5 Awesome Things to do in Vancouver This Week (May 20-26)

Including a rosé-fueled sausage party—seriously.

(Photo Credit: Wildebeest.)

Yes Way, Rosé

May 23

Rosé, meat your match: the sausage. Wildebeest’s “PinkLinks” Sausage and Rosé Soirée is uniting everyone’sfavourite rosy wine with everyone’s favourite cylindrical meat in the mostelegant way possible. The grazing affair will include kimchi sausage, lambmerguez, and käsekrainer, plus wines from BC, Oregon, and France. Who doesn’tlike a little link with their drink?

When: Thursday, May 23 7:00 p.m.
Where: Wildebeest
Cost: $55
More Info: wildebeest.ca

(Image: UBC Press.)

Local Launch

May 23

Meet urban design extraordinaire Larry Beasley at the launch of his new book, Vancouverism. In the international planning world, many consider Beasley the mastermind behind the transformation of Vancouver from a mid-sized city to a metropolis. Be the first to grab a copy of his book and learn more about what makes Vancouver, Vancouver (besides the rain).

When: Thursday, May 23 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Inform Interiors
Cost: Free
More Info: eventbrite.com

(Photo Credit: Seven Tyrants Theatre.)

Gritty City

May 23-31

Speaking of the weather, Seven TyrantsTheatre is closing its season with a remount of A Steady Rain (a play that covers a lot more than precipitation). The show, set inChicago, tells the story of two police officers/BFFS who have their lifelongbond challenged after a domestic disturbance takes a turn for the worse. Makesure to bring your listening ears – the production won the Jessie RichardsonAward for Outstanding Sound Design or Original Composition last year.

When: Thursday, May 23 – Friday, May 31
Where: Tyrant Studios
Cost: $29
More Info: tyrantstudios.com

(Photo: Yasodhara Ashram.)

Ohm Sweet Ohm

May 25

You might know Yasodhara Ashram (one of the first ashrams established in Canada) for its yogaretreats, but the new Temple of Light is alsomaking a big splash in the design world. Learn more about the creation of thisgorgeous building from co-founder of Patkau Architects John Patkau andpresident of Yasodhara Ashram Swami Lalitananda at Creating LuminousSpace: Innovative Architecture Meets Spiritual Vision. The talk will focus on the temple’s history, design, andcollaboration – plus, it’s moderated by Anicka Quin, our superstar editorialdirector who’s recent trip to the temple left her with more than a mantra.

When: Saturday, May 25 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Cost: From $10
More Info: yasodhara.org

(Photo Credit: Chewies Steam and Oyster Bar)

Aw, Shucks!

May 26

Don’t be shellfish—load up on chowder and Caesars for a cause at Shuck it Forward, Bikers for Autism’s fifth annual fundraiser at Chewies Steam and Oyster Bar. Attendees can experience food, drinks, music, and – best of all – an oyster-shucking competition. Twenty-four competitors will shuck it out for cash prizes and the ultimate best shucker bragging rights. It’s the extreme sport you didn’t know you needed.

When: Saturday, May 26 12:00 p.m.
Where: Chewies Steam and Oyster Bar Coal Harbour
Cost: From $25
More Info: eventbrite.ca