouver

EAT! Vancouver; 2:00PM-9:00PM @ BC Place Stadium (777 Pacific Blvd), downtown Vancouver
$15 online, other pricing in effect; VIP packages and culinary classes available
The ultimate food expo!  EAT! Vancouver encompasses unique food experiences, culinary classes,celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and culinary competitions, diverse food, beverage and cooking related exhibits, and fantastic shopping opportunities.  On through June 1.  Tonight at 7:45PM: Watch live and catch all of the action to see who walks away with the crown title as Celebrity Chef Throwdown winner!

Wicked; 8:00PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie St), downtown Vancouver
$56.15-180.90
The untold story of the witches of Oz.  Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.  On through June 29.

City of Bhangra Festival - Media Arts Mehfil and Reception | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – City of Bhangra Festival (facebook)

City of Bhangra Festival: Media Arts Mehfil & Reception; 7:00PM-9:00PM @ New Surrey City Hall (13450 104 Ave), Surrey
$20
Saanjh is a Punjabi word which means “connecting, sharing, partnering,” an apt description for Vancouver’s most talented group of musicians from around the world.  Creating a unique and mesmerizing mosaic of North Indian classical, progressive rock , jazz, funk, Punjabi folk and Caribbean groove, this eclectic evening of improvisation and collaboration by performers, composers, teachers and producers is sure to have you on your feet. Check the link for more details.

FUEL Vancouver Day 2; 9:00AM-5:00PM @ Museum of Vancouver (1100 Chestnut St), Vanier Park, Vancouver
$500 for Day 2 only; other pricing in effect
A social enterprise and platform for discussion about social, environmental, and technological shifts of our time.  This inaugural event will bring together leaders, entrepreneurs, designers and engaged citizens to explore the future of how we live, work and lead across four sectors relevant to our city; Food, Design, Sustainability and Technology.  Check the link for more.

Out For Lunch - DJ Miss M | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – DJ Miss M

Out For Lunch: DJ Miss M; 12:10PM-1:00PM @ Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St), downtown Vancouver
Free with regular admission
The Out For Lunch concert series are offered on select Friday afternoons at the Gallery.  Today: an inside look into the performance art of the DJ.  Arrive early; this popular event has limited space.

VSO: Fairy Tales & Water Music; 8:00PM @ Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (6265 Crescent Rd), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
$33.50-66; other pricing in effect
James Sommerville, Music Director of the Hamilton Philharmonic and Principal Horn of the Boston Symphony, conducts and performs in an eclectic concert that features Mozart’s charming Horn Concerto No. 3, Canadian composer Omar Daniel’s Horn Concerto, and two suites from Handel’s famous, much-loved Water Music.  Second show May 31.

Cirque du Soleil - TOTEM | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Cirque du Soleil – TOTEM

Cirque du Soleil: TOTEM; times vary @ The Big White Top, Concord Pacific Place (88 Pacific Blvd), Vancouver
$50+, other pricing in effect; VIP packages available
A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind. TOTEM traces the journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. On select days through June 29; some tickets available at Tickets Tonight.

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 8351 River Rd, next to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
Richmond’s biggest night market is back with this year’s theme: Candyland (and the giant rubber duck). Featuring over 125 vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs. On through every Friday-Sunday and holiday Monday nights through October 13. We recommend taking public transportation (Canada Line to Bridgeport Station) instead of driving!

International Summer Night Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – International Summer Night Market

International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
If you like late night snacks, this night market is for you. Featuring a great selection of awesomeness to choose from, including takoyaki (Japanese octopus balls), dragon’s beardcandy, deep fried Mars bars, and more. This year, the market has also added some new feature attractions, including a water walker and Richmond’s only mini-golf course. Open every Friday-Sunday through September 14.

Shipyards Night Market; 5:00PM-10:00PM @ Shipyards Plaza (15 Wallace Mews), North Vancouver
Free admission
The North Vancouver Night Market is in a class of its own with over 15 food trucks, live music, around 100 vendors, and a beer garden with locally brewed beer on tap. On every Friday Night through September 26, featuring local products, showcasing BC’s artisans, bakers and farmers.

Vancouver Art Gallery - the everyone is someone party | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Art Gallery

Vancouver Art Gallery: the everyone is someone party; 8:00PM-11:00PM @ Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St), downtown Vancouver
$85
Be one of a handful of special guests to explode into the extraordinary world of artist Douglas Coupland.  Click the link for more info and get tickets!

12th Annual A Dram Come True; 7:30PM @ Hycroft Manor (1489 McRae Ave), Vancouver
$120; other pricing in effect
Commemorate the time-honoured art of whisky distillation with a lively celebration of spirits from Scotland and around the world with are and distinguished single malts at seven tasting bars, a wine bar, and a spirit bar.  More info at the link.

 

 


Saturday May 31st

 

3rd Annual Vancouver Tequila Expo | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Tequila Expo (facebook)

3rd Annual Vancouver Tequila Expo; 7:00PM @ Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver (655 Burrard St), downtown Vancouver
$65.25, VERY limited tickets released May 29th (sales end at 11:59PM); 19+only
Western Canada’s largest festival dedicated to Mexico’s number one export spirit.  20 tasting tokens are included with every ticket purchase (additional tokens available onsite).  Tickets available through Tickets Tonight – get ’em quick, these tickets sell out fast!

Vancouver Craft Beer Week; times vary @ various venues in Vancouver
Pricing varies
Annual festival showcasing the best local and international craft brewed beers.  This year’s festival has events in more than 30 venues across the city!  On through June 7.  Check the website for the full schedule.

17th European Festival - Hey Ocean | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Hey Ocean (facebook)

17th European Festival; 11:00AM-12:00AM @ Swangard Stadium (3883 Imperial Way), Burnaby
$15-20; other pricing in effect
Highlighting the best of European culture and tradition – giving you a taste of that great “Old Continent” right in your own backyard!  Check the website for the full schedule of events, including live performances all day and night long.  On through June 1.  Tonight: Hey Ocean headlines the Festival performance stage.

Karen Flamenco: Swan Lake; 7:00PM @Vancouver Playhouse (600 Dunsmuir St), downtown Vancouver
$32.50; other pricing in effect
The classic love story of mistaken identity and vengeance in Swan Lake.  The company will place their flamenco stamp on this romantic tale with long ruffled skirts instead of tutu’s. Tchaikovsky’s instantly recognizable music will have an addition of flamenco guitar to give it a Spanish flare. This timeless story of good against evil lends itself perfectly to the passion and intensity of flamenco.  Second show June 1.

Vancouver Maritime Museum - Raise The Sails | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vancouver Maritime Museum

Raise The Sails & Ring The Bell; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ Vancouver Maritime Museum (1905 Ogden Ave), Vanier Park, Vancouver
Free
This free, full-day event celebrates the re-opening of the St. Roch, the museum’s main attraction and a national historic site.  Get your photo taken with a real life Mountie and his dog, board an RCMP Patrol Boat, watch the once-in-a-lifetime hoisting of the main sail of the St. Roch, get an airbrushed sailor tattoo, and much more!

EAT! Vancouver; 10:00AM-9:00PM @ BC Place Stadium (777 Pacific Blvd), downtown Vancouver
$15 online, other pricing in effect; VIP packages and culinary classes available
The ultimate food expo!  EAT! Vancouver encompasses unique food experiences, culinary classes,celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and culinary competitions, diverse food, beverage and cooking related exhibits, and fantastic shopping opportunities.  On through June 1.

Elektra Women's Choir - Elektra's Garden | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Elektra Women’s Choir

Elektra’s Garden: A High Tea Event; 1:00PM-3:00PM @ VanDusen Botanical Garden (5251 Oak St at W 37th Ave), Vancouver
$94
Enjoy live music, catering by Truffles Fine Foods and lovely company in the garden, while supporting Elektra Women’s Choir in its mandate to inspire and lead in the choral art form through excellence in performance and the creation, exploration and celebration of women’s repertoire.  Don your garden party hat, and prepare to be culturally and botanically pampered for an afternoon with Elektra!  Tickets available through Tickets Tonight.

Impressions Jazz Orchestra: Kansas City Suite; 2:00PM-3:30PM @ Alice MacKay Room, Vancouver Public Library Central Library (350 W Georgia St), downtown Vancouver
Free
The Impressions Big Band returns with guest pianist Miles Black to perform the entire Count Basie Kansas City Suite.  Experience the music and learn about the historical and musicological significance of his work.

Wicked | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Wicked (Broadway Across Canada)

Wicked; 2:00PM & 8:00PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie St), downtown Vancouver
$56.15-180.90
The untold story of the witches of Oz.  Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.  On through June 29.

Royal Opera House Live Cinema: Mozart’s Don Giovanni; 1:00PM-4:00PM @ Auditorium (6344 Memorial Rd), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
$22; other pricing in effect
High Definition opera performances from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London.  Click the link for more details.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra - Fairy Tales & Water Music - James Sommerville | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

James Sommerville – Photo Credit – Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

VSO: Fairy Tales & Water Music; 8:00PM @ Chan Centre for the Performing Arts (6265 Crescent Rd), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
$33.50-66; other pricing in effect
James Sommerville, Music Director of the Hamilton Philharmonic and Principal Horn of the Boston Symphony, conducts and performs in an eclectic concert that features Mozart’s charming Horn Concerto No. 3, Canadian composer Omar Daniel’s Horn Concerto, and two suites from Handel’s famous, much-loved Water Music.

City of Bhangra Festival: Ekta ft. Saieen Zahoor; 8:00PM-10:30PM @ Vogue Theatre (918 Granville St), downtown Vancouver
$25-100
Sufi mystic from Pakistan, Saieen Zahoor, takes the stage with his famed ektara in VIBC’s first concert hosted in solidarity with Punjabi communities from India and Pakistan.  To hear him sing the most beautiful Urdu poems by Bulleh Shah and Rumi with both mesmerizing simplicity and the depth of a Faqir (Muslim ascetic) is to be transported to another place and time.

Cirque du Soleil - TOTEM | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Cirque du Soleil – TOTEM

Cirque du Soleil: TOTEM; times vary @ The Big White Top, Concord Pacific Place (88 Pacific Blvd), Vancouver
$50+, other pricing in effect; VIP packages available
A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind. TOTEM traces the journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. On select days through June 29; some tickets available at Tickets Tonight.

Agewell Chataqua Project: Workshops & Dialogues; 11:00AM-4:00PM @ Performing Arts Lounge (300-581 Cardero St), downtown Vancouver
Free; all ages, pre-registration required
Movement and theatre, puppetry, storytelling, and music workshops, all designed to explore our stories and perceptions about our own and others’ aging.  Tell a story, make a puppet, move and make music.  No experience necessary! Be prepared for laughter and perhaps, new insights.  Check the link for more.  Today: theatre/movement and storytelling.

Richmond Night Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Vikki Leung for tvan_vc (instagram)

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 8351 River Rd, next to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
Richmond’s biggest night market is back with this year’s theme: Candyland (and the giant rubber duck). Featuring over 125 vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs. On through every Friday-Sunday and holiday Monday nights through October 13. We recommend taking public transportation (Canada Line to Bridgeport Station) instead of driving!

International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-12:00AM @ 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
If you like late night snacks, this night market is for you. Featuring a great selection of awesomeness to choose from, including takoyaki (Japanese octopus balls), dragon’s beardcandy, deep fried Mars bars, and more. This year, the market has also added some new feature attractions, including a water walker and Richmond’s only mini-golf course. Open every Friday-Sunday through September 14.

Trout Lake Farmers Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Trout Lake Farmers Market – Photo Credit – Jay Banks

West End Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ 1100 block Comox St, across from Nelson Park, West End, downtown Vancouver
Burnaby Farmers’ Market
; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ North Parking Lot at Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Parkway), Burnaby
River District Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ 8683 Kerr St, Vancouver
Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Lonsdale Quay (123 Carrie Cates Court), North Vancouver
Trout Lake Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-2:00PM @ John Hendry Park (13th Ave between Lakewood & Templeton), Vancouver
Free admission
Don’t miss this year’s fresh summer produce at our local farmers’ markets! Check out the markets every Saturday through October for the freshest seasonal produce and products. Featuring live entertainment and a variety of different vendors. A great place to bring the whole family!

15th Annual Art In The Garden Tour | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – 15th Annual Art In The Garden Tour

15th Annual Art In The Garden Tour; 12:00PM-5:00PM @ various gardens in North & West Vancouver
$1 admission per garden; admission collected at each venue
This year’s event will include 16 gardens, the artwork of 38 local visual artists working in a great variety of media and 32 musical performances in a myriad of genres – all to demonstrate and celebrate the wonderful talent in our midst.  Check the website for participating gardens.  On through June 1.

Coastal City Ballet: Coppelia; 7:30PM @ Surrey Arts Centre (6250 144 St), Surrey
$30; other pricing in effect
Coppélia concerns an inventor, Dr Coppelius, who has made a life-size dancing doll.  It is so lifelike that Franz, a village swain, becomes infatuated with it and sets aside his true heart’s desire, Swanhilde.  She shows him his folly by dressing as the doll, pretending to make it come to life and ultimately saving him from an untimely end at the hands of the inventor.  Tickets available on the website.

 


Sunday June 1st

 

Fair In The Square | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Fair In The Square

Fair In The Square; 11:00AM-2:00PM @ Victory Square Park (E Hastings St at Cambie St), Gastown, downtown Vancouver
Free
Celebrate your neighbours in the inner city with a family friendly BBQ and live concerts!  There will be face painting, an artisan market, a community fair, and a Kids Zone for the young ones.  Check the link for more details.

17th European Festival; 11:00AM-6:00PM @ Swangard Stadium (3883 Imperial Way), Burnaby
$15-20; other pricing in effect
Highlighting the best of European culture and tradition – giving you a taste of that great “Old Continent” right in your own backyard!  Check the website for the full schedule of events, including live performances all day and night long.

Karen Flamenco - Swan Lake | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Karen Flamenco – Swan Lake

Karen Flamenco: Swan Lake; 3:00PM @Vancouver Playhouse (600 Dunsmuir St), downtown Vancouver
$32.50; other pricing in effect
The classic love story of mistaken identity and vengeance in Swan Lake.  The company will place their flamenco stamp on this romantic tale with long ruffled skirts instead of tutu’s. Tchaikovsky’s instantly recognizable music will have an addition of flamenco guitar to give it a Spanish flare. This timeless story of good against evil lends itself perfectly to the passion and intensity of flamenco.

15th Annual Art In The Garden Tour; 12:00PM-5:00PM @ various gardens in North & West Vancouver
$1 admission per garden; admission collected at each venue
This year’s event will include 16 gardens, the artwork of 38 local visual artists working in a great variety of media and 32 musical performances in a myriad of genres – all to demonstrate and celebrate the wonderful talent in our midst.  Check the website for participating gardens.

Wicked | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Wicked (Broadway Across Canada)

Wicked; 2:00PM & 7:30PM @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie St), downtown Vancouver
$56.15-180.90
The untold story of the witches of Oz.  Long before Dorothy drops in, two other girls meet in the land of Oz. One, born with emerald-green skin, is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. WICKED tells the story of their remarkable odyssey, how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.  On through June 29.

Agewell Chataqua Project: Workshops & Dialogues; 11:00AM-4:00PM @ Performing Arts Lounge (300-581 Cardero St), downtown Vancouver
Free; all ages, pre-registration required
Movement and theatre, puppetry, storytelling, and music workshops, all designed to explore our stories and perceptions about our own and others’ aging.  Tell a story, make a puppet, move and make music.  No experience necessary! Be prepared for laughter and perhaps, new insights.  Check the link for more.  Today: puppetry and music.

City of Bhangra Festival - Bhangra Village | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – City of Bhangra Festival (facebook)

City of Bhangra Festival: Bhangra Village; 1:30PM @ TD Engagement Centre, SFU Surrey City Centre Library (10350 University Dr), Surrey
Free
The first of two events (second is in Vancouver on June 5) focusing on the academic/intellectual aspects of the bhangra movement.  A space for local and international artists, performers, community members, and bhangra enthusiasts to connect and share ideas.

VSO: Messenger of the Gods; 8:00PM @ Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St at Seymour St), downtown Vancouver
$30; other pricing in effect

Can music convey messages?  Korndorf does so through the purifying influence of Amoroso.  In Gilbert’s Surenchères the message is formed in the listener’s perception, while in Hamel’s Wings of Mercury the subject is the messenger himself.  Henze composed his work The White Rose to the memory of those who resisted the Nazi regime in Germany and musical messenger Bjarnason guides us from the earthly to the ethereal with the help of VSO cellist Janet Steinberg in Bow to String.

Richmond Night Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – Richmond Night Market

Richmond Night Market; 7:00PM-11:00PM @ 8351 River Rd, next to River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
Richmond’s biggest night market is back with this year’s theme: Candyland (and the giant rubber duck). Featuring over 125 vendors and food stalls to satisfy all your night market needs. On through every Friday-Sunday and holiday Monday nights through October 13. We recommend taking public transportation (Canada Line to Bridgeport Station) instead of driving!

A Life of Joy & Peace; 2:00PM @ Chan Centre for the Performing Art (6265 Cresecent Rd), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Free
This lecture by the Abbot President of Dharma Drum Mountain Venerable Guo Dong will introduce concepts and methods of Chan (Zen) practice to help you explore your own spiritual growth, and cultivate your innate wisdom in daily life.  Through easy to follow practices, learn how changing your way of thinking can bring happiness to yourself and others, and leads to a more joyful and peaceful life.  Call 604.277.1357 for free tickets, or arrive before 1:45PM to guarantee a seat.

International Summer Night Market | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – International Summer Night Market

International Summer Night Market; 7:00PM-11:00PM @ 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
$2 admission; other pricing in effect
If you like late night snacks, this night market is for you. Featuring a great selection of awesomeness to choose from, including takoyaki (Japanese octopus balls), dragon’s beardcandy, deep fried Mars bars, and more. This year, the market has also added some new feature attractions, including a water walker and Richmond’s only mini-golf course. Open every Friday-Sunday through September 14.

Ambleside Farmers Market; 10:00AM-3:00PM @ Ambleside (1500 block Bellevue), West Vancouver
Kitsilano Farmers’ Market; 10:00AM-2:00PM @ 2690 Larch St at W 10th Ave, Vancouver
Coquitlam Farmers’ Market; 9:00AM-1:00PM @ Dogwood Pavilion (624 Poirier St at Winslow Ave), Coquitlam
Free admission
Don’t miss this year’s fresh summer produce at our local farmers’ markets! Check out the market every Sunday through October for the freshest seasonal produce and products. Featuring live entertainment and a variety of different vendors. Don’t miss the special Shop With A Chef tour at 11:30AM at Kitsilano this week with the chefs from Cooking Journeys. A great place to bring the whole family!

Cirque du Soleil - TOTEM | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Cirque du Soleil – TOTEM

Cirque du Soleil: TOTEM; times vary @ The Big White Top, Concord Pacific Place (88 Pacific Blvd), Vancouver
$50+, other pricing in effect; VIP packages available
A fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind. TOTEM traces the journey of the human species from its original amphibian state to its ultimate desire to fly. Inspired by many founding myths, TOTEM illustrates, through a visual and acrobatic language, the evolutionary progress of species. On select days through June 29; some tickets available at Tickets Tonight.

Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour: E. Pauline Johnson; 1:00PM-3:00PM, meet @ Lost Lagoon viewing plaza at foot of Alberni St, downtown Vancouver
$10 cash, drop in
Johnson loved, routinely visited and wrote about Stanley Park. Hers is the only marked grave in the park.  Walk the shores where she paddled her canoe, visit the body of water she wrote a poem about and then named “Lost Lagoon”, follow the forest trails she walked and visit her final resting place, the iconic Pauline Johnson Monument.

EAT! Vancouver | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Photo Credit – EAT! Vancouver (facebook)

EAT! Vancouver; 10:00AM-5:00PM @ BC Place Stadium (777 Pacific Blvd), downtown Vancouver
$15 online, other pricing in effect; VIP packages and culinary classes available
The ultimate food expo!  EAT! Vancouver encompasses unique food experiences, culinary classes,celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and culinary competitions, diverse food, beverage and cooking related exhibits, and fantastic shopping opportunities.  On through June 1.

Vancouver Craft Beer Week; times vary @ various venues in Vancouver
Pricing varies
Annual festival showcasing the best local and international craft brewed beers.  This year’s festival has events in more than 30 venues across the city!  On through June 7.  Check the website for the full schedule.

Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden | Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden – Photo Credit – Vikki Leung (instagram)

Salt Walks: Three Movements; 2:00PM-3:45PM @ Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
By donation
In August 2013, Vancouver artist Randy Lee Cutler hosted a series of performative walks through Chinatown exploring the enduring relationship that civilizations have had with salt.  Cutler hosted local shopkeepers and guests to speak about different aspects of sodium chloride whether as a flavour, a remedy, or a molecular formation.  Head out to the Garden  for the premiere screening of the video work documenting the experience of these original walks, followed by a salt tasting led by Cutler.  More details at the link.

 


More events on our events calendar here and here. Where will you be this weekend? Leave a comment below, or tweet me at @vikkiwkl!


 

Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments are closed for this post

5 Responses to Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

  1. Dance enthusiasts of all ages and from across the Lower Mainland will take the Bell Performing Arts Centre by storm on July 5th, 2014 with Summer Funk, presented by Shiamak Davar International (Vancouver). Summer Funk is a celebratory culmination of a unique eleven-week recreational dance workshop offered by Shiamak’s instructors in Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, and Burnaby. This year’s revelry brings together a talented group of dance devotees, ages four to sixty-four, to share a memorable selection of Shiamak’s trademark Bollywood Jazz songs and dance . This year’s Summer Funk theme is “COLORS” which will come alive on stage through interesting dance movement, creative themes & concepts and of course bright costumes and properties. This July also marks the 10th Anniversary of Shiamak’s Summer Funk in Vancouver, so get ready for a special celebration!! This dance event offers a rare opportunity to see parents and their children, as well as couples and friends perform together like stars on a professional stage in front of a huge – thousand plus – audience. It’s what makes this event so special – for both audiences and performers alike. The show will start at 6pm. Tickets sales start from Monday June 16th onwards. Call 604-507-6355 to reserve your seats. For more information about Summer Funk, like our Facebook Page (Shiamak Vancouver) and follow us on twitter (@shiamakvanc) for more updates

  2. Vancouver is the best places to visit in our lifetime, here you shared an useful information and things to do in Vancouver.

  3. Here you shared an really useful things to do in while visiting vancouver, as a traveler i found really useful information from your post. thanks for it.

  4. Nice collection of things that do in vancouver places, looks so good to read. keep posting this kind of stuffs.

  5. Nice to enjoy the time like this kind of places.