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10 things to do in Vancouver: Sunday, May 14

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Daniel Chai May 13, 2017 11:38 pm 880

Happy Mother’s Day! From ballet to Whitecaps FC 2 and more, check out our 10 things to do in Vancouver this Sunday, May 14.

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Paint Night with Mom

  • What: Listen to music, relax and paint with mom at Zealous Art. Bring your friends and the whole family along for a fun evening being creative. No experience needed, and yes there will be wine to enjoy.
  • Where: Zealous Art – #104 20218 Fraser Highway, Langley
  • When: May 14 at 5 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $35. Includes a 12 x 16 canvas, a glass of wine, use of all art supplies and 2 hours art instruction.

Artisan Jewellery Show & Sale

  • What: The 4th Annual Mother’s Day Artisan Jewellery Show & Sale, hosted by the Creative Jewellers Guild of BC. Come browse, shop and meet the 18 artisans selling one of a kind pieces.
  • Where: VanDusen Botanical Garden – 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 14 from 10 am to 6 pm
  • Admission: Free

Whitecaps FC 2 vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks

Whitecaps FC 2

Image: Whitecaps FC 2 / Facebook

  • What: Vancouver Whitecaps’ United Soccer League affiliate faces off against the Switchbacks.
  • Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre – 2555 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
  • When: May 14 at 3 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $13

Urban Thai Bistro mother’s day buffet

  • What: This year Mother’s Day falls on May 14 and your mom’s bound to be hungry. Since she’s so special, take her somewhere with a little spice like Urban Thai Bistro and their Thai buffet for less than $30 per person.
  • Where: Urban Thai Bistro – 1119 Hamilton Street
  • When: May 14 from 11:30 am – 10:30 pm
  • Cost: Adult: $28.95, Children: $12.95

4th Annual Mother’s Day Portrait Studio at Lougheed Town Centre

  • What: The best moms deserve special treatment. Bring Mom to Lougheed Town Centre’s 4th annual Mother’s Day portrait studio to enjoy an afternoon of pampering and giveaways. Moms will glam up with hair and makeup touch ups by Chatters and The Body Shop before their photo under a beautiful greenery arch. Enjoy live music from Sophia Danai while the kids are crafting up cards for Mom. The event is by donation and all proceeds benefit the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation in support of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
  • Where: Lougheed Town Centre – 9855 Austin Ave, Burnaby
  • When: May 13 and 14 from noon to 3pm
  • Cost: By Donation

Alaria’s Fiddle

  • What: Alaria’s Fiddle is a full-length musical theatre performance developed by the Smithers-based Valley Youth Fiddlers in collaboration with master fiddlers from across Canada. Alaria’s Fiddle is a fictional tale about a young girl who lives with her mother on an isolated lighthouse on the west coast of Canada.
  • Where: BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts – 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver
  • When: May 14 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, $10-$15

Fairmont Mother’s Day Run

  • What: A 3 km, 5 km and 10 km run and walk starting in Stanley Park and finishing at the Olympic Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza. Moms will be greeted at the finish line with a commemorative scarf, and all family members are welcome. Event includes a Finish Line Festival, kid’s activities, champagne giveaways, and more. In support of  Make-A-Wish BC & Yukon.
  • Where: Ceperley Park in Stanley Park
  • When: May 14 at 9 am

Mother’s Day Tea on the Train

  • What: Port Moody Heritage Society’s Mother’s Day Tea on the Train. Featuring an extensive tea selection, hot drinks, and treats from COBS Bread. Presented by the Port Moody Station Museum
  • Where: Port Moody Station Museum – 2734 Murray Street, Port Moody
  • When: May 14 from 10:30 to 11:30 am, 1 to 2 pm, and 2:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Register: Call 604-939-1648 or email [email protected] $10 children, $15 adults

Festival du Ballet

Festival Du Ballet

Image: Festival Du Ballet

  • What: See the talents and abilities of up-and-coming ballet dancers from across the Lower Mainland during the Festival du Ballet. Ranging in age from 3 to 21, dancers compete in the categories of classical, pointe, demi-character, contemporary ballet, interpretive, modern, repertoire, and adult.
  • Where: Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • When: May 14 to 17
  • Tickets: At the door, $3 per day, programs $5

String of Pearls – Tomo Suru Players

  • What: There’s an interesting quirk to this production—String of Pearls stars Kelly Sheridan, otherwise known as the voice of Barbie from all of your childhood VHS tapes. The stories of more than 27 women, connected through a single pearl necklace, are portrayed by four talented actresses in this Mother’s Day weekend production.
  • Where: Studio 1398 – 1398 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
  • When: Now to May 14
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$25

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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