5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (May 6-12)

A poetry-dance fusion performance, a pop-up from local women-led fashion brands and a brunch fit for a queen.

Here’s your weekly roundup of the top events in the city, including art exhibitions, local theatre, restaurant openings, concerts, film, markets and other to-dos we think you’ll love. If you have a Vancouver event you’d like to submit for consideration, add it to our ongoing Vancouver events calendar here.

Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh

1. Check Out the Mind-Bending Poetry-Dance Fusion of Eunoia

May 8-7

Witness poetry and dance collide in the most hilarious and mind-bending way possible at Eunoia, where each chapter of the performance is constrained to using only one vowel—now that’s what I call vowel play.

When: May 8-11
Where: Firehall Arts Centre
Cost: From $30
More info: firehallartscentre.ca


2. Freshen Up Your Wardrobe at This Women-Led Canadian Pop-Up

May 11-12

You know that cool Canadian denim fashion brand Decade? Well, they’re hosting a fashion pop-up with their pals Eliza Faulkner this weekend alongside local shoe greats Maguire and ethical brand Nettle’s Tale and you don’t wanna miss it. It’s gonna be all about Canadian style, women-led vibes and some serious closet revitalization—a refresh that’s a lot more fun than Spring cleaning.

When: May 11-12
Where: Decade Studio
Cost: Free
More info: decadestudio.com


3. Go See a Comedic Showdown Between Truth and Facts The Lifespan of a Fact

May 2-12

Premiering this week, Kindred Theatre Society presents The Lifespan of a Fact—a comedic clash between a Harvard grad and a writer over a magazine article. It’s like my work drama, but way funnier and with less coffee cups piling up at my desk.

When: May 2-12
Where: 1555 W 7 Ave
Cost: From $25
More info: kindredtheatre.org


Pictured: Visual Artist Janet Wang

4. Join Artist Janet Wang for a Talk at the Vancouver Art Gallery for Asian Heritage Month

May 9

Hey, are you into art and conversations about identity? Swing by Janet Wang’s talk at the Vancouver Art Gallery—it’s a fun mix of pop culture and her Chinese Canadian essence, tackling ‘What does it mean to be Chinese in Canada?’ Perfect for Asian Heritage Month and hey, it’s free—just remember to register.

When: May 9
Where: Courtroom 302, Vancouver Art Gallery
Cost: Free
More info: vanartgallery.bc.ca


5. Spoil Mom for Mother’s Day With a Brunch at the Castle

May 12

Is your mom into royalty (still swooning over Princess Di, like mine)? Give her the royal treatment this Mother’s Day with a brunch fit for a queen at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Imagine a spread of sweet and savoury delights, prime rib and heavenly desserts—topped off with sparkling rosé or apple juice for the kiddos. Plus, a watercolour artist will be there doing free royal portraits. Super fancy, huh? Book online and make your mother feel like the queen that she is!

When: May 12
Where: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
Cost: $89 per adult, $40 per child
More info: fairmont-hotel-vancouver.com