7 things to do in Vancouver today: Friday, May 4

Apr 26 2018, 7:10 pm

Happy Friday! Get the party started with our seven things to check out today, Friday, May 4. North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market, Kendrick Lamar, and more.

For more things happening around town be sure to check out our events section.

North Vancouver’s Shipyards Night Market

Shipyards Night Market 2018


  • What: Shipbuilders’ Square in North Vancouver will be transformed into a vibrant night market with 100+ vendors every Friday night. Gathering some of Vancouver’s best food vendors, this free event will feature a full farmers’ and artisan marketplace along with local food trucks and live entertainment.
  • When: Every Friday night from May 4 to September 28, 2018
  • When: 5 to 10 pm
  • Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
  • Admission: Free


  • What: Slushii returns to Vancouver with his There x2 Tour at Commodore Ballroom with special guest Volt.
  • When: Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Time: 11 pm
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom– 867 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $33.50

Nana Mouskouri Forever Young Tour

  • What: Greek singer Nana Mouskouri, one of the best-selling artists of all time, comes to River Rock for her Forever Young Tour. Throughout her career, she has sold 350 million albums, ranking second in best-selling female recording artists of all time. In 2018, Nana will celebrate her 60 years of success in music with the release of her 134th album.
  • When: Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: River Rock Casino Resort – 8811 River Road, Richmond
  • Tickets: Online, $99.50

Kendrick Lamar

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  • What: Kendrick Lamar on tour with Top Dawg Entertainment’s “TDE: THE CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR” complete with the label’s all-star roster including SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SiR, Lance Skiiiwalker and more to be announced.
  • When: Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Time: Doors 6:30 pm,  Show 7:30 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: via Ticketmaster

May Day Festival

  • What: The 95th annual May Day Festival features activities for the whole family. Plus enjoy the Opening Ceremony on May 4 and the Rotary May Day Parade and Leigh Square Block party on May 12.
  • When: Friday, May 4 to Sunday, May 13
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Various locations
  • Admission: Free

Beauty and the Beast Jr.

  • What: The students of MMP are proud to be presenting the classic Disney tale of Beauty and the Beast. Featuring songs from the animated classics and the Broadway sensation, this show is sure to bring a smile to your face.
  • When: Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Inlet Theatre – 100 Newport Drive Port Moody
  • Tickets: Online, $15

The Lust Jedi: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Adventure

  • What: Featuring a cast of 29 of Geekenders all-star nerdlesque performers, The Lust Jedi is the fourth instalment of the epic burlesque adventure saga. Expect a Vegas-style spectacular that combines striptease, comedy, dance, showgirls, vaudeville, nostalgia, and space.
  • When: Friday, May 4 to Sunday May 6, 2018
  • Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
  • Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20
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