The week ahead has plenty in store across the region and we couldn’t be more excited!
From rodeos to tasty night market bites, here are 21 awesome events to check out in Metro Vancouver this week.
Events In Metro Vancouver This Week
Monday, May 14
Crafts | Crafted
With more than 40 events during May, featuring opportunities from Irish quilting workshops, woodworking studio tours, Korean pottery classes, leathermaking, architecture tours, metal arts, and fine spirit tastings, there is an experience for every craft enthusiast.
Art | Mattie Gunterman
Presenting the paintings of Emily Carr with forty-eight photographs by US-born photographer Mattie Gunterman, this exhibition draws on the Gallery’s deep holdings of Carr’s work to reflect her engagement and affection for BC’s landscape.
Art | Definitely Dali
The Gallery is holding a free Salvador Dali exhibition starting this May up until September.
The exhibition will be sponsored by Lao Feng Xiang Jewelry. All donations and a share of the Chali-Rosso Gallery sales will go to Arts Umbrella. Arts Umbrella is a non-profit arts institution located in both Vancouver and South Surrey.
Film | WET
Set during the height of Canada’s involvement in the Afghanistan War, this raw and immersive play examines love, abandonment, and the dire cost of combat. Directed by Chelsea Haberlin, the story follows a Canadian soldier who returns home to her husband and young daughter. She finds herself abandoned by the country she served, in a near-catatonic state, trapped in a basement suite with her unemployed and intimacy-starved husband.
Exhibit | Haida Now
The Museum of Vancouver (MOV), in partnership with Haida Gwaii Museum, presents a visual feast of innovation and tradition with new exhibition, Haida Now, on display this week until June 15, 2019.
Guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Co-curator and Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, this exhibition features an unparalleled collection of Haida art boasting more than 450 works created as early as 1890.
Culture | Culture at the Centre
The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents a groundbreaking collaboration between six First Nations Communities with the illuminating new exhibition Culture at the Centre, on display until Monday, October 8th, 2018.
Co-curated by Jill Baird and Pam Brown, the collective effort offers insight into the important work Indigenous-run cultural centres and museums in BC are doing to support their language, culture, and history.
Tuesday, May 15
Performance | Canada’s Pink Floyd
PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd and The Day Trippers: Vancouver’s Own Beatles Experience, are excited to share the stage for a limited run of shows bringing you the best music from two of England’s biggest classic bands!
Known as Canada’s Most Authentic Pink Floyd tribute, PIGS bring the classic seventies Floyd to life with their incredible live show that has been receiving rave reviews across Canada.
Exercise | Drop-in Quidditch League
Come and learn all about the sport of Quidditch! The program runs weekly, on alternating Tuesdays (Central Park in Burnaby) and Wednesdays (Connaught Park in Vancouver).
Wednesday, May 16
Concert | Slayer
American metal band Slayer performs at the Pacific Coliseum. Tickets are $77.
Conference | ERP Showcase
Established in 2017 the ERP showcase is Vancouver’s leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) software evaluation, comparison and selection event.
Geared toward ERP selection teams and decision makers for companies with manufacturing and/or distribution requirements, this premier event is ideal for businesses who are budgeting for or are currently evaluating an ERP software upgrade or replacement.
Tours | Ghostly Tours
Learn about the history of many of Greater Vancouver’s landmarks and notable people and hear about the many hauntings along the way. These ghost stories come from local lore, first hand accounts and local paranormal investigations.
Performance | Rise and Shine at the Railway
Come out and enjoy fresh intellectually charged soulful hip hop music. Queezi is an emcee out of Vancouver and has been performing and recording music since 2004.
Thursday, May 17
Festival | Expressions Theatre Festival
Arts Umbrella celebrates gifted young artists with the annual Expressions Theatre Festival, running May 17th – 26th, 2018 at the Waterfront Theatre on Granville Island.
From the whimsical fun of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to the frontier hijinks of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, this year’s festival boasts a bevy of beloved theatre classics, re-imaginings and an original new work that highlight such topical themes as self-image, family dynamics, and gender roles.
Talk | Ian Hanomansing
The Canadian Club of Vancouver will be hosting Ian Hanomansing, host of CBC News The National. Tickets are $95.
Social | Singles Ladies Spring Fling Social
Come out on Thursday, May 17, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Rush Salon and enjoy of night of discussion, socializing, interactive games, live demos and Q&A from 4 experts.
The Royal Canadian family Circus Spectac! 2018 is coming to Western Canada and Ontario this spring and throughout the summer to amaze audiences with this time honoured family circus. For 50 years, the Royal Canadian family Circus has been providing fun activities and entertainment for kids… and for the entire family!
Friday, May 18
Slurpees | 7-Eleven Bring Your Own Cup Event
7-Eleven is once again inviting customers to push the boundaries of what a cup is and celebrate with a creative DIY vessel for BYOC event.
It’s your chance to fill up an avant-garde container with your favourite Slurpee flavours for only $2.00! Past events have seen people bring milk jugs to rice cookers and tea kettles.
Music | Great Outdoors Festival
GO Fest, Whistler’s Great Outdoors Festival is coming back this spring during the Victoria Day Long Weekend.
Festivalgoers will experience sports, arts and culture, clinics, outdoor markets, live music, and much more throughout the four days.
Rodeo | Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair
The 72nd annual Cloverdale Rodeo & Country Fair takes place from Friday, May 18th – Monday, May 21st, 2018.
The Cloverdale Invitational Rodeo will once again feature the world’s best cowboys and cowgirls as they compete for cash prizes in roughstock rodeo events like Saddle Bronc Riding, Bareback Riding and Bull Riding, as well as Ladies Barrel Racing.
Writing | Creative Ink Festival
Designed to be inclusive for all levels of writing the festival is a way for you to learn and motivate your writing, in whatever form it takes. You will also get the opportunity to chat with industry insiders in a relaxed and supportive one-on-one environment.
Magic | David Blaine
David Blaine will be appearing at Queen Elizabeth Theatre, with the doors opening at 7:00 p.m. and the show starting at 8:00 p.m.
He’s known for producing and directing his television series, Street Magic. His series showcased his unique twist on magic, including being buried alive, breaking the record for longest time for holding his breath, and being encased inside a block of ice.