20 things to do in Vancouver this weekend

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Another gorgeous, glorious weekend is upon us here in beautiful Vancouver, and, as usual, there’s no shortage of fun things to do around town.

Here are 20 things to do in Vancouver this weekend, May 14 and 15.

Saturday, May 14

Vancouver Supports Fort McMurray

  • What: Concord Pacific is collecting items this weekend to ship to Alberta for Fort McMurray relief. Stop by Concord Pacific Place and drop off clothes and non-perishable food items.
  • Where: Concord Pacific Place – 88 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m. to Sunday, May 15 at 5 p.m.

Selena Gomez at Rogers Arena

  • What: Selena Gomez is coming to Rogers Arena this Saturday on The Revival Tour 2016.
  • Where: Rogers Arena – 800 Griffiths Way, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, May 14; doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Used Bicycle Drive and Bike Clinic

  • What: Drop off your used bikes and bike parts to Holy Cross School in Burnaby this weekend, and they’ll be refurbished and distributed to low-income people in Vancouver.
  • Where: Holy Cross School – 1450 Delta Avenue, Burnaby
  • When: Saturday, May 14; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Point Grey Village Music & Food Fest

  • What: Local restaurants will be selling finger food, Tiller’s Folly will play foot stomping music and there will be fun activities for children.
  • Where: Point Grey Village – West 10th Avenue between Discovery and Tolmie, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, May 14; noon to 4 p.m.

Jericho Sailing Centre 2016 Open House

  • What: The annual Jericho Sailing Centre open house is on Saturday, May 14 from noon-4 p.m. Bring your landlubber friends, co-workers, neighbours and relatives down to the Centre on that day to check out all of the ocean access opportunities available to them.
  • Where: Jericho Sailing Centre – 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, May 14; noon to 4 p.m.

Spring Fling Cedar Cottage Community Garden Celebration

  • What: Bring your family and friends. Take a garden tour. Meet your neighbours. Come for baked goods, plants and seedlings and local crafts. Enjoy activities for adults and kids.
  • Where: Cedar Cottage Community Garden – Hull Street and Victoria Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, May 14; noon to 3 p.m.

Beginners Knitting Class

  • What: Want to learn more about knitting? Knitting specialist Cheryl Webster will teach you basic tools, techniques and patterns to help you start your own knitting project.
  • Where: West Vancouver Memorial Library – 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, May 14; 2 to 3 p.m.

Vancouver Arts Lip Sync Battle

  • What: 8 teams from the Dance and Theatre worlds will compete to be crowned Vancouver’s Arts Lip Sync Champion. Cheer on your favourites as they battle for the ultimate prize. Hosted by Vancouver’s very own Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg, Artistic Director of Tara Cheyenne Performance.
  • Where: CBC Studio 700 – 700 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, May 14; 7 p.m.

World Poetry Celebrates Lit Fest New Westminster

  • What: World Poetry Celebrates LitFest New West! Many languages, many cultures. One goal: A united voice of poetry!
  • Where: Douglas College – 700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster
  • When: Saturday, May 14; 2 to 4 p.m.

Purple Rain

  • What: Purple Rain is playing at the Rio Theatre this Saturday to honour the late, great Prince.
  • Where: The Rio Theatre – 1660 East Broadway, Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, May 14; 7 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Sunday, May 15

Meditation Revealed

  • What: This course will examine what meditation is, why we do it and how to do it, from a variety of viewpoints: from Eastern Yogic and Buddhist views to Western Psychotherapeutic understanding.
  • Where: Sea Studio – 200-1333 Johnston Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, May 15 to Sunday, May 22

Hike for Hospice

  • What: The Hike for Hospice raises funds and awareness for hospice care. Hikers collect pledges before completing the 2 or 4km walk along Locarno beach: 100% of funds raised support end of life care at the Vancouver Hospice.
  • Where: Locarno Beach – 442 Northwest Marine Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, May 15; 9 a.m.

21st Century Flea Market

  • What: With 175 different vendors offering everything from shabby chic to 50’s kitsch, collectibles and memorabilia to vintage kitchenalia, this popular European-style collectors market is a must-see.
  • Where: Croatian Cultural Centre – 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, May 15; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Scotiabank MS Walk

  • What: Proceeds raised fund both world-class research and innovative programs and services across Canada.
  • Where: Plaza of Nations – 750 Pacific Boulevard, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, May 15; 10 a.m.

Artsy Strathcona Photowalk

  • What: Ready to step into one of Vancouver’s most charming neighbourhoods? You will find yourself surrounded by colour, textures and historic architecture. This photowalk will take you back in time admiring the beautiful details and learning how to use your camera to create stunning photographs.
  • Where: Benny’s Market – 598 Union Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, May 15; 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Crafty Comedy

  • What: Open-mic comedy featuring some of the most comedians in Vancouver.
  • Where: 12 Kings Pub – 395 Kingsway, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, May 15

Surrey Youth Orchestra

  • What: On May 15, the 125 member strong Surrey Youth Orchestras and many alumni will gather on the stage for an exciting evening of music.
  • Where: Chandos Pattison Auditorium – 10238 168th Street, Surrey
  • When: Sunday, May 15; 7 to 9 p.m.

STREETFIGHT Improv

  • What: Streetfight is a hilarious hour of head to head short form improv that you don’t want to miss. Every week we get ten of the funniest improvisers in town (or amazing special guests!) who compete back and forth with short improvised scenes vying for your laughter.
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, May 15; 7:30 p.m.

Vancouver Men’s Chorus

  • What: Get a head start on your summer glow with the Vancouver Men’s Chorus as they sing and dance on down the road with classic car tunes and songs of the open road.
  • Where: Queens Avenue United Church – 529 Queens Avenue, New Westminster
  • When: Sunday, May 15; 7:30 p.m.

Violent Femmes

  • What: American alternative band Violent Femmes is coming The Commodore Ballroom this Sunday.
  • Where: Commodore Ballroom – 868 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, May 15; 7 p.m.

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