7 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, May 26

May 21 2017, 2:49 pm

Turn it up, Vancouver – it’s Friday! Kickstart yours with our checklist of seven things to do today, including a Mount Pleasant Art Walk, Vancouver Craft Beer Week, and more.

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

Barn Burner 2017

  • What: A night of music and dancing featuring Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts Band, Odds, Rich Hope, Wild Honey and other special guests. All proceeds from the Barn Burner will benefit Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation and extend their partnership with Jack.org. Together, they will improve youth mental health along the North Shore and Sea to Sky corridor.
  • Where: Imperial Vancouver – 319 Main Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 26 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $75

ROVE – A Mount Pleasant Art Walk


Image: ROVE / Facebook

  • What: ROVE invites participants to tour artist’s studios and galleries in the Mount Pleasant neighbourhood from 6 to 10 pm. The official ROVE after party starts at 10 pm at the Projection Room at Fox Cabaret (2321 Main St); bring your ROVE map to get in for free.
  • Where: Various studios and galleries in Mount Pleasant
  • When: May 26 from 6 to 10 pm
  • Cost: Free


  • 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

So there I was, drunk

  • What: A comedy storytelling experience featuring some of Vancouver’s funniest local comedians. Each telling their own unique story involving having a few too many drinks. Presented by Karl Sullivan and Jordan Ducharme.
  • Where: The Biltmore Cabaret – 2755 Prince Edward Street, Vancouver
  • When: May 26 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Accelerate Recovery: A Climber’s Talk, feat. Mary B.

  • What: Learn more about the effect of physical exercise on the body, and how to minimize the recovery time from a climbing session by replenishing energy stores and helping the body repair muscle. Plus, get some good ideas for foods to eat after a climbing session to encourage replenishment & repair.
  • Where: The Hive Bouldering Gym – 520 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver
  • When: May 26 at 6 pm
  • Tickets: Free

Vancouver Craft Beer Week 2017

Vancouver Craft Beer Week


  • What: Nearly 100 breweries will be pouring at one time or another as part of the 10 days of craft beer programming. From epic tasting sessions to special parties and the big festival, VCBW 2017 has something for every kind of big time beer lover.
  • Where: May 26 to June 4
  • When: Various locations in Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online

New Works at Night: OURO Collective

  • What: OURO is an eclectic, Vancouver-based dance collective that uses hip-hop, waacking, breaking, popping and contemporary dance as the foundation for the creation and production of new work. This season, OURO Collective expands on their research over the past two years to create their first full-length work, TANGENT.
  • Where: The Annex – 823 Seymour Street – 2nd floor, Vancouver
  • When: May 25 and 26 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $5-$20
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