Get ready for an action-packed first week of May, Vancouver! From Justin Timberlake and 21 Savage concerts to the Canucks playoffs, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (April 29-May 3).



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This week, the Vancouver Opera is presenting Carmen onstage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, featuring an all-star cast, beautiful stagecraft, and a passionate story of romance.

When: April 27th to May 5th
Where: 630 Hamilton Street
Cost: $79+

Canucks v Predators: Round 1 Home Game 3

The next home game of the Canucks playoffs is coming up this week, and while tickets cost a pretty penny, there’s never been a more exciting time to splurge on a game.

When: Tuesday, April 30th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $296+

IDLES: Love is the Fing Tour 

While tickets to post-punk band IDLES are currently sold out for May 3rd, there are still some up for grabs on Thursday, May 2nd.

When: Thursday, May 2nd
Where: PNE Forum
Cost: $49.50

Justin Timberlake

Known for his ‘Frosted Tips’ days with NSYNC, Justin Timberlake is often considered the “Prince of Pop” for all the hit songs he’s contributed to the genre in the 90s and 00s. His discography includes hit singles like SexyBack, Suit & Tie, Mirrors, Bye Bye Bye, and Cry Me A River.

When: Monday, April 29th
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $117.81

Vancouver Career Fair – Career Fair Connection

This one’s a bit further down the line, but Career Fair Connection is hosting a massive hiring fair in April at the Hilton that job seekers won’t want to miss. The fair will feature top employers in government, sales, retail, education, IT, engineering, healthcare, financial services, and customer service – to name a few areas.

When: Tuesday, April 30th
Where: 433 Robson Street

Capture Photography Festival 

It’s the last few days of Western Canada’s largest lens-based art festival, which has exhibits at dozens of galleries throughout Metro Vancouver, as well as an extensive Public Art Program. So whether you want to check out a couple of artist talks or catch a film, there’s likely an event with your name on it.

When: April 1st to 30th
Where: Locations across Metro Vancouver

21 Savage: American Dream Tour 

While currently sold out, the 21 Savage concert is worth checking regularly for the release of additional tickets. The British-born rapper rose to fame in the Atlanta rap scene back in the ’90s, and shows no signs of slowing down.

When: Wednesday, May 1st
Where: Rogers Arena
Cost: $195+

FOREIGNER: Farewell Canada 

With 10 multi-platinum albums and 16 Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is hailed as one of the most popular rock bands in the world, behind some of the genre’s most iconic anthems over the years, including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” and “Waiting For A Girl Like You.”

When: Friday, May 3rd
Where: Abbotsford Centre, Abbotsford
Cost: $191.75+

Free nights at Vancouver Art Gallery 

Thanks to a new partnership with BMO, the Vancouver Art Gallery is set to launch free admission to the public on the first Friday of every month, from 4 pm to 8 pm. The first free Friday night will be on May 3rd – so mark your calendars and get ready to enjoy some after-work art!

When: Friday, May 3rd
Where: 750 Hornby Street

Richmond Night Market

From candy sticks to boba, to customizable noodles and hot pot — it’s easy to see why the market attracts over one million visitors each year. The 2024 Richmond Night Market will officially open for the season on Friday, April 26th, so mark your calendars!

When: Every weekend from May to October
Where: 8351 River Road, Richmond

And that’s a wrap on the week, Vancouver!