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May Events in Metro Vancouver


Thursday, May 1st, 2014 — 9:14am PST
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Flirting with summer temperatures, May leads us into a sizzling season of fun in our community starting off with BC Youth Week, the re-opening of local farmers markets, art shows, concerts, and more.

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Jump to: Thursday, May 1st to Sunday, May 4th, 2014
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Multi-Day Events

Events that run for longer than three days in a row are highlighted in green below.

May Events in Metro Vancouver

This event list is updated frequently so be sure to check back often and feel free to send in your own listings via my contact form.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Fourth Annual Spring Wedding Show: Head Over Heels
Opening Night Reception for Deeply Rooted: A Solo Art Show by April Lacheur
BC Hospitality Foundation’s Dish n’ Dazzle
Heirloom Vegetarian’s Cocktail Launch Party
Art & Arthritis with Otto Kamensek
Kick Off Speech and Hearing Awareness Month
Deeply Rooted Solo Art Show by April Lacheur
The Real Wolf of Wall Street: Jordan Belfort
Tough Lovers at the Fox Cabaret
BC Youth Week
Letter Writing Club
CircusWest Kaleidoscope
Friday, May 2, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Friday Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre
DOXA Film Festival
Without Masks: Contemporary Afro-Cuban Art at the Museum of Anthropology
TPE HyperEnsemble
Wine for Waves at the Vancouver Aquarium
Panago’s Mariachi Party
Vancouver Web Fest
Sound Eclectic Vocal Ensemble at Performance Works
BC Youth Week
CircusWest Kaleidoscope

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Surrey Youth Fest
Zajac Nights at The Vancouver Club
Stanley Park Young Naturalists: Bird Week Grand Opening
Whitecaps FC 40th Anniversary Match
River District Farmers Market
VPSN’s Active Fiction Jane’s Walk
Surrey Libraries: Write Here, Read Now
Velo Vixens 80s Ride
River Market: Love Your Mama Spring Artisan Fair
Vancouver Cantata Singers: Voices of Vancouver
Choreographic Lab | Humanerisms: Speaking Bodies
2014 Walk with your Doc at Kits Beach
Cloverdale Antique and Village Fair
Aria: Presented by Diskordanse
Fresh Pasta Class
Nootka Elementary School Spring Carnival
Artists in Our Midst: Open Studio Tour
Performing the Komagata Maru: Theatre and the Work of Memory
2nd Annual Halibut Festival
DOXA Film Festival
BC Youth Week
Vancouver Web Fest
CircusWest Kaleidoscope

Sunday, May 4, 2014
52nd Annual Langley Walk
Vancouver Academy of Music: Orpheum Showcase
Goh Ballet Nutcracker Auditions
Burger Palooza Vancouver
Kevade Spring Concert with Vancouver’s Estonian Female Vocal Ensemble
TPE HyperEnsemble
The Vancouver Soundwalk Collective
Earthfest Burnaby Lake
Cloverdale Antique and Village Fair
Terminal City Rollergirls Roller Derby
VPSN’s Active Fiction Jane’s Walk
Artists in Our Midst: Open Studio Tour
Performing the Komagata Maru: Theatre and the Work of Memory
Sneaker Freak: Vancouver’s Premier Sneaker Convention
DOXA Film Festival
BC Youth Week
Vancouver Web Fest
CircusWest Kaleidoscope

Monday, May 5, 2014
The Incubator: Pop-Up Dedicated to Fostering the Female Voice
Talk Healthy City for All Ideas Lab
DOXA Film Festival
BC Youth Week

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Moscow Virtuosi and Vladimir Spivakov – 35th Anniversary Tour
Yoga Outreach Fundraiser Dinner
Mama-ste: Community Yoga Classes Celebrating Women and Moms
DOXA Film Festival
BC Youth Week

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Clio Presents: Women, Wine, & Wisdom
BC Buds Spring Festival at Firehall Arts Centre
DOXA Film Festival
BC Youth Week
Havana Theatre: OLEANNA by David Mamet

Thursday, May 8, 2014
Courage To Come Back Awards Gala
Timeraiser Vancouver
Fur-Bearers Mingler
Knot Your Average Knitters at Surrey City Centre Library
ARThritis Soirée at the Vancouver Club
TRAS Kick Off to Summer Social
Piece of Mind Art Exhibit
Jazz Nights at Roedde House: Jaclyn Guillou and David Blake
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moisés Kaufman
DOXA Film Festival
BC Buds Spring Festival at Firehall Arts Centre
Havana Theatre: OLEANNA by David Mamet
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot

Friday, May 9, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Friday Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre
Vintage Vegas Charity Bash at the Hard Rock Casino
East Van Soul Club
2014 National Finals: Poetry in Voice
Adult CircutWest Workshop
ROMULO CESAR: Continuity / Discontinuity
Sea to Sky Regional Heritage Fair
Langley Quilters’ Guild: Quilt Show
CANstruction Vancouver
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moisés Kaufman
DOXA Film Festival
BC Buds Spring Festival at Firehall Arts Centre
Havana Theatre: OLEANNA by David Mamet
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Britannia Mine Museum Family Fun Day
Vancity Member Day at Science World
Talk Healthy City for All Ideas Lab
Trout Lake Farmers Market Opening Day
10th Annual Sunflower Seedling Sale
Stone Soup Festival 2014
Equal Play FC Legacy Kick-Off Event
Family Zumba Party
1st Annual Free us from Fibro Walk in Langley
Fitness Centre Open Houses in Vancouver
Opus Outdoor Painting Challenge in Langley, North Vancouver, Vancouver
Spring Sessional Cask Festival 2014
Cabaret Torlage at The Penthouse
BC Distilled Festival
The Chan Centre: Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Spot Prawn Festival
KPU Science Rendezvous 2014
Bloom Market Spring 2014: Fort Langley
Art Month at Capilano Mall
Rhodes to Wellness: Open House and Wellness Fair
Langley Quilters’ Guild: Quilt Show
Got Craft?
Youth Festival of Plays
Vancouver TheatreSports: Gorilla Theatre
Vancouver Shogi Club
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moisés Kaufman
CANstruction Vancouver
DOXA Film Festival
Havana Theatre: OLEANNA by David Mamet
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot

Sunday, May 11, 2014
Mother’s Day at The Glades Garden
Blim Mother’s Day Market
Township 7 Winery: Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day Brunch at Krause Berry Farms
Mother’s Day at Lougheed Town Centre
Art Month at Capilano Mall
The BC Association of Travel Writers: The Taste Of Travel
Second Sunday Series – Purcell & Britten at Roedde House Museum
Got Craft?
Youth Festival of Plays
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moisés Kaufman
CANstruction Vancouver
DOXA Film Festival
Havana Theatre: OLEANNA by David Mamet
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot

Monday, May 12, 2014
CANstruction Vancouver
Havana Theatre: OLEANNA by David Mamet
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Rosemary Burden at the City Atrium Gallery – Artist Talk
CANstruction Vancouver
Havana Theatre: OLEANNA by David Mamet
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Reefer Madness The Musical
Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon 19
musica intima Season Soirée: Elements
Vancouver Board of Trade: The Entrepreneurial Mindset
BCAMA’s Vision Conference
Ann Vriend and Jasmine Netsena Vancouver CD Release Show
CANstruction Vancouver
Havana Theatre: OLEANNA by David Mamet
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Talk Healthy City for All Ideas Lab
Dignity Vancouver
Evangeline at The Cinematheque
Reception: TO HAVE AND TO HOLD / Objects of Identity & The Things We Leave Behind
VANCOUVER VISIONARIES Luncheon
Meredith Powell (The Next Big Thing)
Biltmore Cabaret: Skinny Kids / Jay Arner / Soft Serve
CANstruction Vancouver
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot

Friday, May 16, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Friday Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre
WFF Adventure Film Series
Sea to Sky Gondola Grand Opening Day
The Bliss Project Masquerade
GO Fest Whistler Great Outdoors Festival
North Vancouver Twilight Market
Richmond Night Market
Pacific Theatre: Espresso
Havana Theatre: OLEANNA by David Mamet
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Grouse Grind Opens for the Season
4th Annual East Side Ride
Vancouver Complaints Choir
Burnaby City Hall Farmers Market
Trout Lake Farmers Market
125 Poetry Readings
Haitian Flag Day
Sugar vs. Spice – A Styling Showdown & Shopping Party
“In The PITS – Que U” at the 3rd Annual Cloverdale Cowboy Cook-off
Discovery Saturday: Asian Heritage Day
The Butterfly: Musical Theatre Review
Art Month at Capilano Mall
Opening: What I Did Last Summer at Metro Theatre
Youth Festival of Plays
Vancouver TheatreSports: Gorilla Theatre
WFF Adventure Film Series
GO Fest Whistler Great Outdoors Festival
Pacific Theatre: Espresso
Havana Theatre: OLEANNA by David Mamet
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot
Richmond Night Market

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Art Month at Capilano Mall
Shakespeare’s Garden 450: a Stanley Park Historical Walking Tour
Main Street Record Fair
Youth Festival of Plays
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Steveston Farmers Market
Celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday at the Farm
Cinema Sunday Presents The Muppets Take Manhattan
BC Boys Choir 45th Anniversary Concert, with Alumni
Hershe Bar-Where The Girls Are
WFF Adventure Film Series
GO Fest Whistler Great Outdoors Festival
Pacific Theatre: Espresso
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot
Richmond Night Market

Victoria Day: Monday, May 19, 2014
Fort Langley’s 92nd May Day Parade
Victoria Day at Burnaby Village Museum
Pacific Theatre: Espresso
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot
Richmond Night Market

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Screening: Spaces and Reservations at the Rio Theatre
Fromme Mountain Parking & Staging Project Open House
Stages Theatre Co. Presents ‘Seminar’ by Theresa Rebeck
Vancouver Latin American Film Fest Presents: Fat, Bald, Short Man
Pacific Theatre: Espresso
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Opening of Unmoored: Vancouver’s Voyage of the Komagata Maru at MOV
Royal City Farmers Market 7th Annual Fundraiser and Summer Kickoff
Frames of Mind: Nordstrand at The Cinematheque
Lucia The Musical at Performance Works on Granville Island
Pacific Theatre: Espresso
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Reinvention of Disco
The Walrus Talks Water
Women in Mining- Run for the Cure Foosball Tournament
2014 Annual Children’s Charity Classic Golf Tournament
The Art of the Impossible: Dave Barrett and the NDP in Power, 1972-1975
Productivityist Mastermind Workshop
The Songs of the Beatles
Music Heals Presents Daniel Wesley
SPUR Festival
Pacific Theatre: Espresso
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot
Lucia The Musical at Performance Works on Granville Island

Friday, May 23, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Friday Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre
Sponsored by Miss604: Surrey Children’s Festival
Maple Lane “Wild West” 2014 Spring Fling
MELT Magazine Launch Party and Art Show
Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw With Me
Ooh La La Lingerie Fashion Affair in Langley
LIFT: Andrea Menard Album Launch Party
Johnny DeMarco An evening of Song and Dance in memory of Julie Paskall
The Baroque Saxophone
Pauline Johnson Opera by Margaret Atwood
SPUR Festival
Pacific Theatre: Espresso
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot
Lucia The Musical at Performance Works on Granville Island
Richmond Night Market

Saturday, May 24, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Surrey Children’s Festival
Central City Brewers and Distillers 2nd Annual Evening for Autism
UBC Alumni Weekend
District Library Gallery: Eric Goldstein
Spring Home Renovation Show
Olla Urban Flower Project Show w/ Wintermitts & Woodpigeon
Raffi at the QE Theatre
Mothers Day at Highstreet Abbotsford
Youth Festival of Plays
Trout Lake Farmers Market
Mental Health & Wellness Conference
Vancouver TheatreSports: Gorilla Theatre
Roedde House Concerts:”If musique and sweet poetrie agree…”
Vancouver Shogi Club
Vancouver Comic Arts Festival
SPUR Festival
Pacific Theatre: Espresso
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot
Lucia The Musical at Performance Works on Granville Island
Richmond Night Market

Sunday, May 25, 2014
Pauline Johnson Opera by Margaret Atwood
Vancouver Vanishes: Stop the Demolitions Protest
Vancouver Is Ashes Book Launch
Dunbar Community Centre Salmonberry Days Community Fair
VCSBC – Venezuelan Film Screenings
Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live
Woman to Warrior
Mothers Day at Highstreet Abbotsford
Youth Festival of Plays
Kitsilano Farmers Market
Coquitlam Farmers Market
Mental Health & Wellness Conference
Vancouver Comic Arts Festival
SPUR Festival
Pacific Theatre: Espresso
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot
Richmond Night Market

Monday, May 26, 2014
Woo Hoo Classic Simpsons Trivia
Bike to Work Week
RADIUS Social Entrepreneur Failure Wake
4Cats Workshop: Mary Cassatt’s Birthday
Pacific Theatre: Espresso
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Pauline Johnson Opera by Margaret Atwood
Frozen Light: Photographic Works from the Collection
Screening: Spaces and Reservations at the Rio Theatre
Bike to Work Week
Pacific Theatre: Espresso
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Screening of SOMM at Market by Jean-Georges
Through The Lens: City of Vancouver Archives presentation
Bike to Work Week
Pacific Theatre: Espresso
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot

Thursday, May 29, 2014
FUEL Vancouver
Beachcombers in Conversation
The Business of Craft Beer
No Set List Launch Party
How to Connect Your Business to Gen Y with ‘Multi Appreciation Moments’
Sex with Strangers Album Release Party at the FOX Cabaret
Flamenco Rosario + Mandala Arts and Culture
Beer Battle Royale at Doolin’s
IABC/BC Bronze Quill Awards Gala
City of Bhangra Festival
Screening of SOMM at Market by Jean-Georges
Bike to Work Week
Pacific Theatre: Espresso
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot

Friday, May 30, 2014
Sponsored by Miss604: Friday Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre
FUEL Vancouver
Philippine Indigenous Arts Festival
Connect Vancouver: Urban Outdoor Festival
Her Confidence Red Diamond Presence
EAT! Vancouver
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Bike to Work Week
Pacific Theatre: Espresso
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot
City of Bhangra Festival
Richmond Night Market

Saturday, May 31, 2014
The Human Library
4Cats Workshop: Thank You Day
Art in the Garden: North Shore Garden Tour
Vancouver Tequila Expo
Free Weekend Workshops for Kids and Families
5th Annual Darcy Lane Memorial Ride
BC Uncorked – Port Moody
Karen Flamenco: Swan Lake at the Vancouver Playhouse
EAT! Vancouver
Vancouver Craft Beer Week
Youth Festival of Plays
Trout Lake Farmers Market
Vancouver TheatreSports: Gorilla Theatre
Bike to Work Week
Pacific Theatre: Espresso
Arts Club: Monty Python’s Spamalot
City of Bhangra Festival
Richmond Night Market

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One comment

  1. Hi Miss604,

    On behalf of Vancouver Web Fest and our team, I would like to thank you for listing our event May 2-4 2014. It was a huge success and we’re looking forward to VWF2015. Hope you can make it out next year – we’d love to meet you!
    Cheers,
    Suzette Laqua
    Founder, Executive Director

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