10 can't-miss club nights in Vancouver this May

Apr 25 2017, 11:20 pm

Get the bottles popping and the feet moving! Here’s Daily Hive’s checklist of can’t miss club nights out taking place in and around Vancouver this May.

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

Heat Fridays Ladies night at Twelvewest: Cinco de Mayo Edition

  • What: Vancouver’s hottest ladies’ night spices it up with a huge Cinco de Mayo celebration, with resident Heat DJs J-Fresh and Johnny Jover on the decks.
  • Where: Twelvewest – 1219 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 5 from 9:30 pm to 3 am

Digitalistic: Daft Punk Inspired Party

  • What: The Fox presents a dance party dedicated to Daft Punk! DJs Trevor Risk and Waspy will spin everything from Daft Punk, to Eurodisco and just about everything else inbetween.
  • Where: The Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 6 at 10:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $8

Joe Goddard (of Hot Chip)

Joe Goddard

Image: Joe Goddard / Facebook

  • What: Joe Goddard of Hot Chip plays his new album Electric Lines with guests. Hot Chip are an English indietronica band formed in London in 2000. They have released six studio albums and have been nominated for the Mercury Prize.
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 10 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $20-$25

EMBRVCE Fridays Grand Opening: Jaykode

  • What: Known for his “Classical Bass” style of production, LA-based DJ/Producer JayKode performs at VENUE for the grand opening of EMBRVCE Fridays. EMBRVCE Fridays is a new night dedicated to shining a light on emerging artists, new music, and the culture that goes along with it.
  • Where: VENUE – 881 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 12 at 10 pm to 3 am
  • RSVP: Online, Free


  • What: HARD godfather DESTRUCTO returns to Vancouver. Destructo (Gary Richards) began DJing and producing in the early 90s in Los Angeles, most notably creating RaveAmerica at Knotts Berry Farm.
  • Where: Celebrities – 1022 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 13 at 10 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $15


  • What: The long weekend getdown begins “live” with Luscious Moov soulful grooves. DJ Luis keeps it frisky with funk, disco and house mixes. Celebrate and bust out your inner diva.
  • Where: XYYVR – 1216 Bute Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 18 at 9 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Too Many Zooz

  • What: New York City’s Too Many Zooz is Leo Pellegrino (baritone saxophone), Matt Doe (trumpet) and David “King of Sludge” Parks (drums). They gained fame when a video of one of their subway performances, recorded by a passer-by at Union Station, went viral on YouTube in March 2014. The band has released three EPs and their first full-length studio album titled Subway Gawdz in June 2016.
  • Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 19 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $22.50-$27


  • What: The Rickshaw has compiled a line up of Top DJs to kick up the bass with some added PK Sound equipment and a massive lightshow. SPRVNG EDM is in collaboration with the U.C.A.S.S sound crew, Jonas Love Events, SBR CRTL, Madd Jamm Productions, and GQ Production.
  • Where: Rickshaw Theatre – 254 E Hastings, Vancouver
  • When: May 20 from 7 pm to 1 am
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$60

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 ouput 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



Image: Smokepurpp / Facebook

  • What: Miami rapper Smokepurpp presents an early, all ages show with support from ACdatyoungnigga and Hermit with DJs COLD TVRKEY and ANGST and hosted by Didn’t Die.
  • Where: Fortune Sound Club – 147 East Pender Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 26 at 7:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $20