Another sunny week, another great roundup of things to do around the city. While it won’t be as blistering hot as it has been, this week brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy nature, check out a fun concert or play, and soak it all in before we hit the summer months. So with that in mind, here are 10 of the best things to do in and around Vancouver this week (May 23-26).
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Coming to UBC’s Doug Mitchell is none other than Kali Uchis, AKA Karly-Marina Loaiza. The American singer-songwriter released her debut mixtape Druken Babbie in 2012, followed by her debut EP, titled Por Vida in 2015. In 2018, she released her debut studio album Isolation, which received widespread acclaim.
When: Tuesday, May 23rd
Where: 6066 Thunderbird Boulevard
The Firehall is closing its 2022-23 season with the premiere of rice & beans theatre’s Happy Valley from Thursday, May 25th to Sunday, June 4th. Performed by award-winning playwright Derek Chan 陳嘉昊, Happy Valley dissects the historic, political, and cultural context surrounding Hong Kong’s current democratic struggles.
When: May 25th to June 4th
Where: 280 East Cordova
Theatre lovers, this one’s for you! This May, CATS the musical is coming to Vancouver as part of a multi-season North American tour. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, you definitely won’t want to miss this.
When: May 23 to May 28th
Where: 630 Hamilton Street
It’s officially baseball season, and the Vancouver Canadians have returned to Nat Bailey Stadium. This week, they’re up against the Spokane Indians.
When: Tuesday, May 23rd
Where: 4601 Ontario Street
Love dinosaurs? You’ll definitely want to mark your calendars for the Canadian premiere of the Jurassic World Live Tour this May. Guests can expect to see over 24 film-accurate, life-sized dinosaurs, including fan-fave Velociraptor Blue and a 40-foot-long T.rex.
The dinos will be operated by animatronics and performers, so visitors are definitely in for an exciting show. Fans of the popular Netflix series Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous will also recognize Bumpy, the friendly, food-motivated dino, according to the release.
When: Friday, May 19th to Sunday, May 21st, and Friday, May 26th to Sunday, May 28th
Where: 100 North Renfrew Street
Cost: Sign up for pre-sale tickets here
German disco and house producer Tino Schmidt, also known as Purple Disco Machine, has risen to global fame – and for good reason. This is definitely a must-visit if you’re looking for an EDM concert to attend this month.
When: Friday, May 26th
Where: 610 Pipeline Road
High admission fees can be a barrier for many looking to access the local art and history scenes in Vancouver, so here are some more spots around the city that offer a unique look into new artistic perspectives free of charge!
Where: See our picks above
While it’s definitely not prime biking weather, the sun has definitely made an on-and-off appearance this past month, so why not plan ahead for the sunnier days this week? The 24-Hour Pass by Mobi gives you access to e-bikes for 25¢/min for the first 30 minutes and 35¢/min thereafter.
Created by The Real Beef Buddies, the $15 PattyPass gets you 50% off a burger at both casual at upscale spots in Vancouver between May 1st and August 31st. New this year? An optional 2023 Supper Club membership, which allows members to meet new people and enjoy burger-focused events via the RSVPlist.
Where: See participating locations above
And that’s a wrap on this week, Vancouver! Now get out and enjoy it.