7 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, May 19

May 12 2017, 6:53 pm

High fives, everyone – we made it to Friday! Start your weekend early with one of our seven things to do around Vancouver, including the Cloverdale Rodeo, Whistler’s GO Fest, and a presentation on the Housing Crisis.

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

Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair

  • What: One of North America’s longest running and most entertaining rodeos returns with competitions, live entertainment, and food and fun. The Cloverdale Invitational Rodeo will once again feature the world’s best Cowboys and Cowgirls as they compete for cash prizes.
  • Where: Cloverdale Fairgrounds – Agriplex Building – 6050 176 Street, Surrey
  • When: May 19 to 22
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$35

GO Fest – Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival

GO Fest Whistler

Image: GO Fest Whistler / Facebook

  • What: The fourth annual GO Fest, Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival, returns on the Victoria Day Long Weekend. Come and spend four days trying different outdoors activities in a beautiful outdoor setting. Also features concerts, film screenings and arts workshops.
  • Where: Venues across Whistler
  • When: May 19 to 22
  • Registration and Tickets: Online

Bianca Del Rio: Not Today Satan Comedy Show

  • What: Season 6 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, self-professed “clown in a gown”, Bianca Del Rio continues her world-wide stand-up comedy tour, Not Today Satan, for a second round across North America.
  • Where: The Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 19 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $49.50-$249

Alternatives to the Housing Crisis: Case Study Vienna

  • What: Using Vienna as a case study, this lecture explores the relationship of affordable housing to urban planning politics and will discuss historic and current housing policies. Touching upon the re-articulated model function of 1920s Red Vienna, Gabu Heindl will present her approach to combining strong claims (Setzungen) in public planning with a critique of paternalistic governance and with maintaining zones of contact with popular agency.
  • Where: Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre – Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
  • When: May 19 from 7 to 10 pm
  • Cost: Free

Too Many Zooz


Image: Too Many Zooz / Facebook

  • 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. 
  • Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 19 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $22.50-$27

Whistler’s Second Annual Gourmet Ride

  • What: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler is partnering with Bici Gusti for a second year of Whistler’s exciting Gourmet Ride. Bici Gusti invites people to an event that is family-friendly, it will feature delicious feasts and of course, cycling! This Gourmet Ride is a fabulous way to start the biking season and cyclists of all levels are welcome.
  • Where: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Whistler – 4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
  • When: May 19 to 21
  • Tickets: Online.

Twin Peaks Cabaret

  • What: Live music, costumes, performance, coffee, and pie. An evening of tribute to David Lynch’s iconic TV series. Featuring Melody Mangler, Lousie Burns, and more. Hosted by Michael John Unger.
  • Where: Fox Cabaret– 2321 Main Street
  • When: May 19 from 7 to 10:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $10-$50
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