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5 Things to Do in Vancouver This Week (May 16-22)

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, send an email to

Read on for this week’s lineup.

Wine Fest

1. Vancouver International Wine Festival

May 16 – 22

Oenophiles and wine newbies alike can get their grape on at The Vancouver International Wine Festival. The fest is chock full of tasting events, winery dinners and seminars. The big event of the week is the Baccanalia Gala Dinner, which features a five-course dinner (with wine pairings, of course) live music, dancing and auctions featuring rare wines, getaways and unique culinary experiences.  

When: May 16-22
Where: Various locations
Cost: Tastings from $109; Seminars from $75
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Credit: Credit: Mika Manning


May 19 – 21

Arts Umbrella Dance Company’s season finale, MOVE gives you the chance to see works by world renowned international, Canadian and local Vancouver choreographers. This performance is the culmination of months of rehearsals and hard work by the AUDC students.

When: May 19-21
Where: Vancouver Playhouse
Cost: $50 Adults; $45 Students/Seniors
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Passages of Rhythm

3. Passages of Rhythms

May 19 – 20

Passages of Rhythms celebrates Asian Heritage Month with a showcase of three genres of dance–Flamenco, Bharatanatyam and voices for the body–as a cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural collaboration.

When: May 19-20
Where: PAL Studio Theatre
Cost: $30 Adults; $20 Students/Seniors/Artists
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4. Feast

May 18

Feast’s summer kick-off party was pushed back due to rainy weather, so this week is the week. Get into patio season with complimentary food and drink tasters all to the tune of live music.

When: May 18
Where: Feast Patio
Cost: By donation (to a local charity)
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5. Vancouver Comic Arts Festival

May 21-22

This two day celebration of comics, graphic novels and their creators features a big exhibition and vendor fair plus readings, panels and workshops. Whether you’re a comic professional, diehard fan or casual reader the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival is a great way to support local artists and find something fun to read.

When: May 21-22
Where: The Roundhouse
Cost: Free
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