10 things to do in Vancouver: Saturday, May 12

May 9 2018, 12:54 am

Start your Saturday with one of our picks of ten fun events happening around Vancouver today, May 12. P!NK, Art Street Smash Party, Salmon Send-Off, and more!

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


  • What: She’s known for her incredible and entertaining live show, and this spring, international pop icon P!NK is unleashing all her anthems at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
  • When: Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm, showtime is 8 pm
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Live Nation, $60.10-$260.10

Salmon Send-Off

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  • What: Release salmon into the Serpentine River, discover how salmon are raised in the hatchery and have fun with family activities. Concession and fundraising activities support hatchery operation.
  • When: Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3:30 pm
  • Where: Tynehead Regional Park – Meet at 96th Ave entrance by Tynehead Hatchery, Surrey
  • Admission: Free

Program 3 – Ballet BC

  • What: Contemporary Ballet BC’s season closer features, as usual, three short works—BEGINNING AFTER, Bill and an untitled piece by Artistic Director, Emily Molnar. The latter is a new work in collaboration with Vancouver’s Phoenix Chamber Choir.
  • When: Now to Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At Ticketmaster; $35-$100

“Perk Up, Pianist!”

  • What: Sarah Hagen pairs anecdotes with music to transform from her role as an award-winning concert pianist into a stand-up, or rather sit-down, comedian. Through awkward but heartfelt storytelling, Sarah shares the ups and downs of life as a touring musician on the lookout for love, and her belief that ultimately, in some way, there is a pianist inside all of us.
  • When: Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall – 13450 104 Ave, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online, $25-$35

Mother’s Day Tea with the Birds

  • What: Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day. Enjoy interactive displays and birding walks as well as tea and cookies.
  • When: Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Time: 12:30 to 3:30 pm
  • Where: Boundary Bay Regional Park – Meet at Cammidge House via Centennial Beach entrance on Boundary Bay Road, Tsawwassen
  • Admission: Free

Surrey Intercultural Showcase

  • What: Experience culture, food, dance and music from diverse communities across Surrey. Visit resource booths and cultural booths, enter for door prizes and enjoy tasty food. Presented by the Surrey Seniors’ Planning Table.
  • When: Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Guildford Recreation Centre – 15105 105 Ave, Surrey
  • TicketsAdmission, Free


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  • What: A show about the Kinder Morgan Pipeline from out of Alberta, The Cultch presents this relevant Canadian original work this month. Bears is about the toll of economic and corporate greed on the land of Canadian First Nations peoples, and features primarily Indigenous artists.
  • When: Now to Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: The Cultch – 1985 Venables Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: At The Cultch; $22-$49

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: Saturday, May 12 to Sunday, May 13, 2018
  • Time: 12 to 5 pm
  • Where: London Heritage Farm – 6511 Dyke Road, Richmond
  • Admission: $14

Art Smash Street Party

  • What: Granville Island is about to get more colourful thanks to nine new murals that will be unveiled at the Art Smash Street Party. At the heart of the installation, painted on the pillars of the bridge, will be a monumental mural designed by Musqueam artist Debra Sparrow. Other participating artists include Ruben Sanchez, an international artist visiting from Spain, and local artists, Sandeep Johal, JNasty, James Harry, Lauren Brevner, Eric Louie, Kari Kristensen, Victoria Sieczka, and KC Hall. The event will also feature live mural painting, live music from DJs, food trucks, a wide selection of beers from BC craft breweries, and live dance performances.
  • When: Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Time: 1 to 9 pm
  • Where: The Chain & Forge at Granville Island
  • Admission: Free

YMCA Mental Wellness Fair: Yoga & Mindful Eating

  • What: The YMCA’s Wellness Fair is a fundraiser designed to give you the space and time to take a moment for yourself. Registered clinical counsellor and certified yoga instructor Laura Burke, will guide attendees in a 1-hour yoga and mindfulness practice. Following the yoga practice learn about the health and wellness benefits of mindful eating in our interactive workshop lead by clinical dietician, Anna MacRae. All guests will receive swag bags filled with wellness goodies and healthy snacks, and the Canadian Mental Health Association and the YMCA’s Mental Wellness team will be in attendance to provide information on mental wellness resources in our community. All proceeds from this event go towards the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.
  • When: Saturday, May 12, 2018
  • Time: 10:30 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Robert Lee YMCA – 955 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, $20
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