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Top Things To Do In Metro Vancouver This Weekend (May 12-14)


Photo: Kevin Lee / Flickr

From night markets to concerts there is no shortage of activities over the next few days across the 604.


Concert | U2: The Joshua Tree Tour

Photo: U2 / Facebook

Irish rock band U2 kicks off its Joshua Tree Tour at Rogers Arena on Friday, May 12th, 2017. Tickets range from $35 – $280.

Canada 150 | Chris Hadfield Canada 150 Tour

Colonel Chris Hadfield is coming to Vancouver in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday this Friday at the Orpheum Theatre.The event will be suitable for fans of all ages, as Chris is expected to customize his performance for each audience with hopes of leaving everyone with the sense that Canada is “out of this world”. Tickets range from $29.50 – $79.50, with the show beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Collectibles | May Coin Exchange

The Royal Canadian Mint is excited to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary this Friday, May 12th. To celebrate, they are introducing new commemorative circulation and collectible coins exclusively for 2017.


Night market | Richmond Night Market

Richmond Night MarketYou can’t say Spring without mentioning the Richmond Night Market. A plethora of vendors showcase mouth-watering food and treats. Open till October, it opens at 7:00 p.m. daily.

Nature | Vancouver Bird Week At VanDusen Botanical Garden (Free Admission)

To celebrate Vancouver Bird Week, free admission is being offered to VanDusen Botanical Garden from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. This offer runs from Monday, May 8th, 2017 – Friday, May 12th.

Arts & crafts | Handmade Market for Momma

Handmade Market for Momma, features some of YVR’s amazingly talented artisan makers, bakers, and shakers. These hand picked vendors offer so many different amazing options for you to shop for your mom. It takes place this Friday from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Bargains & deals | Queensborough Pop-Up Shop

The very first Queensborough Pop-Up Shop at Queensborough Landing Shopping Centre takes place on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 and Sunday, May 14th. Visit the Shopping Centre for all of your household needs, stop by our many dining options, and best of all – purchase one-of-a-kind hand-made treasures.

Art | Art World Expo 2017

Photo: Art World Expo / Facebook

The Art World Expo comes to Science world this Friday, May 12th for a two day gala to support Make and Break Arts Foundation. Live performances, art, music, fashion, and 100+ artists will highlight the expo. Tickets are $100 and is on from 7:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. both days.

Technology | National Girls Learning Code Day

On Saturday, May 13th, 2017, Girls Learning Code is hosting its fourth annual National Girls Learning Code Day. On this day, hundreds of Canadians girls and their parents will come together to challenge themselves to learn a new skill: digital storytelling & animation. It all takes place at Amazon (YVR 11) from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Fashion | Hype City Vancouver 2017

VSG (Vancouver Sneakerheads Group) and VSC (Vancouver Streetwear Community) have linked together to bring Hype City. The one day sneaker convention is taking place this Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre (East Building). Tickets are $15 on the website and $20 at the door.


Freebie | Playland Celebrates Mother’s Day

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On Sunday, May 14th, 2017 Playland is inviting moms to enjoy over 30 rides and attractions at Playland for free with the accompanying purchase of a regular or junior admission pass. This offer will be available from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Orchestra | Glowing Hearts: Canada’s 150th With The VYSO

This Sunday, The Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday in grand style, with a full program of Canadian works and guests. This includes composers Bramwell Tovey, Frederick Schipizky, Christopher Nickel, Mark Haney, Mark Armanini, violinist Trent Freeman and the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra. The show takes place at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, starting at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Mother’s Day | Mother’s Day at the Market

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Market, overlooking Vancouver’s skyline. Listen to live music, while sipping a complimentary tea from Blue Teapot. Moreover, selected vendors will be offering breakfast specials to go alongside your tea. Each mother will receive a special treat-bag (while supplies last) that includes coupons from Saje and COBs Bread, Joy bucks from Joy Hair Studio, chocolate-covered strawberries from Olde World Confections and more. Entry is free and begins at 10:00 a.m. at Lonsdale Quay.


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