10 things to do in Vancouver: Saturday, May 26

May 24 2018, 6:58 am

Fill your Saturday with a fun event around Vancouver today, Saturday, May 26! Check out Bon Iver, a Root Beer Float Festival, Surrey International Children’s Festival, and more.

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

Bon Iver

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  • What: Indie-folk band Bon Iver will be bringing their stylish sound to Vancouver as part of their latest international tour. The band, which has been playing together since way back in 2006, released the album 22, A Million in September of 2016, and have received critical acclaim.
  • When: Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 5:30 pm, Show at 7 pm
  • Where: Festival Lawn at Deer Lake Park – 6450 Deer Lake Ave, Burnab
  • Tickets: Available online, $49.50

Surrey International Children’s Festival

  • What: Surrey International Children’s Festival features ticketed performances from around the world and Canada.
  • When: Now to Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Time: Various times
  • Where: Bear Creek Park and Surrey Arts Centre – 13750 88 Avenue, Surrey
  • Tickets: Online

Ben Nicky

  • What: With multiple sold out worldwide shows, Ben Nicky is one of the scene’s most in-demand trance DJs and music producers.
  • When: Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Time: Doors 10 pm
  • Where: Harbour Event Centre – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online, Free

Port Coquitlam’s Public Works Community Open House

  • What: Get an insider’s look at Port Coquitlam’s Public Works services – from water to waste, roads to parks – at a free Community Open House.
  • When: Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Time: 10 am to 2 pm
  • Where: Public Works Yard – 1737 Broadway St., Port Coquitlam
  • Admission: Free

40 Days and 40 Nights

  • What: The project was inspired by a challenge to live for 40 days and 40 nights making all choices based in love, and draws on the magical poetry of Hafez, the philosophy of Alain Badiou, Hindu festivals, Biblical tales, and countless other ruminations on the word “love.” This immersive theatrical experience inspires you to believe, even for a moment, that love is something active and alive in the world. Presented by Electric Theatre Company.
  • When: Now to Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts – 6450 Deer Lake Avenue, Burnaby
  • Tickets: Online, $33-$36. $15 opening night

2018 Bowen Island Adventure Film Festival

  • What: The 2018 Bowen Island Adventure Film Festival is a community event that provides an opportunity for residents and everyday adventurers to showcase their passion for sport and the great outdoors by sharing their stories. This year’s festival is the third annual event and will include film presentations, guest speakers, and hands-on clinics.
  • When: Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Time: 6:30 to 9:30 pm
  • Where: Bowen Island Lodge – 380 Cardena Street, Bowen Island
  • Tickets: Online, $12

Sticky’s 3rd Annual Root Beer Festival

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  • What: The third annual fest of all things root beer will feature over 50 premium varieties of this carbonated beverage, along with fudge, candy, ice cream, and root beer floats. Attendees can also expect root beer tastings, mini doughnuts, and an insane sugar high at this event.
  • When: Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Time: 11 am to 3 pm
  • Where: Sticky’s Candy Langley – 20464 Fraser Highway, Langley
  • Admission: Free

Screening & Talk with Ho Tam and Kegan McFadden

  • What: Richmond Art Gallery presents a special screening of exhibiting artist Ho Tam’s Confessions of a Salesman and The Visit. Prior to the screening, guest presenter Kegan McFadden, executive director of Open Space Arts Society in Victoria, will focus on Tam’s photo series, Ghost Image, through which the artist collects photographs and documents of his lover Kirby who died of an AIDS-related illness in the mid-90s.
  • When: Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 5 pm
  • Where: Richmond Art Gallery – 180 – 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond
  • Admission: Free

Art After Dark at PdA

  • What: Join Place des Arts 2017/18 Youth Arts Council for a free night of the arts. Take part in a variety of activities just for teens in a fun, social setting. Dance teacher Emily Mustard will lead hip-hop dance, while the Youth Arts Council will lead visual art activities, designed for and by teens. Some of these include painting with glow-in-the-dark paints, making a faux neon sign, and creating animated flipbooks using post-it notes. In addition to making art, teens can hang out in a chill room and enjoy other activities, snacks and music. All this and a prize draw to close the evening.
  • When: Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Place des Arts – 1120 Brunette Avenue, Coquitlam
  • Tickets: Online, Free


  • What: Googoosh is a legendary Iranian singer and actress whose career spans over 60 years across music and film, with her first appearance on stage being when she was just 3 years old. Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, she played and starred in numerous successful blockbuster films and in 1968, she released her first single which is the highest selling record in Iranian history.
  • When: Saturday, May 26, 2018
  • Time: Doors at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm
  • Where: Orpheum – 601 Smithe St, Vancouver
  • Tickets: Online
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