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10 things to do in Vancouver: Saturday, May 19

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Daniel Chai May 18, 2018 5:00 am 2,049

Live it up this long weekend! We’ve got the Vancouver Aquarium pop-up at Tsawassen Mills, The Science of Pixar, Vancouver KPop Con, and more – here are ten fun things to do today, Saturday, May 19.

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

Vancouver Aquarium pop-up during May Long Weekend at Tsawwassen Mills

Vancouver Aquarium pop-up/Tsawwassen Mills

  • What: The aquarium’s pop-up at the mall will include live marine animal touching sessions, as well as artifacts like polar bear and grizzly pelts. There’s also going to be a marine-themed colouring area, marine-themed face painting, and photo opportunities with Ollie the Otter mascot at select times. Plus, you can enter to win one of two family packs to Vancouver Aquarium while you’re there. You can also download the e-savings booklet online for shopping throughout the mall, enjoy other entertainment, and more.
  • When: Saturday, May 19 to Monday, May 21, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 9 pm (Saturday and Monday), 10 am to 7 pm (Sunday)
  • Where: Tsawwassen Mills Mall – 5000 Canoe Pass Way, Delta
  • Admission: Free

Fort Langley Beer & Food Festival

  • What: Celebrate and enjoy the best of the Fraser Valley with live music, craft breweries, local food vendors, and much more right outside the wooden walls of the Fort Langley National Historic Site.
  • When: Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 6 pm
  • Where: Fort Langley National Historic Site of Canada – 23433 Mavis Avenue, Langley
  • Tickets: Online, $31.50 – $120

Vancouver Virtual Reality Film Festival

  • What: This year YVRFF, will once again be featuring a wide array of acclaimed films from 19 countries around the globe, including some of the best VR studios on the West Coast. A definite highlight of the festival will be the showing of “Coco VR”—Pixar’s debut of its first VR film.
  • When: Now to Sunday, May 20, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: CBC Studio 700 – Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: starting at $25, buy online

Forest Fairy Gathering

  • What:  Visit the “Gnome Depot” to get construction material for your fairy home. Enjoy free face painting and be prepared for a magical time. Fairy attire welcome.
  • When: Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Burnaby Lake Regional Park – Meet at Burnaby Lake Nature House, 4519 Piper Ave, Burnaby
  • Admission: Free

Tagore Spring Festival 2018

  • What: The 4th Annual Tagore Spring Festival is a multicultural celebration of spring through live music, dance and poetry. Artists from different backgrounds will perform presentations highlighting their traditions and heritages. The event is inspired by Nobel-laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s idea of cultural diversity and pluralism.
  • When: Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Time: 7 to 9 pm
  • Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Admission: By donation / Pay-it-forward

2018 Vancouver Comics Arts Festival

  • What: A two-day celebration of comics and graphic novels and their creators, including an exhibition and vendor fair featuring hundreds of creators from around the world.
  • When: Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Where: Roundhouse Community Centre – 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
  • Admission: Free

Talent Time: Fundraising Party & Screening

  • What: A Talent Time party with a screening of the 10 Year Polka Party episode, live performances, silent auction, and music by show-runners Ace Martens and Paul Anthony. The event will help raise funds for the hopeful relaunch of the show in September.
  • When: Saturday, May 19, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: China Cloud Gallery – 524 Main Street, Vancouver
  • Admission$5-$10 sliding scale

Shred for a Cause Ski Day

  • What: Shred for a Cause Ski Day is raising funds for Zero Ceiling, a non-profit which makes a difference in the lives of youth experiencing homelessness, through providing opportunities including mountain experiences and sports. The full-day event, which takes place on May 19, includes transportation to and from Whistler Blackcomb, ski lift pass, lunch with a beer (for 19+ participants only), a raffle ticket with incredible prizes, and a day filled with end of winter fun.
  • When: Saturday, May 18, 2018
  • Time: 8 am to 7:30 pm
  • Where: Whistler Blackcomb
  • Tickets: Online, $79 to $150

The Science Behind Pixar Vancouver 2018

The Science Behind Pixar

Mike and Sulley from Pixar’s ‘Monsters, Inc.’ at The Science Behind Pixar exhibition. (Pixar Animation Studios / Museum of Science, Boston)

  • What: The Science Behind Pixar, featuring over 40 interactive elements, was created by the Museum of Science, Boston and Pixar Animation Studios. The upcoming exhibition in Vancouver will be broken into eight distinct sections, with each focusing on a step of Pixar’s filming making process: modelling, rigging, surfaces, sets and cameras, animation, simulation, lighting, and rendering. The activities and exhibits are inspired by some of Pixar’s most acclaimed films, including Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo, and WALL-E. Attendees will also have photo opportunities with human-size recreations of famous Pixar characters, such as Buzz Lightyear, Dory, Mike and Sulley, Edna Mode, and WALL-E.
  • When: Saturday, May 19, 2018, to Sunday, January 6, 2019
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Science World – 1455 Quebec Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

Vancouver Kpop Con

  • What: The Vancouver Kpop Con is the first expansion of the popular Toronto convention that’s been held annually since 2015. The two-day convention is a celebration of all things Kpop. Fans will be able to gather together to hang out, access official merchandise, and listen to performances by Korean artists.
  • When: Saturday, May 19 to Sunday, May 20, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Hard Rock Casino Vancouver – 2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online
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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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