May Events in Metro Vancouver 2013


Saturday, May 4th, 2013 — 11:13am PST
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Bust out your sandals, grab your cloth bag and head to your local farmers market because May is here! A new month also means that my extensive list of events and activities is ready thanks to everyone who submitted entries. As a reminder, this list is updated daily so you can still send in your events (including date and a link) at any time.

View from Queen Elizabeth Park
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Events in green run for more than 3 consecutive days.

Sunday, May 5, 2013
BMO Vancouver Marathon
Walk So Kids Can Talk
Chimpanzebras and Friends Benefit Ride to Conquer Cancer
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Coastal Ballet Presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Vancouver Bird Week
Monday, May 6, 2013
Errors of the Human Body at the Rio Theatre
Scotch Malt Whisky Society “Blasts From the Past” Tasting
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Dave Grohl’s Sound City at the Rio Theatre
BLOOM: Dance Through the Wine’s Eye and the Comic’s Tongue
Coastal Ballet Presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Vancouver Opera Presents Tea: A Mirror of Soul
DISLOKATION: Layer THREE at Surrey Arts Centre
Vancouver Bird Week
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Vancouver Bird Week
The Gentlemen Hecklers Present Starcrash at the Rio Theatre
DISLOKATION: Layer THREE at Surrey Arts Centre
DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Thursday, May 9, 2013
Marpole Oakridge Family Place’s 35th Anniversary Celebration
Asian Heritage Month: Artists Talk at Richmond Art Gallery
Health secrets of Five Elements Qigong
Heart-Mind 2013 Conference
Vancouver Opera Presents Tea: A Mirror of Soul
North Shore Night Market
Never Shoot A Stampede Queen at the Granville Island Stage
Brief Encounters at Performance Works
DISLOKATION: Layer THREE at Surrey Arts Centre
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club

Friday, May 10, 2013
Sea to Sky Heritage Fair
BARBARELLA Late Night Movie at the Rio Theatre
C.R. Avery & Friends Old School Dance Party
El Jinete: World’s First Mariachi Opera
Langley Fine Arts Visual Arts Alumni Exhibit Opening
International Night Market, Richmond
North Shore Night Market
Brief Encounters at Performance Works
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club
Never Shoot A Stampede Queen at the Granville Island Stage

Saturday, May 11, 2013
Vancouver Bird Week
6th Annual Plant Sale at London Heritage Farm
Trout Lake Farmers Market Opens
River District Farmers Market
5th Annual Dreams Do Come True Bachelor and Bachelorettes Auction Gala
Vancouver Opera Presents Tea: A Mirror of Soul
Honky Tonk Stardust Ball
World Poetry Presents: An Intercultural Mother’s Day Tribute
Wheel Voices to the Max!
Mother’s Day at Maan Farms
Tony Royster Jr. V-Drums Clinic Tour
El Jinete: World’s First Mariachi Opera
Brief Encounters at Performance Works
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club
Never Shoot A Stampede Queen at the Granville Island Stage

Sunday, May 12, 2013
Mother’s Day at Maan Farms
6th Annual Plant Sale at London Heritage Farm
THE SINGER: Benefit oCncert for the BC Women’s Hospital Foundation
Kitsilano Farmers Market Opens
El Jinete: World’s First Mariachi Opera
DOXA Documentary Film Festival
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club
Never Shoot A Stampede Queen at the Granville Island Stage

Monday, May 13, 2013
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club
Never Shoot A Stampede Queen at the Granville Island Stage

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
“Creative Acts of Community” A #BehanceReviews Event
Herstory Cafe Presents BC Saltwater Women
Art Battle 54 at Vancouver FanClub
Up in the Air Theatre’s REvolver Theatre Festival
Sci-Fi Double Feature Puppet Show & Movie at The Cultch
BLOOM: Dance Through the Wine’s Eye and the Comic’s Tongue
The Main Dishcrawl
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club
Never Shoot A Stampede Queen at the Granville Island Stage

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Knitting is the New Yoga
The Everything Wine Experience: Old World Edition
Say Wha?! Readings of Deliciously Rotten Writing
DIGNITY Vancouver: Celebrating the Spirit of Entrepreneurship
SFU Lunch Poems
Musica Intima Season Soiree
Women and Whiskey at Portside Pub
Sci-Fi Double Feature Puppet Show & Movie at The Cultch
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club
Never Shoot A Stampede Queen at the Granville Island Stage
Up in the Air Theatre’s REvolver Theatre Festival

Thursday, May 16, 2013
ReMix This: A Copyright Cabaret
Behind the Scenes for “Craigslist Cantata”
Star Trek: Into Darkness Late Night Premiere at the Rio Theatre
North Shore Night Market
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
Sci-Fi Double Feature Puppet Show & Movie at The Cultch
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club
Never Shoot A Stampede Queen at the Granville Island Stage
Up in the Air Theatre’s REvolver Theatre Festival

Friday, May 17, 2013
LEGO Master Builder Event
Bill Baird at The Cobalt
North Shore Night Market
International Night Market, Richmond
Richmond Night Market
Chinatown Night Market
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
Sci-Fi Double Feature Puppet Show & Movie at The Cultch
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club
Never Shoot A Stampede Queen at the Granville Island Stage
Up in the Air Theatre’s REvolver Theatre Festival

Saturday, May 18, 2013
DiverseCity Multicultural Festival in New Westminster
Engaging Neighbourhoods Initiative Presents Summer Countdown
Trout Lake Farmers Market
River District Farmers Market
International Night Market, Richmond
Richmond Night Market
Chinatown Night Market
LEGO Master Builder Event
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
Sci-Fi Double Feature Puppet Show & Movie at The Cultch
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club
Never Shoot A Stampede Queen at the Granville Island Stage
Up in the Air Theatre’s REvolver Theatre Festival

Sunday, May 19, 2013
Double Exposure Award-winning Comic News Team at the Massey Theatre
Kitsilano Farmers Market
International Night Market, Richmond
Richmond Night Market
Chinatown Night Market
Hershe Bar
LEGO Master Builder Event
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club
Never Shoot A Stampede Queen at the Granville Island Stage
Up in the Air Theatre’s REvolver Theatre Festival

Monday, May 20, 2013
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club
Never Shoot A Stampede Queen at the Granville Island Stage
Up in the Air Theatre’s REvolver Theatre Festival

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Women’s Drinking Club: Tequila
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club
Never Shoot A Stampede Queen at the Granville Island Stage
BLOOM: Dance Through the Wine’s Eye and the Comic’s Tongue
Up in the Air Theatre’s REvolver Theatre Festival

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Knitting is the New Yoga
May Eco-Arts Salon: Salmonkiss Performance Group
The Everything Wine Experience: Old World Edition
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club
Never Shoot A Stampede Queen at the Granville Island Stage
Up in the Air Theatre’s REvolver Theatre Festival

Thursday, May 23, 2013
Annual Golf Tournament for Children’s Organ Transplant Society
Reel Causes: You Don’t Need Feet to Dance
Dine Out to Make a Difference! Help Find a Cure for Juvenile Diabetes
Surrey Children’s Festival
North Shore Night Market
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club
Never Shoot A Stampede Queen at the Granville Island Stage
Up in the Air Theatre’s REvolver Theatre Festival

Friday, May 24, 2013
Surrey Children’s Festival
Big Book Sale
Gilmore Country Carnival
EAT! Vancouver
Drum + Light at the Roundhouse
GolfWest Vancouver Shootout
Cheakamus River Yoga Retreat
Fundraiser to Help Parrots
International Night Market, Richmond
Richmond Night Market
Chinatown Night Market
North Shore Night Market
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club
Never Shoot A Stampede Queen at the Granville Island Stage
Up in the Air Theatre’s REvolver Theatre Festival

Saturday, May 25, 2013
Surrey Children’s Festival
UBC Physics & Astronomy Open House
Fraser Valley Pride March
Breaker Faire
8th Annual Can’t Stop The Serenity Vancouver
ArtStarts: Explore the Impossible
Art in the Garden Tour
Alumni Weekend at UBC
Ludovico Einaudi at The Chan Centre
Astrolabe Musik Theatre and Britannia Mine Museum Present NEWMATICA
Vancouver Heritage Foundation Bike Tour
Six Degrees of Innovation: Sustainability in the Asian Community
Conference for Change
River District Farmers Market
Trout Lake Farmers Market
International Night Market, Richmond
Richmond Night Market
Chinatown Night Market
Portobello West Market
Big Book Sale
Cheakamus River Yoga Retreat
EAT! Vancouver
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club
Never Shoot A Stampede Queen at the Granville Island Stage
Up in the Air Theatre’s REvolver Theatre Festival

Sunday, May 26, 2013
Speaking Strings Utter Things
Fair in the Square
Digi-Art Kids Workshop
Sheldon Casavant: A Free Performance and Workshop for Kids and Families
Art in the Garden Tour
Jewel Ballroom Charity Garage Sale
Ladner May Days Parade
Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live
26th Annual Larry Young Memorial Run
HSBC Family Program, Eat Your (Micro) Greens at VanDusen Gardens
Kitsilano Farmers Market
International Night Market, Richmond
Richmond Night Market
Chinatown Night Market
Portobello West Market
Big Book Sale
Cheakamus River Yoga Retreat
EAT! Vancouver
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club
Up in the Air Theatre’s REvolver Theatre Festival

Monday, May 27, 2013
Vancouver Children’s Festival
Runway to Freedom Benefitting Defend Dignity
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Keep Vancouver Spectacular Litter Clean Up
YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony
XYBOOM Conference
BLOOM: Dance Through the Wine’s Eye and the Comic’s Tongue
Vancouver Children’s Festival
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Credible Conversations: Will New Pipelines Benefit BC Businesses?
Dave Meslin Lecture at SFU
The Everything Wine Experience: Old World Edition
Teen Angst Open Mic Night
Vancouver Children’s Festival
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club

Thursday, May 30, 2013
Style Garage: Supporting Big Sisters BC Lower Mainland
Friends for Life’s 20th Anniversary
Vancouver’s Advertising Wall of Fame
2013 NEC Awards Gala Fundraiser
Vancouver Women in Business Luncheon: Best Advice I Ever Got
HSBC City of Bhangra Festival Opening
North Shore Night Market
Vancouver Children’s Festival
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club

Friday, May 31, 2013
Vancouver Craft Beer Week Launch
International Night Market, Richmond
Richmond Night Market
Chinatown Night Market
North Shore Night Market
Vancouver Children’s Festival
Dreamgirls at The Arts Club

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