10 things to do in Vancouver: Sunday, May 21

May 15 2017, 5:24 pm

The long weekend rolls on in Vancouver! From Chinatown to Yaletown and beyond, check out our 10 things to do in Vancouver this Sunday, May 21.

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


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  • What: A free family festival centered around Engine 374, the engine that pulled the first transcontinental train into Vancouver on May 23, 1887 and sealed the deal for British Columbia joining Canada. There will be children’s activities and crafts, a brass band, and plenty of photo opportunities.
  • Where: Bonsor 55+ Seniors Centre – 6533 Nelson Ave, Burnaby
  • When: May 21 from noon to 3 pm
  • Cost: Free

Oasis Shaughnessy 8 km & 5 km Poker Walk

  • What: Certified 5 km and 8 km  course running through the undulating, historic, residential streets of Shaughnessy and Kerrisdale. Medals to top three finishers in each age group category (men and women).
  • Where: Kerrisdale Arena – 41st and East Blvd., Vancouver
  • When: May 21 at 8:30 am

LOVE SHACK! A Live Band Burlesque Tribute to The B-52’s!

  • What: Kitty Nights wraps up their season and kicks off your Summer of Lovin’ with a Live Band Burlesque Tribute to The B-52’s. Beehives, miniskirts and shagadelic, swingin’ fun abound as our Hot & Heavy Band kicks out your favourite B-52’s hits live onstage at The Biltmore accompanying the wild antics of a bevvy of fun-lovin’ burlesque beauties.
  • Where: Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 21 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $12

20 Years of Nordic Trax

  • What: The year 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of Luke McKeehan’s globally recognized Nordic Trax label, and if recent output is any indication, the music has never been better. DJ and radio support continues to pour in for NT releases from the likes of Luciano, Kenny Dope, Mark Farina and many more.
  • Where: The Imperial – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 21 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $33.75

Sweat Club: Cardio Fusion with Rene

  • What: A one hour class with Rene Picard that uses all different modalities to tone the body. Appropriate for all levels, expect to use and learn continuous movement and heart pumping yoga moves, pilates moves and more. Please bring a Yoga mat, towel, and water. No socks or shoes necessary.
  • Where: RYO Apparel – 1745 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: May 21 and 22 at 10 am
  • Cost: Free

Exploring Vancouver’s Chinatown

Chinese Canadian Historical Society of British Columbia‎

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  • What:  The cultural landscape of Vancouver is changing. Join John Atkin & Bob Sung on a free walking tour and explore Vancouver’s Cultural Landscape in relation to the past, present and future. This event is part of the 2017 Vancouver Asian Heritage Month.
  • Where: Chinese Cultural Centre, 50 East Pender Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 21 at 11 am
  • Cost: Free

Roedde House Classical Series Presents: Double Reed Revelry

  • What: Enjoy the unique and lyrical character of the double reed woodwind instruments, with oboist Beth Orson and bassoonist Julia Lockhart. This evocative program, entitled Double Reed Revelry, includes beautiful works by J.S. Bach, François Coupérin, Camille Saint-Saëns, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, and more.
  • Where: Roedde House Museum – 1415 Barclay Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 21 at 6 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $12-15

5 on 5: Indoor Ultimate Tournament

  • What: Langara Ultimate presents an Indoor Ultimate Tournament. Register as singles, doubles or triples, with at least one female in doubles or triples. Every team will receive a gift pack provided by our sponsors, and complimentary concession will be available for players.
  • Where: Sunset Community Centre -6810 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 21 from 9:15 am to 4:15 pm
  • Registration: Online, $10 for singles, $17 for doubles, $25 for triples

Good ‘Nuff Pop Off/Up

  • What: Good ‘Nuf – Repairs + Alterations presents a backyard pop-up store and an open mic music jam. Good ‘Nuf aims to keep fabrics in use, upcycle the ones that can’t be used, and find homes for all the ones that aren’t in use.
  • Where: The Matador – 3017 Copley Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 21 from 12 to 6 pm
  • Cost: Free

Grandview Lanes Adults Only Bowling Charity Event

  • What: May is McBowl month, and Grandview Lanes is holding an adults only bowling night in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities in BC. There will be bowling, food, beer specials, prizes and a swag bag for the group organizer. Proceeds from this event will be added to the McBowl Campaign.
  • Where: Grandview Lanes – 2195 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: May 21 from 7 to 11 pm
  • Cost: Each lane is $300 for up to 6 adults. You may bring up to two extra people for $50 each.
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