11 things to do in Vancouver this weekend

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Here are some of the top events to check out in Vancouver between May 29 and 31. For a complete list of events, check out the Vancity Buzz calendar here.

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Free Yoga at Dude Chilling Park

  • What: Yoga instructor Solomon Montijo, along with ten other teachers, hosts free classes daily at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. in Dude Chilling Park.
  • Where: Dude Chilling Park – 2390 Brunswick St., Vancouver
  • When: Daily at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

A Night at the Carnival – Lingerie Fashion Show

  • What: Volunteer models will come together to showcase a lingerie fashion show in order to raise awareness for Supportive Start. Alongside the show will be a live band, circus act, burlesque and dessert buffet.
  • Where: Cascades Casino – 20393 Fraser Highway, Langley
  • When: Friday, May 29; 6:45 p.m.

International Summer Night Market

  • What: Each weekend over 20,000 visitors hit up this massive summertime night market in Richmond and experience the diverse array of booths, food and drink vendors, kids’ play area, and live entertainment.
  • Where: 12631 Vulcan Way (behind Home Depot on Sweden Way), Richmond
  • When: Friday, May 8 to September 27; Fridays and Saturdays 6 to 11 p.m. and Sundays 6 to 10 p.m.

Richmond Night Market

  • What: Drawing crowds from all over Metro Vancouver, the Richmond Night Market is located within easy access of the Canada Line’s Bridgeport Station. Roam the aisles to find games, food, and all sorts of wares for sale. Late nighters take note, this is the only local night market open until midnight (Fridays and Saturdays).
  • Where: 8351 River Rd. (nearby Bridgeport Station)
  • When: May 15 to October 12, 2015; Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. to Midnight, Sundays and holiday Mondays 7 to 11 p.m.

Shipyards Night Market

  • What: The Shipyards Night market features food trucks, live music, numerous vendors and a beer garden.
  • Where: Shipbuilders’ Square – 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
  • When: May 1 to September 25; Fridays, 5 to 10 p.m.

Science World Ultimate Dinosaurs Exhibit

  • What: Ultimate Dinosaurs introduces you to new and unique dinosaurs that evolved in isolation in South America, Africa and Madagascar. The exhibition combines rarely seen specimens with augmented reality technology that transforms full-scale dinosaurs into flesh-covered animated beasts right before your eyes.
  • Where: TELUS World of Science – 1455 Quebec St., Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, May 30 to September 7, 2015; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

F as in Frank $10 Fill a Bag Sale

  • What: Stuff a biodegradable bag full of vintage clothing at F As In Frank this Saturday for only $10.
  • Where: 2425 Main St., Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, May 30; 10:30 a.m.

Trout Lake Farmers’ Market

  • What: This is the farmers’ market that started up in 1995 and became the cornerstone of the Vancouver Farmers’ Market collective of markets.
  • Where: Lakewood Drive and 13th Avenue, East Vancouver
  • When: Saturdays; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; May 9 to October 24

Blueprint F*CK CANCER Benefit ft. LAZY RICH & LENNO

  • What: Blueprint’s Celebrities Nightclub will host a special edition of PlayHOUSE Saturdays, designed to raise funds and awareness for F*ck Cancer.
  • Where: Celebrities Nightclub – 1022 Davie St., Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, May 30; 9 p.m.

Kitsilano Farmers’ Market

  • What: The Kits market takes place Sundays in the parking lot of the Community Centre, and has a Bike Valet for shoppers on two wheels, and lots nearby for families to do.
  • Where: West 10th Ave (between Larch and Balsam), Vancouver
  • When: Sundays; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; May 10 to October 25

*A note for this summer: During construction on the parking lot at the Kits Community Centre, the Kitsilano Market will temporarily relocate to Riley Park, at the southeast corner of 30th Avenue and Ontario Street. From May 10 to June 7, 2015 the market will run on the same day and time, and have all the same vendors as the Kits market.

31st annual World Partnership Walk

  • What: Now in its 31st year, the Walk is held in 10 cities and has raised almost $90 million for international development programs and initiatives, making it the largest and most successful event of its kind in Canada!
  • Where: Lumberman’s Arch – 3301 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, May 31; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fair in the Square 2015

  • What: Come meet your neighbours at Fair in the Square 2015. Come for the delicious free bbq and stay for the local artisan food, crafts and musical entertainment presented by Central City Foundation and VCC.
  • Where: Victoria Square Park – Hastings St. and Cambie St., Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, May 31; 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

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