Hello Friday, my old friend! The weekend is hours away, so get a headstart with our list of seven things to do around Vancouver today. From a pop queen to a Zero Waste Pop-Up Shop, there’s something for everyone.
What: Ariana Grande is on tour supporting her third studio album, Dangerous Woman, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 200. Grande began her career on Broadway before starring on the Nickelodeon series Victorious. More recently she guest-starred in an episode of Fox’s Scream Queens.
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
What: Western Canada’s largest Gem show features over 80 gem, mineral and jewellery vendors from across Canada and abroad. Browse the unique gems, fine crystals, rare fossils, handmade jewellery, fancy beads and findings, lapidary art, and more. Plus take in lectures and demos, chance to win hourly door prizes and more.
Image: R.C.N. officer questioning Japanese-Canadian fishermen while confiscating their boat / Library and Archives Canada
What: The Vancouver Maritime Museum is bringing an exhibition that will examine one of the most troubling manifestations of racism in BC’s history. That event was the seizure of up to 1,200 Japanese fishing vessels in 1941 eventually lead into the internment of all Japanese-Canadians across the country. The exhibition will feature various photographs, replica documents, and artifacts.
Where: Vancouver Maritime Museum – 1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver