10 things to do in Vancouver today: Saturday, May 11

May 9 2019, 1:59 pm

Start your Saturday with one of our picks of ten fun events happening around Vancouver today, May 11. West of Main Art Walk, Food Truck Festival, and more!

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

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Vancouver’s West of Main Art Walk

What: Explore the talents of more than 60 artists in the West of Main Art Walk. From Point Grey to Main Street and from Granville Island to 41st Avenue, you can tour studios and engage with artists — and buy their art — from 11 am to 5 pm on May 11 and 12.The art walk includes internationally recognized artists as well as new and emerging local artists.

When: May 11 and 12, 2019
Where: Various locations; See map
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Admission: FREE

lipservice 2019

What: lipservice is an annual Jimmy Fallon inspired lip sync battle for charity. Since 2014, lipservice has raised over $100,000 in support of education projects in Ethiopia. This year, funds raised will support WE Charity (in partnership with Imagine1Day). The goal is to raise $45,000, which will directly support a community in Northern Ethiopia called Hagaro, specifically with supporting a classroom block that will increase access to education for the 500 school aged children in the community.

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 8 to 11:30 pm
Where: The Imperial Vancouver – 319 Main St, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

HUNCH: Festival of Solo Performances


Butt Kapinski

What: HUNCH is Vancouver’s only festival dedicated entirely to the development of solo performance work. Featuring Butt Kapinski, Magic Unicorn Island, TAP TAP, the Closing Night Cabaret, and more.

When: Now to May 11, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Red Gate Revue Stage – 1601 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Tickets: Online

Surrey City Orchestra presents Jazz and Strings featuring The Miles Black Trio

What: The Surrey City Orchestra presents the Miles Black Trio with pianist Miles Black, bassist Jodi Proznick, drummer Jesse Cahill, and the strings of the SCO. Music arranged by local composer and cellist Harold Birston, the concert will feature jazz standards and new works from the trio.

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 7:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: The Bell Centre for Performing Arts – 6250 144 St., Surrey
Tickets: Online

2019 Vancouver Run for Women

What: The 2019 SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. Run for Women is in support of Mental Health Programs at B.C. Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Foundation. Participants also receive a race shirt, finisher’s bracelet and finisher’s swag bag on event day.

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 8 am to 11 am
Where: Wesbrook Village – 3378 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver
Register: Online

Surrey RCMP 5th Annual Open House

What: Celebrate the start of Police Week. Everyone is invited to the Surrey RCMP’s 5th Annual Open House at the Main Detachment on Saturday, May 11. This fun, family-friendly event will include police vehicles, food, Air 1, Emergency Response Team, Dive Team, kids’ watch briefings, forensics, and more.

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Surrey RCMP Main Detachment – 14355 57 Ave, Surrey
Admission: Free

London Heritage Farm Mother’s Day Tea



What: Celebrate Mother’s Day with high tea in the Tea Room at London Heritage Farm. A popular annual event for mothers, grandmothers, and their families. Enjoy London Farms own blend of London Lady tea, home-baked scones, London Farm jam/jelly, and homemade goodies. Coffee, hot chocolate and juice are also available. Reservations recommended.

When: May 11 and 12, May 18 and 19, 2019
Time: 12 to 5 pm
Where: London Heritage Farm – 6511 Dyke Road, Richmond
Admission: $15

Ruben’s Ruckus

What: Children ages 6-13 can venture through a fun obstacle course for the second annual Ruben’s Ruckus event to raise funds for children in the Dominican Republic. Ruben’s Ruckus is a 3-km obstacle challenge specifically designed just for kids. By participating, kids are helping to give shoes and education to children in underdeveloped countries across the world.

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Time: Start times vary from 10-11:45 am
Where: Coquitlam’s Town Centre Park
Tickets: $40

Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival 2019 – Abbotsford

What: The Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival is back for its sixth year featuring delicious grub-on-wheels, drinks, and more. This year brings drool-worthy events from the Fraser Valley Food Truck Association, each featuring 28 trucks to enjoy.

When: May 11, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Civic Plaza, Abbotsford
Admission: Free

Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market

What: Fort Langley Village Farmers’ Market is an authentic BC Farmers’ Market and features local farmers and Certified Safe Prepared food vendors bringing in fresh local produce, field greens, vegetables, fruits & flowers, fresh baking, fruit pies, cupcakes & cookies, local craft beer, varietal wines, tasty prepared foods from our Fraser Valley, the Similkameen and Okanagan Valleys.

When: Every Saturday until October 26, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: St. Andrews Historic Church – 9025 Glover Road in Fort Langley
Admission: Free

A Night of World Class Professional Boxing

What: Former CFLer, turned heavyweight boxer, Adam Braidwood is headlining A night of World Class Professional Boxing at the Vogue Theatre on May 11. The night will also feature fellow heavyweight boxer Kristian Prenga, who’s riding a five-fight knockout streak. Joining Prenga and Braidwood is welterweight Jessie Wilcox. She’s carrying a three-fight win streak, with two of the wins coming in the first round. The star studded night will also include former Canadian national amateur champion Amanda Galle, as she’s making only her second pro appearance ever.

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019
Where: Vogue Theatre – 918 Granville St, Vancouver
Time: Doors open at 7 pm; first match at 8 pm
Tickets: Available via Eventbrite, prices range from $48.50 to $109.50 (plus service charges)

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