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7 things to do in Vancouver today: Monday, May 20

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Daniel Chai May 17, 2019 5:00 am

Happy Victoria Day, everyone! Wrap up your long weekend with The Mechanics of Motion, Pint of Science Vancouver, and these seven things to do on Monday, May 20

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

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French Moderns Exhibition: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950

French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950/Vancouver Art Gallery

What: Running now through May 20, the exhibition showcases a collection of mesmerizing sculptures, paintings, and drawings, from the Brooklyn Museum. You can expect to see works of art by legends like Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Edgar Degas, Édouard Manet, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Auguste Rodin, and more.

When: Now to May 20, 2019
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery — 750 Hornby Street
Price: Ranging from $6.50 to $24 — Tickets available via Vancouver Art Gallery

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s G2K Cinderella

What: Celebrate Victoria Day at the Granville Island Stage. Join Children’s Theatre of Richmond’s G2K production of the award-winning musical Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.”

When: Now to Saturday, May 25, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Granville Island Stage – 1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

The Mechanics of Motion

What: David Dumbrell’s work, directly inspired by the great 18th-century Swiss automaton artists, combines the skills of wood sculpting, metalworking and creativity of design and concept with the complexity of engineering and electronics.

In his second show with Crafted Vancouver and third solo show, he invites visitors “behind the curtain” to view his crafting process and the inner workings of his complex and captivating automata. Selected artist notebooks, sketches, tools, working videos, and partially complete automaton pieces will be on display, along with Dumbrell’s newest kinetic sculpture creations.

When: Now to Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time: 12 to 5 pm daily
Where: Visualspace Gallery – 3352 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online, Free

Granville Island Public Market

Granville Island Public Market on May 10, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada (Julien Hautcoeur/Shutterstock)

Granville Island Public Market (Julien Hautcoeur/Shutterstock)

What: Open year-round and boasting stalls of fresh, colourful produce, homemade products, and some tasty must-try eats. From the ocean, oven, or field — Granville Market has got it all. Grab items to-go or order some grub from one of the many established food vendors at this indoor market, you’re going to leave happy and full.

When: Open year round seven days a week
Time: 9 am to 7 pm
Where: 1661 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
Admission: Free

Pint Of Science Vancouver

What: Pint of Science will be in Vancouver for the first time on May 20-22. Eager to learn more about science while having a beer? Enjoy a drink and let the speakers blow your mind with their latest scientific discoveries during two presentations per night and per brewery. This year themes are: Beautiful mind (The Pint), But what is happening in your brain?, Our body (St Regis Bar and Grill), Ours but so mysterious, Planet Earth (Brewhall and Mahony & Sons), Beloved endangered host.

When: Monday, May 20 to Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online, Free

Victoria Day

What: Burnaby Village Museum is celebrating Victoria Day in grand style. Come enjoy the special entertainment and activities – all day long. Climb onboard the electric tram, enjoy a ride on the carousel, watch the blacksmith working in the forge, and more.

When: Monday, May 20, 2019
Time: 11 am 4:30 pm
Where: Burnaby Village Museum & Carousel – 6501 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
Admission: Admission is free and carousel rides are $2.65.

White Rock Farmers’ Market

What: Live music, over 80 vendors, and great local produce and food products make the White Rock Farmers’ Market a great community event for South Surrey and White Rock.

When: Every Monday from now to October 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: 15154 Russell Avenue (Beside Whaling Wall) in White Rock
Admission: Free

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