We know that coming off a long weekend is never easy, but this week looks like it might just soften the blow a bit. There is a ton of fun to be had that will remind you that the weekend is a mere 4 days away!

So, let’s dive right in. Here are 10 of the best things to do in Vancouver this week (May 23-27)

Hamilton at Queen Elizabeth Theatre


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Get ready, folks! Hamilton is officially hitting the stage at Queen Elizabeth Theatre this Tuesday, May 24th. If you’re lucky, you might just be able to snag tickets for $10!

When: May 24th to Jun 19, 2022
Where: 630 Hamilton Street, Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Cost: $84+

Stargazer: An Immersive Experience in Outer Space

Explore the wonders of the universe at the Tsawwassen Mills Shopping Mall at a Stargazer immersive exhibit. Expect a multi-sensory (and maybe a little existential) time for all ages.

When: Multiple dates in May
Where: 5000 Canoe Pass Way, Delta, BC
Cost: $34.50+

Avril Lavigne

Yes, the day has finally come! The princess of pop-punk is coming to Vancouver this Tuesday, May 24th at Doug Mitchell Stadium. Mark your calendars!

When: Tuesday, May 24th
Where: Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre, UBC
Cost: $119.51+

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Hog Night at Memphis Blues BBQ


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Starting this Wednesday, May 25th, Memphis Blues’ weekly Hog Nights are back! Don your finest Korean attire for their upcoming event, and be sure to call ahead if you plan on making a reso. Their finger-lickin’ good food is in high demand!

When: Wednesday, May 25th
Where: 1342 Commercial Drive

Maria Bamford 

Maria Bamford is known for her often prolific voiceovers and experimental comedy about mental illness. She starred in a semi-autobiographical Netflix series called Lady Dynamite, as well as several other stand-up specials.

When: Wednesday, May 25th
Where: 918 Granville Street, Vogue Theatre
Cost: $34.50+

Sponsored pick: Find your ‘forever’ in the Dior pop-up

Couture lovers, this one’s for you! Celebrating the launch of Dior’s newest Forever Foundation, the French Maison is setting up a four-week limited-time pop-up with a brand new theme every week. Visit Sephora in Pacific Centre to discover your perfect shade and finish of Forever Foundation, grow a forever rose, and experience a totally chic moment.

When: May 12th – June 8th
Where: 701 West Georgia Street

UBC Botanical Garden

Swing by UBC’s Botanical Garden while the weather is still gorgeous for acres upon acres of stunning flowers, trees, and other greenery. Go on a TreeWalk or just wander at your leisure!

Where: 6804 SW Marine Drive
Cost: $10 for GA

Vance Joy

Let’s throw it all the way back to 2013 with the good ole’ Riptide days! Australian singer and songwriter Vance Joy is no doubt an incredible performer and indie-pop sensation. Make sure to snag those tickets before they’re gone!

When: Friday, May 27th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $62+

Shipyards Live


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North Shore’s iconic patio pop-up and beer garden is back, and it’s truly one of the best places to wind down after a long work week. Food trucks, live music, craft brews. Name a better trio, we’ll wait.

When: Every Friday from May 13th to September 2nd
Where: The Shipyards, North Vancouver

Paddles Up!

Paddles Up! dives into the history of the Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival, which celebrates the fifth day of the fifth lunar month. Check out the athletes’ stories, and unique artifacts, and eat your way through the cultural exhibit.

When: Fridays and Saturdays
Where: Gate A of BC Place Stadium on Beatty Street
Cost: $12-$18

We’ll catch you later, Vancouver! Enjoy your week.