What: If you’re ready to reacquaint yourself with the rolls, drops, spins, and thrills that only Playland can offer, then you’re in luck! The always-popular amusement park located in East Vancouver opens its doors for weekend operation, beginning this Saturday, May 5. In total, there are 35 rides and attractions to enjoy, 14 of which offer an extreme experience for those who dare to ride them.
When: Open on weekends starting Saturday, May 5 until June 15 when it will open up during the week as well.
Time: 10 to 6 pm
Where: Playland at the PNE – Hastings Street just off Highway #1 West – Exit #26
What: An evening of wine tasting, culinary delights, and live jazz music to benefit Rotary Coats for Kids Campaign and other community projects. There will also be a silent auction, 50-50 draw, and local craft beer.
When: Saturday, May 05, 2018
Time: 7 pm
Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre – 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby
What: The event takes place at independent comic book shops all across North America, with thousands of locations around the continent participating in the celebration. This year, at least 48 different comics will be given out, including well-known titles like the Avengers, Captain America, Doctor Who, Pokemon, Riverdale, the Amazing Spiderman, and Star Wars, to name a few. In Vancouver, several shops will be celebrating with free books and special events.
What: The five-time Grammy Award-winner has sold more than 90 million albums worldwide, with US sales alone topping 34.5 million albums. Being the top-selling female country artist of all time, her most recent album NOW included the new singles “Life’s About to Get Good,” “Poor Me”, and “Swingin’ With My Eyes Closed.”
When: Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6, 2018, 2018
Time: Doors at 6:30 pm / Show at 7:30 pm
Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
What: With so many different titles available, it’s safe to say you’ll be able to find your next favourite work of fiction, or non-fiction, at a storybook price. Prices start at just 50 cents for paperbacks and $2 for hardcovers. Everything remaining will be half price on Saturday. Attendees are asked to bring their own bags to carry their new reads home in. Proceeds from the book sales support special library programs and projects.
When: Now to Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Vancouver Public Library central branch – 350 West Georgia
What: Burnaby Artisan Farmers’ Market features locally grown conventional and organic produce, prepared foods and crafts. There will also be live music every week, a used book exchange, a children’s play tent, games table and sitting area with local newspapers. Plus there are also food trucks featuring all kinds of delicious foods to eat right at the market.
When: Every Saturday from May 5 to October 27, 2018
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Where: North Parking Lot of Burnaby City Hall (4949 Canada Way at Deer Lake Pkwy)
What: Visitors come from near and far to sample artisan breads and preserves, stock up on free-range and organic eggs and meats, get the freshest, hard-to-find heirloom vegetables and taste the first Okanagan cherries and peaches of the season.
When: Every Saturday from Saturday, May 5 to Saturday, October 20, 2018