May Events in Metro Vancouver 2012


Thursday, May 3rd, 2012 — 10:09am PST
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April’s showers are flowing over into May as more than half of our days so far in 2012 have been soggy. With that behind us, let’s look ahead to a bright, sunny, and very busy month of events ahead.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012
Urban Dreams: A Very Vancouver Gala
The Pulse of Mixed Media
Vancouver International Burlesque Festival
Friday, May 4, 2012
Lego Store Grand Opening Event at Oakridge
11th Annual Steveston Seafood & Wine Festival
Vancouver International Burlesque Festival
DOXA Festival
Art World Expo
Saturday, May 5, 2012
16th Annual Korean Dance Festival
Spot Prawn Festival
Vancouver Women in Business Network: Next Level Brand Marketing Workshop
Firma Block Party
Janes Walk Vancouver
Lego Store Grand Opening Event at Oakridge
Vancouver International Burlesque Festival
DOXA Festival
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Got Craft?
BMO Vancouver Marathon
Lego Store Grand Opening Event at Oakridge
10th Annual Shoot for ALS
DOXA Festival
Emily Carr Degree Exhibition (until May 20)
ZYRYAB – 8th Annual International Jondo Flamenco Festival
Slainte by the Pier’s Celtic Jam Fest in White Rock

Monday, May 7, 2012
Reimagine CBC – Celebrating CBC: Past, Present, and Future
DOXA Festival
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
DOXA Festival
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
DOXA Festival
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Challenging the Myths: Arts & Disability (until June 3)
James Boatman Pop Up Art Show
Eat, Shop & Love For Moms: A West 4th Shopping Party
DOXA Festival
Winsor Gallery: Gabryel Harrison (until June 3)
Friday, May 11, 2012
Cooking for a Cause
Storyweaving: Weaving First Nation Memories from the Past into the Future
EPIC Expo Vancouver
DOXA Festival
The Magician’s Nephew
District 21 Toastmasters Conference (until May 13)
Saturday, May 12, 2012
The Power Walk for Dress for Success
Meet Olympic hopeful, Christine Sinclair
The Gala for Hope 2012 – Dinner and Dance
Mother’s Day Tea at London Heritage Farm
Art Knapp Urban Garden: Celebrate Mom Event
Celebrate Global Mother’s Day
Vancouver Tequila Expo
Storyweaving: Weaving First Nation Memories from the Past into the Future
EPIC Expo Vancouver
BC Post-Secondary Music Education Fair
DOXA Festival
Royal LePage National Garage Sale for Women’s Shelters
Mining Week in BC (until May 19)
The Magician’s Nephew
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Storyweaving: Weaving First Nation Memories from the Past into the Future
EPIC Expo Vancouver
DOXA Festival
Drinking Water Week 2012
Mother’s Day Activities in Vancouver
The Magician’s Nephew
Slainte by the Pier’s Celtic Jam Fest in White Rock
Sunday Jazz Brunch at Sutton Place
Mother’s Day Brunch at Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Girls Only – Pin Up style Ride by Vancouver Velo Vixens

Monday, May 14, 2012
Association of Women in Finance Peak Awards
DOXA Festival
Drinking Water Week 2012
Ignite Youth Festival
Bike to School Week
Value Village 50% Off Sale Across Canada
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Science Online Vancouver
Indulge: The Art of Beauty at Holt Renfrew for Arts Umbrella
Drinking Water Week 2012
Ignite Youth Festival
Bike to School Week
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Patrick Maliha & Ivan Decker at the Waldorf
Public Salon
Drinking Water Week 2012
Ignite Youth Festival
Bike to School Week
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Rick Hansen Anniversary Relay in Pitt Meadows
The Courage To Come Back Awards
Vancouver 2012 Argentine Tango Festival
Drinking Water Week 2012
Ignite Youth Festival
Bike to School Week
Friday, May 18, 2012
Penguin Point Opens at the Vancouver Aquarium
Vancouver 2012 Argentine Tango Festival
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Drinking Water Week 2012
Ignite Youth Festival
Bike to School Week
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Vancouver 2012 Argentine Tango Festival
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Vancouver 2012 Argentine Tango Festival
Peace and Love International presents Vancity for Capetown
Slainte by the Pier’s Celtic Jam Fest in White Rock
Vancouver Craft Beer Week

Monday, May 21, 2012
Vancouver 2012 Argentine Tango Festival
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Rick Hansen Celebration 25
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
BCAMA Vision Conference
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Thursday, May 24, 2012
NetRaiserYVR
Jason Matlo Trunk Show
Dignity Vancouver: Photo Exhibit & Auction
Theatre for Living presents: Corporations in Our Heads
Strange Brew + SlapShot Double Bill at the Rio
YWCA Women of Distinction Awards
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Surrey Children’s Festival
Friday, May 25, 2012
Scout Handmade + Vintage Market
Ladies Rock Camp Vancouver
Seattle’s The True Spokes at the Media Club
Off the Wall in Chine: William Jans Interactive Photo Show
Mission Possible: SmartPhone-Raiser
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Surrey Children’s Festival
Spring Training Intensive 2012 in Contemporary & Traditional Aboriginal Dance, Story & Song
The Naughty Improv Musical
Ladner Days
Expressions 2012: Arts Umbrella Dance Company Season Finale
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Saturday, May 26, 2012
slutTALK: The (Un)Conference
Taps and Twang: Strumming, Drumming, and Tapping
ArtStarts on Saturdays presents: Drumming with Milton Randall
Scout Handmade + Vintage Market
Live-Size Guess Who?
Ladies Rock Camp Vancouver
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Surrey Children’s Festival
UBC Alumni Weekend
Ladner Days
Expressions 2012: Arts Umbrella Dance Company Season Finale
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Chris Mohan Memorial Youth Forum
Portobello West Spring Market
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Vancouver Spring Sprint
Ladies Rock Camp Vancouver
Slainte by the Pier’s Celtic Jam Fest in White Rock
21st Century Flea Market
13th Annual Art in the Garden Tour 2012
Ladner Days
Friends of the Library Book Sale
Portobello West Spring Market
World Partnership Walk
34th Annual Walk for Rape Relief

Monday, May 28, 2012
Bike to Work Week
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Improv Challenge
Vancouver International Children’s Festival
Bike to Work Week
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Y.E.S! Signature Speaker Series: Building Brands in BC
Vancouver International Children’s Festival
Bike to Work Week
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Night School Speaker Series at Rhizome Cafe
Vancouver International Children’s Festival
Bike to Work Week

These events have been submitted by email for free listing or have been personally researched. I accept event listings throughout the month and constantly update this post so please feel free to send in more. I just require the name, date, and a link for the event (website, ticket service, or Facebook event link).

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2 comments

  1. Robyn says:

    @Miss604 you are missing a big one: Vancouver’s own 2nd annual free World Migratory Bird Day events tomorrow (May 12) http://vancouver.ca/parks/environment/birds.htm

  2. Thanks for this great list of events, it’s really useful!
    I just noticed an error, though, on the link to the Children’s Festival: it’s http://www.childrensfestival.ca/ and not .com

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