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20 things to do in Vancouver this weekend

DH Vancouver Staff May 06, 2016 3:01 pm

Vancouver, brace yourselves: it’s going to be a stunning weekend. The sun is out for the next seven days, along with weather in the mid-twenties, making it perfect to get out and enjoy the city.

Here are 20 things to do in Vancouver this weekend.

Saturday, May 7

Playland Opening Day

  • What: Playland at the PNE will open for the season this Saturday, when it flings open its gates to thrill seekers at 10 a.m.
  • Where: 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, May 7; 10 a.m.

Said the Whale

  • What: Vancouver-based indie rock band Said the Whale is coming to The Fox Cabaret this weekend.
  • Where: The Fox Cabaret – 2321 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, May 7; doors open at 8 p.m.

Sushi and the City

  • What: Learn how to make delicious sushi and sashimi dishes with recipes and techniques taught by distinguished sushi chefs with recipes that hail from the world’s finest Japanese restaurants.
  • Where: Multiple locations. Check the website for more information.
  • When: Saturday, May 7

Vancouver Bird Week

  • What: To kick off bird week, the City of Vancouver is hosting a bird-themed plant sale at the UBC Botanical Gardens this Saturday.
  • Where: UBC Botanical Gardens – 6804 Marine Drive SW, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, May 7

Comedy Basement Saturdays at Goldies

  • What: Comics take the stage at Goldies this Saturday.
  • Where: Goldies Pizza – 605 West Pender Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, May 7; 8 p.m.

Bloom Spring Market Mother’s Day

  • What: Shop local and handmade from 28+ talented artisans.
  • Where: Fort Langley Community Hall – 9167 Glover Road, Langley
  • When: Saturday, May 7; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Got Craft? Spring Edition

  • What: Discover over 70 handmade makers at Vancouver’s largest indie craft market.
  • Where: The Pipe Shop Building – 115 Victory Shop Way, North Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, May 7-8; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Natural Wellness Career & Jobs Fair

  • What: Join us for the third annual Natural Wellness Career & Jobs Fair, for those interested in careers or jobs in everything from nutrition to chiropractic to naturopathic medicine.
  • Where: UBC Robson Square – 800 Robson Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, May 7; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Strathcona Art Photowalk

  • What: This photowalk will take you back in time admiring the beautiful details of the buildings in Strathcona and learning how to use your camera to create stunning photographs.
  • Where: Meet in front of Benny’s Market – 598 Union Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, May 7; 10 a.m.

Tian Jin Festival

  • What: Attend our annual cultural festival to enjoy inspiring performances in the fine arts, participate in family-friendly activities, eat authentic Taiwanese cuisine, and check out the free health clinic offered upstairs.
  • Where: 3426 Smith Avenue, Burnaby
  • When: Saturday, May 7; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 8

Spend Time With Mom

  • What: Whether you plan to take her out or just spend a quiet day in, spending time with mom on Mother’s Day is the thing to do.
  • Where: Wherever your mom wants!
  • When: Sunday, May 8

Kitsilano Farmers’ Market

  • What: Shop for fresh, local items at Kitsilano’s Farmers’ Market on opening day.
  • Where: 2690 Larch Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, May 8; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Open Studio Drop-In

  • What: Drop by Branscombe House anytime between noon and 4:00 pm to visit Rhonda Weppler and get a “behind the scenes” look at the processes involved in her creative work.
  • Where: 4900 Steveston Highway, Richmond
  • When: Sunday, May 8; noon to 4 p.m.

The East Van Bazaar: Mother’s Day Edition

  • What: Join us this May 8th (bring your mom too!) to celebrate and explore a thriving community of local artists, artisans, makers, shakers, doers and dreamers.
  • Where: The WISE Hall – 1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, May 8; noon to 5 p.m.

Maya Angelou and Still I Rise

  • What: A film about the life and art of Maya Angelou.
  • Where: Vancity Theatre – 1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, May 8; 5:30 p.m.

The Hot Mammas

  • What: Listen to The Hot Mammas perform at Northwood United Church on Mother’s Day.
  • Where: Northwood United Church – 8855 156 Street, Surrey
  • When: Sunday, May 8; 4 to 5 p.m.

Mother’s Day: Pie Making Workshop

  • What: Together we’ll make somer perfect pastry and create a brilliant seasonal flavoured pie. This workshop is designed for Mother’s and Daughter’s to sign up together.
  • Where: The Pie Shoppe – 721 Gore Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, May 8; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Streetfight Improv

  • What: Streetfight is a hilarious hour of head to head short form improv that you don’t want to miss.
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, May 8; 7:30 p.m.

Crafty Comedy One Year Anniversary Show

  • What: An open mic night featuring some of the best newbies and seasoned comedians in the business.
  • Where: 12 Kings Pub – 395 Kingsway, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, May 8

Kev Corbett Live at Guilt & Co

  • What: Here Kev Corbett perform live at Guilt & Co, or listen on Roundhouse Radio.
  • Where: Guilt & Co – 1 Alexander Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, May 8; 9 p.m.


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